Weekly Message 229 – 14 June 2024


14th June 2024

 Annual Leavers’ Shirt Signing


Parent Tours Available for Parents/Carers of Current Pupils

Every year we invite prospective parents/carers and pupils into school to see the school on a usual day and help with secondary school decision making. We recognise that parents/carers of pupils currently on roll at the school will be equally as interested to see their child’s school in action.

Therefore, we are pleased to announce that we are launching tours for parents/carers of current pupils. Information about when tours are available and how to book has been sent to parents/carers directly.



Year 7 Subject Parents’ Evening

The Year 7 Subject Parents’ Evening is taking place on Thursday 20 June 2024 in school. This is an opportunity for parents/carers to meet each of their child’s subject teachers and discuss their progress. Parents/carers have been sent a letter with the specific details on how to book appointments.



Reporting your Child Absent – New ‘Studybugs’ App

This week, we launched the ‘Studybugs’ app and website at Cams. This will allow you to report your child’s absence quickly and easily when they are ill. You no longer need to call or email and Studybugs integrates with our systems so that we can follow up straight away if a pupil is unaccounted for.


Read more and get the app at: https://studybugs.com/about/parents



Annual Leavers’ Shirt Signing


After their Chemistry exam on Tuesday, Year 11 pupils, along with teachers and support staff, gathered on the hard courts for the annual leavers’ shirt signing. Pupils collected their Year Books, which contain lots of happy memories and lovely words from their teachers and tutors.


We saw some fabulous embellishment and personalisation of their shirts, including feathers, bows and diamantes! It was a lovely afternoon, topped off with a beautiful cupcake tower, courtesy of the fantastic catering team! A truly special day for our Year 11 leavers – we will miss you, Class of 2024!




Year 9 Persuasive Talk/Speech


Twenty-nine Year 9 pupils had a visit from the Education Business Partnership (EBP) on Thursday who spoke to them about how to use persuasive speech and writing in the business environment. The pupils were selected because of their interest in Business Studies and were able to put into practice some of the techniques to ‘sell’ a product of their own. Rob, from Queensbury Shelters, made the sessions interactive and interesting and the pupils really enjoyed themselves.


Sports Results

Hampshire Athletics Finals

On Saturday 8 June pupils travelled to the Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth to represent Fareham and Gosport in the Hampshire Athletics finals. We had some outstanding performances on the day with pupils aiming to qualify to represent Hampshire at the English school’s competition in Birmingham in a few weeks’ time. Thank you to all pupils who took part but a special mention to L Morton who cleared 1.85m in the high jump (3cm off automatic qualification), O Knipe who finished 4th in the 1500m and R Savage who placed 3rd in the 200m and therefore qualified to perform at English schools. This is an outstanding achievement and well done to all involved.

Athletics – Fareham and Gosport District Championships

The girls’ team came 1st.


The boys’ team came 2nd.


The pupils below will represent Gosport and Fareham District Athletics team in the near future at the Hampshire Championships


I Towler 🥇Discus

H Kirkham 🥇 Javelin

F 🥇Triple Jump

K Marshall-Burns 🥇800m


A Stewart 🥈200m

B Upton 🥈 Shot Putt

E French 🥈Discus


3rd place athletes are reserves

K Shepard 🥉800m

D Moore 🥉800m

M Soundy 🥉Shot Putt




English House Challenge


The English Department challenges pupils to create the titles of as many books as possible using only emojis.


They must create a list of as many book titles as they can, using emojis to describe them thinking about the key themes of the story to help.


The deadline is 30 June and entries should go to Mr Underwood in En3.


Example – Dracula by Bram Stoker



RS House Challenge



Science House Challenge


Mental Health Support

Below are links to events for parents/carers which may be of interest to you.


MHST Parent Carer PPEP Care Invite June


CAMHS A5 PACE Event – 19 July




Week 3 Menu 2024 Summer


We will be doing another BBQ Friday, also keep an eye out for our cold drink’s specials throughout the week.



Whole School Letters Published This Half Term


Below is a list of letters emailed to all parents/carers this half term together with the date and time they were sent.  If you are unable to find any of the communications, please email office@camshill.com and we can send you a further copy.


Communication with Parents and Carers – 14/6/24 0925

Punctuality to School – 12/6/24 1703

Informing the School of a Pupil Absence – 12/6/24 1201

House and Rewards Celebration Day – 6/6/24 1009

Uniform Expectations – 24/5/24 1601

A27 Cams Hill Improvement Scheme – 10/5/24 1702





House Points Averages per Pupil for This Week


Year 7                          6.34 points

Year 8                          4.36 points

Year 9                          3.68 points

Year 10                         4.31 points




Dates Total attendance
This week 93.5%
Same week last year 93.6%


MathsWatch and Educake


These are two online resources that we expect pupils to be accessing routinely with homework set by teachers and independently to support their progress in Maths, Science and other subjects. We ask parents to check in with their child to see whether they are accessing these resources routinely and to encourage best use of them.



Average number of questions answered per pupil this week (including half term)

Year 7            4.9 questions

Year 8            4.8 questions

Year 9             28.6 questions

Year 10           13.1 questions

Year 11             5.7 questions


Highest number of questions answered by one pupil this week (including half term)

Year 7                 69 questions

Year 8                 56 questions

Year 9                 232 questions

Year 10               102 questions

Year 11                185 questions


Not all Maths homework is set on MathsWatch, which is likely to affect the averages.  

Upcoming Maths Assessments


Year 7 w/b 24 June 2024 (non-calculator)
Year 8 w/b 24 June (calculator)
Year 9 w/b 10 June 2024
Year 10 w/b 17 June 2024

Educake – Science


Average number of questions answered per pupil this week

Year 7                 27.50 questions

Year 8                 31.24 questions

Year 9                  15.52 questions

Year 10                58.46 questions

Year 11                 81.12 questions


Highest number of questions answered by one pupil this week

Year 7                      423 questions

Year 8                     388 questions

Year 9                      228 questions

Year 10                    928 questions

Year 11                     1715 questions





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