THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM
Friday 24th March, 2023
SELF-EXPRESSION SAFARI WORKSHOP - SATURDAY 1ST APRIL
Come and join us on Saturday 1st April to make your own bucket hat to take home and design your own outfit using pre loved clothes!. Click here for more information.
SUMMER TERM INVOICES
The Summer Term 2022-23 invoices will be coming out imminently. Please could we ask that you check them when they are received and raise any concerns as soon as possible. If you pay by Direct Debit, could you please ensure we have the correct information and remind you not to pay by transfer too. Frensham Heights will not change their bank account details under any circumstances. If any emails are received that might suggest that then please contact IT immediately and retain the email. Any Fees related questions should be directed to Julie Booker, via email, email@example.com
JUNIOR SCHOOL EASTER EGG CHALLENGE!
Farnham Food Bank are requesting Easter eggs for their warehouses. It would be great to build a wall of easter eggs in the 4-6 playground before we deliver them! Any eggs can be dropped off in the 4-6 atrium or Liv’s office by Wednesday 29th March.
Thank you in advance!
SENIOR SCHOOL EASTER EGG CHALLENGE!
Easter’s coming soon and we would like to make sure everyone enjoys the easter fun. Hamilton House has decided that everyone should get an easter egg this spring, and to do all of this we are working with the charity Smile Sleigh. Smile Sleigh collect Easter Eggs and distribute them on behalf of Surrey Domestic Violence to help support children who would not otherwise celebrate Easter. You could help too by donating some eggs. All you need to do is drop them off at the green shelter, at the main carpark from Monday 27th - Wednesday 29th in the morning before 8:30am. One easter egg is all it takes!
EXPEDITION TO BORNEO 2024 OPPORTUNITY - FOR STUDENTS CURRENTLY IN YEARS 10, 11 & 12
We are excited to launch our next big overseas expedition to Borneo next summer. This expedition is open to all students that are currently in Year 10, 11 (those that are staying into 6th Form) and Year 12 students. Its an action packed itinerary that includes a visit to an Orangutang Sanctuary and Bat Cave, 2 Day Jungle trek phase to The Pinnacles in Mulu National Park, 5 day Project phase in Batu Bungan with the Penan Tribe and a Dive phase. Please click here to look at the itinerary for further details.
The Expedition will be managed by Adventure Lifesigns and the cost is £4120. This will include all flights, transport in country, food, accommodation, trek phase to Pinnacles and Mt Kinabalu 4095m, project phase and dive phase (either PADI open water, PADI advanced open water for those already open water qualified or snorkelling for those that would prefer not to dive or aren’t able to due to a medical condition)
This is very much a personal development programme so the first few meetings will largely focus on individual fundraising and money management ideas in order to make it more affordable. After the first few meetings, we then move on to developing their team work and leadership skills whilst on expedition as they will each take it in turns to lead the team for the day. They will also manage the entire budget whilst away so we’ll be appointing two student accountants to oversee this. We will be meeting every Monday in Lab 2 during lunch 1:10-1:50pm to not only facilitate this but to also teach essential expedition skills including kit and equipment, health and hygiene, safety and security, explorer medicine (they will receive a qualification), trekking at altitude, fitness program, vaccination and visa requirements and a cultural & languages workshop as it’s important to learn the basics to make this a truly immersive experience
A training expedition involving trekking and camping out overnight will take place a few months prior to departure to prepare students for the challenges that lie ahead. Expedition dates are likely to be the first 21 days at the start of the summer holidays. We will need a minimum of 16 students to make this viable so if you would like to know more please do come along to our parent information evening in the Ballroom on Wednesday 29th March at 7pm. We look forward to seeing you there.
CECCHETTI BALLET ASSOCIATES - SUMMER SCHOOL AT FRENSHAM HEIGHTS
Students will enjoy an intensive week of dance. The Cecchetti Ballet Associates summer school is open to boys and girls who are studying any method of Classical Ballet. Click here for more information.
SAVE THE DATE - FOUNDERS' DAY - SATURDAY 1ST JULY
Please put Founders' Day in the diary - all students are expected to be here for our whole school celebration.
JUNIOR SCHOOL DISCOS - THURSDAY 4TH MAY
Get your diary out, Friends of Frensham are busy organising Junior School Discos for after the Easter break. Click here for more info and to book tickets.
CONFERENCES AND BUSINESS NETWORKING
Kerry Guy, our Enterprises Manager, is looking at the possibilities of offering conferences and business networking at Frensham Heights. She would really appreciate your ideas and suggestions on this. Please click here to fill in a quick survey.
