Weekly Newsletter 1 December 2017


1st December 2017


Weekly Message

It’s December already and Mr Hudson’s “Kindness Calendar” has been shared with all tutor groups. Each day, the calendar will encourage pupils to carry out specific acts of kindness.

Many pupils have also been bringing in presents for “Mission Christmas” a charitable activity where pupils bring in unwrapped gifts to be given to children living in poverty. If you still wish to contribute, the gift needs to be suitable for children and young people aged 0-18 years. You can drop this gift off at Cams Hill School reception and we will then deliver all the gifts to Wave 105 who will distribute the gifts. Cams Hill School will also be a public drop-off point for the initiative. The presents we are looking for are the same as you would buy for your own children such as gift sets, board games and small toys. Organisers always have fewer gifts for teenage boys (11-18) and babies less than 12 month so any gifts for these groups would be much appreciated. There is not a set value to your gifts, but the recommendation is between £5-10. The presents must not be wrapped and still be in the original packaging so that the organisers know what is inside and can allocate accordingly.

Next week we have Year 11 Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 5 December. This is an important evening for all of our Year 11 pupils, who will receive back their mock exam results as well as their latest predicted grades.

The following week, the school’s Christmas Concert will be held (on Wednesday 13 December and Thursday 14 December).

Thursday 14 December is also the pupils’ Christmas Lunch. If you wish your child to have a Christmas Lunch, please remember to complete the slip attached to Mrs Francis’ letter dated 9 November 2017.


The weekly Headteacher’s blog is also available via the following link https://camsheadteacher.wordpress.com/



Year 7 & 9 Cross Country Championships

St Swithun’s School Winchester
Tuesday 28th November 2017

On this brisk, chilly afternoon 16 pupils represented Cams Hill School in the Hampshire Cross Country Championships at St Swithun’s School, Winchester.
Year 7 girls were first, finishing Catrin Gibbard in 30th, Sophie Grist 65th, Emily Blake 80th and Ella Kurr in 96th. Year 7 boys finished with Ben Gibbard in 11th, Tim Czura 29th, Chris Lovett 54th and Theo Crichton-Campbell 56th.

After a group huddle on the mini bus to warm up, next up was year 9 girls. They finished Milly Laing 11th, Gracie Coleman 28th, Emily Grist 51st and sadly Milly Thomas-Willcocks forced to stop with an ankle injury.

Last up, year 9 boys. Matt Hickman finished 6th, Seamus Morrison 16th, Elliot Evans 22nd and Jack Spencer 59th. Excellent sprint finishing enabled the boys year 9 team to clinch 3rd place overall, a small handful of places ahead of Portsmouth Grammar School!

Mr R Gunner, PE Teacher



Senior Team Maths Challenge – Alton College

We took a team to compete in the Senior Team Maths Challenge on Wednesday at Alton College. There were 18 schools competing and a large number (15) were sixth form teams!

We came 11th overall which is a brilliant achievement. We also got a special mention for finishing towards the top in the middle round of the competition!

The four pupils involved were: David Chen, Harry Collins, Alex Thomas and Shayne Wood. Congratulations to these pupils for showing good teamwork and demonstrating excellent mathematical skills.

David takes part in the follow-on round of the individual competition on Friday 1st December.

Mr C Fairhead, Maths Teacher



Library Newsletter



Key Dates

June 2019
Monday 17Year 11: GCSE German Paper 4 (AM 1h/1h 15m)
Year 11: GCSE Certificate in Further Mathematics (calculator) (PM 2h)
Year 8 & 9: Design and Technology Upcycling Competition
Tuesday 18Year 11: GCSE Additional Mathematics (AM 2h)
Year 11: GCSE Hospitality and Catering Spec A - Unit 1 (on screen) (AM 1h 45m)
Year 7: Parents Evening
Wednesday 19Year 10 Mock Exam: Statistics Paper 1 10C
Year 10 Mock Exam: PE Paper 2 10A
Year 10 Mock Exam: Drama 10A
Year 10 Mock Exam: Catering 10A
Year 10 Mock Exam: Combined Science Biology Paper 1 (am)
Year 10 Mock Exam: Biology Paper 1
Year 7: Gosport and Fareham Track and Field Athletics Championships Mountbatten Centre Portsmouth
Thursday 20Year 8: Design and Technology Upcycling Competition Entries DEADLINE
Year 10 Mock Exam: Maths Paper 1 (non-calculator)
Year 10 Mock Exam: Business Paper 1
Friday 21Year 10 Mock Exam: Chemistry Paper 1
Year 10 Mock Exam: Combined Science Chemistry Paper 1
Year 10 Mock Exam: Geography Paper 1
TBC Year 9: Stem Event



Puzzle Corner



Sports News


Year 8 Girls’ Basketball won against Bridgemary 28-12
Year 11 Boys’ Basketball won against Portchester 40-26
Year 9 Girls’ Basketball won against Bay House 38-8
Year 9 Boys’ Basketball won against Fareham Academy 26-12
Year 7 Rugby won against Fareham Academy 8-4
Year 10/11 Girls’ Basketball lost against Henry Cort 13-9
Year 10 Boys’ Basketball lost against Henry Cort 26-12


FIXTURES W/C 4 December 2017


Year 8 Girls’ Basketball away to Brune Park


Year 11 Boys’ Basketball home to Brune Park
Year 9 Girls’ Basketball away to Bay House


Year 10 Boys’ Basketball home to Bridgemary
Year 9 Boys Basketball home to Bridgemary


Year 7 Development Game vs Fareham Academy
Year 10/11 Girls’ Basketball away to Portchester
Year 8 Boys’ Basketball home to Portchester



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Lost Property

If items are not found on the day they are lost, please keep checking with the First Aid Room as they can often take a couple of weeks to reach us.


