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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Tennis report from Katie Brooks

We had a special Hallowe’en-themed tennis week before half-term, with lots of fun, activities, games and treats!

Players of the week:

Lower Prep : Agata (Year 2) for excellent
improvement in racket and ball skills and her forehand drive.

Upper Prep: Imogen (Year 4) for hard work
and fantastic progress.

Senior School: Skyla (Year 7) for outstanding effort and improvement.

Katie Brooks, Tennis Coach



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Bird Club Leaf Printing

This week our little Bird Club members made some beautiful prints using Autumn leaves…

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Tennis report

It has been a wonderful week within the tennis programme at HOHS, with  record numbers of pupils attending their weekly lessons. There have been plenty of tennis balls hit and lots of fun on the courts!

Next week, there will be a ‘Rafa Nadal Rallying’ competition for all mini tennis and tennis players throughout the school.

Players of the Week are:

Lower Prep School

Isla (Nursery) for excellent ball and racket skills.

Alfie (Year 2) for outstanding rallying skills.

Upper Prep School

Oliver (Year 4) for brilliant improvement, energy and enthusiasm.

Chloe (Year 4) for excellent rallying skills.

Senior School

Emily (Year 7) for outstanding improvement and hardwork.

Katie Brooks
Head of Tennis

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Match report: U13 hockey v Norwich High School for Girls

Our U13 hockey team got their season under way today with a 2-0 win away against the Norwich Girls’ High School. First to score was Ruby H, in her debut match for the team,  with the second goal coming from Rachel Y. Player of the match was awarded to Ruby.  The afternoon offered a great coaching experience for the girls, with a chance to hone their technical skills and match play. Well done, everyone!

Mrs Woods

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No after-school swimming this week

Parents, please be aware that there will be no swimming after school this week as Mr McEvoy is unwell.  Children are, of course, very welcome to stay and join in the other fun activities organised by our after-school co-ordinator.

Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.




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Badminton and trampolining free taster sessions tomorrow!

trampoline kidFree taster sessions are on offer tomorrow (Monday 11th September) for our  Trampolining Club (with Miss Good) and  Badminton Coaching (with Mr Cooper).  The timings are as follows, and if your child would like to have a go, please tell Reception tomorrow.

Please note that although these tasters are free, pupils joining the courses after that will be charged the usual the club fees.

Taster session times:

Trampoline 4.00-5.00pm Years 3-6 and 5.00-6.00pm for seniors.

Badminton: 4.00-5.00pm for Years 3 upwards, all abilities.

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Serving up smiles at Katie’s Mini Tennis camp!

Over the summer holidays,  our  tennis coach Katie Brooks organised a series of four mini-tennis afternoons at the Anglian Tennis club – much enjoyed, as you can see, by some of our younger pupils and their friends.  Thank you to Chloe and Charlotte’s mum for sending us this lovely picture.  Watch the blog over the next few days for a message from Katie about tennis this term, too!