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Making the transition to Halcyon

Changing schools - whether moving across a city or around the world - can be an exciting, albeit challenging time for any family and student. Transitions can be that much more successful thanks to the support, guidance, and welcome from the new...

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IB Service as Action

IB Service as Action: How Students Raised £350 for Peruvian Families

At the start of the academic year, Grade 8 embraced a challenging Service as Action project: making a real difference to the lives of families in Peru, who have been impacted by unemployment, uncertainty, and instability in wake of the global...

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Halcyon's New Website: Representing Our Community

Our new website features insights into our curriculum and our graduates’ lives beyond Halcyon, shared from our classrooms and from our alumni themselves.

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Supporting New Students: Navigating Change & Academic Challenge

Joining a new school is an important moment for both students and parents. While parents are always excited to wave goodbye to their child as they step onto their new school campus, they may wonder about how their child is faring in this new...

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Strategic Development: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Last school year we spent the first term engaged in a school wide consultation to develop our strategic outlook - to sign-post key strategic developments we wished to meet over the coming 2-3 years. This was ratified by the Board in...

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Halcyon Class of 2020 Graduation

Halcyon's Class of 2020 IB Results

We would like to congratulate Halcyon’s Class of 2020 on their IB Diploma results. Throughout this extraordinary year, the Class of 2020 has embraced every challenge and demonstrated their resilience and teamwork. They have managed the loss of...

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Ofsted 2020: Halcyon Rated Outstanding In All Categories

“Pupils’ love of learning shines through at Halcyon. Leaders’ ambition for pupils to achieve their potential is high. Pupils’ quality of work is excellent. Pupils are respectful, self-confident, independent and quietly determined.”

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Remote Learning at Halcyon: an interactive digital community

As the cheerful noise of the Google Hangouts Meet connection rings out, we’re faced by a smiling teacher in her living room who eagerly awaits the prompt to tell us all about her virtual lesson. English and English Plus (EAL) teacher Lindsey...

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Halcyon's Musical Students Shine in 'Music 2020'

In January, our Music teacher Mr Elia invited Mr John Themis and Mr Costas Rialas to ‘Music 2020’ - a unique opportunity for our students to learn from experience and build their songwriting skills. This is just one way of ensuring our...

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Be Mindful, Teach Mindfully, Teach Mindfulness

Last week, all our staff returned to Halcyon to begin the year in a two-day Mindfulness in Education workshop, led by Kevin Hawkins and Amy Burke of Mind Well

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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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Congratulations to Class of 2019

On Saturday 25th May, the Halcyon community came together to celebrate and honour the Graduating Class of 2019. The graduation ceremony was a wonderful occasion, supported by an outstanding guest speaker, Dr Alison Powell. Our graduates were...

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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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WE Day 2019

This week, 9 of us from Global Issues Network and Eco Committee, alongside thousands of change-makers packed The SSE Arena, Wembley, for WE Day 2019.

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Halcyon Model United Nations 2019

Every year, more than 400,000 people from schools, universities and beyond take place in a Model United Nations (MUN). Taking part in MUN gives students the opportunity to learn more about how the UN works and the important role it plays in world...

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Introduction to Design Thinking workshop

Over the summer, teaching staff were introduced to the concept of Design Thinking with Ben Rouse.

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week

What is it?

World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW), held each year November, works to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practice amongst the general public, health workers and policymakers to avoid...

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Halcyon Students Participate in MUNISH 2018

This year, 17 Halcyon students participated in the Model United Nations at the International School of the Hague in the Netherlands, otherwise known as MUNISH 2018. Five of our students were on the Board of Directors, chairing the Committees....

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The Day of the Dead festival at Halcyon!

On Thursday 1 November Halcyon London International School celebrated the Mexican tradition “El Dia de Los Muertos”, otherwise known as “The Day of the Dead”. El Dia de Los Muertos is a tradition where the main focus is to gather all the family...

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Community Days 2018 - Halcyonites discover London

Halcyon hosted two Community Days this term. These day trips out in London give our students the opportunity to understand and learn more about fundamental British values as part of our citizenship curriculum.

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