Monday 09 July 2018 - Friday 13 July 2018
Padded Beige hoodie uk 18-20 Ayacucho
Black Mountain Warehouse Coat size M
White NB trainers size 7.5
Black/white adidas football boots size 11
Black plimsoles size 5
Nike trainers Blue speckled size 5
White/Green Nike football boots size 7
Various keys, glasses, jewellery
White Headphones
PE kit in White bag
White Cedar Wood State Hoodie size S
Grey Hoodie “I’m so freaking cold” size S
Light Grey Next hoodie size 13 years
Green Next Sun cap 7-10 years
Various Water bottles
Grey Hype jumper size 11-12 years
PE Kit in Navy Bag (Bottoms size 20, Top size L)
Black Clarks shoes size 9G
Black Capsule trainers size 8
Black laced plimsoles size 4
1 Black Slazenger plimsole size 3
Fox Head purse with Yellow wrist band


Various keys, watches and pairs of spectacles are kept in the Medical Room when handed into lost property. When named items are handed in to the Medical Room Form Tutors are notified by e-mail or printed slips, which are sent in school registers, to ask pupils to come and collect the items.



School Trips Update

You may pay online for the majority of trips at https://www.scopay.com/camshill-hants


Year 11 GCSE Poetry Live! Trip to Brighton Dome – January 2018
Payment of £29.00 now overdue (due by Thursday 30 November) – places still available


Year 10 Geography GCSE Trip to Iceland – February 2018
All payments now overdue (due Tuesday 31 October)

Iceland 2018Payment byAmountTotal
First non-refundable deposit13 February 2017£150.00£150.00
First instalment31 March 2017£150.00£300.00
Second instalment28 April 2017£110.00£410.00
Third instalment26 May 2017£110.00£520.00
Fourth instalment30 June 2017£110.00£630.00
Fifth instalment21 July 2017£110.00£740.00
Sixth instalment29 September 2017£110.00£850.00
Seventh and final instalment31 October 2017£110.00£960.00


Year 9 History Trip to the Battlefields – March 2018
Third and final instalment of £30.00 due by Thursday 21 December

Battlefields 2018Payment byAmountTotal
Non-refundable deposit29 September 2017£70.00£70.00
First instalment31 October 2017£50.00£120.00
Second instalment30 November 2017£50.00£170.00
Third and final instalment21 December 2017£30.00£200.00


Year 10 History GCSE Trip to Berlin – July 2018
Only 7 places remaining – Deposit of £150.00 now due


Water Sports Trip to the Ardeche – July/August 2018
Fifth instalment of £55.00 due by Wednesday 31 January

Ardeche 2018Payment byAmountTotal
First non-refundable deposit24 May 2017£100.00£100.00
Second non-refundable deposit30 June 2017£100.00£200.00
First instalment21 July 2017£60.00£260.00
Second instalment29 September 2017£60.00£320.00
Third instalment31 October 2017£60.00£380.00
Fourth instalment30 November 2017£60.00£440.00
Fifth instalment31 January 2018£55.00£495.00
Sixth instalment28 February 2018£55.00£550.00
Seventh instalment29 March 2018£55.00£605.00
Eighth and final instalment30 April 2018£55.00£660.00


MFL Trip to Barcelona – Current Year 9 – October 2018
Deposit of £100 now overdue


Ski Trip 2019 (Years 7-9)
First instalment of £95.00 due by Wednesday 28 February

Ski Trip 2019Payment byAmountTotal
First non-refundable deposit20 October 2017£100.00£100.00
Second non-refundable deposit24 November 2017£100.00£200.00
First instalment28 February 2018£95.00£295.00
Second instalment29 March 2018£75.00£370.00
Third instalment30 April 2018£75.00£445.00
Fourth instalment25 May 2018£75.00£520.00
Fifth instalment29 June 2018£75.00£595.00
Sixth instalment28 September 2018£75.00£670.00
Seventh instalment31 October 2018£75.00£745.00
Eighth instalment30 November 2018£75.00£820.00
Ninth and final instalment14 December 2018£65.00£885.00




Miscellaneous News Items

Disclaimer: Cams Hill School is not recommending the following services, simply providing information that may be of interest. We cannot vouch for safeguarding, insurance or health and safety aspects of these companies so please access their websites for further information. 


Look UK – 5K Fun run and Charity Raffle

“The Mayor of Fareham is opening our race for us and it would be great to see as many people there from the community as possible. It is a 5K race which can be run, walked or even hopped! All ages and abilities are welcome and fancy dress is optional. There will be a medal and mince pie for all who take part, with proceeds from the fun run going to LOOK.”


The Frog Prince

Coming to Cams Hill School for Year 7 on Thursday 18 January




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