Morning Notes

Monday 26 January

Football Results

Congratulations to Gwen's team for winning the football last week!

The staff team also played well and finished 2nd.

Thanks to all who participated in a fun event.

Trip: Grade 6 British Museum

Monday, Jan. 26th, 12:30pm

Great Russell Street


Grade 6 please go to the canteen for your lunch straight after your PE lesson (end period 4) to eat your food. We need to all meet in the Reception area at 12.30.

You will need:

  • your iPad fully charged
  • topped up Oyster cards
  • warm clothing
  • comfortable shoes.

I will bring the task sheets and pencils/erasers/ for writing and drawing.

Ms. Cooke and Mrs. Dance will be waiting for you at Reception.

Upcoming Sports Fixtures:

Tuesday 27th January: Boys' Basketball Match away to KFA (depart 1.20pm)

Wednesday 28th January: Girls' Indoor Football Match away to KFA (depart 2.10pm)

Good luck to both teams!

Mr. Byrne

Grade 7 Canned and Perishable Food Drive

The Grade 7 Students would like to collect canned/perishable foods.

There are 13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK.

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust food banks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.

In 2013-14 food banks fed 913,138 people nationwide. Of those helped, 330,205 were children.

Please bring items like the ones listed below:

Milk (UHT or powdered),


Fruit juice (carton)


Pasta Sauces,

Tomatoes (tinned),

Cereals, R

Ice pudding (tinned),

Teabags/Instant Coffee,

Instant Mash Potato,


Tinned meat/fish,

Tinned Fruit,


Biscuits or snack bars.

**Food will be sent off on Friday 13 February, so please bring items into reception.

Please could you help me by signing my petition?

I just signed the petition "Rt Hon David Cameron MP: Close Down London Zoo" and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.

Our goal is to reach 100 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition below.

Thank you!

Alexia (Grade 6)

Upcoming Trip: Grade 6 Backstage Theatre Tour at Drury Lane Theatre

Wednesday, Jan. 28th, 9:45am-12pm

Catherine Street

Since 1663 the Theatre Royal Drury Lane has provided entertainment for the masses and has been visited by every monarch since the Restoration.

The theatre has not one, but two, royal boxes and it was here that the public first heard both the National Anthem and Rule Britannia. Previous buildings were managed by the great actor David Garrick and the famous playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan and the current, fourth, building was opened in 1812.

Students will need to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes

  • Coat

  • Topped up Oyster Card

Girls' Football Fixture @ KFA

Wednesday, Jan. 28th, 2:15-4:45pm

The King Fahad Academy, London, United Kingdom

A girls' squad of 7 (G6-10) to depart here at 2.10pm. Students to be back at Halcyon at around 4.45pm.

Extra-Curricular Activities

MONDAY Lunchtime 1245-1320

1. Student Council with Ms Fritz (S01)

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

3. Drama Club with Mrs Watson (T01)

4. Homework Club (rota) (Lab)

MONDAY After-School 1545-1630

1. Choir Club & Private Singing Lessons (F04)

2. String Quartet (F01)

3. Elite Table Tennis Academy (Stern Hall)


Please ensure that you are wearing your lanyard at all times whilst at school. Further you MUST remember hand it back to Emily at the end of the day.

Thank you!

Book of the Week

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Title: Holes

Author: Louis Sachar

Summary:Stanley Yelnat's family has a history of bad luck going back generations, so he is not too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre. Nor is he very surprised when he is told that his daily labour at the camp is to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, and report anything that he finds in that hole. The warden claims that it is character building, but this is a lie and Stanley must dig up the truth.

In this wonderfully inventive, compelling novel that is both serious and funny, Louis Sachar has created a masterpiece that will leave all readers amazed and delighted by the author's narrative flair and brilliantly handled plot.
Available: RM Books

Upcoming Sports Events

Jan 29th - indoor football session open to all students in Grades 6-8 (co-ed)

Feb 5th - indoor football session open to all students in Grades 9-10 (co-ed).

All events at 4-5pm at SLC.

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.

Menu: Snack & Lunch


Fresh Whole Fruit (Dairy Free/Gluten Free)

Cereal Bars

Lunch Main:

Option 1

Cheese & Spring onion Potato Boats (Gluten Free)

Option 2:

Vegetable Fajitas with Tofu and Tomato Salsa


Mixed Vegetable Soup with Quinoa (Gluten Free)

Salad Bar:

Mixed Greens (Dairy Free/Gluten Free)

Tomato & Basil (Dairy Free/Gluten Free)

Crudite Platter (Dairy Free/Gluten Free)

Carrots & Sultana Salad (Dairy Free/Gluten Free)


Apple & Cinnamon Sponge with Custard

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!