Morning Notes

Monday 22 September

Update: the Stern Hall

Great news: the Stern Hall is up and running! You can now spend lunch time break in the Hall for games and table tennis!

Jeans for Genes Day

Well done to all: Halcyon raised over £110 for Genetic Disorders UK! Thank you to everyone to helped, your support really will make a difference!

Today's Activities/Locations - Check hub or office to see what activity you are registered for:

MONDAY Lunchtime 1235-1320

1. Student Council with Ms Fritz - Lab

2. Violin with Laura Virtanen (private tuition) - F01

3. Drama Club with Mrs Watson - F03

MONDAY After-School 1545-1630

1. Choir Club & Private Singing Lessons - F04

2. String Quartet - F01

3. Private Violin Lessons - F01

Lunchtime Park Schedule

The following Grade/s will be going to the park today:

Monday - Grade 6

Students not in Grade 6 who wish to visit the park may do so by signing up for any vacant places on a list at morning break (maximum 20 places) at reception.

Park group leaves at:


**All students going to the park will need to meet in the Hub for a prompt departure.

Remember to bring your sports and outdoor shoes for the Park!

Tuesday - Grade 7 & 8

Wednesday - Grade 6

Thursday - Grade 7 & 8

Friday - Grade 9 & 10

Grade 6 & 7 Science Study: Zoo Trip - Wednesday 24 September

Wednesday, Sep. 24th, 9:30am-3:30pm

London Zoo, London, United Kingdom

Grade 6 students will focus on animal adaptations and ecosystems while Grade 7 will be studying classification as they visit the zoo and take part in educational sessions taught by zoo experts.

Students will need to bring:

  • their Oyster card

  • comfortable walking shoes

  • a water proof

  • water bottle

  • and their charged ipad.

Students are also encouraged to bring a mobile phone if they have one. It is recommended that students bring a small backpack to carry their belongings as we will be doing a lot of walking. A packed lunch will be provided by the school but students may want to bring a small amount of money for a hot drink or ice cream.

Grade 10: Tate Britain Trip - Wednesday 24 September

Wednesday, Sep. 24th, 12:30-3:30pm


Grade 10 will be visiting the Tate Britain to research sculptors like Henry Moore as well as the 19th century figure painters, which is part of their unit "Figure It Out". Students will be using their iPads to take photographs and will annotate these on their bamboo app.

Students will need:

  • their topped up Oyster cards

  • their art book

  • their iPads

  • money to buy a postcard or a snack.

Important: Digital News

The Halcyon Digital Edit: If you need help with any of the information below, please email:

iOS and OSX updates:

Please be aware that several operating updates have been released for your iPad, iPhone, and Macbook. We ask that all of these updates be done at home. After you complete the update it is important to do any further individual updates to your apps as this will give you the best user experience.

iTunes U iPad App: If your iTunes U courses are not updating with the latest information from your teacher be sure the "sync notes" button located in the settings is enabled by making it green.

You have Mail!

Students please remember to check your Halcyon student gmail on a daily basis. Be sure you have this synced on your iPad in the iOS mail app.

Halcyon Guest Speakers - Susan Pollack

Tuesday, Sep. 30th, 3:45pm

33 Seymour Pl

On Tuesday 30 September, Susan Pollack, a Hungarian Jew who survived Auschwitz concentration camp will be coming to speak at Halcyon. The opportunity to hear her talk is open to students in Grades 9 and 10, Halcyon staff and Halcyon parents. The talk will take place in the Hub from 3.45pm. Please contact if you have any questions.

Halcyon Guest Speakers: Javier Sanchez

Friday, Oct. 3rd, 12:30pm

Halcyon Hub

We are delighted that as part of the Halcyon Guest Speakers programme, Javier Sanchez, father of Celia and Andres will be addressing students on the subject of marketing and advertising. Javier speaks from his experience in working for Coca Cola. This talk is open to all students.

Monday's Menu

Main Course:

Vegetable Risotto (Gluten Free)


Spinach & Onion Quiche with garnish


Sandwich Option:

Egg mayonnaise roll

Salads & Sides:

Couscous Salad Coleslaw (Gluten Free/Dairy Free)

Tomato & Cucumber Salad (Gluten Free/Dairy Free)

Mixed Salad (Gluten Free/Dairy Free)


Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Custard

Please come back for a second helping if you are hungry!

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!