Weekly Message 15 March 2019


15th March 2019

Weekly Message – Issue 24

Credit Averages For This Week

Year 7:  5.5       Year 8:   5       Year 9:   3.6       Year 10:   2.7       Year 11:   1.6


Year 11 mocks have concluded this week and pupils now eagerly await their results which will inform further their revision and preparation for the final exam. Parents/Carers will be able to discuss their son/daughter’s progress in the forthcoming Year 11 Parents’ Evening taking place on 26 March 2019.

Parents and Carers are reminded that all events and activities taking place this year can be found on the school calendar on our website https://www.camshill.com/information/calendar/


Year 10 History Trip Operating Theatre ‘Live’

On Tuesday 12 March, pupils had the opportunity to visit a 19thCentury Operating Theatre to coincide with their studies in History around medicine in Britain.

The atmosphere of the museum offered a unique insight into the history behind medicine and surgery during this era and pupils were able to explore the dangers behind surgery. The interactive workshop gave pupils an insight into what it was like to be a medical practitioner and a patient in the 1800s, before the time of antiseptics and anaesthetics. They explored reasons why there was opposition to innovations at the time, namely antiseptics and anaesthetics, and how technology began to develop. It was a great day, slightly damp, but a good time was had by all.


Support for Parents/Carers – ‘What is Anxiety?’

Two workshops took place this week offering guided support and tips around understanding and coping with a child’s anxiety. Both workshops were extremely well attended and feedback from parents and carers, extremely positive. Watch this space for future workshops if these are of interest to you.


Pi Day

 Members of the Maths Department were absolutely delighted with the response to the House competition celebrating ‘Pi Day’ with Pi related cakes and biscuits.  We had 33 entries in total from Years 7-10, showing a variety of skills, creativity and a great deal of effort.  Staff and pupils all got involved in casting their votes – picking out their favourites, as well as other categories such as Most Mathematical, Most Creative and Best Effort.  Winners will be announced on Monday.


Coming up

Year 9 Visit to Marwell Wednesday 20 March 2019 and Thursday 21 March 2019.

Fareham Schools Debating Competition Friday 22 March 2019


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


Key Dates

May 2019 
Monday 13Year 11: GCSE Computer Science Paper 1: Principles of Computer Science (am 1h 40m)
Year 11: GCSE Religious Studies A Paper (pm 1h 45m)
Tuesday 14Year 11: GCSE French Paper 1 (am 35m/45m)
Year 11: GCSE French Paper 3 (am 45m/1h)
Year 11: GCSE Biology Paper 1 (PM 1h 45m)
Year 11: GCSE Combined Science Trilogy-Biology Paper 1 (PM 1h 15m)
Wednesday 15Year 11: GCSE Physical Education Paper 1 (AM 1h 15m)
Year 11: GCSE English Literature Paper 1 (PM 1h 45m)
Thursday 16Year 11: GCSE Chemistry Paper 1 (AM 1h 45m)
Year 11: GCSE Combined Science Trilogy - Chemistry Paper 1 (AM 1h 15m)
Year 11: GCSE Computer Science Paper 2: Application of Computational Thinking (PM 2h)
Friday 17Year 11: GCSE French Paper 4 (AM 1h 15m)
Year 11: GCSE Drama Performance and Response (PM 1h 30m)
Year 11: GCSE Physical Education Paper 2 (PM 1h 15m)



Puzzle Corner

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