With the summer holidays rapidly approaching we are looking forward to the last of this year's activities for the Science Academy. Next week we, alongside Technology, will be welcoming Year 6 students from North Baddesley Junior School for a STEM day, then heading off to Geneva with Year 10 students to explore the amazing world of particle physics, and find out a bit about chocolate production.
It has been a hugely enjoyable, if somewhat hectic, first year for the Science Academy. We have been out in local primary schools, on day trips to many and various exciting places and been running more after school activities than ever before. This short video summarises some of the highlights.
We have now teamed up with the National Space Academy and the Ogden Trust and are looking forward to an even more exciting set of events and trips next year. Please follow us on instagram and watch out for the letters and notices at the beginning of next year explaining how you can get involved.
Finally, thank you to all those who have enabled us to deliver such a packed programme:
The endlessly patient Mrs Barratt for making sure we had all the right information and paperwork needed to take students off site and dealing with all the last minute requests and changes.
The admin and finance teams for keeping me on track and dealing with all of our weird and wonderful short notice requests.
The long-suffering Science Technicians for ensuring we had the kit we needed to create excitement, especially the huge number of hydrogen balloons we used to ensure things literally went with a bang.
All the Science and Computer Science teachers for giving so generously of their time and efforts accompanying trips and running clubs as well as keeping things running in school - especially the indefatigable Mrs Peacock for turning bright ideas into action and doing most of the work.
Last but not least, our amazing STEM leaders who have been helping to make it all happen - you have been incredible ambassadors for the school.
More to follow next year, enjoy the holidays.
Click here to see what's on next week:
Monday 10 July
Sports Review Evening in the Olympic Hall, 6.15pm - 8.00pm
Year 10 Celebration Trip to Paultons Park, 9.,30am - 5.00pm
Music Department - Big Band and Steel Pan Group playing at Trustee Meeting in the New Founder's Room, 5.00pm - 5.30pm
Tuesday 11 July
Year 6 Intake Information Evening in the Olympic Hall, 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Year 7 Celebration Assembly
Wednesday 12 July
Year 10 Celebration Assembly
Thursday 13 July
Year 8 Celebration Assembly
Friday 14 July
Year 9 Celebration Assembly
INSET Days for 2022/23
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
Household Food and Cooking Survey
Hampshire County Council’s Waste Prevention team are currently running a survey on the household food and cooking habits of Hampshire residents to inform our work on waste prevention.
The survey should take around 10 minutes to complete and is open until 23 July.
Please click the button below to access the survey.
Thank you in advance for supporting the work on waste prevention.
Please see flyer below regarding The Mountbatten Community Wind Band rehearsals.
Junior Kangaroo and Mathematical Olympiad
In April 2023, 120 Year 7 and 8 students took part in the Junior Maths Challenge, organised by the UK Maths Trust every year. This is a renowned competition aimed at engaging and inspiring students to develop problem-solving skills and a passion for maths.
Four students not only embraced the challenge eagerly, but achieved amazing results. Finley R 7MJS, Isaac G 8KMN/JLE, Oliver N 8CWN and James C 8JFR qualified for a place in one of the follow-on rounds. The first three students qualified for the Junior Kangaroo and James qualified for the Junior Mathematical Olympiad.
The qualification process for the follow-on rounds is highly selective, with only the top-performing students progressing to this stage. James C earned a Distinction in the Junior Mathematical Olympiad with the others being rewarded with certificates of qualifications for their efforts. These are all remarkable achievements that highlight not only their individual talent but also the support and guidance they receive from our great teachers. A huge well done!
Calling All Adult Singers
The Mountbatten Community Choir meets on Thursday evenings during term time from 7.00pm – 8.30pm at The Mountbatten School. New members will be welcome to come and try the choir from September (first rehearsal on Thursday 14 September). We will have a full programme of concerts for the new academic year. Further information can be obtained from the choir’s Musical Director, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the following students for levelling up on Sparx Maths!
Emily S 7TAS - Level 1
Erica C 7HHN - Level 1
Noah M 9HCS - Level 2
Beth T 9HCS - Level 2
Sebastien K 9AOR - Level 4
Year 7 Reading Safari Stars
Congratulations to 7RAD for winning the reading safari challenge with 182 reviews over the year and to 7TAS who came in a close second with 170 reviews!
Phoebe H 7TAS
Maisie K 7MJS
Thomas K 7HHN
Bea E 8JBY
Matteo V 10PSN
Oscar B 10KRL/HMS
Daisy N 10COY/SDN
Charlie C 10VTE
Adean Y 10KRL/HMS
Ben H 10KRL/HMS
Percussion Academy Drum Kit Exam
Ashton D 9BHT/NKY - Grade 4 with Distinction
William W 7MJS - Grade 1 with Distinction
Wiktor W 8SFN - Grade 2 with Merit
Kyla B 7DCR has achieved Piano Beginner Stage 1 with Merit
Nursling Primary School workshop
Thank you to the following students who support the workshop for Year 1 and 2 students at Nursling Primary School.
Martha H-C 9BHT/NKY
Oscar C 9BHT
Nathan C 9PWR
Lorilee L 9AOR
Ali J 9HCO/CFT
Matthew D 9BHT
Click the drop-down menus below to find out more about different careers opportunities coming up for our students.
Year 10 update
Post-16 options were a focal point this week for Year 10 students. The week started off with an assembly hosted by Peter Symonds College who gave students an insight into the different subjects and enrichments activities the college has to offer.
Business Studies students were visited by Amy Yates from Trant Engineering who talked about the company in general and what her role as a HR specialist involves, linking what students have learnt in lessons to real-life examples from the Southampton-based engineering company.
The week was rounded off with two college taster days at Barton Peveril and Itchen College, enabling students to get a first glimpse of what college life is like and what they can expect in only a few years’ time should they choose college as their post-16 option.
Year 7 - 11 - calling all budding graphic designers
Local graphic designer Faye Brown is offering a 6-week online graphic design course, which includes mini masterclasses on ideas & inspiration, typography, logo design, composition and much more. Please see attached flyer for more details.
Year 11 Apprenticeship Opportunity
Trant Engineering is looking for two Electrical Design Engineer apprentices for their Southampton offices. For further information, please click here.
Personal Best Education's Hampshire Teen Project is back! The programme is run in partnership with Hampshire County Council (Connect4Communities) during summer holidays for students ages 11-16 to offer FREE spaces for students in receipt of free school meals.
For more information, view the following presentation regarding the programme. To sign up, click the button below:
This podcast gives a little look into MFL lessons at Mountbatten and students discuss what they love about learning languages and why they think it is important. You also hear from Miss Rosca who talks about why she learned several languages and what opportunities it has given her.