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THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM

Friday 20th January, 2023

A MESSAGE FROM RICK

NOTICES

SCHOOL NOTICES

OUTSTANDING FEES        

As the Spring Term is now underway, please could any outstanding fees be paid without delay. Should you have any questions, please email Julie.

RECRUITMENT DRIVE

I’m trying to launch an ambitious work experience and internship opportunity for our Year 10 and Year 12 students. Could you, your company, or your friends and family offer a placement for our students? If yes, what roles might be available?

We could run a “recruiters’ fayre” where companies could come along and discuss the roles and what their company can does and is able to offer in terms of placement; and meet potential candidates. Students can then put their name down for consideration before a more formal application process (via an online form). We can also advertise roles that companies have but aren’t able to promote in person. (You can even let me know if it’s something you can offer, but you’d only likely have space for your own child).

Year 12s may benefit from a longer internship, whilst Year 10 students could gain experience from just a few days. We’re not expecting to place every single student, but it would be great for those looking to gain valuable experience ahead of university/apprenticeship applications.

It’s a speculative suggestion to see if we it’s a go-er. I’d love to hear from you if this is something you might be able to support. Email Lyall to start the conversation.

INDIVIDUAL MUSIC LESSONS

Please could we remind you to check your child’s timetable(s) regularly via the Parent Portal  (under their Real Time Timetable) just in case we have had to make any updates to accommodate changes due to events in the School Calendar. As ever should your child wish to have individual music lessons with us, then please do complete our application form here.  

GENDER IN SPORT FOCUS GROUP

The next Gender in Sport Focus Group meeting will be at 8.30am on Wednesday 25th January in the Aldridge Theatre. 

Everyone is welcome!

Please email Vicki if you would like to attend.

SURREY MUSIC ACADEMY - HALF TERM CAMP

Surrey Music Academy are holding an Orchestral Workshop at Frensham Heights on 13th and 14th February. Please click here for more information.

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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.

LOST PROPERTY

LOST PROPERTY

To help lost property find its way home, we will start sharing photos of items here each week. Please have a click through to see if anything belongs to your child. 

To claim anything and for any other lost property queries, please contact Amy Lee.

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SCHOOL EVENTS

EVENTS
CHANGE IS GONNA COME - A CONCERT FOR UKRAINE 
Saturday 21st January | 7pm - 8:30pm
Aldridge Theatre
   

Old Frenshamian Ella Sofiya is bringing together singers, bands and performers for a concert to raise money for Disasters Emergency Committee and their emergency support work in Ukraine. Tickets are free but we will be collecting donations on the night. Please click here to read Ella's story.

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SELF-EXPRESSION SAFARI WORKSHOP
Saturday 4th February | 10apm - 4pm
Music School
   

You are invited to the second Self-Expression Safari workshop taking place in the Music Hall at Frensham Heights. Please let us know if you can make it by RSVP by Friday 27th January to this email or completing the form of how you can get involved.

This is an informal and fun relaxing get together to share ideas from students from the school and makers and designers who are on board to start to bring together outfits that we have now sorted that can be used to show sustainability and more importantly adaptable clothing and we will have a workshop on tie dyeing and other activities taking place. There will be lots of information for you to get to know more about this amazing event.

Tea , coffee and refreshments will be provided, and we ask you to bring your own lunch.

If you have anything you might have that you want to contribute, please feel to bring – see list on form

You are more than welcome to bring anyone along with you just let us know and please feel free to pass this on to anyone you think might want to get involved.

As well as advertising this opportunity to students, if any parents have a background in fashion, adaptive clothing and equipment or sustainability regarding textiles – please contact Lynn and consider coming to one of the workshops coming up to share your ideas too.

We are looking for clothing and shoe donations, for teenagers to adults of all ages and genders to adapt or add to an outfit too. If you have any offerings of clothes – please drop them off under the green canopy in the car park next week and thank you.

Please follow SES on their socials -Facebook   Instagram

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CHILDREN'S BUSINESS FAIR
Saturday 1st April | Farnham Maltings
   

On 1st April there's a Children's Business Fair being held in Farnham Maltings - giving you the opportunity to test your entrepreneurial skills. There's even prizes up for grabs!

I've seen many great ideas for what you can sell on market stalls through my Tenner Challenge ECA, but here's a chance for any student(s) to make money selling at a real fair! You could sell dog biscuits, eco friendly fire-lighters, or felt animals... Almost anything goes!

If you're interested, speak to Lyall so we can apply to take part.

