Morning Notes

Thursday 13 November

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YoungMinds: raising awareness bake sale - TODAY - BREAK-TIME

Hello! This is an announcement that there will be a craft and bake sale on Thursday the 13th of November at break-time in the canteen for a charity called YoungMinds which specialises in raising awareness and helping people with mental health issues. All prices will range between 50p - £1.50, please make sure to remember to bring money! If you donate more than £1.50, you will get a free baked good. Thank you!

Daphni Linenberg, Grade 10

Thank you!

Thank you to all who made Caroline's day great!


A big congratulations to the following three students who will make up the board of directors for this years Halcyon Model United Nations Conference:

Rachel Green

Eveline Cuellar Sanchez

Nate Stumpff

We will be meeting each Thursday lunch time to organise the conference.

Are you interested in public speaking?

The Rotary Youth Speaks Competition is a well established and successful competition organised and promoted by Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland and sponsored by Gandys (Orphans for Orphans).

If you are interested, please let Ms. McDonald in FO3 now ASAP and you will find a day that is suitable for everybody to meet.

We will be taking part in a public speaking competition at ASL on the 3rd February, so we need to start preparing now. Two teams from Halcyon will be entered:

Intermediate 11 to 13 years

Senior 14 to 17 years

Each team will consist out of 3 students.

*** Boys Football Fixtures update G6-10 ***

The squad lists are up in the hub for the boys football fixtures on Tuesday 18th November.

Tuesday 18th November - Match vs KFA students in Grades 6 - 8

Any questions please see me.

Mr. Byrne

Student Lanyard - Important!

Please remember to take very good care of your lanyards and return every time you leave the building into the appropriate Grade box on the reception desk. Lanyards must be worn at ALL times when in the building and NOT put into bags, or hidden from view.

Please let Emily at reception know if you cannot find your Lanyard or have accidentally taken home, and you will be given a spare for 24 hours to give you time to find your lanyard. Thank you

THURSDAY Lunchtime 1245-1320

1. Parlez-vous Francais? French Conversation Club with Ms Aleu (F02)

2. Model United Nations with Mr. Jones (T01)

3. "Mandarin Reader's club" (F04)

THURSDAY After-School 1545-1630

1. Football Club (co-ed) with Ms Mills

2. Drama Club with Mrs Watson

3. Homework Club

Halcyon Guest Speaker: Steve Whiffen on environmental activism

Friday, Nov. 14th, 12:45pm

Halcyon Hub

On Friday 14th November Steve Whiffen will be joining us at lunchtime in the Hub to talk about environmental activism and how young people can make a difference in the world through social justice campaigns. Strongly recommended if you are a member of GIN, or in Grade 10 as we will be studying social justice campaigns, but suitable for all students.

UPCOMING TRIP: Grade 8 Drama Students to Ambassador's Theatre

Friday, Nov. 14th, 1:45-4:30pm

West St

Grade 8 Drama students will be attending a production of "Private Peaceful" at the Ambassador's Theatre in London. This trip links to an interdisciplinary unit on World War One that the students will be studying between History and Drama. Claire Mills, the History Teacher will also be attending the trip.

Students will need to bring:

  • topped-up Oyster card.

We Want To Hear From You!

Do you have a powerful learning app, tech tip or trick that you think Halcyon staff should be using in their classrooms? We are looking to hear from you at our weekly staff meetings every Monday after school. Please send an email Mrs. Crannell with a short description of what you would like to share and why. Mrs. Crannell will schedule a time for you on the staff agenda to present.

INVITATION: IB Diploma Programme information evening for Grade 9 and 10 parents

Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 6:30pm

33 Seymour Pl

We would like to invite Grade 9 and 10 parents to join us for an information session about the IB Diploma Programme, which students in Grade 10 will begin in September 2015 when they enter Grade 11. This information will be useful for all Grade 9 & 10 parents as the students start to think about their subject options in Grade 10 and 11. This format will provide the important opportunity for Grade 10 parents to ask questions and learn about the IB Diploma Programme and how it works. Grade 9 parents are encouraged to attend to begin the learning process of fully understanding the IBDP and how course choices affect work load, IB requirements and university options.

REMINDER: school photographs

Monday, Nov. 24th, 8:45am-3:45pm

33 Seymour Pl

We are pleased to announce that on 24 November, NiceSmile will be taking our official school photographs. These will include individual pictures of students, Grade group pictures and a whole school picture.

There will be no particular dress code on the day, however students are advised to dress smartly.

Catering Corner

Please come back for seconds!

Thank you,


Thursday's Menu

Morning Snack:

Fresh Whole Fruit (Dairy/Gluten Free)

Homemade Flapjacks


Main Course:

Pasta Cheese Bake with Vegetables (Gluten Free)


Jacket Potato with Baked Beans and Cheese (Gluten Free)


Soup Option:

Mushroom Soup (Gluten Free)

Salads & Sides:

Mixed Greens (Dairy/Gluten Free)

Steamed Seasonal Veg (Dairy/Gluten Free)

Cucumber & Yogurt (Gluten Free)

Quinoa Salad (Gluten Free)


Seasonal Fruits (Dairy/Gluten Free)

Lost and Found items?

Please visit Emily at Reception for any lost items - we have quite the collection here!

Talk @ Halcyon

In addition to, which is an email address that you can write to with any concerns you have, we also have a created a Google form that you can fill out at any time should you wish to raise awareness of anything either anonymously or with your name attached. Check it out!