Morning Notes

Tuesday 09 February, 2016

PSHE Today

Grade 6: Typing Sessions, T01

Grade 7: Digital Citizenship, S01

Grade 8: Digital Citizenship, F04

Grade 9: Digital Citizenship, B01

Grade 10: Vicky presenting on her Personal Project, F02

Grade 10 Personal Project Report Writing Support

Location: in the Hub

Time: 1535 to 1630

Dates: Tuesday 09 February, Wednesday 10 February and Thursday 11 February

All Grade 10 students are invited to attend Learning Space after school for moral and technical support with their personal project reports. Ms Fritz and Pat will be available to advise and we can offer each other support and company while we work.

ISA Testing for MYP Students

0900-1220 Wednesday 10 February, ISA Tests Part 1 - Grades 6-10 (testing starts after advisory)

0905-1135 Thursday 11 February, ISA Tests Part 2 - Grades 6-10 (testing starts after assembly)

1135-1230 Thursday 11 February, ISA Science tests - Grades 7-10

Classes take place as normal after the testing.

The ISA tests are standardised tests in mathematics, reading, and writing and science from Grade 7. At Halcyon, teachers use the results of the tests to help plan the curriculum to meet your individual needs. A copy of your test results is sent home, but the results do not affect your MYP grades or term reports. You do not need to study for these tests.

The ISA tests are online tests that can be taken on an iPad or on a laptop. You do not need to bring any special materials but will need a fully charged device and you may like to use a keyboard with your iPad if you have one. If your first language is not English, you may use a translating dictionary and you should bring a paper dictionary to the test as you will not be able to access electronic dictionaries. You may use your TINspire iPad calculator or any other calculator on the math test. You cannot share dictionaries or calculators.

Each test lasts about 45 minutes but the tests are not time limited - you may continue working longer. Students who qualify for extra time in examinations will be encouraged to use the time they need. There are breaks between each test and healthy snacks and drinks will be provided during the breaks. You may also bring a filled water bottle to the tests.

You will have a practice trial of the tests in a math, science and English class during the week of 01 February. The purpose of the practice is to get used to the online format and the style of the questions. These practice tests are not marked and do not affect your final results.

Message from the Yearbook Committee

Dear Staff, Teachers, and Students,

Can everyone please create an account on and register with the keyword Victimiser24 by this Wednesday 10 February.

Please be reminded that the profile page has to be completed by end of half term, 19 Feb 2015. If you don't, look forward to your new profile that will be completed by yours truly. You have been warned!

The Yearbook Committee

Politics Society: Cancelled

Tomorrow's politics society is unfortunately cancelled due to logistical issues.

Sushi Making Class

Dear Students,

On Saturday 27 February, there will be a sushi making class for Grades 6-11. In this sushi making class you will learn how to make several different types of sushi (vegetarian and non vegetarian). It will take place in the Yo Sushi that is on Kensington High street, from 1000 to 1200. It will be £25 for each student, if you want to join please sign up here. If you have any questions please contact Allegra Beck ( by 12 February. Be quick, because only 15 people can join and three places are already taken.



Valentine's Day

Ms Ranson's advisory ask you to fill out this form if you are interested in buying chocolate for yourself or someone else for Valentine's Day!

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Lunch Clubs

Halcyon Ezine Club in F02

Learning Club in B01

Youth Speaks in T02

UKMT Grades 6 - 7 in F03

Drama Club in the Council Room

Off Campus

Tuesday: Grades 7 and 11

Wednesday: Grades 10 and 11

Thursday: Grades 9 and 11

Friday: Grade 11

Mother Tongue


Maga and Allegra, German in F01

Akira, Japanese in F02

Gabriel and Elliott, French in M02

Martina and Mathilde, Italian in S01

Periods 6 and 7

Alex, Swedish in the Hub

Nathan, German in the Hub

Scott and Eveline, Spanish in S02

Fra, Italian in S02

Thomas, French in the Room of Prayer

After School Clubs

Homework Club in the Hub

Drama Club in the Stern Hall

Piano Lessons


Fra, with Nick Pope in F04


Sasha, Nick Pope in F04

Today's Lunch Menu

Main Dish Option One

Lentil and vegetable curry with basmati rice and naan bread (GF)

Main Dish Option Three

Macaroni cheese pie


Minestrone soup

Salad Bar

Mixed salad

Chinese noodle salad

Kale salad

Hard boiled eggs


Pumpkin pie

Vanilla ice-cream

Seasonal fruits

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