Morning Notes

Tuesday 11 November

Today is: Remembrance Day

Happy Birthday to....

Christopher Dunkin in Grade 8! Wishing you a lovely birthday!

PSHE - Schedule and location today:

Grade 6 - T02 - Go through 'Class Agreements' from the community sessions and link to types of bullying session from two weeks ago.

Grade 7 - F02 - Becoming a Teenager (Hormones) with Sexpression

Grade 8 - F01 - Service as Action

Grade 9 and 10 - The Hub - Contraception with Sexpression

PSHE today

Please can advisors dismiss Grade 7, 9 and 10 promptly at 0855 so that their PSHE sessions can commence at 0900.

Thank you!

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YoungMinds: raising awareness bake sale - Thursday 13 November - BREAK-TIME

Hello! This is an announcement that there will be a craft and bake sale on Thursday the 13th of November at break-time in the canteen for a charity called YoungMinds which specialises in raising awareness and helping people with mental health issues. All prices will range between 50p - £1.50, please make sure to remember to bring money! If you donate more than £1.50, you will get a free baked good. Thank you!

Daphni Linenberg, Grade 10

Taster Day student:

Thank you for making Lily's morning at Halcyon a great one!

Caroline Qatsha - Grade 7

Caroline will be re-visiting Halcyon on Wednesday morning from 0830-1320 for a Taster Day morning. Please can all make her feel welcome!

Thank you!

Halcyon Boys Indoor Football Tournament

We will be having a 5-a-side indoor football tournament at SLC on Thursday 27th November at 4pm.

This is open to all boys in Grades 6-10. There will be a Halcyon staff team entering too!

Please email Mr. Byrne before 24th November with your list of players if you would like to enter a team:

Rules are as follows:

- Each squad must be 6 players

- Max. 2 of these players can be from grades 9 or 10

- All players must wear indoor sports shoes

- Normal 5-a-side rules (so no sliding tackles - Raif!)

Please note: There will be a similar event for girls in Grades 6-10 in January.

*** Boys Football Fixtures update G6-10 ***

The squad lists are up in the hub for the boys football fixtures on Tuesday 11th and 18th November.

Tuesday 11th November - Match vs KFA students in Grades 9 & 10

Tuesday 18th November - Match vs KFA students in Grades 6 - 8

Any questions please see me.

Mr. Byrne

Student Lanyard - Important!

Please remember to take very good care of your lanyards and return every time you leave the building into the appropriate Grade box on the reception desk. Lanyards must be worn at ALL times when in the building and NOT put into bags, or hidden from view.

Please let Emily at reception know if you cannot find your Lanyard or have accidentally taken home, and you will be given a spare for 24 hours to give you time to find your lanyard. Thank you

TUESDAY Lunchtime 1245-1320

1. Book Club with Mrs Jones & Ms Dutton (T02)

2. Literature in Spanish with Mrs Zago (F02)

3. Piano with Nicholas Pope (private tuition)

4. Homework Club (lab)

TUESDAY After-School 1545-1630

1. Homework Club (Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays)

2. Football Clubs with Mr Byrne

3. Drama Club with Mrs Watson

Halcyon Guest Speaker: Steve Whiffen on environmental activism

Friday, Nov. 14th, 12:45pm

Halcyon Hub

On Friday 14th November Steve Whiffen will be joining us at lunchtime in the Hub to talk about environmental activism and how young people can make a difference in the world through social justice campaigns. Strongly recommended if you are a member of GIN, or in Grade 10 as we will be studying social justice campaigns, but suitable for all students.

UPCOMING TRIP: Grade 8 Drama Students to Ambassador's Theatre

Friday, Nov. 14th, 1:45-4:30pm

West St

Grade 8 Drama students will be attending a production of "Private Peaceful" at the Ambassador's Theatre in London. This trip links to an interdisciplinary unit on World War One that the students will be studying between History and Drama. Claire Mills, the History Teacher will also be attending the trip.

Students will need to bring:

  • topped-up Oyster card.

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.

INVITATION: IB Diploma Programme information evening for Grade 9 and 10 parents

Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 6:30pm

33 Seymour Pl

We would like to invite Grade 9 and 10 parents to join us for an information session about the IB Diploma Programme, which students in Grade 10 will begin in September 2015 when they enter Grade 11. This information will be useful for all Grade 9 & 10 parents as the students start to think about their subject options in Grade 10 and 11. This format will provide the important opportunity for Grade 10 parents to ask questions and learn about the IB Diploma Programme and how it works. Grade 9 parents are encouraged to attend to begin the learning process of fully understanding the IBDP and how course choices affect work load, IB requirements and university options.

REMINDER: school photographs

Monday, Nov. 24th, 8:45am-3:45pm

33 Seymour Pl

We are pleased to announce that on 24 November, NiceSmile will be taking our official school photographs. These will include individual pictures of students, Grade group pictures and a whole school picture.

There will be no particular dress code on the day, however students are advised to dress smartly.

Catering Corner

Please come back for seconds!

Thank you,


Tuesday's Menu

Morning Snack:

Fresh Whole Fruit (Dairy/Gluten Free)

Selection of Biscuits


Main Course:

Vegetable & Lentil Pasta (Gluten Free)


Turkish Vegetable Pitta


Soup Option:

French Onion (Gluten Free)

Salads & Sides:

Mixed Greens (Dairy/Gluten Free)

Greek Salad (Gluten Free)

Steamed Seasonal Veg (Dairy/Gluten Free)

Beetroot Salad (Dairy/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!