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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King’s Camps opening ceremony news

On Monday 22nd January at 1.00pm, there will be an opening ceremony to mark the partnership between HOHS and Kings Camps, who are running our holiday
activity weeks from Easter this year.

After the ceremony, which will feature a special guest appearance by Norwich City legend Wesley Hoolahan (father of Noah and Lottie, Year 1 and Reception), there will be fun, free activity sessions in the sports hall for all our Years 1-6 pupils. Parents – please ensure your child has full PE kit with them that day (we will remind you nearer the time, too!)

Parents of Years 1-6 pupils are invited to attend the ceremony and come and watch the activity sessions but please note there will be limited spaces in the sports hall.

 


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Book your HOHS King’s Camps Weeks – and take a friend for free at Easter!

Parents – exciting news! You can now book your child/children in for the Easter and/or summer Kings Camps activity weeks at HOHS. We are especially pleased to tell you that, for the Easter week only (April 9th-13th), we have a ‘Bring a Friend for Free’ offer. So if you have two children, the second will be able to attend at no cost – and if you are bringing a friend rather than a sibling, you can share the cost between you. Please note that although there is a booking form online at the Kings Camps website, to take advantage of this special offer you will need to book by phone. Here’s how:

For siblings: Call 0114 263 2160 and you can make one booking over the phone.
To bring a friend: Call 0114 263 2160 and book your own child in. Tell the Kings Camps staff member the name of the additional child you will be bringing. Then ask their parent to call the same number to confirm the free booking, and arrange the cost share between yourselves!

After Easter, we will give you a discount code – for our HOHS parents only – for 10% off your summer and subsequent bookings.

On the blog tomorrow: news of our summer camps’ Grand Opening – with special guest appearance from Norwich City legend Wesley Hoolahan!

 


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2018 Kings Camps activity weeks…provisional dates

Many of you will already have seen our announcement that from Easter 2018 we will be working in partnership with  Kings Camps, offering full weeks of activities at HOHS for our own and other local families.  Provisional dates for your diaries are:

  • April 9th-13th (one week)
  • July 30th – August 10th (two weeks)
  • October 22nd – 26th (one week)

If you have friends with children at other schools who may like to book, please tell them about it! We will have booking information in the new year but if you would like to register your interest now, it would help us to gauge interest levels, so please email marketing@hohs.co.uk.

 


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Holiday camps coming to HOHS!

We are excited to announce that from next Easter, we will be working in partnership with one of the UK’s leading providers of holiday activity clubs.  King’s Camps  will be running  full weeks of activities at HOHS for our own and other local families, starting with a week in the Easter holidays, two weeks in the summer and a week in October half term next year. The clubs will expand and roll out, subject to demand, the following year. Meanwhile, watch this space for more details and a chance to win a full week FREE for your child, as well as news of free “Active Play” taster sessions and a fun event marking the opening of our partnership with Kings Camps in the spring term! Click on the picture to learn more about the adventures in store…

 


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Visitors and parents – please take extra care…

Many of our blog readers will already be aware that Anglian Water are working on the roadside just outside our school and have put temporary traffic lights in place. The work is nothing to do with the school but we have had concerns about cars getting in and out of our entrance safely. We have consulted with Anglian Water about this and they have been very helpful.  Today they moved the position of the traffic lights to give clearer visibility on exiting the school; they have also put some extra signs in place alerting other drivers to the fact that traffic from the school is not controlled by the lights.  The work is likely to continue for a few more days, so please take extra care when dropping off and picking up your child.

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Nature lovers’ ramble for the last weekend of the holidays…?

With just a few days of holiday left – hopefully at least some of them sunny and warm – we can’t resist sharing a post from the Hethersett Birding blog.  If you haven’t discovered the little Ladybelt Country Park (on Hethersett road just beyond Ketteringham towards East Carleton), it is well worth a look. Perfect for a gentle family stroll, with or without a four-legged friend and definitely with your camera!  Click the picture below to read the post and see some great bird pictures the author has taken there.

  • Going here, or somewhere else interesting this weekend? Please send your photos to marketing@hohs.co.uk

 

 


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HOHS musicians entertain at Dementia Cafe

On Tuesday, Mrs Greene and a group of seniors visited Hethersett Methodist Church Hall to perform a variety of musical pieces to members of the village’s Dementia Café and friends. The audience was highly appreciative of the girls’ solo and ensemble performances and Mrs Greene reports that all the girls performed very well indeed. “We loved the way the audience sang along to the well-known tunes we played”, she said. Well done, girls!