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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Back to school tomorrow

Tomorrow we look forward to welcoming back our pupils, boarders, parents and staff. We hope you’ve had a lovely Easter break and are now rested and raring to go for what will be an action-packed term!

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Easter bonnet parade video clips!

Mrs Bird and Miss Nash managed to get some short video clips from the Easter bonnet parade this afternoon – have a look!

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Easter bonnets!

Our Lower and Upper Prep pupils paraded with their Easter bonnets this afternoon – great fun! Thanks to all the parents who helped the children with these beautiful, imaginative creations at home – it was a visual feast and they were all winners! Happy holidays, everyone.

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School whiteout!

We thought you might like to see these photos of the school grounds yesterday…

skeleton virginia creeper!

Picnic, anyone?

who fancies a game of table tennis?

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Seriously snowy!

Thank you to pupils and parents who have sent us some more wonderful pictures of snow antics! What a creative bunch we are!

From Amy T’s farm in Hickling, her mum writes: We are trying to make the best of the snow and cold! Amy’s Dad has spent the morning either rescuing cars from ditches with his tractor or trying to defrost the cattle’s water with a hair dryer!

Amy T (Year 2) has made a very friendly snowman!

The boarders have been busy on their igloo…here it is earlier today…

…it’s getting taller…


…and it even has a window!

Harry T ( Reception) has been sledging

Samaara (Reception) has also made a snowman that’s bigger than she is…

Sophie (Year 6), Charlie and the baby snowman

Mrs Woods, Head of PE, with her own family

Sophia (Year 2) has had fun practising on her skis!

Sophia S (Year 2) on the slopes

Charlie (Year 1) has made a very jolly-looking snowman bigger than he and little brother Ben (Nursery)!


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From panto to face packs…what our boarders get up to at the weekends!

Our boarders have enjoyed a varied schedule of activities this half term: the pantomime, bowling, roller skating and making their own face packs.

Sleeping Beauty, at the Theatre Royal in Norwich, was a big hit with lots of “he’s behind yous” and booing and hissing. This is an annual trip for the boarders and they said it was as good, if not better, than previous years. You can read a review of the show here.

The bowling was surprisingly competitive, with clever use of the cushions and some friendly cheating going on. Highest score went to Mia and weirdest throw that scored a strike went to Ruby!

We have discovered that Sofia is something of a face pack fan. She had lots of ideas we could try out and is a face pack entrepreneur of the future. We used a combination of yogurt, lemon juice, honey, oats and sugar to make a collection of different products. The yogurt face pack and the brown sugar scrub were clear favourites. We also agreed that the warm porridge oats felt lovely on your face but were revolting to look at! Strictly no pictures were allowed!

Finally, we went roller skating on Saturday. Molly and our gap assistant bravely tried roller skating for the first time while a few of our more experienced students, including Taonga and Olivia, whizzed around the floor.

We wish all our boarders a happy half term break!

Miss Kirkham

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Uniform Shop opening hours

Parents, please note that our Uniform Shop will be open all day on the following Thursdays this term, from 8.30am-4.00pm. On all other Thursdays it will be open from 8.30-9.30am.

Thursday, 11th January

Thursday, 8th February

Thursday 8th March