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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Happy Birthday to George Clarke, Year 5!

You’ve reached double figures now, George! Enjoy your day!


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Year 10 Progress Evening tomorrow


A reminder that the Year 10 Progress Evening will be taking place tomorrow evening (Wednesday 10th February), from 6.30pm – 8.30pm in the Barn.

We’re sure all the teachers will have plenty of positive things to say!

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Update on Isaac, the HOHS sponsored puppy!


Year 8’s Sophie Barrow and Izzy Sellors give us an update on Isaac, the handsome guide dog that their year group sponsored last year.

“As you can see, he has grown a lot bigger since his last update (though is still very cute!). He has now started his training with his new trainer Helen. First Helen and Isaac are going to work on their bond and then she will find out what motivates him. After that she will test his overall obedience. Good luck Isaac! We look forward to seeing his next photo.”

The top picture is recent – with Isaac wearing his training harness;  the second shows Isaac as a puppy last year. You can see more pictures and a little video of Isaac on the Guide Dogs website.

Sophie and Izzy, Year 8



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Nursery assembly down in the jungle!

Our nursery pupils told a big crowd of parents, pupils and friends all about jungle animals, in a lovely assembly this morning. They sang songs, danced and spoke out loud and clear as they described some things elephants, giraffes, gorillas and other creatures get up to…including a crocodile who snapped up five little monkeys! The children also showed us the beautiful animal masks they have been making and painting in bright colours. At the end, everyone had a chance to tell their families all about it!  Well done everyone, and a special thank you to the teachers who worked very hard and to all the parents and grandparents who came to share the children’s special morning.






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Boarders hit the slopes and go tubing

This week the boarders went to Trowse to experience Tubing. For those not ‘in the know’,  this involves whizzing down a dry ski slope in a large inflatable ring….and crashing into the foam barriers at the end. The combination of speed and wind in the hair was exhilarating and there was a great deal of laughter and yelling from all involved. Some girls even managed to cope with the inflatable being spun so they went down the slopes in circles…although this proved too much for the staff, who retreated to a safe area to observe the fun and calm down with a cup of hot chocolate!


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On the menu this week

Homemade Soup
Katsu Chicken
Vegetarian Katsu
Salad Bar
Homemade Fruit Sponge & Custard
Fresh Fruit

Homemade Soup
Roast Rib of Beef
Yorkshire Pudding
Roast Potatoes
Cheese & Veg Bake
Salad Bar
Homemade Pancakes with Various Toppings
Fresh Fruit

Jumbo Sausage Roll
Creamed Potatoes
Baked Potatoes
Vegetarian Sausage Roll
Salad Bar
Fruit Jelly & Ice Cream
Fresh Fruit

Homemade Spaghetti Bolognaise
Garlic Bread
Roasted Root Vegetables
TVP Bolognaise
Salad Bar
Homemade Trifle
Fresh Fruit

Homemade Soup of the Day
Cod Fish Fingers
Vegetarian Grill
Freshly Chipped Potatoes
Salad Bar
Homemade Trifle
Low Fat Fruit Yogurts
Fresh Fruit


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Celebrating Chinese New Year!

Beatrix and Jessica Reception Chinese New Year

To celebrate the beginning of Chinese New Year, Jessica and Beatrix in our Reception class are wearing beautiful traditional Chinese dress this mroning and have distributed red packets to all their classmates.

The colour of red symbolises energy and good fortune for Chinese – and red packets are traditionally given to children as new year gifts to bring good luck for the coming year.

The new year, also known as the Spring Festival, changes its date from year to year according to the Chinese calendar. Festivities continue for two weeks, until the Lantern Festival, the 15th day of the new year.

We would like to wish all our families and friends a very happy Chinese New Year 2016  – and a special thank you to Beatrix and Jessica and their  parents for helping us to celebrate in style!

red envelopes for Chinese New Year




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