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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More Norfolk Show Winners!

We were proud to announce recently that HOHS pupils were amongst the winners of the prestigious Schools Art Competition at the Royal Norfolk Show…and now we have heard that no fewer that TWELVE of our senior girls and FIVE from the Prep Department have scooped  top positions in the Broadcast News Report competition, too!  Their brief was to produce a news report focusing on issues around food, farming and the countryside. Presentations will be made on Wednesday morning at the show, in the Schools Exhibition Marquee and the honours go to:

Rosamaria, Caitlin, Sarah and Alia  (Year 9) – 1st Prize, Key Stage 3 competition

Anna, Felicity, Cristina and Fleur (Year 9)  – 1st Highly Commended

Darci, Isabelle S, Isabel H and Rebekah (Year 9)  – 2nd Highly Commended

Ellie (Year 6) – 1st Prize, Key Stage 2 competition

Skyla-Grace and Leoni (Year 6) – 1st Highly Commended

Ruby and Emily (Year 6) – 2nd Highly Commended

  • Are you visiting the Royal Norfolk Show on Wednesday? Do come and see us at the HOHS marquee at Stand 4, Third Drive for a chat and cup of tea!

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Miss Mickleburgh’s Magpies collect Gold!

Huge congratulations go to to Miss Mickleburgh, whose Harleston Magpies hockey team was crowned Mixed National Champions 2017 on Sunday.

Miss Mickleburgh told us: “The road to the finals was tough; we had to beat teams from Bedford, Bourne Deeping, Letchworth, Dereham and Horsham along the way in earlier rounds. This weekend we travelled to the Lee Valley Olympic Park for the finals.  On Saturday we took on Spencer, from London, and ran out 4-1 winners. Then on Sunday we played the final against Khalsa from Birmingham.  The game ended in a 1-1 draw, which meant it would be decided on shuffles  (the hockey equivalent of a penalty shoot out,  but more exciting in my biased opinion!).  After five shuffle takers, it was still level and the game then goes to ‘sudden death’ …very tense! But then our goalkeeper saved their shuffle – meaning WE WON!!”

The team has been very successful over the last three years, having scooped Gold in 2015 and Bronze last year as well. Look out for reports and more pictures in our local Mercury.

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Mathematics Challenge Result

Well done to our Years 7 and 8 pupils. This year’s United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Mathematics Challenge results arrived from Leeds University last week and the results are as follows:

Year 7
1st – Anna
2nd – Fleur
3rd – Felicity
4th – Cristina

Year 8

1st – Emily
2nd – Taonga
3rd equal – Emilia and Catlin

Congratulations – certificates should arrive soon through the post from Leeds University.

Mrs Heppell
Head of Mathematics

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Caitlin wins times table challenge

Since September, pupils in Years 3 and 4 have been learning their times tables up to twelve and back. Every week they have a test – and if they pass on one, move up to the next.

Caitlin is the first to pass all the tests to twelve and all the tests back . There is still time for other pupils to complete the challenge by the end of the school year, but meanwhile, well done Caitlin!

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Congratulations to our drama queens!

Three of Jane Hardy’s LAMDA pupils were this week celebrating their success in acting exams yet again! Ashlyn and Amelia (Year 7) both achieved 84% (Distinction) for their Grade 2 exams, and Isabel (Year 9) achieved 83% (also Distinction) at Grade 6.

The girls are pictured below with LAMDA tutor Jane Hardy in January, receiving certificates for their previous exams.

Individual and group LAMDA classes in acting and public speaking are available from Mrs Hardy, who welcomes enquiries from anyone interested in joining. You can find out more about the exams themselves at the LAMDA website. Please ask at Reception if you are interested.

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A level textiles work featured in catalogue

A striking A Level textiles piece by 2016 leaver Olivia Burrows has been selected, with just a handful of others nationally, to appear in the new edition of a major educational supplies
catalogue (Heart Educational), winning the school a £100 voucher to spend on textiles resources. Teacher Mrs Ling is pictured below left.


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Matilda’s gymnastics achievement

Congratulations to Matilda, Year 4,  who received her Level 1 British Gymnastics Proficiency award last Saturday. Matilda has worked from Level 8 up to Level 1.

  • Do you have an achievement to tell us aboutl? Send the details, with a photograph, to marketing@hohs.co.uk and we can share your success on the blog!