Morning Notes

Friday 16 January

Quiz of the week: Please check link below!

Upcoming Trip: Grade 8 Trip to Royal Opera House

Monday, Jan. 19th, 11:30am-2:30pm

Bow Street


The Grade 8 Students will be taking a trip to the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. The students will be given a backstage tour of the facilities. Packed lunches will be provided.

Students need to bring:

  • A topped up Oyster Card;

  • Comfortable shoes;

  • Warm jacket;

  • Water bottle.

Dear Halcyon community,

Grade 8 would like to thank you all for your generously bringing in all your recycled "junk". We seem to have plenty of cardboard boxes.

We greatly need aluninium foil containers, plastic containers e.g. washing up liquid bottles, old shampoo bottles etc and especially tin cans. These are all going to be used towards their "junk Robots"

Many thanks from Grade 8

Notice from Ms. Mills!

7 Girls are needed for a girls' indoor football match against KFA, on 28th January.

We will leave Halcyon at 2pm and return around 4.45pm.

Any girls interested, from all Grades and levels of ability, please sign up on the sheet in the HUB by Monday 19th January.

The final team will be announced on Friday 23rd January.


Ms Mills

Service as Action:

Here are a few new opportunities for you to be involved with Service as Action!

-Valentine's Day Opportunities

1. Students to Make Cards for elderly people

2. Students to have a bake sale for Age Uk, or a charity that works with the elderly.

3. Other ideas?? Flowers for students?

-Food Drive:

1. Students to organise a month-long food drive for a shelter in London

**Please see Ms Watson, or come along to the SA Clinic on Thursdays at lunch in the Hub.

Thank you to all Halcyon Ambassadors!

If you want to be a Halcyon Ambassador, you can sign up with Mia or Mrs. Watson for our upcoming event on 12 February 2015.

Book of Week

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Title: Every Day

Author: David Levithan

Summary: Every day A falls into a new body. Every day he lives a different life. Because of this situation he never gets too attached to people. All this changes when he falls into Justin's body and fins that he wants to be with Rhiannon, Justin's girlfriend. He abandons his rules as he has found someone he wants to be with day after day.

Upcoming Trip - Grade 6: Highgate Cemetery

Wednesday, Jan. 21st, 9:30am-3:30pm

Swain's Lane

The Grade 6 class are currently in the throes of an exciting English and Design Inter-disciplinary unit on the Gothic genre. Additionally, they have just begun learning about mapping in Geography and will be given an opportunity to apply these skills in an upcoming Field Trip to Highgate Cemetery.

Highgate Cemetery is considered one of England's "greatest treasures", providing students with an opportunity to explore Victorian architecture, Gothic-style catacombs, and an abundance of natural forest.

Students must bring:

  • Topped up Oyster card
  • A warm, waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Fully charged iPad
  • A packed snack, lunch, and water will be provided by Halcyon.

Girls' Football Fixture @ KFA

Wednesday, Jan. 28th, 2:15-4:45pm

The King Fahad Academy, London, United Kingdom

A girls' squad of 7 (G6-10) to depart here at 2.10pm. Students to be back at Halcyon at around 4.45pm.

Yearbook Club!

If you have signed up to Yearbook Club please check your email. You should have received a video where Ms Dutton talks through the content of last years yearbook and shares ideas for this years. There is also a link to a document where you can start adding your ideas. We will not be meeting this week, but when we do meet we will focus on setting up our yearbook, creating our profile templates and you will be shown how to edit the book!

Last year we won 'Yearbook of the Year' award from the Yearbook Machine - we were selected from over 250 yearbooks! This year we are going to make an even better yearbook!

If you have not signed up to Yearbook Club yet, it is not too late - please send Ms Dutton an email to express an interest!

Extra-Curricular Activities

FRIDAY Lunchtime 1245-1320

1. The Fantasy Games Club with Ms Mills (S01)

2.Yearbook Club with Ms. Dutton (T02) *** Cancelled***

3. Homework Club (Lab)

4. Piano Lessons - (F04)

5. Newspaper Club (F03)

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Homework Club: reminder

Homework club will be in the Science Lab every lunch time and in the Hub every day, after school.

Introduction to Halcyon's Newspaper Club!

Hello, my name is Maxime Cannamela, I am 13 and I am in Grade 8. Last year, in my old school, I wrote a monthly school newspaper along with my fellow classmates during an extra-curricular activity. This year, for my service and action project, I would like to do the same thing except the newspaper would be released weekly and the club will be during Monday lunchtime in F03 and Friday lunchtime in F03 where the members of the club would meet. The newspaper would include some news articles, fun facts, comic strips and colourings. Anybody interested can join by emailing me on the following email: and I will send you a Google Sheet form to fill in before entering. As soon as one person starts entering the club will the newspapers start being published for the following Monday.

Thank you,

Maxime Cannamela.


Please ensure that you are wearing your lanyard at all times whilst at school. Further you MUST remember hand it back to Emily at the end of the day.

Thank you!

Upcoming Sports Events

Jan 22nd - girls indoor football tournament (Grades 6-10)

Jan 29th - indoor football session open to all students in Grades 6-8 (co-ed)

Feb 5th - indoor football session open to all students in Grades 9-10 (co-ed).

All events at 4-5pm at SLC.

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.

Menu: Snack & Lunch


Fresh Whole Fruit (Dairy Free/Gluten Free)

Cereal Bar

Lunch Main:

Option 1

Pumpkin Curry with Basmati Rice (Gluten Free)

Option 2:

Roasted Vegetable & Chickpea Cous Cous (Dairy Free)


Classic Lentil Soup (Gluten Free)

Salad Bar:

Mixed Greens (Dairy Free/Gluten Free)

Celery, Apple & Raisins (Dairy Free/Gluten Free)

Tomato & basil Salad (Dairy Free/Gluten Free)

Beetroot Salad (Dairy Free/Gluten Free)


Courgette Cake & Custard

Have a happy weekend!!

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!