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  • Netball Tour to Cardiff

    The students had a full and fun netball tour last weekend to Cardiff. The coaching involved three sessions by Lauda Rudland, who currently plays for the Celtic Dragons, and also their academy coaches. These sessions focused on their attacking movement and gameplay. The girls got so much out of these sessions and worked incredibly hard on court every time. They played a match against a local school after the first training session. The girls played three competitive fixtures, which resulted in two very close losses and a win for the U13's. I have never seen the girls with so much fight and determination on court - I hope they bring it back with them! On Saturday, we were lucky enough to have a Q and A with the Ugandan National Team who were playing a test series against Wales over the weekend. They kindly gave up 40 minutes of their time during their busy preparation to talk to the girls about how they got into netball and what netball has brought to their lives - 'netball teaches you not to be selfish, you can only do well when you help other people shine' (Ugandan coach). 'Netball gives a sense of belonging, often to people that do not feel like they belong to a group of people or a society. I think they can make anyone in the world feel good, feel happy' (Peace Proscovia - Surrey Storm and Uganda). In the evening we were then fortunate enough to catch the second game of the series in Wales v Uganda. It was an incredibly tense and physical game of netball to watch and resulted in a second win for Uganda (Frensham were cheering very loudly) and we celebrated with the team afterwards having become their groupies! Two amazing opportunities for the girls that could do nothing but inspire our future Roses. There was plenty of fun too as we managed to squeeze in bowling and a water park. A fantastic tour, the girls did Frensham proud and it was a pleasure to spend the weekend with them. So excited for the season ahead.

  • Carbon Offsetting Update

    Frensham has been building a partnership with the Knoydart community in the Western Highlands of Scotland for five years. We are very proud of the community projects that the students have helped build. This year we have been building a fund to carbon offset school trips. This fund will be divided between planting trees on the Frensham Heights site and throughout the Knoydart area. ​ The trees that are planted must meet Scottish Forestry requirements for native woodland and have to be of a suitable local provenance. A new tree nursery has been started to be able to supplement the tree planting with locally grown trees in the next couple of years. Due to the level of deer on the land all new woodland sites are protected by deer fencing. Planting trees in the Knoydart area increases biodiversity, has community benefit as well as absorbing carbon from the atmosphere. The woodland creation work is supported by Scottish Forestry's Forestry Grant scheme but the Knoydart Forest Trust aim to plant 20% more trees than required by the funding to ensure the woodland thrives given the harsh climate there and therefore any additional support is very much appreciated and needed. Frensham’s first donation will lead to approximately 70 trees being planted. Here's a link to the website. Photos show the planting in April at Ben's Wood including the team heading off on the "Spanish John", the landing craft, with all the trees and equipment, camp, food and firewood

  • Great Results Again!

    Teachers were back on site to welcome A-Level and GCSE students into school to collect their results. We are so proud of the strong relationships which develop here between students and teachers and this shows right up to the last day when they can share their successes and wish each other luck on their next adventures. Our Head, Rick and all the academic staff were thrilled that once again, so many Frensham students have gained outstanding results and the opportunity to follow their chosen paths. 100% successfully passed their A Levels with 40% achieving grades A*-A and 67% achieving A*-B. GCSE students were equally pleased with 96.5% successful passing, 23% achieving 9-8 and 42% achieving 9-7. Laura, our Deputy Head (Academic), said “We are so proud of our students and what they have achieved. They have shown great tenacity in the face of a difficult two years of disrupted learning during the pandemic. And their results are a testament to their determination and hard work. Frensham is a community that cherishes each individual and we have no doubt that they will all go on to follow their passions and do great things in their chosen fields.” However, a Frensham education is more than just about exam results and Rick was keen to stress how important it is to remember that no one is defined by their exam results.  “As important as they are as a step towards each student’s next stage, it is the experience along the way that makes the difference.  A school like Frensham prepares young people for the future by instilling values and skills that will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives - creative thinking, problem solving, resilience.  I have to thank our amazing teachers who build unique, genuine relationships with each of their students, supporting them not just with their teaching, but with their confidence and spirit. We are hugely proud of all our students, with the results reflecting their diverse interests and strengths. Frensham is a community that cherishes each individual and we have no doubt that they will all go on to follow their passions and do great things in their chosen fields.”

