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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Seaside summer fete coming soon!

Our fun-packed fete is just weeks away – on Saturday 12th May from 11am-3pm!  This year we have a traditional seaside theme – expect Punch & Judy, pony rides, fairground rides and candy floss as well as our usual amazing collection of stalls and attractions including BBQ, plants and produce, tombola, crafts, tea and cake tent and more.

Please spread the word – all welcome, no admission charge and plenty for all the family! HOHS families – please check the letter sent home on Friday for how you can help the fete to be a huge success!

For any questions or offers of help please contact Joy  via the School reception desk or email PA@hohs.co.uk

 


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Our new fitness suite is ready

The mezzanine floor of our sports hall has undergone a transformation over the past couple of months and is now a well-equipped fitness suite, complete with a variety of
machines – two treadmills, two bikes and a rowing machine – for great workouts!

The suite has been provided with generous support from our PA, for which we are very grateful. It will be used by our senior girls, who will be having their induction sessions with Mrs Woods or Miss Wright over the next weeks.


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An outdoors sort of day at HOHS!

What a wonderful, warm day we have had today! The children took the opportunity to spend as much time as possible outside in our lovely gardens and play areas. We hope the weather will stay summery this week, but of course it is important that the children are well protected with sunscreen and their named sun hats. Parents –  please check that they have them for school tomorrow – and every day when it is warm –  so that they can all enjoy break time and sports without risk of burning. We will make sure everyone has plenty to drink!




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Year 1’s special visitor

This week in Year 1, Mrs Bird is joined by Laura Watkinson, who is currently studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education at UEA in preparation for a teaching career. Miss Watkinson has undertaken longer placements in different kinds of schools during her year at UEA and told us she is very happy to be spending her final classroom-based week with our lovely Year 1 group, observing and helping Mrs Bird in a variety of lessons and activities. She will have plenty of adventures to share with the children, having spent some years travelling the world as a cabin crew member for Virgin Atlantic since graduating with a humanities degree from the University of Kent seven years ago.


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Welcome Back

A very warm welcome back to school to all our day pupils, boarders, parents and staff! Mr Crump led the seniors in an assembly this morning before the girls started lessons in what will be an important exam term for many. The younger pupils, meanwhile,  have had an exciting morning learning and catching up with their friends and have just enjoyed their tasty lunch before going off to play outside. There are spring flowers around the grounds and the sun seems to be trying to shine to prove the point that this is, after all, the summer term!








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Back to school tomorrow

Tomorrow we look forward to welcoming back our pupils, boarders, parents and staff. We hope you’ve had a lovely Easter break and are now rested and raring to go for what will be an action-packed term!


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Mrs Bird’s seaside mini-garden competition

Over the last few days of the Easter holidays, why not start planning and building your entry for Mrs Bird’s fabulous miniature garden competition?  It’s a great way to exercise your imagination and creative flair! Your garden can be any shape as long as its overall size is no larger than 30 x 30cm and judging will take place at our seaside-themed Summer Fete on Saturday 12th May. All the entries will be displayed there and prizes will be awarded.  Go on, you know you want to!