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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HOHS winners at the Royal Norfolk Show again!

We are proud to announce that, yet again, our pupils have scooped awards in the prestigious Royal Norfolk Show schools art competition, which this year received over 600 entries from across the county.

Congratulations to Matthias S (Year 1) and Isabella W (Year 6). Matthias was Runner-Up in Key Stage 1 and Izzy was Highly Commended in the Upper Key Stage Two category. The awards will be presented at 11.30 on Thursday 28th June in the Discovery Zone at the Show, where selected artwork from many Norfolk schools will be on display. Matthias won £25 for the school as runner up and the children also won two free adult tickets and a free car parking pass each, so that they and their parents can attend the awards ceremony.

• HOHS will be at the Royal Norfolk Show on 27th and 28th June – if you are going, do drop in for light refreshments and a chat! Find us on Stand 6 (near the Dereham Gate)

 

 

Matthias working on his winning picture: a moonscape of Skagen, Denmark


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Uniform shop open all day this Thursday

Parents, if you need to pick up a house t-shirt in preparation for next week’s sports day, or are missing any other items of uniform, remember that the uniform shop will be open all day this Thursday, from 8.30am – 4.00pm. 

uniform-shop


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On the menu this week

MONDAY LUNCH:

Jumbo Sausage Roll
Veggie & Cheese Roll
Mashed Potato & Green Beans
Salad Bar
Assorted Hot & Cold Desserts
Fresh Fruit & Yogurts

TUESDAY LUNCH:

Penne Pasta Bolognaise
Pasta Quills Provençale
Garlic Bread & Mixed Salad
Salad Bar
Rich Chocolate & Marshmallow Mousse
Fresh Fruit & Yogurts

WEDNESDAY LUNCH:

Crispy Chicken with Smokey Barbecue Sauce
Crispy Quorn Fillet
Herb Diced Potatoes, Green Bean & Carrots
Salad Bar
Tropical Fresh Fruit Salad & Ice Cream
Fresh Fruit & Yogurts

THURSDAY LUNCH:

Beef & Root Vegetable Casserole
Mushroom Stroganoff
Baby New Potatoes & Mixed Veg.
Salad Bar
Fruit & Berry Crumble
Fresh Fruit & Yogurts

FRIDAY LUNCH:

Beef Burger in a Bun
Vegetable Burger
Fries & Peas
Salad Bar
Fresh Fruit & Yogurts

 

 


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Our ‘stars’ of the week

Our ‘stars’ of the week, receiving special mention in assembly yesterday, were:

Edward B (Nursery), for being kind and thoughtful during a swimming lesson. Edward helped his class mates jump in the pool!

Grace T (Reception), for being a kind friend to everyone in the class.  Grace tries hard in everything including reading, writing and maths.

Charlie McN (Year 1) for being kind and compassionate when thinking about looking after our planet. Charlie produced an excellent poster on caring for the environment.

Evelyn B (Year 2) for an amazing circus poem produced during the holidays. She demonstrated wonderful use of language and words.

Well done, everyone.  Who will it be next week?


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Year 7 and 8 victory v Hethersett Academy

On Monday our Year 7&8 tennis team played against Hethersett Academy in their first league match of the season. The match format is four singles and two doubles matches.

Our team of Rachel Y, Anna L, Cristina M-M, Ashlyn G and Darcey W performed magnificently against a very strong team. Hethersett Academy’s number one player is ranked number 1 in Norfolk in the Under 12 age group.

After all the singles and doubles matches had been completed, in total six matches, the score was 3-3.

This meant that we had an exciting tie-break situation to decide the match: a  doubles tiebreak shoot-out, just like a penalty shoot-out in football!

Rachel and Cristina played brilliantly and won the tiebreak 10-5!

The overall match score was HOHS 4  Hethersett Academy 3.

It was an outstanding team performance and a wonderful result against a much larger school – well done everyone.


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Reception assembly – the pictures!

Yesterday’s class assembly by our confident little Reception pupils was a delight, as already reported. Here, now, are some more pictures from the performance. You can also see some of their colourful artwork, including brightly painted Jack and the Beanstalk-inspired giants! Thank you once again to all the parents, grandparents and family members who came – we hope you all enjoyed the opportunity to see the children working together and share in some of their achievements. It is great to see their growing confidence in performing and learning lines!


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Reception show us how beans grow!

What makes a little bean grow into a big, healthy plant? Our Reception pupils know – and they told us all about it in a wonderful assembly this morning. Look out for more photos and a report coming soon. Meanwhile, here is a lovely picture of the children on stage, showing how their confidence is growing, and showing off the giant paintings they had done!

Thank you to all the parents who came – we hope you enjoyed the opportunity to see the children working together and showcasing some of their achievements. Well done everyone!