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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Aged 11-18? Write a poem or story and win a prize!

We know that there’s some amazing writing talent amongst our pupils – so here is an exciting opportunity for you to have your work recognised!  Entries have to come from your school email address, so send your poem, story or essay to marketing@hohs.co.uk,  making sure to include all the information asked for in the instructions below, and we will forward it on to the competition organisers. Good luck!

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Miniature garden competition

Fancy having a go at making a miniature garden? Now is the time to start planning your design for Mrs Bird’s fabulous competition – have a look at the poster for details. It’s a great way to exercise your imagination and creative flair! Your garden can be any shape as long as its overall size is no larger than 30 x 30cm. But don’t make the real thing yet unless you’re confident you can maintain it in peak condition until May 6th…because that is when judging will take place, at our Summer Fete. There will be prizes for different age groups and all the entries will be displayed at the fete. Go on, you know you want to!

 


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Austen win Years 1 & 2 House Football

Years 1 and 2 produced some excellent skills and team work in the end of term football matches. Results are as follows:

B League: WINNERS – AUSTEN, Joint SECOND – RYDER/FRY

Austen – 7 (Sophie 5, Jessica 2) beat Ryder – 1 (Beatrix)

Ryder – 6 (Sahara-Star 4, Sophia 2) beat Fry – 2 (Mani 2)

Fry – 5 (Mani 4, Polly 1) beat Austen – 2 (Jessica 1, Sophia 1)

Player of the Tournament awards: Austen – Sophie, Fry – India, Ryder – Sahara-Star

 

A League: WINNERS – AUSTEN, Joint SECOND RYDER/FRY

Austen – 3 (Theo 3) beat Fry – 0

Fry – 1 (Lucia) drew with Ryder – 1 (Harvey)

Austen – 4 (Theo 3, Evangeline 1) beat Ryder – 0

Player of the Tournament awards: Austen – Theo, Fry – Lucia, Ryder – Harvey

Miss Mickleburgh, Head of PE



 


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Ryder and Austen triumph in Years 3-6 house netball

Congratulations to Ryder A and Austen B who were the winners of the Year 3-6  netball house matches on Monday.  Results are as follows:

A League:

Austen 3 beat Fry 0

Ryder 3 beat Fry 1

Ryder 3 beat Austen 1

 

B League:

Austen 15 beat Ryder 2

Fry 10 beat Ryder 5

Austen 21 beat Fry 0

Additional points were awarded to Sophie, Toby and Jennifer for outstanding play throughout.

 

Miss Mickleburgh

Head of Physical Education


 


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Spring is on its way at HOHS – with a chance to win a prize!

Gardener Andy Young has been hard at work in the gardens, planting new things to provide colour later in the spring and summer.  This week has seen some lovely, warm sunshine and the children can now spend more time outside at break and lunchtimes. With that in mind, here is an opportunity for observant pupils to win some prizes and perhaps learn a bit about plants!

To enter, have a good look round the gardens and see how many flowers and flowering plants you can identify (they don’t have to be in bloom yet), then write down their names and where in the grounds you saw them.  You can ask Mr Young for clues if you find him!

Please bring your list to me in the office just next to Reception  by the end of term, Friday 31st March – I have some fun prizes for top entries! Alternatively, you can email your entry to marketing@hohs.co.uk

 

 


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Matilda’s our winner…and what else begins with an M…?

Congratulations to Matilda (Year 4) who has won the competition to identify the most tree species within the sixteen acres of our school grounds.  Matilda was awarded a £10 garden centre voucher for correctly identifying the species and their locations listed after the photo below. There are over 35 species growing here altogether…can anyone spot one Matilda has missed, with a name starting with an M, like hers? An additional small prize is available for the first correct answer emailed to marketing@hohs.co.uk (clue…start outside Mr Crump’s window and walk along the paths past the school buildings towards the woods and orchard…)

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Apple tree – near sports field

Copper beech – front lawns

Cherry tree – front lawns

Maple tree – in front of school

Yew tree –  woods

Horse chestnut – courtyard

Ash tree – sports field

Holly tree – in front of school

Oak tree – woods and playing field

Hawthorn – back of woods

Beech – near sports hall

Silver birch – outside sports hall

Wellington pine – woods

Elder tree – near road (sports hall end)

Lime tree – staff car park

Conifer – in courtyard

 

 

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FRY and AUSTEN triumph in Years 1 & 2 house hockey

Years 1 and 2 produced some excellent skills and team work in the end of term hockey matches. Results are as follows:

A league: WINNERS – FRY

Fry – 3 (Jack, Felicity, Lucia) beat Austen – 2 (Edward 2)

Fry – 2 (Jack 2) beat Ryder – 1 (Lucas)

Austen – 2 (Evangeline, Isabella) beat Ryder – 1 (Lucas)

B league: WINNERS – AUSTEN

Austen – 4 (Sophie 3, Thalia 1) beat Ryder

Fry – 3 (Agata 3) drew with Ryder – 3 (Amy, Sahara-Star, Scarlett)

Austen – 3 (Sophie 3) beat Fry – 1 (Agata)

 

 

Miss Mickleburgh

Head of Physical Education

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