Morning Notes

Wednesday 21 January

Message for GIN Club members

Please meet Nate and Scott in S01 at break-time Wednesday to discuss who will work in the garden this week and what people staying at school will work on.

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.

Upcoming Sports Fixtures:

Tuesday 27th January: Boys' Basketball Match away to KFA (depart 1.20pm)

Wednesday 28th January: Girls' Indoor Football Match away to KFA (depart 2.10pm)

Good luck to both teams!

Mr. Byrne

Girls Indoor Football Tournament (G6 - 10)

This is on this Thursday at SLC! You may have a squad of 5 or 6 players. Please email Mr Byrne with your squad list before 4pm on Wednesday.

We will all walk down there together after school and students will be dismissed from SLC at 5pm.

There will be a Halcyon staff team to compete against.... so you are probably playing for 2nd place =)

Thank you!

Mr. Byrne

Please could you help me by signing my petition?

I just signed the petition "Rt Hon David Cameron MP: Close Down London Zoo" and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.

Our goal is to reach 100 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition below.

Thank you!

Alexia (Grade 6)

IB DP Subject selection interviews: Thursday

Thursday, Jan. 22nd, 9:45am

Bob Shaffritz Library

Thursday 22th January in BSL

9.45-10.20 Rachel

10.20-11.00 Dylan

11.00-11.20 Daphni

11.20-12.00 Isla

12.00-12.20 Celia


13.00-13.20 Charlie

IB DP Subject selection interviews: Friday

Friday, Jan. 23rd, 10:45am


Friday 23th January in S02

10.50-11.10 Alex

11.10-11.30 Gwen

11.30-11.50 Dina Jackie


13.00-13.20 Andrew

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

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.

Extra-Curricular Activities

WEDNESDAY Lunchtime 1245-1320

1. Art Club (S02)

2. Science Fair Club with Ms Fritz (Lab) ** Cancelled **

3. DP Clinic for Grades 9 and 10 with Ms. McDonald (T01) ** Cancelled **

4. Homework club (rota) (Lab)

5. Piano lessons (F04)

6. Newspaper Club (F03)

WEDNESDAY After-School 1545-1630

1. Table Tennis Academy (Stern Hall)

2. Global Issues Network with Ms Cooke (S01)

3. Drama Club (F03)

4. Homework Club (rota) (Hub)

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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!

Book of the Week

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Title: Fortunately, the Milk . . .

Author: Neil Gaiman

Summary: ENHANCED EDITION - contains four videos and a completely glorious audio recording by Neil Gaiman of the entire book (not compatible with all devices).

You know what it's like when your mum goes away on a business trip and Dad's in charge. She leaves a really, really long list of what he's got to do. And the most important thing is DON'T FORGET TO GET THE MILK. Unfortunately, Dad forgets. So the next morning, before breakfast, he has to go to the corner shop, and this is the story of why it takes him a very, very long time to get back.

Featuring: Professor Steg (a time-travelling dinosaur), some green globby things, the Queen of the Pirates, the famed jewel that is the Eye of Splod, some wumpires, and a perfectly normal but very important carton of milk.

The award-laden, bestselling Neil Gaiman, author of 'The Ocean at the End of the Lane',' Stardust', 'Neverwhere', 'The Graveyard Book' and 'Coraline, 'brings his biggest ever publishing year to a spectacular conclusion with this gloriously entertaining novel about time-travel, dinosaurs, milk and dads.

Available: RM Books

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 Bars

Lunch Main:

Option 1

Cheesy Pumpkin Pasta Bake (Gluten Free)

Option 2:

Pizza (Dairy Free)


Carrot and Coriander Soup (Gluten Free)

Salad Bar:

Mixed Greens (Dairy Free/Gluten Free)

Cucumber & Yogurt (Dairy Free/Gluten Free)

Crudite Platter (Dairy Free/Gluten Free)

Quinoa Salad (Gluten Free)


Upside Down Pineapple 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!