* This is a living document that will change - please check back regularly. *
Last updated: 26 June 2016.

 

School Handbook 2016/17

Life at Halcyon is rich and full. We would like to ensure that you and your family have every opportunity, and all the necessary information, to participate and engage in our learning community. Please carefully review the Halcyon School Handbook which will provide a detailed overview of the Halcyon experience. If you have any questions please contact our Admissions Director, Maria Rosengren.

Halcyon's Vision and Mission

Education: from educe meaning "to draw out". Halcyon London International School is guided by a belief that an exceptional education will draw out, nourish and awaken the unique potential of each student.

Building on the foundations of the IB, Halcyon is a thinking community, committed to holistic teaching and learning; nurturing engaged, reflective and responsible, life-ready, global citizens.

Halcyon Key Dates 2016/17

Monday 01 July to Thursday 25 August 2016
School closed: summer vacation

Friday 26 August 2016
Orientation for new students and families

Monday 29 August 2016
School closed: public holiday

Tuesday 30 August 2016
First day of Term One

Monday 12 to Friday 16 September 2016
Halcyon residential trips

Monday 03 October 2016
School closed: Staff professional development day

Tuesday 04 October 2016
Community day

Wednesday 12 October 2016
School closed: staff professional development day

Monday 24 to Friday 28 October 2016
School closed: mid-term break

Wednesday 16 November 2016
Staff professional development half-day: no afternoon classes 

Friday 16 December 2016
Last day of Term One

Monday 19 to Friday 06 January 2017
School closed: winter vacation

Monday 09 January 2017
First day of Term Two

Thursday 26 January 2017
Staff professional development half-day: no afternoon classes

Monday 20 to Friday 24 February 2017
School closed: mid-term break

Tuesday 21 March 2017
Staff professional development half-day: no afternoon classes

Friday 07 April 2017
Last day of Term Two

Monday 10 to Friday 21 April 2017
School closed: spring vacation

Monday 24 April 2017
First day of Term Three

Monday 01 May 2017
School closed: public holiday

Monday 29 May 2017
School closed: public holiday

Friday 02 June 2017
Staff professional development half-day: no afternoon classes

Friday 30 June 2017
Last day of Term Three

Monday 03 July to Thursday 24 August 2017
School closed: summer vacation

Friday 25 August 2017
Orientation for new students and families

Monday 28 August 2017
School closed: public holiday

Tuesday 29 August 2017
First day of school: academic year 2017/18

Halcyon Key Dates 2017/18

Tuesday 29 August 2017
First day of school: academic year 2017/18

Monday 11 September to Friday 15 September 2017
Halcyon residential trips

Thursday 21 September 2017
School closed: staff professional development day

Thursday 05 October 2017
School closed: staff professional development day

Thursday 12 October 2017
Halcyon community day

Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October 2017
School closed: mid-term break

Wednesday 22 November 2017
Staff professional development half day: no afternoon classes

Friday 15 December 2017
Last day of Term One

Monday 18 December 2017 to Friday 05 January 2018
School closed: winter vacation

Monday 08 January 2018
First day of Term Two

Monday 29 January 2018
Staff professional development half-day: no afternoon classes

Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February 2018
School closed: mid-term break

Tuesday 13 March 2018
Staff professional development half-day: no afternoon classes

Thursday 29 March 2018
Last day of Term Two

Friday 30 March 2018
School closed: public holiday

Monday 02 April 2018
School closed: public holiday

Tuesday 03 April to Friday 13 April 2018
School closed: spring vacation

Monday 16 April 2018
First day of Term Three

Monday 07 May 2018
School closed: public holiday

Friday 25 May 2018
Staff professional development half day: no afternoon classes

Monday 28 May 2018
School closed: public holiday

Thursday 31 May 2018
Community day

Friday 29 June 2018
Last day of Term Three

Monday 02 July to Wednesday 04 July 2018
Staff report writing and resource planning days

