Morning Notes

Thursday 11 December

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Interested in a career in film?

If you are currently in grades 9 or 10 and are considering a career in film, cinematography, screenplay writing etc.? Please email Ms. McDonald or see her in FO3 to find out about open days at the MET film school. MET film school is the UK's answer to Hollywood and some of the top films from the UK have been produced and directed there.

PLP - Reminder!

  • Grade 6 Maths - Single lesson
  • Grade 7 Humanities - Single Lesson
  • Grade 8 Science - Single Lesson
  • Grade 9 English - Single Lesson
  • Rescheduled talk: Professor Matthew Fisher

    Friday, Dec. 12th, 12:45pm

    Halcyon hub

    At lunchtime on Friday 12th December, Professor Matthew Fisher from Imperial College London will be coming to speak to Halcyon about his charity 'Save the Frogs.' in the Hub. Amphibian extinctions are happening worldwide due to infections. Please come along!

    THURSDAY Lunchtime 1245-1320

    1. Parlez-vous Francais? French Conversation Club with Ms Aleu (F02)

    2. Model United Nations with Mr Jones (T01)

    3. "Mandarin Reader's club" (F04)

    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 (boys & girls)

    Feb 5th - indoor football session open to all students in Grades 9-10 (boys & girls).

    All events at 4-5pm at SLC.

    Secret Santa

    This is a list of the participants (so far) who have expressed interest in Secret Santa, all students on the list below, please come to Mrs. Zago's room F01 Thursday during morning break. If your name is not listed below, but would like to join, please come along on Thursday during morning break!









    Eric g8




















    Lucca B




    Sports Kit

    Please can all players in the Girls' Football Team return their red shirts by the end of this week. Please wash them and hand them in to Ms Mills by Friday at the very latest.


    Notice from the Holiday Committee:

    Hello, we are the holiday committee and we are raising awareness for a charity called Kids Company, which is a charity for poor children living in London. We would like to ask if you have any boxes or shoe boxes, if you could bring them into school and donate them. We will wrap them and send them to the charity. The charity will then fill them with presents and give them to the children. Thank you for your help!


    We would like to decorate our school, if you want to collaborate with us please bring either a decoration or some money to help us. Any religions decorations are welcome!

    Please give the items or the money to your advisor.

    Holiday Committee project

    One of the strand of the SA programme is building Halcyon community for this reason four of the members of the Holiday Committee are organising a Secret Santa for the whole school. If you like to participate please come a see Christine, Alexia, Catherine and Charlie S during morning break on Friday.

    Grade 9 & 10: please help Jackie with her Personal Project and fill in the below form:

    Christmas Jumper Day!

    Hello everyone! On the 12th of December, it is Christmas Jumper Day! This means that everyone must (if they want to) wear a Christmas jumper and donate at least £1. All the donations will go to the charity ‘Save the Children’. This event is hosted by them but in our school, it is hosted by Daphni in Grade 10. If you have any questions, contact Daphni.

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    Battery Recycling Box:

    Batteries are very dangerous for our environment and they are commonly used by us everyday and it is our job to recycle them. There is a brand new battery recycling box in the science lab, please bring in any used batteries and place them in the box.

    Book of Week

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    Title: The Shock of the Fall

    Author: Nathan Filer

    ‘I’ll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name’s Simon. I think you’re going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages he’ll be dead. And he was never the same after that.’
    This a book you can’t stop reading, which keep you up all night!
    The Shock of the Fall is an extraordinary portrait of one man’s descent into mental illness. It is a brave and groundbreaking novel from one of the most exciting new voices in fiction.
    Genre: Contemporary fiction, dealing with mental health issues.
    Available: A physical copy is available in The Hub

    SA project: Halcyon Family showcase

    If you want to collaborate in this important event write an email to Mrs. Zago. There are a lot of activities you can join!

    THURSDAY After-School 1545-1630

    1. Drama Club with Mrs Watson (Stern Hall)

    2. Homework Club (Hub)

    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.

    Thursday's Menu

    Morning Snack:

    Fresh Whole Fruit (Dairy/Gluten Free)

    Homemade Flapjacks


    Main Course:

    Vegetable Stir Fry with Tofu Rice Noodles (Gluten Free)


    Macaroni & Cheese


    Soup Option:

    Leek and Potato Soup (Gluten Free)

    Salads & Sides:

    Mixed Greens (Gluten/Dairy Free)

    Tomato & Olives (Gluten/Dairy Free)

    Cucumber & Mint Salad (Gluten/Dairy Free)

    Coleslaw (Gluten Free)


    Seasonal Fruits

    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!