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Bringing Global Events into Learning at Home: IB Remote Lessons

As schools across the international community switch to Remote Learning platforms, educators are embracing the challenge of moving entire learning communities online: this includes academic schedules, extra-curricular activities, physical and...

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Halcyon launches English Plus programme and joins WIDA

This academic year, Halcyon London International School saw the launch of our new English Plus Programme, which allows Admissions to consider students who have a working proficiency of the English Language but may still require up to 18 months of...

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Profile of an Aspiring Archaeologist: Explorations at Halcyon

During one Wednesday Exploration session, Halcyon welcomed some interesting guests: prehistoric arrowheads, clay tobacco pipes, and medieval hammered coins. These curious artefacts are part of a student’s personal collection - brought in by...

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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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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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#RemoteLearningSnapshot: Connecting our Community

Ensuring our community feels "supported and connected" is crucial in these times. Having a place to reach out to engages our students in lessons, creates a space for family wellbeing and leads our parents to bring positive words of encouragement...

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#RemoteLearningSnapshot: Virtual Theatre

Our community-centric IBDP Theatre Arts performances are often insightful, reflective experiences for our students. Opening up the Media Room to students, staff, and parents alike, Theatre Arts classes embrace the responsibility of establishing...

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Lunch at Halcyon: Designing a blueprint for healthy futures

Every Friday marks the end of a busy week for our Catering team. As our Kitchen Porters Richard and Michel safely wheel away the emptied bowls and plates from our cafeteria, our Chef Manager, Jackie, leads us into the Catering office to share an...

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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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HL Mathematics: pioneering problem-solving

IBDP HL Mathematics is a challenging option: research from the University of Leeds suggests that this subject choice requires students to develop university-level skills from Grade 11. Indeed, a glance at the IB course description will have...

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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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IB Visual Arts: Artist Paul Brandford visits Halcyon

Grade 10 and 11 Visual Arts students had an excellent opportunity to get their hands dirty - with charcoal - by learning from the very best in the figure drawing world. Paul Brandford (Royal Academy of Arts) made a special visit to Halcyon to...

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Holistic Language Learning with the IB Diploma Programme

Making room for a flexible and integrated connection with history and culture is part of the IB’s teaching philosophy: this allows for a holistic learning process which allows students to think about the world, rather than observe it, readying...

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ESS: Using the IB as a Holistic Framework

Despite the growing signs of autumn, Hyde Park is still thriving with biological diversity and scientific curiosities. Environmental Systems and Societies IB Diploma students packed an armoury of clipboards, pH meters and much more to find...

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Innovation Isn't Always Digital

Economics is Halcyon’s newest Diploma subject, although that’s not instantly obvious upon walking into LG1. While the shiny covers and sharp corners of the recently-acquired textbooks betray the newness of the subject, students are focused and...

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English Plus at Halcyon: Building a Community

Our new English as an Additional Language (EAL) teacher took a few minutes out of her busy work supporting students to give us an insight into how Halcyon’s new programme is already enriching students’ love of learning. 

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Grade 10 Work Experience

Work experience provides students with a meaningful opportunity to put in to practice the skills they have learnt throughout their MYP. At Halcyon, G10 students take part in either a week of work experience or a week learning to sail. This...

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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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