Weekly Newsletter 9 March 2018


9th March 2018

Weekly Message

This Tuesday, almost 200 sets of parents attended Year 8 Parents’ Evening. Thank you to everyone who made this a positive event.

Also on Tuesday, the Year 7/8s ran in the Gosport and Fareham Schools team at Basingstoke. Congratulations to Ben Gibbard (7S) who successfully qualified to represent Hampshire schools in the next round of the competition.

Next week, 15 Year 9 pupils are working with the English department on the BBC School Report, an exciting opportunity that gives young people in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience. The department will help pupils develop their journalistic skills to become School Reporters and will take part in the annual News Day run by the BBC. Good luck to everyone involved.

Finally, Year 9 pupils will be travelling to France on Friday 16 March for the annual Battlefields trip. Highlights of the two days will be a tour of Ypres area on Friday, looking at a section of the German trench system used in World War 1 and visiting the Passchendale Museum.


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



Credits Milestone

Huge congratulations to the following pupils for achieving over 200 credits. This is an incredible achievement and some are well on their way to achieving the next step of 300 credits. We are very proud of them. How many more can they achieve?
The challenge is on.

Jamie Cooper (9M) 253
Madeline Le-Moignan (9M) 223
Dere Omar (8C) 207
John Biddle (8A) 204
Sophie Grist (7A) 227
Catrin Gibbard (7C) 227
Molly Bunker (7L2) 225
Tomo Ozanne (7L1) 208
Jason Nash (7L1) 207
Abigail Rawlings (7C) 204
Jess Moulding (7L2) 200
Caitlin Marks (7L2) 200

Well done everyone.



Mrs Newman, Head of Year 11 & Senior Pastoral Lead



Year 10 Maths Feast Team Challenge



On Wednesday this week, Evan Goldstone, Adam Thomas, Harry Williams (pictured above) and Christopher Vickers represented Cams Hill School in the Further Maths competition called Maths Feast at Horndean Technology College. This competition involved some complex problem solving, with clear communication in their solutions, justifying how they arrived at their answers. There were 4 gruelling rounds including a practical challenge and a fascinating series of linked puzzles to solve in a grid similar to the “Blockbusters” game show! The boys put in a good performance, scoring well in each round. However, there was some strong opposition in the room, amongst the 15 teams competing and the winners were Bohunt School.
Well done to our team for their efforts on the day!

Mr C Fairhead, Maths Teacher 



Top third finish for Cams Hill in UKMT Team Maths Challenge

Robyn Manners, Elise Kerens, Hussain Khedapa and Shayne Wood represented our school last week in the regional final of the UKMT Team Maths Challenge. There were 33 schools competing on Tuesday at Churcher’s College in Petersfield, all vying for a place in the final in London. Our pupils performed well in the first round scoring 51 out of 60 marks. They then battled the remaining three rounds in pairs, solving lots of mathematical puzzles and mental calculations. Tiffin School in Surrey came first, whilst we finished a very respectable 11th overall. Congratulations to our team for their hard work and effort on the day.


Mr C Fairhead, Maths Teacher 


Year 7 & Year 8 Running

Year 7/8’s ran in the Gosport and Fareham schools team at Basingstoke on Tuesday 6th March. Ben Gibbard (7S) successfully qualified to represent Hampshire schools in the next round of the competition.


Year 7 girls
Catrin Gibbard 66th
Olivia Bicknell 111th

Year 7 boys
Ben Gibbard 10th
Tim Czura 25th

Year 8 girls
Emma Sims 74th
Alice Townsend 78th

Year 8 boys
George Harrison 79th
Blake Whent 95th


Mr R Gunner, PE Teacher 



Reading Room


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


w/c 12 March 2018

Year 7 Rugby away to Brookfield (approx. return 17.30pm)
Year 7 Girls’ Football away to Brookfield (approx. return 17.30pm)

Year 8 Boys’ Rugby away to Bay House & Sixth Form (approx. return 17.30pm)
Year 8/9 Girls Football home to Bay House

Year 9 Boys’ Rugby away to Brookfield (approx. return 17.30pm)

Year 10 Boys’ Rugby home to Bay House
Year 7 Rugby Training



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
Third instalment of £100.00 due by Wednesday 28 March

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
Seventh instalment of £55.00 due by Thursday 29 March

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
Second instalment of £75.00 due by Thursday 29 March

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


Hampshire County Youth Ensembles – Recruiting!








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