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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Watch out – there are pirates about!

A big thank you to all the  parents, grandparents and friends who came to see our Nursery pupils perform their fantastic pirate-themed assembly this morning and share some proud moments with them afterwards. The children presented some of their recent project work, including some beautiful artwork and a very catchy counting song featuring the captain of a pirate ship! They all looked amazing in their pirate outfits. There are more photos to come over the next day or so. Watch this space!

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Sun Hats for Prep pupils

A reminder for parents that all Nursery and Prep pupils should have their named HOHS sun hats with them on these warm days, please, so that they can wear them for outdoor play to protect them from burning.  

The girls should also be wearing their boaters to arrive and leave school. 


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Years 3 and 4 explore mountains!

Years 3 and 4 have been studying mountains in their geography lessons this term. They each investigated a mountain and then made a 3D model, with facts, words and pictures. You can see them on display until the end of term in the Prep corridor outside Mrs Fisher’s classroom – do come and have a look!

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Sports Results: U15 rounders v City of Norwich School

On Thursday last week, our U15 rounders team played Thetford Grammar School -unfortunately losing our fixture by half a rounder! The Player of the Match accolade went to Aisling Kendall who managed to bowl both innings without giving away any half rounders – a very difficult task, well done! Other notable performances came from Alice Parker who took two great catches and Amy Hayhoe who scored two and a half rounders.

Mrs Woods
PE Department

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On the menu this week

Jumbo Sausage Roll
Herb Diced Potatoes
Mixed Vegetables
Spinach Falafel Burger with Tomato Salsa
Salad Bar
Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding
Fresh Fruit

Jumbo Jackets with Cheese, Chilli or Baked Beans
Mixed Salad
Salad Bar
Homemade Apple Strudel and Custard
Fresh Fruit

Chicken Strips in an Italian Tomato Sauce
Peas and Sweetcorn
Vegetables Provencale
Salad Bar
Fresh Strawberry Mousse with Homemade Shortbread
Fresh Fruit

Roast Loin of Pork
Yorkshire Pudding
Roast Potatoes
Baton Carrots
Nut Roast
Salad Bar
Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce
Fresh Fruit

Battered Chicken Breast
Shoestring Fries
Cheese and Vegetable Bake
Salad Bar
Low Fat Yogurts
Fresh Fruit

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Boarders visit Thrigby Hall

This half of term’s boarders’ weekend programme was rounded off  by a visit to Thrigby Hall yesterday for those girls not buried in A Level and GCSE revision.  Whilst the sun shone down on them they watched the tigers being fed at very close range and walked up into the trees to see the monkeys playing. The sheer size of the snakes proved to be too much for some people whilst most of the girls found the crocodiles a bit dull….until it lunged into the water and sent them running!

Miss Cushing
Senior Housemistress

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Happy Birthday to Maisie, Year 11!

Happy 16th Birthday, Maisie, have a lovely day!