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THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM

Friday 25th March, 2022

 

SCHOOL MESSAGES

FRENSHAM HEIGHTS SCHOOL TRIPS TO BE CARBON NEUTRAL        

The school are aware of the impact on the environment of our activities. Student voice in the form of Eco Heights and many dedicated staff are working on a strategic environmental plan. This is being developed to cover all aspects of the school’s carbon footprint. There are many aspects to this. From April all school trips will include a small charge in most cases around 1-2% of the cost of the trip that will offset the travel of the trip. In 2021 the Year 7 Hadrian’s Wall trip and the 2022 Iceland trip were both offset. Rather than using a third party the school will be doing the offset itself in the form of tree planting on the school estate. The fund will also be placed in an ethical bank account.

UKRAINIAN REFUGEES MEETING        

As a school we are looking carefully as to how we can best support this situation as well as educate ourselves and come together as one community in the coming weeks. To that end, Lynn G is closely communicating with efforts in our locality and we are now aware of some of our parents who are connected with the same group.

TUESDAY 29th MARCH - BALLROOM

7.30pm meeting for any families that are interested in hosting Ukrainian family members.

8.15pm meeting for anyone looking to be a support to the Ukrainian families, offering transport, activities, meals, etc

Please do contact Lynngoodburne@frensham.org and she is happy to phone you personally and discuss any of the complexities we are discussing community wide about how we can be supportive right now.

LAST CHANCE FOR CAR PARK SURVEY        

All parents should have received an email inviting them to give their feedback on the car park and drop-off procedures. Please take a couple of minutes to fill in the survey here.

PARENT VOICE REPS NEEDED        

Parent Voice are seeking two new reps to join their volunteer team to cover Year 6 and Year 8 starting in the Summer 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 support on general issues and develop opportunities to collaborate with parents and staff to support the joint interests of the school community. Find out more here.

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

Chair Vicki Nixon  vicki@nixonconsultancy.com

Vice Chair Emma Tweed  emmatweedradford@icloud.com 

or Secretary Isobel Hanmer thehanmers@gmail.com 

MALAWI INFORMATION MEETING – FINAL CALL FOR TEAM MEMBERS FROM YEAR 10 AND ABOVE!         

On Tuesday 29th March we will be holding an information evening about the Malawi 2023 trip at 7pm in

the Billiard Room (please park in the drop-off zone). Anyone who has signed up for the trip, or who is thinking about joining us, is very welcome

to come along – parents and students! Linn and I would like to finalise the team so that we can start putting some dates in the diary for pre – trip

preparation. I have had quite a few people contact me about the trip so it would be lovely to hear what you have decided to do.

IMPORTANT – after talking to Becks and Linn, we would welcome anyone who will be in Year 10, September 2022,

to think about coming on the trip. You are very welcome to join us on Tuesday.

Looking forward to seeing as many of you who can come as possible!

Sally

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SECOND HAND PE KIT SALE         

Friends of Frensham will be selling second hand PE kit outside the Aldridge on Tuesday 29th March.

CAREERS OPPORTUNITY FOR YEAR 12        

Do you have an idea for an Etsy type shop?

Do you think you can sell more than your peers?

Do you have a flair for persuasion?

 

If you’re answering yes, come and speak to Lyall. On Founders’ Day in July, we have two stalls for Year 12 students to show off their entrepreneurial flair. This can be a solo-project or a team effort. Essentially, if you have an idea for a product or service that you could sell through a market stall then come forward. I want to add an element of competition – can you outperform the other team at the other market stall? Imagine you’re auditioning for The Apprentice; here’s your chance to shine. All ideas are welcome, speak to Lyall to help facilitate your vision.

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CALLING ALL GAMERS!        

Right now, we’re looking into the possibility of running an ECA involving gaming. Next year we’re launching the eSports qualification which will see a club set up with Tim and directly supporting those students. But what about everyone else? The chance to play games, socially interact, compare types of gameplay, and build in a little bit of maths to devise tournament play and handicap systems to enable everyone to have a fair chance, is a great way of enhancing students’ development and learning. We hope to be able to trial this ECA in the summer term but need a games console to play the games! If you can donate or let us borrow an Xbox of PS5 (with any games and controllers) that would be greatly appreciated and well-received. If we can get hold of one, the club should run! If you can help, let Lyall know.

JUNIOR SCHOOL EGG DECORATING EGG-STRAVAGANZA       

As we near the end of term we would like to invite all families to join in our Egg-stravagant, egg decorating eggs-hibition.. 

The aim is to create/decorate an egg or eggs in a theme or setting of your choice. All creations need to be no bigger than a shoe box (in order to fit on classroom windowsills and be carried by your child!) If you are an egg-free family please use craft or plastic eggs (seen recently at Squires Garden Centre). 

