Our three popular gap year students, Laura Whiteley, Gemma Erdelyi-Gotz and Olivia Leontiades, joined us from Australia and Tasmania at the beginning of January last year and quickly became part of the team at HOHS. Thoroughly immersing themselves in school life – classrooms, boarding house and office – they gained lots of varied and useful experience in their year with us. They certainly won the hearts of staff and pupils alike! As Miss Cushing, Senior House Mistress says, “the girls have been brilliant! They arrived as staff and leave as family”.
Today, after enjoying some free time in Germany, where they visited some of the famous Christmas markets, they return to London to take the long flights back to their homes down under. By a strange coincidence, although the girls had not met before arriving at HOHS, they are now all off to university in the same city – Melbourne.
We wish the girls all the very best for the future and offer our thanks for the wonderful contribution they have made to our school life.