Morning Notes

Thursday 04 February, 2016

UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge

The challenge is taking place TODAY!

Grades 8 - 9 extended maths and Grade 10 extended maths students should make their way to F03 and F04 immediately after advisory.

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.

Student Council Message

This is the form the Student Council mentioned in assembly. If you want anything to be looked at by the student council, please fill it in!

Thank you!

Lunch Clubs

Learning Space in B01

Art Drop in S02

MUN Club in T01

UKMT Grades 8-10 in F03

Off Campus

Thursday: Grades 7 and 11

Friday: Grade 11

Mother Tongue


Thomas Rigney in F01

Linus and Jonah in M01

Period 8

Gabriel and Elliot, French in F01

After School Activities

Homework Club in the Hub

Art Club in S02

MUN Club in T01

Basketball Club at SLC

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

Shepherd’s pie with leek and sweet potato cheese topping(GF)

Main Dish Option Three

Chow mein


Roasted onion soup

Salad Bar

Mixed salad

Four bean salad

Greek pasta salad

Israeli chopped salad

Hard boiled eggs


Mixed berries with creme fraiche

Seasonal fruits

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