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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Bunty Bear with Daisy at The Lion King

Daisy (Year 1) took Bunty, one of the HOHS bears, to see the Lion King last Sunday!  Bunty had to compete with a Simba teddy after the show though! Thank you to Daisy’s mum for sending us these lovely pictures.

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Mystery letters for Years 1 & 2 found in fireplace!

Mr Crump was surprised to find two large envelopes in his study fireplace one morning last week, slightly obscured by ashes but clearly addressed to Years 1 and 2. The children came over to collect them and what do you suppose was inside? Individual replies to letters they had written to Father Christmas a few days ago and posted up the chimney! We hope all their wishes come true at Christmas.




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Oh yes it is the Sixth Form panto!

On the last day of term we were treated to the annual Sixth Form panto, this year a seasonal take (loosely!) on Alice in Wonderland, with Charlie in the title role narrowly avoiding having her head cut off. As tradition dictates, the panto is written, performed and directed by our Year 12 and 13 girls and also features a motley crew of staff. The panto always entertains, and this year’s offering was no exception, with an appropriate amount of booing and cheering required from the appreciative audience of pupils and staff from Years 3 and upwards. It would be unfair to single out any individuals for praise, but it must be said that Miss Mann and Mrs Heppell offered particularly charismatic performances as Brussels sprouts.

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A visitor in The Barn

Here are a few more photos from our end of term Prep Christmas parties and a visit from a certain very popular old gentleman.  We hope everyone is enjoying the holidays and getting ready for the big day on Monday – if you’re good he might visit again!

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And the winners were…

The last day of term saw our annual, fiercely-contested House Shout singing competition, with the three houses – with pupils from Years 3-13 participating – each choosing a Christmas song to perform to a discerning panel of judges (Mr Peace, Mr Crump and Mrs Collin) and enthusiastic audience of pupils and staff.

This year Austen narrowly triumphed with their spirited rendition of I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day,  complete with enthusiastically executed choreography.  Other awards of the afternoon went to Saffron (Year 7) for winning the Best Christmas Jumper competition, Year 6 for best decorated Prep classroom and Year 9 for best decorated Senior classroom. 

The House Shout followed hot on the heels of the traditional Sixth Form Panto, about which more will be related here later (oh yes it will!).

Mr Crump presents Austen’s Sixth Formers Paisley and Isabel with the House Shout prize.

Austen’s rendition of I wish it Could be Christmas Every Day had the wining formula!




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Beautiful Snow Ball!

Yesterday evening the Barn was transformed by hardworking members of our PA into a beautiful winter wonderland for our annual Snow Ball. The senior girls dressed to impress and once again the Mocktail Bar proved a big hit on the night! Many photos were taken and girls are welcome to bring a USB to the marketing office to have them uploaded: here is just a small selection. There will be some more printed out to look through in the Black Hole at school tomorrow – and a gallery on the blog soon.

A huge thank you to our Parents’ Association for helping to fund the evening as well as transforming the barn into such a beautiful wintry venue…

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Prep School Christmas parties

Huge fun was had at the Lower and Upper Prep Christmas parties yesterday…from musical statues and musical chairs to turning your friend into a snowman…and not forgetting a visit from you-know-who!

More festive photos from the parties and our other Christmas activities will be on the blog over the holidays.