As you know from last week, our building work, which means a much more efficient heating system across the school, continues. The current phase has just moved from Technology to Student Services, so our fantastic Student Support Team is currently spread across the site.
Students can still access those they need to see and should use the app 'Tootoot' to request support. However, children must be in each and every lesson and so should only access Student Services at break times.
Congratulations to Lucas L 8HHN and Dylan C 8EGY who demonstrated exceptional community spirit when they recovered items stolen from a local shop and returned these to the retailer. Both boys were presented with Mountbatten badges in recognition of their leadership and compassion, by the Senior Leadership Team!
Click here to see what's on next week:
Monday 2 October
Tuesday 3 October
Geography Department - Year 9 New Forest Fieldwork (9.1 & 94Y), 9.00am - 3.10pm
Wednesday 4 October
Open Morning 9.15am - 11.00am: North Baddesley & Non-Feeder Schools
Thursday 5 October
Friday 6 October
INSET Days for 2023/24
Wednesday 29 November 2023
Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 January 2024
Monday 19 February 2024
Tuesday 18 June 2024
Every effort is made to ensure these dates are accurate. There are occasions when circumstances beyond our control may result in changes.
High Light Vapes
You may recall the Headmaster’s letter to parents in the summer term regarding our concerns over the rise in the popularity of vaping, nationally. Sadly, advertisers have taken advantage of the 'Back to School' drive in marketing High Light Vapes – made to look like a typical highlighter pen! They are reported to contain up to 50 times the level of nicotine in cigarettes.
We know as parents and carers you will want to have conversations with your child about the risks of vaping and be aware of these products that are deliberately being marketed to attract young people via their taste and vibrant colours.
With October just around the corner, so begins International Walk to School month! We have signed up to My Journey Hampshire’s Walktober challenge and we are encouraging our students, staff and parents/carers to get involved with opting for more sustainable modes of transport. By using sustainable transport, we can reduce our carbon footprint, improve air quality and become more active as part of leading a healthy lifestyle.
We will be running tutor group challenges next week and would like to see as many students involved as possible. Students are also welcome to get involved with the individual challenges and they can do this by downloading the challenge card here.
Congratulations to the following students for levelling up on Sparx Maths!
Mia P 8LHK/EPK - Level 1
Elsie C 8EGY - Level 1
Riley D 8LHK/EPK - Level 1
Harry B 8ADY - Level 1
Elliott O 8CBN - Level 2
Evie W 8LHK/EPK - Level 2
William K 8AWS - Level 2
Tommy M 8HHN - Level 2
Amelia W 8AWS - Level 2
Ava B 8ADY - Level 2
Josh D-G 7EHK
Daisy H 7ERL
Sampson B 8DDY
Grace K-W 8HHN
Tom S 9VGN
Tiegan M 9OWS
Amy P 10HCS
Rohan J 11COY/SDN
Max C 7ESY
James M 9JFR
Marcus D 9RMN
Lizzie R 9YDS/EGE
Daniel C 10HCO/KMN
Sid B 10SBS
Ffion E 11NKN
Jorja-Leigh O 7MRA
Jacob R 7JAD
Holly F 8EGY
Becca N 8DDY
Amber B 9RGY/JLE
Ruby F 9RGY/JLE
Simon L 10JLR/MSD
Toby S 10PWR
Joe S 11DSS
Mia A 11NKN
Maria K 7MRA
Kira P 7TAS
Matthew H 8ADY
Natasha G 8CBN
Mathieu M 9JFR
Caitlin J 9JBY
Daria A 7MAZ
Elle A W 7EHK
Daiyan A 7JSL
Nabile A 8AWS
Tyrese A 8AWS
Ella C 9JBY
Bea E 9JBY
Tolu A 10HCS
Spencer C 11DSS
Rohan K 11COY/SDN
Click the drop-down menus below to find out more about different careers opportunities coming up for our students.
Year 10 & 11 Work Experience
Civil Engineering: it can be difficult sourcing a placement within civil engineering due to health and safety legislation. Springpod have developed an online programme, giving students an insight into the world of civil engineering, which takes around 8 hours to complete. Students will receive a certificate upon completion. Year 10 – please note that this is not a substitute to work experience due to take place in March. Link can be found here.
