Morning Notes

Thursday 03 December, 2015

Your Voice is Important!

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 Halcyon Strategic Planning Committee would like to thank you for your support, and we very much look forward to hearing your opinions through this survey.

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Quiz Results

Sorry for being late on last weeks results but here are the answers and scores. Be prepared for tomorrows final quiz of the week for 2015. The top two teams will be going head to head on the last day of term for the title of Advisory Quiz Champions!!!
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TODAY, Maths Inspiration Lectures

Venue: Palace Theatre, Shaftsbury Avenue

Timings: 0900 - 1400

Students: Grade 10

Staff: Ms Bartholomew, Ms Carman, Mr Jones

The Grade 10 students will be attending an event hosted by Helen Pilcher a scientist / journalist / comedian from Lithuania. There will be three lectures. Matt Parker, a stand up mathematician, will develop the idea of dimension in order to talk about four dimensional shapes and their three dimensional shadows. Jennifer Rogers, research fellow statistician at the University of Oxford, will discuss statistical significance and how much evidence is needed to make a result significant. Rob Eastaway, an independent lecturer and author, will explore the uses of estimation in making decisions. You can find out more information on the website here.

We will be travelling to this event via public transport so students need to bring a topped up Oyster card. The students will be given a chance to get some lunch after seeing the lectures so should bring some money or a packed lunch. After lunch students will come back to school so they can attend lessons for Periods 6 and 7.

Reminder for all Thursday MUN Club Delegates

Please read through the preambles tier resolution that were shared with you last week on google drive in preparation for todays debate after school, beginning at 1645, on the question of "combatting gender inequality in education".

Delegates are also reminded that food will not be allowed in debate.

Thank You!

Drama Rehearsals

This week's drama rehearsals will be held in the Council Room.

Thursday 03 December: Octavia, Cosmo, Grade 9 girls

International Night, Halcyon International Family Showcase!

Today! 1730 - 2000.

Bring your favourite foods, games and costumes from your home country. A great night for your whole family!

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

Grade 6 Drama Trip to Drury Lane-Backstage Tour

On Thursday 10 December the Grade 6 students will be taking a trip to the Drury Lane Theatre, Covent Garden, for a backstage tour. Since 1663 the Theatre Royal Drury Lane has provided entertainment for the masses and has been visited by every monarch since the Restoration.The theatre has not one, but two, royal boxes and it was here that the public first heard both the National Anthem and Rule Britannia. Previous buildings were managed by the great actor David Garrick and the famous playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan and the current, fourth, building was opened in 1812.

Students will depart Halcyon at 1300 and should be returning to Halcyon by 1630 where they will be dismissed from school.

Students need to bring:

- Comfortable walking shoes

- Topped up Oyster card

- Water bottle

Halcyon Winter Dance, Thursday 10 December

Students in the advisory of "Hubbub", have organised a winter dance for our school and community friends. Please sign-up here! Their aim is to raise money for Mary's Meals. £12.20 can feed two children for a year and their goal is to feed 60 young people. Funds will come from the dance entry fees and your contributions to this site.

This is a festive season for children of many faiths. Food is such a big part of traditional celebrations! It is hard for us to realise that many children may be going without food during this happy holiday season. You can make a difference to these young people by making a donation...Plus the government will match you £ for £ up until December 28th for every £ raised. So please be generous and watch our fund raising efforts grow.

Bett Conference

The Bett Conference (great speakers are featured) is a FREE educational technology conference and it is happening again this year at the London Excel Centre on 20-23 January.

Halcyon students and teachers have an opportunity to speak on the Google stage about how Google Apps for Education has improved teaching and learning.

If you are interested in presenting please email Ms Crannell.

A planning meeting will take place next week on Wednesday 07 December in M02 from 1240-1320. At this meeting you will be asked to share what you would like to present so have your ideas ready. We can also help you with an idea.

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GIN Fundraising Event

The GIN Club is fundraising for the garden project, and in order to raise money, we will be hosting a onesie / pyjama day on Thursday 07 January.

Bring in £2 or more and be cosy all day while supporting the garden!

Thank you,

GIN members

Lunch clubs

Learning Space in B01

Art Drop in S02

MUN Club in T01

This weeks off campus

Thursday, Grades 8 and 11

Friday, Grades 7 and 11

Mother tongue


Linus and Jonah in M01

Period 8

Gabriel and Elliot, French in F01

After School Activities

Learning Space in the Hub

Art Club in S02

MUN Club in T01

Drama Club in the second floor space

Basketball Club at SLC

Today's lunch menu

Main Dish Option One

Shepherd’s pie with leek and sweet potato cheese topping (GF)

Main Dish Option Two

Chow mein

Main Dish Option Three

Roasted onion soup

Salad Bar

Mixed salad

Four bean salad

Greek pasta salad

Israeli chopped salad

Hard boiled eggs


Mixed berries with creme fraiche

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!