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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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.



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Non-uniform day tomorrow!

A reminder that tomorrow – the last day of term – is a non-uniform day – pupils are encouraged to wear their wackiest Christmas jumper and bring £1 to enter our competition! All the money will go to Mini Donks, the local charity chosen by our senior girls for our fundraising this year. The little donkeys spend their days enhancing the well-being of people with dementia and others in need of a smile.


Nativity and Children of the World: the gallery

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