Assemblies this week were led by Mr Cox in recognition of Armistice Day. Students had the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made by those in the First and Second World Wars and the impact this has had on society today. We also acknowledged the painful events in Ukraine, Israel and Gaza.
Today, a good number of children wore their cadets or scout uniforms. It was also lovely to see so many students wearing the remembrance poppy. The school community came together at the front of the school at 11.00am this morning where Mr Cox gave his reading and our trumpeters solemnly played the Last Post. Students showed their respect by observing the 2- minute silence. As is usual at Mountbatten, this was a poignant occasion.
Mr Portas, accompanied by Alfie F 11DDN/HMS and Keira C 11COY/SDN, will lay a wreath at Romsey Memorial Park on Sunday on behalf of the school as a mark of our respect to all those who have lost their lives in the service of freedom.
Club Links and Further/Higher Education Evening
This is your last chance to sign up onto our Community Club Links Evening!
This is a fantastic opportunity for students to come and explore Sports Clubs and Physical Activity on their doorstep and to gather information from community club representatives.
For more information, please click below to view the letter. To sign up, either select the link in the letter, or scan the QR Code in the flyer.
We are delighted to also be able to invite our local primary school teachers, students and their families to the event. If this is relevant to you, then please complete our Primary School Club Links Google Form.
Click here to see what's on next week:
Monday 13 November
Tuesday 14 November
History Department - Year 10 History Trip to National Archives and Whitechapel, 7.15am - 8.00pm
Wednesday 15 November
Thursday 16 November
Club Links & Further/Higher Education Evening in the Olympic Hall 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Friday 17 November
Primary Schools Sports Festival 1.00pm - 3.00pm
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
Congratulations to the following students for levelling up on Sparx Maths!
Chorley T 8DCR - Level 1
Alfie W-O 8EGY - Level 1
Ben G 9VGN - Level 1
Liah D-T 9VGN - Level 1
Amy V W 9YDS/EGE - Level 1
Charlie 9RMN- Level 1
Connor S 10HCS - Level 1
Aditi S 10HCS - Level 1
Morgan B 10AWE/RAR - Level 1
Noah B 10PWR - Level 1
Year 7 Reading Safari Stars
Samuel L 7TDN,Freddie M,Luke B& Mollie F, all 7JSL for gaining the Bronze Award (5 books read and reviewed)
Hannah D 7TDN, Libby P 7MAZ, Christina T & Maria K both 7MRA, Luke B, Freddie M & Mollie F, all 7JSL for gaining the Silver Award (10 books read and reviewed)
Mollie F 7JSL for gaining the Gold Award (15 books read and reviewed)
Completion of Reading Safari (30 books read and reviewed), and winner of a £10.00 book token: Eiza U 7JSL
James R 7TAS
Molly W 8DDY
Thomas K 8HHN
Shannon W 9VGN
Jessica F 10AOR
Gracie P 10HCO/KMN
Beau B 11COY/SDN
Jessica M 7ERL
Olivia W 10AWE/RAR
Lucas J 10PWR
Arla D 7TDN
Ibraheem G 8LHK
Martha H 8DDY
Chloe A 9JBY
James M 9JFR
Ruby B 10BHT/CFT
Florence H 11RCS
Olivia P 11DSS
Ben S 7LAD/AGN
Noah C 7LAD/AGN
Isla P 8AWS
Arabella D 9MRT/OJN
Evan T 9RGY/JGO
Lucy W 9JBY
Evie B 10HCO/KMN
Ava B 10AWE/RAR
Orla P 11PSN
Year 7 Indoor Athletics – Boys and Girls won the meet at Swanmore
U14 Girls: Mountbatten School won 4 - 2 against Perins School (away)
U16 Girls: Mountbatten School drew 9 - 9 against Perins School (away)
Click the drop-down menus below to find out more about different careers opportunities coming up for our students.
Year 8 & 9: Girls into GeoScience Junior 2023: University of Leicester
The University of Leicester is hugely excited to be running 'Girls into Geoscience Junior' again this year. From magmas and minerals to dinosaur diets, earthquakes and geological travels around the world, Year 8 and Year 9 (age 12-14) students can join online from anywhere to discover the amazing things geoscientists get up to!
