The Front Lawn

THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM

Friday 1st July, 2022

A MESSAGE FROM RICK

A MESSAGE FROM NICK OT

Dear Parents,

 

I'm writing this at the end of the Move-Up Afternoon yesterday and buzzing after seeing all the children and parents in one place, socialising and enjoying the sun and space of Main Lawn. I hope you and your child had a great experience today (Year 6’s move-up day being on Monday 4th July) and want to thank you for welcoming the new faces of both children and parents so warmly and with the usual Frensham spirit.

The Move-Up Afternoon represents the start of a final week of events where The Spirit of Togetherness will be at the forefront of all we do in the Junior School. Next stop is Founders' Day on Saturday and then onwards to a fun fuelled final week before our End of Year Celebration Assembly on Thursday. This will be the first time we have held this event on the last day and you are all invited! The assembly will be a showcase of music and performance across the Junior School and will run from 8.45am to 10am in the Aldridge Theatre. Please do head toward the theatre after morning drop off where some tea, coffee and pastries will be waiting for you!

 

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Parent Reps of the Junior School who I have very much enjoyed working alongside this term. They create a very strong and effective communication bridge between the Junior School and our parents and do a wonderful and greatly appreciated job. I very much look forward to connecting with them and yourselves further through Parent Voice and Junior School focused meetings in the Autumn Term 2022.

 

Have a lovely Friday evening and I look forward to seeing you all at Frensham tomorrow for our Founder’s' Day.

Take care and have fun!

 

Nick O-T

 

SCHOOL MESSAGES

FOUNDERS' DAY - CHARITY STALL TICKETS

This year, the school charity stalls will all be cashless. Instead they will be taking tickets which can be bought in bundles of 10 (£5/bundle)

Here are some examples of charity stall charges to give you an idea of how many you may need to buy:

  • Ice creams - 4-5 tickets

  • Candy floss - 4 tickets

  • Inflatables - 4 tickets

  • Climbing tree - 3 tickets

Tickets will be available for purchase on the day at the Information Stall.

All pre-purchased tickets that haven't been collected, can be collected from the Information Stall tomorrow.

Externally run stalls will be taking a mixture of cash and card at their discretion. Friends of Frensham Pimms & Sweets stall will be CASH ONLY.

FOUNDERS' DAY - FRIENDS OF FRENSHAM DRINKS STALL

Just a reminder that the FOF Drinks Tent, Popcorn stand and Pick and Mix sweet stalls are all CASH only on Founders Day. We will also be supporting the local charity Change of Scene, https://www.changeofscene.org.uk through our donation tubs that will be on the bar on Saturday. 

 

Many thanks to the volunteers who have already signed up to help out- we really appreciate it. If you would still like to volunteer please click on the doodle link below to sign up for a slot.

 

https://doodle.com/poll/wwzhq42b6s989834 

 

Thanks for your continued support,

Friends of Frensham

COMPANIES WANTED FOR FRENSHAM CAREERS FAIR

In November, we’re looking to host a careers fair which will help our students gather information and explore future career opportunities.

At the fair, companies will set up stalls so students can informally approach lots of different employers and talk to them personally. This is a great way for students to experience a wide range of businesses in their local community and for businesses to begin to build their talent pipeline.

We want to encourage our Year 10, Year 11, and Sixth Formers to come along and ask questions (with their parents, too), as well as extending our work in the local community by inviting other schools nearby to attend.

 

But we need companies who would be willing to set up a stand and spend a day talking to our students.

 

This all-day event is scheduled for Thursday, 24th November 2022, and we’d be delighted to hear from you, your company, your clients, and a friends’ company. Email Lyall to start the conversation.

UKRAINIAN BURSARY APPEAL

Our Ukrainian Bursary Appeal is still open for anyone who wishes to donate to it. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of some members of our community. This  is allowing us to really provide the extra support that these children may need. If you are interested in helping us please follow this link: https://oldfrenshamians.org/supportus

A current parent who has already generously donated made this comment: “Our contribution feels like a drop in the ocean but together with other Frensham families, we hope to make a difference for future students who don't have the choices our children are given. To gift an education and encourage a future of possibilities and opportunities is the least we can do.”

