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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Children go free on Broads boat trip this weekend

If you’re stuck for something to do this weekend why not go for a boat trip on the Broads? For this weekend only children go free with  Broads Tours.

Your skipper will give a live commentary explaining the origin of the Broads, whilst pointing out the fabulous wildlife and other points of interest.

The link for more information is here.




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Nursery Funnybones

In their ‘All About Me’ themed work, our Nursery pupils have been learning about what’s inside us…including bones! They loved the famous Janet and Allan Ahlberg book “Funnybones” and after reading it they ll had a go at painting skeletons!






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Happy Birthday to Anna, Year 13!

Congratulations on your 18th, Anna – have a lovely day and see you next week!


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GCSE enjoy ‘sparkling’ Pride & Prejudice

During this past half term, Mrs Richards took a group of ten GCSE drama pupils to see the acclaimed touring production of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ at Norwich’s  Theatre Royal, with Matthew Kelly in the role of Mr Bennett and Felicity Montagu as his insufferably snobbish wife.  As an Observer reviewer put it, “Celebrating the legacy of Jane Austen as we approach her bicentennial, this is Austen still dazzling after 200 years”. The girls enjoyed the play and worked with Mrs Richards afterwards to explore aspects of the production including the set, staging and acting during their drama lessons.




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Norwioch Science Festival


Norwich Science Festival starts today! There’s a packed programme of fascinating, hands-on activities, plus talks and shows for all the family. Check out their website here and find something fun and educational to do over half term!



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It’s time to make a Christmas shoebox


Last week, Mr Peace and teachers spoke to the Prep Department children about Operation Christmas Child – also known as the Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

If your child would like to take part in this annual event, they will need to find and wrap (in Christmas paper) a medium-sized shoebox and lid (wrapped separately) then fill it with new gifts from the following list:

STATIONERY: pens, pencils, sharpener, crayons, stamp and ink pad set, writing pad, solar calculator, small colouring book etc

TOYS: small car, ball, doll, stuffed animal, puppet, small musical instrument (e.g. kazoo or harmonica), skipping rope etc

TOILETRIES: toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar of soap (in a plastic bag), comb, hairbrush, flannel etc

OTHER: t-shirt, socks, cap, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewellery, watch, small torch (with batteries) etc

PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE: used or damaged items, war-related items (e.g. toy knives, guns or military figures), chocolate, sweets, liquids or lotions, medication or vitamins, breakable items (e.g. snow globes or glass containers), aerosol cans etc

You will need to decide the age and gender of the recipient of your shoebox and, when it has been filled, you must cut out and stick the ticked label (from the attached leaflet) on the lid. A £3 shipping donation (in an envelope) should accompany the shoebox and all shoeboxes must be returned by Friday 4th November. Thank you!


You can find out more about Operation Christmas Child here.

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Well done, HOHS hockey players!

We have had a fantastic half term of hockey – playing fourteen matches with nine wins! On Monday next week look out for ‘top scorer’ accolades and season highlights from Miss Mickleburgh – plus advice on buying equipment, joining clubs, photos from this half term and more…

Meanwhile, enjoy your half term break and we look forward to more hockey and  netball next half term!

Miss Mickleburgh