It has been great to welcome students back this week and we cannot believe that it is the final term of the 2021-2022 academic year. The Year 11s continue to work hard and many attended revision sessions over the half term holiday. Well done for your resilience and dedication to your studies.
There has been a lot of excitement in the canteen over the last few days – We are thrilled to announce that Ms Elliott (Catering Manager) and her team found out they are finalists in the Secondary School Catering Team of the Year category at the LACA Awards. Congratulations and ‘thank you’ for the fantastic service you provide to staff and students. We can’t wait to hear about your trip to Birmingham.
We also welcomed a number of guests into school this week – Dr. Michael Smith (who delivered a brilliant Engineering presentation), Shannon Reddin from Enrich (who talked to Year 10 about contraception as part of our RSE programme) and Barton Peveril College (who delivered a fantastic careers assembly). Thank you for visiting the school and we know our students found these experiences very useful.
Next week is Week 1.
Events w/b 13 June
GCSE exams continue. Personalised timetables have been distributed but you can download a general timetable here: https://www.thehambleschool.co.uk/examination-information/
Monday 13 June (afterschool) – Year 10 Science Masterclass (selected students).
Tuesday 14 June (afterschool) – Year 10 English Masterclass (selected students).
Wednesday 15 June, Thursday 16 June & Friday 17 June – Year 10 Geography Fieldtrip.
Wednesday 15 June – Year 9 Teenage Booster Vaccinations.
Friday 17 June – Year 10 College Assembly: Peter Symonds.
Friday 17 June (period 5) – Year 8 School Council Meeting.
Letters sent this week
Whole School – Prize Giving Invitations (Selected students).
Year 10 – Exam Timetable and Revision List.
Year 9 – Exam Timetable and Revision List.
Our letters are available here: https://www.thehambleschool.co.uk/letters-to-parents/
The Headteacher’s Blog is available here: https://hambleheadteacher.wordpress.com/
June is Pride Month – A month dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ+ communities all around the world. You can find out more information here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52872693
Miss Mawson and Mrs Bone have organised a number of activities and activities this month.
If you would like to attend the KS4 Movie Night or KS3 Rainbow Picnic, please complete the Microsoft Form sent on Class Charts from Mrs Bone.
Year 11 Prom
If your son/ daughter has been invited to the Year 11 Prom, the final day for purchasing tickets will be Wednesday 15 June.
Year 10 Careers Fayre
On Thursday 30 June, we will be hosting a Careers Fayre for our Year 10 students and parents/ carers. The aim of the event is to provide an insight into the next steps after leaving school. There will be colleges, universities, apprenticeship providers, employers and careers advisors in attendance. There are two sessions you are able to sign up for: 3.30pm – 4.15pm or 4.15pm – 5pm. Please use the following link to sign up for the event: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=aZsq_XG0WEmUdjiv6gOlfcxIp3vPSoJJiSKJia9VG_FUOFk1U0hOTVM0OUVYSU5CUFRMWlZaUkQxUS4u
The deadline for sign up is midday, on 17 June.
SUN Universities Network
Southern Universities Network are an organisation who provide support to schools, students and parents/ carers about post-16 and 18 choices. As part of their service, they have launched ‘Future Steps’. This is a chat forum where parents/ carers and students can ask questions around their next steps in education.
All students and their parents/ carers can access Future Steps, where they can live chat with employers, college, university and SUN staff about their educational journey at any time of day. By logging in, all the chats are saved – meaning that if the student or parent/ carer has any follow-up questions it’s easy to log back in and pick up from where they left off.
Some example questions are:
- What is university accommodation like?
- Can you explain T-Levels to me so I can support my young person?
- I can’t decide what course to pick at college/ university?
- How do I support my young person in choosing an apprenticeship?
Not ready to chat? Future Steps has lots of useful FAQs from other students and their parents across the South who have asked our advisers questions.
