23rd February 2018
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
|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|
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
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.
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|
|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 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
Sixth instalment of £55.00 due by Wednesday 28 February
|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|
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