‘Be the change that you wish to see in the world.’
I have this quotation from Gandhi on my office door. It reminds me every morning when I arrive at school that our vocation is to prepare our young people for the future; to equip them with the skills to make change for good, to be creative and to work in partnership with others around the world to find the solutions to global problems.
It has been a pleasure to welcome the students back to school and to have delivered the assembly last week to all of the year groups. The theme has been about those rites of passage in our lives which shape us as a person and how we should dare to dream, to aspire. Also, how all of us as a school can embody our motto, ‘We care. We respect. We achieve.’ We can show care by acting with kindness in what we say and do and being well-mannered; we can respect by appreciating difference and showing tolerance and empathy; we can achieve by always trying our best and asking for help if something is challenging.
If we all take those three qualities to heart and put them into action with conviction, then our school will be a truly special place to learn.
Click here to see what's on next week:
Monday 19 September Bank Holiday - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral
Tuesday 20 September
Azores Parent Briefing in the Lantern Theatre, 6.00pm. (Current Year 8 and 9s)
Wednesday 21 September
Drama Department - The Lion King at The Mayflower Theatre 7.30pm
Thursday 22 September
Year 7 Team Building Trip to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, 9.00am (X Band)
HPV/Teenage Booster Vaccinations
Friday 23 September
Year 7 Team Building Trip to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, 9.00am (Y Band)
INSET Days for 2022/23
Wednesday 28 September 2022
Friday 25 November 2022
Monday 20 February 2023
Monday 19 June 2023
Friday 21 July 2023
Every effort is made to ensure these dates are accurate. There are occasions when circumstances beyond our control may result in changes.
15% off Reusable Nappies for Hampshire Residents
Hampshire County Council are pleased to launch a new scheme providing Hampshire residents with 15% off reusable nappies.
It is estimated that each child will go through as many as 4,000 nappies by age two and a half. That’s 920 kilograms per child – as heavy as two grand pianos!
As a result, disposable nappies make up around 6% of the average rubbish bin in Hampshire homes. By switching to reusables, you can make a big impact and reduce how much waste you throw away.
Hampshire County Council recognises that the initial cost of reusables can be a barrier for some families, which is why we have partnered with six retailers, providing ample choice of products to suit your needs at a discounted price.
Retrieve your discount code (don't forget to make a note of your expiry date)
Spend with your supplier of choice
Try them out first
Nappy libraries are a great way to ‘try before you buy’, by renting a Reusable Nappy kit to suit your needs. There are a number of active nappy libraries in Hampshire. Click the button below to see where they are located.
We are very proud of our extra-curricular provisions for students. Since our return to school, staff have been busy organising, preparing, staffing and scheduling a wide range of clubs for all of our young people. These have now been collated and are on our website and we are excited to share them with you, just follow the button below!
Year 7 students will move into Maths ability sets next week (week commencing 19 September) and they have been informed by their current teacher. Setting is reviewed periodically throughout your child’s time at Mountbatten with several opportunities to move set over the course of each year. The next review in Year 7 will take place after October half-term.
Sparx Maths is an online platform that helps raise attainment by delivering weekly, high-quality homework which is personalised to each individual student.
We have launched Sparx Maths with Years 8 and 9 this week and students in these year groups have been issued with their first homework. Year 7 will follow next week, once in their new sets, as part of the launch of their online homework.
Please note that students in Years 10-11 will not be set homework via Sparx Maths but will be encouraged to use this platform to support their classwork and to help prepare for upcoming assessments. These year groups will continue to use paper-based homework, which can be accessed via Google Classroom in the usual way.
Students in all year groups will continue to be notified of all homework tasks via Google Classroom.
For information on Sparx Maths, please click the button below to see the following short video aimed at parents.
Tristan B 7RAD and Eshana K 7IBR for gaining the Bronze Award (7books read and reviewed)
Charlie H 7HHN
David D 7MJS
Joe H 7TAS
Sam H 11LAD/DDN
Angelie L 11MRA
Romeo & Juliet
The following students have successfully auditioned for a speaking role in Romeo and Juliet. It was such a hard job to cast the show as you were all so amazing. We look forward to working with you over the next few months.
