Morning Notes

Wednesday 14 January

Wednesday Table Tennis Academy

This starts today at 3.45pm and so far we have just 5 people signed up so there are 11 spaces! Please see Emily at break to sign up.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be coached by a former olympic player and to learn a skill you will keep for life.

Priority will be given to students not participating in the sessions each Monday.

Thank you!

Notice from Ms. Mills!

7 Girls are needed for a girls' indoor football match against KFA, on 28th January.

We will leave Halcyon at 2pm and return around 4.45pm.

Any girls interested, from all Grades and levels of ability, please sign up on the sheet in the HUB by Monday 19th January.

The final team will be announced on Friday 23rd January.


Ms Mills

Maths: Problem of the week is back!

Dear Halcyon Students,

The mathematics department are VERY excited to announce that we have created an iTunesU course that contains a mathematics problem/challenge each week. This is organised according to increasing difficulty and a problem will be posted every Monday and you will have a week to submit your answers to either Ms. McDonald or Mr. Jones.

At the end of every term we will announce the winners and there are some amazing prizes!

You are able to enter answers for your grade level and above, for example, if you are in grade 6, you can complete the challenge called grade 6ish, grade 7/8ish, grade 9/10ish and grade 11/12ish.

You need to email your respective teachers with your answers by Friday of each week.

iTunesU enroll code: ECD-TCJ-KZH

Good luck!

The math team at Halcyon

Hello everybody!

We are members of the Phase 4 Spanish’ class in Grade 6, as a SA project we would like to promote the language and to help other students in their progress!

We are inviting all the Spanish students in Halcyon to improve their Spanish and take it to the next level! Every Tuesday during lunch time in S01 some of us will be tutoring 101 Spanish classes.

Lucca, Manuel, Javier, Dylan

Service as Action:

Here are a few new opportunities for you to be involved with Service as Action!

-Valentine's Day Opportunities

1. Students to Make Cards for elderly people

2. Students to have a bake sale for Age Uk, or a charity that works with the elderly.

3. Other ideas?? Flowers for students?

-Food Drive:

1. Students to organise a month-long food drive for a shelter in London

**Please see Ms Watson, or come along to the SA Clinic on Thursdays at lunch in the Hub.

Upcoming Trip: Grade 8 Trip to Royal Opera House

Monday, Jan. 19th, 11:30am-2:30pm

Bow Street


The Grade 8 Students will be taking a trip to the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. The students will be given a backstage tour of the facilities. Packed lunches will be provided.

Students need to bring:

  • A topped up Oyster Card;

  • Comfortable shoes;

  • Warm jacket;

  • Water bottle.

Book of Week

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Title: Every Day

Author: David Levithan

Summary: Every day A falls into a new body. Every day he lives a different life. Because of this situation he never gets too attached to people. All this changes when he falls into Justin's body and fins that he wants to be with Rhiannon, Justin's girlfriend. He abandons his rules as he has found someone he wants to be with day after day.

Girls' Football Fixture @ KFA

Wednesday, Jan. 28th, 2:15-4:45pm

The King Fahad Academy, London, United Kingdom

A girls' squad of 7 (G6-10) to depart here at 2.10pm. Students to be back at Halcyon at around 4.45pm.

Yearbook Club!

If you have signed up to Yearbook Club please check your email. You should have received a video where Ms Dutton talks through the content of last years yearbook and shares ideas for this years. There is also a link to a document where you can start adding your ideas. We will not be meeting this week, but when we do meet we will focus on setting up our yearbook, creating our profile templates and you will be shown how to edit the book!

Last year we won 'Yearbook of the Year' award from the Yearbook Machine - we were selected from over 250 yearbooks! This year we are going to make an even better yearbook!

If you have not signed up to Yearbook Club yet, it is not too late - please send Ms Dutton an email to express an interest!

Extra-Curricular Activities

WEDNESDAY Lunchtime 1245-1320

1. Art Club (S02)

2. Science Fair Club with Ms Fritz (Lab)

3. DP Clinic for Grades 9 and 10 with Mrs Zago & Ms. McDonald (T01)

4. Homework club (rota) (Lab)

5. Piano lessons (F04)

6. Newspaper Club (F03)

WEDNESDAY After-School 1545-1630

1. Table Tennis Academy (Stern Hall)

2. Global Issues Network with Ms Cooke (S01)

3. Drama Club (F03)

4. Homework Club (rota) (Hub)

Homework Club: reminder

Homework club will be in the Science Lab every lunch time and in the Hub every day, after school.

Introduction to Halcyon's Newspaper Club!

Hello, my name is Maxime Cannamela, I am 13 and I am in Grade 8. Last year, in my old school, I wrote a monthly school newspaper along with my fellow classmates during an extra-curricular activity. This year, for my service and action project, I would like to do the same thing except the newspaper would be released weekly and the club will be during Monday lunchtime in F03 and Friday lunchtime in F03 where the members of the club would meet. The newspaper would include some news articles, fun facts, comic strips and colourings. Anybody interested can join by emailing me on the following email: and I will send you a Google Sheet form to fill in before entering. As soon as one person starts entering the club will the newspapers start being published for the following Monday.

Thank you,

Maxime Cannamela.

Halcyon Ambassadors!

Please can the following students come to reception to meet with Mia and Mrs. Watson at BREAK today to go through key points for Thursdays Open House:

  • Cameron (Grade 7)
  • Scott (Grade 9)
  • Camryn (Grade 7)
  • Sabrina (Grade 7)
  • Lucca T (Grade 6)
  • Catherine (Grade 6)
  • Fra (Grade 9)
  • Tallulah (Grade 6)
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Please ensure that you are wearing your lanyard at all times whilst at school. Further you MUST remember hand it back to Emily at the end of the day.

Thank you!

Upcoming Sports Events

Jan 22nd - girls indoor football tournament (Grades 6-10)

Jan 29th - indoor football session open to all students in Grades 6-8 (co-ed)

Feb 5th - indoor football session open to all students in Grades 9-10 (co-ed).

All events at 4-5pm at SLC.

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.

Catering Corner

Dear all students --

Can all students please remember to put away their trays and used plates/bowls/cutlery on the trolley to help our catering team with clean up?

Thank you!


Menu: Snack & Lunch


Fresh Whole Fruit (Dairy Free/Gluten Free)

Mini sandwiches

Lunch Main:

Option 1

Lentils & Tomato Ragu with rice (Gluten Free)

Option 2:

Tortilla & Bean Burrito with Salsa


Cauliflower Soup (Dairy/Gluten Free)

Salad Bar:

Mixed Greens (Dairy Free/Gluten Free)

Quinoa Vegetable Salad

Carrot sticks (Dairy Free/Gluten Free)

Cucumber & Yoghurt (Gluten Free)


Seasonal Fruit Crumble

Have a happy weekend!!

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!