Morning Notes

Tuesday 28 April

Grade 7 visit the National Gallery yesterday!

Digital Citizenship PSHE:

What is digital citizenship and how does it affect you?

Physical Health Education (PHE):

Sign up for a FREE individual account with Active Globe and improve your fitness whilst travelling the world (well, sort of!). A video of explanation is here:!

Students should sign up here

Mr. Mansfield - visiting

Today and tomorrow, Mr. Mansfield, Halcyon's new Director for September 2015, will be visiting Halcyon. Please make him feel welcome and be your lovely selves!

Attention: Grade 6X

Please could all of Grade 6 X come to the Art room today (Tuesday) at lunch to complete your "Landscape" paintings. It is Bank holiday next Monday, so unfortunately you will not have the chance to do it then.

International Student ID Cards:

Hi everyone,

A reminder that you can sign up for student ID's here.

Remember that:

-You must be 12 years or older

-They cost £8

Due date for application has been extended till this upcoming Friday 1 May.


The Yearbook deadline is fast approaching. After Wednesday 6th May you will not be allowed to update your yearbook anymore.

Please make sure you have:

  • Voted in the polls
  • Filled in your Yearbook profile page
  • Added comments to friends and teacher profile pages
  • Uploaded photographs
  • Filled in the Google Form 'Halcyon Year Two
  • Selected which photographs you would like on your wall.

Thank you - this is going to be another great yearbook

Reminder: Staff in-service training - Wednesday 29 April

Wednesday 29 April is a half-day for students due to Staff in-service. Students will be dismissed from Halcyon after period 4, at 12.20. Lunch will not be provided.

School resumes as normal on Thursday 30 April at 0830.

Spring is HERE! Check out the weather forecast:

Off campus / park this week

Tuesday - Grade 9/10 off campus

Wednesday - 1/2 day no lunch

Thursday - Park

Friday - Park

Off-campus: Sign up for NEXT week 05/05/2015

Off Campus Sign up Term Three 2014/15

DEADLINE: Please sign up for next week off campus by 14:00: Friday 1 May.

Tuesday Football Club

Please note there is no session next week on Tuesday May 5th as we have a 7-a-side match vs ICS. Please check the PE noticeboard in the hub for the squad list.

Mr. Byrne

Football Club on Thursdays

There are spaces for Thursday's Football Club (Boys and Girls), so if you would like to attend, please let Ms Mills or Emily know ASAP. We'd really love to see some new players and all abilities are welcome!

The bus leaves Halcyon at 15.45 to go the training ground.

At 17.00, Students can make their own way home from the Westway Sports Centre (nearest station: Ladbroke Grove) or they can be accompanied on the Tube (Oyster Card needed), arriving back to school at 17.30.

We also have a very impressive new football this term!

Guest Speaker Series: Simon Camilleri

Thursday, April 30th, 12:15pm


On Thursday 30th April, the lunchtime guest speaker will be Simon Camilleri, a Lawyer working for a firm called Fried Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. Mr Camilleri studied at Kings University, London and Oxford University. He has worked for large US and Canadian law firms, mainly in Commercial Litigation Law. He will be talking about what it is like to be a solicitor, the different types of law one can specialise in and share some of his own experiences.

The talk may be especially interesting to a range of students:

Grade 8 (who are studying a unit of work in Humanities on Democracy and Law), Grade 6 (who were being lawyers in their English class), any student interested in studying Law or related careers, or perhaps students considering Oxford University.

All Grades are welcome.

GIN students & MUN students - update:

From now on GIN will run every Thursday lunchtime in S01 and we will continue to meet to go to the garden every Wednesday after school in reception.

MUN will run every Wednesday after school in T01 plus the student organising committee for the conference will continue to meet every Thursday lunchtime in T01.

Halcyon Musical Showcase 1 June

All student musicians are invited to participate in the Musical Showcase on Monday 1 June. This will be an opportunity to celebrate your musical excellence during the afternoon School Assembly.

For those students who have already signed up, or wish to sign up, Mrs. Cathy Smith will be in on Thursday this week in F04.

Every Wednesday and Thursday Cathy Smith will be in to practice with students who have signed up.

Upcoming Trip: Grade 9 - Science Museum

Thursday, April 30th, 12-3:30pm

Exhibition Road

Grade 9 students are visiting the ‘Who am I’ exhibit at the Science Museum about genetics and identity and, while at the Museum, they will attend a debate on the subject of DNA.

Students have chosen to buy their lunch off-campus so all student should bring lunch money. Students will also need a fully-charged iPad and their Oyster card.

If you have any questions, please contact Trip leader: Lori Fritz (

New Extra-Curricular activities: Halcyon Roadrunners:

Calling all students and staff, join Halcyon's first running club.

An initial meeting will take place on this Thursday 10:30 in the canteen during break time with Mrs. Crannell. All races that we do are optional. Weekly runs will take place in Hyde Park. No previous running experience necessary, all you need is a pair of running shoes. Please see this link about buying a pair of running shoes specifically for your feet and running style!

Please sign up here:

(if you can not make the Thursday meeting please sign up and then I will be in touch with you via email)

Calling all Halcyon ambassadors

Our next Open House is on 06 May. Please email or speak to Mia if you wish to participate.

Extra-Curricular Activities

TUESDAY Lunchtime 1245-1320

1. Book Club with Mrs Jones & Mr Partridge (T02)

2. Literature in Spanish and 101 Spanish Tutoring with Mrs Zago (S01)

3. Piano with Nicholas Pope (private tuition) (F04)

4. Homework Club (rota) (Lab)

5. Youth Speaks - Senior Team (F03)

TUESDAY After-School 1545-1630

1. Homework Club (rota) (Hub)

2. Football Clubs with Mr Byrne

3. Drama Club with Mrs Watson (Stern Hall)

4. Piano Lessons (F04)

Today's Menu:

Option 1:

Tofu and Asparagus Pad Thai GF/DF

Option 2:

Spaghetti with Veggie Bolognese sauce and Parmesan


Grilled Veggies Feta cheese Baguettes


Mixed Salad

Greek Chickpea Salad

Rainbow Fruit Salad

Summer Potato Salad


Yogurt WIth Fruit

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!