What’s on? Local libraries October to December…

libraryImageOctober2013You can download a Waltham Forest What’s on at the Library booklet here.Still plenty of time to catch an event for Black History Month, or to get ready for the Words Over Waltham Forest Festival, (WoW).

70 amazing events taking place across the Borough from 26th October, 2013. Don’t forget the This Is Me! exhibition at Walthamstow Library. An exhibition of artwork exploring the themes of identity and celebrating the diversity of Waltham Forest communities.

Look out for the Happy Hour events – creative workshops for parents and children, as well as the Rant & Rave events. Dressing up and becoming another character, let loose with percussion and poetry. Sounds great!

Finally in December there’s a whole range of Crafty Christmas Creations across the Borough. ‘Bring your own little elves down to a workshop to create cards and decorations ready for the arrival of Santa Claus’.

Get more from your local library with the children here…

Teaching opportunities at Newport

classroomPic5Newport School currently has opportunities to join our teaching team in September 2013.

‘Newport School is a happy, cohesive school where we look to provide all our students with outstanding learning. Levels of confidence are high among our school community and with outstanding systems and procedures in place the school is able to provide every student with the best opportunity to learn’.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Class Teacher (KS2) and Newly Qualified Teachers (KS1/KS2).

You can find more details and application forms on our vacancies web page on the school site. See more here…

What’s on at The Library?

librarywhatsonPicApril2013Another edition of the quarterly publication What’s On at the Library is now available from Waltham Forest Library Service.

You can find information about Cityread London 2013, reading groups in LBWF libraries, family arts and craft activities and Rhythm, Rap and Rhyme events.

A great range of stimulating and exciting things to explore within the context of your local library.

Look out for the featured history events – stories of migration, history of your house and Just Like Morris – great activities reminding us of our past and how our experiences now will affect all our futures.

Get to your library, get thinking – get informed and entertained in Waltham Forest!

Easter Daze 2013 – things to do

easterdazePicmarch2013As always Waltham Forest have produced a great holiday activity supplement to keep you informed about what is going on during the holiday break.

You can view, print or download a pdf copy of Easter Daze 2013 here.

Choices of venue and a great range of activities for the the whole age range of your family. get your free e-copy of Easter Daze here.

Have a good seasonal break!

Download free e-Books


Do you have a Waltham Forest library card? Do you have a PC, Mac or tablet device? Then the library service has a great facility for you.

With you library card you can download free eBooks at any time from the London Libraries Consortium web pages. Simply create an eLibrary account on the web site, using your Waltham Forest library card details.


There’s also a Guided Tour about downloading digital media.

Simply install a small piece of free software to your device, when you log in, and you are ‘good to read’.

Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

History, drama, teenage fiction, current events, short stories and much more. An electronic library the whole family can enjoy and read together on your own device.

What’s on at the library?

lbwfLibraryEventsSpring2013PicThe borough have just published the first in a new series of quarterly guides for events at local libraries.

The current guide, for January to March 2013, gives you information about books, events, courses and web sites that are useful for children, mums and dads too.

Whether you want a course to help you get on top of your finances, a book launch event about Serbian Fairy Tales or a cartoon Comic Lab – then the new guide is for you.

Get the most from your library for the whole family by viewing, printing or downloading your own guide here…

Winter Daze 2013

winterdaze2013PicAnother great publication for the forthcoming holidays – Winter Daze.

Free to view or download from the Waltham Forest borough website, you will find loads of ideas and activities for the whole family during the February break.

See the latest Winter Daze here. (.pdf)

Also remember, there is always a full What’s On section on the web pages of the borough Children & Young Peoples Directory – see more here.

You can download free Adobe pdf software to access our publications here.

School open – Tuesday 22nd January

tractorPic4We are delighted to let you know that school will be open on the morning of Tuesday 22nd. January.

(Did you know that the Borough has a great set of Leisure and Culture pages?)

A great source of things to do in Waltham Forest when the weather is bad, or the holidays are approaching).

Read more here…


Please note that due to current weather conditions Newport School will be closed to all pupils Monday 21st January 2013. Please check the Waltham Forest School closures website on http://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/school-closures or our school site for further updates throughout the day.

A Primary place?

pencilsforschoolPic4The deadline for applications for applying for a primary school place is getting nearer – online and paper applications should be submitted by 15th January 2013.

Waltham Forest has a very comprehensive web page, which gives you information about applying for a primary school place. You can find it here on the borough web site.

The easiest and most secure way to apply is online. There is a link to the online applications website here. Alternatively, a paper application form can be downloaded here (pdf) , requested from the School Admissions Service or from your child’s nursery or early years setting.

The School Admissions Service in the borough can be contacted here…

School Admissions Service, Sycamore House, Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4JF Tel: 0845 200 1551
10am – 4pm, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

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