The absolute highlights last week had to be Sports Day on Tuesday and the Prize-Giving awards evening at the Hilton Ageas on Thursday.
It was brilliant to see so many students representing their Houses in a range of different sports during the Sports Day events – We will share the final results with you, once these have been announced to students on Thursday.
On Thursday night we invited over 200 students to our annual Prize-Giving evening. We have not been able to hold this for two years, so it was amazing to be able to celebrate as a school community again. We were extremely lucky to hear from Dani Rowe (nee King) – a ex-Hamble student, Olympic medalist and cycling superstar. She gave a very inspirational speech about hard work, resilience and growth mindset. Mr Groves (Chair of Governors) also addressed the audience and congratulated all students from The Hamble School on their efforts and achievements this year. An added bonus was the appearance of the Lionesses staying at the hotel before the England Euros match! It was a wonderful evening.
Last week we also had our first meeting of the Eco Ambassadors. It was brilliant that over 35 students came along to be part of this group. We will be following the Eco Schools framework and will initially focus on small changes we can make to improve the school environment. In the recent meeting we started to audit the school site. If any students who like to get involved but were unable to make the meeting or there are any parents/ carers who would like to share ideas, please email Mrs Valleley (Assistant Headteacher) firstname.lastname@example.org
Weather and uniform next week:
Given the amber weather warnings in place for next week and the weather forecast, students can continue to come to school in Hamble PE tops and black/navy shorts (a small logo is allowed). If they do not want to wear shorts, they should wear school trousers or skirt with a white shirt (no tie/ blazer). Please ensure they are not wearing leggings or jogging bottoms as many classrooms are too hot for these items.
It is important that students bring a large bottle for water; we have lots of water fountains on site and they can fill these up before school, breaktime and lunchtime. Sun cream and a hat are also recommended for break/ lunch. Sunglasses are allowed outside but are not to be worn in corridors/ lessons. We will be encouraging students to sit under the shaded canopies during unstructured time. If they plan to use the Astro, it is vital that they have additional water, sun cream and a hat.
The Department of Education has advised that we close classrooms if they become too hot and re-room lessons. We have given individual teachers the option to do this within the constraints of the timetable. There are no plans to close the school unless directed by the government and/or Hampshire Education Authority.
Next week is Week 2.
Events w/b 18 July
Tuesday 19 July – Visit to the Hampshire Hares (selected students only)
Wednesday 20 July – Year 7 and 8 School of Rock trip, Bereavement Friendship Group Summer meet up
Thursday 21 July – Year Group Rewards Assemblies and Celebrations. School closes at 1pm for the Summer Holiday.
During the week we will be emailing home end of year data for Year 9 and 10.
Monday 22, Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24 and Friday 26 August – Year 6 to 7 Transition Summer School (selected students only).
Thursday 25 August – Year 11 GCSE Results Day.
Friday 2 September – All students return to school at 08:30am.
Letters sent this week
None this week – Please look out for a few emails in your inbox over the next week. We will be sending out the newsletter and some end of year letters/ information.
Our letters are available here: https://www.thehambleschool.co.uk/letters-to-parents/
The Headteacher’s Blog is available here: https://hambleheadteacher.wordpress.com/
Theme of the Week: Celebration
This week the ‘Theme of the Week’ is Celebration. One of our key values is ‘achievement’ and this means rewarding and celebrating success in all aspects of school life, including academic, sporting and artistic pursuits. Each year group will have a Rewards Assembly on Thursday, where we will celebrate individual and tutor group achievements from this academic year.
Well done to the following students, who shared amazing work with us this Friday and gained a certificate/ email home:
- Ashton M
- Finley S
- Bethan R
- Luca V
- Raff M
- Theo W
- India B
- Acacia-Lei J
- Olivia L
- Emse S
- Emily B
- Ruby C
- Alexi-Faith J
Next week we will be in the Year 7 canopy on Wednesday to celebrate amazing work produced in the final week of term – Please come and see us!
Support over the summer
We are aware that this time of year can be difficult for students (and parents/ carers) because the structure of school is removed for six weeks. If you or your son/ daughter require any help with mental health, wellbeing or safety over the holidays, please do use our Student Wellbeing Resources on the website: https://www.thehambleschool.co.uk/student-wellbeing-resources/
As we start to think ahead to September 2022 over the summer, we thought it would be helpful to share a few reminders:
- A sensible school bag with the required equipment is need
- Students must follow the school uniform policy
- When buying new shoes, please check the shoe guide carefully
- If students are having any piercings (other than one hole in each ear lobe) over the summer, please ensure that they get them done at the start. Retainers or studs are not allowed, unless it is a single hole in each ear lobe
- Students must adhere to make-up, jewellery and haircut policies.
All of the information on uniform, equipment and shoes, can be found here: https://www.thehambleschool.co.uk/uniform/
Weekly Cyber Information
The following students achieved the most reward points this week:
- Maddison T (7-7)
- Elizabeth W (8-1)
- Chloe C (9-3)
- Paige S (10-8)
If you have any concerns about your child’s wellbeing or would like to report a safeguarding issue, please email email@example.com
Please note that this mailbox will not be accessed regularly over the Summer Holidays. If you have an immediate concern for the wellbeing or safety of your child, please contact your GP, 101 or 999 depending on the issue.