Weekly Message 200 – 6 October 2023


6th October 2023

House Points Averages per Pupil for This Week


Year 7              6.86 points

Year 8              4.09 points

Year 9              4.41 points

Year 10            3.25 points

Year 11            3.47 points


Pupils are engaging exceptionally well with their learning across the curriculum supported by the ‘Behaviour Curriculum’ which focuses the school community’s attention on being Ready, Respectful and Resilient. Please do visit our Facebook, Instagram, and X pages to catch a glimpse of life at Cams Hill School.


Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/camshillschool/

Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/cams_hill/

Twitter/X- twitter.com/cams_hill


There has been good take-up with the extra-curricular and co-curricular opportunities that are offered. Please see our website for further information about the extra-curricular and co-curricular activities programme.


As we move into the penultimate two weeks of this half term, we remind parents and carers that the school closes to pupils at the end of the day on Friday 20 October for the half term holiday re-opening to pupils on Monday 30 October 2023.


The next school INSET Day, when school is closed to all pupils, takes place on Friday 17 November 2023.


Year 7 Photos


Year 7 pupils will have their photos taken in school on Wednesday next week.  Pupils will bring home a card with details of how to view and purchase your child’s photo.


Tours of the School


Following the Open Evening last week, we continue to invite prospective Year 6 pupils, parents, and carers into school to see the school in action on a usual working day. If this is of interest, please phone the school on 01329 231641 or email the office on office@camshill.com to make an appointment.


Our online prospectus is also available on our website or on the QR code below for further information about the school.



Art and Photography Exhibition




On Tuesday, Cams Hill School hosted its annual Art, Photography and Graphics exhibition to celebrate the amazing work of the Class of 2023. Past pupils, their families and friends were treated to a real feast for the eyes.


We were incredibly busy, and it was lovely to hear the pupils talking through their own work with their families. We were also delighted to be joined by some of our Year 10 Hospitality and Catering pupils who, along with the rest of their class, prepared and provided an array of delicious canapés for the event which were a triumph.


The quality and quantity of work on display was testament to the hard work and dedication of these pupils, many of whom have continued their creative journey in further education. Pupils across the school have also had the opportunity to visit the exhibition during their Art lessons or during break times, engaging in conversations with their Art teachers with an insight into the breadth of the experiences on offer to our pupils.


Trip to Williams Racing




At the start of the day, we arrived (at the Singapore suite) to a bag including a water bottle, a notepad, a pen, and a lanyard. Then we went downstairs to the main conference room to be told about how important STEM and engineering is in jobs. We were then challenged to build a robot driver to drive around a racetrack using an iPad.


After the engineering task, we headed towards the museum to watch a video about the history of Williams Racing. The screen then folded away to reveal a pathway beside dozens of different cars from all the way back to 1977. As the tour ended, we were shown to the esports lounge where there were 30 different setups of driving simulators.


Written by a Year 7 pupil participant


Red Spider Climbing




This week, Year 10 BTEC Sport pupils were introduced to the freedom of climbing and outdoor adventurous activities. We discovered some naturals in the group whilst at Red Spider Climbing. Pupils demonstrated their strengths in climbing the wall and took on extra challenges. Well done to all involved.


Battle of Hastings Re-enactment



It’s that time of year again … let the battle commence between the Normans and Saxons. Be strategic, be brave and conquer … Year 7 pupils have had a brilliant time recreating the Battle of Hastings in their History classes this week.


This week our Year 7 pupils commemorated the 957th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings by bringing in their finest Saxon and Norman shields, to recreate that fateful day in 1066 when Britain was invaded by the Norman forces.  Pupils saw how William’s tactics, Harold’s weaknesses and a big slice of luck all had a part to play in changing the course of history.


Black History Month



Cams Hill School is celebrating UK Black History Month. The theme for this year is Saluting our Sisters. Black History Month 2023 is an occasion to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contributions of black people to British society. This year’s theme raises the awareness of the contributions of black women to British and global society.


Library House Challenge


There is a prize to be won with this challenge as well as House Points!


Points available:

1st = 100pts

2nd = 75pts

3rd = 50 pts

4th = 25pts


Every entry also gets 10 points. Pupils should remember to clearly label their entry sheets with their name and tutor group.



Drama House Challenge – deadline 20 October 2023




Year 7 Parents’/Carers’ Maths Workshop


On Thursday evening, the Maths Department ran its annual Maths Workshop for parents and carers of Year 7 pupils informing them about the homework and assessment arrangements in Maths.


Parents/carers had the opportunity to test out the homework website used for most Maths homework we set and looked at a few methods used with pupils to help their understanding.  We were also able to share information from the ‘Multiply’ organisation regarding support offered to parents/carers to improve their own Maths skills alongside their children.


Thank you to staff for giving their time to support this event and all parents/carers that were able to attend as we work in partnership to support pupils to achieve their best.



Young Carers


At Cams Hill school we are aware that some pupils are Young Carers and may experience difficulties in their education because of their caring role.


A Young Carer is a child under 18 who regularly helps to look after a family member or friend who is disabled, ill, has a mental health condition or addiction problem.


Children may engage in:


  • Practical tasks (cooking, housework and shopping)
  • Physical care (lifting or helping someone use the stairs)
  • Personal care (dressing, washing, helping with toilet needs)
  • Managing the family budget (collecting benefits and prescriptions)
  • Managing medication
  • Looking after younger siblings
  • Helping someone communicate


Cams Hill School can support young carers. If you, or a family member, needs support please contact either Mrs G Allen or your child’s Head of Year. All contact will be

Menu w/c 2 October 2023


Below is a link to our menu for next week.


Week 3 Menu 2023


Next week’s features:

  • Chefs Pod – Chicken Fajita (pupils’ request)
  • WORLD FOOD DAY! We will be having a Greek menu



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