“A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people” (Mahatma Gandhi). Whilst internationalism is never far from any classroom at Mountbatten, nothing is quite the same as being fully immersed in another culture".
Our scientists recently returned from their visit to Geneva where they had the opportunity to see cutting edge technology at The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), The Electrobloc hydroelectric power station and The Swiss Plasma Centre. They also visited The Palace of Nations and ICRC museum to find out about the important roles of these international organisations and somehow managed to sneak in a visit to a chocolate factory! Later this year, Upper School students will visit Italy to compare old and new technologies.
This morning we said ‘bon voyage’ to The Gambia trip who are visiting the Mansa-Colley Bojang School having raised over £7300 to contribute towards improving access to education in some of the most impoverished areas of The Gambia. Next Thursday, our budding linguists head off to the Loire Valley for 6 days to practise their French skills and enjoy all the delicacies of French cuisine! Incredible experiences all round, we wish them all well on their travels!
Please click below to view a letter from Hampshire County Council regarding Youth Vaping.
Monday 30 October
Students return to school at 8.35am
Geography Department - Year 11 Southampton Fieldwork (11.1/Ge1 & 11.4/Ge1), 12.55pm - 4.00pm
Tuesday 31 October
History Department - Year 10 History Trip to National Archives and Whitechapel, 7.15am - 8.00pm
Wednesday 1 November
MFL Department - Loire Valley Trip returns
Geography Department - Year 11 Southampton Fieldwork (11.2/Ge1 & 11.3/Ge1), 12.55pm - 4.00pm
Science Department - Year 9 Williams Racing STEM Trip, 7.30am - 4.00pm
Thursday 2 November
RE Department - Year 10 RE Visit to London, 7.30am - 6.00pm
Friday 3 November
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
The Geography Department is proud to announce that we have been awarded with the Secondary Geography Quality Mark from the Geographical Association, with recognition as a Centre of Excellence again for 2023 - 2026.
We were one of nine educational settings globally to receive the award this year and would like to thank our students and their parents/carers for their continued support!
Hampshire Libraries: Make and Take - Christmas Angels
Hampshire Libraries are offering two 'Make and Take' workshops at Bramley Village Hall on Tuesday 19 December. There are two slots: 10.00am or 12.30pm. Families with children aged 8+ are welcome. The cost of the sessions is £12.50, plus £6.50 for materials.
Mrs Shakya from the Careers Department, was honoured to represent The Mountbatten School at this week’s Junior Chef graduation ceremony at Eastleigh College. Over the last six weeks, students from different schools came together to practise and gain new baking and cooking skills, which they showed off to parents and school representatives during the three-course graduation dinner at 'East Avenue' - the on-site restaurant at Eastleigh College.
Congratulations to Hariette H 11FBY/JGO for cooking such amazing food and well done for graduating from the programme.
The East Avenue restaurant is offering modern British cuisine to members of the public and is open (term time) for lunch on Thursdays and Fridays, as well as dinner on Thursday evenings. More information can be found here.
Congratulations to the following students for levelling up on Sparx Maths!
William G 10PWR - Level 1
Kaleb W 10TRN - Level 1
Amelia W 10HCO/KMN - Level 1
Bogdan D 10TRN - Level 2
Vuchirai G 10JLR/MSD - Level 2
Emma L 10AWE/RAR - Level 2
Daniel S 9JFR - Level 2
Keelie S 8ADY - Level 2
Freya S 10JLR/MSD - Level 2
Bella Y 10TRN - Level 2
Year 7 Reading Safari Stars
Hannah D 7TDN, Christina T 7MRA, Gracie G 7JSL and Mollie F 7JSL for gaining the Bronze Award (5 books read and reviewed)
Erin M 7JSL, Florence R 7EHK, Maria K 7MRA and Ellie M 7JAD for gaining the Silver Award (10 books read and reviewed)
Erin M 7JSL, Florence R 7EHK and Ellie M 7JAD for gaining the Gold Award (15 books read and reviewed)
Oscar L 9VGN
Elsa H 10HCS
Liahna W 8CBN
Victoria D 8ADY
Daniyal I 8EGY
Belle B 8AWS
Sophie C 9OWS
Lucas R 10PWR
Daniel R 10PWR
Reuel M 11VTE
Oliver S 11TLS
Timmy L 11PSN
Matilda T 8LHK/EPK
Evie W 8LHK/EPK
William G 10LJS
Percussion Academy Drum Kit Exams
Congratulations to the following students who have passed the Percussion Academy Drum Kit exams –
Alex F 8SGY Debut Grade with Merit
Niamh H 9RLE Grade 2 with Distinction
Matthew B 9JFR Grade 3 with Distinction
Design and Technology
A well done from Mrs Daas...
Freddie M 7JSL: Excellent manufacturing skills shown in pewter casting project showing high levels of finishing.
Emma G 11RLR/SOE: Amazing work produced for NEA showing great passion for the subject and for success.
Anastasia O 10HCO/KMN: High levels of drawing skills in isometric, crating and 2-point perspective.
Daniel L 9RLE: High levels of drawing skills in isometric, crating and 2-point perspective. Also showing commitment to the subject.
Cameron K 11COY/SDN: Great commitment to the subject focusing on NEA project. Great design ideas and developments.
Reading Matters item for this week
At The Mountbatten School, we are committed to building cultural capital as well as improving reading for all of our students.
With this in mind, we have purchased a subscription to 'The Day'- 'Turning News into Lessons.'
'The Day' is a rich and engaging online educational resource that turns news into lessons across 5 reading levels. The levels can be changed at the click of a button. It aims to bring global issues into the classroom through daily news, polls, videos, graphics, posters, translations and links for external research. It can also be accessed from home.
'The Day' is available on the student portal. Students will find it on the school website under Student zone > links > “The Day”
It can also be accessed through this QR code.
Please do go onto the site with your children and access the news in a safe and reliable format.
We hope you enjoy using 'The Day'.
Mrs Vickerage: Head of Language Development
RSHE (Relationships, Sex, & Health Education) is delivered by form tutors to their tutees, 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.
Bookings are now open for the Personal Best October Holiday Camp! From sports to arts & crafts and plenty of outdoor fun, your children are sure to have a great time during Autumn half-term! Book now to secure your child's place.
Looking for a new challenge? Why not learn Spanish? The world's second-most spoken language in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere! Starting Thursday 21 September - first session is free and full refund issued if you decide it is not for you. For more information and to book, click below.