Thursday 05 July to Tuesday 07 August 2018
School closed: summer vacation

Wednesday 08 August to Tuesday 14 August 2018
New staff orientation: school leadership available

Wednesday 15 August to Friday 17 August 2018
Staff professional development days

Monday 20 August to Friday 24 August 2018
Staff curriculum planning days

Monday 27 August 2018
School closed: pubic holiday

Tuesday 28 August 2018
Staff curriculum planning day

Wednesday 29 August 2018
First day of Term One

Please Note: The calendar is subject to change and parents are advised to check with the school before making travel arrangements.

School Hours

0800 - 0850:
Extracurricular Activities (ECA)

0850:
Doors Open

0900: 
Period 1

1000:
Period 2

1100 - 1115:
Break

1115 - 1215:
Period 3

1215 - 1300:
Lunch

1300:
Period 4

1400:
Period 5

1500:
Period 6

1600 - 1700:
Extracurricular Activities

Arrival and Punctuality

Students should arrive at school between 0850 - 0900 and be in their first period class by 0900. We ask that all families ensure their child/ren arrive on time for school. Punctuality is vital in ensuring the smooth running of the school and late arrivals impact negatively on all students’ learning.

Students arriving after 0850 will have access to lockers (in the canteen) and general classrooms, but not laboratories. In case of late arrival, students must report to the Receptionist before joining their first period class. If a student is late, a parent should please inform the Receptionist as soon as possible.

Reporting Absence

Call Halcyon on 020 7258 1169 or email Reception before 0830 to report an absence due to illness. Medical and other appointments should be made before or after school and communicated as soon as they are booked. Alternatively, please register an absence online through ManageBac.

Attendance Policy

It is Halcyon’s expectation that students will attend school every day unless they are ill, are required to attend essential appointments or due to exceptional circumstances that have been approved in writing in advance by the Director. Please make a careful note of the major dates in the school calendar (above) and ensure that school vacation times are respected.

We request that parents prioritise making all medical appointments or family holidays outside of school hours so as to minimise class disruption and ensure that students' class experiences and learning are not compromised.

Student Wellbeing: Expectations of Students

Standards of behaviour at Halcyon are expected to be consistently high. Students should be self-motivated, self-disciplined, courteous and respectful at all times and must demonstrate care towards fellow community members, for the school and its surroundings.

Halcyon promotes and reinforces positive behaviour at all times. This approach is embodied in our Guiding Principles (how we wish to conduct ourselves) which are reviewed with the students during the first few weeks of each school year. Abiding by our Guiding Principles is recognised, acknowledged and thus reinforced.

Inappropriate behaviour is dealt with in a fair, clear and constructive way and, when necessary, the school will intervene to encourage a change of attitude.

Student Wellbeing: Mentoring

Halcyon offers every student a one-to-one mentoring programme, which provides every student with a learning mentor to support them. Each student will be a part of a mentor group, which will meet for two one-hour sessions each week. During this time students will either:

  • have a one-to-one cognitive coaching session with their learning mentor, to set and reflect on individual goals
  • log their coaching conversation
  • develop mentor group assemblies
  • plan and reflect on Service as Action (MYP) or Creativity, Action and Service (DP)
  • pursue personal learning

Mentoring groups at Halcyon are vertical, consisting of students from each grade level. The purpose of the vertical grouping is to build a community across the age groups and to provide opportunities for student mentoring. Learning mentors are members of the Halcyon Wellbeing Team, and play a key role in ensuring the wellbeing and academic progress of the students in their group. Parents should contact the learning mentor in the first instance if they have any concerns or questions about their child. Learning mentors will:

