Weekly Newsletter 23 February 2018


23rd February 2018

Weekly Message

This week, we held Year 10 Parents’ Evening on Tuesday. Thank you to the huge majority of parents who attended this evening.

Next week, Cams Hill pupils will be performing in the first round of Rock Challenge at the Guildhall in Portsmouth at 6.30pm. Good luck to all of the pupils involved in this event and thank you to Miss Weston and other staff for all of their help.

On Monday and Tuesday, Year 9 are having their school leavers’ jabs. There are a few outstanding slips – if you wish your child to have this jab and haven’t returned the slip yet there is still time. Please bring it in on Monday and hand it to the school’s Medical Officer, Mrs Haines.

It is also a busy week for Year 11 pupils who have mock examinations throughout the week. Good luck to all of those involved.

Finally, the weather is predicted to be extremely cold next week, with temperatures forecast to be below freezing. With this in mind, please remind your children to wrap up warm to protect themselves from the elements.


The Headteacher’s blog contains more informal reflections and is available here: https://camsheadteacher.wordpress.com/



Outstanding achievement in the IMC!

The UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge results came back last week and around a half of those entered have achieved enough points for an award. Best in school was David Chen (Year 11). Shayne Wood (Year 7) also scored over 100 points and both boys have therefore qualified for the Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad on 15th March, showing exceptional achievements. Best in Year 10 was Joseph Davies and best in Year 9 was Robyn Manners. Joseph Davies and Joseph Townsend-Bilton (Year 10) also scored sufficient points to proceed to the next round of the competition called the Pink Kangaroo, which also takes place on 15th March. 34 pupils in total have achieved a certificate (see names below), of which 5 were gold and 10 were silver. Well done to you all.

Gold: David Chen, Alex Thomas (Year 11), Joseph Davies, Joseph Townsend Bilton (Year 10) and Shayne Wood (Year 7).
Silver: Ben Cross, Harry Collins, Fatimah Alkadhimi, Claire Roche (Year 11), Seth Anderson, Evan Goldstone, Harry Williams, Chris Vickers (Year 10), Robyn Manners and Elise Kerens (Year 9).
Bronze: Matilda Tucker, Alex Finch, Rory Taylor (Year 11), Abigail Blanchard, Charlie Debnam, Alice Mayo, Louis Catford, Dylan Vass, Megan Thompson, Louis Peck, Fabian Meads, Adam Thomas, Ellie Fowler, Stanley Appleby, Thomas Thornley, Kieran Martin, Ben Anderson, Jaime Setterfield (Year 10) and Harvey Newton (Year 9).


Mr C Fairhead, Maths Teacher 



Practice Team Maths Challenge

We took eight able mathematicians from Years 8 and 9 to Portchester School on 2 February to have a practice run of the UKMT Team Maths Challenge. This was a great opportunity to experience the different rounds of the competition, solving lots of maths puzzles in the process. The pupils involved were: Elise Kerens, Freddie Gore, Harvey Newton and Ethan Vandra (Year 9) and Hussain Khedapa, Cordelia Towers, Isaac Smith and Kiera Davies (Year 8). Ten teams took part and our teams finished 4th and 8th in the competition. It was an enjoyable day and most were eager to participate in future Maths challenges offered.


Mr C Fairhead, Maths Teacher 



Key Dates

March 2018 
Monday 12Year 7-11 Celebration Assemblies (all week)
Tuesday 131530-1630 TBC Tennis Course
Wednesday 14Governors Meeting: Pastoral Committee
Acting Academy
Thursday 15Year 7 Boys: Hampshire RFU County Schools Tournament, Southampton RFC
Friday 16#hotchocfriwithHT



Puzzle Corner



Sports News

FIXTURES w/c 26 February 2018

Year 7 Rugby home to Crofton
Year 7 Girls’ Football away to Crofton

Year 8 Rugby away to Crofton
Year 8/9 Girls’ Football home to Bridgemary

Year 9 Boys’ Rugby away to Crofton

Year 7 Rugby
Year 10 Boys’ Rugby home to Brune Park



Latest Menu

From 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.



Lost Property

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.



Monday 12 March 2018 - Friday 16 March 2018
Blue Fur Hoody Anorak


A polite reminder to parents/carers – please ensure that all pupils property is clearly named with the pupils name and 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 9 History Trip to the Battlefields – March 2018
Any outstanding documentation/paperwork is now overdue. Please send in as soon as possible


Year 10 History GCSE Trip to Berlin – July 2018
Second instalment of £100.00 due by Wednesday 28 February

History Trip to Berlin 2018Payment ByAmountTotal
First non-refundable depositMonday 27 November 2017£150.00£150.00
Second non-refundable depositFriday 15 December 2017£100.00£250.00
First instalmentWednesday 31 January 2018£50.00£300.00
Second instalmentWednesday 28 February 2018£100.00£400.00
Third instalmentThursday 29 March 2018£100.00£500.00
Fourth and final instalmentMonday 30 April 2018£100.00£600.00


Water Sports Trip to the Ardeche – July/August 2018
Sixth instalment of £55.00 due by Wednesday 28 February

Ardeche 2018Payment byAmountTotal
First non-refundable deposit24 May 2017£100.00£100.00
Second non-refundable deposit30 June 2017£100.00£200.00
First instalment21 July 2017£60.00£260.00
Second instalment29 September 2017£60.00£320.00
Third instalment31 October 2017£60.00£380.00
Fourth instalment30 November 2017£60.00£440.00
Fifth instalment31 January 2018£55.00£495.00
Sixth instalment28 February 2018£55.00£550.00
Seventh instalment29 March 2018£55.00£605.00
Eighth and final instalment30 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 2019Payment byAmountTotal
First non-refundable deposit20 October 2017£100.00£100.00
Second non-refundable deposit24 November 2017£100.00£200.00
First instalment28 February 2018£95.00£295.00
Second instalment29 March 2018£75.00£370.00
Third instalment30 April 2018£75.00£445.00
Fourth instalment25 May 2018£75.00£520.00
Fifth instalment29 June 2018£75.00£595.00
Sixth instalment28 September 2018£75.00£670.00
Seventh instalment31 October 2018£75.00£745.00
Eighth instalment30 November 2018£75.00£820.00
Ninth and final instalment14 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. 


Immunisations Leaflet

Please find a download link for the full leaflet here (.pdf)


Barton Peveril Events


Highbury College Open Event


Hampshire Education Awards


Volunteer Car Drivers – Hampshire County Council








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