Morning Notes

Wednesday 02 December, 2015


Reminder for all Thursday MUN Club Delegates

Please read through the preambles tier resolution that were shared with you last week on google drive in preparation for Thursdays debate after school, beginning at 1645, on the question of "combatting gender inequality in education".

Delegates are also reminded that food will not be allowed in debate.

Thank You!

Yearbook Committee

Yearbook committee meeting on Wednesday at 1245 in M02. We need as many students to get involved to make the yearbook a success.

Drama Rehearsals

This week's drama rehearsals will be held in the Council Room.

Wednesday 02 December: Ellery, Anne-Marie, Dada, Javier, Manuel, Alex, Izzy

Thursday 03 December: Octavia, Cosmo, Grade 9 girls

Grade 6 Drama Trip to Drury Lane-Backstage Tour

On Thursday 10 December the Grade 6 students will be taking a trip to the Drury Lane Theatre, Covent Garden, for a backstage tour. 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 depart Halcyon at 1300 and should be returning to Halcyon by 1630 where they will be dismissed from school.

Students need to bring:

- Comfortable walking shoes

- Topped up Oyster card

- Water bottle

Thursday 03 December, Maths Inspiration Lectures

Venue: Palace Theatre, Shaftsbury Avenue

Timings: 0900 - 1400

Students: Grade 10

Staff: Ms Bartholomew, Ms Carman, Mr Jones

The Grade 10 students will be attending an event hosted by Helen Pilcher a scientist / journalist / comedian from Lithuania. There will be three lectures. Matt Parker, a stand up mathematician, will develop the idea of dimension in order to talk about four dimensional shapes and their three dimensional shadows. Jennifer Rogers, research fellow statistician at the University of Oxford, will discuss statistical significance and how much evidence is needed to make a result significant. Rob Eastaway, an independent lecturer and author, will explore the uses of estimation in making decisions. You can find out more information on the website here.

We will be travelling to this event via public transport so students need to bring a topped up Oyster card. The students will be given a chance to get some lunch after seeing the lectures so should bring some money or a packed lunch. After lunch students will come back to school so they can attend lessons for Periods 6 and 7.

Ofsted Questionnaire

Dear Students,

This note is sent to you on behalf of Ofsted. Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills) inspects the education in your school.

We would like you to complete this online questionnaire to help us understand how well your school looks after you and educates you.

Here is a link to the online questionnaire we would like you to fill in.

Information on how we will use your answers to the questionnaire is available at the link above.

You can complete this questionnaire online between Monday 2 November 2015 and Friday 11 December 2015. After this date the questionnaire will close.

If you would like some more information about this questionnaire or would like a paper copy of the questionnaire, please call us on 0300 123 1231 or email us at

Thank you for completing our questionnaire. Your views will be very helpful to us.

Kind regards

Sarah Tiernan

Inspection Support Manager

International Night, Halcyon International Family Showcase!

This Thursday! 1730 - 2000.

Bring your favourite foods, games and costumes from your home country. A great night for your whole family!

Halcyon Winter Dance

Students in the advisory of "Hubbub", have organised a winter dance for our school and community friends. Please sign-up here! Their aim is to raise money for Mary's Meals. £12.20 can feed two children for a year and their goal is to feed 60 young people. Funds will come from the dance entry fees and your contributions to this site.

This is a festive season for children of many faiths. Food is such a big part of traditional celebrations! It is hard for us to realise that many children may be going without food during this happy holiday season. You can make a difference to these young people by making a donation...Plus the government will match you £ for £ up until December 28th for every £ raised. So please be generous and watch our fund raising efforts grow.

Lunch clubs

Learning Space in B01

Halcyon Ezine Club in M01

S&A Club in S02

Youth Speaks in T02

This weeks off campus

Wednesday, Grades 9 and 11

Thursday, Grades 8 and 11

Friday, Grades 7 and 11

Mother tongue


Maga and Allegra, German in F01

Akira, Japanese in F02

Gabriel and Elliott, French in M02

Martina and Mathilde, Italian in S01

Periods 6 and 7

Alex, Swedish in the Hub

Nathan, German in the Hub

Scott and Eveline, Spanish in S02

Fra, Italian in S02

Thomas and Mike, French in Room of Prayer

Private Lessons


Fra, piano with Nick Pope in F04


Sasha, piano with Nick Pope in F04

After School Activities

Homework Club in the Hub

Swedish Club in S01

Drama Club in second floor space

Today's lunch menu

Main Dish Option One

Crunchy palak paneer, basmati rice, naan bread (GF)

Main Dish Option Two

Mexican bean pot

Main Dish Option Three

Sweet potato, carrot and chickpea soup

Salad Bar

Mixed salad

Roast pumpkin rocket and caramelised onion salad

Cucumber, mint, tomato

Hard boiled eggs


Seasonal fruits

How was your lunch this week?

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