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Walthamstow School for Girls

Year 7

Key Dates for Year 7 2017-18
 

Date

Event

Time

27th September

Early school closure

2.30pm

12th October

Early school closure

2.30pm

13th October

School closed to students

All day

18th October

Settling In Afternoon

1.30-3.30pm

28th October

Data Collection 1 Reports finalised

 

6th November Year 7 Sharing Concert 6-7pm
14th November Year 7 Parent Information Evening 6-7pm
12th December Early school closure for Community Party 2.30pm - 4pm

13th December

School closed to students

All day

5th – 9th February

Winter Interform

Year 7 day to be confirmed

9th February

Data Collection 2
Reports finalised

 

17th – 20th April

Summer Interform

Year 7 day to be confirmed

26th April

Parent’s Evening

4.30pm – 7pm

14th May – 25th May

Exams fortnight

 

22nd June

Data Collection 3
Reports finalised

 

Year 7 Parent Information Evening - 14 November 2017 6-7 pm 

You are invited to our Year 7 Parent/Carer Information Evening on Tuesday 14th November in the Hewett Hall. 

The doors will open at 5:45pm for a prompt 6:00pm 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:

Assessment System/ Measuring Progress
Accelerated Reader
Green
E-Safety
Introduction to our Safer School Officer.

We would like all students to be supported at this meeting by an adult, no student will be allowed to attend without a parent or carer present.  The Information Evening is expected to finish at approximately 7:00pm.

If you have any further questions regarding the Year 7 Parent Information Evening, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Gunzi, Deputy Headteacher responsible for Key Stage 3, or one of the Student Progress Leaders for Year 7.

Kind regards

Ms Fearon and Ms Famiglietti
Student Progress Leaders, Year 7

For those unable to attend the Parent Information Evening, the information given can be found here 

Year 7 G.R.E.E.N. Exhibition - Invitation to Parents
 

Our Year 7 GREEN exhibition will be held on Thursday 28th June 16.00-18.00.

This is an opportunity for the Year 7s to showcase their GREEN skills (Growth,  Resilience, Energy, Empathy, Newness) as well as making progress in their subjects.

The project theme is ‘Identity’.  All Year 7s will be working on finalising their best work to display for the exhibition.  Every one of our Year 7 students will be displaying a self-portrait and a piece of poetry.  It is important that they work hard to make sure they present their best work and that they feel proud of their work.

The exhibition will also act as a fundraiser event for a charity chosen by the students - Fairy Bricks - a small charity that provides Lego sets to children in hospital.

Thank you in advance for all of your support – we look forward to seeing you in next week.

Ms Philippou and Mr Jones

 


 

Ceramics Club 
 

Debating Club for Year 7 and Year 8
 

Do you like to debate topical issues?  

Would you like to build your confidence in public speaking?

Then come along to the debating club on Wednesday 6th June and every Wednesday!

Room : G36

Time: 12.40 – 1.20

You will be able to decide the topics and take part in lively debates.

If you have any questions please ask:

Michaela, Evan, Amina or Tulin in Year 9 (room G35) or Ms Cato in G36

Year 7 Eco Club launch
 

The first ECO CLUB meeting will take place on Friday 8 June at break time in G49.

Open to Y7s. Please sign up and come along to find out how to make green school even greener!

Ms Wilkinson

Pop Up Maths Café
 

A new Year 7 committee is relaunching the Pop Up Café with a Bee theme.

Come along to the LRC from 12.30pm on Thursday 24th May to buy a cake and hear a talk by a Beekeeper.

Year 7 Maths Café Committee

 

Royal Society of Biology Competitions
 

 

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 (see the school website for details). If you would like a reminder of your daughter’s username and password please contact Student Services.

Ms Jolliffe
Student Services

Origami for Mindfulness
 

Origami on TV – BBC 4

Members of the Origami for Mindfulness Club may be interested to watch three programmes from the "Make: Craft Britain" series which can be accessed here.

Ms Robinson
Challenge Co-ordinator

Key Stage 3 Philosophy Club 

Philosophy Club for Years 7, 8 and 9

Taster session Thursday 1st March 

The club will be starting Thursday 8th March.

Planned time is 3:40-4:25

Have you ever wondered whether life is a dream or not?

Or what the meaning of life is?

Or how we can decide what is a good or bad action?

These ideas and a whole load more will be looked at in Philosophy Club - after school on Thursdays, starting Thursday 8th March. Planned time is 3:40-4:25, in room S07 with Mr Caps.

To attend all you need to do is bring a short note explaining why you are interested in Philosophy and what sort of topics you would like to discuss in the club.

Open to all students in years 7, 8 and 9.

Mr Caps
Humanities Teacher

PSHE in Year 7
 

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G.R.E.E.N. lessons in Year 7 

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