THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM
Friday 2nd December, 2022
Rick is travelling to an education fair. His message will be back next week as usual!
MUSIC AND DANCE CONCERT - 8TH DECEMBER
This event is now fully booked. If you have booked tickets that you no longer need, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know as there are parents with children performing who haven't been able to book tickets.
Also any students hoping to stay for supper on Thursday 8th December need to have booked this in at Reception by Monday morning break at the latest.
Thanks to everyone who ordered Christmas trees! They will arrive in school next week, be labelled up and ready for collection or delivery from Wednesday 7th to Sunday 10th December. Lynn and her elves have a habit of dropping them off around their very busy Christmas schedules to suit location making deliveries more efficient on the environment. However, if you have any specific requests or thoughts on delivering time, please click here to contact her directly.
ECO FRIENDLY FIRELIGHTERS
Some of our Year 8 students are selling eco friendly firelighters this winter will all proceeds going to Dementia UK. £5 for 6, collection will be available from Reception from 5th - 14th December. click here for more information.
MOCK INTERVIEW DAYS
Last year we ran a brilliant and successful set of mock job interviews with Year 10 as part of a full day of careers’ skills and workshops. This year we're already planning similar, but need to run two sessions – if you like the sound of putting our Year 10 or Year 11 students through their paces in a mock job interview, please get in touch with Lyall
They’re a while away yet, but it’s always good to start planning and booking things into diaries!
Dates and timing:
Year 11 on Tuesday, 21st March
Six interviewers required between 10.40am and 12.45pm (lunch can be provided). This is for the students’ coursework for their BTEC in Business qualification.
Year 10 on Monday, 15th May
A dozen or more interviewers required! Between 10.40am and 12.45pm (lunch can be provided). This is part of their careers’ day workshop.
SOUTHWEST SURREY COME AND TRY
Wednesday 7 December at Tillingbourne School. Come and try out different instruments and listen to the Surrey Arts ensembles perform. click here for more information.
GRAYSHOTT CHRISTMAS MARKET
Jasmine, Year 11, will be performing at the Grayshott Christmas Market on Thursday 8 December. There will also be late night shopping, food trucks and stalls 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.
FREE 20 MINUTE MUSIC TASTER LESSONS!
MUSIC TASTER SESSIONS
Some of our amazing Visiting Music Teachers are offering free 20 minute taster lessons. If your child would like to try any of the following wonderful musical instruments, then why not get in touch with Sally
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
This event is now fully booked. If your child is performing and you haven't yet booked tickets, please email email@example.com to be added to the waitlist.
TEA & BISCUITS & CYBERSECURITY
Tuesday 6th December | 4:20pm
Our latest careers chat is with Paula, a cyber security expert. She’ll be coming in to tell us about the industry and the varied skills needed to succeed in the job. It’s not just about hacking! Students in Year 7 to Year 13 should let Lyall know if they’d like to come along. Tuesday, 6th December at 4.20pm in the Drawing Room.
MALAWI SCHOOLS TRUST QUIZ NIGHT!
Tuesday 28th January
Malawi Schools Trust is hosting a fundraising quiz night on the 28th of January in Rowledge Village Hall. Everyone is welcome!
We are raising funds towards the building of a Girls’ boarding Hostel - giving safe education to 30 girls every year.
THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM
Congratulations to the young cast of Star Warts: the Umpire Strikes back who performed on Wednesday evening in our fabulous Aldridge Theatre. The space simply came alive with fun, laughter and energy as we took a journey through a space adventure together. Wonderful characters emerged and entertained the audience who we also thank for turning out on a dark evening to support us.
What would the Year 6 to 8 like to do next …… please let us know
MATHS & ART
Students in Year 7 were exploring Maths through Art this week. They created artwork, inspired by the American artist Ellsworth Kelly, to support their work on fractions, decimals and percentages. They created the art on a hundred square and then calculated the fraction, decimal and percentage of each colour used.
