This week our Anti Bullying Ambassadors ventured off to Swanmore College to receive training as part of the Diana Award and our approach to making our school an even kinder community. They worked collaboratively with each other and with students from several other schools within the region showing excellent communication skills and real potential in their leadership qualities.
Building on assemblies that have been received this half-term, we also considered the role of ‘reinforcer’ and ‘bystander’ behaviours whilst also investigating the implications and consequences of bullying for young people. Our students showed empathy and compassion throughout the day.
After much deliberation, they have decided to pursue an ‘online safety’ campaign given the amount of time young people now spend online, so that we can all reap the benefits of the digital world without experiencing the unpleasantness we sadly hear about.
We look forward to seeing the Anti Bullying Ambassadors and our Prefects launching the new reporting app, ‘Tootoot’ next half term. Look out for more information coming shortly!
Have a safe and happy half term break and thank you for all of your support.
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Half Term: Monday 24 October - Friday 28 October
Monday 31 October
Tuesday 1 November
English Department - Year 9 An Inspector Calls at the Mayflower Theatre. Drop off: 7.00pm. Collection: 9.30pm
Science Department - Year 8 Trip to Baylab 8.00am - 4.00pm
Wednesday 2 November
Year 11 CRY Screening
Science Department - Year 8 Trip to Baylab 8.00am - 4.00pm
Thursday 3 November
History Trip - Year 10 GCSE Trip to the National Archives, 7.30am - 7.00pm
Friday 4 November
Girls' Football - Primary Event on the MUGA 12.00pm - 4.00pm
Charity Fashion Show held by Amy Wright for Children in Need, 7.00pm
INSET Days for 2022/23
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 - CRY Consent Forms
The Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) screening takes place on Wednesday 2 November. Parents/Carers can attend with their child as they would if they were taking them to the doctor.
In order for the screening to take place, consent forms must be completed. If you have signed up and have not completed a consent form, please do, and return to Mrs Brooks’ office as a matter of urgency. We have 5 places left. If you are interested, please contact Mrs Brooks on email@example.com. This will be on a first come, first served basis.
If the consent form is not received, your child will not be screened.
Mountbatten Music Academy - Potential Sponsors
The Mountbatten Music Academy is looking for potential sponsors to help us move to the next level of this exciting initiative. We would like to invite parents and carers who have helpful contacts within their work and business networks to get in touch with the Music Department. In total, we are seeking £100K of sponsorship, which will most likely come from multiple sources, including local businesses and those with a keen interest to promote the academic success, social mobility and health and wellbeing of our young people and to benefit the wider community.
Autumn Concert and Upcoming Music Dates
The Music staff would like to congratulate all the performers who took part in Tuesday’s concert. It was a triumph and a superb achievement in such a short period of time since the start of term. You can watch it back via the button below.
We look forward to our forthcoming events:
Wednesday 16 November
Mountbatten Big Band performance at the Royal Albert Hall in the Music For Youth Schools Prom
Saturday 26 November
Mountbatten Wind Band playing for the “Switch-on” of the Christmas lights, Romsey town centre.
Friday 9 December
Mountbatten Wind Band. Playing for “Late Night Shopping”, Romsey town centre.
Chamber Choir & Community Choir performance at Thornden Hall.
Tuesday 13 December
Annual Carol Service, Romsey Abbey.
Holly Y 7TAS, Harry W 7MJS, and Sophia C 7IBR for gaining the Bronze Award (7books read and reviewed)
James M 7TAS, Emily D 7HHN, and Eshana K 7IBR for gaining the Silver Award (14 books read and reviewed)
Ben G 7HHN
Rebecca M 7MJS
Layla S 8CWN
Mara C 10FBY
Jack A 10TLS
Naina V 11RCS
Kian H 11JGO
Evie S 11LAD/DDN
Megan R 11RCS
Alejandro C 7RAD
Cameron K 10COY/SDN
Kenneth H 10COY/SDN
Rafael V 10NKN
Connor C 10CPE
Breeze O 11JGO
Eva F 11EHK
Nevin C 11EGY
Schools Diving Final
Well done and congratulations to Noah C 9AWE/RAR for representing Mountbatten in a Regional Diving Competition held by the English Schools Swimming Association. He has made it through to the Schools Diving Final on 11 December in London. Good luck, Noah!
