Key Dates for Year 10 2019-20
Parents' Information Evening ...................................................... Tuesday 15th October 2019
|10 October||Early Closure at 14.30 for Open Evening|
|11 October||School Closure for Staff Training|
|15 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|
|6 March||International Women's Day|
|26 March||Parents' Evening|
|8 May||Bank Holiday (Friday)|
|13 May||Early Closure at 14.30 for Staff Training|
|1-26 June||Year 10 Exams|
|22-26 June||MFL Oral Exams|
|10 June||Early Closure at 14.30 for Staff Training|
|29 June - 10 July||Work Experience Fortnight|
|15 July||Exam Results Event|
|17 July||End of Summer Term, Early Closure at 13.00|
Parent Information Evening - Tuesday 15th October 2019
On Tuesday 15th October we will be holding a Year 10 Parents Information Evening in the Hewett Hall. The doors will open at 5:45 pm for a prompt 6:00 pm 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:
- New GCSE curriculum/Measuring progress
- GCSE Expectations and Revision techniques (English, Maths and Science)
- E-Safety awareness for KS4 students
- Work Experience
We would like all students to be supported at this meeting by an adult and so no student will be allowed to attend without a parent or carer present. The event will finish at approximately 7:00 pm.
If you have any further questions regarding the Year 10 Parent Information Evening please do not hesitate to contact Ms Kennedy, Deputy Headteacher responsible for Key Stage 4 or Mrs Jean-Baptiste, Year 10 Student Progress Leader.
Ms L Wood
Year 10 Student Progress Leader
Opportunities to Flourish Careers Fair
OPPORTUNITIES TO FLOURISH FAIR 2019
On Tuesday 15 October 2019, the Careers Service will be holding an Opportunities to Flourish Fair for young people aged 14-24. This will be held in the Walthamstow Assembly Hall from 1.30pm to 5.00pm.
Young people will be able to speak to employers and providers about life in the workplace and find opportunities to match their interests. Exhibitors will offer apprenticeships, traineeships, voluntary opportunities and jobs in a range of sectors.
The council is committed to promoting meaningful opportunities for local young people, as part of our action plan to improve life chances, “Creating Futures for Young People”.
WHAT IS IT?
An opportunity for young people to speak to employers and providers about life in the workplace and find opportunities to match their interests.
WHEN AND WHERE
- Tue 15 Oct 2019 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Non uniform day Friday 18th October
Please join us for non-uniform day on Friday 18th October.
Money for this will support our fundraising for our volunteering trip to Zanzibar.
Cost is £1 minimum per student but anything extra you can give would be very much appreciated.
Money to be paid to your form reps in advance of the day.
Posters and collection packs will be given to your tutors.
Key Stage 4 Book Deposits -important information!
On Tuesday morning all students who have paid a book deposit will be issued with a receipt.
You must keep this card in your conduct card wallet so that teachers can issue you your books.
At the end of a lesson, you will be required to show the card when books are being collected in from those students who have not yet paid their deposit.
For those students who have not yet paid their book deposit, once it has been paid on sQuid you should go to student services where payment will be checked and a receipt issued.
For Year 11 students who have not paid by October half term, you will be required to return books that have so far be loaned to you.
If your parents are having difficulty paying on sQuid, please see Ms Jolliffe at Student Services who will be able to issue instructions and guidance.
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Applications are now open for year 10 students to be considered to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award. You should write not more than one A4 sheet on why you should be considered and give this to Student Services no later than 10th October.
Further details of the scheme can be found on https://www.dofe.org/
You will need to be available for both expeditions. The provisional dates are:
Practice expedition – 15th / 16th May
Qualifying expedition – 11th / 12th July
Please note all Sketchbook purchases MUST be made via sQuid.
Mrs R Jolliffe
Engineering Careers Fair
Year 10 Engineering Careers Fair on Wednesday 30th October 2019.
Are you interested in a career in Engineering?
Would you like to talk to industry professionals and find out about the huge variety of professional careers in Engineering?
This Engineering fair often has representatives from companies such as Google, Rolls Royce, Sky and the Ministry of Defence showcasing opportunities across sectors as diverse as energy, pharmaceuticals manufacturing and aerospace.
The Careers Fair is on Wednesday 30th October at Conway Hall in Holborn, leaving school at 11.30am and returning at 3.30pm. If you would like to go please see Ms Healy for a letter, there are only 30 places available.
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 email@example.com and if I can't answer your query I can pass it on to the African Adventures Team.
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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 10