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
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.
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.
UCL Step into the Future Weekend
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.
KS3 Philosophy Club is starting 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.
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.