Welcome to Year 8

Welcome to the Year 8 information and guidance

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

Key Contacts

Head of Year 8 (maternity cover): Mr N Fayers - NFayers@garibaldischool.co.uk

Head of Year: Miss D Bartley - DBartley@garibaldischool.co.uk

Student Services Year Manager: Miss N Whitehead - NWhitehead@garibaldischool.co.uk

Please direct all queries to your child’s mentor in the first instance.

Year 8 Mentors

8KJ Ms K Jamieson KJamieson@garibaldischool.co.uk
8KH Mrs K Hudson KHudson@garibaldischool.co.uk
8KHO Mrs K Holmes KHolmes@garibaldischool.co.uk
8KO Mr K Orme KOrme@garibaldischool.co.uk
8RB Miss R Biggs RBiggs@garibaldischool.co.uk
8SH Mrs S Hope SHope@garibaldischool.co.uk
8WI Dr W Inglis WInglis@garibaldischool.co.uk

Messages to Parents


Six students from the year group will be recognised for the quality of the work they have produced or the positive attitude to learning they have displayed and will be added to the Hall of Fame every half term.

Hall of Fame

Name of Student: Alex Howarth

Nominated by: Mr K Chatten

For a passionate approach towards his learning in and outside of the classroom. His Scratch work was particularly impressive. Well done!

Name of Student: Tonderai Gwenda

Nominated by: Mrs J Walker

Such a lovely, hardworking student. Very conscientious, always does homework to a great standard, contributes really well to lessons. And a kind person.

Name of Student: Isobel Smith

Nominated by: Mrs J Walker and Miss M Griffin

Always tries really hard in maths, and as a result of which is developing into a great mathematician! Independent learning tasks are always completed on time and with all working out shown – they are indeed exemplar pieces of work!! Well done Isobel!!

Name of Student: Lola Robles-Walker

Nominated by: Mr C Webster

In RE, Lola is highly engaged and always contributes to the learning of the class. She has made enormous progress this year and is the strongest student in her group. Additionally, Lola is kind and helpful to others and can be relied upon to demonstrate her strong character of service and caring. Her friendliness to staff and other students is also notable, especially around making sure the classroom space is left in a positive state.

Name of Student: Max Redford

Nominated by: Mrs S Hope

Max puts 100% into every English lesson. He regularly makes really valuable contributions and is never scared to offer an answer, even if he isn’t sure it’s correct. Keep up the great work Max!

Accelerated reader support

All students in Year 8 will continue to use the Accelerated Reader during 2023/24. Click on the links below for the Parent Guide and Home connect login.

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