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 minibus service change

By popular demand, our friendly minibus service will be leaving school later –  at 5pm – each afternoon from September, to allow pupils to attend after school clubs before dropping them home. We currently serve families living in and around Roundhouse, Cringleford, Eaton and various parts of the city.  We are very flexible, though, so wherever you are and whether you need the service every day or could just use the occasional drop-off, do speak with Linda Jones in the main school office (01603 810390). We aim to help wherever we can!

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THANK YOU to the Parents’ Association – and would you like to join us?

THANK YOU on speech bubble price labels During the headmaster’s address on Speech Day, Mr Crump thanked all the members of our wonderful Parents’ Association for the fantastic job they do – especially with our very popular summer fete and Christmas markets. These events raise valuable funds for a variety of ‘extras’ for pupils of all ages to enjoy and to enhance their experience at school. This school year, for example, the PA has funded new wooden play equipment in the Nursery as well as several laptops for use in the Prep school and a new portable pa system.

Chair of the PA Joy Elsley spoke to the assembled families and friends about the work of the PA, inviting new members to step forward and join. “We are looking for new members to join us once a month for an hour to provide ideas and support for our future events,” she said. “The atmosphere is relaxed and amusing at times… we would love to see you there and you will be made very welcome.”
If you would like to find out more, please email Joy at PA@hohs.co.uk


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Are you ‘Running the Square’ on Sunday?

Don’t forget the annual two-mile ‘Run the Square’ fun run takes place in Hethersett this Sunday, 16th July, at 11am. This popular community event is now in its eighth year and as always,  staff, pupils, parents and friends of HOHS are invited to take part.

Good luck to all competitors taking part!

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Where are they now? Catherine Lovick…

We were delighted to catch up with former HOHS pupil Catherine Lovick, who called in to see us yesterday.  Catherine studied A Levels in Textiles, Biology and Maths at HOHS and has just graduated with a First Class BA Honours degree in Contour Fashion at De Montfort University in Leicester. The course is one of only two fashion and textile programmes in the UK specialising in intimate wear – underwear, swimwear, nightwear and corsets.

“When I left Hethersett, I wasn’t sure what to do next so I took a gap year and worked as a lifeguard at Riverside Sports Centre in Norwich for a while,” said Catherine,  pictured below with HOHS textiles teacher Mrs Ling. “But Mrs Ling told me about this course – she used to teach at De Montfort – and it appealed to me. I looked at lots of others but kept coming back to this one, and am so glad I did.  The course has given me amazing opportunities including an internship at bridal designers Caroline Castiligiano.”

Catherine, who aims to work in sportswear or swimwear design,  created the yoga wear collection pictured below for the final catwalk show and heard only today that she has been awarded a First Class degree. Well done, Catherine! We wish you all the very best for the future.

  • Former pupils – do YOU have news that we can share on our blog? Contact marketing@hohs.co.uk – we’d love to hear from you!

 

DMU Contour GFW 2017 Catherine Lovick


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On the menu this week

MONDAY LUNCH:

Homemade Chicken Curry

Sag Aloo

Rice

Naan Bread

Vegetarian Curry

Salad Bar

Assorted Hot and Cold Puddings

Fresh Fruit

Yogurts

 

TUESDAY LUNCH:

Local Butcher’s Sausages

Creamed Potatoes

Mixed Vegetables

Vegetarian Sausages

Salad Bar

Fruit Crumble with Oats and Cinnamon

Yogurts

Fresh Fruit

 

WEDNESDAY LUNCH:

Cod Fish Fingers

Shoestring Fries

Peas

Mozzarella Sticks

Salad Bar

Low Fat Fruit Yogurts

Fresh Fruit

 

THURSDAY LUNCH:

SPEECH DAY BUFFET LUNCH

 

END OF TERM

 


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Boarders go Full Steam Ahead

This weekend the boarders took a step back from the hustle and bustle that comes near the end of term to travel through the Norfolk countryside by steam train. The lovely Bure Valley Railway people gave us our own carriage to and from Wroxham. The girls were enchanted by the steam, the whistle and the amount of dirt on the driver! With time between trips to shop in Wroxham, the girls have declared it to be “the best trip ever”!

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Active Kids vouchers wanted!

Thank you so much  to everyone who has brought in Active Kids vouchers from Sainsburys  this year.  We will be able to swap them for some great sports equipment for use by all age groups.

The deadline is looming for the vouchers and we will be counting ours up and submitting them soon, so please bring any you still have into school by this Friday. The collection box is on the table just outside our Reception, clearly identifiable with the Active Kids branding. Thanks again!

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