  • be an advocate for each student in their mentor group
  • monitor and advise on organisation and study skills
  • monitor homework and deadlines for their mentees through regular review of the assessment calendars in Managebac
  • in addition to mentoring conversations mentors will meet with students individually at regular intervals to review their portfolio and results on  ManageBac
  • work with subject teachers, the IBMYP Coordinator and IBDP Coordinator to make action plans for academic support and extension work with Service as Action (SAS) and Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) Coordinators
  • monitor students' social and emotional well-being, provide counsel and advice, and coordinate with the Student Wellbeing Team
  • communicate with parents when appropriate

Student Wellbeing: Counselling and Advice

Each student’s learning mentor is the first point of contact for any student issues relating to academic or student wellbeing. In addition, the school also has access to an experienced Student Counsellor who is present on campus each Friday. Additionally, our a Careers / University Guidance Counsellor is available. 

Lunch and Food On Campus

As part of our commitment to sustainability, Halcyon is a vegetarian school. A vegetarian lunch programme and snacks at break-time are provided. Food and drinks other than water should only be consumed in the school canteen. IB Diploma students who choose to go off-campus may pre-order and collect an off-campus lunch.

Off-Campus Lunch Privilege

With parental permission, students in the IB Diploma Programme may leave the campus for lunch and are not required to be in school when they do not have a class. They must always sign-in and out of the building.

Students in Grades 7 to 10 will have one designated off-campus lunchtime per week which rotates each week. The off-campus permission form is here. Students may not bring food back into school.

Physical Education (PE) Uniform

Students in Grades 6-10 need to wear a Halcyon PE uniform for PE class which can be purchased online. Please see our PE Kit Policy here. If you have any questions please contact Dinis Costa.

Mobile Phones

At Halcyon, we encourage students to bring their smart phones to school and on field trips, both to improve communication and to be used as learning devices. Students and staff will work together to use them effectively, responsibly and respectfully, at the appropriate time, throughout the day. Our staff will also guide and foster responsible digital citizenship.

Lost Property

Any items found should be handed into the School Office where a central lost property store is maintained. Students and parents are welcome to check for lost property at any time, but parents will be invited to view the items periodically. At the end of each Term, unclaimed items will be donated to charity. We recommend, wherever possible, the labelling of items to make for easier returns.

First Aid

There are designated first aiders on staff at all times. Trained first aiders will accompany all field trips. First Aid supplies are stocked on campus and in field trip bags. 

Visitors

Safeguarding is a priority at Halcyon. Therefore, any visitor (including parents) must sign-in at Reception and collect their visitor’s pass which must be prominently worn while in the building. The Receptionist will contact a member of Halcyon staff who will come and meet the visitor in Reception. All visitors will be accompanied by a member of staff while in the building.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)

The IBDP (Grades 11 and 12) is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme with final examinations that prepare students for success at university and life beyond. This two-year programme enjoys recognition and respect from, and gives access to, the world's leading universities.

Students study six courses, three at higher level and three at standard level, thus ensuring both breadth of experience and the ability to specialise through higher level courses. The programme consists of:

  • Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature*
  • Group 2: Language Acquisition*
  • Group 3: Individuals and Societies
  • Group 4: Sciences
  • Group 5: Mathematics
  • Group 6: The Arts or Electives (electives from Groups 2, 3 or 4)

*Students may choose to study their mother-tongue language as an alternative to subjects offered in either Group 1 or Group 2. There is an additional cost for mother-tongue instruction.

With the school's approval, students may choose the opportunity to study an IB subject online through Pamoja Education, the IB's approved online partner. This would be an alternative to IB subjects offered by the school and therefore there is an additional charge.

Students take written examinations, marked externally by IB examiners, at the end of the programme.

