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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Our ‘stars’ this week

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There was a Praises Assembly this morning in the Prep Department…and these children received special mention:

Georgina (Nursery), for being caring and a lovely friend, very thoughtful and polite. Georgina is starting to add, take away and spell three-letter words.

Matthias (Reception), for working hard and making amazing progress in reading, writing and maths (time). Matthias has done some excellent work in PE, too!

India (Year 1), for working very hard and being highly motivated with neat work and excellent concentration in everything she does.

Isabella (Year 2), for a very good sporting attitude during last week’s swimming gala. Isabella could not take part owing to illness but she supported her team throughout the gala.

Well done to all of these ‘stars’! The picture was taken in an earlier assembly and shows how well the children listen and like to hear about each other’s successes.

Who will it be next time?

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Matilda’s gymnastics achievement

Congratulations to Matilda, Year 4,  who received her Level 1 British Gymnastics Proficiency award last Saturday. Matilda has worked from Level 8 up to Level 1.

  • Do you have an achievement to tell us aboutl? Send the details, with a photograph, to marketing@hohs.co.uk and we can share your success on the blog!


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Our ‘stars’ this week were…

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

Albert (Year 3), who has been working very hard in history, being very enthusiastic and showing great knowledge. Albert wrote an excellent example of a letter applying to join the Roman army!

Millie (Year 4), for being a very enthusiastic member of her class. Millie has been sharing learning at home and adapting well to changes at school.

Alex (Year 5), for amazing concentration and effort in history this week. Alex has shown great improvement and fantastic work.

Leoni (Year 6), for fantastic effort with holiday homework – she made a doodlebug V1 rocket and did some excellent research.

Well done to all of these ‘stars’! The picture was taken in an earlier assembly and shows how well the children listen and like to hear about each other’s successes.

Who will it be next time?

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Sports Results: Years 3,5 & 6 at Norwich Lower School

Eight pupils from Years  3, 5 and 6 braved the cold, wet weather for a cross country meet at Norwich Lower School on Tuesday. Cross country is an up-and-coming sport at HOHS and the pupils put in 100% effort against tough competition from a number of other schools. We are looking forward to building upon this again next year!

Mrs Woods

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Isabelle is U14 doubles Norfolk Schools Champion!

Isabelle S (Year 9) competed in the Norfolk U14 Schools Badminton competition at the weekend.  She played against a large entry of the best players from across the county and, after some exciting games, won both the girls and mixed doubles competition and was runner up in the girls singles! Congratulations, Izzy, on this fantastic achievement.
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Congratulations to our drama queens!

Three of Jane Hardy’s LAMDA pupils were celebrating their success in acting exams this week. Ashlyn and Amelia (Year 7) both achieved over 90% for their Grade 1 exams, and Isabel (Year 9) achieved an outstanding 97% at Grade 5.

Mrs Hardy said, “I am so pleased for the girls and their excellent results are thoroughly deserved. It is a delight to teach such talented pupils!”

Individual and group LAMDA classes in acting and public speaking are available from Mrs Hardy, who welcomes enquiries from anyone interested in joining. You can find out more about the exams themselves at the LAMDA website. Please ask at Reception if you are interested.

Pictured below with Jane Hardy, left to right, are Isabel, Ashlyn and Amelia receiving their Lamda certificates.
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Our ‘stars’ this week were…

Star-of-week

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

Felicity (Year 2), for using really tricky conjunctions, such as ‘although’, to extend her sentences. Felicity is also doing really well with her reading.

Scarlett (Year 1), for working really hard on her spellings in tests and in all of her class work.

Elysia (Reception), for being a hard worker. Elysia read a wonderful Noah’s Ark book to Mrs Jones and is doing well with her writing.  She is also now finally able to put her face in the water in swimming!

Eddie (Nursery Green), for his improved social skills. Eddie is making lovely friendships and is taking turns and sharing.

Well done to all of these ‘stars’! The picture was taken in an earlier assembly and shows how well the children listen and like to hear about each other’s successes.

Who will it be next time?

Assembly pic