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Walthamstow School for Girls

Year 8

Key Dates for Year 8 2017-18

12th October 2017


School closure 2.30pm for Open Evening

13th October 2017


Inset day school closed to Students

31st October 2017

Year 8 Parent Information Evening


1st November 2017


Yr8 Theatre trip to see The Lorax – half year group

2nd November 2017


Yr8 Theatre trip to see The Lorax – half year group

16th November 2017


MyBNK money twist

12th December 2017


Early school closure at 2.30pm

13th December 2017


Staff Inset day school closed to students

20th December 2017


End of the autumn term 12:30pm finish

4th January 2018


Start of the Spring Term

19th January 2018


HPV vaccinations 1

5th – 9th February 2018




15th March 2018


Year 8 Parents’ Evening 4:30 – 7pm

29th March 2018


End of Spring Term

16th April 2018


Start of summer term

17th – 20th April 2018


Summer Interform

14th May – 25th May 2018


Key Stage 3 exams

11th July 2018


HPV vaccinations 2

17th July 2018


Summer concert 6-8pm

18th July 2018


Sports Day

20th July 2018


End of summer term 12:30pm

Parent Information Evening - 31st October 2017 6-7pm 

Dear Parents / Carers

You are invited to our Year 8 Parent/Carer Information Evening on Tuesday 31st 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 Careless–Pye
Student Progress Leader Year 8

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

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 8 

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