BRITISH GTI TKD CHAMPION
Last weekend Lucia in Year 10 attended the Global Tae Kwon Do - British GTI Open Championships in Cheltenham with her club, the Farnham School of Tae Kwon Do. It was her first competition for a few years due the pandemic and after a few initial nerves, Lulu found her feet (and her kicks) and proceeded to carry on and take the Gold Medal in her category for continuous sparring, one of her fights in particular being pretty awesome! This means that Lulu is now the British GTI TKD Champion. An amazing outcome and achieved through resilience and determination.
CHRISTMAS WAKE UP SHAKE UP
Our Junior School children and their parents started December off with a festive boogie in the playground - complete with musical statues and the conga. Just the first of many festive activities planned over the rest of the term.
YEAR 6 ART AND EVOLUTION
As part of the Evolution topic for year 6 we have been looking at Toucans. Year 6 have started by completing some observational drawings using a range of skills . First, they drew the contours of the Toucans and then they added colour to show the vibrant colours of each individual type of Toucan. Some took the challenge to add tone and shade with their water colour pencils to add a three-dimensional effect. With these fantastic drawings they will create a three-dimensional cardboard Toucan which they will paint with acrylics. Watch this space for the finished piece!
THIS WEEK'S SPORTS REPORT
Congratulations to Jamie from Year 9 who has been selected to attend a Future Lionesses talent ID training session on the 7th December. Referred from the London and South East region, this is a fantastic initiative from the FA who have developed the pathway to ensure the best the female footballers have more opportunities to compete and have access to high quality coaching. This is a fabulous opportunity and we wish her well!
Congratulations to Alfie, Elijah and Ben from Year 7 who have gained selection for the London Lions district teams who will attend the Gothia Cup in Sweden next summer. Around 500 students from schools all over the south East and London attended the trials and this in an excellent achievement for the boys.
U10-14s Cross Country
Last Friday we took a squad of 25 students to the St Edmunds cross country event. A large event with over 1200 runners competing in various year groups. The weather was thankfully perfect for running with blue skies and cool temperatures, the course itself over different terrains was heavy and muddy.
The Year 5s started us off running a distance of 1.6K, some excellent runners on display and credit must go to Rudy who was tripped at the congested start but managed to show excellent resilience in picking himself and completed the course after taking a knock. One of my highlights was seeing Maela’s face in the closing 200M who was clearly digging deep to find every ounce of energy to push towards the finish line, a fantastic finish from her and she left nothing out on the course!
For Year 6 the course was a slightly increased distance of 1.8K and again the whole team did fantastic. Eve, Otto and Juliette with impressive performances in this race.
The Year 8 team did a fantastic job of the 2.5K course. A credit to the team goes to Harry, Charlie and Theo who worked together as a team to support each other and finish well in a very competitive race involving some county runners.
Our teams have been hit my illness for the past week or so which has impacted out teams. Last week we went to Ditcham in the first game but suffered a narrow defeat in the most horrendous weather conditions up on the hill at Ditcham, some great saves from Louis and Amos but wasn’t enough to hold out against a strong team. In the second game we managed to sneak a win against Meoncross with a goal from Luca who was bust and relentless as always on the pitch which was great to see.
Under 14s Netball
It was a thrilling game for the U14's against a very accomplished SWP team this week. They were all on form and needed to be against a strong and physical side. Both teams played extremely well but we took the lead early on and a victory was well deserved, This was down to 27 amazing goals by Jemima, Anna and Isobel, brilliant teamwork and strong accurate passing by the centre players Sophie, Isobel, Molly and Maleah, fierce defending by Maddie, Jamie, Isobel (who was outstanding when she played out of position at WD) and some well timed intercepts by Lottie who was excellent in the last quarter.
They are making such amazing progress and are a talented and versatile group of netballers. I am lucky to be able to work with them week in, week out. Players of the match were Jemima who communicates well, attacks with control and can shoot from all angles, and Jamie who can jump, intercept and read the game like a pro! The final score was 27-10 to Frensham - an excellent performance by all.
