Weekly Newsletter 24 November 2017


24th November 2017


Weekly Message

It has been a week of sporting success this week, with a range of basketball fixtures: the Year 8 girls beat Henry Cort; the Year 9 girls beat Bridgemary; the Year 9 boys beat Brune Park; the senior girls’ team beat Brune Park; and the Year 8 boys won against Brune Park. However, Brune Park gained some revenge against the Year 11 boys. A huge thank you to everyone who represents the school, win or lose, and of course to the dedicated PE team who give up so much time after school to ensure these fixtures take place.

On Wednesday, over 80 Year 10 pupils from Art, Graphics and Photography travelled to London. The Graphics and Photography pupils went to Trafalgar Square and visited an exhibition in the National Portrait Museum; the Art pupils went to the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum. Thank you to the Art Department for organising this trip and also to the Year 10 pupils, whose behaviour (according to Mrs Oswald-Cutler, Head of Art) was exemplary.

Looking ahead in your diaries, we have Year 11 Parents’ Evening (Tuesday 5 December 2017), and the School Christmas Concert (Wednesday 13 December 2017 and Thursday 14 December 2017). Further details of these events will be sent separately.


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



Year 10 Trip – London

On Wednesday 22 November Year 10 GCSE Art, Graphics and Photography pupils visited London. The Art pupils spent the morning at the Victoria and Albert Museum and after lunch ventured across the road to the Natural History Museum. These world renowned museums gave the students the opportunity to study real artworks and artefacts related to their GCSE topics.

In the V&A pupils focused on exploring the Lustrous Surfaces exhibits, part of the Asian collections, where fine examples of Japanese pottery juxtaposed incredible textiles. The pupils were particularly drawn to the amazing embroidery on the traditional Japanese kimonos; it was overwhelming to think about the amount of work it took to create just one kimono. The kimono is a Japanese traditional garment worn by men, women and children. In kimono it is the pattern on the surface, rather than the cut of the garment, that is significant. Indications of social status, personal identity and cultural sensitivity are expressed through colour and decoration.

In the Natural History Museum pupils had the chance to make first hand observational drawings from the animals on display, and record any other elements of inspiration in the building. The main entrance now has a blue whale skeleton which was very photogenic, especially as the light started to fade and the blue lights shining on the skeleton got brighter.


Meanwhile, across town the Photography and Graphics pupils spent their day snapping the capital city and visiting The National Portrait Gallery. The weather was fine, a little chilly at times, but otherwise perfect conditions for capturing the amazing sites which included Trafalgar Square and the attractions alongside the River Thames.


Whilst at the National Portrait Gallery pupils had the opportunity to visit The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. The prize is the leading international photographic portrait competition, celebrating and promoting the very best in contemporary portrait photography. It has established a reputation for creativity and excellence, with works submitted by a range of photographers, from leading professionals to talented amateurs and the most exciting emerging artists.

The selected images, many of which will be on display for the first time, explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to the photographic portrait whilst capturing a range of characters, moods and locations. The exhibition of fifty-nine works features all of the prestigious prize winners including the winner of the £15,000 first prize.

Pupils will now be able to come back to their projects with fresh inspiration and images, guiding them with a greater depth of knowledge for their art works and photography.

The students were an absolute credit to Cams Hill School, impeccably behaved and a pleasure to spend the day with.
Mrs L Oswald-Cutler, Head of Art



PE Stars of the Week

  • (7M) Annemarie Tilley
  • (9S) Josh Bunce
  • (10H) James Bennett
  • (10S) Izzy Sibbit



Library Newsletter – November Issue




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 Henry Cort 20-18
Year 11 Boys’ Basketball lost against Brune Park 40-21
Year 9 Girls’ Basketball won against Bridgemary 22-6
Year 9 Boys’ Basketball won against Brune Park 30-12
Year 10/11 Girls’ Basketball won against Brune Park 19-12
Year 8 Boys’ Basketball won against Brune Park 19-15


FIXTURES W/C 27 November 2017


Year 8 Girls’ Basketball home to Bridgemary


Year 11 Boys’ Basketball away to Portchester
Year 9 Girls Basketball home to Portchester


Year 10 Boys’ Basketball home to Bridgemary
Year 9 Boys’ Basketball away to Fareham Academy


Year 7 Development Game V’s Fareham Academy
Year 10/11 Girls’ Basketball away to Henry Cort
Year 8 Boys’ Basketball home to Henry Cort



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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 due by Thursday 30 November


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
Second instalment of £50.00 due by Thursday 30 November

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
Deposit of £150.00 due by Monday 27 November


Water Sports Trip to the Ardeche – July/August 2018
Fourth instalment of £60.00 due by Thursday 30 November

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 due by Friday 17 November


Ski Trip 2019 (Years 7-9)
Second non-refundable deposit of £100.00 due by Friday 24 November

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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