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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Which class is topping the HOHS active challenge league table…?

With one more week to go in our HOHS Active Schoolplace Challenge for Years 7 and upwards, we thought you might like to see this week’s rankings:

1st –   Yr9
2nd – Yr7
3rd – Yr11
4th – Yr10
5th – Yr12
6th – Yr8
7th – Yr13

From last week to this week every year group has upped their efforts, in some cases doubling the active minutes logged – well done to everyone who contributed to improve their form’s position.

The overall rankings so far are:
1st – Yr9
2nd – Yr11
3rd – Yr7
4th – Yr10
5th – Yr12
6th – Yr8
7th – Yr13

Year 11, 7 and 8 have made great progress and Year 11 are now hot on the heels of Year 9 at the top. Year 10 suffered with a number of people being away for the count but hopefully they will add points next week to boost their class back up the leader board.

In the house rankings, Austen has made a break for the top pushing Ryder into second with Fry very close behind. But with a week and bit still to go anyone could make it to the top. Currently we have:
1st – Austen
2nd – Ryder
3rd – Fry

Keep going, everyone!

Miss Mann

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Mia goes gold!

Last Saturday Mia (Year 10) took part in a termly swimming competition with Norwich Swan Swimming Club, swimming to Gold medal position in both the front crawl and backstroke 50metres races in the 14+ age group. Well done, Mia!

Do you have achievements out of school to tell us about? Drop us a line at mailto:marketing@hohs.co.uk and tell us about it!

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Make your Easter bonnets and decorate an egg!

Easter may be a few weeks away yet, but the holidays start next week and we have some exciting Easter activities planned for the last day of term next Friday, 23rd March,  for pupils in the Lower and Upper Prep departments.  Children may decorate a hard-boiled egg at home and bring it into school on Friday – in a named container, please. There will be individual prizes for the eggs that roll furthest in our egg-rolling competition and we will roll for an overall school winner!

Children are also invited to design and make an Easter bonnet to bring into school on Friday. We will have a parade and there will be prizes for the best in each class. This lovely photo is from last year…we especially loved Lottie’s watering can creation – magic!

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Tennis News

This was a very busy week on the tennis courts at school.

Lower Prep 

Congratulations to all of our mini tennis players in the Lower Prep School for successfully completing their level 1 tennis awards this term. They have all received their certificates this week!

Upper Prep 

Our mini tennis players in the Upper Prep have worked very hard this week, developing technique on their groundstrokes and serves. I have been very impressed with their commitment, hard work and enthusiasm.

Senior School

This week we have worked on serving, rallying and tactical awareness. The standard of play has been very high and we have had great fun too!

Players of the Week

Matthias (Year 1) for brilliant groundstrokes and rallying.

Sophie (Year 2) for outstanding improvement with her racket skills and groundstrokes.

Chloe (Year 4) for excellent improvement with her serves.

Skyla-Grace (Year 7) for fantastic improvement and hard work with her groundstrokes and rallying.

Next week, throughout the school, there will be Easter egg hunts taking place at the end of every tennis lesson. Charlie the chic,  Betsy the bunny and their friends will be very busy next week hiding all the eggs! There will also be a ‘Highest Rally with the Coach’ competition and the winner will be presented with a Maltesers Easter Egg. Every pupil who hits a rally of 100 with me, will also receive an Easter Egg!

Katie Brooks, Tennis Coach

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Remember to bring in your Sports for Schools tokens, please!

Just a reminder to all our families and friends that we are participating in the  Sports for Schools competition. If we can collect 1,000 tokens we will get a £60 sports pack – and be in with a chance of winning a share of a £20,000 sports kit cash pot.  You will find the tokens in the Eastern Daily Press, Evening News and local weekly papers from Archant, such as the Wymondham and Attleorough Mercury. Find out more by clicking on the picture! Thank you, everyone!   Miss Wright, PE Teacher

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Match Report: U12 and U14 netball v Thetford Grammar School

On a sunny but windy afternoon this week, the U14 and U12 netball teams travelled to Thetford. Both teams demonstrated how using channels within the game can help us to spread out to receive a pass. Sadly, neither team won but Players of the Match went to Harriet and Ruby D. Well done girls! 

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A most notable occasion!

Where can you rub shoulders with the likes of Anne Frank, Messi, Madonna, Serena Williams, Darcey Bussell, Alan Sugar and Adele all under one roof? At HOHS, that’s where! Last Friday our Year 9 girls presented a fascinating ‘Meet the Notables’ event in the music room. Each girl had chosen a notable person from history or the current day, researched them and embodied them for the afternoon, answering visitors’ questions about their lives. Click on the thumbnails to see our gallery.