Key Dates for Year 9 2017-18
Parent Information Evening - 2nd October 6-7pm
You are invited to our Year 9 Parent/Carer Information Evening on Tuesday 2nd 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
Introduction to GCSE Options
Science at Key Stage 4
Introduction to our Safer School Officer
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 9 Parent Information Evening, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Gunzi, Deputy Headteacher responsible for Key Stage 3, or myself.
Ms F Careless-Pye
Year 9 Student Progress Leader
If you were unable to attend the P.I.E., the information given can be found here
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and if I can't answer your query I can pass it on to the African Adventures Team.
GOSH Charity Run
Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity Fun Run.
On Saturday 12th October 2019 Miss Simpson will be running 5km for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.
If you would like to join in on this fun family run please get a letter from Miss Simpson in G13/14.
This year the run is free for under 16s, which means you will not have to pay anything to sign up.
The location of this year's run will be Hyde Park.
More information can be found here
Year 9 Exams Booklet
Information about this year's examinations can be found here.
Key Stage 3 Trip
An exciting opportunity to go on a trip to see the day in the life of someone who works at Capgemini, an international technology consultancy company.
Students will be able to interview employees using their iPad.
You will need to write a paragraph about why you would like to go and what do you think you will learn from the experience.
The paragraph needs to be handed in to Mrs Careless-Pye in F05 before 1:30pm on Wednesday 1st May.
After the trip you will need to work together to do an assembly using the news report you will create on the day.
Great summary sheets for all Chemistry topics:
Find these summary sheets for all AQA GCSE Chemistry / Trilogy topics here at
I have also saved the relevant sections in Student resources/ Science/ 0 new AQA /Chem revise summary sheets (You tube)
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.
Up for Debate Competition 2019
The winners of the Year 9 Up for Debate Competition 2019
"This House would allow performing enhancing drugs in professional sports."
The Opposition team!
Amanta 9S, Saahirah 9F, Keira 9F
A big thank you to all of Year 9 for being the perfect audience, and well done to all of the finalists.
The English Faculty
Debate Chamber Summer Schools
Debate Chamber Summer Schools – Includes Medicine, Dentistry, Computer Science, Art History, Philosophy, History, Politics, Law, Economics, Physics and English Literature
The Debate Chamber is running a number of Summer Schools next year. Have a look at the website to find out more. There is also some information on the Challenge Board.
It is possible to apply for a bursary to cover the cost.
Feedback from students who have attended Debate Chamber courses in the past has always been very positive.
If you are a member of a music extra-curricular group, please attend rehearsals regularly.
- Wednesday – Glee Club – 3.30 – 5.00 (W33)
- Thursday – Orchestra - 3.30 – 4.45 (W33)
- Thursday – Year 11 Coursework Catch-Up – 3.30 – 4.45 (W26)
- Thursday – WIND BAND IS BACK! – 4.30 – 5.30 (W26)
- Friday – Show Band – 3.30 – 5.30 (W33)
If you have instrumental/vocal lessons at the school you should be attending at least one of these clubs regularly.
Lunch Money Loans
It has become apparent that the number of students borrowing money for lunch has increased dramatically this 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.
Key Stage 3 Philosophy Club
Philosophy Club for Years 7, 8 and 9
Have you ever wondered whether life is a dream or not?
Or what the meaning of life is?
Or how we can decide what is a good or bad action?
These ideas and a whole load more will be looked at in Philosophy Club - after school on Thursdays, 3:40-4:25, in room S07 with Mr Caps.
To attend all you need to do is bring a short note explaining why you are interested in Philosophy and what sort of topics you would like to discuss in the club.
Open to all students in years 7, 8 and 9.
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 9