Weekly Newsletter 27 April 2018


27th April 2018

Weekly Message

GCSEs have begun with Year 11 pupils sitting their Graphics, Art, Textiles and Photography exams this week. From this point onwards, there are GCSE exams every week. Good luck to all of the pupils involved. It is a stressful time for pupils, parents and staff alike.

This weekend, a small number of pupils are travelling to the Brecon Beacons to participate in a number of challenging outdoor activities. This trip, which is running for the second year in a row, is an amazing opportunity for the children involved- we hope that the weather holds!

There have been mixed fortunes again for pupils competing in sporting events. The Year 9 boys’ football team were defeated in the semi-final of the Fareham and Gosport cup. However, the Year 7 girls’ netball team finished third in the Fareham and Gosport Tournament. Further details of sporting fixtures are on the main website.


Finally, if you wish to purchase nearly-new uniform, you can do so from 3.30-4.00pm each Wednesday. Please phone Main Reception to arrange this if you are interested.


The Headteacher’s blog contains more informal reflections and is available here:




Inter-Schools Debating Competition

On Friday 20th of April, seven Year 8 students went to the Inter-Schools Debating Competition at Fareham College. Six local schools competed against each other and were judged by some important local figures, including Suella Braverman MP.



The competition consisted of three debates with the Cams Hill team taking part in the first debate, opposing the motion that ’Religion is beneficial to society’.

We had two main speakers; Lucy Brown (8A) and Brooke Roberts (8L2), who went on stage to debate against Boundary Oak School. However, it could not have happened without the support of the rest of the Year 8 team: Izzy Gage (8I), Dere Omar (8C), Kayleigh Walker (8L2), Marcus McCormack (8I) and Archie Williams (8I). As a team they wrote the speech together and worked hard to hone their delivery skills.

We were very proud to come third (with only 2.5 marks separating the top 3 teams). We had an excellent day and Mrs Jones (who helped us with the competition), was very proud of our excellent achievement.


Gosport & Fareham Football Cup

Year 9 Boys made it to the Semi Final of the Gosport and Fareham Cup. Our opposition took the game from our hands and ended our season run. Well done to all the boys that have represented our team, on our first outing as a squad for Cams Hill.

Mr R Gunner, PE Teacher


Key Dates

May 2018 
Monday 21
Tuesday 22Year 11: GCSE English Literature Paper 1
Year 11: GCSE Geography Paper 1
Year 7: Art Trip - Southampton Gallery
Wednesday 23Year 11: GCSE Combined Science Trilogy - Physics Paper 1
Year 11: GCSE Physics Paper 1
Year 7: Art Trip - Southampton Gallery
Acting Academy
Thursday 24Solutions for the Planet Big Ideas Competition Regional Final, University of Portsmouth
Year 11: GCSE Mathematics Paper 1 - Foundation and Higher Papers
Year 7: Art Trip - Southampton Gallery
Friday 25Year 11: GCSE English Literature Paper 2



Puzzle Corner



Sports News

w/c 23 April 2018
Year 7 Netball finished 3rd in the Fareham & Gosport Netball Tournament
Year 9 Girls’ finished 5th in the Fareham and Gosport Netball Tournament
Year 9 Boys’ Football lost 5-2 in Semi final of the Fareham and Gosport Cup
Year 10 Girls’ came 4th in the Fareham & Gosport netball Tournament
w/c 30 April 2018
Year 7 Boy’s Cricket home to Bay House
Year 8 Boy’s Cricket away to Henry Cort (approx. return 17.30)
Year 9 Girls Rounders away to Crofton School (approx. return 17:30)



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.



Nearly New Uniform Sale



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 14 May 2018 - Friday 18 May 2018
Black small hoodie
Regatta Blue coat age 11/12
Karrimor Black coat with Blue inside 13yrs
Brown fur trimmed coat SONNETT age 10-12 years
Blue drawstring bag containing 1 rugby top
Blue drawstring bag containing Grey No Fear gloves
Lab coat size S
Black Bootleg shoes size 6.5
Grey zip up pencil case
Various pairs of trainers
Various keys/jewellery
Blue PE shorts x 1
X 2 White PE polo tops


Please check with the Medical Room for this week’s lost property.

A polite reminder to parents/carers – please ensure that all property is clearly named with the pupil’s 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 10 History GCSE Trip to Berlin – July 2018
Fourth and final instalment of £100.00 due by Monday 30 April

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
Eight and final instalment of £55.00 due by Monday 30 April

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
Third instalment of £75.00 due by Monday 30 April

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




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