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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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A King is Born and Children of the World – what a delight!

This afternoon’s performance was a magical treat for all the families who came to see our Nursery, Reception and Years 1 and 2 pupils showcase their talents in their Christmas production.  First we had a delightful musical take on the traditional nativity from our Nursery and Reception children.  A King is Born saw a word-perfect narrator, Samaara, ‘reading’ the story of the first Christmas to her eager, pyjama-clad children. Truly angelic angels, regal kings and vigilant shepherds meanwhile acted out the drama, with a convincing Mary and Joseph centre stage.

in the second half, we enjoyed a charming musical, Children of the World beautifully performed by Years 1 and 2. The children told us in words, songs and action about a wide variety of different Christmas traditions from around the world, with a group of highly individual angels accompanying us around the globe –  from Africa to China and from Poland to the US, Australia and Ireland.  With superb props, lighting effects and costumes and with everyone speaking their lines clearly and confidently, this was a production to be proud of. We hope that all the parents and grandparents who filled The Barn to the rafters this afternoon did indeed leave with a warm glow of pride in their children’s achievements. Thank you all for coming and for your support.

You can see the full gallery of pictures here – with more to come over the holidays.

The production has been filmed and will be edited and ready  at the beginning of next term so please complete your order form and hand it in by Friday if you would like a copy.

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Welcome back for an exciting half term!

We hope all our families have  had an enjoyable half term break and are looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow morning as we start the last busy half term of 2017  – and the exciting lead up to (dare we mention it?) – Christmas!

Please remember that all pupils should now be in full winter uniform, and that appropriate PE kit will be needed for those children taking part in after school clubs.

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Winter Wonderland Market alert!

It may seem too early even to think about Christmas shopping (shh…we’ll whisper it!), but do put Saturday November 18th into your diary! Our Parents’ Association will be hosting another of their amazing, hugely popular Winter Wonderland seasonal fairs – a chance to shop for gifts, food and decorations all under one roof in The Barn at HOHS and with plenty to keep the family happy too. Watch this space for more details over the coming weeks and months but in the meantime, if you or anyone you know would like to take a stall, please contact Joy at pa@hohs.co.uk

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Happy holidays to all our families and friends!

Well, that’s it…the HOHS school year ended at the end of last week – and the office here is feeling very quiet today! There will be plenty of posts on the blog over the holidays, with pictures and reports of recent events, pupils’ work and more, so please have a look now and then to see. The photos below are of some of our Year 6 pupils enjoying a spot of impromptu gymnastics on their last day in the Prep Department.

May we take this opportunity to wish all of you a very happy, sunny summer.



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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 also marks a visit to the baby Jesus by The Magi (the three Kings, or Wise Men). The word ‘Epiphany’ comes from Greek and means ‘manifestation’. It celebrates ‘the revelation of God in his Son as human in Jesus Christ’.

Here are Year 5 researching and working on some pictures of the Magi last term.

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