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It’s that time of year again when examinations loom and levels of anxiety rise for students, staff and parents. The culmination of five years at secondary school suddenly becomes a finite reality as courses come to an end, revision sessions intensify and examinations begin. This is a difficult time for everyone involved as we approach the beginning of the end of GCSE and A level studies and it is a stressful one, too. Examinations are important, of course, they open doors to opportunity and I commend the students who have studied hard, regardless of ability, as they will reap the rewards of this endeavour when they receive those all important results in August.
We must remember, however, that this is just a stage in the learning journey, a signpost of skills and knowledge acquired but it is not an end point, nor is it definitive. It could be argued that the real measure of success is not the grades that are achieved in the summer but how far we have helped, as educators, to embed a love of learning in our students so that they will continue to be open to new experiences, actively seek out fresh challenges and be eager to develop both existing and yet to be discovered skills. If every student leaves with a determination to persist in the pursuit of knowledge, to continually question and search for meaning then we have succeeded in cultivating a sense of wonder in the world and its infinite possibilities. No GCSE grade or level of progress can measure a lasting legacy such as this. I hope that all of our students, as well as achieving examination success, take with them from Campsmount a life long love of learning. Best of luck and best wishes. Andy Sprakes.
TO THE PARENTS OF STUDENTS APPLYING FOR CAMPSMOUNT
It is with great pleasure that we would like to invite you to our Year 5/6 Open evening which will be held at Campsmount on Thursday 16 May 2013 at 5.30 p.m.
The evening is intended to provide parent/guardians with as much information as possible regarding the college as well as an opportunity to ask questions and meet with Campsmount staff.
The evening will commence at 5.30 pm in the Main Hall. You will then have the opportunity to tour the college and look at the different learning experiences our students enjoy at Campsmount. In addition, key staff will be available to answer any questions you may have.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 16 May.
CAMPSMOUNT PASTORAL TEAM
Campsmount’s Year 7 boys football team came out on top in the recent DSFA final held at Balby Carr Sports College. In a very close and hard fought game they narrowly beat Balby Carr by 4 goals to 3 to earn themselves the coveted trophy. Well done to, not only all the boys in the final but, everyone who played a part during the season.
Our Year 8 team were not as sucessfull as the year 7′s running out second best to Balby Carr. It was a game of two halves for Campsmount with Balby dominating the first half and creating more chances. However a much improved performance in the second half by Campsmount showed signs of how the year 8′s had earned their place in the final. Again well done to all the players who played in the final as well as everyone who has represented the team at some point during the season.
As a result of the performances of all our teams this year we have earned promotion to the premiership - we look forward to some challenging games next season.
We would like to invite you to a Year 7 Parents’ Evening to be held on Tuesday 7 May 2013 between 4 pm and 6.30 pm at Campsmount.
The evening will provide opportunities for you to discuss your students’ progress with staff. An appointment sheet has been given to students to make appointments with their relevant subject teachers and tutor.
We look forward to seeing you on the evening.
Congratulations to all the boys who have represented Campsmount in the Doncaster Schools’ Football Associations league this season. It has been an excellent season for all our teams and we’ve followed in Doncaster Rovers’ footsteps of being promoted.
Year 7 and Year 8 are our highest placed teams and have made it to the finals night which is being hosted by Balby Carr Community Sports College on Tuesday 30th April 2013.
Year 7 had a very impressive season finishing with a 100% winning streak.
Year 8 only lost one game all season and finished in 2nd place.
Unfortunately our Year 9 team missed out on a place in the final, losing out to Balby Carr on the Goals scored rule (after goal difference was the same) and finished in 3rd place.
Our year 10 team finished a credible 4th, missing out on 2nd place by 2 points in what proved to be a very close league.
Any parents wishing to support the boys in the finals at Balby Carr Community Sports College are more than welcome (no entrance fee). Kick off is scheduled for 16:00 and spectators have been asked not to arrive before 15:30. We have been asked that spectators please use the 3G car park rather than the main school car park. The presentation of trophies is scheduled for 17:45. There will be a refreshments kiosk available for supporters.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff and 6th form students involved in the smooth running our football teams this year for their time and continued commitment.
Mr G Faulkner
Head of Performance
Snow, sun, good hotel, good food, lots of fun and lots more snow. That is how I like to sum up the ski trip. This year we went back to Le Corbier in France.
Below are video clips and photos from this year’s very successful ski trip to Le Corbier, France.
The week was described by students as:
“Hard work, but really good fun”
“Best school trip ever”
“The hotel and food was much nicer than I expected”
All the students in this video clip were on their first ski trip, look how much they have learnt in a few days
If you are interested in next year’s ski trip, all the information about dates and costs are in the information letter. You can get a letter from Miss Levy, Mr Mckie or download from this post.
Please contact Miss Levy or Mr Mckie if you have any questions.