Thursday 4 June
PLEASE WELCOME NATASHA FLETCHER
Which Book will Triumph
Grade 6X and 6Y have spent the last six weeks writing a book each:
- 6X: "Monsters Need Heroes Too"
- 6Y: "The Canteen Invasion"
They now need you, Halcyon Students, to vote for which you think is better. It's easy to do:
1) Read each of the books (This takes around 10 minutes each).
2) Vote for your favourite using the form sent to you (before Wednesday).
3) Wait to see if you're the lucky winner of the iTunes Gift Card!
The winning class will be announced on Thursday, 4 June 2015.
Have a question? Please see Mrs. Jones.
Everyone Welcome for Viewing: Grade 9 Visual Arts and English Interactive Installation based on conflict
Date: Thursday 4 June
At 15.00 onwards, all students, staff and parents are welcome to join Grade 9 in the canteen to explore and appreciate their fantastic and exciting installation.
This installation is based on their IDU unit in Visual Arts and English called "conflict", which they are expressing in response to the novel "Persepolis" and conflict artists that they researched earlier in the term.
Please come along!
HPC Supports Grade 9 Students Fundraiser
Thursday 4 June
The HPC will be working with the Grade 9 students on a sale of hand-made printed textile book bags that were created in Art this year. The funds raised during the sale will go to a charity called "Kutal, Nepal Shelter Relief.” This charity is working to build homes for earthquake victims. Please support the sale when you are at school on Thursday 4 June for the Interactive Installation based on conflict from 1500-1630.
Jump off - for the British Heart Foundation
Anyone wishing to enter (as a single, pair, or team entry) must perform a one minute skipping/ jump rope routine. The best routine will win! There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
In order to take part, a completed sponsor form and sponsorship money must be paid before or at the event. Sponsorship forms are available from Ms Mills or Ms Watson.
Reminder: Scotland Trip
Reminder: Next week all students will be going to Loch Eli, Scotland!
Departure: (All Grades) Monday 8 June
0515 from Halcyon (All students should arrive at school 15 minutes before departure).
Return: Grade 6 and 7 Friday 12 June
1730 at London City Airport - Flight number BA8727
Return: Grade 8, 9 and 10 Friday 12 June
1900 at London City Airport - Flight number BA2213
Students will be developing their IB core and addressing the key IB areas of communication, holistic learning and intercultural awareness. The Outward Bound Centre in Loch Eil, Scotland, was founded by Kurt Hahn one of the original founders of the IB. Hahn's main educational philosophies were based around the individual as a learner and the development of their civic responsibilities; he wanted active individuals “who felt responsible for the welfare and progress of society” (Knoll, 2011). As such our trip will concentrate on developing areas of the IB Learner Profile. The students will get to grips with the environment around them and participate in a range of challenging activities such as hiking, rock climbing, kayaking and environmental work.
What to pack?
Check out the weather INVERNESS:
Who loves icecream?
Monday, June 16th. (After Scotland Trip)
Go out for Ice cream!! Pay £1 and bring your own money to purchase an ice cream from Sainsbury's! The money raised will go to Oxfam, Save the Earth.
Sign up Here: Link to Sign up
Fire & Intruder Alarm Test - Reminder @ Weekly from 10:30 to 10:35 on Thursday
IB Diploma Programme taster day
On Thursday 25 June our grade 10 students will have the opportunity to try of the Halcyon IB diploma programme. That day they will enjoy a test of the key components such as Theory of Knowledge, Creativity, Activity and Service and the Extended Essay. They will also enjoy samples of activities and lessons of the six groups of subjects and to explore University options.
If you are in grade 10 and have a question please see Mrs. Zago.
Notice from the catering corner:
Mandarin Assessment Support:
Mandarin class students should see Ms Lin during lunch break this week if they need support for homework and the forthcoming assessments. F04.
REMINDER: IBMYP Graduation Celebration for Grade 10 Students and Parents
Date: Friday 5 June 2015
1330 -1400 Reception for Grade 10 parents and students
1400-1530 IBMYP Graduation ceremony
Location: Stern Hall
Teachers, students, families and friends are welcome - we hope you can make it!
Guest of Honour at the Graduation Celebration will be Mr Colin Bell, CEO of COBIS.
Service As Action
Help at lunch in Stern Hall to fold donated clothes for homeless people.
This week: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Spring is HERE! Check out the weather forecast:
Off campus this week
Thursday - Grade 7 and 8 off Campus
Friday - Park sign up
Message from Sharon Jewell:
Below you will find the dates I am in for the remainder of the Term:
Tue 16 June
Tue 23 June
You can now book to see me just before or after school on Tuesdays (and the one Friday) or at lunch time. If these times work better for you just specify that in your email to me and I will do my best to accommodate you.
You can self refer to speak to me in private about anything that is worrying or upsetting you. Just sent me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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. Homework Club (Hub)
3. School wide sports club at SLC (4-5)
4. Youth Speaks - Junior Team (F03)
Jacket Potato with Beans and Cheese GF
Falafel Burgers with salad in Pitta Bread with Yogurt dressing
Cream Cheese Tomato Bagel
Three Bean Salad
Greek Pasta Salad
Sweet Potato Salad