Morning Notes

Wednesday 3 June

Happy birthday to...

Jordi Elliott -- belated birthday wishes!

Jeffrey Wang - happy birthday!

May you both have a fantastic year ahead!

Jump off - for the British Heart Foundation

On Tuesday 16th June, Halcyon will hold a "Jump Off!" at lunch time, in order to increase awareness of a healthy living and raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

Anyone wishing to enter (as a single, pair, or team entry) must perform a one minute skipping/ jump rope routine. The best routine will win! There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

In order to take part, a completed sponsor form and sponsorship money must be paid before or at the event. Sponsorship forms are available from Ms Mills or Ms Watson.

Good luck!

Ms Mills

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Everyone Welcome for Viewing: Grade 9 Visual Arts and English Interactive Installation based on conflict

Date: Thursday 4 June

Time: 15.00

Location: Canteen

Here is a taste of Grade 9 working in their exciting installation down in canteen in a small room. This is based on their IDU unit in Visual Arts and English called "conflict", which they are expressing in response to the novel "Persepolis" and conflict artists that they researched earlier in the term. Students have created structures to alter the space for their painted surfaces and space for digital animations and videos.

Please come along to see how it finally turns out!
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Reminder: Scotland Trip

Reminder: Next week all students will be going to Loch Eli, Scotland!

Trip Details:

Departure: (All Grades) Monday 8 June

0515 from Halcyon (All students should arrive at school 15 minutes before departure).

Return: Grade 6 and 7 Friday 12 June

1730 at London City Airport - Flight number BA8727

Return: Grade 8, 9 and 10 Friday 12 June

1900 at London City Airport - Flight number BA2213

Students will be developing their IB core and addressing the key IB areas of communication, holistic learning and intercultural awareness. The Outward Bound Centre in Loch Eil, Scotland, was founded by Kurt Hahn one of the original founders of the IB. Hahn's main educational philosophies were based around the individual as a learner and the development of their civic responsibilities; he wanted active individuals “who felt responsible for the welfare and progress of society” (Knoll, 2011). As such our trip will concentrate on developing areas of the IB Learner Profile. The students will get to grips with the environment around them and participate in a range of challenging activities such as hiking, rock climbing, kayaking and environmental work.

What to pack?

Kit list: here!

Halcyon Discovery Day

On Thursday 25 June we will hold a Halcyon Discovery Day where students in Grades 6-9 will be able to choose a London exhibition to attend. The idea of this event is to discover more about something that interests you or to discover an interest in something new.

Students are asked to select a first and second choice of exhibitions they would like to visit from the range of options listed below. You can find out more about the exhibitions by visiting the museums' websites.

Places are limited on each trip, so although we will try to ensure each student is able to attend their first choice exhibition, this cannot be guaranteed. Trips going ahead will also be dependent on tickets being available when bookings are made next week.

Please fill out this from: HERE to complete your first and second choices for the trip.

Deadline: Monday 1 June by the end of the school day.

IB Diploma Programme taster day

On Thursday 25 June our grade 10 students will have the opportunity to try of the Halcyon IB diploma programme. That day they will enjoy a test of the key components such as Theory of Knowledge, Creativity, Activity and Service and the Extended Essay. They will also enjoy samples of activities and lessons of the six groups of subjects and to explore University options.

If you are in grade 10 and have a question please see Mrs. Zago.

Notice from the catering corner:

We all love popcorn but we do not love the mess which is created if it is dropped on the floor. On popcorn snack days, please can all students ensure they pick up any pieces of popcorn they drop and make sure they only eat it in the canteen area.

HPC Supports Grade 9 Students Fundraiser

Thursday 4 June

The HPC will be working with the Grade 9 students on a sale of hand-made printed textile book bags that were created in Art this year. The funds raised during the sale will go to a charity called "Kutal, Nepal Shelter Relief.” This charity is working to build homes for earthquake victims. Please support the sale when you are at school on Thursday 4 June for the Interactive Installation based on conflict from 1500-1630.

Mandarin Assessment Support:

Mandarin class students should see Ms Lin during lunch break this week if they need support for homework and the forthcoming assessments. F04.

Which Book will Triumph

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Grade 6X and 6Y have spent the last six weeks writing a book each:

  • 6X: "Monsters Need Heroes Too"
  • 6Y: "The Canteen Invasion"

They now need you, Halcyon Students, to vote for which you think is better. It's easy to do:

1) Read each of the books (This takes around 10 minutes each).

2) Vote for your favourite using the form sent to you (before Wednesday).

3) Wait to see if you're the lucky winner of the iTunes Gift Card!

The winning class will be announced on Thursday, 4 June 2015.

You can read the books digitally by clicking on each of these links ("Monsters Need Heroes Too") or ("The Canteen Invasion") OR reading a copy in The Hub or Canteen; These will be out on Monday.

Have a question? Please see Mrs. Jones.

REMINDER: IBMYP Graduation Celebration for Grade 10 Students and Parents

Date: Friday 5 June 2015

1330 -1400 Reception for Grade 10 parents and students

1400-1530 IBMYP Graduation ceremony

Location: Stern Hall

Teachers, students, families and friends are welcome - we hope you can make it!

Guest of Honour at the Graduation Celebration will be Mr Colin Bell, CEO of COBIS.

Service As Action

Help at lunch in Stern Hall to fold donated clothes for homeless people.

This week: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Spring is HERE! Check out the weather forecast:

Off campus this week

Monday - Park sign up

Tuesday - Grade 9 and 10 off Campus

Wednesday - Park sign up

Thursday - Grade 7 and 8 off Campus

Friday - Park sign up

Message from Sharon Jewell:

Dear Students:

Below you will find the dates I am in for the remainder of the Term:

  • Tue 16 June

  • Tue 23 June

You can now book to see me just before or after school on Tuesdays (and the one Friday) or at lunch time. If these times work better for you just specify that in your email to me and I will do my best to accommodate you.

You can self refer to speak to me in private about anything that is worrying or upsetting you. Just sent me a message at I work with students both individually and in small groups. Some young people come for a one off session and others for a longer period of time. I look forward to working alongside some of you.

Extra-Curricular Activities

WEDNESDAY Lunchtime 1245-1320

1. Art Club (S02)

2. DP Clinic for Grades 9 and 10 with Mrs Zago & Ms. McDonald (F03)

3. Homework club (rota) (Lab)

4. Piano lessons (F04)

5. Newspaper Club (T01)

6. Service as Action Club (Hub)

WEDNESDAY After-School 1545-1630

1. Table Tennis Academy (Stern Hall)

2. Global Issues Network with Ms Cooke (S01)

3. Homework Club (rota) (Hub)

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

Today's menu:

Option 1:

Grilled Vegetables Kebab With Halloumi cheese GF

Option 2:

Spinach Quiche with garnish


Mozzarella, tomato & Basil baguette


Mixed Salad

Greek Salad

Chickpea Pasta Salad

Summer crunch Salad


Homemade Cookies

Lost and Found items?

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