Morning Notes

Friday 05 February, 2016

Students Please Note: There is now a barrier covering the top stairwell and a motion detector covering the area. For health and safety reasons students are not allowed past the barrier. Thank you!

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.

Lunch Clubs

Student Council in B01

Running Club

Off Campus

Friday: Grade 11

Off Campus Next Week

Monday: Grades 8 and 11

Tuesday: Grades 7 and 11

Wednesday: Grades 10 and 11

Thursday: Grades 9 and 11

Friday: Grade 11

Mother Tongue

Cosmo and Maddie, French in F01

Alex, Swedish in F02

Nathan, German in M02

Scott and Eveline, Spanish in S02

Students and Staff: please remember to tidy the tables in the canteen once you've finished eating. Thank you!

Today's Lunch Menu

Main Dish Option One

Winter vegetable pie (GF)

Main Dish Option Three

Roasted vegetable, lack olive and basil pizza


Butter bean and sage soup

Salad Bar

Mixed salad

Sweetcorn salad

Quinoa feta and pomegranate salad

Cucumber salad

Hard boiled eggs


Chocolate brownie

Seasonal fruits

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