We have enjoyed some lovely weather this week and students have been able to make use of our marvellous playing fields. It has been a pleasure to see students in all year groups active and sociable in the sunshine. Whether sat in groups chatting, strolling in the shade, or playing football, students have had smiles on their faces. Spending time outside with other people, without the distraction of electronic devices, is one of life’s simple and most satisfying pleasures. I encourage everyone to take the opportunity to get outdoors this half-term and spend time with friends and family.
Year 11 have made an excellent start to their examination season. They have been calm and focused, a perfect combination. Most of the hard work has already been done, I hope they now remember to eat well, rest well and believe in themselves. The finish line is in sight and our whole community is here to support them.
Finally, we waved off two overseas school trips this week. They set off for Barcelona and Amsterdam. We wish them good weather, good fun and good learning.
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Monday 5 June
Tuesday 6 June
Wednesday 7 June
Music Department - Music Festival Finals in the Lantern Theatre
Thursday 8 June
Friday 9 June
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
Parking around the local area
Please may we remind parents/carers to be considerate of local residents when dropping off and collecting children from outside of school. Please do not block residents' driveways. Thank you.
Southern Region Tumbling Qualifiers
Congratulations to Isabelle N 9AWE/RAR who competed in the Southern Region Tumbling Qualifiers and won first place.
As a result of this, Isabelle has been selected for the regional team. She will go on to compete in the English Finals in Telford and the National Championship finals later this year in Birmingham.
Many congratulations, a fantastic achievement!
The Mountbatten Community Wind Band
Please see flyer below regarding The Mountbatten Community Wind Band. For more information, please email Community Wind Band.
Advice for Parents/Carers regarding Social Media Influencers
National Online Safety have provided advice and information regarding social media influencers and the risks to students. Please click here for further details.
Congratulations to all the Year 10 students who completed the DofE expedition last weekend. They demonstrated considerable resilience in overcoming some very inclement weather and sore feet. A good effort all round!
Click the drop-down menus below to find out more about different careers opportunities coming up for our students.
Labour Market Information
The Education Development Trust has released its latest newsletter, collating research into future employment skills. Amongst the top skills identified by employers are: problem solving, critical thinking, communication and teamwork. The newsletter also covers employment megatrends, data on wages and the UK’s growing space industry. Please see this document for more information.
The World Economic Forum has released its latest report, titled ‘The future of jobs report 2023’. Please click here to see a copy.
The studios have been at the forefront of creative education since 2002, supplying the industry with studio-ready talent. Whilst the courses are mostly geared towards undergraduate and postgraduate students, the Open Event on Saturday 1 July will give students an insight in the studio’s degrees designed with experts from Creative Assembly, Framestore, nDreams, PlayStation London Studio and Rocksteady Studios. Scholarships and bursaries are available to help with the course fees. Further information can be found 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
Keep an eye out for the pride reading challenge launching after half-term to celebrate pride month with us at the Mountbatten School Library. The challenge is running for the whole of June and there are plenty of prizes to win! Instructions will be going out the first week of term.
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!