Morning Notes

Friday 8 May

General Election News:

No quiz this morning but we will be back next week. Please take time to look at the results of the General Election to see how they differ from our school election.

G9 warming up for volleyball

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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.

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,


Halcyon Code Club

Calling all students interested in coding. We will start from the basics and go where we need to be - starting and scratch and moving into Python. Learn to hack MineCraft and make Steve do amazing things, compose your own music or even take part in a competition to get your code on the ISS (International Space Station)

When: Tuesday lunch
Where: FO3
What to bring: Raspberry Pi (if you have one), HDMI, USB and power cables and laptop (preferably not a MAC).

Halcyon Fun fact!

Did you know: the Halcyon School Building dates back to 1870.

Know a fun fact about Halcyon please SHARE with Mia.

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.

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.

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

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.

Off campus / park this week

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

FRIDAY Lunchtime 1245-1320

1. The Fantasy & Science Fiction Games Club with Ms Mills (S01)

2.Yearbook Club with Ms. Dutton (T02)

3. Homework Club (Lab)

4. Piano Lessons - (F04)

5. Newspaper Club (F03)

6. Origami Club (T02)

Today's menu:

Option 1:

Pasta Bake with Spring Vegetables *

Option 2:

Margherita Pizza


Avocado and Cherry tomato Sandwich


Mixed Salad

Greek Salad

Chickpea Pasta Salad

Summer crunch Salad


Chocolate Brownie

* Gluten free option available

Lost and Found items?

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