The IBDP has three core requirements that are included to broaden the educational experience and challenge students to apply their knowledge and understanding:

  • the Extended Essay: independent, analytical, research-based paper in one of the six subject areas or an interdisciplinary world studies essay
  • Theory of Knowledge (ToK): examines critical thinking and inquiring into the process of knowing, from the viewpoint of different areas of knowledge. It is the interdisciplinary link of the IB Diploma
  • Creativity, Action, Service (CAS): opportunities for students to learn from experience, through authentic engagement with the local community, in creative expression, active lifestyle, and service collaborations

Recommended Halcyon High School Diploma  Requirements (Grades 9-12)

Credits

4    English
4    Language Acquisition
4    Mathematics
4    Experimental Sciences
4    Individuals and Societies
1    Physical Education (Grade 9 or 10)
1    Art/DT/Drama/Music
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22 course credits in total.

A credit is equal to one full-year IBMYP or DP course. 

Courses are graded on the IB 1-7 scale. A minimum year-end final grade of 3 in each course is required to earn a credit. (Students earning below an IB 4 on grade reports will be counselled and a Student Learning Agreement may be put into place.)

In addition to the course requirements, a student must be in good standing with the school and meet all other internal requirements of the school programme.

The student must meet the IB service learning requirements each year.

The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP)

Halcyon students study the IBMYP curriculum in Grades 6-10. The IBMYP is based on an in-depth conceptual study of eight academic disciplines:

  • Group 1: Language and Literature (English)
  • Group 2: Language Acquisition - Spanish or Mandarin, as well as an optional mother tongue language (at an additional charge). Please note that French is available for language acquisition at an additional charge for students graduating in 2017 and 2018 only
  • Group 3: Individuals and Societies
  • Group 4: Sciences
  • Group 5: Mathematics
  • Group 6: Arts
  • Group 7: Physical and Health Education
  • Group 8: Design

The IBMYP is distinguished by the following features:

  • a student-centred approach which fosters development of the attributes of the IB Learner profile
  • an international curriculum that fosters learning in global contexts
  • an emphasis on communication and language learning
  • an emphasis on interdisciplinary learning and connection to real world issues and problems of concern and interest to young people
  • an emphasis on community service and action
  • challenging, criterion-related internal assessment

The IBMYP also has a core requirement - Service as Action - that broadens students’ educational experience by challenging them to apply their knowledge and understanding to service projects that enrich others.

In addition, all students in Grade 10 must complete a Personal Project, an interdisciplinary study of their choice building on the skills acquired through the IBMYP.

Learning Resources

Students are able to access learning resources including textbooks, presentations and class notes on their iPad. These resources will be stored in iTunesU courses and in iBooks. We use Google Drive to facilitate collaborative projects and to store student subject files which are shared by the teacher for monitoring. A wide variety of other resources - books, web links, apps, vlogs, video, podcasts, etc - are also used in the classroom.

Personal Learning Time

Halcyon promotes personal learning providing every student with the opportunity to pursue their own interests and learning goals. During mentoring sessions students have time and support to develop their personal learning projects. Students will work with their learning mentors, who will facilitate the personal learning process. For example, a student may want to improve their second language or mathematics by working with an online programme under the guidance of their teacher. Some students may choose an extension project of their own devising. Each student will record their personal learning goals and progress in ManageBac and this will be shared with their mentors and their parents.

Handwritten Work and The "Paper Free" School

Students at Halcyon do many writing tasks by hand. For example, they may write essays in the humanities and English, or complete written unit tests in the sciences or mathematics by hand. They keep handwritten notebooks in mathematics and foreign language. We believe it is essential that students maintain a fluent and well-presented style of handwriting and continue to develop their fine motor skills through writing as well as drawing and construction activities.

We aim to reduce paper usage through the use of digital resources and by eliminating photocopying and unnecessary printing of electronic documents and using more electronic texts. We provide class materials and homework tasks online rather than supplying printed photocopies, for example. When students do complete projects electronically, this work will also be uploaded, marked and shared electronically without the need for printing and storing multiple copies. Students will learn to use technology efficiently to keep their work organised and will be liberated from a heavy backpack filled with paper files and textbooks.

This approach also means that students can access their learning resources at any time and from any place without the need to carry textbooks between home and school.

