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More Christingle Photos

Following our Christingle Service yesterday, I am pleased to have some more photos to share with you. Thank you for sending them in.

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Mini donkeys in The Barn!

In assembly this morning we welcomed two beautiful little visitors, Pixie and Pippin from Mini Donks,  the local charity chosen by our senior girls for our fundraising this year.  We heard from  Mini Donks’ founder Sarah all about the wonderful work these gentle, friendly little creatures do to improve the wellbeing of people in care homes, with dementia or in any other situation where a smile is needed (you can’t help smiling when you meet them!). Sarah explained that it costs £30,000 a year to keep the donkeys on the road and travelling to the places they are needed: they earn £20000 of that in visit fees but need to make up the £10000 shortfall. Miss Mann, who organised the visit, said that each form in our school will be thinking about what fundraising activity they can arrange, to help meet this target. You can read more and see videos on the Mini Donks website.

When assembly finished, the children had an opportunity to get up close and touch the donkeys in the courtyard.



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Twelfth Night

Today is officially the last day of Christmas – the twelfth night, also known as the Epiphany. In the Christian calendar this marks a visit to the child Jesus by The Magi (the three Kings, or Wise Men). The word ‘Epiphany’ comes from Greek and means ‘manifestation’.

We thought you might like to have another look at our own little Magi, from both our 2017 and some previous nativity productions!

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Year 4 soft touch!

Year 4 spent some careful hours in their craft lessons last half term making these beautiful cushions…we couldn’t show them before because they were being wrapped up for Christmas presents. We are sure the lucky recipients loved them!

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It’s almost here… !

Christmas Eve…and we send warm wishes to all our HOHS families for an extra special day tomorrow.  Hopefully the little ones will be tucked up and sleeping soundly when Father Christmas visits!



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Mystery letters for Years 1 & 2 found in fireplace!

Mr Crump was surprised to find two large envelopes in his study fireplace one morning last week, slightly obscured by ashes but clearly addressed to Years 1 and 2. The children came over to collect them and what do you suppose was inside? Individual replies to letters they had written to Father Christmas a few days ago and posted up the chimney! We hope all their wishes come true at Christmas.




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Happy holidays to all our families and friends!

Well, that’s it…term has finished and the school suddenly seems very quiet after a very exciting, action-packed week. There will be plenty of posts on the blog over the holidays, with pictures and reports of recent events, so please drop by!

Meanwhile, may we take this opportunity to wish all of you a very happy festive season and a great New Year.