THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM
Friday 14th October, 2022
A MESSAGE FROM NICK OT
Please walk this SWAY for the end of ½ term JS newsletter from Nick O-T!
Take care, have fun and have a wonderful half-term
Nick O-T and the JS Staff
ADMISSIONS REGISTRAR OPENING
With Sarah Windsor, our wonderful registrar, leaving Frensham after 25 years, we are now looking for someone to fill her very experienced shoes. If you're interested in joining the team and you have the relevant experience, please click here for more information.
With cases of COVID occurring around the school, we thought it might be a good idea to reshare some COVID FAQs. Click here for the FAQs.
Please follow our new boarding focused Instagram account to see what goes on at Frensham outside the school day. Click here to follow.
PARENT VOICE MEMBER NEEDED
Parent Voice is seeking a new rep to join their volunteer team to cover Boarding starting straight away.
Joining Parent Voice 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. https://www.frensham.org/parent-voice
For more information and to put yourself forward, please contact:
FARNBOROUGH CONCERT BAND OF THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
Two of our teachers, Esme and Tamzyn, are part of the Farnborough Concert Band of the Royal British Legion. They are a concert band of approximately 35 amateur musicians who play for pleasure. They are joining up with a local charity choir to raise money for The Topic of Cancer charity to put on a concert on Saturday 29th October. They would love as many people as possible from the Frensham Family to come along. Please click here for more information.
ABF - THE SOLDIERS CHARITY (SURREY BRANCH) - ANNUAL SPEAKER'S DINNER
Friday 28th October 2022, 6:45 - 10:00 pm At Frensham Heights School
Before Dinner, Major General Mungo Melvin CB OBE will talk about The War in Ukraine: Causes and Consequences Click here for more information.
THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM
JUNIOR SCHOOL FEEL GOOD WEEK
This week in the Junior School, we have celebrated Feel Good week with the theme of Proud to be… We have celebrated being kind, creative, brave, being me and being Frensham in the best possible ways and in-line with our exciting school values. Each morning, we have celebrated with whole school woodland walk, dancing, Yoga and getting moving in the 4-6 playground, as well as, dressing up with funky hair, odd socks, comfy pjs/onesies and jazzy hats! It’s been a fab week!
YEAR 4 POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS
This week Year 4 have celebrated Feel Good Week in many ways! Earlier in the week they decided to write positive affirmations and stick them around the school to make people smile. During English the children wrote letters to different staff members from the whole school to thank them for everything they do for us. The children have come away from the week feeling good about themselves and having made others feel good!
YEAR 1 SUPER HEROES
As part of feel good week and the end of our Year One topic we created our own super hero capes. We thought we looked amazing!
WHOLE SCHOOL WALK
We ended the half-term with our annual whole school walk. We'll be in touch with details on how you can sponsor your child, but here are a few photos from the afternoon.
GREENPOWER GOODWOOD FINAL
We will have a proper report on the end to the Greenpower season after half-term, but last Sunday saw the Greenpower International Final at Goodwood. Our team continued their winning streak, coming 1st in the first race, 1st in the second race and 2nd place overall.
Here are some photos kindly shared by Sabine in Yr 10 and Karl, a Greenpower parent.
This week saw the two of our Esports teams victorious in their Rocket League matches. Once again, our team of Year 10 students showed great team spirit and resilience in the face of extremely experienced competition.
All three teams gave it their all and the Esports suite was buzzing with constant communication between teammates. Our youngest team once again performed outstandingly, and at times were comparable to a mighty predator playing with its pray. Their time spent preparing and practicing as a team was evident and once again it would be fair to say Alfie was this week's MVP!
We are now moving out of the qualifying stages and will be without fixtures for the next three weeks as schools and colleges start to begin their half term breaks.
JUNIOR SCHOOL CERAMIC ECA
We have been preparing for Halloween in Monday's Ceramics ECA, Yrs 4-6, with pinch pot pumpkins and slab-built ghosts.
24 HOUR FITNESS CHALLENGE
Sienna (Yr1) took part in a 24 hour fitness challenge and helped to raise £2623.75 for Bowel Cancer. She participated in the challenge throughout the 24 hours - exercising morning, day and night and into the next morning!
