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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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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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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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

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Boarders Backwoods Cooking

Last Saturday the boarders attended a “Backwoods Cooking” session at Eaton Vale – an opportunity to get a real taste of the great outdoors cook their own food on a camp fire just as you would in the wild! The weather was changeable so we layered up and got ready to cook. We started with a flour and water dough on a stick:  very tasty with chocolate spread! Then we made layers of bread, jam, butter and sugar which were cooked in the coals and tasted like a cross between a doughnut and pancakes. Delicious and a fun and rewarding activity.

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Smile, everyone!

Pupils queuing yesterday to have their individual and sibling photographs taken. We will be sending you details of how to log in online to order, once the photos are ready. The photographer tells us this usually takes about ten days.

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Reminder: photographer tomorrow!

A reminder that  tomorrow morning, 1st November, individual school photographs will be taken of our pupils from Nursery to Year 13.  Full winter uniform to be worn, please: girls and boys in their new style blazers but not pullovers or cardigans. The photos will be available to purchase online and instructions will follow. Thank you!

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Individual and sibling school photographs on Wednesday!

This Wednesday morning, 1st November, we will be having individual school photographs taken of our pupils from Nursery to Year 13. We would like everybody to be looking smart and tidy so please ensure your son or daughter wears their winter uniform on that day. Girls and boys will be wearing their blazer but not pullovers or cardigans. Could girls please ensure they have blue or brown hair accessories only; sixth form girls should be in a suit or smart skirt/trousers and jacket with blouse.

The photos will be available to purchase online and instructions will follow. Thank you!