SECOND-HAND PE KIT 

FOF are collecting for a second-hand PE kit sale, please leave any donations in the box in the entrance to Main House Reception.

INDIVIDUAL MUSIC LESSONS

As the end of the academic year is drawing to an end, we just wanted to let you know that if your child is having individual music lessons with us, unless you have already given us a full half term’s notice, then they will continue to be scheduled for lessons to start again in September. 

For anyone considering lessons for the new academic year, we offer a veritable choice:  Guitar (classical and electric); ukulele; flute; clarinet; saxophone; drums; voice (musical theatre, rock and pop, classical); violin; viola; trumpet and piano!  So why not join us…………  We’re planning on doing another Famous Frensham Musical in the not too distant future too, so this could be your child’s chance at their first glimpse of fame!  Not to mention joining in with our ensembles, band or just jamming in the music school atrium! 

Click here for the application form is here.

PARENT REPS NEEDED

Parent Voice are seeking two new reps to join their volunteer team to cover Boarding and current Year 10 (so will be in Year 11 from Sept) starting in the Autumn Term.

Becoming a rep is a positive way to get involved at Frensham. 

Parent Voice is made up of volunteers whose role is to provide a point of contact for feedback, to represent wider parent views fairly and without bias, provide help on general issues and develop opportunities to collaborate with parents and staff to support the joint interests of the school community. Click here to find out more.

For more information and to put yourself forward, please contact: 

Chair: Vicki Nixon   

Vice Chair: Emma Tweed   

Secretary: Isobel Hanmer 

 

We'd also like to welcome new N&R rep Manga Tharma to the group. Starting in September.

SCL SUMMER CAMP         

SCL holiday camp is running at Frensham again over the summer holidays. There is also a 10% early bird discount included with this flyer.

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POSITIVE FEEDBACK        

Got something amazing to shout about? Click the logo to use our Parent Voice Frensham Heights positive feedback link.

 

FOUNDERS DAY

2nd July 

Founders Day is back on site! Please save the date. More info will be sent out before the big day, but here's a general day plan:

10am - OF Netball Tournament & Creative Arts Exhibition opens

11:15am - Rick's Review of the Year & Guest Speaker in the Aldridge Theatre

12:15pm - Music starts on Main Stage

3pm - Performing Arts Programme starts in the Aldridge Theatre

4:15pm - Afternoon Tea

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MONOLOGUE & DUOLOGUE FESTIVAL

5th July 

7pm in the Aldridge

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THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM

 

YEAR 13 PROM 

Year 13 celebrated the end of their time here at Frensham in fitting style. There was a stella Prize-Giving awards ceremony with wonderfully curated certificates as well. This beautiful send off was all organised by the Sixth Form Committee (Henry, Alan , Monty, Lara, Bethany and Sophia). 

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YEAR 11 PROM 

Our Year 11 Prom was a fitting celebration of everything that has been achieved this year. It was a chance for our students to let their hair down, soak up the beautiful setting and feel rewarded for their hard work

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YEAR 7 ECO DAYS 

Year 7 were off timetable for their second Eco Day this Wednesday. The aim of these days is to get our students learning outdoors and instill a respect and appreciation for our environment.  Students completed 3 activities throughout the day that complimented the Year 7 Science and Geography curriculums this term. These have followed themes of conservation, waste and climate change. 

The woodland bug surveys gave students an opportunity to collect and identify the insects and molluscs in the litter layer of our woods, doing this on an annual basis allows us to monitor the biodiversity of our woods. The nutrient cycling session led to an outpouring of creative expression as students performed an explanation of the process using the resources available in the woods (the nutrient cycle group also aged our trees). Litter picking proved a popular option, students were amazed by how much had been dropped since our last big pick a year ago and it really got them thinking about the disposal of waste at school and at home.  This session also gave them the opportunity to input into the Eco Action Plan for the school allowing students to have a voice in the sustainable future of the school. 

