THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM
Friday 30th June, 2023
A MESSAGE FROM LAURA
What a wonderful event Founders Day was. It was so lovely to be able to spend time with you all. A number of you have asked to read my speech as you missed it. So, I thought I for this week's message, I would do exactly this. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed presenting it to you.
A MESSAGE FROM THE MUSIC SCHOOL
A few useful things as the end of the academic year looms:
Timetables for next week are now available on the Parent Portal under your child’s Real Time Timetable, and students in years 7 and above have access via Teams too;
Peripatetic Music Teachers have prepared their own timings, so if you have any questions, please do contact them directly;
Please assume that unless you have given notice, lessons will continue in September (hopefully starting week commencing 18th);
If your child would like to start having individual lessons with us the link is here: https://www.frensham.org/music
We offer a wonderful array of tuition including:
Piano, vocal coaching (classical, rock and pop, musical theatre etc.) guitar (electric, acoustic) violin, viola, flute, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone etc.
We also organise taster lessons:
Free twenty minute lessons for children who are unsure of the music that they would like to pursue. It’s a great opportunity to have a go! Please contact Sally to organise: SallyVivian@frensham.org
All lockers need to be emptied before the end of term. Please remind your children to clean them out over the next week.
WORTHY EARTH FESTIVAL - 22ND TO 24TH SEPTEMBER
Worthy Earth, who partner with us on our eco kitchen garden initiative, are holding a festival at Dummer Down Farm on Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th September. There will be plenty of local fresh food, poetry, talks and workshops, fireside stories and music. Click here for more info.
SURREY YOUTH ARTS & CULTURE FESTIVAL
Calling all 11-16year olds that enjoy music, film, art and other creative industries to consider 2 workshops in July.
MARK JERMIN SUMMER SCHOOL
World-class acting school and agency, Mark Jermin, are hosting an amazing Summer School and is offering Frensham students an exclusive discount!! Last year several children were cast in lead roles in shows for the likes of Netflix and HBO! Don’t miss this great opportunity. Residential and non-residential spaces are available but limited! Click here for more info.
RESIDENTIAL TRIPS - LOOKING AHEAD
We are very lucky that we have a large number of staff who are very happy to run school trips that enrich our school experience – including over weekends and holidays. We know that trips require a lot of planning and in general residential trips are scheduled a year in advance so that we can organise them and allow you time to plan/save as neede. Below is a live link to our working document that shows our plans so far. The further ahead the trip – the less details we may have – but hopefully it goes someway to help give the overview.
THANK A TEACHER!
The Thank a Teacher campaign recognises all staff working in UK schools and colleges; school leaders, teachers, teaching assistants, and all support staff such as lunchtime supervisors, caretakers and cleaners. If you’re feeling shy you can send a card anonymously! Click here to send a thank you.
THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM
YEAR 9 MOUNT COOK TRIP
Our Year 9 students excelled on their trip to Mount Cook! Many of them faced their fears and took on new challenges, whether it was climbing, canoeing, caving or sleeping in a tent. There were some excellent examples of leadership among the students who took a caring approach to encouraging their team mates to take part or to persevere, especially on the 13km walk to camp!
After a week of adventurous activities which included travelling at speeds of up to 35mph on the zip line, students finished off with some true Frensham spirit by completing some voluntary work for the Derbyshire Eco Centre. This included a nature survey of plants and wildlife to help the centre create a new family nature trail, litter picking along the High Peaks trail and helping to create some new raised beds for the RHS garden. Well done to all our wonderful Year 9 students who were a credit to the school!
YEAR 11 PROM
Thank you to everyone who sent in photos of the Year 11 prom. The students celebrated in style - they all looked stunning and had a wonderful evening of reminiscing, dancing and sushi.
BSA BOARDING WEEK
Our boarding community took part in BSA Boarding Week. It was a jam packed week celebrating boarding with a karaoke party, pizza & movie night, BBQ & camp out on the main lawn, a bake off, games night and topped off with a trip to Thorpe Park! Click here to read more.
YEAR 12 PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS
On Wednesday Year 12 A level photography students enjoyed a visit to the recently extended Photography Centre at the V&A and recently reopened National Portrait Gallery- a fabulous resource for portfolio inspiration and would definitely recommend a visit to both!
AN AUDIENCE LEFT SPEECHLESS
On Friday, two of our Ukrainian students, Sasha from Year 10 and Polina from Year 12 gave a talk about the economic and ecological consequences of the blowing up of Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant in Ukraine and how this attack will impact the world. They shared their experiences and feelings about how the war in Ukraine changed their lives with other students from Year 10 and 12. Both year groups showed compassion and empathy saying words of support after the event. The girls were touched by their classmates’ understanding and welcoming atmosphere in Frensham, which makes them feel at home.
