Halcyon firmly believes that students should be given responsibility for their own learning. They have ownership of our school and are given many opportunities to contribute their expertise, opinions and ideas. Halcyon students get involved in almost all parts of the school including developing our guiding principles, running conferences and events, having input in the curriculum and interview potential new staff. The students develop the decision-making, problem-solving, leadership and creative skills required to take them into higher education and the workplace.
Halcyon students have the opportunity to become Student Ambassadors. They promote the school by meeting with our prospective parents on our open mornings and guiding them around the school and answering their queries. This allows for the opportunity to train in and develop presentation skills and high levels of communications skills which boosts confidence.
The students have an extensive mentorship programme that provides well-rounded and accessible support. They are assigned a mentor who will meet with them each week to discuss any issues or problems as and when they arise. This allows for personal development to occur and for each student to develop personal connections with teachers.
The role of the Student Council is to;
- represent students’ views in the Halcyon community
- be consulted prior to the implementation of new policies that affect students
- contribute to developing policy in the school
- be a resource working in partnership with the Halcyon community
- improve the school atmosphere, conditions and facilities
- 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.
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Making your voice heard
“I am honoured to be elected as the student council representative and I cannot wait to see what the next year has in store for the school. Last year in my time as Vice President I learned how passionate the student body is when it comes to improving the community. I look forward to continuing and carrying out the duties of the presidency but also innovating and unlocking the full potential of the office. The primary goal will be to increase the student input and involvement over the next year and make sure that every student and their opinion is heard and valued.”
Beckett, Student Council President 2017-18.
Student Council Representatives
The head of the council. He enjoys leading the school almost as much as he enjoys making puns
Wiebe, Co-Vice President
The king of committees, he works with Sabrina to help make the council more efficient.
Sabrina, Co-Vice President
Wiebe’s other half and the empress of the event’s committee. She’s determined and ready to make a change in the school.
Wit almost as quick as her typing, she champions the council’s communications and makes our meetings a joy
One of our new additions to the council she is eager to contribute and strives to keep the council balanced (like our budget.)
Our Guiding Principles
written by our students
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Principle Two /
Principle Three /
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