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The school's curriculum is good, providing well for the needs and interests of its students
First Level 2 Rights Respecting Secondary School in the UK
School will close for the Summer holidays on
Wednesday 23rd July 2014 at 1.10pm for students
School will reopen for the Autumn Term on
Tuesday 2nd September 2014 at 8.30am for all students
Celebrating 75 Years of Portchester Community School
1st September 1939 - 1st September 2014
Portchester Community School has sustatined 75 years of quality service to its local community
Portchester Community School Sports Day
17th July 2014
Year 9 Linguists visit South Downs’ College
On Wednesday 2nd July, eight of our Year 9 GCSE students visited South Downs’ College to take part in the annual ‘Gifted and Talented Linguists’ Day’. Students were able to extend the language that they are studying for GCSE and also have lessons in two new languages. Our students had a go at Mandarin, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Russian and British Sign Language.
The feedback from our students was unanimously positive and all enjoyed the day enormously. They were very enthusiastic about the sessions they attended and they also enjoyed their first experience of what studying at college is like. The students were fantastic ambassadors for our school and we look forward to keeping in touch with the South Downs’ staff and students next year.
Hampshire Book Award Voting Day
June 27th 2014 at Bridgemary School
Chloe Harris, Rachel Greenaway, Caitlyn Jackson, Dipshika Purja, Alex Witherden, Emily Hensman, Mollie Munday, Emily Laver, Sam Martin, Bethan Findley, Charlie Cane
The Hampshire Book Awards was held at Bridgemary School on the 27th of June 2014. Portchester, Bridgemary, Brune Park, Cams Hill and Hamble Schools chose a selection of students to read 6 books over the course of 16 weeks. We all came together today at Bridgemary School to discuss what we thought of the books, completed a quiz and voted for a winner. The winner was Bodyguard: Hostage by Chris Bradford. Wonder by R. J. Palacio achieved 2nd place and After Tomorrow by Gillian Cross won 3rd place. Bethan Findley - more reviews here
The 2014 Year 11 Prom, which was held at the Solent Hotel in Whitely, was both a joyous and an emotional evening as the class of 2014 said goodbye to their twelve years of compulsory education. The graduates ate a top quality meal before dancing the night away and saying their goodbyes. Grateful thanks to Miss Domican and Miss Allen for organising the event.
More pictures in the Gallery section!
Portchester Gala 2014
Brilliant sunshine was the setting for the 2014 Portchester Gala. The school community was well represented by the PTA and the day Nursery, both of whom won prizes in their own categories which were awarded by local MP Mark Hoban. Many thanks go to the ladies of the school PTA who organsied the school's contribution, and to Mr Grant and Mrs Lloyd who along with their classes made the wonderful car and banners for our Grease-themed entry. Students on the parade had a great time and considerable funds were raised for the school.
PTA member Sarah LeMay, Mark Hoban MP and some of our students
More pictures in the Gallery
International Day at Portsmouth University
On 18th June, eight students from Year 8 took part in the Fareham and Gosport Schools’ International Day at Portsmouth University with the aim of learning more about different cultures and languages. Our students took part in different workshops such as Chinese Language, Sevillanas Dancing, Czech Festivals, Italian Gestures and Colloquial French as well as tasting foods from all around the world, which went down especially well!
Our students represented our school brilliantly and all enjoyed the experience enormously. Comments from the students included:
- It was beyond brilliant!
- I am so glad I had the opportunity to go!
- I would love to go again!
- It was fun and a great way to earn new languages!
Faith and Football Final
Portchester Community School students once again represented the school with honour in the latest Enterprise Challenge finals. The "Fizz" team comprising Jasmine Amos, Laurel Boxall, Emma Brookes, Izzy Lipington and Lauren Sturdy made it all the way to the final with their innovative range of bathtime treats which have been successfully marketed at the Cascades Centre in Portsmouth. Although they did not win the competition this time they were commended by the judges. Laurel and Emma have also been nominated for scholarships at the prestigious Enterprise Business College linked to Portsmouth University. The school is proud of you all!
The girls with Pompey FC legend Linvoy Primus
Intermediate Maths Challenge Success 2014
Pupils at Portchester Community School achieved 2 Gold, 9 Silver and 8 Bronze Certificates in this year’s UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge. Over 200,000 pupils from across the UK sat the Intermediate Maths Challenge with roughly the top 6% receiving Gold Certificates, 13% Silver and 21% Bronze.
Portchester’s highest achieving student, Raoul Scribbans was invited to participate in the next round of the challenge – called the Pink Kangaroo and Raoul achieved a Certificate of Merit, the highest award in this category.
The Intermediate Maths Challenge is run by the UK Mathematics Trust and is aimed at students in Years 9, 10 and 11.
Here is a sample question from this year’s Intermediate Maths Challenge:
You are given that m is an even integer and n is an odd integer. Which of these is an odd integer?
A 3m + 4n B 5mn C (m + 3n)2 D m3n3 E 5m + 6n
Metameer Visit 2014
On May 15th Portchester School once more played host to our friends from Metameer school in the Netherlands. Over 50 students and staff from our partner school were involved in activities as diverse as wheelchair basketball and classroom discussions, as well as a visit to the castle.
Metameer staff and students were unanimous in their praise of our friendly and helpful students who acted as guides and mentors for the day. An international football match on the 3G pitch at lunchtime resulted in a narrow win for England. A promising omen ahead of the world cup perhaps?
Lots more pictures in the Gallery section
National Festival of Music For Youth - Again!
Once again Portchester Community School will be represented by the steel band at the final of the International Festival of Music For Youth in Birmingham this July. Few schools can aspire to the standards required to reach this pinnacle of achievement, and congratulations must go to Mr Beadell and his musicians for their continued success.