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FRIENDS OF FRENSHAM EVENTS

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ITEMS WANTED FOR SILENT AUCTION  

To coincide with the fundraising ball to be held on 18th March, the Friends of Frensham are holding a Silent Auction to raise funds for our mission to promote a strong school community through supporting educational programs and community events.

In the past we have been lucky enough to have holiday home spaces, tickets for sporting events, and behind the scenes passes but we welcome any donation, large or small, that can help us raise funds.

 

Friends of Frensham (“FOF”) recently become a charity and we are now ramping up our fundraising activities.

 

Our vision is to provide a support network for parents and children within the school community. FOF raises money to buy extras, such as cameras for the photography club and props and costumes for plays performed by the students as well as putting on events for both students and parents. FOF provides help at events, such as Founders Day as well as arranging social events for the school community, such as the Bonfire night, quiz evenings etc.

Our core values are collaboration, commitment, diversity, respect and accountability.

We are looking for donations to put in as auction items for our upcoming fundraising evening. Please contact us at gayle@fofrensham.org if you are able to offer anything help us continue our important work.

Friends of Frensham Registered Charity: 1200353

THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM

THIS WEEK
JUNIOR SCHOOL WELLBEING MORNING  

This week, we launched our first Junior School Wellbeing check-in morning on Tuesday 17th January. We kicked off our day with wellbeing workshops in each classroom which included yoga, mask making, photography, line drawing, wellbeing calendars, inspiration quotes, dream catchers and bullet journalling; these sessions were assisted by our Year 6’s. Throughout the morning we had a range of different activities which were run by specialist teachers including science experiments, boom whackers, puzzles, teamwork challenges and friendship braiding to name a few. This allowed the class teachers to have individual check-ins with their children to embed our positive relationships even further. We will be planning a check-out session for later in the term to follow on from this.

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YEAR 4 SCIENCE  

In Year 4, the children learnt about the digestive system in an interactive way.  They used practical items to recreate the digestive system, ending with a messy result!

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WHO NEEDS A BOOK?  

Year 5 had their usual Maths lesson on Wednesday, studying short division. They threw dice and wrote down each number to create 4- and 5-digit numbers. They then threw again to determine which number they would be dividing by.

All good fun, especially when using whiteboard pens to write on the tables!

Note: Please don’t try this at home!

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YEAR 8 ART  

Year 8 mono printed portraits. You might recognise Malala Yousafzai or Greta Thunberg.

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YEAR 7 NUMERACY  

Our Year 7 students have been building their numeracy skills, whilst enjoying games with their friends during Tutor Time.

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YEAR 4 DT  

This week Year 4 have been very busy learning about their new topic WW2. They were putting themselves in the different positions of characters from the book thy are learning about (Rose Blanche) and creating freeze frames from a particular scene. Katie's class also researched, drew, planned and built their own Anderson shelters in D.T.

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SPORTS REPORT

SPORTS REPORT
U15 Girls Football v Alton  

On yet another very cold night the girls had their first match of the term.  It proved to be a very even match up.  We started really well and looked the better team for the vast majority of the first third but we were unable to find the back of the net.  Alton had one very skilful player who had a great shot on goal which was saved excellently by Lulu.  We were a little guilty of following the ball in the first third which meant we weren’t utilising the space out wide and therefore struggled to pass the ball as well as we can.  The second third really opened up and both teams started to pass the ball really well.  I was really impressed with some of our play and we scored good goals through Jamie and Laura.  They too scored some well worked goals and were leading 3-2.  I was delighted with the teams work rate and desire to win and we came back and ended up winning 4 -3 with good goals from Lulu and another from Jamie.  Considering the wintery conditions, the team equipped themselves really well.  Great start to the season.

U12's B Hockey v Ditcham Park  

The U12's battled hard and showed some real character against a strong Ditcham side with some very skilful players. Every Frensham player showed determination in defence, and this was nearly awarded with a goal at the end as Frensham began to find gaps. Unfortunately, Frensham lost 6-0 but showed great teamwork and togetherness battling until the end. A special mention to Erina who put in a shift at the back, Dulcie who showed great leadership and Alfie who was awarded player of the match in his first ever competitive hockey match. I look forward to seeing this team developing as they get more matches over the next few months. 

U11 Hockey v Boundary Oak  

On Wednesday afternoon the U11s played their first hockey games of the season on a bustling Astro, with the U13s playing either side of them. Boundary Oak were the visitors and they brought over two teams to face us. In both games, Frensham started really well, showing some excellent close control and dribbling skills to keep the ball moving towards the opponents D. Over the course of the match, they started to get a better understanding of spacing on the pitch and started to use their passing skills to move the ball around the opposition. This resulted in several goals, including some brilliantly worked moves down the wings ending in a cross into the D and some accurate finishing. The games were both end to end and every student gave their full effort. Frensham came out on top winning both games. Despite some apprehension about playing hockey all students showed amazing courage to try and all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We look forward to many more fixtures this season and seeing the progress made in hockey. 

