THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM
Friday 11th November, 2022
CHARITY CHRISTMAS TREES: FINAL CALL!!
The Charity Committee will be selling Nordmann non-drop Christmas trees. Please click here for more information. The deadline for orders is Wednesday 23rd November.
IMMERSIVE THEATRE IN THE STREETS OF FARNHAM
There’s Something Going On Here is live in Farnham November 12-27 - with telephone calls, secret messages and immersive theatre in the streets of Farnham. Click here for more information.
CALLING MUSICIANS! PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY!
Grayshott Parish Council are looking for confident solo artists, musicians and bands to perform at the Grayshott Village Late Night Opening and Christmas Market on Thursday 8 December. If you're interested please click here for more information.
LOOKING FOR CHILDREN TO PLAY SLEIGH BELLS!
Farnham Brass Band are holding an evening of festive music on Saturday 3rd December and they are looking for children who would like to accompany on sleigh bells! Children come free and refreshments are included in the adult ticket price. Please click here for more information.
SCL HOLIDAY CLUB
SCL will be running a holiday club at Frensham Heights over the Christmas holiday period. Please click here for more information.
FRENSHAM HEIGHTS CHRISTMAS CARDS
This year we are offering our Christmas Cards for sale. The cards were designed by OF Maisy Binns and all proceeds with be going to Malawi Schools Trust. Each pack of ten will be sold for £7.50. In order to buy a pack, please scan this QR code to take you through to our Stripe payment. Cards can be collected 48 hours after purchase from Main House reception.
CHRISTMAS MUSIC & DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA
Thursday 8th December | 7 to 9:30pm
Come along to our annual breathtaking festive music and dance extravaganza. Book your seat early as it always fills up!
& WELLY SWAP
22 & 23 November - drop off
24 & 25 November - donation shop
FARNHAM CHRISTMAS LIGHT SWITCH ON CONCERT
Saturday 19th November 2022
Our students will be performing at 2pm and lights are turned on at 4:30pm
Some of our students will be performing in the Farnham Christmas Lights Switch On Concert at Gostrey Meadows in Farnham. Come along and support them.
THE SPROUTS ARE COMING...
Watch this space for festive fun around school!
THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM
MODEL UNITED NATIONS
On Saturday we took a small group of Y11 and 12 students to the RGS in Guildford to take part in Model United Nations. Our students represented Ukraine and Albania, debating issues of food sustainability in developing countries, and international money laundering. They did fantastically well considering it was their first conference – it was certainly a baptism of fire! They learnt a huge amount about geopolitics, debating and the formalities of the United Nations, and also enjoyed meeting people from a range of schools in the local area. The General Assembly in the afternoon was a little chaotic, with an unidentified object appearing in the North Pole causing disagreement amongst the nations of the world about whose scientists should gain access to it. As more information rolled in, our students had to debate various country’s resolutions, clauses, and logic, ultimately voting on behalf of their own nation for the resolution they supported. The students had a really great time, and we look forward to taking part in more conferences in the future.
LET'S LUNCH TOGETHER!
Our friends from Brightwells Gostrey went back to their school days today and visited us in our Long Gallery for a roast dinner. Yr 5&6 volunteers sung from their upcoming Christmas play and Yr 7&8 volunteers helped to set up, serve and clear up throughout the whole visit. The bingo game introduced the children to many new expressions – why do we say Blind 50?
YEAR 12 POLITICS TRIP TO PARLIAMENT
On Monday, Year 12 Politics students visited the Houses of Parliament, the Supreme Court and Downing Street and the Cenotaph. They were particularly pleased to take on the role of Supreme Court Justices and to see the House of Lords where the Monarch speaks at the State opening of Parliament. There is a real wow factor to visiting the heart of political power. It is the feature of a democracy that citizens can visit for free their Parliament. It is part of the social contract between representatives and the represented. Always worth visiting.
SENIOR MATHS CHALLENGE
Huge congratulations to our group of Years 11 to 13 students for their excellent results in the Senior Maths Challenge that took place just before half term. The Senior Maths Challenge is aimed at the top 10% of Maths students nationally and tests problem solving and thinking skills. The questions are interesting but also very challenging - so a huge well done to all that took part. This week the Maths team invited the 25 participants to a break time celebration with cake where students collected their certificates.
