Weekly Message 214 – 2 February 2024


2nd February 2024

House Points Averages per Pupil for This Week


Year 7                    4.10 points

Year 8                    3.57 points

Year 9                    5.46 points

Year 10                  4.11 points

Year 11                   3.31 points




Dates               Total Attendance

This week                      91.7 %

Same week last year    91.4%


Thank you to all parents and carers for their support with managing their children’s safe travel to and from school whilst the A27 roadworks are in progress, and to the pupils for their patience and sensible behaviour when navigating the complex road crossing.


Please be advised that whilst we are able to help pupils with the new route, staff are not permitted to support pupils to cross roads.


We have asked parents/carers to:


  • ensure that their child is leaving home with enough time to be punctual to school
  • remind their child to wait for the ‘green man’ signal at all traffic lights
  • speak to their child about safe cycling (where applicable) – wearing a helmet, cycling at a safe and controlled speed, and adhering to road rules
  • refrain from driving to pick up their child from school. We are experiencing a significant number of parents parking on Shearwater Avenue which is placing pupils at risk.

Full details about the A27 Cam Hill Improvement Scheme can be found here or on the QR code below.



National Apprenticeship Week


Next week is National Apprenticeship Week, in honour of this we have created an Apprenticeship information sheet which includes lots of useful information (see link below).  Pupils will also be shown videos during tutor time to help with their understanding and knowledge of apprenticeship pathways after Year 11.  If your child would like more information or is interested in applying for an apprenticeship, they can contact Miss Vadis careers@camshill.com for support.

Apprenticeship info sheet


Year 8 Rugby




On Tuesday, our Year 8 rugby team played their first ever game for the school.  They drew 35-35 with Perins. They played with enthusiasm and commitment which was noted by teachers from Perins. Congratulations to all who took part.


Staff Cook Club



The first staff Cook Club of the year took place recently. Our food room was filled with the appetising aroma of fresh baked bread as the staff worked hard to create a wonderful selection of sweet and savoury bread wreaths. Well done to all those who took part; it was a pleasure working with you!


Year 11 Yearbook and Whole Group Photo


A team of Year 11 pupils are working together to create the layout and content of their Yearbook, a lifelong memory for them to cherish. Pupils will be able to purchase a hardback copy for £16.00.


Please see the letter dated 16 January 2024 that has been sent to all parents and carers of Year 11 for further information and details regarding the Year 11 whole group photograph which is due to take place on Thursday 7 March. Any questions please contact Mrs Oswald-Cutler via office@camshill.com


Holocaust Survivor Visit



On Tuesday January we were lucky to have Dorit Oliver-Wolff, a Holocaust survivor, come in to speak to our Year 9 pupils. You can find more information about her on the link below.



Holocaust Memorial Artwork




This week in their Art lessons, Year 9 pupils were invited to reflect on their very special assembly with guest speaker and holocaust survivor Dorit Oliver-Wolff. This year group have been studying birds in their Art lessons so we thought it would be appropriate to look closer at the dove as a symbol of peace, freedom, and love.


Pupils first created collaged background using extracts of diary pages from holocaust survivors. Once decorated with colour, the dove shape was cut out and used as the focal point of the artwork. Words added a final touch; pupils were able to focus and remember the Holocaust giving them a chance to reflect on its significance. A selection of work will be used to create cards to send Dorit as a thank you for her time, delivering a captivating presentation to the year group.


Maths Challenge


On Wednesday, 139 of our gifted and talented mathematicians from Years 9, 10 and 11 took part in the national UKMT Maths Challenge. They had to complete 25 mathematical problems within an hour with just brain power and pencil alone. We await the results and to see if any will advance to the next rounds for greater glory.

Two of the questions are below for you to try (answers to follow next week).

Q4. The shorter sides of a right-angled triangle are root5 and root12. What is the length of the hypotenuse?


  1. Root 7
  2. Root 13
  3. Root 15
  4. Root 17
  5. 7


Q13. When I increase a number by 20%, I get twice as much as when I decrease 20 less than the number by 20%. What is the number?


  1. 40
  2. 60
  3. 80
  4. 100
  5. 120



Week 3 Menu 2023


NEW feature dish on the Chefs Pod (Wednesday/Thursday)


Loaded Fries & Salad Combo:

Option 1 – Fries topped with Gooey Cheese Topping, Smoked Bacon, Crispy Onions, Spring Onions served with a Super Salad

Option 2 (veggie) – Fries topped with Curry Sauce, Crispy Onions, Roasted Peppers, Spring Onions, Cucumber & Mint Yogurt served with a Super Salad



Persuasive Design Online


Below is a link to National Online Safety’s information on what parents and carers need to know about persuasive design online.


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