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Walthamstow School for Girls Ofsted Outstanding Provider

Year 8

Key Dates for Year 8 2019-20 

Date Event
10 October Early Closure at 14.30 for Open Evening
11 October School Closure for Staff Training
29 October Parent Information Evening
9 December School Closure
10 December Early Closure at 14.30 for Community Party
12 December Christmas Concert
20 December End of Autumn Term, Early Closure at 13.00
5 March Parent's Evening
6 March International Women's Day
8 May Bank Holiday (Friday)
11-22 May Year 8 Exams Fortnight
13 May Early Closure at 14.30 for Staff Training
30 June & 2 July Humanities Trip to London Zoo
10 June Early Closure at 14.30 for Staff Training
17 July End of Summer Term, Early Closure at 13.00

Parent Information Evening - Tuesday 29th October 

Dear Parents / Carers

You are invited to our Year 8 Parent/Carer Information Evening on Tuesday 29th 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 Ms Snowsill, Deputy Headteacher responsible for Key Stage 3, or myself.

Kind regards

Ms Desbenoit
Student Progress Leader Year 8

If you were unable to attend, all the information given can be found here.

Careers Talk 

On Tuesday 3 March there will be a talk on Careers in Journalism by Lynn Eaton at lunchtime in the Norris Hall.  Students from all year groups are welcome to attend.

Mybnk Opportunity 

We are looking for a group of students (any year group) to be WSFG MyBnk ambassadors and possible the MyBnk Youth Advisory Panel (YAP).

This is a great opportunity to develop your financial understanding, to develop your leadership and creativity and to try something new.

As an ambassador you will need to attend some meetings with Ms Philippou and MyBnk and to help us create new fun activities as well as organising and leading activities in school (possibly including an assembly).

To join, you will need to write a paragraph to Ms Philippou about why you are interested and what you will bring to the team. This will also look great on your CV!

Deadline: Friday 24th January

Thank you,

Malaika, Priscilla, Mominah and Ms Philippou

Barge Haybay Residential Trip 


From Friday 12th June to Sunday 14th June 2020, we will be taking 24 students on a residential activity trip to Essex. 

We will be staying on a moored barge and taking part in outdoor activities such as climbing, canoeing etc.

The cost is £100.  

All students are invited, but there are only 24 spaces, so if you have not been before on this school trip and are interested and would like more details, please see
Ms Famiglietti in G68.

Poetry Competition 

Year 7 and 8 Poetry Competition

The prize: A trip to the Unicorn Theatre to see 'I, Cinna' on February 13th 2020

Write a poem that focuses on the theme of POWER!

It could be about a person, or a place, or a thing.

Write no more than one side of A4 and it must be your own original poem.

Please give your entries in at the English office (G13 )  with your name and tutor group clearly written on your entry.

Deadline: Wednesday 29th January 3.30 pm

Good luck!

English Department

Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon 

Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon

Sunday 26 April 2020 

Would you like to represent Waltham Forest in this year’s Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon on Sunday 26 April 2020

Age categories are:
Boys and Girls – Under 13
Born between 1 September 2006 and 28 April 2009

Boys and Girls – Under 15
Born between 1 September 2004 and 31 August 2006

Selection for Waltham Forest is as follows:

The runner must live or go to school in the borough.

The details of the event are 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.

Ms Pratt
Assistant Headteacher

Philosophy Club 

KS3 Philosophy Club continues this half-term.

All inquisitive minds are welcome.

Philosophy Club topics of the past have included:

·        Aliens

·        How to change the world

·        Language and what should people say and not say.

All topics can be considered and no question is considered too ridiculous.

Anyone interested in KS3 simply have to get a short note to Mr Caps (Humanities, Room S10) explaining why they would like to come and what topics they would like to explore.

Philosophy Club takes place for KS3 after school, every Week B Thursday.

We will start shortly after school and should finish by 4:30.

I look forward to seeing some of you there.

 Mr Caps

Lunch Money Loans

The number of students borrowing money for lunch has increased dramatically last 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.

Ms Jolliffe
Student Services