Key Dates for Year 9 2019-20
|17 September||Parent Information Evening|
|10 October||Early Closure at 14.30 for Open Evening|
|11 October||School Closure for Staff Training|
|21 November||Parents' Evening|
|9 December||School Closure|
|10 December||Early Closure at 14.30 for Community Party|
|12 December||Christmas Concert|
|16 December||Geography Trip to Natural History Museum (selected students)|
|20 December||Options Book available on WSFG Website|
|20 December||End of Autumn Term, Early Closure at 13.00|
|6 February||Options Evening|
|14 February||Options Deadline|
|6 March||International Women's Day|
|23 April||Separate Sciences Test|
|8 May||Bank Holiday (Friday)|
|11-22 May||Year 9 Exams Fortnight|
|13 May||Early Closure at 14.30 for Staff Training|
|2 June||Holocaust Memorial Day|
|10 June||Early Closure at 14.30 for Staff Training|
|19 June||GCSE R.E. Trip to St Paul's & East London Mosque|
|17 July||End of Summer Term, Early Closure at 13.00|
Parent Information Evening - 17th September 6-7pm
You are invited to our Year 9 Parent/Carer Information Evening on Tuesday 17th September 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
Introduction to GCSE Options
Science at Key Stage 4
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 9 Parent Information Evening, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Snowsill, Deputy Headteacher responsible for Key Stage 3, or myself.
Ms R Warren
Year 9 Student Progress Leader
If you were unable to attend the event, all the information is available here
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.
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
Malaika, Priscilla, Mominah and Ms Philippou
Barge Haybay Residential Trip
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.
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: https://www.minimarathon.co.uk/en/
KS3 Philosophy Club continues this half-term.
All inquisitive minds are welcome.
Philosophy Club topics of the past have included:
· 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.
African Adventures Youth Development Programme
Dear Parents/Carers and Students
As you know, we run a very exciting school trip to Zanzibar with African Adventures. As much as we would love to, we can't take everyone, but we would like all of our students to have valuable, life changing experiences like this.
African Adventures have contacted us to let us know that they have launched their Youth Development Program which runs next summer for 16 to 18 year olds.
Individuals can choose between trips to Ghana, Kenya and Zanzibar.
Although this trip isn't run through our school, we would highly recommend African Adventures and the opportunities they offer. This will also be a fantastic opportunity to meet other like minded young people and to make new and exciting connections.
You can find all of the details at www.african-adventures.co.uk/ydp
It would be fantastic to see some of our students get involved.
If you have any further questions, you are welcome to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and if I can't answer your query I can pass it on to the African Adventures Team.
Great summary sheets for all Chemistry topics:
Find these summary sheets for all AQA GCSE Chemistry / Trilogy topics 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.
Lunch Money Loans
The number of students borrowing money for lunch 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.
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 9
Details of the PSHE Curriculum for Year 9 2019-20 can be found here.