Two tough games against Boundary Oak away this week with depleted teams and illness affecting the line-up. The girls struggled with the court as it was a slippery astro and players out of position meant for a big challenge all round. In both games we struggled against a tough defence and both Boundary Oak teams were controlled and disciplined. Frustration on court did not help play and both score lines did not reflect our girls ability. Games to learn from and mistakes to correct will make us stronger. Onwards and upwards - we are home next week to Ditcham.
U15 Football v Boundary Oak
On Tuesday afternoon the U15 football team welcomed Boundary Oak for our first competitive football fixture against this school. On arrival it was apparent that the students were in for a physical game and a tough afternoon. Having said this, this group are now understanding their roles much better and are gaining an understanding of how their teammates play. This led to an incredibly close affair despite the quality of the opposition the match ended 2-1 to Boundary Oak. In the first half it was backs against the wall with the opposition forward showing a lot of quality on the ball and they looked to play him in at every opportunity, but Theo, Lewis, Miller and Ludo were heroic at the back and did everything they could to shut him out. The opposition scored a long-range effort and then from a corner in quick succession to go in at half-time 2-0 down. In the second half Frensham turned things around and we were comfortably the better team, thanks in part, to Freddy who ran the midfield, and the opposition couldn't get near him. Frensham had several dangerous chances, but we couldn't make them count until Miller came up for corner and fired home in the last minute of the game. Everyone showed a huge amount of effort and despite the result it was a very enjoyable fixture.
U11 Football v Boundary Oak
The U11 football squad was depleted this week due to illness but the students didn't let this phase them and the small group of players put in a really spirited display against Boundary Oak. The opposition started the game strongly and had some tricky players that ran well with the ball. This created several dangerous chances on goal, but Finn did his best in goal and pulled off some brilliant saves. This was helped by George and Jack in defence who made some great tackles and tried to get the ball into our midfielders. Rudi and Lila battled hard in the midfield and had to work to be all over the pitch and Kyle held up the ball well up front. Despite going a few goals down Frensham didn't let their heads drop and we ended the game much stronger with several chances only to be thwarted by some outstanding saves by the opposition goalkeeper. Boundary Oak won the game on the day. Well done to all involved, who didn't give up despite a tough game.
U9 Football v Ditcham
The U9 football team were back in action on Thursday afternoon with their first game under the lights on the Astro. Ditcham were the visitors, and after playing them in one of the first games of the season, it was good to see a measure of the progress the team is making this season. The ball travels quickly on the Astro so it was important that our passing skills were good, and the team worked hard to find teammates in space and move the ball around the opposition. Secondly, the team tried to work on spacing in possession of the ball and not crowd round the ball which they are beginning to understand. The game was very fast paced and end to end, Ditcham broke the deadlock first and a few goals followed before Frensham pulled one back with a brilliant finish from Ethan following a cross into the box from Clarke. Frensham then pulled a second goal back with a great finish in the box from Aubrey following a corner from Clarke. The visitors came away with the victory on the day, but the team battled hard and gave maximum effort throughout, well done all.
U15 Netball Match vs Sir William Perkins
This weeks game was away at Sir William Perkins. The game started off well with some great passes and movement up and down the court. Frensham put in lots of effort to try and get a head start on in the game however Sir William Perkins were a strong side and they managed so score a few goals in the third quarter. Frensham worked really hard as a team to get possession back and to score some goals. There were some lovely goals shot by Willow which gave the team more motivation to work hard and win the game. It was great to see that the team were really working hard on their marking to make it difficult for the other team to keep possession. There were some great interceptions made my Lexie with her outside arm. Overall it was a great competitive game that showed some great Netball. Well done to everyone that played and well done to Heidi and Thea for getting players of the match. Final score of the game was 19-7 to Sir Williams Perkins.
