As the term comes to a close, the nation readies itself for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. This has particular resonance for our school: not only through the school’s royal connections but through the school’s representation in the Jubilee Pageant. Miss Roodt (Head of Geography) and Mrs Lyons (Head of Art) worked with a group of students in the British Council’s ‘River of Hope’ project. Taking inspiration from fieldwork on a local river, the students then collaborated with our partner school in India to use their findings to create artwork that could be turned into a flag. The students’ work (below) was one of the winning entries and their flag will line the procession route for the Queen’s Pageant next weekend.
Our students tell us how much they enjoy the opportunities to work with students in our partner schools. This has been particularly humbling in this project as our counterparts in New Delhi haven’t been able to enjoy face-to-face learning in school yet and are still learning online.
It’s a proud moment for our school and our students to see their work displayed as part of the national celebrations.
Well done to all those involved in the project.
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Monday 6 June
Music Department - Music Festival Finals Day in the Lantern Theatre during the school day
Tuesday 7 June
Drama Department - London Residential Trip (coach leaves at 8.45am)
HPV Vaccinations (Catch up for Years 9, 10 & 11)
Wednesday 8 June
Drama Department - London Residential Trip (coach leaves London at 5.00pm)
Thursday 9 June
PE Department - Year 7/8 Boys' Tennis on the Mountbatten Courts, 3.30pm - 5.15pm
Friday 10 June
Quad Kids on the Mountbatten Field 12.30pm - 4.00pm
INSET Days for 2021/22
Monday 20 June 2022
Thursday 21 July 2022
Every effort is made to ensure these dates are accurate. There are occasions when circumstances beyond our control may result in changes
Ava B 8AWE
Lana B 8FHS/JSL
Daniel P 8NWS
Harrison D 11RCN
Hannah P 8HCS
Mykyta P 10NWT/FGD
Naina V 10RCS
Year 7 Reading Safari Stars
Lara W. 7EPK/EGE, Oliver M. and Priyana G.J. both 7RLEfor gaining theBronze Award (7 books read and reviewed)
Maria C.C., Zunayrah R. 7EPK/EGE and Tilly G. 7RLE for gaining theSilver Award (14 books read and reviewed)
U14 Girls' Football - Hants Cup Final: Mountbatten 0 - Westgate 3
Year 7 and Year 8 girls' tennis beat Embley Park and Romsey, winning all their matches.
Alastair H 7EPK/EGE
Daniel P 8NWS
Grace C 9RLR/SOE
Evie S 10AMN/LAD
Paige B 10MRT
Yesterday, a group of Year 9 and 10 students left school on our first international trip since 2019. These students are off to explore all that the Azores has to offer.
You can follow along with their adventure on the school trip Instagram account linked below. The account is sharing regular updates to give us a glimpse into their adventures!
The Mountbatten Wind Band and Mountbatten Big Band have been invited to perform in the finals of the National Festival of Music for Youth in Birmingham on Friday 8 July and Saturday 9 July. Details of performances will be communicated separately.
Year 11 Hairdressing Apprenticeship
Aura Hair Design is looking for an apprentice to join their friendly salon. Students can join as a Saturday helper if they wish and then progress on to the apprenticeship. Please see flyer and Apprenticeship Specification for more information.
College Open Events:
14 June: Eastleigh College
16 June: Sparsholt College
18 June: Southampton City College
21 June: Totton College
29 June: Richard Taunton College
6 & 7 July: Peter Symonds College
7 July: Barton Peveril College
Year 11 Traineeship Opportunity
Kiwi Education is holding a careers and traineeship open evening for those still undecided about their next steps. Please see flyer for more information.
Trainee Event North Baddesley. Please see flyer for more information.
Did you know that one of the worst offenders for sources of plastic waste across the world is plastic bottles? Approximately 1 million plastic bottles are sold every minute and that figure is expected to grow by 20% over the next few years.
One of the simplest ways to reduce our plastic waste is by taking part in the refill revolution! This involves taking reusable coffee cups, containers and water bottles with us whilst we are on the go and have them refilled with tea, coffee, food, or water at designated refill stations. The free Refill app will help you find places to shop, eat and drink whilst you're out and help reduce the use of single-use plastic.
World Refill Day is coming up on 16 June 2022 and we would like to challenge our school community to reduce the amount of waste created for the day. You can do this by bringing in a water bottle to refill at one of the water fountains at school or by bringing in your own packed lunch.
May Half-Term Activity Camps
Please click here to view Personal Best's May half-term activity camp flyer for children ages 5 - 12. Activities take place at The Mountbatten School.
Personal Best Education is pleased to be able to offer Level 2 & Level 3 Bikeability courses FREE of charge to students in Year 7,8,9. These will take place during May Half Term at The Mountbatten School. All courses will be half a day. The only requirement for Level 3 is that your child has attended and passed a Level 2 course. For more information and to make a booking please follow the steps below.
Grade C £19,265 to £20,290 plus 10% shift allowance (depending on experience)
52 week contract, 37 hours per week over a fortnightly shift pattern - 2 weeks of Shift 1 followed by 2 weeks of Shift 2:
Shift 1 (Early) - 6.30 am - 2.30 pm (30 minute break)
Shift 2 (Late) - 2.3...
Actual Salary Details: Grade B £13,462 - £13,690 Grade C £13,731 - £14,462 (depending on experience)
30.83 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.25 am to 3.15 pm – 39 weeks per annum
Required for September 2022
Grace F (Y11) takes us behind the scenes of a recent Drama workshop in which visiting actor, Mike Southern (currently starring as Sammy in Blood Brothers), worked with students to help develop their understanding of the play.