Weekly Newsletter 9 February 2018


9th February 2018

Weekly Message

Yesterday evening, the school held the second of its Year 9 careers/courses evenings. This was an opportunity for Year 9 pupils and their parents to come in to learn about the variety of courses offered in Key Stage 4. It was an extremely well-attended evening – thank you to everyone who made it such a positive and successful event.

Tomorrow, the Geography Department are taking 37 Year 11 pupils to Iceland on a four-day trip. The highlights include a trip of the Golden Circle, an exploration of the spectacular scenery and a morning to the Blue Lagoon. If interested, you will be able to follow the group on the Geography department’s twitter feed (@camsgeog)

We hope that you all have a good half-term. Enjoy a well-deserved rest and we look forward to seeing all pupils back on Monday 19 February.


The Headteacher’s blog contains more informal reflections and is available here: https://camsheadteacher.wordpress.com/



Youth Speaks Competition



Three teams, one Intermediate and two Senior, represented Cams Hill School in the first round of the Youth Speaks competition on Monday 22 January. The event took place at Fareham Civic Offices, with students from a number of Fareham schools delivering their presentations to a judging panel that included the Mayor.

Our teams were extremely confident in the delivery of their ideas, offering pertinent responses to some rather challenging questions on their chosen topics, and really did Cams Hill proud. Our intermediate team, James Murphy, Lucy Brown and Amelia Silsbury, spoke passionately about how we can make changes to preserve our planet for future generations, and provided insight into relevant environmental issues.

One of our Senior teams, Kaylah Brooks, Isaac Skingley and Laila Mutlaq, presented ideas about the potential hazards and negative effects of social media. Again, a subject that is increasingly relevant, confidently delivered by all members of the team.

Proudly winning second place in the Senior category, Phoebe Costello, Roseby Scovell and Daisy-May Parsley (pictured right), were a force to be reckoned with as they presented their ideas on the subject of a local issue with their presentation entitled ‘Are Green Spaces Worth The Sacrifice Of Shelter For All?’. They were courageous in choosing to speak on a controversial local issue, and eloquently fearless in responding to some extremely challenging questioning.

Huge congratulations to all pupils who took part in the competition this year – you readily accepted the challenge despite having limited time and I absolutely loved working with you in preparation for the big event. You all have much to be proud of. Very well done!


Miss Robson, Lead Teacher of English 





Gosport Schools Country League

This week Cams hosted match 3 of the Fareham and Gosport Schools Cross Country league.

We had an excellent turnout at both the Year 7 and Year 8 races. Some photos of the Year 7 and 8 athletes are below!




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

Puzzle Corner will return after half term.



Sports News


w/c 19 February 2018

Year 7 Rugby



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.



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


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 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 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
Sixth instalment of £55.00 due by Wednesday 28 February

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
First instalment of £95.00 due by Wednesday 28 February

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. 


Immunisations Leaflet

Please find a download link for the full leaflet here (.pdf)

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Barton Peveril Events


Highbury College Open Event


Hampshire Education Awards


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