Whole family involvement is encouraged! Please see this article from The Guardian for ideas https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2013/mar/28/easter-egg-competition-winners-in-pictures

No prizes but plenty of glory for creativity and puns! 

All entries to be submitted to class teachers by Tuesday, 29th March at morning drop off. All creations will be returned to entrants on last day of term, Friday, 1st April. All entries will be photographed, and a gallery will be published in the whole school newsletter. We look forward to seeing your creations and using this to raise community spirits.

TOY SALE        

Last Friday we held another toy sale, this time in the Nursery to 3 courtyard. Thanks to Paula and Tim Page, all the items were displayed to tempt our younger buyers! As it was fine weather, we also took a chance to sell ice lollies as well. The total amount raised was about £120 so we have, overall, raised about £260 from both sales. This money will be making its way to our friends in Malawi where it will go a very long way to provide supplies. A huge thank you to everyone who donated, sold or bought!

Sally

SHYNEFEST

Run by Frensham parents, Shynefest is a family-friendly music festival happening on 3/4 June in Guildford. Click here for more info.

 

CREATIVE ARTS EXHIBITION AND SCIENCE FAIR OPENING NIGHT

28th March at 6pm

This is a real celebration of our students' work. Come along to the Aldridge Theatre to see our Year 7 & 9 Creative Arts Exhibition and our Years 7 to 9 Science Fair.

There will also be some small Years 7 & 8 drama performances.

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ROCK & POP GIG

31st March

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TEDxFRENSHAM

30th April

An inspiring local community event bringing together a diverse array of speakers to share ideas and stories.

Tickets are on sale now! Early bird tickets end on 20th March.

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THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM

 

NIGHT AT THE WEST END

And they truly did, an evening of entertainment that had been planned, rehearsed and refined by a group of Frensham Heights finest Sixth Formers! When in Sixth Form, your dreams can come true and all of those things you desire to try to do can become passions for you to follow and bring to fruition.

They say-third time lucky! After 2 attempts and Covid stopping performances, we were very proud of the performers, directors, backstage crew and choreographers who brought “A Night at The West End” to our Aldridge Theatre on Tuesday evening.

Thank you Beth, Amaryllis, Ellise with help from Isabelle and Lara for all of your time in creating this spectacle and raising over £250 for DEMENTIA UK too.

“What an amazing evening! They all did so well." - Parent

"I thought this ECA was spectacular! I couldn't wait for rehearsals every week! Absolutely loved performing, thank you so much Amaryllis, Beth, Ellise, Isabelle and everyone involved in making this ECA the most enjoyable ever! I will miss it so much now it is over. Thank you for your hard work!" - Matilda

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YEAR 6 FOSSILS & EVOLUTION

At the end of last week Year 6 had a lovely Friday in the sunshine excavating the fossils that they had created. They discussed why the work of archaeologists were so important, the tools that were used by them and why everything is documented along the journey. They were then presented with a variety of tools to support them in excavating their shell fossil. We have been learning about evolution in class and why fossils are so important in understanding the journey that life on Earth has been through, we have also studied Mary Anning and created beautiful double page spreads all about her life. 

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GREENPOWER

This week was exciting as we worked on lots of finishing touches to the car. We fitted the bodywork and refitted the rear axle and front end. We also permanently attached the steering wheel and communications button to it so the driver can communicate with the rest of the team at races. We hope to get the car out on the Astro before the end of term so everyone can have a feel for the car before we get it out in our first race after easter. I worked on writing the newsletter article and took some photos of the team hard at work. I am sure I can speak for all the team when I say that I am buzzing with excitement for the car to be finished. 

Written by Callie 7SVC

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A LEVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

Another busy Yr.13 A Level photography week in and out of the studio! 

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THIS WEEK'S MAIN HOUSE HEROES

Well done to Belize and Kai for a superb couple of weeks around the house.

MAIN HOUSE

YEAR 7 ART

Year 7 have been busy creating large willow fish. The hard work of making the frames means we can cover them in tissue. Just amazing work Year7.

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MUSICAL CELEBRATION

Joanna D (Year 13) A Level Music student achieved a distinction (132 marks) in her Grade 8 Flute exam. She has put in many many hours of practise, and thoroughly deserves this outstanding grade. 

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THIS WEEK'S SPORTS REPORT

Sports Tours

This week we launched two sports Tours for our Football and Netball enthusiasts. The deadline for sign-ups is Friday 1st April and all details have been sent out centrally this week. If you need anymore information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Football Tour to Manchester City FC - (Fri 18th Nov – Sun 20th Nov 2022)

Will be an unbelievable football tour to one of the best training environments in world football. This venue cost more then £200 Million to create with the best pitches and technology available to Elite atheltes. This will be great experience to see behind the scenes of how football at the highest level is delivered. Lots of activities, tours and training sessions from club coaches are included!

