Morning Notes

Monday 07 December, 2015

Calling all teachers and students! Your Voice is Important! Last chance to complete the survey.

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On behalf of the Halcyon Strategic Planning Committee, we would like to remind you to participate in our strategic planning survey. Let us know your opinion on Halcyon and your school life.

The response rate has been extremely low so far. The Halcyon Strategic Planning Committee would like to encourage you to please complete the survey so we can effectively analyse the data.

We very much look forward to hearing your opinions through this survey.

Focus Groups

Please can the following students go to the hub at 1430 for their focus groups:
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Welcome Lucas: Taster Day Student, Grade 6

Dear all,

Please welcome Lucas to Halcyon for Periods 1-4 today as he comes to experience a day in the life of a Halcyon student!

Thank you,

The Halcyon Team

Student Ambassadors

Can the following student ambassadors please ensure that they are prepared for tomorrow's Open House morning and remember to meet in the Hub at 0900:

- Sabrina Ciauri

- Jaden Jethwa

- Manuel Asali

- Christina Warner

- Lucy Lund

- Lucca Bemfica

Student ambassadors need to complete their reflection and put it in managebac before tomorrow morning.

Grade 11 Trip to Biology in Action

Students are to meet in the Hub first period today to prepare for the days Biology and Theory of Knowledge task.

Note to Grades 6, 7 and 8

Please could all students not attending the conference today, try to use the student basement toilet over morning break as our visiting students will be using our second floor bathrooms.

Note to Grade 6

Please could Grade 6 ensure to be even more diligent cleaning up for lunch today as we are going to be using the canteen for our visitors and we want to show off how clean our canteen is. Thank you!

Room changes

Periods 1 and 2

Grade 7x from F03 to T01

Grade 6x from F04 to the Hub

Periods 3 and 4

Grade 6y from F03 to M01

Quiz of The Week

Congratulations to 'The Anonymous Lab Rats' and 'Unitato' for finishing first and second this term in the quiz of the week standings. These two advisories need to pick four team members to compete in the quiz of the term (year!) final.

Here are last weeks answers, score and the final standings.

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Grades 10 and 11 Art Trip

Date: Tuesday 08 December

Time: Depart Halcyon at 0900, Dismissed from UCL at 1600

Location: UCL Institute of Education in the Logal Hall, 20 Bedford Way, WC1H 0AL

Grade 10 (Vicky, Claire, Julia and Fra) and 11 (Alex, Isla, Charlie, Gwen, Anne­-Marie, Dina and Daphne) art students ( will be attending a day's workshop called "The Creative Process" held at UCL Institute of Education on Tuesday 08 December 2015. This is a specially designed course for GCSE, A Level and IB art students.

Four Contemporary artists will be presenting namely; Kate Malone a Ceramic artist, Rebecca Wright a Graphic Designer, Tom Piper a Set and Costume Designer and Gerald Scarfe a Cartoonist and illustrator.

The trip should provide great inspiration for our art students, learning from these artists about their creative process, methods and way of making a living.

Students should bring:

  • a topped up Oyster card

  • a charged iPad

  • money for a snack and lunch or a packed lunch

  • wear comfortable walking shoes

Extra Curricular for Term Two

Dear all,

Our extracurricular programme including lunch clubs will start the second week after you get back and you will not have any lunch clubs on the first week you get back after winter break. We will also have a few changes and additions so watch this space for updates next term!

MUN in Term Two

In January, MUN Club after school on Thursday will run as normal. Mr Jones will be supervising during January.

Lunchtime MUN Clubs on Monday and Thursday lunchtimes will be cancelled during January.

Lunch clubs

Learning Space in B01

Language Club in F01

Art Club in S02

MUN Club in T01

Drama Club in T02

Off Campus

This week

Monday: 1220-1320, Grades 7 and 8 / 1230-1320 Grade 9

Tuesday: Grade 11

Wednesday: Grade 10

Thursday: Grade 11

Friday: Grade 11

Off campus first week of term two

Tuesday: Grades 7 and 11

Wednesday: Grades 8 and 11

Thursday: Grades 9 and 11

Friday: Grade 10 and 11



Cosmo with Amy

After School Activities

Ensemble in M01

Table Tennis Club in the Stern Hall

Today's lunch menu

Main Dish Option One

Spanish vegetable and potato frittata (GF)

Main Dish Option Two

Chili bean casserole with cornbread

Main Dish Option Three

Lentil, cumin and coriander soup

Salad Bar

Mixed salad

Cucumber and mint salad

Italian pasta salad

Hard boiled eggs


Fruit crumble with custard

Seasonal fruits

How was your lunch this week?

Please take a moment to complete this survey on what you like and sharing with us your ideas on how we can improve.

We highly value your feedback and suggestions.

Thank you!