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 Sam P, Year 5!

Very best wishes on your 10th birthday, Sam – have fun!


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Need to buy new uniform – or got some to sell?

A reminder that the PA Uniform Shop will be open all day tomorrow, Thursday 8th December.

If you have any unwanted or outgrown uniform taking up valuable wardrobe space at home, why not drop it into the Uniform Shop and let us sell it for you. You will receive 50% of the selling price, with the other 50% going to the Parents’ Association to fund extras for pupils throughout the school.

All items should be clean and in wearable/usable condition and have a completed label attached to them;  these labels are available from the school office.





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Tales of the Desert from Years 3 & 4

Thank you to all the parents and family members who came to see Years 3 and 4 present their excellent class assembly on Tuesday. The theme was deserts – a topic they have been working on this term. The children gave us lots of fascinating facts to think about, topped off with a multiple-choice quiz for the audience. The musical content of the assembly was particularly lovely, with the children singing and moving effectively to a backdrop of Michael Jackson’s Earth Song. The powerful visuals highlighted the need to protect our precious world and its habitats and prevent deserts from growing bigger and bigger. Afterwards, the children enjoyed some proud moments with their families. Well done, everyone!

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HOHS Christmas cards on sale now

Our HOHS Christmas cards have arrived from the printer and we have a limited number of extras available to buy. Designed by Rosamaria in Year 9, the cards are printed on high quality card and a pack of six with envelopes costs £5. Please ask at reception or email reception@hohs.co.uk if you would like a pack.

Inside, the card reads simply “Season’s Greetings” and the star itself is laminated to create a shiny effect!







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Year 1 get busy for Christmas!

This week the children in our Prep Department are starting to get very excited as we begin our preparations for Christmas. Here Year 1 pupils get busy decorating their classroom and doing a spot of tree-sponging to make props in their play next week. Just need a spot of glitter now! Watch the blog for more pictures of what the children are up to…




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Lucy Vaults into First Place

Lucy C, Year  9,  regularly takes part  in gymnastics competitions to county level with her gymnastics club Split Leaps.  On Saturday she competed in her last of the year – the Split Leaps In House competition. Her upgraded routines, in preparation for next year, included a vault that she had only landed for the first time last week. Despite tough competition from her teammates, Lucy came away with Bronze for bars and a Gold for vault. She is now looking ahead to her first competition in 2017 –  after a break for Christmas of course!

Well done, Lucy!


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New Prep Department Council Reps

Last Wednesday, school council representatives from the Prep Department met in the Quiet Room to receive their special notebooks and appoint the Chairperson (Poppy) and Vice-Chairperson (Theo). Each form selected their representatives, who are:

Poppy and Saffron (Year 6); Jennifer and Maxim (Year 5); Maddie, Eve and Albert (Years 3-4); Evangeline and Theo (Year 2); Polly and Jack (Year 1). The reps will bring ideas from form discussions to Prep School council meetings at least once every half-term and also join the meetings held by our Senior School reps throughout the year.

 Together, we hope to turn our ideas into reality and make our lovely school an even better place to work and play!

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