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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No after-school swimming this week

Parents, please be aware that there will be no swimming after school this week as Mr 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.

Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

Swimmers

 


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India adventure for Samaara

Samaara (Reception)  and her family are in Delhi visiting some relatives. She has seen the Taj Mahal, sat on a camel, visited Delhi Zoo, sat in many tuk tuks and even seen some cheeky monkeys run across her grandma’s balcony!

 

 


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What are you doing over the holidays?

We hope all our HOHS families and friends are enjoying the summer holidays so far. Don’t forget to send us photos and news to marketing@hohs.co.uk – there will be little prizes from Mrs French in September for any we use on the blog or Facebook!


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End of Term After-School Care

Parents, just a reminder that next Thursday (July 6th),  is Speech Day and the last day of term. School will close at 3.45pm and after-school care also finishes at that time.


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Little pupils in BIG castle!

Last Wednesday, our Nursery and Reception children set off for an adventure in Norwich Castle. Here is what they told us:

We were looking forward to being kings and queens for the day!  When we arrived a lady met us and told us all about the castle and who used to live there. We all wore crowns and some of us dressed up. We explored and discovered all the things in the castle. We visited the great hall and the old toilets. We are very glad they are not like that today! We even saw a very deep well which people had to get their water from. We dropped pennies down to see how deep it was. We had a story about a castle and made castles using building bricks.

“I loved the well. It was really fun dropping the pennies down. They went down a long way.” Charlie (Reception)
“Did you know, the castle is 99 years old?” Charlotte (Reception) Editor’s note: it is actually 900 years old!
“We pretended to open the castle door with a really, really big key.” Eddie (Nursery)
“I really enjoyed dressing up.” Samaara (Nursery)


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Children and the news

We know that some children can get very worried about events they hear about in the news, and this week many have felt upset and anxious about what’s happened in Manchester.   Mr Peace led a very appropriate assembly this morning reassuring children that adults are here to listen to them if they ever have any worries about anything, not just the news. If you find your children are still anxious, there is a useful feature on the BBC newsround site. This is the link:

www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/13865002


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Time for another look at our Hethersett Old Hall School video!

It’s just about a year since our HOHS promotional video was launched – and it had over 3,000 views when it appeared on our Facebook page! It still gives us that “aaaah” feeling, and reflects our happy, thriving school very well – so why not give it another look? Click here to link to  the video on youtube and let’s get the number of views there up!

The film was made by Winnie (Wing-Yee,  pictured below), a former HOHS pupil who is now a film maker.

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