THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM
Friday 31st March, 2023
A MESSAGE FROM NICK
YEARS 4 TO 6 BIKEABILITY
Year 4 Bikeability Level 1 training course provided by Surrey County Council. Training will take place on the following dates:
Please enrol on to the Bikeability Level 1 training using the following link: https://surreycycletraining.online/public/school_training/110709/
Please note that enrolment closes on 13:15 4th April 2023.
Year 6 Bikeability Level 2 training course provided by Surrey County Council. Training will take place on the following dates:
Please enrol on to the Bikeability Level 2 training using the following link: https://surreycycletraining.online/public/school_training/110708/
Please note that enrolment closes on 09:00 9th April 2023.
John Bayston, former teacher and Senior Master at Frensham for many years, died on 9th March. His family and friends will be celebrating his life on Tuesday 11th April at 3pm, Guildford Crematorium, for those that may wish to go to pay their respects.
WORTHY EARTH PRESENTATION FOR YEAR 7 PARENTS
Click here to view the recording of the presentation given on the Year 7 Worthy Earth project.
MALAWI FUNDRAISING QUIZ
As part of this year’s fundraising efforts for the Malawi Schools Trust in July, Phoebe is co-hosting a fun quiz and curry night at the Churt Village Hall on 2nd June. Phoebe and her co-host will also be running a preloved teenage clothing stall at the Churt Village fete on 10th June.
Half of the proceeds from both the quiz and fete will go to the Malawi Schools Trust. If you are interested in a ticket for the quiz night please click here. It will be a fun quiz with a delicious curry, and first drink is included in the ticket price!
Phoebe would be very grateful for any donations of sellable second-hand teenage clothing for both boys and girls so please do look at home during this holiday and bring them into school on Tuesday 24th April or Wed 25th April, or we can collect any donations, please click to email if have any unwanted clothing.
YEAR 7 CORRESPONDING WITH TREES ENRICHMENT PROJECT
Click here to view work created by Year 7 students in the Corresponding with Trees Enrichment Project
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.
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.
FRIENDS OF FRENSHAM
Lots of EGGciting things happened this week. On Wednesday, FOF in collaboration with the school, invited a very special visitor to the Junior School. (Check out our Instagram post to follow the Easter Bunny’s Frensham adventure!) The younger years did a wonderful job of helping the Easter Bunny retrieve all their lost eggs in the playground and the older years spent lunchtime working in teams to complete an Easter quiz, unscrambling the answers for the secret password. Lots of the Senior School children also stopped by to say hello to the Easter Bunny; who knew the Easter Bunny could floss! Every child in the JS took an Easter egg home as a thank you for all their efforts and an equivalent Easter egg was donated by FOF to the Farnham food bank. Thank you for all that took part and especially to the Easter Bunny for a hopping good day!
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
FRENSHAM'S GOT TALENT
On realising the weather had controlled our life for a day, Frensham’s Got Talent was postponed for 5 days.
Wed 8th March – such a wonderful evening hosted by Oscar and Toby (Yr 10), judged by Becks, Bob and Nick with technical support from Justin and his student crew. The acts were superb, it was so much fun and we all know how much time and energy the students gave to their rehearsals. Thank you to each act, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did and look forwards to seeing you all on stage again soon.
Photos by Iola
ROCK & POP GIG
Just before school broke up, the Aldridge came to life with a superb Rock and Pop Gig. An excellent line up of singers, musicians and bands spanning across the Senior School and Sixth Form. The perfect end to a busy term.
This week we had not one but two special guests at the session, one of them was Alex who last year was the data analyst, and the other guest was one of our governors Richard who helped the team members who were interested in the telemetry system and understand more about it. The team got to get familiar with how to safely lift the car off the stand and how to safely get in and out of the car and what to do at the pits (which they picked up pretty quickly)
Favorite subject: dt and ict
Why I applied: the activities seemed fun and the fact that we get to build and race the car also seemed fun.
A VISIT FROM THE EASTER BUNNY
Nursery to Year 3 had a visit from the Easter Bunny, they enjoyed an Easter egg hunt and got a chocolate egg themselves in return for finding the Bunny’s lost eggs. Years 4 to 6 enjoyed a cryptic Easter Egg hunt in the playground and earned an egg each when they worked out the password. It was great fun!
FOREST SCHOOL AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION
This week in Forest School Year 2 kicked off by mastering the slack line. Set up by a resident expert Matt Brown, all the children thoroughly enjoy this activity and were supportive of one another.
Year 1’s enjoyed making puppets out of clay and card. We set up a tarp to resemble and Punch and Judy stage where the children practiced a scene or two with their puppets, later performing them to the rest of the class. Great creativity!
Year 3’s had a blast playing a few games before a cheeky visit from the Easter Bunny, finishing with time on main lawn to chill out with their friends before the Easter break.
This week saw Year 6 continuing with orienteering and finding control points (story books) around the grounds. Year 5 capped off the week getting hands on with our little Annie’s, completing a lesson on CPR and the use of a defibrillator. This is a great lesson led by Linn K and Matt Brown where we aim to educate our children on basic life support as we value this as an essential life skill for all.
TRIP TO BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE
Charlie Bennett took the A-level Film Students to the British Film Institute on Thursday for a comprehensive revision day: exploring ideas like how 1920s German cinema blends realism and expressionism; the subtext of trainspotting; whether or not Tarantino is an auteur; whether or not Hitchcock’s Vertigo fits into the classic Hollywood mode and the impact of the documentary maker’s point of view on films like Amy, Stories We Tell and Man on Wire. A very stimulating day out.
EASTER EGG COLLECTION
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated Easter Eggs for the Smile Sleigh collection. We managed to collect a huge number of eggs that we delivered to Smile Sleigh on Thursday. Sophie, who founded the charity works with many different organisations and explained that some mums had already been in touch asking if there were any donations they could have and had already found a group in need of donations that ours were going to be going to. The Hamilton House boarders rose to the challenge when they were given the task of collecting as many eggs as they could in 3 days. They did a brilliant job, and it has made such a difference. Smile Sleigh was originally set up to distribute Christmas gift donations and the Hamilton House team have already expressed an interest in collecting donations over Christmas as well. Very proud of our Frensham Height students who got involved.
GOLD D OF E TRAINING WEEKEND
Linn Kathenes-McGuigan, Charlie Bennett, Nick Boon-Arnell and Matt Brown took a group of students to Dartmoor for their Gold Duke of Edinburgh training weekend. Dartmoor may not have the high cliffs of the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia but it can be a desolate place with very challenging ground to cover and tricky navigation particularly when the paths disappear and the mist settles over the tussocky ground. The weather was excellent for training: howling gales; driving rain and cold nights. This will mean that they should find the assessed expedition in Snowdonia in June – easy. Despite being wet, they all worked hard as a team and their campcraft and navigation developed well. They managed to overcome the challenge of forgetting the poles and pegs for one of the tents. Well done to Bertie, Will, Caspar, Louis, Monty, Miles and George – who returned to school, tired and rather smelly – but having successfully completed their Dofe Gold Training.
BOARDERS CLIMBING ACTIVITY
Our boarders went out for a fun, active evening of indoor climbing last week.
YEAR 8 ART
Year 8 created quick relief print portraits this week of artists whose work they will be responding to next term.