As we reach the final day of term, I would just like to thank all of our staff, students and yourselves for contributing to yet another vibrant and successful year at WSFG. I have been very proud of the achievements of each and every one of the school’s students who always give their best in whatever activity they are involved, not just in their learning but also in the myriad of extracurricular activities and opportunities on offer at WSFG. It was a pleasure to give out awards at last week’s Year 9 transition event. This week Year 9s have again been busy, in a business event with other schools on Tuesday and a MyBnk activity on Thursday to name but two. On Wednesday. we celebrated Ambore Day in recognition of our link with our sister school in Muzarrahabad in Pakistan. Staff dressed in Kashmiri costume and challenged the girls to a staff (WSFG) v pupils (Ambore) cricket match. Staff were just a little perturbed to have Year 10 student, Eva Lewis, and Year 8 student Elin Edwards who play for Essex County Cricket Club lined up against us. Needless to say, we were soundly beaten by the students!
Well done last week to the following girls who represented the school at the Massed Wind Festival Concert: Ronja Blight 7W, Assa Kanoute 7F, Nyah Nish 8C, Hannah Azlin 10F, Laquesha Williams 10F and to all the twenty five Year 10 Sports Leaders who helped to run Woodside Primary Academy’s Sports Day on Wednesday. Also thank you to the form representatives and school council members who attended the Governing Body meeting on Wednesday to talk about their involvement in the new school improvement plan and how they represent the school at different levels. Finally, a huge thank you to everyone who took part in the superb Summer Musical Evening on Thursday. What a glorious ending to this academic year!
Congratulations to Ms Famiglietti’s tutor group, 7F, whose year round attendance stands at over 97% - the highest in the school. We have achieved an excellent overall school attendance figure of over 95% this year.
At this time of year, we say farewell to long serving colleagues who have contributed hugely to the school, and this year is no exception. The names of two of our long-serving retiring colleagues are etched in gold on the walls of the Hewitt Hall for having served the school for over fifty six years between them. Mr Barham (Science) and Mr Sanders (MFL) retire after twenty eight years each. We also say goodbye to Mr Slassi, site team, who is retiring after twelve years’ service. Other colleagues include Ms Anderson (SPL/ English) who has gained a promotion to Assistant Principal in a school nearer to home; Ms Dauhoo, interim Art teacher/cover supervisor, who has gained a permanent teaching post; Ms Anstey, primary link teacher, end of contract/ going travelling; Ms Khan, Mathematics, relocating to Luton; Ms Usowicz, interim Humanities teacher, relocating to China; Ms Fessahaye, LSA, teaching assistant in South London primary school and Ms Lewis, cover supervisor, end of contract.
We have made some excellent appointments to replace these colleagues, and they will be introduced to you in the autumn term.
Finally, I would like to thank you all for your support and dedication to your daughter’s school and wish you and your families a safe and happy summer break.
Information for Parents / Carers and Students
Tuesday 2nd September 2014
- New Year 7 start at 9.30am
- Year 9 and 10 start at 1.30pm
- Year 8 and 11 start at 2.00pm.
- All Students are expected in school on time and in FULL uniform.
- The Focus of the Fortnight from 2nd September will be on Uniform and Lanyards
- This will be a Week A.
Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!
Greensheet Plus Summer 2014