20th October 2017
It has been a typically busy end to the half-term. Early this morning, pupils and staff met in readiness for a week-long trip to Chateau Beaumont. During this week, pupils will visit the local sites and improve their competency in French. The highlight of this week no doubt will be a two-day visit to Paris, with one of the days being a trip to Disneyland Paris.
Yesterday evening, the Events Hall was packed with approximately two hundred parents for a Year 11 Information Evening. Information and guidance was given by Mrs Newman (Key Stage 4 Manager) on some practical ways for parents to support their children during this very stressful year. There were then presentations by Mrs Ellis (Head of English) and Miss Wilson (Head of Maths) on how parents can help their children in these two key subjects. After these presentations, parents then had the opportunity to speak to Heads of Department and our Exams Officer to find out what pupils are doing and how they can be supported. Copies of all the A4 subjects sheets, as well as the PowerPoint presentations from Mrs Newman, Mrs Ellis and Miss Wilson, will be available on the school website after half-term.
Home-school communication is key in supporting the 1200 pupils who attend Cams Hill. This half-term, we are have been in communication with a small group of parents regarding the arrangements in the Dining Hall. Please read the letter from Mrs Harrison-Jones that has been sent out today regarding the changes we are making after half-term in response to these concerns.
Finally, a reminder that the first day back, Monday 30 October, is an INSET day so the site is closed to all children. We hope that you are all able to have a restful holiday.
The weekly Headteacher’s blog contains more informal reflections from the week and is available via the following link https://camsheadteacher.wordpress.com/
This week has been a fantastic week for the Art Department. Monday 16 October saw the return of some of our ex-year 11 Art and Technology pupils who we had invited back to a much anticipated Private View showcasing their GCSE work. It was brilliant to see them and hear how they are getting on in college and the work looked incredible. The Exhibition Hall then became an additional classroom for the department and offered opportunities for the team to bring their classes to discuss the art work, specifically focusing on colour, texture, composition and content.
The Camscreative entries were also exhibited alongside the GCSE show and we ended the week with the prizegiving for our winners. More info below:
September 2017 saw the launch of our annual Cams Creative Art Competition. The competition was open to Years 7-11 and also Cams Hill staff. Details were shared in Art lessons; the theme for the competition was ‘Welcome to the Future’. Entrants were able to use any type of art form to execute their idea. They were also encouraged to write a short piece explaining the thoughts behind their work. As always, the competition created a great buzz around the school from pupils and staff alike!
The entries were judged by Miss Matthews (Deputy Headteacher), Mrs Oswald-Cutler (Head of Art) and Mrs Gough (School Governor). Mrs Harrison-Jones (Headteacher) judged her favourites and the finalists were invited to a prize ceremony on Friday 20 October. The voting was also open to the rest of the school during the exhibition and a great number of you voted for your favourites.
The Art Department would like to thank all of the pupils and staff that made this competition possible and we are already planning for the next year’s theme. If you only thought about entering this time make sure that you do something about it next year! Remember to look on Camscreative Instagram for images of the work that was on display.
Categories and Winners
- Fine Art
1st prize – Amy Lobo, 7H
Runner up – Jaiden Choudhury, 8C
- 3-D/ Sculpture
1st prize – Evie Morrison-Hoare, 7H
Runner up – Caitlin Martin and Sophie Wood, 9I
- Mixed Media/Textiles
1st prize – Lauren Matthews, 9C
Runner up – Saranne Charlton, 8M
1st prize – Abi Bradshaw, 10L2
1st prize – Mrs Johnston
Runner up – Mrs Ure
- Head teachers commendation
1st prize – Emily Law, 8L2
Runner up – Louise Buxcey, 9C
- Public Vote
1st prize – Elizabeth Lindsell, 7H
Runner up – Maisie De Grey and Ellie-May Coote, 11S
Some quotes from the event:
“Brodie King’s hat was fabulous! Fantastic exhibits. Great effort – well done you talented people.” Nicola Trend, governor.
“Beautiful art – so many clever pupils.” Mrs Salmon, parent.
“Fantastic talent!! Jaw dropping work that really makes you step back and admire.” Anonymous, guest book.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff, governors, parents and most especially the pupils who have made this week extra special.
