Next week Heads of Year and the Senior Leadership Team will be celebrating student success with hot chocolate and pastries during tutor time. This is a fantastic way to end each half-term, with the Head of Year deciding on the criteria (progress, behaviour, attitude to learning, attendance that half-term) that they would like to celebrate.
I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you about the different celebration days and trips that are taking place in July. I have outlined the programme below and provided links to the letters for Years 7-10 that were sent out before Easter.
INSET Days for 2022/23
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
UKMT Junior Maths Challenge 2023
Congratulations to all students who participated in the recent Junior Maths Challenge run by the UK Maths trust. This Challenge encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems and is open to able students in Years 7 and 8.
49 students achieved a Bronze, Silver or Gold certificate as follows:
5 Gold (Finley R 7MJS, Isaac G 8KMN/JLE, Oliver N 8CWN, James C 8JFR and Alastair H 8IHS)
Massive congratulations to:
James C 8JFR who achieved the highest score in Year 8 and has earned a place in the Junior Mathematical Olympiad 2023 follow-on round
Finley R 7MJS, Isaac G 8KMN/JLE and Oliver N 8CWN who all have earned a place in the Junior Kangaroo 2023 follow-on round.
Additional special mention must go to Finley R 7MJS who has another year in this category!
Both follow-on events take place on Wednesday 14 June 2023. We wish them all the very best of luck!
Upcoming workshops - Future in Mind
If you have concerns about your child's mental health, well-being or just want to develop your own tool box to help support challenges your child or young person may come to face, then these free sessions with professionals will give you the opportunity to:
Listen to professional speakers
Share and gain ideas, strategies and knowledge
Meet fellow parents and carers and other people who may help you feel less isolated
Eastleigh College is running another 6 week Junior Chef programme, starting 1 November 2023. The course is designed to give students in insight into professional cookery, whilst learning a variety of cookery skills. The programme concludes with a celebration dinner cooked by students. These courses are very popular and fill up very fast. Please click here to see the letter on how to apply.
Careers Insight - Osteopath
Practitioners and students from the British College of Osteopathy will take part in a webinar to give an insight into osteopathy to help students decide whether this could be a career for them. The session will take place on Tuesday 23 May, 4.00pm - 4.45pm. To register, please click here
We have added some new book titles to our existing careers library. Titles include:
Asperger’s on the job
The bigger picture book of amazing dyslexics and the jobs they do
A guide to career options 2023 – rate my apprenticeship
The careers handbook: the ultimate guide to planning your future
Choose the right A Levels
What employers want – the employability skills handbook
Getting into Medical School 2024 entry
Work your way around the world
Careers 2023 – over 500 inspiring job profiles inside
Is university worth it?
A recent show on BBC Radio 4 offers some interesting insights from a panel of experts, including: Charlie Ball, Head of labour market intelligence at Jisc, Save the Student's Tom Allingham, Prof Tom Sperlinger, author of 'Who are universities for?', Helen Small, Merton Professor of English Language and Literature, Dan Keller, CEO of Unifrog and Peter Gray, research professor of psychology at Boston College. You can listen to the programme here
College Open Events
13 June: Eastleigh College
15 June: Sparsholt College
17 June: City College Southampton
20 June: Totton College
28 June: Richard Taunton College
4 July: Barton Peveril College
5 & 6 July: Peter Symonds College
Celebrating women of colour with the Mountbatten School Library!
We have recently acquired some books in the ‘extraordinary life of’ series featuring some famous figures, both historical and contemporary, who inspire us; such as Katherine Johnson—a NASA mathematician who helped put an astronaut into orbit. Don’t forget to come and check out the 'new arrivals' shelf in the library, which is updated regularly with brand-new titles.
Mountbatten Activity Camp - May Half-Term
Personal Best's Mountbatten Activity Camp is back for May half-term for just £25.00 per day (5% off for siblings). We have some great activities planned such as the giant inflatable obstacle course, Nerf Battle games, arts and crafts and much more.
In this episode, a group of students meet Mr Portas, our new Headteacher, and ask him questions about the things that matter to them. From what makes Mountbatten special through the controversial topic of pineapple on pizza!