29th June 2018
The weather forecasts for next week are for continued hot weather. Therefore, the amended rules for uniform remain as this week:
- Relaxed school uniform – no blazer, no tie (these items can be left at home), sleeves can be rolled up. All other uniform expectations remain the same or
- PE Kit – royal blue shorts, white polo shirt, white socks, trainers. (no leggings) or
- A blended approach – pupils may wear school shoes, trousers or skirt but with a white polo shirt. Pupils choosing to wear school trousers or skirt must wear school shoes and black socks, not trainers or white socks.
Can we please stress that normal school rules on hair, make-up, nails and jewellery apply to all uniform options. We would also like to take this opportunity to remind pupils to bring in water bottles. Despite the hot weather, there have still been a number of pupils who have come into school without suitable containers for water. There are water dispensers in school in the main building and in the PE block.
Lastly, the online issues affecting Scopay and cashless catering payments have all been resolved. Scopay have apologised for any inconvenience caused.
A separate letter will follow next week confirming the menu options available over the last two weeks of term when there will be no Dining Hall or kitchen facilities because of the building work that needs to take place.
We hope that you all have a good weekend.
The Headteacher’s blog contains more informal reflections and is available here:
|Monday 24||Open week - prospective parents
Year 11: English & History Trip to The Globe Theatre London
|Tuesday 25||Year 11: English & History Trip to The Globe Theatre London
Governors Meeting: Resources Committee
|Wednesday 26||Governors Meeting: Pastoral Committee
Parent Headteacher Clinic
|Thursday 27||Year 11: Colleges Evening|
|Friday 28||Year 10 & 11: Frantic Drama Assembly Workshop
Cams Hill School – Steve Tasane Author Visit
Pupils and staff were privileged indeed to host published author and performance poet Steve Tasane on Monday 18 June. Steve presented seminars to Year 10 pupils, hosted a lunch time discussion group and gave presentations to Years 7, 8 and 9 in our Events Hall.
Pupils heard how Steve finds inspiration for his work, how he structures his stories and what life is like as a writer. He took questions from the floor and showed the moving and poignant promotional video that accompanies his latest publication, Child I – a story based on the experiences of refugee children in Syria.
Steve also met with pupils and signed copies of his books, talking to them about their own book ideas and giving expert advice on getting your work published.
This is the first of several book-related events we hope to hold for pupils over the coming year, with the aim of encouraging and promoting reading for pleasure.
Hampshire School Games – Volleyball
The Year 10 Volleyball team represented Cams Hill School on a scorching day in Aldershot on Friday 22 June in the Hampshire School Games.
Our two teams of players fought in their first tournament valiantly against some tough opposition, with one team losing out on two wins by a golden point after the buzzer!
Both teams came away from the group stages in 3rd place, meaning a head to head Cams Vs Cams for 5th/6th place playoff.
A great day for the boys, excellent preparation for future competitions!
Year 9/10 boys’ softball team (plus Year 10 and Year 8 girls!) played their first fixture in the softball league. We came away winning against a Year 9/10 boys’ team from Brookfield as 5-4 winners, losing to Brune Park 6-2 and winning our final game in the last play of the match 4-3!
Library Reading Wall
Year 7 Rounders – venue TBC
Year 7 Softball – venue TBC
Year 8 Softball – venue TBC
Year 8 Rounders Tournament – venue TBC
Free school meals must only use the Dining Hall at lunch time, and have either a MEAL DEAL or MAIN MEAL.
UNCLAIMED LOST PROPERTY WILL BE DISPOSED OF AFTER TWO WEEKS
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
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 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 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 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
PAYMENTS ARE NOW OVERDUE – Final instalment was due Monday 30 April 2018
Any remaining payments must be paid ASAP
|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
Fifth instalment of £75.00 due by Friday 29 June 2018
|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|
Miscellaneous News Items
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