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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.

Christmas Jumper Day 

WSFG will be supporting Save The Children with a Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 13 December.  A donation of £2 is required to take part in the event.  This money will need to be given to Charity Reps who will take it to the Finance Office on Friday 13 December.

If you are taking part you will not need to wear your blazer but all other uniform/lanyard/jewellery rules apply.  If you have any questions please see Ms Warren.

Thank you.

Charity Reps 

Year 7 & 8 Charity Reps

There will be a year 7 & 8 charity reps meeting hosted by the LORIC leaders on 
Tuesday 10 December during break time in G02.

Please come along to the meeting with any ideas and suggestions from your form class.


Ms Warren

UCL Step into the Future Weekend 


Immersive Experiences In Medicine, Law, Engineering and Investment Banking 

For Ages 12-14

The 'Step Into Your Future' Weekend
UCL: 7th-8th December

Following hundreds of requests from teachers, parents and students around the UK, we are delighted to launch a set of career experience programmes dedicated to ages 12-14. 

The 'Step Into Your Future' Weekend offers younger students immersive half-day sessions in Law, Investment Banking, Medicine and Engineering. Students can register for the sessions that interest them.

We kindly ask you to forward this email to relevant students and parents so that they can sign up.



Programme Highlights 

Meet top doctors, engineers, lawyers and investment bankers who will guide you through interactive simulations of your dream career:

Medicine: Understand how to read an ECG

Engineering: Design an aeroplane

Law: Participate in a live courtroom battle

Investment Banking: Build your own stock portfolio

Career coaching sessions to show you step-by-step how to break into these fantastic careers, from now.




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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.

Ms Pratt
Assistant Headteacher

Philosophy Club 

KS3 Philosophy Club is starting 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