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Grade 7 become Bespoke Designers: 'Halcyon Who?'

In every vibrant corner of our school, staff members are busy together building an ever-improving learning environment. While we make every effort to make our community close, Grade 7 are unlikely to have had the chance to familiarise themselves...

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Halcyon welcomes EdTech innovators

We are proud to be one of only 50 schools in the UK recognised for our innovative use of education-based technology (edtech) in the classroom. The EdTech50 awards, established by The Education Foundation in 2018 to recognise individuals and...

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Halcyon recognised in prestigious Edtech 50 awards

Fifty schools in the UK, each making meaningful use of educational technology, have been recognised in The Education Foundation’s list of Edtech 50 Schools. Each of the fifty selected schools is considered a leader in the use of educational...

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Hour of code

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to...

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The Halcyonite Winter Edition 2017

This term’s edition of the Halcyonite has been published. The Halcyonite is an online magazine led by students for our community to support student voice! Read it here, hot off the press!

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Learning Reimagined Thus Far - £135,300 raised to date!

We are delighted to report on the successes of our Learning Reimagined campaign.

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Halcyonite Spring Edition 2017

Don't miss the Spring edition of Halcyonite, our student-run newsletter.

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London Google Educator Bootcamp at Halcyon

"The tips and tricks I learned today will help all of us, not only in school, but for our personal organisation as well" - Halcyon parent.

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Convention vs Innovation?

Do you remember what communicating, travelling, learning, working, etc. were prior to the smart phone? Society has moved on and we have experienced some monumental and innovative/technological changes. Whether one wishes to accept it or not,...

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EdTech Innovators #BETT2017

Halcyon have once again been asked to present on the Google Stage at BETT, the world's largest education technology exhibition.

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Bringing Our Lessons to Life with Google Expeditions

Imagine visiting the bottom of the Barrier Reef, behind the scenes of Buckingham Palace or even the surface of Mars all in one afternoon! With Google Expeditions, teachers can take their students on immersive virtual journeys to bring their lessons...

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Halcyon's Grade 6 students participated in an unforgettable learning experience which enhanced what they are learning in our classrooms.

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Education on Air: #ItTakesATeacher

We are delighted to announce that on Saturday 03 December Halcyon’s Digital Learning Leader, Jon Neale, will be presenting on ‘Becoming a G Suite Ninja’ for the ‘Education on Air’ conference from Google. Watch the video below to learn more about the...

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How freedom can inspire innovation with Google for Education

James Leonard, UK Regional Manager at Google for Education, visited Halcyon London International School to deliver a presentation on 20% Time at Google.

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Google Expedition Pioneer Programme

In February, we had a representative from Google visiting Halcyon, to help lead workshops using Google Expeditions. Halcyon was chosen to be part of the Pioneer Programme for this new virtual reality platform.

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BETT Conference: Halcyon Students Present on the Google Stand

Today three of our students presented at the BETT conference on the Google stand. The conference was an excellent opportunity for our students to showcase how they feel digital integration has helped to transform their learning, and also a chance...

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BETT Conference

We had a great BETT conference at school today with 30 Swedish teachers. Three students gave presentations on how Halcyon's digital integration enhances their learning experience. Many attendees congratulated the school on our students for being...

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Fire Tech Camp

To inspire our students with awesome technology we have signed-up to an after school coding club with Fire Tech Camp, a leading UK provider of tech and holiday camps, workshops and weekend / after-school clubs. Fire Tech Camp nurtures the next...

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Live Author Skype

Halcyon Grade 6 classes enjoyed an hour-long Live Author Skype session with two prominent British authors, David Almond (Author of the "Skellig" series) and Annabel Pitcher (Author of "My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece").

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Curriculum Creativity at Halcyon

The curriculum at Halcyon is designed to enable students to be as creative as possible. Students are not only assessed on their knowledge and understanding of subjects, but their ability to investigate, communicate and apply the learning. Here are a...

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