8th June 2018
Next week is the last week of GCSE exams for many Year 11 pupils. Good luck to all of the pupils (and parents) over this last week of revision.
As the Year 11s prepare to leave, the Year 10s are ready to take their place at the top of the school. On the Friday before half-term, Mrs Harrison-Jones and the Key Stage 4 team interviewed eight Year 10 aspirant candidates for the positions of Head Boy and Head Girl. The quality of responses in all of these interviews was impressive; they are currently preparing promotional videos which will be shown to all of the year groups explaining why they should be appointed. We are all looking forward to seeing them!
It has been a busy week in the First Aid Office, with a large number of children turning up complaining of hay fever. Can we please take this opportunity to remind parents that children should take this medication before the beginning of the school day. We have also had a lot of children without water bottles. The school has several water fountains (and is planning to install more) but children must bring in a suitable container, especially with forecasts of more hot weather due next week.
The Headteacher’s blog contains more informal reflections and is available here:
|Monday 22||Autumn half-term|
|Tuesday 23||Autumn half-term|
|Wednesday 24||Autumn half-term|
|Thursday 25||Autumn half-term|
|Friday 26||Autumn half-term|
|Monday 29||Inset Day - School Closed to Pupils|
|Tuesday 30||Kindness Week
Year 9: Parents evening
|Wednesday 31||Parent Headteacher Clinic
|Thursday 1||Year 11: Walk and talk mocks
Year 7/8 Girls: Schools Development Festival, Trojans RFC, Eastleigh
|Friday 2||Year 11: Walk and talk mocks
Southampton City Art Gallery – Year 7
On Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 May, Year 7 pupils visited Southampton City Art Gallery. They took part in print making and wire sculpture workshops, responding to the theme of trees. They also had a tour of the gallery, giving them an insight behind some of the famous artworks on display.
“I was excited to go on the trip. My favourite part was the wire workshop because it was fun and I was good at it, I created a tree and added pipe cleaners and paper for leafs.” Charlie Symes, 7A
“The gallery displayed lots of famous paintings, art works and sculptures. We paid specific attention to the statue The Diver, by Anthony Gormley who was the actual model for the statue; he had to wrap himself in cling film and plaster and it took 7 hours – he must have trusted his assistants.” Betty James, 7A
Miss Martin – Year 9 Workshops
This week pupils from across Year 9 took part in mini workshops with Miss Martin, our Art student teacher. They were tasked with creating sea creatures using plastic junk and other recycled materials. Pupils had to work together to plan what they were going to make and how they where going to go about it. The big plan is that we are going to work collaboratively with Wicor Primary School to create larger sculptures raising awareness for Plastic Pollution.
Elliott Evans Sports Success
Elliott Evans (9M) won the Hampshire Boys U15 Pentathlon in Andover during half-term, representing Cams Hill School on a very wet and cold athletics track.
Year 7 Rounders – venue TBC
Year 7 Softball – venue TBC
Year 8 Softball – venue TBC
Year 8 Rounders Tournament – venue TBC
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.
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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