Homework and Assignments

Homework is assigned to give students experience organising themselves for independent learning and to reinforce and extend the learning that takes place in school.

Guidelines for the amount of homework in each Grade level are given below, however, it is recognised that individual students work at different paces. Students are encouraged to explore the learning resources on subject iTunesU courses and enjoy independent reading if they finish homework quickly. Conversely, if a student finds it challenging to complete homework in the suggested time, they should speak to their teacher oe leanring mentor so that the workload can be adjusted.

Suggested homework time on school nights:

  • Grade 6: 30 - 45 minutes
  • Grade 7: 45 - 60 minutes
  • Grade 8: 45 - 60 minutes
  • Grade 9: 60 - 75 minutes
  • Grade 10: 60 - 90 minutes
  • Grades 11 and 12: 15 - 20 hours per week

Homework will be assigned sufficiently in advance to allow students to plan for after school activities and family and community commitments.

A variety of assignments or "assessment tasks" are completed by students in the IBMYP and IBDP. These range from essays and research projects to presentations and debates. By their nature, these tasks are longer term and have scope for extended learning. Teachers will guide students in the time management of these tasks and much of the work will be completed in school. However, it can happen that some students feel under pressure to study longer when several tasks culminate in the same period, at the end of a term, for example. Good communication between home and school is essential to support students and ensure a healthy balance between schoolwork and other interests.

Educational Trips

At Halcyon we believe that the educational experience of our students is greatly enhanced by trips outside of school. This sort of experiential learning is an important component of every student's experience at Halcyon, and London provides unique learning opportunities linked to all areas of the curriculum as well as interdisciplinary work. Furthermore, the school will access external faclities to enhance learning: for example, local parks and sports facilities for physical education, after school clubs and sports; or local and international institutions to support classes in drama and music. Students may engage in voluntary Service as Action (SA) activities with organisations based outside of school. Students may also participate in overnight trips in the UK or abroad for team-building, or to support learning across the curriculum. UK trips will heighten their understanding of British civic and public institutions, history, geography, as well as organisations and charities that represent the many cultural facets of the UK. Field trips are an integral part of our holistic curriculum and all students are required to attend. Trips that are associated with extracurricular activities (see below) may incur a cost. While those that are associated with the curriculum do not.

Extracurricular

A wide variety of extracurricular activities both before and after school are on offer. A list of activities will be made available each Term.

Additional activities will be organised according to student interests and we encourage students to contribute ideas.

Please note that some extracurricular activities may have associated fees. A Term’s written notice will be required to discontinue certain extracurricular activities.

Language Tuition

We offer Spanish and Mandarin as a second language in all grades. French is currently offered only in Grades 10 - 12 at an additional cost.

Additional mother tongue language provision can be provided at an extra cost, and this is often scheduled outside of the normal school day. Please contact Fatima Gonzalez to express interest in learning more about mother tongue instruction.

Assessment and Grading

Each subject in the IBMYP has a set of criteria against which student work is assessed. Achievement against the criteria is communicated in Semester reports along with a summative grade on a scale of 1 (very poor) to 7 (excellent) based on overall achievement against all the criteria.

IBDP subjects also use criteria to assess student progress, although these are not used for reporting purposes. Instead, students receive Semester reports with a single summative grade, on a scale of 1 (very poor) to 7 (excellent), based on their overall achievement in a range of different assessment tasks.

Reports

Reports are published quarterly on ManageBac. Narrative reports on progress are published in November and April. Semester reports with summative grades are published in January and June. Parents and students receive email notification when reports are published in ManageBac.

3 Way Conferences and Showcases of Student Work

3-Way (parent / teacher / student) Conferences take place twice per year, in November and March. These occasions are opportunities for students to share their work with their family and reflect on their progress. In addition, both parents and students are encouraged to make appointments with teachers or their learning mentor to discuss progress in individual subjects throughout the year. Showcases of student work will take place through the year. These showcases are opportunities for students to share and celebrate their achievements.

