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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Little workers on Open Morning!

We can’t resist sharing these pictures from last Saturday’s Open Morning….

In the first image, some of our Year 2 pupils are demonstrating their creative skills for visitors to admire, while the rest show Year 1’s little Van Goghs hard at work. The children have been studying the life and work of the famous French Impressionist and have been really enthusiastic about his colourful sunflowers!


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Fry triumph in House Music Competition!

The Barn echoed to the sound of the seventies yesterday when this year’s house music theme took us back to the age of flares, funny hairstyles and fantastic tunes.

The competition requires each house to produce a programme featuring a solo/duet, an instrumental number and both small and full-house choirs. The houses this year effectively covered a musically-varied decade; tracks chosen stretched from The Carpenters’ 1970 classic ‘Close to You’ (Fry’s ten singers contribution) to the haunting synth sounds of Joy Division’s ‘Love will tear us apart’ from 1979, performed by Austen as its instrumental contribution.

As always, the result was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon; competitive, supportive and light-hearted.  Mrs Collin gave some constructive feedback on behalf of the judges and the final result was a win for Fry, with a total of 265 points. Well done to all involved.

Mr Crump

 


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Open Morning – ready to go!

Open Morning is just about to kick off and our lovely entrance hall and Quiet Room are as warm and welcoming as our staff and pupils…come on down between 10.00am and noon to have a tour and a chat!


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Open Morning today!

We look forward to welcoming you to our  Open Morning being held today from 10am to 12 noon. Come and see what makes us so special!

 

 

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Open Morning procedure for pupils

balloonsonlyJust a reminder to all our pupils (from Reception – Year 13) who are coming into school tomorrow for our Open Morning.

Please arrive at school from 9.30 – 9.45 am, come in through the side gates and go straight to your form room for registration at 10.00am before joining the teacher you are helping. At the end of the event,  please let your teacher know you are leaving and go out via side gates not through Reception.

If you are acting as a guide, please come to the entrance hall at 9.45 to register with Mrs Jones.

Please remember to wear your full uniform including hats and blazers and make sure you’re looking extra neat and tidy.

 


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Junior Choir are a bit windy!

Our Junior Choir (Years 3-6) meets on Monday afternoons under the expert tutelage of  Director of Drama Mrs Richards. The roving camera caught them yesterday as they began work on an atmospheric song about the winter wind….perhaps you can tell from the picture that they are intoning some ghostly  “ooooh” wind sounds here!  We will all be able to see and hear the polished performance in the winter concert later in the second half of term.


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Musical Lunchtimes at HOHS

Pupils in Years 6-13 at HOHS can participate in enjoyable, fun and rewarding musical activities at lunchtimes – if you are in one of these year groups, come and join us!

Tuesday – Choir (Years 7 -13)
If you enjoy singing, come along and try the choir. Performances will include the High Schools’ Choir Festival at St Andrews’ Hall, the HOHS winter concert and the carol services in St Remigius’ church.

Wednesday – Rock Band (Years 7 -13)
Can you play guitar, keyboards or drums? Fancy yourself as a lead vocalist? Come and see Mr Dodd at 12.45 on Wednesday if you would like to give it a go!

Thursday – Orchestra (Years 6 – 13)
If you play an orchestral instrument come along to MU1 at 1.05pm on Thursday.

Friday – Flute ensemble (Years 7 – 13)
We have quite a few good flautists in the school and Miss Ellis is starting up a new flute ensemble. Just come along to MU1 at 1.05pm on Friday with your flute.

Your choice…
We have handchimes, recorders, ukuleles, and djembes all longing to be used by
interested groups! Let me know if you and your friends would like to start a group.

Mrs Greene
Head of Music