Weekly Message 141 – 18 March 2022


18th March 2022

Credit Averages for This Week

Year 7                  8.74

Year 8                  7.50

Year 9                  5.28

Year 10                5.50

Year 11                2.67


Today we held a non-uniform day in aid of Comic Relief.  There has been a real buzz in the air as both pupils and staff took part in the activities on offer to raise money for this great cause. The day concluded with a pupil vs staff volleyball extravaganza. After a sterling effort from both teams the game concluded with the pupils taking the top spot.


Cake sales are always a huge success! Thank you to colleagues in the canteen for making gorgeous ‘Comic Cupcakes’ and for a cake stall set up by pupils and their tutor in 8C1 on Wednesday.  At time of writing a whopping £800 has been counted but we will update you next week with the final amount.

Extra Inset Day – 24 June 2022

Please be advised that the school will be closed to pupils on Friday 24 June 2022 for the final INSET Day of the year.  This is an additional day that has been approved by the school’s Governing Body in acknowledgement of the impact of the global pandemic after a process of formal consultation and consideration.


Dates for the Diary for the Coming Week

Colleges’ Afternoon for Year 10 pupils taking place from 1430 to1600 on Tuesday 22 March 2022 – please read on for more information.

Year 9 Guided Choices Evening for pupils and parents/carers – taking place1630-1830 on Tuesday 22 March 2022 as per the email sent to parents/carers last Friday.


Year 8 Visits to Southampton City Art Gallery

This week Year 8 visited Southampton City Art Gallery to support their current Sea Life project. Pupils took part in two practical art workshops and had a guided tour of the gallery. They learnt about the pre-Raphaelites, where the paint colour blue originated, how artists have used everyday objects such as  plastic, in their work and were introduced to a Turner painting worth a mere £14million! The pupils were a credit to the school and their artwork will be displayed in the school L ibrary and used as inspiration for the rest of their project.


Supporting Local Charities – Final Straw Foundation

We are pleased to tell you that we have been able to donate a phenomenal £850 to one of our three school charities, Final Straw Foundation.  Final Straw Foundation is a registered charity working with local communities and businesses to highlight the impact of plastic pollution on our environment and to try to minimise the amount of plastic entering our local seas and wider oceans.

We couldn’t be more grateful for the generosity shown by members of our school community. Thank you!


Years 7 & 8 Girls’ Football

Our Year 7 and 8 girls’ football team begin their fixtures next week. We wish them all the best of luck in their games, and we will keep you updated with their progress.


Year 8 Rugby

Congratulations to the Year 8 boys’ rugby team who were unbeaten in their tournament on Thursday. Out of the five matches played they won three and drew two. They have made great progress so far and we look forward to their next fixture next Tuesday. Well done.


Year 10 Work Experience

There’s been an excited buzz amongst year 10 pupils since the launch of work experience. Many pupils have already started seeking a placement and a few have already been confirmed! Pupils are reminded to visit Camshillcareers.com to find out more.


Year 10 Colleges’ Afternoon

Year 10 pupils and parents/carers are invited to visit the school on Tuesday 22 March 2022 14:30- 16:00 to meet with representatives from local colleges and to start the process of choosing their next steps. Pupils can visit immediately after school or return with parents/carers. There will be more opportunities to meet with colleges later this year if you are unable to attend.


Year 10 Maths In-Class Assessments

The next round of Maths I-CAs are happening next week – two papers, the second of which is a calculator paper. Revision materials can be found on ClassCharts and MathsWatch


Year 11 Maths In-Class Assessments

The final Maths I-CA is happening on Monday – please make sure pupils have all their equipment including a scientific calculator.  Revision materials can be found on ClassCharts and MathsWatch


Puzzle of the Week

Pupils, parents and carers can enter.  To do so, go to:  https://www.puzzleoftheweek.com/home and register.  Pupils need to use their school email address.  You will be sent a User Code to submit your answer each week.


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