Examinations and Tests

IBMYP: Students will take tests at the end of many IBMYP units. These tests are assessed against one or more of the IBMYP criteria and contribute, like other assessment tasks, to the Semester grade. At the end of the academic year, Grade 10 students will have school-based end-of-year examinations and IBMYP Interdisciplinary e-assessments. Each year, all MYP students complete International Schools Assessment (ISA) standardised tests in English, Mathematics and Science. The results of these tests are used to help teachers plan individualised learning for students. They do not contribute to student Semester grades and results are reported separately to parents.

IBDP: Grade 11 and 12 students can expect regular testing, and school (internal) examinations sessions, to develop the required test-taking skills for external examination. Almost all subjects in the IBDP conclude with formal IB (external) examinations at the end of Grade 12. Results of IB Diploma internal examinations - Grade 11 end-of-year examinations and Grade 12 mock or trial examinations - will be recorded on the Semester report but will not be a component of the Semester grade.

ManageBac

ManageBac is an online curriculum and assessment database devised especially for IB students. Here, students and parents can view details of the curriculum in each subject and a calendar showing major assessment tasks and due dates. Students will upload their completed assessment tasks to Managebac for marking so that all of their work is stored in an electronic portfolio. Once the work has been marked, students can see the annotations made by the teacher as well as the grading rubrics and the results achieved. Students will record their community and service activities and reflections here and record personal learning goals and progress towards these goals. Students and parents will receive their login details before / during the first week of the school year.

Home and School Partnership

Halcyon promotes a strong and active partnership between parents and school, which is essential for student well-being and achievement. We encourage parents to communicate regularly with their child/ren's learning mentor and / or subject teachers.

Communication

Most of our communication with parents is non-paper-based, in-keeping with our "paperless" and sustainable ethos. We principally use email, Managebac, e-newsletters and our website.

Parental Involvement

The Halcyon Parent Community (HPC) provides opportunities for parents to contribute to the school community. Please contact Bernadita Hudson to learn more about the role of the HPC.

Tutoring

Students come to Halcyon from a wide variety of educational systems and, on occasion, a personal tutor can help them bridge any gaps in the skills required for success. Personal tutoring can be useful for students, especially for those who are not learning in their mother tongue language and who might need extra support with the level of English language required for the curriculum. However, we would caution that tutoring may not quickly resolve under-achievement in any particular subject. At Halcyon, we teach and promote the skills students will need to be independent and resilient lifelong learners. These skills and attitudes are best developed when students are taught the tools to evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses and, with the help of their teacher, make a plan for improvement. Small class sizes and the emphasis on personalised learning in the school ensure we can support each student to progress independently.

Learning Support

Small classes, an emphasis on personalised, differentiated learning and the innovative use of technology allow us to support a range of individual learning styles. Students will also be provided with organisational support from their learning mentor as needed. Any accommodations (such as computer use or extra time in examinations recommended through a professional evaluation such as an educational psychologist report) will be organised by the IBMYP Coordinator and / or IBDP Coordinator.

Halcyon Hub and IBDP Study Room

This is Halcyon’s library and information centre. Here, students can research, collaborate, work on classwork, personal learning and their Explorations with the support of the Digital Librarian. The Halcyon Hub is also the dedicated IBDP study room. Students in Grades 11-12 are encouraged to use the Hub during their non contact time.

Canteen

This is a focal point for the Halcyon community: where students meet in the morning; where lockers are located; and where morning snack and lunch are served.

External Facilities

In addition to nearby Seymour Leisure Centre and Hyde Park, we make use of London’s facilities such as Paddington Recreational Ground, Regent’s Park, sports clubs, local libraries, museums and galleries.

Policies

Feedback / Concerns / Complaints

Parents should contact their child’s learning mentor in the first instance if they have any concerns or questions. Questions about curriculum and assessment should be addressed to the IBMYP Coordinator or IBDP Coordinator.