A word from Valerie: “Bravo to Sasha for initiating this Morning Talk. I felt moved by her standing in front of her peers to talk so sincerely and openly about Ukraine, and by Polina’s words spoken from the heart about her home country, which she misses. It was powerful and amazing. Thank you very much to both of them for this wholehearted lesson of humanity.“
YEAR 7 SCIENCE
In science Year 7 have been developing their research skills. They have been learning how to make Cornell notes and how to reference sources. As part of this they had to research either phases of the moon or eclipses, produce a set of Cornell notes and provide the references. They then had to produce a model to explain either phases of the moon or eclipses. 7MBC worked really hard on this task and produced some excellent models.
YEAR 6 SCIENCE
Year 6 had fun with electric circuits in Science class last week.
Huxley in Year 6 asked to volunteer last Sunday to repaint the phone box by the Coop in Rowledge, which was a community event.
Eventually it will be used as a little library. Hux scraped, sanded, washed, masked off and then painted an undercoat.
U10 Mixed Cricket vs More House
This weeks game was the last game of the season for our Year 5 Cricket team. Like always they were ready and excited for another match. This week we were against More House on a colder day then last week's match. Once we had sorted the batting order and warmed ourselves up we were ready to get straight into the game. Frensham were due to bat first which seems to be there favourite part of the game. Our first pair was Maela and Ruby who had a great over scoring the team two 4’s and a few double and single runs which was a fantastic start. Amos and Rudy were up next and had a brilliant over scoring three 4’s and one 6. The improvement in their batting has been tremendous and the excitement to get out and bat keeps growing. Once everyone had batter it was on to fielding. Ruby was up to bowl first with Rudy as the wicket keeper. Our bowling has massively improved during this season as they have all worked hard to master the skill of bowling. Amos has a brilliant over and manged to get a wicket which was brilliant. Cassia and Ayla also showed some great bowling and managed to stop More House from getting some runs. Overall it was a brilliant game with great amounts of effort for the team. It has been a great Cricket season and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Well done to everyone that played and have a fantastic summer holidays.
U10 Boys Cricket v Dunhurst
The U10 Cricket team played their last fixture of the season on Wednesday afternoon. Bedales were the visitors and having lost to them earlier on in the season, the team knew it would be a tough match. Aneela won the toss and elected to bat first. Frensham set Dunhurst a total of 215 runs with Sofia and Ava top scoring with 9 runs from their partnership. The visitors batted well and scored 249 to win the game. Aneela and Lillian both bowling good overs going for 2 and 3 runs respectively from their overs. Everyone had a go at batting and bowling and have shown great improvement over the course of the season and it's been very enjoyable to watch the team give cricket fixtures a go and challenging themselves. Well done all.
U11s Boys Cricket v More House
The Year 6 Cricket team had their last game of the season this week against More House. We started off well with our fielding but struggled to get to grips with bowling. However everybody took their turn at bowling and with some coaching improved greatly by the end of their over. More House didn't hit many boundaries but kept their score ticking over with single runs. At the end of their batting innings More House were on 240 runs.
Our opening couple of pairs hit the ball well and consistently scored single runs. Towards the end of the innings our more experienced cricket players batted and we started to found the boundary ball after ball. At the start of the last over we were ahead by 3 runs and just needed to bat well and not lose any wickets to win. The last batting pair did this superbly and Frensham ended the match victorious by 4 runs with a total of 244.
Well done to everyone for such a great team performance.
U13 Girls Cricket v The Royal
We had a thoroughly enjoyable pairs cricket game on Wednesday against the Royal. We fielded first and bowled really well restricting The Royal to 237 whilst claiming 9 wickets. We then batted and each pairing made a good total. We only lost 4 wickets throughout the 15 Overs and scored 275 runs. I was so pleased with the whole team and it really demonstrated how much the girls have improved this term. Well done all.
U13s Cricket v Bedales
U15 Cricket v St Eds
Staff v Student Cricket
A reminder that you can see all fixtures for the half term on the SOCS sport frensham website, team selection activates on Thursdays the week before matches. Website can be found here.
THE LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL
Monday 3rd July
13.30 - Year 7 Induction Afternoon/Day (Current Year 6) (Meet at Main House)
13.55 - Year 7 to Year 13 School Notices (Aldridge Theatre)
Tuesday 4th July
Departure 10.30 - Year 1 Trip to Birdworld
13.30 - Year 9 Induction Afternoon/Day (Current Year 8's) (Meet at Main House)
16.30 - Staff vs Students Hockey Match (Astro)
Wednesday 5th July
Departure 9.00 - Year 2 & 3 Trip to Legoland Windsor
19.00 - Year 7 to Year 9 Production of Agamemnon (Aldridge Theatre)
Thursday 6th July
Departure 13.30 - Year 10 to Year 13 Trip to Malawi
8.40 - Junior School Celebration Assembly (Children and Parents - Theatre)
15.15 - Year 7 to Year 12 Tutor Time and then End of Year Message (Front Lawn)
16.10 - Term Ends
Friday 7th July
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
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