2nd February 2018
We are very proud of our broad and balanced curriculum at Cams Hill School. This week, pupils have had opportunities to take part in exciting challenges which stretched their abilities to apply knowledge and think creatively in a range of subject areas.
On Tuesday, over 80 pupils from Years 7 and 8, and 30 Year 5 pupils from Wicor, Castle and Harrison took part in a Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) challenge. They worked in small teams to generate solutions or ‘Big Ideas’ to tackle sustainability issues that are impacting our environment. Thank you to Mrs Gains in the Science department for organising.
On Wednesday 31 January, pupils studying GCSE Business took part in the ‘Tenner Challenge Masterclass.’ This was a fantastic event and the feedback from the organisers and pupils was overwhelmingly positive. Thank you to Mrs Lubbe for organising.
Next week, Year 9 pupils have a Guided Choices Evening on Thursday 8 February from 1800 to 2000. We hope to see as many pupils and parents as possible.
Finally, outdoor sporting fixtures finally started again after weeks of inclement weather. On Thursday, the Year 10 rugby won a thrilling match 38-33 against Toynbee in the Hampshire Bowl final. Congratulations to the boys and to Mr Worthy, Head of PE. The Under-14 girls’ football team lost narrowly to Mountbatten School and the Year 7 girls’ netball team finished the season with a good win against Henry Cort.
The weekly Headteacher’s blog contains more informal reflections from the week and is available here: https://camsheadteacher.wordpress.com/
Year 10 Business GCSE – The Tenner Challenge
On Wednesday 31st January, the Year 10 Business GCSE pupils took part in the ‘Tenner Challenge Masterclass.’ The session used fun and interactive activities to challenge the pupils to think about entrepreneurship, employability and social impact.
Feedback from Masterclass Mentor, Victoria Leese, was extremely positive ‘It was a pleasure working with the pupils today. It’s lovely to see such an intelligent, polite and confident group of young people.’ Pupils also gave glowing feedback:
‘Over the course of the day we got to learn how to negotiate and how to handle and make profit so we are prepared for when we set up our own mini businesses. I am looking forward to the actual challenge, as using the money that we are given, we have to come up with a business idea that we will put into action and try to make a profit out of. We will have to give back the £10 and a £1 legacy and get to keep any money we make! This is a great opportunity for our business classes because we get to really see what making a business is like rather than doing little projects in class that we don’t really get to see in real life.’ Hallie-May Walter 10M
‘It was a great experience. I have a good understanding of the challenge. I would recommend this.’ James Geogeghan 10C
‘Good day, learnt a lot.’ Blue Singleton 10A
‘I liked the negotiation, as it taught me to haggle with money and not just accept.’ Bradley Evans 10L2
‘Exciting experience! I enjoyed the activities, especially the beads business exercise.’ Michael Symes 10I
The Masterclass was a prelude for the main event which commences Monday 19th February. The Tenner Challenge is a National Competition for young people aged 11- 19 and helps young people develop key skills including creativity, positivity, resilience and problem solving, using real money to take calculated risks in business.
The pupils are pledged £10 from the Tenner Bank which they use as start-up capital to get their business off the ground. They have one month to set up a business – coming up with the idea of a product or service that they can sell and then journey the experience of what it is like to be a young entrepreneur and transform the original £10 into as much profit as they can.
‘Will the budding entrepreneurs rise to the challenge?’ Watch this space…
Miss Allen and Mrs Lubbe
Business and Computing Department
Congratulations Catrin Gibbard (7C), Patrick Slee (7C), Haiden White (7H), Joshua Stanning (7M) and Charlie Trafford (7H). As part of Team AgileStorm, we were overall runners up in the First Lego League Tournament held at the University of Portsmouth and won the Project Presentation.
FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) is a global science and technology challenge for teams of ten students aged 9 to 16 years, to encourage an interest in real world issues and develop key skills that are crucial for their future careers. The students work together to explore a given topic and make a presentation as well as design, build and program an autonomous LEGO robot to solve a series of missions.
This year our ten-person team called Agile Storm coached by Robot Liz-ii, was sponsored by Agile ICT and met on Saturday mornings from mid-September 2017 to prepare for the Tournament.
The University of Portsmouth is our regional Tournament venue and the winners compete against other teams in the final. From there the UK winners head for Tournaments across the world including USA, Estonia and Hungary.
AKA “Robot Liz-ii”
Year 10 Rugby
“On the 1st of February 2018 the Cams Hill year 10 rugby team played Toynbee School in the final of The Hampshire Bowl. It was a fast-moving and competitive game of rugby with some great tackles and fantastic trys. In the first half of the game, Cams had a strong start scoring 38 to Toynbee’s 15. However, Toynbee fought back in the second half scoring a further 18 points, despite this Cams Hill’s defence held strong when under pressure winning Cams a well-deserved victory of 38 to 33. It was a great performance by the whole of the Cams Hill team, especially those who played for Cams for the first time. A big well done to all those who played, also I would like to thank Mr Worthy and those who helped organise the game, on behalf of the team.”
