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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Please share our Winter Wonderland Fair poster!

From Joy Elsley, Chair of our Parents’ Association:

Parents and friends – if you haven’t already made a note in your diaries, please do now – and tell your friends and families. If you can, please share our poster, below!

Saturday November 18th is our big Winter Wonderland Fair. There will be stalls galore (over 45 of them!) selling everything from crafts to Christmas decorations, artisan foods and handmade clothes.  You can also enjoy food and refreshments from our wonderful chef and games and activities for the children.

Interested in having a stall, or know anyone who would like one?  There are just a very few spaces left now, so please email me at PA@hohs.co.uk as soon as possible! It costs just £25 for a 6ft table (supplied) plus a donated item for our raffle.

Speaking of the raffle – parents, could you consider donating a prize? The raffle is always one of our biggest fundraisers and the proceeds all go towards buying items to benefit all our children. You can bring prizes into the school office anytime from now. Thank you so much!

 


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Enjoy the half-term holidays!

Happy half term, everyone!

We hope all our families will enjoy the break – and that there will be plenty more beautiful autumn sunshine! School resumes on Monday 30th October.  A reminder, please, that all pupils should be in full winter uniform when we return.

  • Do email me on marketing@hohs.co.uk with your pictures and news if you are going away or doing something exciting! I am especially looking forward to hearing all about our senior school trip to Holland and Belgium…the girls’ special trip hoodies arrived earlier this week, to much excitement.

Liz French, Editor


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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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Match report: U13 hockey v Norwich High School for Girls

Our U13 hockey team got their season under way today with a 2-0 win away against the Norwich Girls’ High School. First to score was Ruby H, in her debut match for the team,  with the second goal coming from Rachel Y. Player of the match was awarded to Ruby.  The afternoon offered a great coaching experience for the girls, with a chance to hone their technical skills and match play. Well done, everyone!

Mrs Woods


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PA UPDATE: Winter Wonderland Fair news!

 

From Joy Elsley, Chair of our Parents’ Association:

Parents and friends – if you haven’t already made a note in your diaries, please do now – and tell your friends and families:

Saturday November 18th is our big Winter Wonderland Fair. There will be stalls galore selling everything from crafts to Christmas decorations, artisan foods and handmade clothes.  You can also enjoy food and refreshments from our wonderful chef and games and activities for the children.

Interested in having a stall, or know anyone who would like one? 

There are just a few spaces left now, so please email me at PA@hohs.co.uk as soon as possible! It costs just £25 for a 6ft table (supplied) plus a donated item for our
raffle.

Speaking of the raffle – parents, could you consider donating a prize? The raffle is always one of our biggest fundraisers and the proceeds all go towards buying items to benefit all our children. You can bring prizes into the school office anytime from now. Thank you so much!

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Badminton and trampolining free taster sessions tomorrow!

trampoline kidFree taster sessions are on offer tomorrow (Monday 11th September) for our  Trampolining Club (with Miss Good) and  Badminton Coaching (with Mr Cooper).  The timings are as follows, and if your child would like to have a go, please tell Reception tomorrow.

Please note that although these tasters are free, pupils joining the courses after that will be charged the usual the club fees.

Taster session times:

Trampoline 4.00-5.00pm Years 3-6 and 5.00-6.00pm for seniors.

Badminton: 4.00-5.00pm for Years 3 upwards, all abilities.


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New faces at HOHS

This term we welcome a number of new staff to our HOHS team:

Miss Alison Kirkham, Senior Housemistress in our boarding house.

Miss Amy Wright, PE teacher

Mrs Tammy Hall, Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hall with Mrs Fisher, who is teaching Year 5 this year

Miss Suzanne Chaplin, Teaching Assistant

Mrs Philippa Gunn, teacher of Years 3 and 4, with some of her pupils