U10 Mixed Hockey vs Alton  

This week was the Year 5’s first hockey match of the season and even the first hockey match ever for some students. The team seemed excited about their first fixture but with some nerves lurking in the background. Once we arrived we got straight on with the game. The students set themselves up in their positions and were ready to go. As a team they all worked really well and showed some great potential. There was some great defending and some lovely passes up the pitch. Everyone put in great amount of effort and showed some great understanding of them game. At the end of the game the team seemed really happy with their efforts and they all really enjoyed themselves. Now the first match is complete their confidence has grown. So well done to everyone that played and I look forward to our next fixture.  

U14 Mixed Hockey vs Alton  

This week was the Year 9’s first game back. Once we arrived we started to warm up as a team and prepared ourselves for the game ahead. The team has only had one training session since being back to school. We started the game strong with Frensham gaining possession and attacking their goal. The team showed some lovely movement in the ‘D’ and were executing some lovely shots towards goal. Everyone worked really well as a team and were all supportive of one another. After around six minutes into the game, we scored our first goal which was scored by Sophie which made us 1-0 up at half time. After a quick team chat, we got back on side and started the second half. In the second half Alton managed to score a goal which took the score to 1-1. You could see the team working really hard to try and get ahead again and they showed some great dribbling up and down the pitch. In the last minute of the game Frensham managed to score a lovely goal which took the final score to 2-1. Well done to everyone that played and well done to Leo and Hayden for getting players of the match. 

CATERING

NEWS FROM FRENSHAM KITCHEN

THEME DAY   

This week we celebrated the Chinese New Year a little early. There was lots to choose from and it looked, smelt and tasted delicious.

COOKERY COURSE   

Our head Chef Chris has been enjoying teaching some of the sixth formers about ‘cooking on a budget’ in readiness for Uni life. This week they were stirring up a tasty paella.

STREET FOOD   

This week’s offer on the street food counter was loaded fries. As well as this there was Battered Hoki, Macaroni cheese with crispy cauliflower, Leek and potato soup and Vegan fish fingers.

ALDRIDGE CAFÉ   

After lots of tasting and feedback the new coffee bean on sale in the Aldridge will be Signature. Thank you to everyone who came, tried and gave an opinion.

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NEXT WEEK

NEXT WEEK

Monday 23 January

Year 11 Mocks - 3D Design (Group 1) Practical (Studios) (Various Times) 

Year 11 Mocks - Fine Art Practical (Studios) (Various Times) 

Tuesday 24 January

Year 11 Mocks - 3D Design (Group 1) Practical (Studios) (Various Times) 

Year 11 Mocks - Fine Art Practical (Studios) (Various Times) 

8..00 & 15.15 - Second Hand Uniform Sale (Aldridge Theatre Foyer) 

14.30 - U15 & U14 Girls Football v Ditcham (Away) 

14.30 - U15 Boys Rugby v Mayville (Home) 

14.30 - U15 Mixed Hockey v KESW (Home) 

15.30 - U14 Mixed Hockey v Alton (Home) 

16.00 - Junior School Town Hall Event (Aldridge Theatre) 

17.30 – 20.30 - Year 12 and Year 13 Academic Parents Evening (on Teams) 

 

Wednesday 25 January

Year 11 Mocks - 3D Design (Group 2) Practical (Studios) (Various Times) 

12.30 Year 4 to Year 6 Informal Acoustic Concert 

14.15 - U13 Boys Touch Rugby v St Eds Tournament (timings tbc) (Away 

14.30 - U11 & U10 Mixed Hockey v Bedales 

15.40 - U12 Mixed Hockey v Alton (Home) 

 
Thursday 26 January

Year 11 Mocks - 3D Design (Group 2) Practical (Studios) (Various Times) 

15.00 - U18 Boys Basketball v Bedales (Away) 

Friday 27 January

Years 7 - 9 Nasal Flu Immunisations (Billiard Room) 

8.40 - JS Assembly (Aldridge Theatre) 

9.30 - Year 8 to Year 13 Morning Talk: Holocaust Memorial Day 

9.30 - Year 7 English Outreach Enrichment Workshop (Ballroom) 

Year 13 EPQ Portfolio Hand in (by 4.15pm) 

Saturday 28 January

14.00 – 16.30 - Year 11 (External) Photography taster session  

19.00 – 22.00 - Malawi Fundraising Quiz @ Rowledge Village Hall 

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

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