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FARNHAM YOUTH CHOIR 

Barnaby Yr 7 was involved in a Farnham Youth choir workshop event this week at the Farnham Maltings working with a couple of local primary schools to share the joys of singing and teaching some songs. A really lovely bit of team and community work.

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RUNNING CLUB 

A huge show of resilience in the rain from Wataru and Fran today at running club, supporting each other to run 5 K again!! 

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MAIN HOUSE 

Relaxing at the end of busy days. 

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THIS WEEK'S SPORTS REPORT

Junior School Spirts Day (Year 1-6) 

On Monday we held the junior school sports day. On a showery day we managed to get in going and by the end the sun was shining and the rain at the start was very much forgotten! Students participated in all events and demonstrated fantastic competition, support of others and the courage to get involved. Thank you so much to all the parents who attended it was fantastic when everybody came together at the end to congratulate the children on a fantastic afternoon. Enjoy the photos! 

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Senior School Sports Day 

On Tuesday it was the final sports day of the year and the turn of the senior school. I different format for the senior school who all work together in house teams’ pre-event to organise who will take part in the multiple activities. As well as the traditional track and field events we showcased inter house tournaments in Netball and Football which were a huge success! 

The grand finale was the tug of war which was a fantastic way to close sports day, great competition, team work and support created a fantastic atmosphere. Congratulations to the parents who got involved and destroyed the teacher’s team in the final event of the day! 

A final congratulations to everybody in Douglas House who took the overall victory this year! Well deserved with some impressive performances throughout and great teamwork.  

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A big thank you to Jonny S for the drone footage and our A Level photography students for photos.

Students v Staff Hockey Match 

On Thursday evening the Hockey rematch took place and it was another thrilling encounter. A reminder that earlier in the year it finished in a very competitive 2-2 draw. This game was equally as entertaining. A new addition to the teacher’s team was an excellent find, securing a goal and assist in his forward position non-other than Headmaster Rick who dusted off his hockey stick to join the teacher team. A 3-1 half time lead was impressively pulled back by the students and unbelievably in the closing stages managed to secure yet another draw, it finished 3-3 so another game next term will need to be arranged!! Well done to everybody involved!

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Sporting Success 

Congratulations to Morley Pendred who has been selected to join the Team GB Rowing Team, a fantastic achievement! Morley will soon be heading to France to compete as a Team GB athlete and we wish his every success in his next step of his rowing journey!

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NEWS FROM FRENSHAM KITCHEN

 

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WHAT'S ON NEXT WEEK

Monday 4 July

13:30  -  Year 7 Induction Day 

 

Tuesday 5 July 

13:30  -  Year 9 Induction Day 

19:00  -  Monologue & Duologue Festival – Aldridge Theatre 

17:30  -  Year 10 Tutor Parent Evening on Teams 

 
Wednesday 6 July 

 

 

Thursday 7 July  

08:30  -  Junior School Summer Celebration Assembly – Aldridge Theatre 

15:15  -  Year 7-13 final farewells (front lawn)  

16:10  -  Term ends 

19.30  -  Year 12 and 13 Gold Duke of Edinburgh Expedition return 

Friday 8 July 

Boarding Houses close

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL

You can follow us on Instagram and Facebook. We also have several Twitter accounts around the school where you can find resources and school info:

Main School account - @FrenshamHeights

Rick - @rickclarke72

Becks - @becksscullion

 

Business/Economics - @getontheeconbus

Careers - @FrenshamCareers

Creative Arts - @ArtsFrensham

Charity, Outreach and Community - @FrenshamCharity

Design & Technology - @FrenshamDT

Junior School - @FrenshamJuniors

Geography - @FrenshamGeog

Maths - @Frensham_Maths

Modern Foreign Languages - @Frensham_MFL

Music - @FHMusicSchool

Outdoor Ed - @Frensham_OE

PE & Sport - @Frensham_PE

PRE -  @FrenshamPRE

PSME/PSHE - @FrenshamPSME

Science = @FrenshamScience