If your child would like to be part of the chorus or dance troupe, it's not too late for them to sign up. Students should look for the link on their Google Classroom pages.
Mia A 10NKN
Eva F 11EHK
Charlie M 9HCS
Oliver S 10COY/SDN
Atlas W 11NWT/JHR
Esme M 11GWT/VGN
Grace C 10RLR/SOE
Ffion W 10CPE
Becky B 11RCS
Evie B 10TLS
Emily T 10CPE
Zara W 10PSN
Bea E 8JBY
Abi T 10PSN
Isobel L 10TLS Amelia O
Carrie F 11MRA
Evie D-S 9AWE/RAR
Katie M 10CPE
Helena R 10CPE
Joshua M 9AOR
Sophia H 10RLR/SOE
Olivia B 9SHL/EGE
Alex J 10NKN
Alicia D 10RLR/SOE
Mia G 11LAD/DDN
Kate V 10RLR/SOE
Oskar W 9JLR
Amelia W 9HCO/CFT
George R 9AOR
Lucy G 9TRN
James L 8RLE
Holly L 10MSD/JSL
Catherine P 8KMN/JLE
Poppy L-M 8PWR
Lauren W 10NKN
Trinity College Exams
Megan W 9AWE/RAR who has passed Trinity College London Trombone Grade 4 with Merit.
Jonathan L 11EHK who has passed Trinity College London Trombone Grade 6.
Hampshire EZGO Junior Golf Tour 2022
Elliot H 8RLE and Kieron B 8CWN have competed in the Hampshire EZGO Junior 2022 Golf Tour over the last 6 months. The tour offers girls and boys the opportunity to compete in ability based divisions, with trophies awarded to the top 2 golfers in each age group at each event. There are perpetual trophies that will have the overall winners names engraved. Winners are decided on an order of merit system where the best 4 results will count over the 8 rounds of the tournament. Hampshire U12s squad member Elliot defended his title, winning the division A category for a second year. Whilst Kieron, competing in his first year, won the division B category.
Mixed Martial Arts
Ryan A 11MAZ for passing his black belt in mixed martial arts in July. He received an A***! Well done!
Click the drop-down menus below to find out more about different careers opportunities coming up for our students.
Years 9, 10 and 11 Magazine
‘Careers of the future’, ‘How to talk to your teenager about careers’ and ‘The apprenticeship application process’ are just some of the articles in this edition of ‘Careermag’.
Year 11 Apprenticeship Information Event
Steve Willis Training Centre is holding two open events to showcase their gas and electrical apprenticeship courses starting in September 2023. Please see the flyer below for more information.
Please remember to book for any open events online via the college website. Events tend to book out fast.
23 September: Bishop Wordsworth Grammar School – Open Event
27 September: Eastleigh College – Open Event
28 September: Brockenhurst College – Open Event
28 September: Richard Taunton College – Open Event
28 September: St Anne’s Sixth Form Southampton – Open Event
29 September: Careers Fair Mountbatten School
30 September: Bishop Wordsworth Grammar School – Open Event
Do you want to make a hanky waterproof? Have a go at this - make sure you do this somewhere waterproof just in case it doesn't work the first time.
Click the button below for instructions on how to make a waterproof hanky!
Children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and they need to know how to be safe and healthy both on and offline. RSHE seeks to help our students embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life.
RSHE is delivered in a weekly lesson by your child's Form Tutor and enables students to explore a range of topic areas through discussion-based activities.
The topics for this half-term are:
Starting Secondary School; Dealing with Change; Growing Confidence; Developing Empathy, Compassion and Communication.
Personal Strength; Personal Safety; Discrimination & Prejudice; Relationships.
Healthy Relationships; Commitment; Internet Citizens, Digital Safety.
Changes in Adolescence; Reframe Negative Thinking; Mental Health and Well-being.
Stereotypes; Managing stress and pressure; Ambition; Healthy Sleep.
Personal Best After School Clubs
To book onto Personal Best Education after school clubs at The Mountbatten School, please follow the steps below:
A group of Y7s talk about their first year at Mountbatten and share advice for Y6 students joining us in September. They share their highs, lows, worries and advice to help Y6 feel excited and prepared for the move to secondary school.