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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

MyBnk Activity 

Dear Parents/Carers of Years 7 and 8

On Monday 23rd September, Years 7 and 8 will be taking part in MyBnk activities here in school. Years 7's activity will take place in the morning and Year 8's in the afternoon. Students should come to school at the usual time and in full uniform - they will have normal lessons for the rest of the day.

MyBnk is a charity that we have worked with for many years. They provide fantastic, interactive sessions to our students to help them understand finances.  Here is an outline of what the sessions will cover:

Year 7:

  • The functions of money, understanding their relationship with money and the impact that advertising, peer and media pressure, and shopping deals can have. Alongside comparing costs and benefits of a range of goods and service.
  • Creating positive money mindsets through exploring money motivations, budgeting, minimum wage, needs and wants, and making financial decisions based on their circumstances.

Year 8:

  • Making good money decisions based on current and savings accounts, interest, flow of money, understanding bank statements, overdrafts and the future of money.

I'm sure that our students will find this incredibly valuable.

Kind regards,

Ms Philippou
Assistant Headteacher

Science Textbooks

If you have not already, can you please return your science textbook to Mrs Barham in G39 before school or breaktime THIS week.

After this, messages may be sent for payment to replace the book (£30)

Thank you

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

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