Walthamstow School for Girls

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Dear Parents/Carers

         Wednesday and Thursday’s Year 11 drama performances were extremely impressive, with many of the performers displaying a maturity of performance beyond their chronological years. I would like to wish our Year 11 students every success in the forthcoming examinations; we are now counting down the days. Many of our students and staff will be working in school throughout the whole of the Easter holidays, in addition to every night after school. There is a quiet confidence coming from the girls. It appears they are determined to beat the record set by last year’s Year 11!

            Our charity fundraising continues; almost £1200 has been raised for Sports Relief. Our current top fundraiser is Alice Evans in 7F who has single handedly raised over £100.  Congratulations to Alice and everyone involved in this. On Thursday, further charity fundraising will take place with an Easter egg hunt organised by the Eat or Heat team.

            As we reach the final days of an intensely busy but highly rewarding and pleasurable Spring term, I would like to thank all students, staff, carers and governors for their ongoing support for the school. On behalf of our staff, I wish you all a happy Easter break and look forward  to seeing your daughter back in school at the normal time on Tuesday  April 22nd.

Best wishes

Meryl Davies

 

Information for Parents / Carers and Students
 
The first day of the Summer Term for students is Tuesday 22nd April 2014 
 
• All Year groups will start at normal school time
• All students are expected in school on time and in FULL uniform.
• The Focus of the Fortnight from 22nd April will be on uniform and lanyards
• This will be a Week B.
 
Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!
Ms.K.H.Pratt / Assistant Head Teacher.

 

WHAT’S ON THIS EASTER IN WALTHAMSTOW AND BEYOND

WALTHAMSTOW

THURSDAY 3RD APRIL: MUSIC IN THE VILLAGE PR£SENTS THE FITZWILLIAM STRING QUARTET, ST MARY’S CHURCH, CHURCH END, E17,    7.30PM,£12,£6 CONCESSIONS(CHILDREN/STUDENTS/UNWAGED).This  award winning quartet will perform works by Verdi, Beethoven and Cohen. Tickets can be reserved on 0208 223 0772, or purchased at the door from 7pm.

WEDNESDAY 9TH APRIL:PRIVATE PEACEFUL RETOLD, WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL LIBRARY, HIGH STREET, E17, 2-3PM, FREE. Storyteller John Kirk presents a version of Michael Morpurgo’s First World War novel as part of the London-wide City Read family day celebrations. Contact  www.wflibraries.eventbrite.com to reserve your seat, or call in at the library.

THURSDAY 10TH APRIL: LICK THE PENCIL-CREATIVE WRITING SURGERY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 7-18, WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL LIBRARY, FREE. Young writers can get 30 minutes 1-1 advice and support from a professional local writer this holiday- just book your time slot on www.wflibraries.eventbrite.com


THERE ARE LOTS OF HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG  PEOPLE IN WALTHAM FOREST  THIS HOLIDAY- FOR FULL DETAILS, SEE THE EASTER DAZE PULL OUT IN THE WALTHAMSTOW GUARDIAN, OR LOOK ONLINE AT www.walthamforest.gov.uk and search for Easter Daze.

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation will be running a multisports  scheme at WSFG for both weeks of the holiday, and Xeaven Performing Arts will be running a performing arts workshop at school during the first week of the holiday; contact Tottenham  Hotspur Foundation on 0208 365 0208 to book your place.£10 per day/£40 per week, or £20 concessions.


SUNDAY 13TH APRIL: E17 DESIGNERS CRAFT FAIR, ASIAN  CENTRE, OFORD ROAD,E17,2-6PM, £2, FREE UNDER 16S. Browse the stalls and enjoy live music; see www.e17designers.co.uk for further information about this and forthcoming fairs.


BEYOND WALTHAMSTOW

SATURDAY 5TH APRIL: SCREENING OF PRIVATE PEACEFUL(12a)  AT THE MUSEUM OF LONDON DOCKLNADS, WEST INDIA QUAY, CANARY WHARF, E14 4AL, 11AM AND 1PM, FREE.  This  recent film based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel is being shown as part of a series of special events at the museum to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Nearest tube/DLR: West India Quay. See the museum’s website for details of other events; www.museumoflondondocklands.org.uk/docklands


SATURDAY 5TH APRIL: INTERNATIONAL PILLOW FIGHT DAY, TRAGALGAR SQUARE, WC2N 5DN, 3PM, FREE. Bring an old feather pillow and join in the old fashioned fun ! Nearest tube: Leicester Square or Charing Cross. See:   www.2014.pillowfightday.com for more information.

THURSDAY 10TH APRIL: THE UDDERBELLY FESTIVAL STARTS FOR 3 MONTHS OF MUSIC, TEATRE, COMEDY, CIRCUS AND MORE, JUBILEE GARDENS, SOUTH BANK, SE1 8XX, SOME FREE EVENTS. This popular annual festival has something for all ages and interests-see www.southbankcentre.org for full details. Nearest tube:Waterloo.


Most museums and galleries( and some of London’s parks ,forests and garden) will be running special Easter events for families and young people this holiday, so don’t get bored- get out and do something different! Tme Out’s website has lots of information- www.Timeout.org.uk

Enjoy your holiday!
Mrs Finamore


 
 

 

 

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