Morning Notes

Friday 12 December

LAST Quiz of the week - BEST OF LUCK!

Hello advisory groups, here is the last quiz of the week for the term. The top two advisories after this quiz will go head to head during Tuesday's PSHE to find our Halcyon Champion. The standings going into todays quiz are:

Aleu 11

Mills 11

Mrs Jones 10

Cooke 9.5

Mr Jones 8

Lin 4

Here is the quiz:

Christmas Jumper Day!

Hello everyone! Today is Christmas Jumper Day! This means that everyone must (if they want to) wear a Christmas jumper and donate at least £1. All the donations will go to the charity ‘Save the Children’. This event is hosted by them but in our school, it is hosted by Daphni in Grade 10. If you have any questions, contact Daphni.

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Secret Santa:

Everyone one who is participating in the Secret Santa. The gifts have to be brought in by Monday. Please leave your present in F01 in the morning before advisory. The gift has to at most 5 pounds. You can receive your gift at break time in F01.

Thank You to everyone who's participating!

No Fantasy Games Club

Please note that there will be no Fantasy Games Club because Ms Mills is out on a trip today. You could play in the Hub if you want to try and finish the adventure though? You can also sell Grotbags the Gnome on the black market for silver coins, weapons and two spells!


Please can all students ensure that they wear their lanyards all day and every school day. If you are missing your lanyard, please speak to Emily at reception. Thank you!

Locker & Locks

It has come to our attention that some locks on lockers are being swapped with others unbeknownst to the owners of the lockers. This is not acceptable as it is causing many students trouble with opening their lockers and accessing their materials. Thank you!

Student Council Elections Speeches - 0900

At 0900 can all please make their way down to the Hall for Halcyon's first Student Council Election speeches!

Notice from the Holiday Committee:

Hello, we are the holiday committee and we are raising awareness for a charity called Kids Company, which is a charity for poor children living in London. We would like to ask if you have any boxes or shoe boxes, if you could bring them into school and donate them. We will wrap them and send them to the charity. The charity will then fill them with presents and give them to the children. Thank you for your help!


We would like to decorate our school, if you want to collaborate with us please bring either a decoration or some money to help us. Any religions decorations are welcome!

Please give the items or the money to your advisor.

POSTPONED TILL JANUARY: Talk with Professor Matthew Fisher

Professor Matthew Fisher's talk scheduled for today will be postponed until January. Apologies for any inconvenience.

FRIDAY Lunchtime 1245-1320

Photography Club with Mrs McDonald (F03)

Interested in a career in film?

If you are currently in grades 9 or 10 and are considering a career in film, cinematography, screenplay writing etc.? Please email Ms. McDonald or see her in FO3 to find out about open days at the MET film school. MET film school is the UK's answer to Hollywood and some of the top films from the UK have been produced and directed there.

PLP - Reminder!

  • Grade 6 Maths - Single lesson
  • Grade 7 Humanities - Single Lesson
  • Grade 8 Science - Single Lesson
  • Grade 9 English - Single Lesson
  • Holiday Committee project

    One of the strand of the SA programme is building Halcyon community for this reason four of the members of the Holiday Committee are organising a Secret Santa for the whole school. If you like to participate please come a see Christine, Alexia, Catherine and Charlie S during morning break today.

    Monday - Period 2 English with Grade 9

    Dear Grade 9,

    Your Monday Period 2 lesson will by Ms. Dance. Please make your way down to the Art room for period 2.

    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 (boys & girls)

    Feb 5th - indoor football session open to all students in Grades 9-10 (boys & girls).

    All events at 4-5pm at SLC.

    Sports Kit

    Please can all players in the Girls' Football Team return their red shirts by the end of this week. Please wash them and hand them in to Ms Mills by today at the very latest.


    Grade 9 & 10: please help Jackie with her Personal Project and fill in the below form:

    Battery Recycling Box:

    Batteries are very dangerous for our environment and they are commonly used by us everyday and it is our job to recycle them. There is a brand new battery recycling box in the science lab, please bring in any used batteries and place them in the box.

    Book of Week

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    Title: The Shock of the Fall

    Author: Nathan Filer

    ‘I’ll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name’s Simon. I think you’re going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages he’ll be dead. And he was never the same after that.’
    This a book you can’t stop reading, which keep you up all night!
    The Shock of the Fall is an extraordinary portrait of one man’s descent into mental illness. It is a brave and groundbreaking novel from one of the most exciting new voices in fiction.
    Genre: Contemporary fiction, dealing with mental health issues.
    Available: A physical copy is available in The Hub

    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.

    Friday's Menu

    Morning Snack:

    Fresh Whole Fruit (Dairy/Gluten Free)

    Cereal Bars


    Main Course:

    Pumpkin Curry with Basmati Rice (Gluten Free)


    Roasted Vegetable & Chickpea Cous Cous


    Soup Option:

    Classic Lentil Soup (Gluten Free)

    Salads & Sides:

    Mixed Greens (Gluten/Dairy Free)

    Celery, Apple & Raisins (Gluten/Dairy Free)

    Tomato & basil Salad (Gluten/Dairy Free)

    Beetroot Salad (Gluten/Dairy Free)


    Courgette Cake & Custard

    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!