Morning Notes

Friday 23 January

Whole school assembly: Monday morning

On Monday morning, we will have a whole school assembly. All students should go straight to the Stern Hall at 08.45 and sit in your Advisory Groups so that you can be registered.
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IB DP Subject selection interviews: Friday

Friday, Jan. 23rd, 10:45am


Friday 23th January in S02

10.50-11.10 Alex

11.10-11.30 Gwen

11.30-11.50 Dina Jackie


13.00-13.20 Andrew

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)

Dear Halcyon community,

Grade 8 would like to thank you all for your generously bringing in all your recycled "junk". We seem to have plenty of cardboard boxes.

We greatly need aluninium foil containers, plastic containers e.g. washing up liquid bottles, old shampoo bottles etc and especially tin cans. These are all going to be used towards their "junk Robots"

Many thanks from Grade 8

Upcoming Trip: Grade 6 British Museum

Monday, Jan. 26th, 12:30pm

Great Russell Street


Reminding Grade 6 about your Art and Humanities trip on Monday 26th January to the British Museum.

You will need:

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

We will take our art-books and drawing pencils too.

We will eat our lunch downstairs quickly and all meet in the reception at 12.30 sharp!

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

FRIDAY Lunchtime 1245-1320

1. The Fantasy 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)


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: Fortunately, the Milk . . .

Author: Neil Gaiman

Summary: ENHANCED EDITION - contains four videos and a completely glorious audio recording by Neil Gaiman of the entire book (not compatible with all devices).

You know what it's like when your mum goes away on a business trip and Dad's in charge. She leaves a really, really long list of what he's got to do. And the most important thing is DON'T FORGET TO GET THE MILK. Unfortunately, Dad forgets. So the next morning, before breakfast, he has to go to the corner shop, and this is the story of why it takes him a very, very long time to get back.

Featuring: Professor Steg (a time-travelling dinosaur), some green globby things, the Queen of the Pirates, the famed jewel that is the Eye of Splod, some wumpires, and a perfectly normal but very important carton of milk.

The award-laden, bestselling Neil Gaiman, author of 'The Ocean at the End of the Lane',' Stardust', 'Neverwhere', 'The Graveyard Book' and 'Coraline, 'brings his biggest ever publishing year to a spectacular conclusion with this gloriously entertaining novel about time-travel, dinosaurs, milk and dads.

Available: RM Books

Upcoming Sports Events

Jan 22nd - girls indoor football tournament (Grades 6-10)

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)

Homemade Flapjacks

Lunch Main:

Option 1

Vegetable Biryani

Rice And Peas (Gluten Free)

Option 2:

Spice Bean & Cucumber Wrap (Dairy Free)


Cream of Tomato Soup (Gluten Free)

Salad Bar:

Mixed Greens (Dairy Free/Gluten Free)

Crudite Platter (Dairy Free/Gluten Free)

Red Cabbage & Apple Salad (Dairy Free/Gluten Free)

Pasta Salad


Coconut Rice Pudding

Have a happy weekend!!

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!