Morning Notes

Thursday 18 September

Thank you!

Thank you to all Halcyon Ambassadors. You were brilliant!

If you want to become a Halcyon Ambassador please let Ms. Zago know. Our Next Open House will be on November 6 and December 1.

Jeans for Genes Day

Friday the 19th September is Jeans for Genes Day, which raises money for Genetic Disorders UK to help improve the lives of British children suffering from these conditions.

Genetic disorders affect one in 25 of UK children, which means 30,000 babies are born with them every year. The problems and complications such disorders bring are the biggest cause of death in children under the age of 14.

Some are apparent at birth while others are diagnosed at different stages throughout childhood, and sometimes into adulthood.

The money raised by organisations and schools on Jeans for Genes Day funds a range of initiatives that improve the quality of life of children and families affected by genetic disorders. Students can get involved simply by wearing their jeans to school on Friday the 19th and donating, as well as by holding all sorts of fun fundraising events.

If you are interest in organizing this fundraising event, please contact Ms. Zago as soon as possible.

Lockers & bags

Dear students:

The reception area is not a public locker!

If you are having trouble accessing your locker OR you have forgotten your combination code, please see Emily at reception or Mia in the office.

No student may leave bags at reception.

Thank you!

How to open (your locker) a combination lock.

Today's Activities/Locations - Check hub or office to see what activity you are registered for:

THURSDAY Lunchtime 1245-1320

1. Global Issues Network with Ms Cooke - S01

2. Chinese Calligraphy Club - F04

*** Parlez-vous Francais? French Conversation Club is canceled for today. Apologies!

THURSDAY After-School 1545-1630

1. Football Club (co-ed) with Ms Mills - please meet at reception for a prompt departure.

2. Drama Club with Mrs Watson - Council Room

3. Homework Club - Hub

For after school activities at Halcyon, please make your way directly up to the classrooms.

Lunchtime Park Schedule

The following Grades will be going to the park following the below schedule:

Thursday - Grade 7 & 8

Friday - Grade 9 & 10

**All students going to the park will need to meet in the Hub for a prompt departure.

Remember to bring your sports and outdoor shoes for the Park!

Today's Lunchtime arrangements:

Lunchtime activities will rotate everyday with the following scheduled for today:

Grade 6

  • Lunch commences at 1205

Grade 7 & 8 (to the park after a quick lunch)

  • Lunch commences at 1215
  • At 1230 students who are going to the park (listed below) will need to make their way directly to the Hub for a prompt departure to the Park with Ms. Fritz.

Grade 9 & 10:

  • Lunch commences at 1225

Grades 6 9 & 10 (who are not enrolled onto lunch-time activities):

  • At 1225 students can go to the Hub with Miss Dutton for games etc or to Goldsmid Hall for table tennis and games etc with Marvin from Fit For Sport and Mrs. Watson. Please meet them in the back of the canteen to be escorted to the hall.

Notice for Grade 7&8 students:

The following students will be going to Hyde Park with Ms. Fritz.

Please meet in the Hub promptly at 1230:

Grade 7












Grade 8

John (Johnny)













Halcyon Guest Speakers - Susan Pollack

Tuesday, Sep. 30th, 3:45pm

33 Seymour Pl

On Tuesday 30 September, Susan Pollack, a Hungarian Jew who survived Auschwitz concentration camp will be coming to speak at Halcyon. The opportunity to hear her talk is open to students in Grades 9 and 10, Halcyon staff and Halcyon parents. The talk will take place in the Hub from 3.45pm. Please contact if you have any questions.

Halcyon Guest Speakers: Javier Sanchez

Friday, Oct. 3rd, 12:30pm

Halcyon Hub

We are delighted that as part of the Halcyon Guest Speakers programme, Javier Sanchez, father of Celia and Andres will be addressing students on the subject of marketing and advertising. Javier speaks from his experience in working for Coca Cola. This talk is open to all students.

Thursday's Menu

Main Course:

Grilled Vegetables Kebab With Halloumi cheese (Gluten Free)


Vegetable Bolognaise (Dairy Free)


Sandwich Option:

Avocado and Cherry tomato Sandwich

Salads & Sides:

Sweet corn & Pepper (Gluten Free/Dairy Free)

Carrot sticks (Gluten Free/Dairy Free)

Tomato Basil Salad (Gluten Free)

Mixed Salad (Gluten Free/Dairy Free)


Seasonal Fruits or Yogurts (Gluten Free)

Please come back for a second helping if you are hungry!

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!