Weekly Message 45 – 11 October 2019


11th October 2019

Weekly Message – Issue 45

Credit Averages for this week:

Year 7                     8.36
Year 8                     9.69
Year 9                     8.59
Year 10                   5.49
Year 11                    3.83


It has been another great week, here at Cams Hill School.

On Tuesday, we welcomed the parents/carers to meet with the tutors during our Year 7 Settling-in evening. We hope parents/carers found the evening insightful, tutors were certainly pleased to share how well pupils have been settling-in and were keen to address queries.

The pupils’ ‘WOW’ work really shone along the main corridor and they were very proud to show their parents/carers what they had been up to in class and what they feel they have achieved academically so far this year. We hope you had a chance to fill in our parent questionnaire and leave us any feedback

Thank you to all the parents and carers able to join us and for offering their feedback about the transition process and experiences so far – we look forward to seeing parents/carers again at the next Year 7 Parents’ Evening on 30 June 2020 where they will be able to meet with each of the subject teachers.

Our first School Council meeting of the year took place on Thursday; an integral part of our Pupil Voice agenda. With representatives from across the school community, pupils can voice their opinions and have their views considered in decisions which have an impact on them. Please read below to hear more about the meeting.

Also, on Thursday, the school showed its support for better Mental Health by acknowledging ‘World Mental Health Day’. As well as discussing how we can all take care of our mental health and wellbeing, pupils were invited to wear a piece of yellow ribbon in support of the charity ‘Youngs Minds’ and their #helloyellow campaign initiated by one of our ABC (Anti-bullying Collective) Ambassadors.

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Chateau Beaumont 25-29 October 2019

As departure date rapidly approaches, if you were unable to attend the parents’ information evening on Tuesday 24 September, you can find the presentation following the link below, as well as the list of items to pack.

2019 Presentation for Parents of Château Beaumont trip (.ppt 6MB)

CB-Things-to-Bring (pdf)

Please do follow us on @CamsLanguages to get some updates about the trip and we will be sharing our experiences and adventures through tweets and pictures on a daily basis.
Rooming arrangements will be made during Tutor Time on Monday 14 October in MFL 1.



School Council 2019/2020

On Thursday 10 October, James Murphy (Head Boy), and Ella White (Head Girl) chaired our School Council Meeting supported by the Mrs Williams (Chair of Governors) and Miss Kendall and Mr Anderson (Assistant Heads of Year) and the Deputy Head Boys and Girls.

Barney, the school PAT dog and his handler also joined us, to share with the group the role Barney is undertaking in school with our pupils. Along with updates regarding the building work that has taken place over the summer and the eco strategy driven as an initiative this year, pupils had plenty to talk about and take back to their tutor groups for further discussion.

As always there were lots of questions raised by representatives and James and Ella did a fantastic job chairing their first official meeting. We will keep you updated as the year progresses.



Library ‘House’ Competition

The Library has been holding a very successful House competition over the last week- the Cams Hill Library Quiz! Lots of pupils have taken part and have been running around the Library at break and lunch times looking for answers, winning points for their Houses in the process.

The results are as follows:

  • Illustrious: 349
  • Warrior: 335
  • Invincible: 246
  • Endeavour: 213

Which means ILLUSTRIOUS is the WINNER!!! Well done to all in Illustrious House!

Coming soon…the Book Review ‘House’ Competition! Pupils will need to write a short (half an A4 page) colourful book review to win 5 house points and win an astounding 20 POINTS if their review is featured on the CAMS HILL LIBRARY READING WALL OF FAME!!!



The RuckSack Project 2019 Portsmouth

If you are able to, don’t forget to support our Rucksack Project – there is a donation box in Reception.


The project is now in its 6th year and has currently collected over 40,000 donations and rucksacks for the homeless community.

Bring along your donation to pompey in the Community, next to pfc on Saturday November 30th between 10am and 2pm. Your donations will then be taken away to be distributed to the homeless by numerous organisations, we will have representatives and managers from various soup kitchens, churches, outreach and organisations there on the day for you to chat with and find out how they work.

The idea is simple, if you can find an old rucksack and fill it with essential items that would benefit a homeless person, such as a hat, gloves, socks, toiletries, long-life food…..etc.

If you can’t find a rucksack or this is beyond your budget, we welcome single donations.

Toiletries – wipes, lip balm, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, soap.
Food items – any tins of food, biscuits, cereal bars, dried packets, such as noodles, rice, pasta. Some foods will go in the rucksacks and some will be distributed so meals can be cooked for the homeless.
Clothing – coats only please, no bags of loose clothing. Boots in good condition, all sizes.
Sleeping bags – any sleeping bags, new or second-hand.

See our facebook page – the rucksack project Portsmouth 2019 for more details.




Key Dates

October 2019
Monday 14Art and Technology Exhibition (Private View)
Full Board of Governors Meeting
Tuesday 15Art and Technology Exhibition
Year 10: Parents Tutor Evening
Wednesday 16Art and Technology Exhibition
School Photographer Year groups and extras
Parent/Headteacher Clinic
Acting Academy
Thursday 17Art and Technology Exhibition
Year 7 Boys: Touch & Tackle Hampshire RFU Schools Rugby Festival (Southampton RFC)
Friday 18Art and Technology Exhibition
Year 11: Set Dance Exam




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