FOREST SCHOOL AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION THIS WEEK
This week Nursery to Year 3 have all been fascinated by the number of mushrooms on site. We have explored within the Junior Forest School site, Senior Woods and also the plastic mushrooms by the tree house. With several activities on offer the children have been loving developing their knowledge of these fascinating species. We have completed a mushroom scavenger hunt, mushroom identification, crafting our own mushroom out of clay and getting up close and personal with mushroom magnification, in addition to the usual fun an games to cap of the half term.
Both Year 5 (Ranjani’s class) and 6 (Meghan’s class) have now completed their final lessons of climbing and high ropes. We have been incredibly impressed with their attitude towards tackling new challenges and are looking forward to welcoming the second half of the respective year groups after half term.
Here are some wonderful group art projects from this half term:
Allsorts Sweets created by Year 8
Bird Drawings by Year 9
An Oak Tree by Jade's Year 6 class created during their Environmental Art sessions.
Bird paintings by Sally’s Year 5 class from their Environmental Art Sessions.
'TEA AND BISCUITS' ENJOYS SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH
Tuesday saw the first of our new series of industry-expert talks with actress Priyanga Burford kindly coming to talk to a group of students interested in knowing more about acting and the filming industry. The overwhelming response from those in attendance was that it was fascinating, helpful, interesting, and a really good session. With the opportunity to pick the brains about their experiences, these sessions are not to be missed. Students should let Lyall know if they want to attend either of the next two slots – engineering focussed on 1st November, and cyber security on 6th December. Thanks again to Priyanga who was brilliant, engaging, and open with her answers to every question possible – from dealing with rejection to the availability of catering whilst filming.
Want to know more about Careers at Frensham? Email Lyall.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
We’ve continued our celebrations for Black History Month this week by learning about inspirational Black figures from around the world. This week we’ve focused on Angela Tabini, Stormzy, Toussaint L’Ouverture, Dame Linda Dobbs, and Margaret Busby. On Thursday students got a taste of African food, and are looking forward to Caribbean flavours after half term. We’ll also be following up on the work we’ve done with a Morning Talk next half term, and will continue to educate about Anti-Racism through student & parent workshops with Show Racism the Red Card and other organisations throughout the year. As always, if you have anything you can offer to support our work on diversity & inclusion, please get in touch!
THIS WEEK'S SPORTS REPORT
U11 Football v More House/ Ditcham Park
We were treated to a double header this week, with the U11 football team taking on More House on Monday and Ditcham on Wednesday. On Monday afternoon, More House came away with a 3-1 victory following a close encounter. We were without our goalkeeper and Kyle stepped in between the sticks and commanded his area well. The team are showing lots of signs of improvement and it's only a matter of time before another result comes. On Wednesday, Ditcham came away with the victory by a single goal margin after a very enjoyable match. The game was end to end with some brilliant skillful dribbling on display and the players worked hard to try and find a pass to move the ball around the opposition. The opposition took their chances well with some good forward play to go 2-0 up. Otto grabbed one goal back with a brilliant long-range effort past the keeper before Dictham scored a third. Otto then scored again to make the score 3-2 and Frensham ended the game very much on top and it would only have been a matter of time before they equalised if not for the final whistle. Well done to everyone in a very enjoyable week of football fixtures.
U15 Football v More House
The U15 football team welcomed More House to the sports field on Tuesday afternoon, in our first senior encounter of the academic year with our neighbours down the road. The opposition made a lively start to the game and settled into the pace much quicker than we did, leading to several dangerous attacks, which were only stopped by some last-ditch defending. However, Frensham could only shut them out for a short period of time before they broke the deadlock and then scored a second in quick succession. At this point, it seemed as though it was going to be a very long afternoon, however, Frensham regrouped and slowly grew into the game, winning the majority of 50/50 battles and stringing more passes together, getting the ball into More House's defensive third. The second half started in very much the same way with Frensham dominating possession and creating chances and eventually a penalty to Frensham following a handball in the area. The More House keeper pulled off a miraculous save diving to his left and Frensham were unlucky not to bring the deficit to one goal. Frensham didn't let their heads drop and continued in the same vein, however, were caught on the break with two late goals to end the game 0-4 to More House. Well done to all involved in a spirited display.
