Morning Notes

Wednesday 3 December

International Family showcase

List of volunteers






Charlie P



Charlie S











Please go to T01 for a meeting with Mrs Zago. If anyone else want to collaborate in this event will be more than welcome to attend this meeting.

Can the following students please meet with Ms. McDonald after advisory:





Lucca T



Thank you!

Student Council:

We are sure that everyone is getting excited about the first ever Halcyon student council elections that will be happening soon. If you are interested in learning more about some of the candidates and what they plan to bring to the Halcyon student body if they are elected or if you have any ideas for the student council we highly recommend that you join Fra and Alexi in the hub today at break time. Coming to this discussion will allow for you to make an educated decision on who you are voting for and will hopefully allow for you to think about what changes you would like the student council to make. Students who are on the fence about going or not going to the meeting should note that there will be treats involved.

Thank you in advanced,
Alexi and Fra

Upcoming Speaker: Professor Fisher

Thursday, Dec. 4th, 12:45pm

Halcyon hub

At lunchtime on Thursday 4th 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!

Taster Day Student: Friday 5 December

To all Grade 9 students:

Antonia Guy, a prospective student, will be coming in to Halcyon for a 1/2 day taster day from 0830-1320 on Friday 5 December.

If you would like to be her buddy, please stop by the office and speak to Mia!

Many thanks!

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

Global Issues Network:

The Halcyon Global Issues Network, in partnership with the Forrester Court Care Home, is assisting in the creation of a community garden for the home's residents, but needs tools to clear the garden. If any families would like to loan the club gardening tools, including hoes, rakes, and shears, on Wednesday 3 December, please bring send them in with your child on either Tuesday or Wednesday. Thank you!

Nate Stumpff

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.

Upcoming Bake Sale

Friday, Dec. 5th, 10:30am

Halcyon Canteen

On Friday 5 December, there will be a bake sale at morning break in the canteen. The money raised will go to the World HorseWelfare charity. This charity helps horses that have been neglected by their owners.

PLP Rotation update:

The PLP first rotation comes to an end this week. The next rotation is as follows and effects the following single periods for the following grades:

  • Grade 6 Maths Single lesson
  • Grade 7 Humanities Single Lesson
  • Grade 8 Science Single Lesson
  • Grade 9 English Single Lesson

  • This rotation will run for the last week and a half of this term and then the first seven weeks of next term.

    Halcyon Holiday Committee

    Mrs. Zago is recruiting members for the Halcyon Holiday Committee as part of the AS programme. If you are interested please send her an email with your name, your email address and your grade.

    Reminder - No more football club this term

    We are on winter break. Season 2 will run February - June for boys and girls.

    Thanks to all who played in an enjoyable season 1!

    Me Byrne & Ms. Mills

    Student Council Elections

    Student Council Elections

    Have you always dreamed of being a part of a student council? Maybe you have never even given a thought to student council but you have ideas for making Halcyon the best school ever. Then you should run for student council. The student council planning committee is happy to announce that the Halcyon student council election will FINALLY be getting underway! Our student council will need:

    a Secretary; keeps minutes of all topics discussed during meetings and helps organise meetings

    a Treasurer; keeps track of the budget of the student council and keeps track of the amount of money spent by the student council

    a Vice President; assists the president and steps in for the president if he/she is not present

    and a President; chairs the weekly meetings, sets deadlines and meets with the faculty.

    The four elected student council members will run the voluntary lunchtime student council committee meeting. The student council committee will continue to be open to any interested students who sign up and commit to regular participation.

    You may start your campaign as soon as finish reading through this notice. Representatives will be campaigning until Friday the 12th of December. It will be up to you to plan out your campaign, this could include making campaign posters, planning out time for you to speak to advisories or any other ideas you can come up with. On the 12th of December all of the candidates will be given 3- 5 minutes to speak, show a video, a presentation or anything they would like. This will be the last element of every candidate’s campaign as voting will follow the presentations. Anyone may run for any of the positions, regardless of grade.

    If you would like to run for any position you must fill out the google form before Monday the third. If you would like to be a part of the student council but don't feel that you are ready for such a large responsibility there will also be a committee that anyone and everyone can join that will work alongside the four student council representatives to make our school the best it can be. To reiterate:

    Campaign starts: right now!

    Submission for candidacy due: 3/12/14

    Presentations: 12/12/14

    **Please use the form below**

    Google Hangout!

    Next week students will have a chance to connect with students from another school from Google Hangouts. Students will have a chance to interview students from Glyn School, in Surrey, to find out about their school experience. Glyn School is a boys comprehensive state school, teaching the national curriculum. They have adopted Google Apps, but have limited access to devices. Their school has 1600 pupils, so is slightly different to ours!

    If you would like to find out more information, please speak to Ms. Dutton.

    Date: Wednesday 3 December

    Time: lunch time in the Hub!

    Halcyon Basketball Fixtures

    The boys have a basketball fixture vs ICS on Weds 3rd December at 4pm in Paddington.

    The girls home basketball fixture vs KFA is scheduled for late January. Date TBC

    Book of Week

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    Title: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban

    Author: Malala Yousafzai

    Summary: The bestselling memoir of youngest ever NOBEL PRIZE winner, Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who stood up to the Taliban.

    Genre: Non-fiction

    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!

    WEDNESDAY Lunchtime 1245-1320

    1. Art Club (S02)

    2. Science Club for Grades 6-8 with Ms Fritz (Lab)

    3. Film Club for Grades 9 and 10 with Mrs Zago (T01)

    4. Drama Club (F02)

    5. Homework Club (Lab)

    WEDNESDAY After-School 1545-1630

    1. Table Tennis Academy (Stern Hall)

    2. Global Issues Network with Ms Cooke (S01)

    3. Homework Club (Hub)

    **Update: Girls' Football**

    Postponed: Girls v KFA - Thursday 4 December at King Fahad Academy; TBC for March.

    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.

    Grade 9 Drama Trip to Tour National Theatre and Southbank

    Thursday, Dec. 4th, 10:30am-2:45pm

    National Theatre, Upper Ground, London, United Kingdom

    The Grade 9 Students will take a short, informal walking tour of The Royal Festival Hall and Hayward Gallery. The students will then be taking an official back stage tour of the National Theatre, which currently has 4 stages within it's building space.

    Catering Corner

    Please come back for seconds!

    Thank you,


    Wednesday's Menu

    Morning Snack:

    Fresh Whole Fruit (Dairy/Gluten Free)

    Mini Sandwiches


    Main Course:

    Veggie Bean Bake with Rice (Gluten Free)


    Butternut Squash Quiche


    Soup Option:

    Classic Lentil Soup (Gluten Free)

    Salads & Sides:

    Mixed Greens (Dairy/Gluten Free)

    Tomato & Basil (Dairy/Gluten Free)

    Crudite Platter (Dairy/Gluten Free)

    Celeriac & Apple Salad (Dairy/Gluten Free)


    Homemade Cookies (Dairy/Gluten Free)

    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!