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  • January Week 3 2023 | Frensham Heights

    THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM Friday 27th January, 2023 CLICK TO NAVIGATE SCHOOL MESSAGES SCHOOL EVENTS THIS WEEK AT SCHOOL SPORTS REPORT FRENSHAM KITCHEN NEXT WEEK A MESSAGE FROM RICK Dear Parents I am keeping my message brief to you today as I have written an important letter to all senior school parents following some presentations we did to students this week. I do hope that you find these letters informative and helpful. I want to thank Nick and the Junior School leadership team for an excellent Junior School Town Hall event this week. It was informative and exciting to see the plans the staff have for your children, and I hope that the parents who attended enjoyed the event. There will be another one early next term: details of this will be sent out at the beginning of next term. Have a wonderful weekend. Best wishes Rick A MESSAGE FROM NICK CLICK FOR NICK'S MESSAGE NOTICES SCHOOL NOTICES PARENT VOICE REPS - YEAR 6 Parent Voice are pleased to welcome Ross Atkin and Miro Walker as the new joint Reps for Year 6. This means we also have to say goodbye to Dan Wheatley, who is standing down. Dan's input and support has been invaluable to the evolution of Parent Voice and we’d like to say a big thank you. FARNHAM FOODBANK The rise in the cost of living has increased demand on foodbanks. Please click here to see the items currently needed. Donations can be left in the Junior School office and atrium. A NIGHT OF FILMS & MUSIC Surrey Music Academy presents a Night of Films & Music on 14th February from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the Ballroom. Click here for more info and to book your tickets. SHYNEFEST The annual family-friendly music festival, run by Frensham parents, will take place this year on the 2nd and 3rd of June with two stages, silent disco and loads of other activities. Click here for more info and to book your tickets. 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. 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 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. 1/5 SCHOOL EVENTS EVENTS 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 MORE INFO RSVP HERE MFL GCSE MASTERCLASSES Saturday 11th March | Aldridge Theatre 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 sessions are specifically designed by a current senior examiner, who will give expert advice, guidance and examples - focusing on key points to maximise students’ exam achievements. The masterclasses are targeted at AQA and Edexcel GCSE students. BOOK YOUR PLACE FRENSHAM COMMUNITY ART EXHIBITION 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 for more info. FRIENDS OF FRENSHAM FRIENDS OF FRENSHAM BALL The Friends of Frensham Ball is Saturday 18th March and tickets are on sale from Friday 3rd February. You will be able to book tickets as a whole table, (maximum 10) partial table, or individually. So book your sitter and get ready to glam up. It promises to be a great evening with a 3 course meal, entertainment and DJ, alongside the silent auction and casino tables. It should be a fun night while raising money and getting together. Hope you can join this event. We have had some fantastic donations a glider flight for two, festival tickets, PT sessions, football tickets, wine tasting and restaurant vouchers to name just a few already- thank you! Are you able to sponsor the event at all, or offer a prize for the auction to be held on the evening? If so, please let us know! Details of all donations / sponsorship will be on the programme which will be sent out via email ahead of time and available on the tables on the evening. Thanks for your support. Please email THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM THIS WEEK CHANGE IS GONNA COME - A CONCERT FOR UKRAINE Thank you to everyone who came to the concert on Saturday. They raised around £1,350 for Disasters Emergency Committee to aid relief in Ukraine. Here's some lovely feedback from the event: "The whole show was so much fun, and the tech problem made everything more interesting 😂 thank goodness for Peer because I've learnt how to deal with technical issues! It was also down to you making me laugh from offstage! I didn't imagine that I'd perform at Frensham again, being on the stage brought back a lot of happy memories and I'd love to do it again. Also, Mum told me that she thought Cael sounded like Herb Alpert!" "Thank you Lynn for all your hard work yesterday. Oliver really enjoyed it and we hear the concert was a great success." "I hope you managed to get some rest today! I just wanted to say thank you so much to you and to Frensham for wholeheartedly supporting the concert for Ukraine last Saturday." "It was a really special event and it was fantastic to see so many young people performing together from local communities as well as our Ukrainian community." "Ella was so happy that the concert was a success and that it was so well attended. I think we collectively raised in the region of £1500! A special mention must go to the new theatre director, Justin and to Lynn for all the extra time they put into rehearsing the acts and helping everyone." "It was a wonderful evening and one that I will always remember." 1/23 YEAR 7 CREATIVE WRITING Our Year 7 students have started three-part series of experiences to give them imaginative ways of engaging with their felt sense through exploring the presence of imagery and the trees in the school grounds and then express their experiences through collage and haiku poetry. ​ This morning, they enjoyed a creative writing class using the presence of nature and trees as a focal point. Channelling feelings from immersing themselves in the canopy of the oak tree and the stunning views from Main House, students were asked to consider and interpret their sensory, body and mind memories, in the form of collaging. Next week, they will use these collages to compose poetry about their tree-inspired feelings. 1/25 YEAR 4 TOPIC & SCIENCE This week we have been delving deeper into our topic of WW2 and the children experienced a mock blitz, where they had to black-out the windows and find shelter during the raids. In Science the children were discovering about teeth. They had a brilliantly fun interactive lesson comparing animal teeth to humans’ and trying to work out what diet the animal would have based on their types of teeth. 1/9 MAIN HOUSE BOARDERS Our Year 11 Main House boarders took some down time after their mocks to play cards and just relax. 1/2 YEAR 1 ART & TOPIC This term the children have been looking at the topic ‘Frozen Planet’ in Year One. As part of our work we have been studying the work of an artist called Nerys Levy. We have created our own work using the same colours and have started to create collages based on her work. Our classroom looks beautiful! 1/5 YEAR 5 FOSSILS As part of our English unit, we made ammonite fossils using salt dough to identify their shape. Children thoroughly enjoyed the experience of creating their own fossils. It helped them relate to the work David Attenborogh has been doing about fossils. 