To access the chat service and all other resources click here: https://www.sunoutreach.org/students/resources/future-steps/
Year 9 PSHCRE Theme Day – Healthy Relationships in Today’s World
On Monday 20 June Year 9 will take part in a PSHCRE theme day focusing on Healthy Relationships in Today’s World. We are delighted to welcome three separate organisations to join us for the day. The charity ‘Hope Not Hate’ will be delivering a keynote speech to students and leading workshops about building a better society and how students can contribute to our community. Stacey Miller, an education and training consultant specialising in mental health and relationships, will be leading a workshop on healthy vs unhealthy relationships. We will also have the charity ‘Explore Relationships’ in to speak to students about how healthy relationships can be developed. Students will follow a special timetable for the day. They should come to school in full school uniform, but will not need PE kit for this day. If you have any questions about the day, please contact Ms Bridges, Mrs Wilmott or Mrs Morgan for more details. You can email email@example.com to contact them.
Student Wellbeing Resources
As mentioned in the last Weekly Message, the PSHCRE and Personal Development curriculum supports students in being able to manage their own wellbeing. We also believe that our partnership with parents/ carers is vital in supporting this. Should our young people be struggling with physical, mental or emotional health concerns, we encourage parents/ carers to talk, in the first instance, their child’s Tutor and Head of Year, who can signpost parents/ carers to the most appropriate in-school or external source of support.
School staff will encourage parents/ carers and students to access the range of specialist services that are available in our local area. Nationally there are also a number of organisations offering support and guidance. This week, we have launched a new page on our school website with links to organisations we have found that offer the most comprehensive range of resources to support parents/ carers of young people who may be experiencing difficulties. The Student Wellbeing Resources can be found here: https://www.thehambleschool.co.uk/student-wellbeing-resources/
Senior Girls Football
We travelled away to Miltoncross in Portsmouth on Wednesday 8 June and won 4-3! Our goals came from Grace S (Year 10), Molly S (Year 9) and the other two goals were scored by Year 8s Scarlett W and Sophie E who have stepped up to play for the Senior Team. It was a brilliant team performance. The team was: Olivia W, Poppy F, Sophie H, Lexie E, Isla M, Sophie E, Ella N, Grace S, Molly S, Sophie N, Scarlett W. Congratulations!
Miltoncross Academy will be coming to Hamble on Wednesday 15 June (KO 4pm) for the second leg with the overall winner over both games receiving a trophy. We take a one goal advantage into the second leg and if we avoid defeat on Wednesday will win the cup. The cup has been organised by Mr Fletcher as his organisation- Solent Sports use the facilities at Hamble and Miltoncross for their team training sessions. Steve also donated a set of kit to both schools so it has been great to forge this link with Miltoncross and offer the girls more opportunities to represent the school through football. This has the chance to turn into an annual event between the two schools. Thank you to Mr Fletcher.
Year 8 Boys Cricket
On Thursday 16 June, the Year 8 boys cricket team have a league match against Woodlands.
House Football Tournament
On Tuesday 14 June, the Year 7s will compete in a House Football Tournament on the Astro with the Year 8s competing on Wednesday 15 June (before the Senior Girls’ fixture).
A reminder that if your son/ daughter is not well enough to attend school, we would ask you to report this via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Class Charts App. Further information can be found here: https://www.thehambleschool.co.uk/absence-reporting-procedures/
We have noticed this week that a small number of students have been forgetting their equipment. We would recommend that your child packs their school bag the night before, so that they have all the correct books and equipment. Students must bring the following to school every day:
- X2 Pens (black or blue)
- Coloured pens
- Glue Stick
- Green pen
- Purple pen
- Pair of compasses
Students also need a scientific calculator for Science and Maths. You can purchase the correct version (Casio CLASSWIZ fx-83GTX) on the school Scopay system for just £8.04.
A message from South Western Railways – Industrial Action
As you will likely have already seen, the RMT union has announced that strikes will take place on Tuesday 21, Thursday 23 and Saturday 25 June 2022. Strikes will also be taking place on most other Train Operating Companies and at Network Rail on these dates. Our services will be significantly affected between the 21 and 25 June as a result. You can find further information on our website https://www.southwesternrailway.com/industrial-action
If you have any questions about the potential impact of these strikes, please feel free to contact us via email@example.com so that we can coordinate our responses and keep a record of enquiries.
The following students achieved the most reward points this week:
- Kate R (7-7)
- Maxwell J (8-2)
- Henry H (9-2)
- Michalina Z (10-8)
- Joseph D (11-1)
If you have any concerns about your child’s wellbeing or would like to report a safeguarding issue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org