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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Governors’ reception this Thursday

Our school governors’ coffee & mince pies event at 4pm this Thursday,  7th December will be taking place in the Quiet Room instead of The Barn.  We hope to see as many of our parents as possible. Pictured below is Chair of the governors Martin Matthews at a previous event.

  • The governors’ role “Our governors add an extra dimension to the expertise available in the running of the school. Governors bring outside skills to the educational setting, offer support and advice and also help shape future strategy. We are lucky at HOHS to have governors who not only have an interest in the school but also bring strong experience from their various professional backgrounds. It is about enhancing the spread of experience available to the school.” Stephen Crump, Headmaster


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Seniors telling tales!

One of the lovely things about our small, friendly school is the way our older pupils get to interact with the younger ones. Last week, with just four weeks to go to Christmas, librarian Mrs Maher thought it would be a good idea for some of our seniors to read seasonal stories to the children in Lower Prep. It seems they all thought it was a goo idea, too!



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Toy cars wanted!

Does anyone have any unwanted toy cars – matchbox size preferred – in plastic, wood or metal? If so, we would be delighted to have them!  Our  Prep School council has voted to get a tub of cars for the Lower Prep playground and the woods for the children to play with at break and lunchtime, adding to the possibilities for imaginative play, track-building etc.  You can either leave them with Reception or look for a tub in the Prep Library where children and parents can drop them off – especially after Christmas, perhaps,  when new toys are on the scene. Thank you so much! Mr Peace


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More snow fun!

There may not have been huge drifts, but there was enough of the white stuff falling at lunchtime today for some seriously snowy fun!