1/7 SPORTS REPORT SPORTS REPORT Under 11s Hockey A very good performance by the U11 mixed team on a Tuesday afternoon. Against a well-matched Alton, Frensham battled very well indeed. The team were well directed by some cool-headed decision making by Ava in central midfield. Ben and Will both made some excellent surging runs forwards through the first half. Up-front, Johnny was a nuisance to the opponent’s defence and, working well with Harrison on the left, Frensham were often getting in range and testing the keeper. In defence, Sulli and Erina kept the attacks at bay, with Dulcie in goal making a number of fine saves. Some good passing play from the opposition just after the half time break broke through Frensham’s defence and the home side found themselves 1-0 down. Frensham couldn’t quite muster enough to get the equaliser; however, a fine performance from a team who haven’t played regularly together as a team. Huge amounts of effort and determination on display from everyone that played – very well done. U11 Hockey v Bedales The U11 hockey team continued their impressive start to season, winning their second game at home to Bedales Dunhur s t on Wednesday afternoon. The game was a close affair with both teams having good spells of possession, having said this, Frensham never looked in doubt and were in control for the majority of the game. Jack opened the scoring after a nice through ball and he managed to latch onto the ball before the oncoming defender could get their stick to the ball. This was followed by a goal from George after some impressive stick skills and evasion of the opposition defenders. Frensham remained 2-0 up until the dying seconds of the game when Bedales broke through and made numbers count slotting the ball into the goal. The final whistle followed and Frensham came away with the victory. Well done to all involved. U15 Mixed Hockey v KES This week was the first game for the U15 which was at home. We had a great start to the game with an early goal scored by Luke which put Frensham in the lead. The team worked really well together and showed some lovely hockey. KES started to apply pressure to as we were pushing forward to score another goal. Leo and Luke showed some great attacking skills upfront and were working hard together to score another goal. Thea showed some great defensive work at the back showing some great clears out wide to stop the opposition scoring a goal. Towards the end of the last half we managed to score another goal which put us at a two goal lead at half time. After a quick team chat we got onto the second half with a 2-0 lead. After some great defensive work KES managed to score a goal which took the score to 2-1. With some change in the positions and formation Frensham managed to score one last time to secure their win. The final score was 4-2 to Frensham, well done to everyone that played. U10 Mixed Hockey v Bedales The team did really well and it was great to see an improvement in their game from just last week. The team are grasping their positions and their roles during the game and showing some great passes. The team showed some great potential and worked really hard throughout the whole game. The team were really supportive of each other which was great to see. You could see the determination the team had to score their first goal of the game which they managed to do in the 2nd quarter. With a change around of positions and giving everyone the opportunity to play anywhere we managed to score another goal. It was great to game to watch with some lovely hockey. The final score was 2-1, well done to everyone that played and on to the next match. U12B Hockey v Alton What a difference a week makes! It was still cold but the result was very different. The Year 7s played some end-to-end hockey where they kept their composure and found accurate passes to each other all over the pitch. It was great to see them executing the skills they have been learning with such positive results. They played as a team throughout and thoroughly deserved the 6-1 win. Richie almost kept a clean sheet but definitely helped keep the score low with some excellent goal keeping skills. A special mention to Alfie who got player of the match (again!), Sienna who played some skilful hockey, showing great vision and composure and Archie who dominated in attack scoring quite a few of the 6 goals. U15 Girls Football v Ditcham Park It was another great performance by the U15s. We are starting to pass the ball really well and our positional play has improved considerably. I was really impressed with our tenacity in the tackle. We scored 3 fantastic goals, 2 of which were created by Jemima down the right who crossed balls in and were finished with great timing on the volley by Jamie and Heidi. The third was an excellent strike by Lulu. I was delighted with the whole team and we came away with an excellent 3-1 win CATERING NEWS FROM FRENSHAM KITCHEN THEME DAY The students enjoyed a Mexican fiesta at lunch this week. Lots to choose from, fajitas, empanadas, fish tacos, Mexican lentil soup, quesadillas and chilli chocolate pots, to name a few. ​ STREET FOOD Loaded mac n cheese was our Stre ef food offer this week, which was very popular. Also on offer was Haddock, pea and mint soup, plant based sausages with gravy and citrus drizzle cake. ​ TASTING TABLE We had Celeriac 4 ways on the ta sting table this week. Mash, gratin, soup and salad. ​ COMING UP... Next week, we'll be enjoying a taste of Cuba and trying some tasty cauliflower dishes. 1/3 1/5 NEXT WEEK NEXT WEEK Monday 30 January 13.55 - Year 9 to Year 111 School Notices (Theatre) 13.55 - Year 7 & 8 School Notices (Ballroom) 16.20 - U13 Mixed Hockey v Alton (Home) ​ Tuesday 31 January 14.30 - U15 & U14 Boys Rugby v Bedales and More House 14.30 - U15 Mixed Hockey v St Eds (Away) 14.45 - U14 Mixed Hockey v Box Hill (Away) 17.30 – 20.30 - Year 9 Academic Parents Evening (on Teams) Wednesday 1 February Year 9 - Year 11 UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge 14.00 - U11 & U10 Mixed Touch Rugby v St Ed's Tournament (Away) 14.15 - U11 & U10 Mixed Hockey v St Nicholas (Home) 14.30 - U13 & U12 Mixed Hockey v Boundary Oak (Away) 14.30 - U13 & U12 Boys Rugby v Bedales and More House (Home) 14.30 - U13 Mixed Hockey v Box Hill (Home) Thursday 2 February English Enrichment with Sam Toroni 7ROJ (9.30am) 7MBC (11.45am) 7TJJ (14.30pm) 14.30 - U16 Boys Rugby v More House (Away) 15.30 - U9 Mixed Hockey v DOK (Home) 15.50 - U118 Boys Basketball v Bedales (Home) 16.15 - U18 Mixed Hockey v KESW (Away) 18.30 - Sixth Form Social Event (Roberts House) ​ Friday 3 February Friends of Frensham Silent Auction and Ball tickets go on sale 8.00 Departure - Year 11 Poetry Live Day London (students to arrive 7.50am - Return to school appx 17.45pm) 9.30 – 13.00 - Maths Feast Event – visiting schools (Aldridge Theatre) 9.30 - Year 8 to Year 13 Morning Talk: Tutor Times in Forms 12.30 - Gostrey Brightwells Elderly Lunch (Hosted by Year 6) (Long Gallery) 14.30 - U9 Mixed Touch Rugby v Yateley Manor (Home) ​ Saturday 4 February 10.00 – 16.00 - SES Workshop 2 (Music School) 10.00 – 13.00 - GCSE Photography Workshop ​ Sunday 5 February 10.00 – 16.00 - School Musical Rehearsal (cast only) (Aldridge Theatre) 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 ​

