It has been wonderful to see our students settling in to the routines of the school day, working hard in lessons and signing up for the fantastic range of extra-curricular opportunities on offer. At Mountbatten, we spend a lot of time ensuring we have a full, varied and considered curriculum for our students and we are proud of the curriculum our students follow. We know that a school is much more than that though, we want to ensure that our students leave school as well rounded young people of integrity who can make a positive contribution to the world, be successful in the world of work and be happy and fulfilled young people. We want Mountbatten students to be leaders, to be able to solve problems that may not exist yet, to create works of art, to have the confidence to stand up in a room of people and speak, to work well in teams and be curious about the world around them.
To try and capture this, we have something called our 3D Curriculum. The 3D curriculum is how we describe the qualities and characteristics that we value, develop and reward in every aspect of school life and is made up of 12 words that sit under our school motto: We care. We respect. We achieve. These can be seen in more detail in the picture below.
We hope that you will recognise these words from the epraise points your child is receiving. We would encourage you to ask your child about these epraise points in more detail: how did you show compassion today in RE? What were you curious about in science? What problem did you solve in history? How did you show leadership skills in RSHE? We want to embed these words, and more importantly, their value in our students’ vocabulary and behaviours so that they exemplify these qualities both now and when they leave school.
Click here to see what's on next week:
Monday 26 September
Tuesday 27 September
Open Morning 9.15am - 11.00am: Out of Catchment & Cupernham
Wednesday 28 September INSET Day
Thursday 29 September
Open Morning 9.15am - 11.00am: North Baddesley, Wellow & Halterworth
Friday 30 September
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
Year 11 Prom Questionnaire
We are beginning to plan (already!) next year’s Prom for current Year 11.
We are mindful of the financial pressures that all families are facing as a consequence of the rising cost of living. Parents of girls, in particular, are faced with significant expenditure for the Prom (ticket, make-up trial, make-up, hair trial, hair, nails, shoes, dress, chauffeur, dry cleaning, etc.). We therefore want to ask parents whether we should ‘adjust expectations’ without compromising what is always a lovely event. Please help us in our planning by completing the short questionnairebelow by Friday 30 September.
Our CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) screening for Year 11 will take place on Wednesday 2 November. Sue Fisher (formerly Standing), along with our students, continue to raise awareness and monies for young people to be screened. Sue’s son, Phil, was an ex-Mountbatten student who sadly lost his life in 2012 to Sudden Death Syndrome. As I’m sure you will appreciate, this is something incredibly important to us as a school. In keeping with our school motto, ‘we care’ and want all of our students to be safe.
The link will be available in the 'Letters you may have missed' section under 'Year 11' from 3.30pm today (Friday 23 September).
Year 10 Art/Photography Student Packs
Please find a letter in the 'Year 10' section below regarding Art packs available to Art/Photography students.
In recent years, the Design and Technology Faculty has asked parents to support the work they do by making a financial voluntary contribution towards the costs of the students’ project work (Graphics, Resistant Materials and Textiles). This enables students to keep the project work they make when it is finished. It also lets them embark on some costly project work that normally would not be possible.
We are very grateful for the continued support of parents at The Mountbatten School and would like to ask for parental support again this year. Please could we ask that you make a voluntary contribution of £15.00 in support of your child’s work. This support is greatly appreciated and does make a big difference to what we can offer to your child in terms of their Design and Technology experience. If you are unable to pay the full amount, then any payment will be greatly received.
Please find the letter below and also in the 'letters you have may have missed' section.
We would like to remind you that music tuition fees for the Autumn term 2022 are now due. Please check your Scopay account to check the amount owing and make immediate payment.
Fees for the Autumn term are £95.00 with the exception of piano tuition which are £120.00 (if your child is eligible for Pupil Premium please be aware that Pupil Premium discounts have been applied to your account).
Lucy W & Becca N, both 7RAD and James M 7TAS for gaining the Bronze Award (7books read and reviewed)
Harry B 7RAD
Dorina M 7RAD
Amy R 7RAD
Tyrese A 7AWS
Hilmi W 8YDS/AVE
Lara W 8IHS
Isabelle M 8YDS/AVE
Jayden G 9HCO/CFT
Emmeline H 9HCS
Alfie F 10KRL/HMS
Mara C 10FBY
Mary A 10MSD
Sarah T 10CPE
George B 11GWT/VGN
Jack H 11MRT
Mountbatten 3 Springfield 1 - U14 Girls' Hampshire Cup 1st round
Mountbatten 1 Wildern 0 - U16 Girls' National Cup 2nd round
Year 7 Boys' Central Venue Results:
Mountbatten 5 Romsey 0
Mountbatten 3 Toynbee 0
Click the drop-down menus below to find out more about different careers opportunities coming up for our students.
Careers Fair - Thursday 29 September
Following the parent consultation, we are pleased to announce we have secured a speaker for our parent apprenticeship seminar on the evening of the Careers Fair. The session will start at 6.30pm in the old Founders Room (there will be sign posts to show the way) and will last approximately 20 minutes.
INVESTIN are delighted to offer students from age 12 and above career opportunities in 9 STEM & Medicine-related industries at UCL this term. For more information, click here.
Sparsholt College Update
Please click here for the digital handout from Sparsholt College.
Local Job News
The development of Solent Freeport is expected to drive the area’s economic growth as it’s expected to create tens of thousands of jobs, while attracting new investments within Solent. Located in Portsmouth, Dunsbury Park, which is the freeport’s key location, is about to see the construction of its first three facilities begin. The sites will offer 77,000 sq ft of industrial and manufacturing space where businesses can start moving in from early 2023. For more information on the local and national labour market, see leaflet.
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
Top Tip - Global Goals Week
This week the United Nations celebrates "Global Goals" week which aims to put a spotlight on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Global leaders have met in New York this week to discuss progress on the global goals and to set their action plans for the next year. We will be introducing you to each global goal over the next few weeks and giving you some quick tips on how we can all do our bit to achieve these goals. You can find out more about the Sustainable Development Goals here: Do you know the 17 SDGs?
How can you get a 2p coin through a 1p coin sized hole? Click the button below to find out!
Congratulations to Elliot O 7CBN and Adrik B 7IBR for their excellent responses last week!
Questionnaire for Adults (Clubs at The Mountbatten School)
Personal Best Education is looking to run more clubs for adults at The Mountbatten School. We would love some feedback on which clubs you would be interested in attending. Please complete their short questionnaire.
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.