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Walthamstow School for Girls

Year 8

Key Dates for Year 8 2017-18


Parent Information Evening - 8th October 2018 6-7pm 

Dear Parents / Carers

You are invited to our Year 8 Parent/Carer Information Evening on Tuesday 8th October 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
Outdoor Pursuits Trip

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 8 Parent Information Evening, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Gunzi, Deputy Headteacher responsible for Key Stage 3, or myself.

Kind regards

Ms Warren
Student Progress Leader Year 8

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

GREEN Exhibition re-scheduled ...

To all Year 8 Parents and Carers

You will remember from June that we had to postpone the students’ GREEN Identity exhibition. Please note that the GREEN exhibition will now be held in school on Wednesday 3rd October from 4-6pm.

We will be exhibiting the students’ self-portraits and poetry on the theme of ‘Identity’.

The students will also be raising money for a charity called ‘Fairy Bricks’ and so will be running a raffle and other stalls to support this cause.

Please do come and celebrate your daughter’s hard work with is on this day.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Kind regards,

Ms Philippou
Assistant Headteacher

Fairy Bricks

Fairy Bricks is a charity that raises money to provide Lego to children in hospital. 

Started in 2012, the organisation aims to donate sets of Lego worth £7,500 to hospitals every month.  The charity recognises the benefits of play in the recovery process of children in hospital and works with Play Specialists in hospitals to provide what is needed. 

We are pleased to support this cause.   

Auditions for Mary Poppins 

Auditions for Mary Poppins

Our musical production this year will be Mary Poppins. Auditions will be held in G10 from 3.30-5pm on the following days:

Tuesday 11th September               Years 10 and 11

Wednesday 12th September       Year 9

Thursday 13th September             Year 8

 Friday 14th September                    Year 7

 If you would like to audition, please sign up on the sheets outside the Performing Arts Office.

 You will need to perform a scripted scene and be prepared to sing on your own. You can audition in groups of 3, 4 or 6. You will be able to choose from a selection of scenes and can collect scripts from the Performing Arts Office. You will need to organise yourself into groups and be able to perform your chosen scene twice, playing a different role each time.

Ms Cornford
Head of Performing Arts

TED Ed Club

TED Ed Club – Years 7 and 8 

More information about applying for this club will be available soon.

Ms Robinson

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 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:

Ms Cato in G36.

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

Key Stage 3 Philosophy Club 

Philosophy Club for Years 7, 8 and 9

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,  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