Key Dates for Year 10
Parents' Information Evening ...................................................... Tuesday 18 September 2018
Parent Information Evening - 18th September 2018
Year 10 Parents Information Evening
On Tuesday 18 September we will be holding a Year 10 Parents Information Evening in the Hewett Hall. The doors will open at 5:45 pm for a prompt 6:00 pm start. The aim of this Information Evening is to provide you with details on key events your daughter will need to prepare for this year including:
- New GCSE curriculum/Measuring progress
- GCSE Expectations and Revision techniques (English, Maths and Science)
- E-Safety awareness for KS4 students
- Work Experience
We would like all students to be supported at this meeting by an adult and so no student will be allowed to attend without a parent or carer present. The event will finish at approximately 7:00 pm.
If you have any further questions regarding the Year 10 Parent Information Evening please do not hesitate to contact Ms Kennedy, Deputy Headteacher responsible for Key Stage 4 or Mrs Jean-Baptiste, Year 10 Student Progress Leader.
Mrs T Jean-Baptiste
Year 10 Student Progress Leade
If you were unable to attend the P.I.E., all the information given can be found here.
Violence Against Women and Girls Project (VAWG)
Dear Parents and Carers
WSFG is working in partnership with various organisations in the Borough to raise awareness of violence against women and girls in Waltham Forest.
As a girl's school, we are a hub for young women to learn about this external challenge that can affect the well being of all. This project is aimed at Years 8-10 in particular.
The main focus of the project is building support in preventing and offering early help in relation to VAWG.
WSFG is one of a few secondary schools in Waltham Forest to embrace this whole school approach to this issue.
Want to know more?
Come along to a short Parent / Carer meeting on Tuesday 12th February at 6.30 - 7.30pm in the Hewett Hall @WSFG.
This is you chance to hear more about this exciting project and to ask any questions you may have.
Parents / Carers from any Year Group are welcome.
We hope to see you there.
National Healthcare Weekend
We are a social enterprise who mentor aspiring medics, dentists and vets from schools nationwide. With our help many have successfully gained university offers.
National Healthcare Weekend
Doctors, dentists and vets will provide invaluable insight and network with your students.
Day 1: Insight into Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary
14 unique talks for each speciality looking at experiences from A Levels, throughout university and leading to life as a fully qualified professional.
Day 2: Medicine only UCAS Lectures
A full day of lectures covering work experience, personal statements, interview techniques, etc. led by our team of doctors.
30th-31st March London
Registration starts at £25. Students from low-income backgrounds and teachers can attend for free - there is a link on the webpage.
Students can register and find out more information here
Debate Chamber Summer Schools
Debate Chamber Summer Schools – Includes Medicine, Dentistry, Computer Science, Art History, Philosophy, History, Politics, Law, Economics, Physics and English Literature
The Debate Chamber is running a number of Summer Schools next year. Have a look at the website to find out more. There is also some information on the Challenge Board.
It is possible to apply for a bursary to cover the cost.
Feedback from students who have attended Debate Chamber courses in the past has always been very positive.
If you are a member of a music extra-curricular group, please attend rehearsals regularly.
- Tuesday – Mary Poppins Rehearsals for FULL CAST - 3.30 – 5.30 (W33)
- Wednesday – Glee Club – 3.30 – 5.00 (W33)
- Wednesday Lunch – Mary Poppins Singing rehearsals – 12.50 – 1.20 (Recording Studio)
- Thursday – Orchestra - 3.30 – 4.45 (W33)
- Thursday – Year 11 Coursework Catch-Up – 3.30 – 4.45 (W26)
- Thursday – Mary Poppins Singing Rehearsals - 12.50 – 1.20 (Recording Studio)
- Thursday – WIND BAND IS BACK! – 4.30 – 5.30 (W26)
- Friday – Show Band – 3.30 – 5.30 (W33)
- Friday – Mary Poppins Singing Rehearsals – 12.50 – 1.20 (Recording Studio)
If you have instrumental/vocal lessons at the school you should be attending at least one of these clubs regularly.
Latin Summer School
Lunch Money Loans
It has become apparent that the number of students borrowing money for lunch has increased dramatically this school year. Lunch money loans should be for emergency purposes only.
Walthamstow School for Girls offers a Top-Up facility via sQuid enabling both students and parents to check balances, top-up lunch money, pay for trips and other sundry items at their own convenience.
An automatic Top-Up can also be activated ensuring your daughter never runs out of money.
A reminder to parents/carers that if you wish to pay for your daughter’s school meals by cheque, please make the cheque payable to ‘Olive Dining Ltd’.
All students have also been given usernames and passwords to enable payments to be made online via our sQuid system. If you would like a reminder of your daughter’s username and password please contact Student Services.
GCSE Science Revision Guides
Science GCSE Revision Guides
The Science Department will be selling AQA GCSE Science Revision Guides to Years 9 & 10 from Student Services at a much reduced price.
You are able to buy them from Student Services for the following prices:
Combined Science (Higher or Foundation) £8.00 (list price £16.99)
Triple (Higher tier only - for students taking separate science) £11.00 for all 3 books (list price £32.97)
We would like to encourage all students to purchase the guide(s) as they will be a great aid to revision and learning.
Students entitled to Free School meals are able to purchase the books at half the price, £4 for combined, £5.50 for triple.
Head of Science
PSHE in Year 10