Friday 14 November
Halcyon Guest Speaker: Steve Whiffen on environmental activism
Friday, Nov. 14th, 12:45pm
All Students : Get ready for your close up!
Rachel Green in Grade 10 is making 2 short films for new parents and students about what it is like being a Halcyon student.
She will be filming (and photographing) around the school over the next 4 weeks starting this Monday.
Filming will be done all around the school so please be aware of your behaviour when you see her with her camera!
If you would like to be specifically interviewed please come and find her whenever to let her know so it can be organised :)
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.
UPCOMING TRIP: Grade 8 Drama Students to Ambassador's Theatre
Friday, Nov. 14th, 1:45-4:30pm
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.
*** Girls Football Fixtures ***
Girls G7-8 v Dwight School London
Thursday 20 November. Details to follow.
Girls v KFA
Thursday 4 December kickoff 1500 at King Fahad Academy.
*** 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.
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
FRIDAY Lunchtime 1245-1320
1.Photography Club with Mrs McDonald
2. Action & Service Club with Mrs Zago
3. The Fantasy Games Club with Ms Mills.
Tuesday 18 November: Half-Day
Due to staff inservice training on Tuesday 18 November, students will be dismissed from school after Period 4, at 12.20. While snack will be served as usual at 1030, lunch will not be provided to students. Normal school resumes on Wednesday 19 November.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Grade 10: Step One Career Testing
First ‘step’ Friday 21 November Periods 1-4 in FO3
Halcyon is very pleased to announce that Step One Career Testing for our Grade 10 students will take place on the morning of Friday 21 November. Step One Career Testing will be an integral part of our Careers programme and our subject selection counselling process for students selecting their IB Diploma Programme subjects. Each student will complete an online questionnaire (scheduled for 2 ½ hours). The questionnaire attempts to identify students’ strengths, weaknesses, and main areas of interest.
Please come back for seconds!
Fresh Whole Fruit (Dairy/Gluten Free)
Bean Chilli Con Veggie Carne on Quinoa (Gluten Free)
Pasta Bake with Ricotta and Mozzarella (Gluten Free)
Vegetarian Style Minestrone Soup (Gluten Free)
Salads & Sides:
Mixed Greens (Dairy/Gluten Free)
Tomato, cucumber & Basil Salad (Dairy/Gluten Free)
Greek Salad (Gluten Free)
Banana and Custard Pots
Lost and Found items?
Talk @ Halcyon
In addition to email@example.com, 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!