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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On the menu this week…

MONDAY LUNCH:

Homemade Soup
Crispy Chicken Fillets
Barbecue Sauce
Herb Diced Potatoes
Mixed Vegetables
Leek and Potato Croquettes
Salad Bar
Selection of Puddings
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

TUESDAY LUNCH:

Homemade Soup
Baked Potato with Chilli, Cheese and Baked Beans
Coleslaw
Salad Bar
Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding and Jam
Yogurts
Fresh Fruit

WEDNESDAY LUNCH:

Homemade Soup
Homemade Mixed Meat Curry
Spinach Dahl
Rice and Naan Bread
Vegetable Curry
Salad Bar
Spiced Fruit Tart
Yogurts
Fresh Fruit

THURSDAY LUNCH:

Homemade Soup
Chicken Provencale
Pasta Quills
Garlic Bread
Quorn Provencale
Salad Bar
Pears and Ice Cream
Yogurts
Fresh Fruit

FRIDAY LUNCH:

Homemade Soup
Jumbo Hotdog
Fried Onions
Freshly Chipped Potatoes
Peas
Vegetarian Hotdog
Salad Bar
Low Fat Yogurts


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Year 11 sample the Sixth Form

Yesterday saw our Year 11 girls leave their uniforms at home and get a taste of life in the Sixth Form. In the morning the girls sampled higher level lessons in their chosen subjects and in the afternoon they experienced some of the other aspects of sixth form life.

The photos show the girls taking part in enrichment activities. Designed to prepare them for their next steps after leaving school, these include a wide range of activities such as UCAS applications, practice interviews, putting together flat pack furniture, first aid and ‘university masterchef’. While some of the girls learned all about bandaging from school nurse Sister Greig, others made pesto twirls (in the record time of 25 minutes!)

The final two sessions of the day were devoted to business studies and the tutorial system. This year, all our Year 12 students will take business studies qualifications alongside their chosen subjects. Not only does this boost their employability and teach them skills useful for most potential career choices, it also boosts their university applications by providing extra UCAS points.
We hope the girls found the day helpful and informative as they consider their next steps.






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Winter Wonderland thank yous

Is it really almost a week ago? A huge thank you to everyone who helped, donated raffle prizes, baked cakes, helped set up and clear away, took a stall or just came to support our Winter Wonderland Fair last Saturday. It was much appreciated!

The whole event was relaxed and enjoyable and in terms of fundraising was a big success, with takings of over £2100 before expenses, so it will be a big boost for PA funds. Most of our 50+ stallholders had a good day and are keen to come to our summer fete next May.

We hope you all enjoyed this event as much as we did – and thanks again! More pictures of the Fair were on the blog last weekend.

Joy Elsley, PA Chair







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Winter Wonderland NOW in the Hethersett Old Hall School sports hall!

We’ve got snow, we’ve got elves, we’ve got Santa (till 1pm), we’ve got face-painting and crafts….there’s a pop-up restaurant, tea and cakes….and over 50 stalls of seasonal gorgeousness.  So if you are anywhere near Hethersett today, come on down before 3pm today! These pictures were taken just as we opened at 10 this morning and it’s already getting busy! Free entry and free parking.







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Winter Wonderland is here!

After months of planning and preparation by our PA, and generous donations from you, our Winter Wonderland Fair is almost here.  It’s tomorrow in the Sports Hall, in fact…and it promises to be a fantastic day!  Come and  browse 50 + stalls selling everything from handmade crafts and gifts to artisan food, beauty products, books, flowers, plants, home items, Christmas decorations and more. There will be craft activities for children, hot food and cakes, a raffle with lots of great prizes …and children can have an early chat with Santa for £1 including a small gift and sweets. The event itself is free and open to everyone – 10.00am-3.00pm. Tell your friends !

 


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Fetch the engines…no, wait! It’s 1666…

Thank you to all the Year 2 parents and family members who came to see the children showcase their learning about the Great Fire of London in assembly on Tuesday.

The children told us lots about the fire and how it affected the citizens of London in 1666, when there were no fire engines! They sang us two songs and showed us the amazing artwork they had created to support their learning on this exciting topic. Afterwards they shared some lovely moments with their families.  Well done to all the children and to Miss Doughty, too.

 


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Good to be back!

So… we begin our new half term and the run-up to possibly the busiest and most exciting time of year! Here are just a few of the happy faces (and smart winter uniforms)  spotted around school this morning!