Under 10s Football V Ditcham Park
The under 10s have been making great progress this season, this has been many of the players first experience of consistent competitive matches and the progress they are making is fantastic! After a first victory in Monday’s game, todays match against Ditcham was a significant step up. The opposition were experienced, and it showed as the won comfortably. That said, Frensham created several chances with Ruby and Lylee both going close. There was hunger and desire to make life difficult for the opposition and with a bit more time this team will start to see the game come together for them. Lots of smiles on faces and everybody already looking forward to the next match!
U10 Netball vs Dunhurst
Every week the U10 team are getting stronger and stronger in their netball ability. The team were much better this week with knowing where their position should stand and where they are allowed to go. They showed some great passing up and down the court and got it safely to our shooters. The U10’s also showed some great defensive skills and managed to intercept the ball and gain possession for their team. Dunhurst managed to score the first goal of the game with Frensham not long behind them, scored by Aoibhe. It is great to see so many of them enjoying their netball and always looking forward to the next game. Well done to all that played.
Year 10 Girls Inter House Football
The first house matches of the year began this week for all year groups with the sport for this term being football. House matches are great fun and gives everyone a chance to show all they have learned this term. Once everyone was in their houses we were off with the first two games. All teams got stuck in straight away trying to win the ball to win the first match for their house. It was great to see everyone enjoying themselves and putting in great amounts of effort and to see them apply what we have learnt in lessons this half term. All teams played extremely well and showed great teamwork. After all the rounds were played it was King and Nevil playing for third and fourth place and Douglas and Ensor playing first and second place. After some more great play the results were in, in fourth place was Nevil, in third place was King, in second place was Ensor and in first place was Douglas. With some great goals being scored the golden boot goes to three players as they all scored 4 goals each, well done to Lulu, Heidi and Mae. Well done to everyone who played.
Year 8 Girls Inter House Football
This week saw Football house matches for Year 8 which are a great opportunity for the students to put everything they have learned this half term into a game situation. Once everyone was in their correct houses and all warmed up ready to go, the first of the matches began. It was great to see the students excited to play in their houses and against their peers. All teams showed some great skill with dribbling and passing the ball up and down the pitch and finished with some impressive goals. Once all the rounds were played it was on to the next stage, it was time to play for first, second, third and fourth. Playing for third and fourth was Ensor and Douglas and playing for first and second was King and Nevil. With the last two games of the day the pressure was on for all the houses. The results were fourth place Douglas, third place Ensor, second place Nevil and first place was King and the golden boot player for Year 8 was Matilda. Well done to everyone that played.
Year 9 Girls Inter House Football
The Year 9 girls started off the week's house events with a fantastic session of football. The event consisted of all teams playing each other before the playoff between 3rd and 4th place in the league and 1st v 2nd. In round 1 Douglas and Ensor played a classic encounter than finished 3-2 Ensor after a brace from Jamie. In the other game in this round, Isobel scored the only goal in a 1-0 for King. In round 2, Jamie was back on the score sheet as Douglas drew 1-1 with Nevil and Laura ensured Ensor achieved their first win scoring twice in their 2-1 win against King. With it all to play for in the final round these games were a tense affair with the winners in each game likely to face each other in the gold medal match. Ensor winning their second match of the day against Nevil secured their place and Douglas only needed draw managing to go one better a beat king 1-0 to reach the final.
In the final, it was a repeat of the opening match which Ensor lost 3-2 to Douglas in an end-to-end classic. With the title on offer this match was a fierce battle in the midfield with lots of counterattacks broken down early and both goalkeepers making a few fine saves; resulting in a 0-0 draw. Sudden death penalties would decide the 2022 girls football winners and at 7-6 after some fine penalties smashing the back of the net; Douglas needing to score sent their penalty just wide that secured a famous victory for Ensor! (Great courage after losing their first game, well done Ensor!)
U14 Netball v Duke of Kent
This week the u14 squad played away at Duke of Kent. The final score was 30-18 to Frensham. Despite a slow start it was a great match with some brilliant game play. The team came together to pull away with the win. Well-deserved players of the match went too Maddie in defence and Jemima in attack. Overall, a strong performance from Frensham's U14 netball team. (Jemima - Year 9).