U12/U10 Netball Match vs St Edmunds
This week we played against St Edmunds which we knew it might be a tough game. This week were lucky enough to be able to put three teams out so everyone got to play longer which was great. All of the games had some really great aspects. It is great to see the teams improving with their Netball, each game they are getting better and better. This season has been so great as we have really seen them grow as netball players. Everyone played extremely well and should be very proud of their performance. We managed to secure one win, one draw and one loss. Well done to everyone who played and well done to Eve Noyce, Edith and Sophia for getting player of the match.
U9 Match vs St Edmunds
This week’s game was out first away game which was at St Ed’s which the team found very exciting as they got to go on the minibus. Getting straight into the game the team put all their effort into the game from the get-go. The game was a good game that showed how far the U9 team have come this season. Everyone in the team worked hard to try and gain possession so we could attack our goal. The U9’s showed some great marking which made it difficult for the opposition to pass. I was really impressed with their passing down the court and their movement this week and it shows just how far this team have come on. Well done to everyone that played and well done to Amelie who got player of the match this week. Final score of the match was 7-1.
U14 Football v Boundary Oak
We had a depleted squad for the game due to illness but the 11 that played worked incredibly hard from the first whistle to the last. It was a really even match up and Boundary Oak started the better with a couple of early goals. We always had a real threat going forward through Haydn, Jack H and Ben with Harry and Jack V marshalling the midfield behind them. We then scored 4 goals 2 either side of half time to lead 4-2. Two goals from Jack H and 2 from Ben. We conceded one goal late on but managed to hang on for a well deserved win. Great effort. Special mention for Will M who agreed to step in as goalkeeper at the eleventh hour and did a great job.
U13 Football v Boundary Oak
Boundary Oak were a very accomplished and physically strong team full of Year 8s. We found the oppositions strength and speed a real challenge and found ourselves 4 -0 down at half time. It was a great learning curve for us as we have dominated most games this season. We discussed the fact that we must work harder for each other and pass the ball far quicker. I was delighted with our reaction second half where we scored two good goals through Ben S and had the majority of the possession. Boundary Oak still managed to score 3 but it was a really close second half performance.
Next term we change our competitive sports to Rugby and Hockey. Both of these sports will require a gumshield. We have a partnership with Opro; they are the best in the business for gumshields. They have new technology which allows them to support with fitting and no longer require a visit to school.
They are however very expensive. You can find cheaper alternatives from amazon and other sporting retailors.
NEWS FROM FRENSHAM KITCHEN
WHAT'S ON NEXT WEEK
Monday 5 December
15.30 - U11 & U10 Football v Moor House (Home)
16.30 - U18 Netball v Alton (Home)
19.00 - Year 10 Malawi Fundraising Event : Christmas Book Reading (Ballroom)
Tuesday 6 December
13.00 - FOF Parents Wreath Making (Ballroom)
14.30 - U15 & U14 Netball v The Royal (Home)
14.30 - U15 & U14 Football v Boundary Oak (Away)
16.30 - Music and Dance Concert Rehearsal
Wednesday 7 December
7.30 Departure - Year 10 BTEC Business Trip to Cadbury's
14.30 - U13 & U12 Football v Bedales (Home)
14.30 - U11 & U10 Football v Bedales (Away)
15.15 - U12 & U13 Netball v Ditcham (Home)
16.15 - Year 6 Transition Event (Ballroom & Long Gallery)
Thursday 8 December
Christmas Jumper Day
9.30 – 11.30 - Year 12 & Year 13 to Watts Gallery in Guildford
15.00 - U9 Football v The Royal (Away)
15.45 - U16 Netball v Ditcham (Away)
19.00 - Christmas Music and Dance Concert
Friday 9 December
9.30 - Year 7 to Year 13 Morning Talk: Christmas
19.00 - Boarders Christmas quiz and Games
Saturday 10 December
Boarders Trip to Guildford
10.30 – 18.00 - Year 9 to Year 13 Volleyball School Trip
Sunday 11 Dec
11.00 – 17.00 - Life Drawing Weekend Event
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