Extracurricular Activities

View Halcyon's 2017/18 Term Three Extracurricular Activities (ECAs) below. Once you have decided which activities you wish to sign-up for, please use the form at the bottom of the page to register. Please be sure to read the information about each activity carefully. Please be aware that more activities may be added at a later date, about which we will send an update.

Parents are expected to register on behalf of their child(ren).

For your chosen activities, please make sure that:

  • you are able to attend the activity on the day and at the time advertised
  • you are ready to make a commitment for the term
  • you are aware some activities carry an additional fee and have discussed this with your parent/s

Please note the deadline for sign-up is Wednesday 30 August. By signing-up to activities with an additional fee, parents are making a commitment to pay for the full term (10 week) programme.

We hope you enjoy our ECAs and have a great term.

mondays

Club: Fencing
Time: 0800-0850
Expected Cost:
£100 per student per term. TBC
Club Leader: TBC
This club is newly confirmed with full details to follow. We are delighted to have the opportunity to add this sport to our list of ECAs.

Club: Study Club
Time: 0800-0850

Students will have the opportunity to revise their lessons and / or prepare for their upcoming  lessons. Students will also have the opportunity to research independently, prepare for their everyday school activities and read for pleasure in the open learning space on the second floor. The club is open to all grades.

Club: Halcyonite
Time: 1215-1300
Club Leader: Joann Ranson

Halcyonite is our digital school news 'paper' written by students for students! If you are a budding writer, photographer, editor, illustrator or have any other journalistic skills that you would like to learn or develop then this is the group for you. Join us on our digital news journey.

Club: Ensemble
Time: 1610-1700
Club Leader: George Elia

Are you an instrumentalist? Interested in learning about how to create an arrangement? Then this is the club for you! We are looking for students who are creative, passionate and cooperative.

Club: Football Grades 9-12 (Boys)
Time: 1610-1730
Club Leader: Oisin Byrne
Cost:
£100 per term (16 players max, 14 min)
This is an opportunity for students to develop their fitness profile, stamina and play football each week at Westbourne Park Astro-turf. After the one hour slot of skills training, fitness & a match students will make their own way home at 5.30pm. This pitch is on bus routes 23, 7, 52 & 452

Club: LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art)
Time: 1600-1650
Club Leader: Kelly Foster

Cost: Fees range from £34 for Entry level monologues to £144 for Grade 8 Gold duologues. Please note that fees are per exam not per student. 
If you are interested in acting and performance and want to continue to build your skills, grow in confidence, and reach a level of proficiency then LAMDA training classes and exams are for you. LAMDA is one of the top acting conservatories in Europe and they offer students of all ages and abilities the opportunity of taking actors training courses and exams in schools and colleges across Europe. So you get all the benefit of following a professional training course, but in your own school. 

At the completion of the course you will go to the LAMDA centre, meet one of their directors, and perform your monologue or duologue. If successful you will receive a certificate and, depending on your level, receive UCAS points toward university entrance. You can decide at which level you would like to train. Levels start at Entry and go up to Grade 8 Gold. You can also decide whether you would like to perform a monologue for your exam, or a duologue with an acting partner. You will also get the chance to stage your piece, thinking about production and design. 

There is a fee element to the LAMDA exams. The fee depends on which level you would like to train at and which pathway you would like to take. 

Club: Gymnastics Club
Time: 1610-1700
Club Leader: Dinis Costa

Gymnastics Club is open to all grades and abilities. Students will have the opportunity to improve their floor and vault skills incorporating different  gymnastic elements to create their own routines. Students in this club will develop their resilience, confidence and interpersonal skills. 


tuesdays

Club: Gymnastics Club
Time: 0800-0850
Club Leader: Dinis Costa

Gymnastics Club is open to all grades and abilities. Students will have the opportunity to improve their floor and vault skills incorporating different  gymnastic elements to create their own routines. Students in this club will develop their resilience, confidence and interpersonal skills. 

Club: Study Club
Time: 0800-0850

Students will have the opportunity to revise their lessons and / or prepare for their upcoming  lessons. Students will also have the opportunity to research independently, prepare for their everyday school activities and read for pleasure in the open learning space on the second floor. The club is open to all grades.