GCSE GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION IN ACTION
Jonnie S, Year 10, put his talent and the skills he's gaining in his Graphic Communication course into practice. He won a logo design competition for the merger of two GP practices in Fleet. The logo was chosen by practice staff and patients.
SOUTHERN SCHOOLS JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS
Freya, Year 2, took part in the Southern Schools Judo Championships over the weekend through her judo club Kinsa Judo. This was her first competition and as it turned out, was really quite a big competition with 125+ Judokas taking part/100+ spectators! Freya placed joint 3rd in her group scoring an ‘ippon’ in her first match despite being the smallest and least experienced Judoka!
FRENSHAM CHALLENGE FOR FARNHAM FOODBANK
In half term we delivered 40kg of donated food items to the Foodbank in Farnham. On Friday 18th November, the whole Junior School listened to Ruth and Harriet from the Foodbank talk about their work and how our donations are used. Now more than ever, foodbanks are being used by families who are struggling, and our donations are vital.
The challenge is, can we collect more donations than before, so that when weighed, there is more than 40 kg?
We are collecting the following items in Liv’s office and the 4-6 atrium:
A LEVEL PHOTOGRAPHY
Yr12 A level Photography students experiencing their first black & white film processing in the darkroom with Sarah.
YEAR 4 ENGLISH
We are so proud of the children this week, they used inspiration from the book we are reading (The Wizards Of Once) and wrote interviews pretending they where either a reporter or a magic creature. In their interviews they included questions to answer the 5 W’s (what, were, why when, who) and used great prepositions along with descriptive language. They then performed these interviews to the rest of the class.
THIS WEEK'S SPORTS REPORT
Under 11s Netball v Duke of Kent
The under 11s played their first ever game of 7’s away at Duke of Kent on Wednesday. The girls were nervous with the additional positions, but they adapted so well and as soon as the first whistle blew they were energetic and played very well. The team got off to a great start and were getting the ball forward into the final third quickly. We had a few shots at goal through Lola and Eve and took a 2-0 lead after the first quarter. Duke of Kent began to get into the game and there was a great contest from Aneela at centre. The team showed some excellent defending and Grace, goalkeeper showcased some excellent blocks and positional play. Duke of Kent did get back into the game and it looked to be heading for a draw until they scored in the final minute of the game. The girls really enjoyed the game and adapted to 7s superbly!
U12s Netball v Alton
The Year 7's had a brilliant 9-3 win against Alton. It was a great match where all the work the girls have been doing in training came together on the court. The centre court moved the ball through the court with purpose and the attacking movement was looking sharp with lots of circle-edge passing (one of the things we were focussing on). Birthday girl Myla controlled the middle and the defensive unit came away with lots of turnover balls. The shooters found each other with ease despite some tight defence and the goals kept coming. Player of the match was Mia who stood up well to some tight defence. Well done to all the girls on a great result
U13s Netball V Alton
The Year 8's were equally successful and came away with a 17-2 win. They were strong from the start and dominated play with some well executed attacking play and tight defence. Players of the match were Kathryn and Georgia which was well deserved. All the girls played well, and the team is getting stronger each week. It is great to see all of their commitment and training coming together on the court.
U16 Netball vs Mayville
The U16's gave a mixed performance today in windy conditions. They were a bit fast and furious at the start, losing possession with some questionable passing and decision making. By the second quarter, they were starting to find their form and take back control of the game. Becca was a consistent voice on the court with some intelligent play, Eva and Eliza worked hard in the middle and Sofia was very dominant in defence, unsettling the Mayville shooters. Frensham soon started to run away with the game and the final whistle meant a 17-2 win for Frensham. Well played girls. A lovely game played in good spirits.
U16B Netball vs Mayville
This week we managed to put out two teams against Mayville. Mayville started off quite strong with some great movement on court. The U16's played some great passes between each other and also showed some good defending. We managed to score a couple of goals during the game but, unfortunately, Mayville were the stronger team on the day. The final score was 9-2. Well done to everyone who played!