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Netball Trip - (Fri 30th Sept – Sun 2nd Oct 2022)

Will be an unbelievable football tour to one of the best training environments in world football. This venue cost more then £200 Million to create with the best pitches and technology available to Elite atheltes. This will be great experience to see behind the scenes of how football at the highest level is delivered. Lots of activities, tours and training sessions from club coaches are included!

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Under 16s Girls Basketball Vs Bedales

On Monday our girls took on Bedales in our first ever girls basketball match. I think this was a great experience for all involved as many have only ever played basketball during lesson time. 

Under 15s Rugby V St. Edmunds

A final game of season for the Under 15s Rugby team and it was an end-to-end game to finish, full of action. The format was 7’s so retraining possession of the ball is the fundamental principle. The boys started extremely well, very disciplined and were able to move through several phases, bringing in defenders before exploring the space.

U12/13 Hockey vs Ditcham Park

On Thursday we faced a Ditcham Park School for one of our last fixtures of the Hockey season. Frensham started brightly using the width of the pitch to their advantage but despite the heroic efforts of Jamie and Isla Ditcham managed to score 2 Goals within the first half.

U13 Basketball

The U13 basketball team played their last games of a successful season yesterday in a triangular with Ditcham Park and More House. The first game was against a strong More House team and the team focused hard on implementing a zonal marking defence. 

U15 Hockey Vs St. Edmunds

As the sun shone on Tuesday afternoon and bathed the astro in spring-time warmth, Frensham welcomed back St. Edmunds for an eagerly anticipated 11-aside game.

U9 Hockey vs Bedales

On Wednesday, we welcomed Bedales to Frensham once again. However, this time for the hockey season. This game was a 7 a side match and both teams played with great spirit. Frensham started strongly and quickly got into their paces, moving, dribbling, and passing with ease for the first 5 minutes which made plenty of chances.

U11 Swim Gala

On Wednesday afternoon the U11 swim team travelled to St Catherine's School for a swimming gala. The races included two races in each of the four main strokes, a medley relay, a freestyle relay, and a squadron relay in which the whole team swam in a continuous relay style race.

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On the weekend of 11-13th March 2022, Isla competed in the Wycombe long course premier swim meet. Isla achieved silver medals in the 200m backstroke, 400m freestyle and 400m medley, and a bronze medal in the 200m breaststroke. 

NEWS FROM FRENSHAM KITCHEN

 
Theme Day

We had a taste of Jamaica this week in the Frensham kitchen. With Jerk tofu, Jamaican chicken, curried goat and fried bananas to name but a few.

Street Food

Stir fried hoi sin chicken with noodles was available on the street food counter this week as well as a vegan version.

Tasting Day

There was 4 different ways to try spinach on the tasting table this week. With cake, Florentine, roulade and smoothies.

Why not follow us on Instagram @Frenshamkitchen

 

Or on twitter @standing_karen, @ashep64

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WHAT'S ON NEXT WEEK

 
Monday 28 March

Year 7 to 9 Science Fair (Aldridge Theatre)

Year 4 World War 2 Evacuee Experience Trip

Year 7 and 8 Drama ECA Student Performances (Studios)

14:15: Outreach Event: Year 6 Football and Netball Tournaments

16:30: U12 & U13 Mixed Hockey v Alton School (Home)

17:30: Year 7 and 9 Creative Arts Exhibition Evening (Aldridge Theatre)

 

Tuesday 29 March 

Year 7 to 9 Science Fair (Aldridge Theatre)

Year 4 World War 2 Evacuee Experience Trip

08:30: Year 13 A Level PE Revision Conference at Churcher’s College

12:00: Year 11 GCSE PE Revision Conference at Churcher’s College

14:30: U14 & U15 Mixed Hockey v Ditcham Park School (Home)

15:30: Friends of Frensham Second Hand PE Kit Sale (Aldridge Theatre Foyer)

16:15:  U14 & U15 Hockey v Heath End School (Away)

19:00:  Malawi Information Evening (Ballroom)

 
Wednesday 30 March 

Year 7 to 9 Science Fair (Aldridge Theatre)

14:15: Year 11 Physics Mock Exam

15:30: U11 Hockey v Churcher’s College (Home)

16:00: Staff v Students Hockey Match (Astro)

16:30: Dance Workshop (Nevil Hall)

16:30: Senior Rock and Pop Gig Rehearsals (Aldridge Theatre)

Thursday 31 March  

Year 7 to 9 Science Fair (Aldridge Theatre Foyer)

09:00: Year 1 to 3 Trip to Brooklands Museum, Weybridge

09:30: Year 6 Visit to Butser Ancient Farm

14:30: U13 Rugby v Mayville School (Home)

19:00: Senior Rock and Pop Gig (Aldridge Theatre)

Friday 1 April 

Geography Trip to Iceland

16:10: End of Term

 
Saturday 2 April 

10:00: 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