Weekly Newsletter 12 January 2018


12th January 2018


Weekly Message

Over the Christmas holiday, Fleur Ravenhill in Year 8 had 34cm of hair cut off to raise money to fight cancer. This is something Fleur decided to do herself and she has raised over £800 so far (and is confident she will end up raising her target of £1000). A phenomenal fund-raising effort from one of our pupils to help other people. Please see the article below for further details.

Last night, the school held the first of two evenings to help Year 9 pupils make decisions about which GCSE subjects they would be interested in studying next year. Representatives from local colleges and some employers ran sessions to help pupils and parents think about life after Cams Hill School. Thank you to Mr Purslow and Miss Jenns who organised it, and to all of the parents and pupils who attended.

Last week, we highlighted the pen pal scheme which is going to build links with residents of local care homes. This is being set up by Emily Ginn in Year 10, and Mrs Ellis (Head of English). Pupils should see either of them if they are interested.

Finally, can we please draw your attention to the rules on make-up for Years 9, 10 and 11. Pupils are allowed to wear “skin coloured base foundation, very light mascara or clear lip balm. This make-up must not be noticeable to an observer. Eyebrows are expected to be natural in shape and colour.” The rules regarding make-up were amended following pupil feedback and are on the school’s website. This term, there have been a few instances where make-up has been too obvious. We would ask for your help in reminding your children of the school’s expectations.



Fleur’s Charity Haircut

In November, Fleur (8L1) decided that she wanted to cut and donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust. The Little Princess Trust is a charity that provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to children across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

On 22 December, Fleur had the cut and donated the 34cm to the charity.



Fleur also has a just giving page and has, to date, raised a fantastic £820 of her £1000 target. We have no doubt Fleur will succeed in achieving this target.



Chess Club Winner

Congratulations to George Armitage (8H) for winning the Chess Club tournament which took place before Christmas.

Anyone who would like to test their chess might against George or just come to play or learn chess is welcome along to GEOG2 during Friday lunchtime.

Mr N Bayley, Geography Teacher



Library Reading Room



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


Y11 Football lost Wildern (Hampshire Cup) lost 5-2


FIXTURES (w/c 15 January 2018)

Year 7 Girls Netball away to Fareham Academy
Year 9, 10 & 11 Tennis away to Henry Cort

Year 7 & 8 Badmington home to Portchester
Year 9,10&11 Badmington away to Portchester

Year 7&8 Table Tennis away to Bridgemary
Year 7 Rugby



Latest Menu

From Monday 15 January MEAL DEALS have the option of flavoured water.

From 12 January baguettes will be reduced to 55p (was 60p), but if butter is required the cost will be increased to 65p.

Free school meals must only use the dining hall at lunch time, and have either a MEAL DEAL or MAIN MEAL.



Lost Property

If items are not found on the day they are lost, please keep checking with the Medical 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 Geography GCSE Trip to Iceland – February 2018
URGENT – Photography/scan/photograph of passport now overdue (Due Friday 1 December 2017)


Year 9 History Trip to the Battlefields – March 2018
Third and final instalment of £30.00 due now overdue

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
First instalment of £50.00 due by Wednesday 31 January

History Trip to Berlin 2018Payment ByAmountTotal
First non-refundable depositMonday 27 November 2017£150.00£150.00
Second non-refundable depositFriday 15 December 2017£100.00£250.00
First instalmentWednesday 31 January 2018£50.00£300.00
Second instalmentWednesday 28 February 2018£100.00£400.00
Third instalmentThursday 29 March 2018£100.00£500.00
Fourth and final instalmentMonday 30 April 2018£100.00£600.00


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


Ski Trip 2019 (Years 7-9) – April 2019
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. 


The Frog Prince

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


Charity Fun Run


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