Weekly Message 21 September 2018


21st September 2018

Weekly Message – Issue 3

Endeavour, Illustrious, Invincible and Warrior – this week we have celebrated the launch of our new House System! Staff and pupils have gathered with fellow house members and house leaders to hear the plans for the year ahead. The pupils have a coloured badge to wear on their blazer to indicate their house membership and have had the opportunity to vote for a charity they would wish to support in the coming year. Staff have already participated in activities to earn points for their house and with a dodgeball event coming up soon for pupils and staff, the competition is well underway! Exciting times ahead.

Another significant event for us this week was our Open Evening – where we had over 350 families visiting us and gaining an insight into what our school can offer all children in the local area. The evening is undoubtedly made even more special by the contribution made by our pupils who give up their time to chaperone, perform, share experiences and well and truly fly the Cams Hill flag #proudofcamshill


Open Days for Prospective Parents – 24-28 September 2018
We welcome visits from prospective parents/carers and their children on one of our open days taking place next week. Whether you have visited the school on the Open Evening or not, this visit offers the opportunity to see the school in action on a usual working day by visiting subject areas and dropping into lessons with plenty of opportunity to ask questions to help inform the choice of a secondary school. Please contact Main Reception on 01329 231641 to make a booking.



Art Competition

Get your creative juices flowing……..

The theme this year is Nature v Machines
All members of the school community are invited to take part in our annual Art Competition with sign-up sheets available from the Art Department. All the work entered into the competition will be exhibited alongside the GCSE Art work in our annual art show. THERE WILL BE MANY PRIZES!!






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


Key Dates

February 2019 
Monday 18Spring Half Term
Year 11: Icelandic Wonders: Departs 16 February returning 19 February 2019
Year 11: Music Technology Recording Workshop invited pupils
Tuesday 19Spring Half Term
Year 11 : GCSE Music Composition Workshop invited pupils
Wednesday 20Spring Half Term
Year 11: GCSE Art, Photography and Graphics Workshop (Mrs Farmer's and Mrs Oswald-Cutler's Group)
Year 11: GCSE Additional Physics Revision Session
Thursday 21Spring Half Term
Year 11: GCSE MfL Revision Session for Mock Speaking Exams
Friday 22Spring Half Term
Monday 25Kindness Week
Tuesday 26
Wednesday 27Acting Academy
Thursday 28Year 11: “How to revise” English and Maths workshops
Year 10: GCSE Dance Trip 'Epilogues Within Her Eyes' Newbury Corn Exchange
Year 10 & 11: GCSE Drama trip to Macbeth, Mayflower Theatre Southampton
Friday 29#hotchocfriwithHT


Results of PE Fixtures

Year 7 Girls’ Netball won against Brune Park 5-0
Year 8 Girls’ Netball won against Henry Cort 21-2
Year 9 Girls’ Netball won against Henry Cort 27-12
Years 10/11 Girls’ Netball lost to Henry Cort 22-23
Year 7 Boys’ Rugby won against Portchester 25-5
Year 9 Boys’ Football lost to Henry Cort 6-4
Year 11 Boys’ Football lost to Henry Cort 5-0


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