Click the drop-down menus below to find out more about different careers opportunities coming up for our students.
Year 11 Apprenticeships - Kiwi Education
During this morning’s assembly Year 11s had the opportunity to find out more what Kiwi Education has to offer in terms of apprenticeships and traineeships. Kiwi Education is an independent training provider located in Southampton who provide a range of Level 2 – 4 programmes. Some of the current vacancies include: accounts/finance assistant, customer services, marketing assistant, business administrator, payroll administrator and HR support. Apprenticeship vacancies can be viewed here.
Year 11 students wishing to add to their work experience portfolio can do so by choosing from the programmes available below, all run in the October half-term:
Please remember to book for any open events online via the college website. Events tend to book out fast.
5 November: Brockenhurst College
10 November: Eastleigh College
10 November: Totton College
12 November: Sparsholt College
23 November: South Wilts Grammar School
24 November: Richard Taunton College
Goal 5: Gender equality
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
What can we do to achieve this goal?
An important part of this goal is to get educated on what inequalities exist around the world and then consider the appropriate solutions. You could also support charities that are supporting women and young girls. A great example of this is the Fiona Foundation for Kids which aims to look after young children to keep them safe whilst their mothers go to work to earn money to feed and house their children. You can read more about this charity below.
Congratulations to Kaelyn D 7TAS and Advik B 7IBR for their excellent responses last week.
In RHSE this half-term, students have made a great start to their discussion based lessons where they have explored a range of topics.
Students have identified their own tutor group ground rules required to create a safe and secure environment for making their contributions to the discussions taking place in lessons. They have been looking at what teamwork is and how an effective team can drive positive changes. Their transition to secondary school has been a chance to explore how they feel about change and how they can prepare and manage their feelings towards change. How to manage friendships and know what makes a good friend has also formed part of their discussions.
Students have been busy identifying their strengths and areas for development by considering their interests, skills and personality traits and then exploring what others recognise in them also. They have also spent time considering personal safety, identifying risks and dangers and what decisions can be made to remain safe, particularly when out in their own time. October is Black History month so Year 8 have been busy exploring discrimination and prejudice as well as stereotyping.
As students approach the Upper School, it has been a time to reflect on standards and how they have changed. They have looked at what makes a healthy relationship and the importance of commitment within any form of relationship such as friendships, family and intimate relationships. Students have also looked at the growing importance of media within their lives, considering the importance of Internet safety, alongside the distribution of misinformation and how to spot it.
Mental health and well-being has been explored through looking at how the media often portray it and what campaigns have been trying to raise awareness it’s importance. This has been linked to changes and challenges that adolescence can bring to people’s mental health and how positive rethinking can be a tool to encourage positive wellbeing. The signs and symptoms of low mood and poor mental health have been discussed and ways of communicating feelings have been explored, highlighting the differences between healthy and unhealthy coping strategies.
Students have started this busy and final year of school by revisiting the high standards that are expected on them and looking at how stereotypes are formed and dealt with, reflecting on their own importance of being non-judgemental and their responsibilities when they leave school. They have also looked at emotional wellbeing with a focus on the pressure that they may feel upon them in the year ahead. Strategies to manage stress and how to balance busy lives with all the expectations to achieve their dreams, even the importance of a good nights sleep. They have looked at their ambitions and what they will need to achieve them, or safety nets in place should something change.
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.
Childline also offer a range of support and resources.
Level 2 & 3 Courses- Bikeability - Open to Year 7, 8 and 9s only
Personal Best is pleased to be able to offer Level 2 & 3 Bikeability courses FREE of charge . These will take place during October half-term at The Mountbatten School. All courses will be half a day. For more information and to make a booking please follow the below steps:
This episode features students from every year group and Miss Roodt (Humanities Coordinator) discussing sustainability and how we can all do our bit as a school community to be a bit more sustainable. How can we all be imperfectly sustainable? Listen in for some great top tips from our students and...