15th December 2017
Week 14 – ‘Some people are worth melting for.’ Olaf
What an incredibly busy time of year this is for us all at Cams Hill. Busy but utterly amazing too with the number of celebration activities and events happening for us and our wider school community.
We’ve taken part this Year in Wave 105 Mission Christmas https://planetradio.co.uk/wave-105/charity/events/wave-mission-christmas/ and are so grateful to all who contributed presents for us to deliver to their centre earlier this week. Mrs Holden and a wonderful group of pupils represented Cams Hill School with incredible positivity and generosity.
This week it’s been Christmas dinner and our two Christmas concerts. The Senior Leadership Team along with prefects served up Christmas Dinner to over 350 pupils in a fabulously festive atmosphere! It was so lovely to see so many pupils sitting and eating together. Our two concerts have been the first show-case event for our completely new music department. What events they have been! Spectacular singing, brilliant participation from huge numbers of pupils and an atmosphere of merriment and celebration that all involved have been so very proud of. Well done to all pupils involved and thank you to all parents and carers who came to support them.
A few key messages to clarify a couple of frequently asked questions from over the past week.
End of term arrangements – we finish next Thursday, 21 December 2017, which you will already be aware is a non-uniform day in aid of Rock Challenge. You can find out more about Rock Challenge by visiting www.rockchallenge.co.uk. Pupils are asked to bring in £1.00 to wear non-school uniform. Tutors will be accepting this money from the beginning of the week and ideally we would like this in by Wednesday 20 December 2017; however, pupils will be able to make payment on the day.
- Pupils will be leaving site between 1215 and 1230 depending on when their specific tutor group is authorised to go by senior staff in a staggered exit.
- We welcome all pupils and staff back to school on Thursday 04 January 2018 on a Week A. This is a change to the published calendar. There are reasons around teaching and curriculum time which mean that if we come back on the same week as we finish next week, we are able to ensure coverage of all subjects within the two week timetable appropriately.
- Pupils will have an ‘extraordinary’ tutor time from 0830-0840 on Thursday 04 January 2018 to receive new timetables. There have been some curriculum changes due to staff roles and responsibility changes which come into effect from January 2018 which may affect timetables.
Thank you in anticipation of your continued support. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The weekly Headteacher’s blog is also available via the following link https://camsheadteacher.wordpress.com/
Over 100 pupils took part in the Christmas Concert performances this week at Cams Hill. Performances ranged from vocal and instrumental solos to small ensembles, concert band and the Year 7 Choir, Show Choir and Upper School Singers. The Hall had been decorated beautifully with lights, tinsel and sparkling snowflakes, produced by the Art Department.
There was a very festive feel to each performance which included a sing-a-long of Merry Christmas by Slade, sung by and enjoyed by many parents and staff!
The solo performances were performed brilliantly by pupils from Years 9 to 11. Hameem Khan treated us to an exciting Jewish Dance on the violin and David Chen joined Mr Cleary in a piano duet. The singers, Ella White, Kimberly Chitifa, Amelia Burgess, Ruby Jermyn, Rem Rem Ceballo, Ellie Pound, Katie Wilson, Jessica Fox, Lily Carter, Lewis Gunter and Zoe Elliott all gave confident, expressive and fantastic performances which were really appreciated by the audience. Also, huge thanks to the house band, Tom Keeping (drums), David Chen (piano) and Joe Garland-Johnson (guitar). The massed choir added particular energy to the end of the concert, sending the audience off in full festive mood and covered in snow!!
Mr A Cleary – Head of Music
Matilda Tucker Charity Skydive
Matilda Tucker (11H) completed a charity skydive in aid of the Rowans Hospice. She raised approximately £1500 for the cause!
Book Buzz and Cams Hill School – 2017
(7L2 receive their Book Buzz choices!)
Every year, Cams Hill Library invites Year 7 pupils to choose a brand new book for Christmas, from a list of fantastic, quality titles. As Christmas draws near, English teachers bring their Year 7 pupils to the Library for a special lesson where they receive their new book and settle down for a lovely read! Our present to Year 7 pupils helps to promote a love of reading for pleasure, which will improve their attainment across the school.
Christmas Reading List
|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|
Puzzle Corner will return in the New Year.
Year 8 Girls’ Basketball lost against Brune Park 18-16
Year 9 Boys’ Basketball lost against Bridgemary 19-11
Year 7 Development Game lost against Fareham Academy 7-6
Year 10 Girls’ Basketball won against Portchester 25-12
Year 8 Boys’ Basketball won against Portchester 31-9
There are no fixtures until the New Year
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 11 December 2017 – Friday 15 December 2017
Pupils should visit the Medical Room to check this week’s lost property.
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 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
Second deposit of £100.00 due by Friday 15 December
|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
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The Frog Prince
Coming to Cams Hill School for Year 7 on Thursday 18 January
Art & Design