THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM
Friday 3rd March, 2023
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.
SES COFFEE MORNING AND TALK - FRIDAY 10TH MARCH 8.30AM
In our Aldridge theatre café on Fri 10th March, we have 2 guest speakers to inform you about our S.E.S. project, namely Debbie Boulter and Emma Tweed.
A group of interested adults have come together and created Self Expression Safari - a series of weekend workshops leading towards a family activity day here at Frensham Heights on Sat 10th June. WHY?
1.There is a gap in the fashion industry for items that are fully inclusive and of interest to teenagers and young adults?
2. We want to promote how youngsters can improve their self esteem and feel listened to by opening up how they express themselves by what they choose to wear.
3. Promotion of sustainability in fashion and how we can feel good in pre-loved items of those that we have taken and altered to suit our taste.
Please do come along next Friday to listen to our thoughts and ideas and share your own as you and your children are key to the future of fashion choices!
Do you like to choose what you wear? Is this one of the reasons you chose to come to Frensham Heights?
Can you get involved in our design competition? This one is about you and others in your society, remember back to the morning talk where Rob, Jason and Debbie came to talk to us about the lack of adaptive clothing and introduced you to workshops where we are investigating what we could do to improve fashion and develop diversity and inclusivity at the same time.
Do you remember? I ended up wearing a nappy on stage!!
Take a look at the design competition and if you are free come to our workshop next Saturday 11th March. Click here for more info or sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Lynn Goodburne
SELF-EXPRESSION SAFARI WORKSHOP - SATURDAY 11TH MARCH
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 month we are putting the spotlight on making your own accessories and sensory soothers .
NEW ALDRIDGE CAFÉ HOURS
The Aldridge Café will now be open on Friday afternoons for the rest of the term to see if this proves popular with parents. The new café hours are:
Mon to Thurs: 8am to 10am | 3pm to 5.30pm and Fridays 8am to 10am | 3pm to 4.30pm
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
MFL GCSE MASTERCLASSES
Saturday 11th March | Aldridge Theatre | FREE
10am - 1pm: Spanish Masterclass
1pm - 2pm: Lunch
2pm - 5pm: French Masterclass
These sessions will provide students with motivational, informative and valuable revision techniques for GCSE French and/or Spanish. The masterclasses are targeted at AQA and Edexcel GCSE students.
MAYOR'S CHARITY CONCERT
Friday 17th March | 7pm
The Mayor of Waverley, Cllr John Ward, invites you to a charity variety concert in aid of charities Creative Response and the Jigsaw Trust. The performance will feature the Farnham Rock Choir, performers from Frensham Heights, the Taiko Drummers and more.
Tickets are £20 including prosecco or a soft drink.
Thursday 30th March | 4.30 - 6pm
Ballroom | FREE
Come and see for yourself what Esports is all about. This will be a live tournament.
In celebration of the wonderful talents past and present at Frensham Heights, our Creative Arts Department would like to invite everyone in our Frensham Community to be part of a printed Art Exhibition. Covering Art, Photography, Ceramics, Graphics and DT. There will be a launch event and the exhibition will be up in the Aldridge Theatre until Founders' Day.
Please click here to submit your artwork by 31st March, or email OF@frensham.org for more info.
THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM
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YEAR 7 WORTHY EARTH
This week saw the start of of a new initiative for our school - working with Worthy Earth, a collection of small-scale vegetable gardens based in Hampshire and Oxfordshire, our Year 7 students will learn to use agro-ecological processes to create a flourishing kitchen garden.
On Tuesday, Harrison, Lawrence and Cody from Worthy Earth gave a very well-received assembly introducing the project to our students and talk about their vision of creating a network of gardens and equipping future generations with the knowledge to care for the land and grow their own food. Today the students took the 10 minute walk to see the site of their future garden. The project will kick of properly after the Easter holidays.
YEAR 4 ASSEMBLY
This term Year 4 have been learning about World War 2 as an immersive Topic which has been taught in many different subjects. Year 4 showcased everything they have learnt so far about this topic in their fun, interactive assembly last week to the parents and in an assembly this week to N-3. They are looking forward to going on their first residential based on World War Two next week.
Last week, German students from Year 6, 7 and 8 celebrated the start of the German Karneval season with a fabulous party at break time. They wore spectacular masks which they had made over half-term, tried an array of delicious German foods and enjoyed the party atmosphere!
COMPUTING LIVE! DISNEYLAND PARIS TRIP
17 GCSE and A-Level computer science student have just returned from a truly magical 4-day trip to Disneyland Paris. Whilst there, the students attended the Computing Live! conference and listened to inspirations speakers talk about how they use computer science and programming as part of their jobs. The aim of the trip was to engage students in the potential technology related careers they could pursue as well as to get them thinking about the impact computer science has at Disneyland – such as how the drone show is programmed as part of the finale, the queue waiting times prediction software and the QR scanners used to scan the tickets to name a few.
The feedback was extremely positive with students feeling energized and engaged from listening to the speakers at the conference and they were given time to explore the park and have some fun experiencing the magic of Disneyland.
WORLD BOOK DAY
Our Junior School children and teachers took part in a World Book Day parade and have been read to in small groups around the school. Older years have read with younger years and the teachers and support staff have shared their favourite books. The children looked incredible and the joy on their faces says it all.
Some of our Junior School children were so excited to see a helicopter land and take off on our sports field. The pilot had obviously asked for permission beforehand!
The Maths department had 59 participants from Years 9/10/11 taking part in the Intermediate Maths Challenge on 1st February. This national competition comprises 60 minutes of mathematical reasoning and precision of thought.
Our students achieved an impressive set of results, with 21 certificate winners :
10 at Bronze Level
10 at Silver Level
1 at Gold Level
Two high-scoring students also qualified for the follow on round of the competition.
Best in Year 11: William A
Best in Year 10: Millie S
Best in Year 9, Gold Certificate winner and Best in School: James K
All the students who took part were invited to a celebratory cake and certificate presentation event this week.