17th November 2017
“I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of the things like courage or bravery or generosity or anything else … kindness – that simple word. To be kind – it covers everything, to my mind. If you’re kind, that’s it.”- Roald Dahl
National Kindness Week began with Holly Mault (10A) distributing biscuits to every member of her year group during tutor time; it concluded with Mr Hudson and the pastoral teams encouraging pupils to carry out at least one random act of kindness over the weekend. National Kindness Week is a fantastic initiative and a good reason to remember to be nice to each other.
Today, the school community donated over £1000 as well as a huge number of essential items for the Fareham and Gosport Basics Bank, a local charity who distribute much-needed items to people in need. We would like to say a huge thank you to all the pupils, parents and staff who contributed – as you can see from the photo above, these generous contributions will make a difference to local families in difficulties at an expensive time of year. Thank you to Miss Elder for arranging this and thanks also to the many Year 11s who went round the school this morning collecting these items.
On Tuesday, a group of Years 7 and 8 girls took part in a rugby completion at Trojans Rugby Club in Eastleigh. Please read the bulletin below to see Miss Caddy’s report on how they performed.
Last week, we entered 10 pupils in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge. This competition is aimed at pupils up to Year 13 but that didn’t deter David Chen, Year 11, who came top and has qualified for the next round of the competition. Shayne Wood, in Year 7, came second with a Silver Certificate. There were Bronze Certificates for Rory Taylor, Harry Collins, Alex Thomas and Naomi Costello, all of whom are in Year 11. Congratulations to all of the pupils involved and thank you to Mr Fairhead for organising.
Finally, a reminder that we are having an Enrichment Day on Tuesday 21st November. This is a day when all pupils are off-timetable and work on a variety of different topics, most of which are part of the school’s personal development learning programme. The only exception is Year 11 who are working on GCSE preparation, with a variety of different sessions to help them prepare for the summer exams. Thank you for all the hard work of Mr Anderson and the pastoral teams in preparing for this day.
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Fantastic achievements in UKMT Senior Maths Challenge
Ten of our most able mathematicians took part in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge last week and the results have already arrived back in school. This is a competition aimed at pupils up to Year 13, so is generally targeting students at sixth form college. Despite that, six of our pupils have achieved sufficient points to be awarded with a certificate. David Chen (11A) came top with a gold certificate and has qualified for the next round of the competition which takes place next month. Shayne Wood (7A) is a very gifted mathematician in Year 7 who, like David, has already achieved the highest of grades in GCSE Maths and Level 2 Further Maths. Shayne achieved a silver certificate – giving him another outstanding result.
Cams Hill had further success with bronze certificates from Rory Taylor (11S), Harry Collins (11L1), Alex Thomas (11S) and Naomi Costello (11L1).
This 1½ hour test occurred between two mock papers last week for Year 11, which makes the participation for all of those involved even more commendable. Congratulations to you all. We hope to take some of these pupils to a Maths Team Challenge later this month to build on this amazing success.
Mr C Fairhead, Most Able Coordinator
Year 7 and 8 Girls Rugby Festival
11 girls represented Cams Hill on Tuesday at Trojans Rugby Club in Eastleigh.
With over 20 teams and a variety of schools from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight it was fantastic to see so many girls involved in rugby.
We arrived with some basic knowledge of rugby yet an appetite to learn and develop our rugby skills. The day was focused around learning through the game and that is exactly what Cams did!
In the morning we played against 4 strong teams. All of the girls showed determination and huge amounts of strength in the 4 games, making hard tackles, endless runs through and into the other teams and scoring some marvellous tries in every game.
We managed to win two of the games and narrowly lost the other two games 2-1.
We bravely opted to enter the competitive matches in the afternoon over the developmental games and were pitched against some amazing teams, full of talent. and experience (Arnewood, Ryde, Henry Cort and Toynebee). Losing out by 1 try kept haunting us in these games but the girls kept their heads up and didn’t give up.
As a team the girls learnt so much and although they arrived with just the basic knowledge and understanding of the game, we left knowing so much more and with 8 games of experience under our belts.
Miss E Caddy, Teacher of PE
Year 8 Boys Basketball Success
Year 8 Boys basketball win 24-14 over Bridgemary
Mr R Gunner, Teacher of PE
|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 Portchester 32-8
Year 11 Boys’ Basketball lost against Brookfield 57-2
Year 9 Girls’ Basketball lost against Brookfield 47-4
Year 10 Boys’ Basketball lost against Bay House 57-17
Year 9 Boys’ Basketball lost against Bay House 20-16
U16 Girls’ Football lost against Wyvern 6-0
Year 10/11 Girls Basketball lost against Bridgemary 26-24
Year 8 Boys’ Basketball won against Bridgemary 24-14
FIXTURES W/C 20 November 2017
Year 8 Girls’ Basketball away to Henry Cort
Year 11 Boys’ Basketball away to Brune Park
Year 9 Girls’ Basketball away to Bridgemary
Year 10 Boys’ Basketball home to Henry Cort
Year 9 Boys’ Basketball home to Brune Park
Year 10/11 Girls’ Basketball home to Brune Park
Year 8 Boys’ Basketball home to Brune Park
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 10 GCSE Art, Craft & Design, Graphics and Photography trip to London – 22 November
Payment of £19.50 now overdue (due Friday 10 November)
Year 11 GCSE Poetry Live! Trip to Brighton Dome – January 2018
Payment of £29.00 due by Thursday 30 November
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
Second instalment of £50.00 due by Thursday 30 November
|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
Deposit of £150.00 due by Monday 27 November
Water Sports Trip to the Ardeche – July/August 2018
Fourth instalment of £60.00 due by Thursday 30 November
|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 due by Friday 17 November
Ski Trip 2019 (Years 7-9)
Second non-refundable deposit of £100.00 due by Friday 24 November
|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|
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