Weekly Newsletter 18 May 2018


18th May 2018

Weekly Message

We would like to remind you that the changed timings during the school day will continue until 15 June. This is to accommodate the large number of GCSE exams that are taking place. Every morning, Year 11 pupils have come in early to take advantage of the pre-exam warmup sessions as well as the free breakfast provided by the school: bananas; cereal bars; and water are all available to help them sit their exams properly fuelled.

The Years 7 and 8 cricket teams were both successful against Brune Park this week – congratulations to all of the boys who took part. There were also sporting successes for pupils who attended an inter-schools athletics competition at the Mountbatten Centre on Wednesday – well done to Nicole Ainsworth in the 1500m, Saffron Moore in the 800m, Elliott Evans in the 80m hurdles, and Phoebe March in the hammer. All of these pupils won their events.

On Tuesday, pupils took part in a Duke of Edinburgh walk to Portchester Castle. This was a preliminary walk, to help them get used to the demands of the longer walks that will follow. Thank you to Mr Townsend and Mr Sanders for arranging this.

The Headteacher’s blog contains more informal reflections and is available here:


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

Outstanding Results in the Junior Maths Challenge

The Junior Maths Challenge results have arrived this week and there are some amazing scores.  Our pupils achieved a total of 43 certificates including 7 gold, 15 silver and 21 bronze.  Best in Year 8 was Saranne Charlton (83 points) with other golds from Isaac Smith and Hussain Khedepa.  Best in Year 7 won’t come as a surprise, if you have read earlier reports this year, (Shayne Wood) with a very high score of 135.  However, another Year 7 also performed exceptionally well, achieving a score of 120 points, namely William Begg.  Both these boys have qualified for the Maths Olympiad Round which means they ranked in the top 500 in the country!  Other golds in Year 7 were achieved by Jason Nash (93 points) and Alistair Warren.  Saranne and Jason have both qualified for the Kangaroo round of the competition which takes place next month.


Congratulations to all our certificate winners (listed below) and to the rest for taking part in the competition.




Year 8:  Saranne Charlton, Issac Smith and Hussain Khedepa.


Year 7:  Shayne Wood, William Begg, Jason Nash and Alistair Warren.




Year 8:  Connor Piper, Callum Tomlinson, Tyler Daysh, Kiera Davies, Amelia Ogburn, Madison Morris, Naomi Light, Olivia Salmon, Eva Coward, Oliver Marks, Michael Gibson, Lewis Chorlton and Oscar Deans.


Year 7:  Josh Gittins and Charlie Trafford.




Year 8:  Elliot Franckeiss, Ben Sykes, Adam Churchill, Jack Webley, Saleha Moledina, Max Moody, Farah Ibrahim, Luke Mason, Archie Bennett, Lucy Brown, Toby Uren, Niamh Howe, Jacob Olie and James Carnell.


Year 7:  Patrick Slee, Libby Huntington, Sophie Bulpitt, William Jones, Evelyn Garrett, Catrin Gibbard and Tim Czura.

Year 10 Textiles Challenge

Pupils were given the challenge of creating an interesting three dimensional garment out of different types of paper. They had a very short time frame to complete the garment so speed and team work were critical! There was a lot of determination, focus and laughter. The results were amazing.

Mrs Waters

Textiles teacher

Exhibition Success for Mrs Hiron

Congratulations to Mrs Hiron whose Art work has been selected for exhibition in London. She entered a competition, sponsored by Hobbycraft, to submit mixed media work and her work will be on display at the Menier Gallery from the 26th to the 29th of June. As some of you may be aware the Art Department will sadly be losing Mrs Hiron at the end of the Summer so that she can pursue her creative adventures. We are very proud of her and look forward to hearing all about how she gets on in this competition.


Puzzle Corner

Puzzle Corner 98



Sports News

w/c 14 May 2018
Year 8 Boys’ Cricket won by 12 runs against Brune Park
Year 7 Boys’ Cricket won by 69 runs against Brune Park
Year 9 Girls’ Rounders Tournament at Brune Park finished 3rd
w/c 21 May 2018

Year 7 Boys’ Cricket away to Bridgemary (approx. return 17.00)

Year 9 Girls’ Rounders away to Henry Cort (approx. return 17:30)



Latest Menu

From 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.

Menu Week 18 May



Nearly New Uniform Sale



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


Please check with the Medical Room for this week’s lost property.

A polite reminder to parents/carers – please ensure that all property is clearly named with the pupil’s name and tutor group.

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 7 Trip to Southampton City Art Gallery 22, 23 & 24 May
Payment of £18.50 now overdue


Year 10 History GCSE Trip to Berlin – July 2018
PAYMENTS NOW OVERDUE – Final instalment was due Monday 30 April 2018
Any remaining payments must be paid ASAP

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
PAYMENTS ARE NOW OVERDUE – Final instalment was due Monday 30 April 2018
Any remaining payments must be paid ASAP

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
Fourth instalment of £75.00 due by Friday 25 May 2018

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

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Bee Keeping

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Fit Fest

Immunisations Leaflet

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Highbury College Open Event


Peter Symonds Open Evening


Music Fusion & Hampshire Music Service – Music Showcase


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