Weekly Message 128 – 26 November 2021


26th November 2021

Credit Averages for This Week


Year 7                  6.58

Year 8                  7.77

Year 9                  4.23

Year 10                4.28

Year 11                 2.52


With the weather particularly cold and changeable, we ask parents and carers to encourage their children to wear a coat to school. Pupils continue to spend their break and lunchtime outside (unless eating in the Dining Hall) so it is important that they come well prepared.

We remind parents and carers that the Year 11 Parents’ Subject Evening is on Tuesday 7 December 2021 and that this will be taking place on site. A letter with the specific details about the evening including the appointment booking arrangements has been sent to parents/carers this week. We also remind parents and carers that car parking at the school is limited, and we encourage people to walk where this is possible.

Please refer to our school calendar which is published on the school website to see which other events are coming up over the coming weeks, ahead of the Christmas break.


Life of Pi

 40 pupils from Years 9, 10 and 11 went to London to watch a stage performance of Life of Pi. After being postponed for two years due to the pandemic, it was well worth the wait. The puppets for the tiger, hyena and zebra were so lifelike and the actor playing Pi was fabulous. A truly excellent trip and the pupils were an absolute credit to the Cams Hill School community.


Charity Donations

Please help us support the following projects in the local community to make Christmas a little better for those in need.

This year we are proud to be supporting two charities this December, Acts of Kindness (AOK) and Mission Christmas and would love our Cams Hill Community to help people who are really struggling financially and emotionally this Christmas. Please do read on and we thank you in advance for your support.

AOK Queen Alexander Project: No one should be alone at Christmas.

Each year, the QA hospital has about 100 elderly patients across their three wards who have no relatives or visitors and are completely on their own. AOK made it their mission over the last few years to ensure that no elderly person at QA feels forgotten and has something to open on Christmas Day. We are hoping that pupils will bring in gifts which we will take to QA in the final week of term, for nurses to hand out on Christmas day.

The list of suggested gifts is below (pupils can buy a couple of things or just buy single items and we will cluster a few things together). We invite pupils to bring their gifts into school, and we will have some tutor “wrapping parties” to create gift sets and to write gift tags. Obviously, if pupils want to wrap at home, that would be fabulous as well. They just need to ensure that they have a gift tag which says whether it is aimed at males or females, along with a short message.

Suggested Gift:

Socks with grips/slipper socks

Puzzle books


Hair or comb sets

Soft jelly sweets (sealed and shop bought)

Soft edible items (sealed and shop bought)

Playing cards

Soft toys

Mission Christmas – Be a Secret Santa to local children in the area.

This year – more families than ever in the local area have applied for support from Mission Christmas. They cannot afford to buy their child a present this Christmas. We are therefore asking if the Cams Hill Community can help. Please buy an extra gift for Mission Christmas if you can, and they will make sure that it gets to a disadvantaged child, so they will wake up to something under the tree on Christmas morning. All gifts should be new and unwrapped and can be dropped off at our school reception. Here are some gift ideas for different age groups.


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