Hethersett Old Hall School (HOHS) blog – an independent day school near Norwich, Norfolk.

Girls 3-18 and boys 3-11, boarding for girls from 9

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No Hockey Club on Thursday


A message from our Sports department:

Netball club will resume in the New Year owing to a home fixture on Wednesday 2nd December and the Snowball on the 9th!

 Remember also, that there is no hockey club on Thursday 3rd December as we have another Netball fixture.

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Happy Birthday to Jack Worsfold, Reception!

Just to say…


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A feast of music, singing and a few mince pies!

Parents, pupils and staff enjoyed an evening of the school’s finest musical talents at the Winter Concert in the Barn on Tuesday evening, followed by mince pies and mulled wine. Thanks to Mrs Greene,  Mrs Richards, Mr Dodd and Mrs Jaggard for their dedication in rehearsal and preparation, and to Mr Reeves and his team for the splendid refreshments.

Parent Tracy Barrow writes:

“The Winter Concert saw us being entertained by a varied and lively programme featuring pupils from both the Senior and Prep departments. We enjoyed solo performances played on various musical instruments as well as singing from individuals, groups and the senior choir. The Upper Prep school choir gave us a lovely rendition of ‘A Thousand Years’.

It was a delight to see so many pupils be given the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of both their parents and other members of the school community.

After the concert we were treated to delicious mince pies and mulled wine to end what was a very enjoyable evening of music.”

The pictures below were taken at the dress rehearsal during the afternoon.



The Upper Prep Choir, directed by Mrs Richards, gave us an enjoyable rendition of “A Thousand Years”

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Sophie (Year 8), above, gave us a lovely rendition of Dvorak’s Scherzo

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Last Hockey Club of term this Thursday


A message from Miss Mickleburgh:

Due to fixtures and school events, this Thursday (26th November) will be the last hockey club with me until next September.

I would like to see as many pupils as possible on Thursday.

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On the menu this week

Homemade soup
Jacket potato with cheese or chilli and coleslaw
Salad bar
Mixed fruit crumble & custard
Fresh fruit

Jumbo sausage roll
Mashed potatoes
Baked beans
Vegetarian Sausage roll
Salad bar
Peaches & cream
Fresh fruit

Homemade spaghetti carbonara
Cheesy garlic bread
Roasted root vegetables
Mushroom carbonara

Salad bar
Chocolate sponge and chocolate sauce
Fresh frui

Homemade chicken coq au vin
Croquette potatoes
Quorn coq au vin/ vegetarian chasseur
Salad bar
Semolina and syrup
Fresh fruit

Homemade Soup
Beef burger in a bun
Vegetarian burger in a bun
Shoestring fries
Salad bar
Low fat yogurts
Fresh fruit


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Never mind the rain, dear!

The wet and blustery weather failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the many families who turned out  to see Santa and two of his real reindeer at our Christmas market on Saturday.  The reindeer were a top attraction at the fundraising bonanza,  which saw the sports hall transformed into a shopper’s paradise with nearly 60 stalls selling gifts, crafts,  jewellery, local artisan food and many other seasonal  treats,  as well as Santa’s grotto and a decorated Christmas tree kindly donated by Great Melton Estate.

Organised by the  PA,  the event also boasted a pop-up restaurant offering visitors hot food and drinks, French-style crepes  and  a sell-out stall of homemade cakes made and donated by parents.

PA Chair Charissa Garner said, “We were delighted by the turnout, the car park was overflowing and there were fantastic, friendly crowds here all day.”

We have made an amazing sum of £3,340 for our school fund  –  and nearly all of the stallholders have already asked to book for next year. Well done, everyone – and thanks to all who helped make this such a success.

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Thumbs up for West Stow Anglo-Saxon village and for HOHS!

As part of their history curriculum, Year 4 visited West Stow Anglo-Saxon village in Suffolk yesterday. The pupils had a thoroughly enjoyable day handling artefacts and exploring the re-created village. Dressed in Anglo Saxon-style cloaks, they were put to work as Anglo-Saxon children and learnt how clothes were made. The staff at the museum commented that they were very impressed with our group as the children were answering all the questions, were very engaged and beautifully behaved – well done HOHS!

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