What a week we have had this week; so many events have taken place – Year 11 Leavers Assembly, Year 7 Geography fieldtrip to Marwell, Year 7 PSHCRE morning, Year 10 Careers Fayre, Year 7 and 8 Rainbow Picnic, a visit from K9 as part of our drugs education programme and the Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh expedition this weekend.
It was fantastic to welcome our new Year 7s on Tuesday for the Transition Evening – We can’t wait to see them again on Monday and Tuesday. Thank you to our Transition Prefects who did a great job answering questions and helping parents/ carers and their children, navigate around the school.
It was fantastic to visit Marwell Zoo with the Year 7s on Wednesday – they all seemed to really enjoy the day and increase their understanding of animal habitats. ‘Thank you’ to the Year 11s who gave up their time to volunteer and support the students on the day.
On Friday we all launched ‘Proud Friday’ – 14 students showed us their work from lessons during the week and we were really impressed with the quality produced. Well done to the following students: Emily O, Amy C, Charley R, Annabelle LR, Ella F, Keane P, Blake M, Emmy P, Peyton W, Rubie-Leigh M, Eloise M, Poppy H, Mason M and Lexi D.
We hope to see lots more students showing us their wonderful work next week.
Year 8 and 9 Preference letters were sent out on Friday via email. If you have not received this, please check your ‘junk box’ or email Mrs Rogerson (Data Manager) firstname.lastname@example.org Please also email Mrs Rogerson directly if you have any questions or concerns.
Next week is Week 2.
Events w/b 4 July
Monday 4 July – Year 10 Exams continue. A timetable has been emailed home and can be found on the Year 10 section of the ‘Letters’ page: https://www.thehambleschool.co.uk/letters-to-parents/
Monday 4 July – Year 9 Exams start. A timetable has been emailed home and can be found here on the Year 9 section of the ‘Letters’ page: https://www.thehambleschool.co.uk/letters-to-parents/
Monday 4 July and Tuesday 5 July – Year 6 Induction Day
Monday 4 July – Year 11 Prom. Mrs Emmett-Callaghan has contacted all students attending directly with information about arrangements
Wednesday 6 July – Year 7 and 8 Arts Event (all day)
Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 July – Year 6 Consultation Evenings
Friday 8 July – Year 10 School Council Meeting and College Assembly
Friday 8 July – Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh – Assessed Expedition (returns 9 July).
Letters sent this week
All Years – Pastoral changes, drug misuse and illegal substances education, lockdown drill.
Year 11 – Final Prom details
Our letters are available here: https://www.thehambleschool.co.uk/letters-to-parents/
The Headteacher’s Blog is available here and has been updated with details of the Uniform Policy for 2022-23: https://hambleheadteacher.wordpress.com/
Please ensure that your son/daughter is bringing their blazer to school and wearing the correct shoes. If there is an issue with this in the last few weeks of term, please contact your child’s tutor and we can arrange for them to borrow items.
On Monday 4 July Mrs Emmett-Callaghan will take over from Mrs Baldwin as Head of the current Year 7. Mrs Emmett-Callaghan is a very experienced Head of Year and has recently been the Head of Year 11. Mrs Baldwin will now concentrate on the Year 6 to 7 transition and be Head of Year 7 when they start in September. We always advise parents/ carers to contact their child’s tutor in the first instance, but if you need to get in touch with Mrs Emmett-Callaghan, her email address is email@example.com A thorough ‘handover’ has already taken place but Mrs Emmett-Callaghan is looking forward to getting to know the Year 7 families and working with you over the next few years.
Theme of the Week: Families and Friendship
This week the ‘Theme of the Week’ is ‘families and friendship’. Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors will be delivering the assemblies with Mrs Barkshire (Head of Year 9). Our students have also recently designed some posters, which will soon be on display across the school:
The keywords for this week are:
Ancestry – One’s family or ethnic decent, origin or background
Descendant – A person, plant or animal that is descended from a particular ancestor or a machine, artefact or system that has developed from an earlier version.
The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Support and Advice page has some good resources for students and their parents/ carers https://www.antibullyingpro.com/support
Our school website is also useful: https://www.thehambleschool.co.uk/how-to-deal-with-bullying/
A reminder that your report any concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org Information is dealt with discreetly and without sharing name with other students.
In April, the Government announced it wants to make a ‘Mental health and wellbeing cross-government plan’ that will transform the support for mental health over the next ten years.
They have promised to publish the plan by the end of the year and they are now asking for people’s views on what should be included. They want to hear your experiences to make sure the plan covers all the things that can impact your mental health, from things like school, college and university to social media and the NHS.
Young Minds have come together with mental health charity Mind to tell the Government what change needs to happen. They are carrying out a survey for young people aged 11-25 and we want to hear the views of students. More information is available here: https://tinyurl.com/9zjyktu2
Please click here to complete the survey: https://tinyurl.com/4d3ekfwj
Message from Connect4Communities
In the Spring Statement at the end of March, the Chancellor announced that funding for the Household Support Fund would be extended to the end of September 2022 – helping support households who would otherwise struggle with energy bills, food and water bills.
The support available to families as of 16 June 2022 will include:
- Food Vouchers: Households in receipt of council tax benefit can claim one food voucher worth £30 from their district or borough council. Information about how to access this voucher can be found here: https://www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/childrenandfamilies/connectforcommunities/supportforfamilies
- Community Pantries: Pantries are open to everyone in the community and provide access to food at a lower cost. They offer a range of fresh, frozen and general foods, which change each week. Access to the Community Pantry is by membership and, for a small weekly contribution, members can select food to a significantly higher value. Many of these pantries have cafes and meeting spaces and offer other forms of support. They can put you in touch with organisations that can help with utility bills, health, employment, and education. Details of local pantries can be found here: https://www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/childrenandfamilies/connectforcommunities/communitypantries-overview/communitypantries
- Support for utility costs: Households struggling to meet the cost of their utility bills for water, gas or electricity can contact their local Citizens Advice. Details of local Citizens Advice offices can be found here: https://citahants.org/need-advice/local%2520ca%2520offices.html
- Emergency housing support: This is available from district and borough councils. This does not include ongoing support for rent or mortgage payments. Details of how to access emergency housing support can be found here: https://www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/childrenandfamilies/connectforcommunities/supportforfamilies/housing-support/housing-support-hants
If you have any queries, please email email@example.com
To find out what support and activities are available locally search the Hampshire: https://fish.hants.gov.uk/kb5/hampshire/directory/home.page
Weekly Cyber Information
The following students achieved the most reward points this week:
- Kayden W (7-1)
- Elizabeth W (8-1)
- Jasmine E (9-7)
- Tyler A (10-3)
If you have any concerns about your child’s wellbeing or would like to report a safeguarding issue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org