Year 10 & 11 Post-16 Options
A post-16 booklet, providing further information about the various post-16 options. It is aimed at Year 11; however, Year 10 parents/carers might find it equally useful.
Year 7 - 11 Insight: Portsmouth Port
On Saturday 7 October from 10.00am-4.00pm, Portsmouth International Port will be opening up its doors once again for a Community Open Day. The Open Day will showcase what the maritime industry does for Portsmouth, maritime employment, and also efforts to protect the maritime and port environment. There will be stands from the port’s partners, a range of interesting vessels, alongside free harbour tours and activities for the kids. Portico will again be bringing a wide range of their impressive cargo handling equipment over to the port for an interactive demonstration.
See poster for more information. To secure your free tickets, please click here.
Upcoming College Open Events
3 & 4 October: Peter Symonds College
4 & 5 October: Barton Peveril College
4 October: Fareham College
7 October: Sparsholt College
9 October: Bishop Wordsworth Grammar School
10 October: Totton College
11 October: St Anne’s Sixth Form
11 October: Wiltshire College
11 October: Eastleigh College
12 October: Itchen College
Celebrating European Day of Languages at The Mountbatten School
This week, at The Mountbatten School, a wave of excitement and cultural appreciation has swept through our classrooms and school site in celebration of The European Day of Languages.
The festivities kicked off on Tuesday 26 September at breaktime with a delightful Bake Off and Bake Sale, where both staff and students came together in a delectable display of culinary creativity. The event not only tantalized taste buds but also served as a fundraiser for the Routes into Languages Spelling Bee entry fee.
In the MFL classrooms, the focus extended beyond the culinary delights to delve into the significance of learning and celebrating languages and cultures from Europe and around the world. Special lessons were held, with Year 9 students being treated to a dedicated session exploring professions and careers directly linked to the skills developed through language learning. This provided invaluable insight into the real-world applications of language skills, inspiring students to see language as a passport to exciting opportunities.
The European Day of Languages celebration at The Mountbatten School was not just a one-day affair but a testament to our commitment to fostering a culturally aware and linguistically diverse community. It was a reminder that language transcends borders, opening doors to new experiences, friendships, and career paths.
As we reflect on this enriching celebration, it becomes evident that language is not just a skill; it's a bridge connecting people from all corners of the world. The Mountbatten School continues to embrace this ethos, creating a vibrant and inclusive environment where the beauty of language and culture is celebrated year-round.
RSHE (Relationships, Sex, & Health Education) is delivered by Form Tutors to their once a week. Tutors deliver discussion-based lessons which allow our students to explore a range of topics to effectively prepare our young people for success in the modern world with the knowledge, understanding and desire to keep themselves safe, happy, healthy, respectful and tolerant. Our aim is to empower them with the resilience and confidence to make a difference to their own and others’ future.
Click on the tabs below to find out what each Year Group is up to!
This half-term, Year 7 will be looking at how to deal with starting secondary school, dealing with change and how to grow self-confidence. They will also explore how friendships may change, form and develop as well as how communication is a valuable tool to manage friendships. Year 7 will then look at how to show empathy, compassion and care.
Year 8 will be starting with identifying their personal strengths and achievements. They will then explore personal safety and move on to looking at the meaning of discrimination and prejudice and what protective characteristics are. After this, they will learn about Black History month and gender identity.
Year 9 will be looking at what a healthy relationship is and how to recognise the features of them. They will explore the meaning of commitment within a range of different relationships. They will then move onto discussing internet use and digital safety.
Year 10 will be developing their knowledge of changes during adolescence and how to reframe negative thinking and develop self-confidence. They will then explore positive mental health and how to maintain emotional well-being.
Year 11 will be exploring the impacts of peer-pressure and the strategies they may employ to reduce it. They will consider their own ambitions and aspirations before hearing from some colleges in readiness for their post-16 applications. They will then look at the need for good sleep hygiene and how to deal with different emotions.