Key Dates for Year 8 2019-20
|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
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.
Student Progress Leader Year 8
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:
- 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.
- 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.
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)
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 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.