12th January 2018
Over the Christmas holiday, Fleur Ravenhill in Year 8 had 34cm of hair cut off to raise money to fight cancer. This is something Fleur decided to do herself and she has raised over £800 so far (and is confident she will end up raising her target of £1000). A phenomenal fund-raising effort from one of our pupils to help other people. Please see the article below for further details.
Last night, the school held the first of two evenings to help Year 9 pupils make decisions about which GCSE subjects they would be interested in studying next year. Representatives from local colleges and some employers ran sessions to help pupils and parents think about life after Cams Hill School. Thank you to Mr Purslow and Miss Jenns who organised it, and to all of the parents and pupils who attended.
Last week, we highlighted the pen pal scheme which is going to build links with residents of local care homes. This is being set up by Emily Ginn in Year 10, and Mrs Ellis (Head of English). Pupils should see either of them if they are interested.
Finally, can we please draw your attention to the rules on make-up for Years 9, 10 and 11. Pupils are allowed to wear “skin coloured base foundation, very light mascara or clear lip balm. This make-up must not be noticeable to an observer. Eyebrows are expected to be natural in shape and colour.” The rules regarding make-up were amended following pupil feedback and are on the school’s website. This term, there have been a few instances where make-up has been too obvious. We would ask for your help in reminding your children of the school’s expectations.
Fleur’s Charity Haircut
In November, Fleur (8L1) decided that she wanted to cut and donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust. The Little Princess Trust is a charity that provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to children across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
On 22 December, Fleur had the cut and donated the 34cm to the charity.
Fleur also has a just giving page and has, to date, raised a fantastic £820 of her £1000 target. We have no doubt Fleur will succeed in achieving this target.
Chess Club Winner
Congratulations to George Armitage (8H) for winning the Chess Club tournament which took place before Christmas.
Anyone who would like to test their chess might against George or just come to play or learn chess is welcome along to GEOG2 during Friday lunchtime.
Mr N Bayley, Geography Teacher
|Monday 12||Year 7-11 Celebration Assemblies (all week)
SCHOOL CLOSES 1500 MEMORIAL SERVICE
|Tuesday 13||1530-1630 TBC Tennis Course|
|Wednesday 14||Governors Meeting: Pastoral Committee
|Thursday 15||Year 7 Boys: Hampshire RFU County Schools Tournament, Southampton RFC|
Y11 Football lost Wildern (Hampshire Cup) lost 5-2
FIXTURES (w/c 15 January 2018)
Year 7 Girls Netball away to Fareham Academy
Year 9, 10 & 11 Tennis away to Henry Cort
Year 7 & 8 Badmington home to Portchester
Year 9,10&11 Badmington away to Portchester
Year 7&8 Table Tennis away to Bridgemary
Year 7 Rugby
From Monday 15 January MEAL DEALS have the option of flavoured water.
From 12 January baguettes will be reduced to 55p (was 60p), but if butter is required the cost will be increased to 65p.
Free school meals must only use the dining hall at lunch time, and have either a MEAL DEAL or MAIN MEAL.
If items are not found on the day they are lost, please keep checking with the Medical 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 12 March 2018 - Friday 16 March 2018|
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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 Geography GCSE Trip to Iceland – February 2018
URGENT – Photography/scan/photograph of passport now overdue (Due Friday 1 December 2017)
Year 9 History Trip to the Battlefields – March 2018
Third and final instalment of £30.00 due now overdue
|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
First instalment of £50.00 due by Wednesday 31 January
|History Trip to Berlin 2018||Payment By||Amount||Total|
|First non-refundable deposit||Monday 27 November 2017||£150.00||£150.00|
|Second non-refundable deposit||Friday 15 December 2017||£100.00||£250.00|
|First instalment||Wednesday 31 January 2018||£50.00||£300.00|
|Second instalment||Wednesday 28 February 2018||£100.00||£400.00|
|Third instalment||Thursday 29 March 2018||£100.00||£500.00|
|Fourth and final instalment||Monday 30 April 2018||£100.00||£600.00|
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|
Ski Trip 2019 (Years 7-9) – April 2019
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
Disclaimer: Cams Hill School is not recommending the following services, simply providing information that may be of interest. We cannot vouch for safeguarding, insurance or health and safety aspects of these companies so please access their websites for further information.
The Frog Prince
Coming to Cams Hill School for Year 7 on Thursday 18 January
Charity Fun Run