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


Homemade soup
Chicken and Vegetable Casserole
Mixed Vegetables
Quorn and Vegetable Casserole
Salad Bar
Assorted Puddings
Fresh Fruit


Homemade Soup
Jumbo Sausage Roll
Creamed Potatoes
Green Beans
Cheese and Vegetable Roll
Salad Bar
Raspberry Ripple Mousse and Sponge FIngers
Fresh Fruit


Homemade Soup
Crispy Chicken Fillets
Katzu Sauce
New Potatoes
Green Beans
Mozzarella Sticks
Salad bar
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Caramel Sauce
Fresh Fruit


Homemade Soup
Battered Cod Fillet
Shoestring Fries
Mushrooms stuffed with Brie, Spinach and Tomato
Salad Bar
Fresh Fruit



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The Four Schools Carol Concert

On Monday evening, our flute ensemble performed Carol of the Bells by Leontovych at the annual Four Schools Carol Concert held at St Remigius Church.

This is an event that brings together the four schools in Hethersett, each school contributing a musical item and a poem; the head teacher of each school also presents a reading. Our flutes sounded
truly beautiful in the wonderful acoustics of the church, the harmonies ringing out.

Deputy Head girl Charlie Harding read Christmas Carol, a lovely poem by Felicia Hemans, and Mr Crump read Ben Jonson’s A Hymn on the Nativity of My Saviour.

Remember: this week we have our own school carol service in St Remigius, on Thursday 14th at 2.15pm. All welcome!


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Christingle – the gallery

We promised more photos of Thursday’s lovely Christingle service – here they are! If you took some and would like to share them here, please email to marketing@hohs.co.uk and I will add them!


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2018 Kings Camps activity weeks…provisional dates

Many of you will already have seen our announcement that from Easter 2018 we will be working in partnership with  Kings Camps, offering full weeks of activities at HOHS for our own and other local families.  Provisional dates for your diaries are:

  • April 9th-13th (one week)
  • July 30th – August 10th (two weeks)
  • October 22nd – 26th (one week)

If you have friends with children at other schools who may like to book, please tell them about it! We will have booking information in the new year but if you would like to register your interest now, it would help us to gauge interest levels, so please email marketing@hohs.co.uk.


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Christingle Tingles!

This afternoon our Prep and Lower Prep pupils took part in an annual favourite: our Christingle Service at St Remigius Church. The service was led by Rev Derek McClean, with the children offering lovely musical contributions and leading the prayers.  With the lights turned off, Christingles lit and everyone circling the church and joining in with Away in a Manger, there was a magical Christmas atmosphere. Thank you to all the parents and families who came to share the service, and for your generous contributions for The Children’s Society. Look out for a full gallery of pictures over the weekend!

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Our ‘stars’ this week were…


Our most recent ‘Stars’, receiving special mention by Mr Peace in this morning’s Prep Department Praise Assembly, are:

Vera C-M (Nursery), for her listening and understanding in class and for being thoughtful. Vera is doing well with being a good friend.

Grace T (Nursery), for very good improvement with her reading – Grace has gone up a level.

Noah H (Year 1), for always working hard and persevering. Noah has gone up in his reading and is doing very well with his handwriting.

Evelyn B (Year 2), for excellent participation in play rehearsals. Evelyn really gets into her character and knows all of her lines thoroughly.

Well done to all of these ‘stars’! Who will it be next week?


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Prep School Christingle Service this afternoon

We are so looking forward to our beautiful Christingle service at 2.00pm at St Remigius Church this afternoon and seeing all our Lower Prep families.

All children from Nursery to Year 6 have been making their Christingles at school and brought in their Christingle candles, kindly filled with spare change at home (thank you!). Here are some of them waiting to go to the church later. All proceeds to go to The Children’s Society