  • OLD FRENSHAMIANS | Frensham Heights

    WHO WE BECOME Frensham is definitely not a one size fits all kind of school so it's not surprising that our alumni go on to follow an amazing array of careers - dancers, doctors, engineers, actors, politicians, musicians, sculptors, scientists, teachers, entrepreneurs... But the one thing they all have in common is that they all remain part of our community. Frensham Heights is a school that stays with you long after you leave. The relationships built here, the confidence grown and the personalities that have emerged - they all last long beyond each students time here. We are so proud of our students and staff, past and present. They are what make this school unique and unforgettable. WELCOME OLD FRENSHAMIANS! Join us on the dedicated Old Frenshamian website to see what's happening in your community. Or get in touch with Lexi Pepperday, your dedicated Alumni Officer. OF WEBSITE CONTACT LEXI FRENSHAM COMMUNITY ART EXHIBITION In celebration of the wonderful talents past and present at Frensham Heights, our Creative Arts Department would like to invite Old Frenshamians and 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 for more info. A FEW WORDS FROM A FEW OLD FRENSHAMIANS FLORENCE ANDREWS | OLD FRENSHAMIAN "The freedom given at Frensham, perhaps more than at other schools, helps students to be more ambitious and driven rather than the other way round. ​ I think naturally humans want to learn – you look at toddlers and they want to learn to walk, they want to learn to talk – and I don't think that changes. The more regimented and stifling you make an educational environment, the more people resist it and decide they don't like learning. Frensham's really good at spotting what someone loves and what their talent is... and they follow that." HEAR MORE FROM FLORENCE

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