Walthamstow School for Girls

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Dear Parents and Carers,

Please note we have one vacancy for a parent governor. If you are interested in standing as a school governor, nominations close this Friday, October 21st. See inside this issue for further details. Governors have a very important role to play in supporting the continuous development of the school so I would urge you to consider standing if you feel that you are able to make a contribution.

 This remainder of this week’s message consists of very sad news. We learned on Monday of the death that day of one of our students, Dilara Ozbek, Year 10, following a long illness. She fought her disease with great courage, and even chatted to several of her school friends in hospital just days before she died. She will beremembered by her friends and teachers for her friendliness and her sense of humour. Dilara will be much missed by 10F in particular but also by all members of the school, students and staff alike who will wish to keep her memory alive in school. In recent weeks, she and her friends from her tutor group had been planning a fundraising event for the charity of her choice, the Bone Cancer Research Trust. So, in conjunction with her family, the school will be organising a number of events to raise funds for this trust which supported her and her family through her illness. There will be opportunities for you as parents and carers to donate to this charity via your daughters in the coming weeks when our fundraising event takes shape, so please keep an eye out for messages in the Greensheet.

 We do have a school counsellor and learning mentors in school; if at any time you feel your daughter would benefit from having someone to talk to in school, please contact your daughter’s SPL via the school switchboard.

On behalf of all of our staff, I wish you a peaceful, healthy and safe half term break,

Best wishes,

Meryl Davies 

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