Morning Notes

Thursday 7 May

A Message from Sharon Jewell, School Counsellor:

Dear Students

You can self refer to speak to me in private about anything that is worrying or upsetting you. Just send 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.

International Student Identity Cards -

Hello everybody,

I would like to order the Student ID card sometime this week. I have not received the payment from many students. Would the following students (if they still want an ID card) who requested for one please bring £8 pounds by today or tomorrow.

If you don't wish to order a card anymore, don't bring the money by Friday and I will take your name off the list.

If you have any questions, come see me anytime or email me.

6th Grade:

Jeffrey Wang

Catherine Dellal

Jonah Kramer

Linus Kramer

7th Grade:

Akira Schroeder

Gabriel Garcia

Cameron Morgan

Charlie Powell

Sabrina Ciauri

Andres Sanchez

8th Grade:

Maria Berni

Lucy Lund

10th Grade:

Celia Sanchez Ylla

Thank you,


Socks & Underwear Drive!

Hello. I am Annemarie in Grade 6. I am doing a socks and underwear drive where I am collecting NEW socks and underwear. They can be any size. The drive will be going on from April 20 - May 15. I will put a labeled cart where you can drop the items off by Emily's desk. The socks and underwear will go to the West London Synagogues's Homeless programme. There will be a guest speaker coming in to talk about the programme.

Football Club on Thursdays

There are still spaces for Thursday's Football Club (Girls AND BOYS mixed).

If you didn't get to play in the match last night, why not come along to Thursday's session?

We'd really love to see some new players, old players, boys and girls - and all abilities are welcome!

The bus leaves Halcyon at 15.45 to go the training ground. At 17.00, Students can make their own way home from the Westway Sports Centre (nearest station: Ladbroke Grove) or they can be accompanied on the Tube (Oyster Card needed), arriving back to school at 17.30.

We also have a very impressive new football, which is still begging to be played with!

Reminder: Fire & Intruder Alarm Test - 10.30

The Fire & Intruder Alarm Test will sound from 10:30 to 10:35 - Today.

You will not need to evacuate the building unless the alarm continues to sound.

GIN Club members:

GIN club please meet at lunchtime in S01.

Interested in debate?

Interested in debate; tired of adults making inept decisions; do you struggle with the important issues; is it 'education, education, education' or do you believe it is 'the economy stupid'; do you say 'yes we can' more than Obama, are you interested in making a stand and making a change.

Everyone has to start somewhere, start today after school with model united nations club. Everyone is welcome and you could get the opportunity to debate at Halcyon MUN.

Upcoming trip: Grade 8 Trip - Tate Modern

Tuesday, May 12th, 12:15-3:30pm


Departure: 12.15

Return: 15.30

Grade 8 will be visiting the Tate Modern, to explore Surrealist art-works within the Dreams and Poetry section. This will give the students the opportunity to investigate the characteristics of this genre, giving the students source material for their written research and to make connections to their own pieces for their unit called "Dreams are made of this"

We will be leaving at 12.15 on Tuesday 12th May 2015 travelling on the Cenrtal line to St. Pauls and returning at 3.30pm to the school. Students will be provided with a packed lunch.

Please could students wear comfortable shoes and jacket, bring a topped up oyster card, a fully charged iPad and some money for an extra snack at the Gallery.

To Grade 10 students!

View all courses

Dear FutureLearner,

We’ve just teamed up with 11 of our partner universities, to offer a range of free online courses for young adults, called FutureLearn Choices, starting in June.

The courses offer 16 to 19 year olds the chance to:

  • try out new subjects: such as coding, robotics or forensic science, to get a taste of a degree or career in the field

  • make a great university application: with advice on writing personal statements and preparing for interviews

  • get ready for university: by gaining skills such as critical thinking or the advanced maths that’s required for degree-level study.

You can find out more and join any of the courses at:

Are you a parent? Please share this email or the link above with your children.

Are you a teacher? Please help us spread the word among your students. You could share this email or the link above; discuss it with your class; hold an assembly; or take a course as a group. If you’d like our help, email

Happy learning,

Lily and the FutureLearn Team

P.S. Want to know more? Read our blog post.

Thank you Halcyon Ambassadors!

If you would like to be an Ambassador for our 02 June Open House, please contact Mia.

Upcoming trip: Grade 6 Trip - British Museum

Wednesday, May 13th, 10:30am-1:15pm

Great Russell Street

Depart: 10.30

Return: 13.15

Grade 6 X+Y will be visit the British Museum on Wednesday 13th May travelling by tube to Holborn. Students will be looking at Mythological Masks in the African, Sri Lankan and Mexican sections. Students will have the opportunity to explore the different shapes, textures and colours that the different cultures expressed through their Masks, giving them inspiration for their own Masks!

We will leave at 10.30am and return to the school at 1.15pm. Students will be provided with a packed lunch.

Please could students bring a fully charged iPad, a fully topped up Oyster card and wear comfortable shoes and a jacket and some money for an extra snack.

Halcyon Musical Showcase: 1 June 2015

All student musicians are invited to participate in the Musical Showcase during the afternoon School Assembly on Monday the 1st of June. Select a favourite piece of music or form a duo with a friend and prepare to share your talent! Many of you have already signed up. Practice and planning for duo groups is this Wednesday (today) the 6th at lunchtime from 12:50 - 1:20 and Thursday the 7th from 12:20 - 1:20. Room F04 on the first floor. I will look forward to listening to your ideas and practicing with you. Cathy Smith

Off campus / park this week

Thursday - Grade 7/8 off Campus

Friday - Grade 9/10 off Campus

Off-campus: Sign up for NEXT week 11/05/2015

Off Campus Sign up Term Three 2014/15

DEADLINE: Please sign up for next week off campus by 08/05/2015 at 15.00.

Spring is HERE! Check out the weather forecast:

Extra-Curricular Activities

THURSDAY Lunchtime 1245-1320

1. Parlez-vous Francais? French Conversation Club with Ms Aleu (F01)

2. Global Issues Network with Ms. Cooke (S01)

3. Mandarin Beginners Club (S02)

4. Homework Club (Lab)

5. Action and Service Club (Hub)

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

THURSDAY After-School 1545-1630

1. Football Club (co-ed) with Ms Mills

2. Drama Club with Mrs Watson (Stern Hall)

3. Homework Club (Hub)

4. School wide sports club at SLC (4-5)

5. Youth Speaks - Junior Team (F03)

Today's menu:

Option 1:

Grilled Vegetables Kebab With Halloumi cheese GF

Option 2:

Carrots and Hummus Roll up DF


Cream Cheese Tomato Bagel


Mixed Salad

Greek Chickpea Salad

Rainbow Fruit Salad

Cucumber and Feta Salad


Seasonal Fruits orYogurts

Lost and Found items?

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