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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Scary Monsters in the Library?

Our school librarian Mrs Maher recently entered a Hallowe’en competition run by School Bargain Books  – and won a set of storybooks for the library.  The Scares and Spooks book collection includes eighteen books suitable for ages 7-11. Filled with suspense, action and a lot of humour, there are monsters, witches and ghouls galore (but nothing too scary!) Here are some of our Prep pupils deciding which ones to read first….


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Former Head Girl Jess inspires HOHS Seniors

Last Wednesday, former Head Girl Jess Withey, who left HOHS in 2009, gave an inspirational careers talk to our senior girls.  Jess talked about her own experiences at school, where she studied A Levels in geography, history, politics and maths, and about her route into a career as a solicitor. After taking a law degree at the University of Kent,  she gained a training contract with Birketts, a regional law firm, and has stayed there, specialising now in addressing the legal needs of private clients, often dealing with wills, powers of attorney and tax issues. Jess explained how varied her day can be and emphasised the importance of communication skills. She told the girls that having a wide spread of A level subjects, determination and a willingness to undertake relevant work experience helped her land the job she now loves so much.

  • Former pupils – do YOU have news that we can share on our blog? Contact marketing@hohs.co.uk – we’d love to hear from you!

 

 


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Happy Birthday to Ben, Nursery!

Happy 4th birthday, Ben – have a lovely time with Charlie and your family and friends!

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Tennis News

Last week was a wonderful week on the tennis courts at HOHS where the Mini Tennis coaching continues in earnest! Last week we were focusing on practising our groundstrokes, volleys and rallying.

Players of the Week:

Harry (Reception) for excellent improvement with his racket and ball skills.

Matthias (Year 1) for outstanding play and hard work.

Well done to them and to all our Mini Tennis stars!

Katie Brooks, Tennis Coach

 


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Darci’s prize specimen!

Darci (Year 9) was recently shortlisted for the The Nancy Rothwell Award, a national award scheme celebrating specimen drawing in schools and highlighting the benefits of combining  art and science. Darci’s botanical drawing depicted a rose with all its different parts.  You can see it on the Nancy Rothwell pinterest board here, along with other shortlisted entries.

Congratulations to Darci and the other Year 9 girls who entered – the work is on display in school, outside Mrs Collins’ office.

 


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On the menu this week

MONDAY LUNCH:
Homemade Soup
Mild Beef and Root Vegetable Curry
Rice and Sag Aloo
Naan Bread
Quorn Curry
Salad Bar
Assorted Hot & Cold Desserts
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

TUESDAY LUNCH:
Homemade Soup
Deep Fried Chicken Fillets & Tomato Sauce
Baby New Potatoes
Peas & Carrots
Grilled Mushrooms with Tomato and Brie
Salad Bar
Fresh Fruit Salad
Yogurts
Fresh Fruit

WEDNESDAY LUNCH:
Homemade Soup
Pasta Bolognaise Bake with Mozzarella
Mixed Salad
Garlic Bread
Pasta Provencale Bake
Salad Bar
Fruit Strudel and Cream
Yogurts
Fresh Fruit

THURSDAY LUNCH:
Homemade Soup
Creamy Chicken Fricassee
Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans
Vegetarian Fricassee
Salad Bar
Apple & Blackberry Pudding and Custard
Yogurts
Fresh Fruit

FRIDAY LUNCH:
Homemade Soup
Beef Burger in a Bun
Freshly Chipped Potatoes
Baked Beans
Cheese and Vegetable Burger
Salad Bar
Mixed Fruit Yogurts
Fresh Fruit


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Happy Birthday to Millie, Year 5!

Double figures, Millie! Hope you have a fantastic day.

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