Club: Football Grades 6-8 (mixed)
Time: 0800-0850
Club Leader: Tewolde Hagos

Cost: £30 per person for 10 weeks
This is an opportunity for students to develop their fitness profile, stamina and play football each week. The club will be working on general overall fitness and improving ball control, passing technique, shooting and spacial awareness in these fun sessions.

Club: Yearbook
Time: 1215-1300
Club Leader: Mei-Ling Lin 

The Yearbook Club will be responsible for producing the annual Halcyon yearbook. Assisted by teachers, you will use an online computer programme to create and design pages, and are also primarily responsible for taking and collecting the pictures that will end up in the yearbook. We are looking for students who are self-motivated, cooperative, responsible and creative! This club meets all year.

Club: Drama
Time: 1610-1700
Club Leader: Kelly Mildenhall

Students will immerse themselves in improvisational, performance and script-writing components, culminating in the development of two student-devised productions, which will be performed across two evenings. 

Club: Football Grades 9-12 (Girls)
Time: 1610-1730
Club Leader: Oisin Byrne
Cost:
£100 per term (16 players max, 14 min)
This is an opportunity for students to develop their fitness profile, stamina and play football each week at Westway Sports Centre, W10. Students will be taken by mini-bus to the facility. After the one hour slot of skills training, fitness & a match students will make their own way home at 5.30pm.This pitch is opposite Latimer Road tube station.

Club: Global Issues Network (GIN)
Time: 1610-1700
Club Leader: Stephanie Cooke

GIN is a network of schools that work to take action about global issues facing our world today, such as poverty, sanitation, and global warming. Students attend the annual GIN conference, where they hear inspiring guest speakers, see other projects going on in other schools and practice their public speaking skills. Halcyon will be hosting its own GIN forum organised by our Diploma students.


wednesdays

Club: Mindfulness
Time: 0800-0850
Club Leader: Toby Cann

A practice of greater regard for self and others. Nothing to strive for, no goal to be met, just completely aware of the moment. 
Mindfulness could be defined as paying attention to the ‘Moment by Moment experience in a non-judgemental way'. During the class students will experience a calming ambience as they learn how to observe the ’Breathe' or 'Sound', both act as an anchor in bringing you to the present moment. This is what Mindfulness is about, learning how to be 'present', as our minds are ALWAYS either in the past or in the future! Surprising I know, but true, the past is often associated with regret and the future is associated with the unknown. The restful state students will experience prepares the mind for the day ahead, by decluttering their thoughts. Thus enabling them to gain a more focused perspective of what they need to do and feeling confident about doing it.   

Club: Student Council
Time: 1215-1300
Club Leader: Lori Fritz

The role of the Student Council is to represent students’ views in the Halcyon community, to be consulted prior to the implementation of new policies that affect students, to contribute to developing policy in the school, to be a resource working in partnership with the Halcyon community, to improve the school atmosphere, conditions and facilities, and to generate good relations within the whole community. 

The Student Council is made up of an elected executive and a voluntary student council committee. The elected student council chairs the voluntary student council committee meeting.  The student council committee is open to any interested students who sign up and commit to regular participation. 

The first duties of the committee will be to plan for the 2016-2017 student council elections and set priorities and develop sub committees for the new academic year. 

Club: Eco-committee
Time: 1215-1245
Club Leader: Stephanie Cooke and Natalie Carman 

Halcyon's Eco Committee will apply for the Eco Schools Award and work our way from Bronze up to the Green Flag Award. We are looking for students from all grades to lead on initiatives in and out of school. We will continue our work on food waste, recycling and reducing plastics. However, we are also looking for new initiatives, such as training our student ambassadors to promote Halcyon's green credentials. If you care about the environmental crisis facing our planet and would like to take action to contribute, please join. This club can contribute to your Service Action or CAS.

Club: Model United Nations (MUN)
Time: 1610-1700
Club Leader: Geraldine Healy

MUN is a group for students that are passionate about international relations and current events. Students in the club aim to increase their global political knowledge, as well as develop debating and public speaking skills, during 'practise' UN Committee Sessions. They also have opportunities to meet with a variety of other schools to participate in MUN Conferences. In the past few years, the Halcyon MUN team has participated in conferences at MUNISH (International School of the Hague, NL) as well as our own school-based MUN Conference.


thursdays

Club: Study Club
Time: 0800-0850

Students will have the opportunity to revise their lessons and / or prepare for their upcoming  lessons. Students will also have the opportunity to research independently, prepare for their everyday school activities and read for pleasure in the open learning space on the second floor. The club is open to all grades.

