Morning Notes

Monday 8 December

Happy belated birthday to...

Victoria in Grade 9! Hope you had a wonderful day and we wish you a fantastic year!
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Grade 10 Step 1 - Interview schedule

Dear Grade 10,

Your Step 1 tests are today in the Bob Shafritz Library on the Mezz floor. Ms. McDonald will assist you with finding the space, should you have any questions.

0850-0930 - Zack Dellal

0935-1015 - Jackie Gerdne

1015-1030 - BREAK

1035-1115 - Rachel Green

1120-1200 - Dylan Holmes

1200-1240 - LUNCH

1245-1325 - Andrew Koetsier

1330-1410- Daphni Linenberg

1415-1455- Isla Mathieson

1500-1540- Celia Sanchez Ylla

Notice from the Holiday Committee:

Hello, we are the holiday committee and we are raising awareness for a charity called Kids Company, which is a charity for poor children living in London. We would like to ask if you have any boxes or shoe boxes, if you could bring them into school and donate them. We will wrap them and send them to the charity. The charity will then fill them with presents and give them to the children. Thank you for your help!


We would like to decorate our school, if you want to collaborate with us please bring either a decoration or some money to help us. Any religions decorations are welcome!

Please give the items or the money to your advisor.

Holiday Committee project

One of the strand of the SA programme is building Halcyon community for this reason four of the members of the Holiday Committee are organising a Secret Santa for the whole school. If you like to participate please come a see Christine, Alexia, Catherine and Charlie S during morning break on Friday.

Here are the quiz results:

This week was a four way tie for first with a number of teams getting two points out of six. The answers are copied at the bottom of the message. I think we all need to start picking up that newspaper in the morning and evenings!

With one quiz to go the current overall standings are:

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Thanks Grade 9!

Thank you to all who made Antonia's Taster Day fantastic!

Halcyon International Family Showcase

Any student is interest in make Christmassy background music playlist for the event?

Please contact Mrs Zago ASAP

Grade 9 & 10: please help Jackie with her Personal Project and fill in the below form:

Christmas Jumper Day!

Hello everyone! On the 12th of December, it is Christmas Jumper Day! This means that everyone must (if they want to) wear a Christmas jumper and donate at least £1. All the donations will go to the charity ‘Save the Children’. This event is hosted by them but in our school, it is hosted by Daphni in Grade 10. If you have any questions, contact Daphni.

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Battery Recycling Box:

Batteries are very dangerous for our environment and they are commonly used by us everyday and it is our job to recycle them. There is a brand new battery recycling box in the science lab, please bring in any used batteries and place them in the box.

Reminder: Wednesday 10 December - arrangements

The Hall will be closed on Wednesday 10 December. Arrangements for lunchtime activities are as follows:

- 20 students can sign up for Park (please sign up with Emily at reception)

Please note, there is no table tennis next week.

Book of Week

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Title: The Shock of the Fall

Author: Nathan Filer

‘I’ll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name’s Simon. I think you’re going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages he’ll be dead. And he was never the same after that.’
This a book you can’t stop reading, which keep you up all night!
The Shock of the Fall is an extraordinary portrait of one man’s descent into mental illness. It is a brave and groundbreaking novel from one of the most exciting new voices in fiction.
Genre: Contemporary fiction, dealing with mental health issues.
Available: A physical copy is available in The Hub

SA project: Halcyon Family showcase

If you want to collaborate in this important event write an email to Mrs. Zago. There are a lot of activities you can join!

MONDAY Lunchtime 1245-1320

1. Student Council with Ms Fritz (Lab)

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

3. Drama Club with Mrs Watson (T01)

4. Action & Service Club with Mrs Zago (F03)

MONDAY After-School 1545-1630

1. Choir Club & Private Singing Lessons (F04)

2. String Quartet (F01)

3. Drama Rehearsal (Hall)

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

Please come back for seconds!

Thank you,


Monday's Menu

Morning Snack:

Fresh Whole Fruit (Dairy/Gluten Free)

Cheese and Crackers


Main Course:

Cheese & Pepper Pasta (Gluten Free)


Margherita Pizza


Soup Option:

Tuscan Bean Soup (Gluten Free)

Salads & Sides:

Mixed Greens (Dairy/Gluten Free)

Tomato & Cucumber (Dairy/Gluten Free)

Carrot & Sultana (Dairy/Gluten Free)

Green Beans with Lemon (Dairy/Gluten Free)


Spiced Banana & Sultana Cake

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!