Weekly Message 231 – 28 June 2024


28th June 2024


Prom 2024

Class of 2024 Celebrate in Style


Last Friday, our Year 11 pupils celebrated together the end of their exams and their five years at Cams Hill School at their prom. There were some highly stylish arrivals, including a convoy of motorbikes, and some gorgeous vintage cars. Everyone looked fantastic and a fabulous time was had by both pupils and staff.


Year 11, it was great to see so many of you on the dance floor enjoying yourselves, minus a few questionable dance moves – mainly from the teachers! It was a well-deserved celebration of your journey with us at Cams Hill.


A huge thank you to the Year 11 Team, especially Mrs McGinty, for organising a fantastic event and making the evening the success that it was, and to the staff for giving their time to enable our amazing Class of 2024 to have the best time together. We miss them dearly already!



INSET Days for 2024-2025


The dates of all INSET Days for the next academic year are now published on the calendar page of the school’s website. These are:


Monday 2 September 2024

Tuesday 3 September 2024

Friday 25 October 2024

Monday 25 November 2024

Friday 31 January 2025 (Common Closure)

Monday 17 March 2025


Reminder to Pupils Taking Part in 1000m, 1500m and High Jump on Monday 1 July


On Monday we will be holding our first three events ahead of Sports Day.  Pupils involved in these events should wear their PE kit into school on Monday 1 July 2024 to take part.


Soul Band in Fareham Town Centre


Cams Hill Soul Band were invited to perform at the Fareham Bandstand last Saturday. Music for the day was arranged between Fareham Council and Fareham College. This was part of the Fareham Council 999 Day event.


The weather was great, and Cams Hill Soul Band attracted a sizeable audience from members of the Cams Hill community and passersby who were drawn in by the high-quality performances of well-loved soul classics.


We thank all the band members and especially the commitment of those juggling events on that day and the Year 11 pupils who performed the afternoon after their prom.


Women in Engineering Day



A group of Year 9 pupils visited Portsmouth Guildhall on Thursday for a Women in Engineering Day hosted by BAE.  It was a fun and enriching day including ice-breaking activities, presentations, speed networking and a practical workshop where they had to address the real-world issue of corrosion to sea vessels and come up with a solution.  All activities were run by BAE’s female engineers and staff who were incredibly interesting and inspiring to our young people. If any pupils are interested in a career in engineering or working for BAE in the future, please contact Miss Vadis (careers@camshill.com) or pop to the Careers office for further information.


Art Workshop at Wicor School


On Tuesday, the Art


Department along with three super Year 9 helpers, visited Wicor Primary School as part of our masterclass initiative which saw the whole of Year 5 create hanging clay birds. The pupils learned about embellishment and the quality of mark making to create texture.


The birds have been brought back to Cams Hill to be fired in our kiln before being returned to the pupils to paint and hang around their school. The Art department are also visiting other local primary schools this term to meet with Year 5 pupils and deliver Art workshops.


General Election


In the 2019 General Election the 18-24 age group were less likely to vote than other age groups according to the published estimated turnout figures. Recognising the value of democracy Cams Hill School is pleased to announce that we are holding our very own General Election, on Thursday 4 July.


This week, pupils have been learning about the policies of each major political party in preparation for the event. During the day, pupils will have the opportunity to experience voting at our Cams Hill Polling Station. They will vote for not only a political party, but also their new Pupil Leadership representatives.


Report Your Child’s Absence Using Studybugs



Sports Results


There were no sports results this week.




Week 2 Menu 2024 Summer


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.


Sports Day – 21/6/24 1503

Summer Concert – 21/6/24 1101

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        6.02 points

Year 8        3.38 points

Year 9         3.98 points

Year 10        4.22 points




Dates Total attendance
This week 93.2%
Same week last year 91.7%


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        26.6 questions

Year 8        27.6 questions

Year 9         3.3 questions

Year 10        24.0 questions


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

Year 7          108 questions

Year 8          177 questions

Year 9          40 questions

Year 10        102 questions


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

Educake – Science


Average number of questions answered per pupil this week

Year 7        34.01 questions

Year 8        15.75 questions

Year 9         32.54 questions

Year 10        77.91 questions


Highest number of questions answered by one pupil this week

Year 7              480 questions

Year 8              300 questions

Year 9               205 questions

Year 10             736 questions






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