24th November 2017
It has been a week of sporting success this week, with a range of basketball fixtures: the Year 8 girls beat Henry Cort; the Year 9 girls beat Bridgemary; the Year 9 boys beat Brune Park; the senior girls’ team beat Brune Park; and the Year 8 boys won against Brune Park. However, Brune Park gained some revenge against the Year 11 boys. A huge thank you to everyone who represents the school, win or lose, and of course to the dedicated PE team who give up so much time after school to ensure these fixtures take place.
On Wednesday, over 80 Year 10 pupils from Art, Graphics and Photography travelled to London. The Graphics and Photography pupils went to Trafalgar Square and visited an exhibition in the National Portrait Museum; the Art pupils went to the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum. Thank you to the Art Department for organising this trip and also to the Year 10 pupils, whose behaviour (according to Mrs Oswald-Cutler, Head of Art) was exemplary.
Looking ahead in your diaries, we have Year 11 Parents’ Evening (Tuesday 5 December 2017), and the School Christmas Concert (Wednesday 13 December 2017 and Thursday 14 December 2017). Further details of these events will be sent separately.
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Year 10 Trip – London
On Wednesday 22 November Year 10 GCSE Art, Graphics and Photography pupils visited London. The Art pupils spent the morning at the Victoria and Albert Museum and after lunch ventured across the road to the Natural History Museum. These world renowned museums gave the students the opportunity to study real artworks and artefacts related to their GCSE topics.
In the V&A pupils focused on exploring the Lustrous Surfaces exhibits, part of the Asian collections, where fine examples of Japanese pottery juxtaposed incredible textiles. The pupils were particularly drawn to the amazing embroidery on the traditional Japanese kimonos; it was overwhelming to think about the amount of work it took to create just one kimono. The kimono is a Japanese traditional garment worn by men, women and children. In kimono it is the pattern on the surface, rather than the cut of the garment, that is significant. Indications of social status, personal identity and cultural sensitivity are expressed through colour and decoration.
In the Natural History Museum pupils had the chance to make first hand observational drawings from the animals on display, and record any other elements of inspiration in the building. The main entrance now has a blue whale skeleton which was very photogenic, especially as the light started to fade and the blue lights shining on the skeleton got brighter.
Meanwhile, across town the Photography and Graphics pupils spent their day snapping the capital city and visiting The National Portrait Gallery. The weather was fine, a little chilly at times, but otherwise perfect conditions for capturing the amazing sites which included Trafalgar Square and the attractions alongside the River Thames.
Whilst at the National Portrait Gallery pupils had the opportunity to visit The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. The prize is the leading international photographic portrait competition, celebrating and promoting the very best in contemporary portrait photography. It has established a reputation for creativity and excellence, with works submitted by a range of photographers, from leading professionals to talented amateurs and the most exciting emerging artists.
The selected images, many of which will be on display for the first time, explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to the photographic portrait whilst capturing a range of characters, moods and locations. The exhibition of fifty-nine works features all of the prestigious prize winners including the winner of the £15,000 first prize.
Pupils will now be able to come back to their projects with fresh inspiration and images, guiding them with a greater depth of knowledge for their art works and photography.
The students were an absolute credit to Cams Hill School, impeccably behaved and a pleasure to spend the day with.
Mrs L Oswald-Cutler, Head of Art
PE Stars of the Week
- (7M) Annemarie Tilley
- (9S) Josh Bunce
- (10H) James Bennett
- (10S) Izzy Sibbit
|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 Henry Cort 20-18
Year 11 Boys’ Basketball lost against Brune Park 40-21
Year 9 Girls’ Basketball won against Bridgemary 22-6
Year 9 Boys’ Basketball won against Brune Park 30-12
Year 10/11 Girls’ Basketball won against Brune Park 19-12
Year 8 Boys’ Basketball won against Brune Park 19-15
FIXTURES W/C 27 November 2017
Year 8 Girls’ Basketball home to Bridgemary
Year 11 Boys’ Basketball away to Portchester
Year 9 Girls Basketball home to Portchester
Year 10 Boys’ Basketball home to Bridgemary
Year 9 Boys’ Basketball away to Fareham Academy
Year 7 Development Game V’s Fareham Academy
Year 10/11 Girls’ Basketball away to Henry Cort
Year 8 Boys’ Basketball home to Henry Cort
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 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|
Miscellaneous News Items
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Look UK – 5K Fun run and Charity Raffle
“The Mayor of Fareham is opening our race for us and it would be great to see as many people there from the community as possible. It is a 5K race which can be run, walked or even hopped! All ages and abilities are welcome and fancy dress is optional. There will be a medal and mince pie for all who take part, with proceeds from the fun run going to LOOK.”
The Frog Prince
Coming to Cams Hill School for Year 7 on Thursday 18 January
Art & Design