Welcome to Year 8

Welcome to the Year 8 information and guidance page

The information here covers (click on the bullet point to take you to more detailed information):

Key Contacts

Achievement Lead: Mr B Hall BHall@garibaldischool.co.uk

Student Services Year Manager: Miss A Allison - AAllison@garibaldischool.co.uk

Year 8 Mentors

8DW Mr D Wright DWright@garibaldischool.co.uk
8JC Mr J Connolly JConnolly@garibaldischool.co.uk
8RH Mr R Haywood RHaywood@garibaldischool.co.uk
8DB Miss D Bartley DBartley@garibaldischool.co.uk
8JH Miss J Humphries JHumphries@garibaldischool.co.uk
8SO Mrs S O'Brien SOBrien@garibaldischool.co.uk
8NF Mr N Fayers NFayers@garibaldischool.co.uk

Messages to Parents

Achievement Lead letter to parents/Carers 14 09 2020

As we start the next stage in your child’s journey through secondary school we will no doubt be faced with a number of challenges. We have all experienced and will continue to experience new ways of working, and new systems of operation. Though these changes have and will continue to happen I want to reassure you that I, along with your child’s mentor, will continue to be there as a point of contact. I am very proud of the efforts the year group have made, and although there has been a significant gap in year 7, I am confident that by working together we will be able to limit the effect the last 6 months has had. I look forward to seeing and speaking with you all over the coming weeks.

Achievement Lead: Mr B Hall

26th August 2020


Week commencing 12th October 2020 the following six students from the year group have been recognised for the quality of the work they’ve produced or the positive attitude to learning they’ve displayed and have been added to the Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame

Name of Student:

Denzel Adom-Baffour

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Miss Watts for Performing Arts:

"Denzel has shown great contribution in my Drama lessons, always offering to answer questions, practicing well in a group, wanting to perform and is always willing to help, support and encourage others in his group as well. Last week we did a written research task which is different to what we normally do and he completed the work efficiently and to a good standard.”

Name of Student:

Cameron Armstrong

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Miss Bleasdale for English:

“Absolutely outstanding language choices for their descriptive writing task last week. Cameron put in a phenomenal effort and was very enthused in the task. Great work Cameron”.

Name of Student:

Madison Beggs

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Miss Humphries for PE:

“Madison has been nominated for the fantastic start she has made to the new academic year. Contributing in lessons and put 100% effort into all work. This recognition has been recognised by a number of teachers. Well done Madison.”

Name of Student:


Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Mr Brimelow for Science:

“GB consistently tries hard, makes excellent contributions, and is kind and well-mannered. On the 28th September she came and found me outside lessons and presented me with a poster which she made on the weekend about pollination and seed dispersal in plants – I didn’t ask for any of this and I’m proud of her for caring about her learning. A pleasure to teach.”

Name of Student:

Joshua Connall

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Miss Bleasdale foe English:

"Joshua has been nominated in English Language- for a fantastically gruesome story based on the thriller genre! An excellent piece of work, well done Joshua.”

Name of Student:

Henry Gregory

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Miss Bleasdale for English:

“Another amazing piece of work and language choices for Henry’s descriptive writing tasks. Henry constantly applies himself demonstrating a keen willingness to learn through his enthusiasm. Well done Henry.”

Accelerated reader support

All students in year 8 will continue to use the Accelerated Reader (AR) program during 2020/2021. Click on the links below for the Parent Guide and Home connect login.

Please contact Miss Moorley - KMoorley@garibaldischool.co.uk if you require any further information relating to Accelerated Reader.

Upcoming Events

  • 26/10/20 - 30/10/20 October Half Term
  • 2/11/20 School re-opens
  • 12/11/20 Sixth Form Virtual Live Open Evening
  • 16/12/20 Inset Day
  • 17/12/20 - 1/1/21 School Closure Christmas Holiday
  • 4/1/21 School re-opens

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