Cams Library Newsletter
Pudsey’s Round Pound Collection
We are collecting your old round pounds for Children In Need. Any you wish to donate can be bought to your tutor by Friday 3rd November. There are apparently over 450 million still in circulation so let’s get hunting…
|Tuesday 21||Whole School Enrichment Day
Governors Meeting: Resources Committee
|Wednesday 22||Year 10: Art & Photography Trip National Portrait Gallery, Natural History Museum, V & A.
Parent Headteacher Clinic
|Thursday 23||Year 8 Boys: Hampshire RFU County Schools Tournament, Southampton RFC|
There is no puzzle corner this week. Stay tuned for after half term!
Year 10 Boys’ Football won against Brune Park 6-5
Year 8 Girls’ A Team Netball won against Brune Park 38-23
Year 11 Boys’ Football lost against Brookfield 4-0
Year 10/11 Girls’ Netball won against Brune Park 22-8
Year 9 Girls’ Netball lost against Brune Park 12-11
Year 7 Boys’ Rugby Competition lost 4 won 2
FIXTURES W/C 30 October 2017
Fixtures for the week after half term are still to be confirmed.
If items are not found on the day they are lost, please keep checking with the First Aid Room as they can often take a couple of weeks to reach us.
UNCLAIMED LOST PROPERTY WILL BE KEPT FOR 2 WEEKS THEN DISPOSED OF
|Monday 13 November 2017 - Friday 17 November 2017|
2 grey hoodies
Grey and Burgundy scarf
A polite reminder to Parents/Carers to please ensure that all pupil property is clearly named with tutor group.
Various keys, watches and pairs of spectacles are kept in the Medical Room when handed into lost property. When named items are handed in to the Medical Room Form Tutors are notified by e-mail or printed slips, which are sent in school registers, to ask pupils to come and collect the items.
School Trips Update
You may pay online for the majority of trips at https://www.scopay.com/camshill-hants
Year 7 & 8 MFL French Trip to Chateau Beaumont – October 2017
Medical form, passport, EHIC and behaviour agreement now overdue (due Tuesday 26 September)
Year 10 Computing Trip to the National Museum of Computing, Milton Keynes
Payment of £47.00 now overdue (due Friday 13 October)
Year 10 Geography GCSE Trip to Iceland – February 2018
Seventh and final instalment of £110.00 due by Tuesday 31 October
|Iceland 2018||Payment by||Amount||Total|
|First non-refundable deposit||13 February 2017||£150.00||£150.00|
|First instalment||31 March 2017||£150.00||£300.00|
|Second instalment||28 April 2017||£110.00||£410.00|
|Third instalment||26 May 2017||£110.00||£520.00|
|Fourth instalment||30 June 2017||£110.00||£630.00|
|Fifth instalment||21 July 2017||£110.00||£740.00|
|Sixth instalment||29 September 2017||£110.00||£850.00|
|Seventh and final instalment||31 October 2017||£110.00||£960.00|
Year 9 History Trip to the Battlefields – March 2018
First instalment of £50.00 due by Tuesday 31 October
Water Sports Trip to the Ardeche –July/August 2018
Third instalment of £60.00 due by Tuesday 31 October
|Ardeche 2018||Payment by||Amount||Total|
|First non-refundable deposit||24 May 2017||£100.00||£100.00|
|Second non-refundable deposit||30 June 2017||£100.00||£200.00|
|First instalment||21 July 2017||£60.00||£260.00|
|Second instalment||29 September 2017||£60.00||£320.00|
|Third instalment||31 October 2017||£60.00||£380.00|
|Fourth instalment||30 November 2017||£60.00||£440.00|
|Fifth instalment||31 January 2018||£55.00||£495.00|
|Sixth instalment||28 February 2018||£55.00||£550.00|
|Seventh instalment||29 March 2018||£55.00||£605.00|
|Eighth and final instalment||30 April 2018||£55.00||£660.00|
Ski Trip 2019 (Years 7-9)
Deposit of £100.00 due by Friday 20 October
Miscellaneous News Items
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Highbury College Open Evening
Art & Design