Club: Yoga
Time: 0800-0850

Club Leader: Flavia Munn from Yoga Rebels
Cost: 
£60 per person for 10 sessions (need minimum of 10 students for the club to run)
Yoga classes are practised to music and are fun, dynamic and relaxing. Anyone can do yoga, students don’t have to be familiar with yoga or especially fit or flexible. They simply do as much or as little of the class that’s right for their body. Classes are designed to meet their needs and abilities; it’s not a competition. Classes run for an hour and follow a consistent structure. Classes contain various elements including dynamic and challenging sequences, relaxation and partner work. All classes start with a gentle warm-up, lead into more active flowing movements and move onto relaxation. Over time, students' flexibility and strength will grow, they will be able to hold poses longer and the classes will become easier. Ultimately yoga and deep relaxation bring an inner calm as well as fitness within young people. 

Club: Yearbook
Time: 1215-1300
Club Leader: Mei-Ling Lin 

The yearbook club will be responsible for producing the annual Halcyon yearbook. Assisted by teachers, you will use an online computer programme to create and design pages, and are also primarily responsible for taking and collecting the pictures that will end up in the yearbook. We are looking for students who are self-motivated, cooperative, responsible and creative! This club meets all year.

Club: Mathematics Team
Time: 1215-1300
Club Leader: Sonja Bartholomew
"Do not worry too much about your difficulties in mathematics, I can assure you that mine are still greater." Albert Einstein

Mathematics Team will help foster a love for mathematics through inquiry and problem solving. The Halcyon Math Team will participate in both the UKMT Maths Challenge and the International Schools Mathematics Teachers Foundation (ISMTF) Competitions. All students can participate in the competitions, as there is something for everyone. Students are given problems from past competitions to solve and discuss strategies for approaching problems of increasing complexity. Being a member of the team will help students gain mathematical insight into the world in which they live.

Club: Table Tennis
Time: 1610-1700
Club Leader: Olympic Coach, Ms Moura

Cost: £80 per student for 10 sessions (minimum number of eight students required for the club to run)
Table Tennis Academy is set up to improve children`s table tennis skills. The coach will work first of all on the student's technique and at the same time will learn to develop speed, coordination, consistency and concentration. Next steps will be giving them advice on how to play matches and apply different tactics. The coach feels that a mixture of hard work and fun will be the best way for them to improve.


fridays

Club: Running Club
Time: 0800-0850
Club Leader: Dinis Costa

Running is one of the most popular physical exercises that people take-up. This is an opportunity for students to improve their cardiovascular capacity, speed and personal skills such as motivation and resilience. Mr Costa will coach the students so they can meet their personal training goals. The sessions will take place at Hyde Park where students explore the amazing network of paths that the park offers. All grades are welcomed.

Club: Debate Club
Time 1215-1300
Club Leader: Ava Johnson

Ava, our extremely talented Grade 11 student, has decided to run Halcyon's very own debate club! Fancy getting into some heated discussion, or fancy watching some heated discussion? Want to know how to make that winning argument? Debating is for everyone whatever subject you are studying.
Debating with others can help you develop powerful logical arguments and critical thinking skills. You learn how to examine or justify your ideas, find evidence to support points of view and hone your persuasive powers. 

Club: Swimming
Time: 1610-1700
Club Leader: Gareth Jones
Cost: £30 per person for 10 sessions

Do you enjoy keeping fit and active? Do you want to develop your swimming skills? Do you want to get a full body workout doing the best cardiovascular exercise there is? Then join the Swimming Club. We will meet every Friday. At Swimming Club you will have a planned session that will work on your cardiovascular endurance and developing your swimming technique. This will be done with the support of Mr Jones a former competitive international swimmer and a FINA qualified swim coach.


Register

Before signing-up, please check the days and times for each ECA, and remember that once you have signed-up you have committed to the club for the full term. If there is a cost for the club you are registering for, you will receive an email after registering with payment details.

If you have any questions please contact Natasha White.

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