Questions about student wellbeing should be addressed to the Student Wellbeing Leader. The Director is always available to discuss other concerns.

Directory

Halcyon London International School ✦ 33 Seymour Place London W1H 5AU Tel: 020 7258 1169 ✦ reception@halcyonschool.comhalcyonschool.com 

Administrative Staff
Director, Barry Mansfield: bmansfield@halcyonschool.com
IBMYP Coordinator, Lori Fritz: lfritz@halcyonschool.com 
IBDP Coordinator, Patricia Kyle: pkyle@halcyonschool.com 
Digital Learning Leader, Jon Neale: jneale@halcyonschool.com 
Student Wellbeing Leader, Gareth Jones: gjones@halcyonschool.com 
Admissions Director & HR Manager, Maria Rosengren: maria@halcyonschool.com 
Financial Director, Pamela Sears: psears@halcyonschool.com 
Development Director, Rita Halbright: rhalbright@halcyonschool.com 
Marketing and Communications Coord., Eilidh MacIver: emaciver@halcyonschool.com 
Catering Manager, Sonia O’Dell: catering@halcyonschool.com 
Administrative Officer,Laura Olmedo: lolmedo@halcyonschool.com 
Receptionist,Juliet Mbatia: reception@halcyonschool.com

Teaching Staff
Miguel Alcantud (Chemistry, Science): malcantud@halcyonschool.com 
Sonja Bartholomew (Mathematics): sbartholomew@halcyonschool.com 
Oisin Byrne (Spanish, French, ToK): obyrne@halcyonschool.com 
Mark Bowen (University Counsellor): mbowen@halcyonschool.com 
Stephanie Cooke (Humanities, History, CAS Coordinator): scooke@halcyonschool.com 
Natalie Carman (Mathematics, Service as Action Coordinator): ncarman@halcyonschoool.com 
Joanne Cooper (Mathematics): jcooper@halcyonschool.com 
Dinis Costa (Physical, Health Education): dcosta@halcyonschool.com 
Sue Dance (Visual Arts): sdance@halcyonschool.com 
George Elia (Music): gelia@halcyonschool.com 
Gabriel English (Spanish, English): genglish@halcyonschool.com 
Kelly Foster (Theatre - maternity cover): kfoster@halcyonschool.com 
Lori Fritz (Physics, Science): lfritz@halcyonschool.com 
Fatima Gomez (Spanish): fgomez@halcyonschool.com 
Anthony Gow (Visual Arts, Design): agow@halcyonschool.com 
Tewolde Hagos (STEM Assistant): thagos@halcyonschool.com 
Gareth Jones (Biology, PSHE): gjones@halcyonschool.com 
Kerry Jenkins (Biology, Science): kjenkins@halcyonschool.com 
Patricia Kyle (Digital Librarian): pkyle@halcyonschool.com 
Chloe MacBean (Design): cmacbean@halcyonschool.com 
Ross McGowan (English): rmcgowan@halcyonschool.com 
Mei-Ling Lin (Mandarin): mlin@halcyonschool.com 
Joann Ranson (English, ToK): jranson@halcyonschool.com 
Claire Rose (Geography, Humanities): crose@halcyonschool.com 
Jonathan Simpson (Geography, Humanities): jsimpson@halcyonschool.com 
Julia Watson (Theatre Arts): jwatson@halcyonschool.com 

Designated Safeguarding Lead, Anthony Gow: agow@halcyonschool.com 
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Stephanie Cook: scooke@halcyonschool.com

Parent Contacts
The Halcyon Parent Directory, containing contact details of fellow Halcyon families is available via a link featured at the end of each Halcyon e-newsletter. The password for the Directory and the Calendar has been sent to every Halcyon family. Please use this data to support the Halcyon community. Please tell us of changes to your details via reception@halcyonschool.com. We will undertake a regular audit of the information we hold on file for your family.