– James Geoghegan, 10C
Toby Pitt (7H) and Eloise Meads (7L1) sung solos of the Periodic Table song for their entire respective classes, brilliantly!
Mrs C. Ives, Science Teacher
|Monday 18||Spring Half Term
Year 11: Icelandic Wonders: Departs 16 February returning 19 February 2019
Year 11: Music Technology Recording Workshop invited pupils
|Tuesday 19||Spring Half Term
Year 11 : GCSE Music Composition Workshop invited pupils
|Wednesday 20||Spring Half Term
Year 11: GCSE Art, Photography and Graphics Workshop (Mrs Farmer's and Mrs Oswald-Cutler's Group)
Year 11: GCSE Additional Physics Revision Session
|Thursday 21||Spring Half Term
Year 11: GCSE MfL Revision Session for Mock Speaking Exams
|Friday 22||Spring Half Term|
|Monday 25||Kindness Week|
|Wednesday 27||Acting Academy|
|Thursday 28||Year 11: “How to revise” English and Maths workshops
Year 10: GCSE Dance Trip 'Epilogues Within Her Eyes' Newbury Corn Exchange
Year 10 & 11: GCSE Drama trip to Macbeth, Mayflower Theatre Southampton
w/c 22 January 2018
Year 9, 10 & 11 Table Tennis won against Portchester 38-30
Year 7 Girls Netball lost against Brookfield 13-9
Year 9, 10 & 11 Badminton lost against Fareham Academy 42-38
Year 7/8 Table Tennis won against Portchester 38-32
Year 7 Girls Netball won against Bay House 11-8
w/c 29 January 2018
Year 7 Girls Netball won against Bridgemary 7-2
Year 9, 10 & 11 Volleyball lost against Bay House 12-3
Year 7 Netball won against Henry Cort 12-7
Year 7 & 8 Table Tennis won against Fareham Academy 32-28
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.
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.
UNCLAIMED LOST PROPERTY WILL BE KEPT FOR 2 WEEKS THEN DISPOSED OF
|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
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
A polite reminder to Parents/Carers please ensure that all pupils property is clearly named with the pupils 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 11 Geography GCSE Trip to Iceland – February 2018
Medical forms now overdue (Monday 22 January). Passports and EHICs due by Thursday 1 February.
Year 9 History Trip to the Battlefields – March 2018
All payments now overdue (due Thursday 21 December 2017)
Presentation Evening Thursday 22 February at 6.00pm in Events Hall
Medical form due by Monday 19 February
Year 10 History GCSE Trip to Berlin – July 2018
Second instalment of £100.00 due by Wednesday 28 February
|History Trip to Berlin 2018||Payment By||Amount||Total|
|First non-refundable deposit||Monday 27 November 2017||£150.00||£150.00|
|Second non-refundable deposit||Friday 15 December 2017||£100.00||£250.00|
|First instalment||Wednesday 31 January 2018||£50.00||£300.00|
|Second instalment||Wednesday 28 February 2018||£100.00||£400.00|
|Third instalment||Thursday 29 March 2018||£100.00||£500.00|
|Fourth and final instalment||Monday 30 April 2018||£100.00||£600.00|
Water Sports Trip to the Ardeche – July/August 2018
Sixth instalment of £55.00 due by Wednesday 28 February
|Ardeche 2018||Payment by||Amount||Total|
|First non-refundable deposit||24 May 2017||£100.00||£100.00|
|Second non-refundable deposit||30 June 2017||£100.00||£200.00|
|First instalment||21 July 2017||£60.00||£260.00|
|Second instalment||29 September 2017||£60.00||£320.00|
|Third instalment||31 October 2017||£60.00||£380.00|
|Fourth instalment||30 November 2017||£60.00||£440.00|
|Fifth instalment||31 January 2018||£55.00||£495.00|
|Sixth instalment||28 February 2018||£55.00||£550.00|
|Seventh instalment||29 March 2018||£55.00||£605.00|
|Eighth and final instalment||30 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 2019||Payment by||Amount||Total|
|First non-refundable deposit||20 October 2017||£100.00||£100.00|
|Second non-refundable deposit||24 November 2017||£100.00||£200.00|
|First instalment||28 February 2018||£95.00||£295.00|
|Second instalment||29 March 2018||£75.00||£370.00|
|Third instalment||30 April 2018||£75.00||£445.00|
|Fourth instalment||25 May 2018||£75.00||£520.00|
|Fifth instalment||29 June 2018||£75.00||£595.00|
|Sixth instalment||28 September 2018||£75.00||£670.00|
|Seventh instalment||31 October 2018||£75.00||£745.00|
|Eighth instalment||30 November 2018||£75.00||£820.00|
|Ninth and final instalment||14 December 2018||£65.00||£885.00|
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