This is a free event where there will be an opportunity to access exclusive video content, a live experiment, taster lectures, practical activities and a live Q&A with current students and staff.
Despite the title, boys are welcome to sign up too. If you are interested, please sign up via this link.
The Hampshire Youth Parliament
The Hampshire Youth Parliament has been established to represent the young people in Hampshire. They set up campaigns based on important issues in Hampshire, and represent students’ voice on a larger scale, to businesses, professionals and politicians. Here are just a few topics that they feel passionate about: protecting the environment, mental health and transforming education. Voting has just opened to elect new members of parliament to represent students. Votes can be submitted via this link. A voting guide is also available.
Business & Finance Insight with Deloitte
Have you ever wondered how major business leaders make some of the most important strategic decisions? Does working on some of the world's most high-profile mergers and acquisitions sound exciting? Who do you think provides them with professional services and advice to be able to execute these deals?
Deloitte is one of the most prestigious professional services and accounting firms in the world. In fact, they are the biggest out of all the Big 4. They offer audit, tax, legal and advisory services to enable brands to grow, succeed and maintain their global status. Forming number 1 of the Big 4, Deloitte has some huge profile clients, such as Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Apple and Starbucks. Deloitte operates in over 150 countries, with over 300,000 employees, with revenues in excess of nearly $60 Billion a year.
On Wednesday 15 November from 5.00pm – 6:30pm, we will be hosting our first event of the year with Deloitte; this virtual webinar will be held via Zoom so you can join us from anywhere in the country! This fantastic evening will give you an insight into what Deloitte do and what a career at such a huge global firm can look like. They will be sharing tips on how you can succeed in your future, and we will be hearing from top professionals who will be sharing their personal insights to a Big 4 firm.
Providing such a range of professional services all in-house, makes a lifetime career at Deloitte so exciting and vibrant, full of opportunities. Future ‘you’ could be auditing or advising global brands like GSK, Boeing or even Morgan Stanley! Click here to register.
Year 10 & Year 11 College Open Events
14 November: Fareham College
14 November: Itchen College
16 November: Richard Taunton College
18 November: City College
23 November: Brockenhurst College – Marchwood Maritime & Construction
25 November: Richard Taunton College
Last half term in RSHE, students made a great start to their discussion based lessons where they have explored a range of topics. The lessons are taught in tutor groups once a week. Teachers use a range of oracy based strategies including a Philosophy for Children approach. This is where students are encouraged to think more deeply through critical, creative, collaborative and caring thinking.
Click on the tabs below to find out what each year group is up to!
Students will be identifying their own and others’ rights and responsibilities. This will be explored further by spending a few weeks on anti-bullying on and offline. Students will discuss what bullying is, what being an 'upstander' is and how to report concerns. They will then move on to looking at what a healthy lifestyle is and what young people can do to increase or maintain one. The half-term will finish with looking at the purpose of age restrictions and its links to safety.
Students will be exploring the different types of relationships as well as discussing the qualities and characteristics of healthy relationships. This will link to discussing the meaning of consent and be introduced to contraception. We will also cover safe internet relationships and how to stay safe online.
Students will be following a story over a few weeks exploring peer pressure and gang culture. This will include discussions on lifestyle choices, peer pressure, drug and alcohol use and knife crime. They will also look at the impacts of the use of e-cigarettes.
Students will be exploring the values of relationships, relationship choices and online relationships. They will be discussing pressure and coercion in the upcoming lessons and also how we should treat victims/survivors.
Students will be completing some Emergency First Aid training which will lead to a St John’s ambulance certificate, if students fulfil the practical elements of the session. Students will also cover self-examination for Breast and Testicular cancer. An example of a video on self-examination can be found here: Check Your Pair – A How-To Guide. They will also cover sexual health and donor options.
Should your child wish to seek support in any of these topics or about anything else that is worrying them, please advise them to speak to their form tutor in the first instance or request some support from our Student Support team by completing the Student Support form on the student area of the school website.
We have our reporting system 'TootToot' where students can report anonymously or with their name.
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