FOOD BANK DONATIONS
Please click here to see what is currently needed. Any donations can be dropped off either in the Junior School office or the Years 4-6 atrium. Thanks in advance for your support.
Splash Active run a swim and mermaid school here at Frensham Heights. Please click here for more info.
SCL EASTER CAMP
SCL will be offering a holiday camp at Frensham Heights as usual over the Easter break. Please 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.
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
FRIENDS OF FRENSHAM
Thursday 30th March | 4.30 - 6pm
Ballroom | FREE
Come and see for yourself what Esports is all about. This will be a live tournament.
Saturday 1st April | 10am - 4pm
Nevill Hall | FREE
Unleash your creativity and join us for a day of fashion experimentation in the lead up to our Self-Expression Safari showcase on 10th June 2023. This workshop will feature different activities as well as focusing on final garments.
Saturday 13th May | 7:30pm
Ballroom | £25
Come and watch the Eurovision Song Contest while enjoying an international three course meal. There will also be musical entertainment and a quiz. Complimentary drink upon arrival. All in aid of Malawi Schools Trust.
Tickets are £25 each on tables of 10. When you book, you can choose your table.
THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM
Courage, talent and creativity were in abundance during last week's outstanding dance concert. The evening saw the most spectacular performances, all of which were a wonderful tribute to Bob, our amazing Head of Dance. This was Bob's last Dance Concert at Frensham, after 17 incredible years of direction. Thank you, Bob
Our Junior School musicians had a chance to shine this week in their afternoon teatime concert. Our Years 4 to 6 students performed in the Ballroom to a delighted audience of parents, siblings, staff and younger children.
On Tuesday morning, thirty Y11 students were put through their paces in mock job interviews for part of their BTEC Business Studies coursework. Grilled intently by the interviewers for their desire to work as a shop assistant at the shop of their choosing – everyone demonstrated increased confidence, an ability to answer tough questions, and generally good research and preparation ahead of the interview.
Students were asked common interview questions, especially those you would expect at for a retail position, and a random question to test their ability to think fast under pressure, for example, “if you were a biscuit, which would you be and why?”
I would like to thank Terry, Mandy, Allie, Vicki, Qassem, Fiona, and Mark – parents of Frensham students across the school – who kindly volunteered to be the interviewers. Their kindness, support, and time (!) were much appreciated. The students have now all ticked off another component of their final unit towards their qualification.
I normally start with a music pun, I was going to go with “cant stop this thing we’ve started” but as we are doing brakes this week, I thought its better I don’t. The team were thrilled to start this week, Edward and Ava attached the front nearside wheel while Maria and Harrison attached the offside. The whole team helped to put in the braking system which they found tricky to begin with but once they got going with it, they were off! Elijah then put the bonnet on. After all of that excitement, more excitement started with the news that we are now in a position to start it up! Frankie has been appointed our new health and safety officer (No Hi-Vis jackets needed so far)
Name: Sully F
Likes: Formula 1, hockey, cricket and cats
Dislikes: Broccoli and the rain
Favorite subject: ICT
Why I applied: To be part of the experience and to see how the car is constructed
BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK - JUNIOR SCHOOL
We are thrilled to share the highlights of our recent celebrations for British Science Week 2023 at the Junior School. Our young scientists embarked on an exciting journey of discovery, packed with engaging activities and enlightening experiences.
For a truly out-of-this-world experience, our Year 3 and Year 5 students ventured to the Chichester Planetarium, where they explored the wonders of the cosmos. Meanwhile, Year 1 and Year 2 students enjoyed an immersive day of hands-on learning at the Look Out Discovery Centre in Bracknell.
In addition to these inspiring field trips, our students had the opportunity to dive into the 'Future of Flight' during their Science lessons, thanks to activities provided by the Institute of Engineering and Technology. This inquiry-based learning experience allowed our young minds to explore the fascinating science behind air travel.
We were also honoured to welcome several parent visitors from the aviation and life sciences industries. A special thank you to Adam Clarkson, Matt Balasingham, Louisa Balasingham, and Wendy Harrison, who generously volunteered their time and expertise to bring the topic to life and inspire our students to reach for the stars.
At the Junior School, we are committed to fostering a lifelong passion for scientific inquiry in our students. We look forward to building on this enthusiasm for science exploration in the coming months.
Thank you for your continued support, and let's keep the spirit of discovery alive!
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The recital room this afternoon not only provided shelter from the showers but also another wonderful informal acoustic concert. Amongst the students who perform quite frequently at these special events, there were a couple of new faces too. It is a wonderful opportunity for students to perform in a friendly, safe space.