U13 Netball v Heath End
Today's match was a great game to watch, the U13's came away with a 30-0 win despite playing versatility in the last two quarters. When the game started, we were very eager and it was a bit rushed but from the second quarter, we gained control of the ball, and we worked much better as a team. A fantastic result for so early in the season. Players of the match were Georgia who played goalkeeper, goal attack and centre through the course of the game, and Holly who played wing attack, centre and goal attack. What a talented bunch! (Georgia - Year 8).
U13 v More House
It was a very open game this week with both defenses looking a little vulnerable to the counterattack. We started on the front foot and created two 1 on 1 opportunities but couldn’t quite take them. We then conceded a couple of goals. This didn’t phase us too much and Harry scored an excellent goal for us. Unfortunately, More House scored again from a break away. Just before half time Fraser scored a second for us from just inside the penalty area. After half time we started to dominate and scored two more goals, a second for Harry and an excellent solo goal by Alfie. This put us in front for the first time in the game. Unfortunately, we got a little carried away committing too many players forward and conceded late on to draw 4-4. Lots still to work on but we are playing some excellent football at times.
U12 Netball v Heath End
The match was really good, and everyone played very well. To begin with we kept passing the ball over Heath End’s heads and kept losing the ball, yet as soon as we changed to quick chest passes, we played much better. Heath End chose our Player of the Match, which went to Maria. She deserved this award for her excellent intercepting!
Overall, it was a really close game and when they scored, we quickly equalised. The game ended up in a tie with 3 goals each. We played really well as a team and everyone enjoyed the match. (Sienna - Year 7).
U9 Netball v Bedales
What an exciting home game for the under 9s! The opposition were the perfect match for our up-and-coming netballers. The team moved around the court well and with a newfound confidence after their previous match. Working hard as a team, they successfully intercepted the ball may times and created numerous opportunities to shoot. A new rule was learnt from Woody's perseverance in shooting, which was followed by two well timed goals from Clara.
Thanks to a great defense, after four well played quarters, the final score was 2-2! Great job, team!
WHAT'S ON NEXT WEEK
Sunday 30 Oct
Monday 31 Oct
10.00 - Outreach Event local Junior schools iRock Charity Concert
13.45 - Year 7 to Year 13 School Notices (Theatre)
Tuesday 1 Nov
Departing 8.30 - Year 9 Geography Field Studies trip: Brighton
13.15 - Year 10 and Year 11 Pupil Progress Meeting
14.30 - U14 & U15 Netball v Mayville (Home)
14.30 - U15A Football v St Edmund’s (Home)
14.30 - U15B Football v St Edmund’s (Away)
15.30 to 16.20 - Year N to Year 3 Charity Halloween Disco (Ballroom) tbc
16.20 to 17.30 - Year 4 to Year 6 Charity Halloween Disco (Ballroom) tbc
17.30 - Junior School Parent Evening
19.00 to 21.00 - Year 7 to Year 9 Charity Halloween Disco (Ballroom)
Wednesday 2 Nov
Departing 13.00 - GCSE, BTEC and A Level Drama Trip: Frantic Assembly (Guildford)
14.30 - U11 & U10 Netball v Alton (Home)
14.30 - U13 & U12 Football v St Eds Tournament (Away)
14.30 - U11 & U10 Football v St Eds (Home)
15.40 - U13 & U12 Netball v Weydon (Away)
Thursday 3 Nov
14.30 - U16 Football v Mayville (Away)
15.30 - U9 Football v DOK & St Edmunds (Triangular) (Home)
16.00 - U16 Netball v Farnborough Hill (Away)
16.00 - Junior School Parents (Early) Evening Appointments
18.30 - Year 11 and Year 12 Social Events Games Night (Ballroom)
Friday 4 Nov
Year 11 Horizons Half Day (RSE)
Departing 8.45 - Year 5 British Museum Trip
Departing 8.45 - Year 6 Natural History Museum Trip
9.30 - Year 7 to Year 13 Morning Talk: Black History (Month) & Model United Nations
13.10 - Year 7 & Year 8 Pupil Progress Meeting
Saturday 5 Oct
Sunday 6 Oct
18.00 - FOF Fireworks Night
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