Weekly Newsletter 10 November 2017


10th November 2017


Weekly Message

Today, the school observed a two-minute silence out of respect for those who have lost their lives in conflict. At the end of the two minutes, A. Cain (9A) and E. Sims (8A) played the ‘Last Post’ in the Atrium. It was a very moving moment- if you would like to hear it for yourself, it has been posted on Twitter on @camshillHT.

On Wednesday, 12 Key Stage 3 pupils travelled to Brune Park to take part in a dance festival. Pupils had the opportunity to watch other schools’ performances as well as participate themselves. It was very well-received. Thanks go to the 12 pupils concerned as well as Miss Weston for taking the pupils.

With Christmas not too far away, we are already thinking about the school’s Christmas Dinner which is taking place on Thursday 14th December. Mrs Francis, Catering Manager, has sent out a letter regarding this over the past couple of days. As you can imagine, it is quite an organisational feat to organise a Christmas meal for 400 pupils so a prompt response would be much appreciated.

Finally, good luck to Year 11 as they go into their second week of practice exams and a reminder that the results of these exams, along with updated predicted grades, will be handed out at Year 11 Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 5th December.


The weekly Headteacher’s blog is available via the following link  https://camsheadteacher.wordpress.com/



Poppy Display – Art Department


The Art department have teamed up with Year 6 pupils in some of our local primary schools, as well as the Fareham Community Church group, KS3 Art Club and many lower school Art classes to produce an exciting and collaborative Poppy installation. Pupils and adults were invited to decorate poppy petals and then a fantastic team of helpers constructed the poppies. The display, the purpose of which is to commemorate all those who have lost their lives in conflicts globally, is now in display in the atrium.

Mrs L Oswald-Cutler, Head of Art Department



Dance Festival


On Wednesday 8 November 12 KS3 pupils went to Brune Park to perform in the Gosport and Fareham Dance Festival. They performed two dances that showed their progression and talent to its best. Alongside their incredible performance the students represented the school impeccably, staying silent side stage, supporting the other schools and acting like complete professionals. Each student had a great afternoon, working as a team and performing with massive smiles on their faces. Well done to all these girls who I look forward to taking to perform on many more stages.

Miss F Weston, Teacher of Dance & PE



PE Department’s “Stars of the Week”

B. Gibbard (7S) services to Cross Country
C. Gibbard (7C) Services to Cross Country
O. Bicknell (7C) Services to Cross Country

S. Moore (10C) – Performances when representing Cams Hill in Cross country
J. Stokes (9A) – Performance in GCSE



Library – Celebrate National Non-fiction November




Key Dates

February/March 2018 
Monday 26Year 11 Mock Exam: English Literature Paper 1
Year 11 Mock Exam: Further Maths
Year 9: School Leavers / Meningitis Jabs (1 of 2)
Tuesday 27Year 11 Mock Exam: Maths Paper 1 (non calculator)
Year 9: School Leavers / Meningitis Jabs (2 of 2)
Wednesday 28Year 11 Mock Exam: History
Year 11 Mock Exam: Maths Paper 2 (calculator)
Year 7-10: Rock Challenge
Acting Academy
Thursday 1World Book Day
Year 11 Mock Exam: English Literature Paper 2
Friday 2Year 11 Mock Exam: Maths paper 3 (calculator)



Puzzle Corner



Sports News


Year 9 Hampshire Cup Football lost against Calthorpe School 5-3
Year 11 Hampshire Cup Football won against Hounsdown 3-0
YR 7 X Country (Currently 3rd in the league overall)


FIXTURES W/C 13 November 2017


Year 8 Girls’ Basketball home to Portchester


Year 11 Boys’ Basketball away to Brookfield
Year 9 Girls’ Basketball home to Brookfield


Year 10 Boys’ Basketball away to Bay House
Year 9 Boys’ Basketball home to Bay House


Year 10/11 Girls Basketball away to Bridgemary
Year 8 Boys’ Basketball home to Bridgemary



Latest Menu



Lost Property

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.


Monday 19 February 2018 - Friday 23 February 2018
Green anorak with hood
White Grey and Navy Hoody
Brown cardigan
Grey leggings


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 GCSE Art, Craft & Design, Graphics and Photography trip to London – 22 November
Payment of £19.50 due by Friday 10 November


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 2018Payment byAmountTotal
First non-refundable deposit13 February 2017£150.00£150.00
First instalment31 March 2017£150.00£300.00
Second instalment28 April 2017£110.00£410.00
Third instalment26 May 2017£110.00£520.00
Fourth instalment30 June 2017£110.00£630.00
Fifth instalment21 July 2017£110.00£740.00
Sixth instalment29 September 2017£110.00£850.00
Seventh and final instalment31 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 2018Payment byAmountTotal
Non-refundable deposit29 September 2017£70.00£70.00
First instalment31 October 2017£50.00£120.00
Second instalment30 November 2017£50.00£170.00
Third and final instalment21 December 2017£30.00£200.00


Water Sports Trip to the Ardeche – July/August 2018
Fourth instalment of £60.00 due by Thursday 30 November

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


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 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

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Fareham College Open Event


St Vincent College Open Evening




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