U13 Netball v Alton
Our second visit from Alton this week proved to be a competitive one from the beginning. We took the lead early on with some lovely movement and shooting by Dulcie and Mia in the circle. The game was a little frantic at times but when they slowed down the pace and thought about their timing and drives, some lovely netball came together. In the second quarter, Alton fought back with some real fight and determination. The final two quarters were goal for goal and the match could have gone either way. Unfortunately, today it was not to be with a final score of 8-7 to Alton. A great game to watch nonetheless with some excellent gameplay from all the girls. Players of the match were Dulcie and Sienna who played up today, an excellent achievement!
U11s Swimming Gala
On Monday afternoon we hosted More House for an U11/10 swim gala, following an enjoyable meet with St Ives last half term. It’s great that we have lots of enthusiastic swimmers in Years 5 and 6 and 12 of them represented the school brilliantly on Monday. The students raced over one and two lengths in front crawl, breaststroke, backstroke and fly. We then moved on to the team events with an U10 and U11 freestyle relay. The students have shown great improvements in their technique over the course of the term following a block of swimming and they put in some brilliant displays. On the day Frensham won with a large majority of the points. We look forward to more galas when the weather improves.
U9s Netball vs St Ed
This week's game was a tough match against St Ed’s. The opposition was very strong and showed some great shooting. Frensham tried really hard throughout the whole game, working really hard to try and gain possession back so we could attack our goal. We showed some great catching up and down the court and each week there are improvements in the team. We had some great attempts at goal but unfortunately weren’t successful but that didn’t stop the team from working really hard for the rest of the game. The final score was 7-0. Well done to all of you that played and well done to Amelia who got player of the match.
NEWS FROM FRENSHAM KITCHEN
WHAT'S ON NEXT WEEK
Monday 21 Nov
Departing 7.30 - Year 9 & Sixth Form PRE Trip: Shepton Mallet Prison
8.00 – 8.30 - FOF Christmas Jumper & Welly collection (Bus Stop, JS Office, Aldridge Theatre Café)
16.15 - U18 Football v More House (Home)
Tuesday 22 Nov
8.00 – 8.30 - FOF Christmas Jumper & Welly collection (Bus Stop, JS Office, Aldridge Theatre Café)
14.30 - U15 & U14 Football v Bedales (Away)
Wednesday 23 Nov
Departing 13.30 - Year 11 KF & ZR “An Inspector Calls” (Guildford)
14.30 - U13 & U12 Netball v The Royal / Meoncross (Away)
14.30 - U13C Football v DOK (Home)
14.30 - U11 & U10 Football v Ditcham (Away)
14.30 - U11 & U10 Netball v St Edmund's (Home)
Thursday 24 Nov
8.00 – 8.30 & 3.15 – 4.15 - FOF Christmas Jumper and Welly swap Christmas Pudding sale (Aldridge Theatre Café)
13.10 - Year 7 to Year 13 Informal Acoustic Concert (Music School)
14.30 - U16 Football v Mayville (Home)
15.30 - U9 Netball v DOK (Home)
15.45 - U16 Netball v Sir William Perkins (Away)
Friday 25 Nov
8.00 – 8.30 - FOF Christmas Jumper and Welly swap Christmas Pudding sale (Aldridge Theatre Café)
9.30 - Year 7 to Year 13 Morning Talk: Outreach with Lynn
14.00 - U10-14 Cross Country St Edwards (Away)
15.00 - U9 Mixed Football v Sherfield (Home)
Saturday 26 Nov
Departing 9.30 - Climbing Club Trip Craggy Island
Sunday 27 Nov
Year 7 & Year 8 Drama rehearsals
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Main School account - @FrenshamHeights
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Careers - @FrenshamCareers
Creative Arts - @ArtsFrensham
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Modern Foreign Languages - @Frensham_MFL
Music - @FHMusicSchool
Outdoor Ed - @Frensham_OE
PE & Sport - @Frensham_PE
PRE - @FrenshamPRE
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