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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Happy smiles as Year 13 receive A Level results!

It may have been raining outside this morning, but there were sunny smiles in the hall as our Upper Sixth leavers celebrate another good year of A Level results and their next steps into the worlds of higher education and further training.  Mr Crump says:

“Our hard-working Year 13 girls can be proud of their achievements. They are a multi-national year group and we wish them well as they head off to universities in England and beyond – from Newcastle to Canada – or to their chosen workplace-based training.  I am delighted that all those applying to university have gained places on their chosen courses again this year –  something in which the school takes great pride – with  subjects as diverse as geography, animation, paramedicine, equine management and international development.”

The percentage of passes from A*- C has jumped up by twelve per cent on last year’s total – 73% compared to 61% in 2016 – so there is cause for celebration across the board.

Mr Crump added:

“Of course it’s not just about exam results, important and pleasing as they are. We hope our young women leave this school with well-rounded personalities, achievements in many areas and familiarity with leadership, hard work and high personal aspirations – these are the qualities every employer looks for in a rapidly-changing and uncertain world.”

Pictured below, left to right:  2016-17 Head Girl Anna, who will be studying Politics and English Literature at Newcastle University;  Emily, who is off to Royal Holloway College to study geography and Khloe,  who is heading for Brighton to study paramedic practice.

Deputy Head girl Tami, in the second picture,  has been offered places at  York University in Toronto and the University of Ottowa to study International Development as a step towards her ultimate ambition –  to open maternity clinics and paediatric centres in Malawi to help women with obstetric fistulas and premature babies. Tami received three good A Levels and an A* for her Extended Project Qualification,  for which she composed The Bluest Eyes, a song on black women’s self-image. Tami gained  the maximum 100% marks and you can  listen to her powerful song here.

 

 



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Our ‘stars’ of the week

Our ‘Stars’ of the week, receiving special mention from Mr Peace and their teachers in our Prep Department Praise Assembly yesterday, are:

Albert (Year 3) for the very good presentation of his handwriting with controlled, correct orientation.

Grace (Year 4) for very careful work and concentration on a portrait.

Toby (Year 5) for his free-hand work on a Victorian factory project. Toby was also praised by both Miss Hopwood and Mr Peace for his good back stage behaviour and excellent contributions to school life.

Camilla (Year 6)  for producing some excellent work and contributing so well in her first week at school.

Well done to all of our ‘stars’! The photos are from another recent assembly. Look out for pictures and news on the blog soon from our end of year Early Years concert and praises today!

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Our ‘stars’ of the week

Our ‘Stars’ of the week, receiving special mention from Mr Peace and their teachers in our Prep Department Praise Assembly this morning, are:

Grace (Nursery) for helping others and for her friendly and kind behaviour.

Charlie (Reception) for self-improvement and for being very kind and helpful. Charlie was also Top Athlete for Reception boys at yesterday’s Sports Day!

Jessica (Year 1) for creating a lovely zig-zag book reflecting her journey across the day on our trip to Amy T’s Willow Farm last week.

Theo (Year 2)  for pushing himself in PE lessons – his effort was well rewarded on Sports Day yesterday as he was Top Athlete for Years 1 and 2 boys.

Well done to all of our ‘stars’! The photos are from another recent assembly.

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Our ‘stars’ of the week

Our ‘Stars’ of the week, receiving special mention from Mr Peace and their teachers in our Prep Department Praise Assembly this morning, are:

Oliver (Year 3) for making a wonderful Tudor house. He researched first and produced a very detailed model.

Matilda (Year 4) for amazing ICT work including completion of her Tudor project using her ICT skills. Matilda enjoys ICT and picks up new concepts quickly.

Maxim (Year 5) for excelling in maths – using his time in exams to check that his answers were correct.

Skyla-Grace (Year 6)  for being amazing at spellings! Skyla gets full marks every week and always learns the ‘bonus’ spellings.

Well done to all of our ‘stars’! The photos are from an assembly last week.

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Our ‘stars’ of the week

Our ‘Stars’ of the week, receiving special mention from Mr Peace and their teachers in our Prep Department Praise Assembly this morning, are:

Sam Z (Nursery Yellow) who has settled in very well. Sam always listens and works hard on his letters and sounds and numbers. He has also made lots of new friends!

Daisy H (Reception) for working hard with everything! Daisy’s reading is going from strength to strength and her writing and maths are also progressing quickly.

Sophia S (Year 1) for fantastic reading progress – she has gone up a reading stage every month. Sophia has also produced some lovely artwork on the Magical Island theme.

Edward M (Year 2)  for being very well focused and beating his spelling scores. Edward asked lots of good questions while we were debating the election manifestos.

Well done to all of our ‘stars’! The photos are from an assembly earlier this week.

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Our ‘stars’ of the week

Our ‘Stars’ of the week, receiving special mention from Mr Peace and their teachers in our Prep Department Praise Assembly this morning, are:

Chloe (Year 3) for an excellent piece of work on mountains – her mountain model was very good and included very imaginatively-presented facts. Chloe has also been a good friend to a visiting boarder.

Caitlin (Year 4) for prompt completion of extra work including extension homework, making two mini dictionaries, on the Tudors and geography. She was also the first in her year group to learn all her times tables up to twelve and back.

Emma (Year 5) for writing a very good poem based on Christina Rosetti’s poem ‘Colour’, using excellent rhyming words.

Emily (Year 6)  for writing cartoons with excellent use of adjectives, good grammar and accurate writing.

Well done to all of our ‘stars’! The photo is from an earlier assembly – the children love to hear about each others’ achievements!

 


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Our ‘stars’ of the week

Our ‘Stars’ of the week, receiving special mention from Mr Peace and their teachers in our Prep Department Praise Assembly this morning, are:

Isabella (Year 2) for drawing a very good plan for the ‘Poetry Safari’ competition. Isabella used some excellent adjectives to describe the mouse she is writing about.

Sophie (Year 1) for very good English and, in particular, for using connectives such as  ‘because’ and ‘when’ really well, to make longer sentences.

Charlotte (Reception) for some excellent drawing skills with very good detail and for her writing about the story (Jasper’s Cat) as well.

Jack B (Nursery)  who is a delight to have in the class and very kind to others. Jack also had a brilliant swimming lesson, showing a lot more confidence.

Well done to all of our ‘stars’! The photo is from an earlier assembly – the children love to hear about each others’ achievements!