Frankston High School is a large multi-campus co-educational school situated in South Frankston. The Year 7 to 10 and Senior School (Years 11 & 12/ VCAL) Campuses occupy nearby sites. Most students complete six years of education in preparation for tertiary studies, employment and citizenship.
The school has formed a partnership, the Frankston Federation of Schools, with the main neighbourhood primary schools Derinya, Overport, Frankston and Frankston Heights. Through this Federation, staff and resources are shared. A transition program helps students to adjust from primary to secondary school.
In 2008, the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) program was introduced. In 2006 a Tablet PC program was introduced.
Both Japanese and French languages are established in the curriculum from Year 7 to Year 12. Sister city and sister school programs have been established in Japan, France and Soweto, South Africa. The school operates an overseas exchange program, with Frankston High School students on exchange programs in other countries and a number of overseas students studying at Frankston.
There are seven bands operating and approximately 200 students involved in the instrumental music program. Students perform regularly at assemblies and special events and rehearse in a well-appointed music centre. The establishment of the Harry McGurk Music Scholarship has helped students to continue with these opportunities.
Frankston High School has been awarded Exemplary Physical and Sport Education status by the Department of Education and Training. The facilities now include an indoor swimming pool.
For several years, the school has been involved in the Victorian Youth Development Program (VYPD) now known as Advance which involves surf life saving and is run with the assistance of Surf Life Saving Victoria.
The school operates programs such as Hands On Learning, Pathways and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) to cater for students with different learning styles.
A school magazine entitled "Kananook" is made and released every year. The magazine looks back over the year and recognises what the school has accomplished.
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