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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Name that tune…in flowers!

While school may be closed for the holidays, the buildings and grounds are still buzzing with activity! We have had a Tai chi group using the sports hall and other facilities all week, and yesterday in the Barn, talented NAFAS demonstrators Melissa Sheldrake and Brenda Tubb provided an audience of more than 70 flower-arranging enthusiasts with some amazing ideas for floral arrangements with the theme “Name that Tune”, followed by afternoon tea.  This event was in aid of  Oaktrees Respite Care in Attleborough and was arranged by our Exams Officer Jane Morgan.

 


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Miniature garden competition

Fancy having a go at making a miniature garden? Now is the time to start planning your design for Mrs Bird’s fabulous competition – have a look at the poster for details. It’s a great way to exercise your imagination and creative flair! Your garden can be any shape as long as its overall size is no larger than 30 x 30cm. But don’t make the real thing yet unless you’re confident you can maintain it in peak condition until May 6th…because that is when judging will take place, at our Summer Fete. There will be prizes for different age groups and all the entries will be displayed at the fete. Go on, you know you want to!

 


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Coming soon – the fabulous HOHS Summer Fete!

Our fete is coming on May 6th (11.00am-2.00pm). As always, it will be huge fun for all the family, with a host of entertainment, games, stalls and refreshments including tasty barbecue lunches and a cake tent. At the beginning of term, please look out for raffle tickets and other information – and don’t forget to keep that day free in your diaries!

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Felicity is latest Library Assistant

Congratulations to Felicity (Year 7) who recently earned her Library Assistant badge. Pictured here with school librarian Mrs Maher, Felicity undertook a variety of tasks to achieve the badge, including learning about the Dewey classification system for books. She now helps in the library when she is free at break times, mainly with issues and returns.

“I like the fiction section best,” says Felicity, “and because I love reading myself, I can sometimes make suggestions for what books other pupils might like to borrow.”


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Years 10 and 11 house netball result

On a beautiful sunny afternoon Ryder were crowned champions of the Years 10 and 11 netball house matches. With all three teams winning one and losing one game it came down to goal difference, with Ryder just edging ahead. Fry and Austen were awarded joint second with a +1 goal difference.

Player of the tournament was awarded to Amy for a fantastic performance at GA. Amy has made significant progress since the start of the term and can be very proud of her shooting efforts for Fry. At the end of this term’s netball and football house matches the house points are as follow

1st AUSTEN 360 points

Joint 2nd FRY & RYDER 330 points

As we look forward to the summer term there is everything still to play for!

Miss Mickleburgh, Head of PE

 

 

 


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Spring is on its way at HOHS – with a chance to win a prize!

Gardener Andy Young has been hard at work in the gardens, planting new things to provide colour later in the spring and summer.  This week has seen some lovely, warm sunshine and the children can now spend more time outside at break and lunchtimes. With that in mind, here is an opportunity for observant pupils to win some prizes and perhaps learn a bit about plants!

To enter, have a good look round the gardens and see how many flowers and flowering plants you can identify (they don’t have to be in bloom yet), then write down their names and where in the grounds you saw them.  You can ask Mr Young for clues if you find him!

Please bring your list to me in the office just next to Reception  by the end of term, Friday 31st March – I have some fun prizes for top entries! Alternatively, you can email your entry to marketing@hohs.co.uk

 

 


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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 this Saturday for our Open Morning.

Please arrive at school between 9.30 – 9.45 am and enter via the side gates, not the front door. You will need to go directly to your form room for registration at 10am before heading off to join the teacher you are assisting. At the end of Open Morning pupils should leave school via side gates not via reception.

Those pupils acting as guides should come to the Entrance Hall at 9.45 and register with Mrs Jones.

Please remember to wear your full uniform including hats and make sure you’re looking extra neat and tidy on the day!