1st December 2017
It’s December already and Mr Hudson’s “Kindness Calendar” has been shared with all tutor groups. Each day, the calendar will encourage pupils to carry out specific acts of kindness.
Many pupils have also been bringing in presents for “Mission Christmas” a charitable activity where pupils bring in unwrapped gifts to be given to children living in poverty. If you still wish to contribute, the gift needs to be suitable for children and young people aged 0-18 years. You can drop this gift off at Cams Hill School reception and we will then deliver all the gifts to Wave 105 who will distribute the gifts. Cams Hill School will also be a public drop-off point for the initiative. The presents we are looking for are the same as you would buy for your own children such as gift sets, board games and small toys. Organisers always have fewer gifts for teenage boys (11-18) and babies less than 12 month so any gifts for these groups would be much appreciated. There is not a set value to your gifts, but the recommendation is between £5-10. The presents must not be wrapped and still be in the original packaging so that the organisers know what is inside and can allocate accordingly.
Next week we have Year 11 Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 5 December. This is an important evening for all of our Year 11 pupils, who will receive back their mock exam results as well as their latest predicted grades.
The following week, the school’s Christmas Concert will be held (on Wednesday 13 December and Thursday 14 December).
Thursday 14 December is also the pupils’ Christmas Lunch. If you wish your child to have a Christmas Lunch, please remember to complete the slip attached to Mrs Francis’ letter dated 9 November 2017.
The weekly Headteacher’s blog is also available via the following link https://camsheadteacher.wordpress.com/
Year 7 & 9 Cross Country Championships
St Swithun’s School Winchester
Tuesday 28th November 2017
On this brisk, chilly afternoon 16 pupils represented Cams Hill School in the Hampshire Cross Country Championships at St Swithun’s School, Winchester.
Year 7 girls were first, finishing Catrin Gibbard in 30th, Sophie Grist 65th, Emily Blake 80th and Ella Kurr in 96th. Year 7 boys finished with Ben Gibbard in 11th, Tim Czura 29th, Chris Lovett 54th and Theo Crichton-Campbell 56th.
After a group huddle on the mini bus to warm up, next up was year 9 girls. They finished Milly Laing 11th, Gracie Coleman 28th, Emily Grist 51st and sadly Milly Thomas-Willcocks forced to stop with an ankle injury.
Last up, year 9 boys. Matt Hickman finished 6th, Seamus Morrison 16th, Elliot Evans 22nd and Jack Spencer 59th. Excellent sprint finishing enabled the boys year 9 team to clinch 3rd place overall, a small handful of places ahead of Portsmouth Grammar School!
Mr R Gunner, PE Teacher
Senior Team Maths Challenge – Alton College
We took a team to compete in the Senior Team Maths Challenge on Wednesday at Alton College. There were 18 schools competing and a large number (15) were sixth form teams!
We came 11th overall which is a brilliant achievement. We also got a special mention for finishing towards the top in the middle round of the competition!
The four pupils involved were: David Chen, Harry Collins, Alex Thomas and Shayne Wood. Congratulations to these pupils for showing good teamwork and demonstrating excellent mathematical skills.
David takes part in the follow-on round of the individual competition on Friday 1st December.
Mr C Fairhead, Maths Teacher
|Wednesday 20||School Council Meeting
Parent Headteacher Clinic
|Thursday 21||Last Day of Autumn Term - Non School Uniform Day Rock Challenge (School closes 1230)|
|Friday 22||Christmas Holiday: Friday 22 December 2017 - Wednesday 3 January 2018 (Inclusive)|
Year 8 Girls’ Basketball won against Bridgemary 28-12
Year 11 Boys’ Basketball won against Portchester 40-26
Year 9 Girls’ Basketball won against Bay House 38-8
Year 9 Boys’ Basketball won against Fareham Academy 26-12
Year 7 Rugby won against Fareham Academy 8-4
Year 10/11 Girls’ Basketball lost against Henry Cort 13-9
Year 10 Boys’ Basketball lost against Henry Cort 26-12
FIXTURES W/C 4 December 2017
Year 8 Girls’ Basketball away to Brune Park
Year 11 Boys’ Basketball home to Brune Park
Year 9 Girls’ Basketball away to Bay House
Year 10 Boys’ Basketball home to Bridgemary
Year 9 Boys Basketball home to Bridgemary
Year 7 Development Game vs Fareham Academy
Year 10/11 Girls’ Basketball away to Portchester
Year 8 Boys’ Basketball home to Portchester
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 11 December 2017 - Friday 15 December 2017|
|Any lost property handed in has been claimed. There are currently no items in lost property.
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 11 GCSE Poetry Live! Trip to Brighton Dome – January 2018
Payment of £29.00 now overdue (due by Thursday 30 November) – places still available
Year 10 Geography GCSE Trip to Iceland – February 2018
All payments now overdue (due 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
Third and final instalment of £30.00 due by Thursday 21 December
|Battlefields 2018||Payment by||Amount||Total|
|Non-refundable deposit||29 September 2017||£70.00||£70.00|
|First instalment||31 October 2017||£50.00||£120.00|
|Second instalment||30 November 2017||£50.00||£170.00|
|Third and final instalment||21 December 2017||£30.00||£200.00|
Year 10 History GCSE Trip to Berlin – July 2018
Only 7 places remaining – Deposit of £150.00 now due
Water Sports Trip to the Ardeche – July/August 2018
Fifth instalment of £55.00 due by Wednesday 31 January
|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|
MFL Trip to Barcelona – Current Year 9 – October 2018
Deposit of £100 now overdue
Ski Trip 2019 (Years 7-9)
First instalment of £95.00 due by Wednesday 28 February
|Ski Trip 2019||Payment by||Amount||Total|
|First non-refundable deposit||20 October 2017||£100.00||£100.00|
|Second non-refundable deposit||24 November 2017||£100.00||£200.00|
|First instalment||28 February 2018||£95.00||£295.00|
|Second instalment||29 March 2018||£75.00||£370.00|
|Third instalment||30 April 2018||£75.00||£445.00|
|Fourth instalment||25 May 2018||£75.00||£520.00|
|Fifth instalment||29 June 2018||£75.00||£595.00|
|Sixth instalment||28 September 2018||£75.00||£670.00|
|Seventh instalment||31 October 2018||£75.00||£745.00|
|Eighth instalment||30 November 2018||£75.00||£820.00|
|Ninth and final instalment||14 December 2018||£65.00||£885.00|
Miscellaneous News Items
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Look UK – 5K Fun run and Charity Raffle
“The Mayor of Fareham is opening our race for us and it would be great to see as many people there from the community as possible. It is a 5K race which can be run, walked or even hopped! All ages and abilities are welcome and fancy dress is optional. There will be a medal and mince pie for all who take part, with proceeds from the fun run going to LOOK.”
The Frog Prince
Coming to Cams Hill School for Year 7 on Thursday 18 January
Art & Design