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Sea Life Centre Visit

This week, children in the Nursery and Reception classes visited the Sea Life Centre in Great Yarmouth. The children were given a guided tour so they could learn all about the fish and sea creatures in the centre. They were even allowed to touch a starfish! The trip was highly informative and thoroughly enjoyed by all the children. More pictures of this trip will be published on our Facebook page and in the website news section tomorrow.


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Open Afternoon Friday 15th March

Have you booked your tour? Please contact our Registrar, Louise Vyse, on lvyse@hohs.co.uk or phone us on 01603 810390. Another slide show showing pupils from Nursery to Sixth Form is available on our Facebook page. Please click here https://www.facebook.com/HethersettOldHallSchool/ to see it. You do not need a Facebook account to view the page.


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The Dinosaur Hunt!

It has been an exciting half term for our Nursery pupils. They have learned lots of facts about dinosaurs, painted dinosaur pictures and presented an assembly. Best of all, they went on a dinosaur hunt, following a trail of dinosaur footprints which led them to a dinosaur egg! To see the video of their egg-hunting adventures, please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HethersettOldHallSchool/ (which is available to everyone even if you haven’t got your own Facebook account).


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What have our youngest pupils done today? Mrs Wood has taken some pictures of some of our Nursery children enjoying their first day here.


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Canaries adventure for Samaara!

Great to hear from Samaara (Year 1) and her family, who have been visiting Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.  As you can see, Samaara did a lot while there; seeing the volcanoes, up close with dolphins, camel ride and parasailing!
* Don’t forget to send us YOUR holiday snaps!



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Fabulous Fete!

So many visitors commented on the lovely, friendly atmosphere at our fete today – it really was a wonderful day and,  with the sun shining warmly for most of the time, the last-minute rain didn’t dampen our spirits! Thanks to the PA for organising such a great event, and thanks to all who came – we hope you all had a great time! We think the pictures say it all….

 

 


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Farewell to Michael Reeves

After 28 years looking after our school (and cooking for us for many of them, too!),  Michael Reeves is leaving us in June to pursue a life of leisure in his native, beloved Ireland. Many parents, past pupils and friends of the school will know Mr Reeves as a lynchpin of school life at HOHS, an extraordinarily resourceful, practical and helpful ‘Mr Fixit’. Over his tenure here he has also ably managed all of our commercial lettings, for organisations who hire our wonderful swimming pool, sports hall and other facilities when not in school use.

If you would like to show appreciation for Mr Reeves’ hard work and dedication, please send or bring donations to school Reception before 25th May (end of half term). Mr Reeves’ last day in school will be Friday 8th June.

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Prep School assemblies and other dates for this term

Here are the dates for the remaining Prep School class assemblies for this term, and some other important dates for our Nursery-Year 6 families. Parents, we hope this will allow you plenty of time to put the dates in your diary so that you can come along and support your child on the day. Any changes to these dates will be announced on the blog.

CLASS ASSEMBLIES:

All on Tuesdays, 8.55-9.20am in The Barn:

1st May: Year 1
15th May: Year 2
22nd May: Reception
26th June: Nursery
3rd July: Year 6 Leavers

OTHER:

12th May: School Fete

16th-18th May: Years 3-6 residential trip to Hilltop Outdoor Centre

21st June: Sports Day

26th /28th June: 6.00pm in The Barn, Upper Prep production – Dick Whittington: A Midsummer Pantomime


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No after-school fun swim today

Parents, unfortunately there will be no swimming for Years 3-6 after school today as Mrs McEvoy is unwell.  Children are, of course, very welcome to stay and join in the other fun activities organised by our after-school co-ordinator, or you may collect them earlier if you prefer.

Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

Swimmers

 


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An outdoors sort of day at HOHS!

What a wonderful, warm day we have had today! The children took the opportunity to spend as much time as possible outside in our lovely gardens and play areas. We hope the weather will stay summery this week, but of course it is important that the children are well protected with sunscreen and their named sun hats. Parents –  please check that they have them for school tomorrow – and every day when it is warm –  so that they can all enjoy break time and sports without risk of burning. We will make sure everyone has plenty to drink!