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Summer Fete: twenty minutes till opening!

Come on down to Hethersett Old Hall School from 11am-3.00pm for our  fabulous fete! We’re ready….





Winter Wonderland thank yous

Is it really almost a week ago? A huge thank you to everyone who helped, donated raffle prizes, baked cakes, helped set up and clear away, took a stall or just came to support our Winter Wonderland Fair last Saturday. It was much appreciated!

The whole event was relaxed and enjoyable and in terms of fundraising was a big success, with takings of over £2100 before expenses, so it will be a big boost for PA funds. Most of our 50+ stallholders had a good day and are keen to come to our summer fete next May.

We hope you all enjoyed this event as much as we did – and thanks again! More pictures of the Fair were on the blog last weekend.

Joy Elsley, PA Chair

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Winter Wonderland NOW in the Hethersett Old Hall School sports hall!

We’ve got snow, we’ve got elves, we’ve got Santa (till 1pm), we’ve got face-painting and crafts….there’s a pop-up restaurant, tea and cakes….and over 50 stalls of seasonal gorgeousness.  So if you are anywhere near Hethersett today, come on down before 3pm today! These pictures were taken just as we opened at 10 this morning and it’s already getting busy! Free entry and free parking.

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Winter Wonderland is here!

After months of planning and preparation by our PA, and generous donations from you, our Winter Wonderland Fair is almost here.  It’s tomorrow in the Sports Hall, in fact…and it promises to be a fantastic day!  Come and  browse 50 + stalls selling everything from handmade crafts and gifts to artisan food, beauty products, books, flowers, plants, home items, Christmas decorations and more. There will be craft activities for children, hot food and cakes, a raffle with lots of great prizes …and children can have an early chat with Santa for £1 including a small gift and sweets. The event itself is free and open to everyone – 10.00am-3.00pm. Tell your friends !


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More fireworks!

Three more lovely pictures to share from the Friday bonfire and firework party – these come courtesy of Sophia S  (Year 2) – thank you very much to her mum for sending them to us!

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Fireworks party goes with a bang!

Thanks to all the families and friends who came to our bonfire and fireworks party on Friday evening – we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Special thanks to our hard-working PA members – and not forgetting Mr Reeves for providing soup and food for the barbecue. Mrs Elsley and Mrs Barrow’s toffee apples and chocolate marshmallows proved a huge hit too!

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Bonfire and fireworks tonight!

Preparations are underway for tonight’s HOHS fireworks and bonfire party and we are looking forward to seeing many of our pupils, families and friends for what is always a very enjoyable event. The impressive bonfire will be lit at about 5pm and Mr Crump will be setting off the fireworks a little before 6pm.

As you can see,  Mrs Elsley and Mrs Barrow have been busy making yummy toffee apples and chocolate marshmallows – thank you, ladies! – and don’t forget you’ll also be able to buy a barbecue tea. All proceeds go to the Parents’ Association fund to provide ‘extras’ all the children can enjoy. See you later!





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Remember, remember, the bonfire party on Friday!

A reminder that, weather permitting, our Parents’ Association Bonfire & Fireworks Party will be held this Friday, 3rd November, in the school grounds. This is a popular annual event for our school families and friends and we hope many of you will be able to join us for the fun!

As all children must be accompanied to the event by an adult, any pupils who would like to take part but who usually attend after-school club should be collected by their parents and taken to the event.  After-school club will also take place as normal.  The event is free to attend and a barbecue tea, toffee apples and other tasty delights will be available to buy whilst watching the bonfire – lit at 5.00pm – and the fireworks display.

Please ensure that anyone who wants to hold sparklers wears gloves and understands the importance of safety around fire and fireworks.

We look forward to seeing you there.

The pictures are from last year’s party.

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Welcome back for an exciting half term!

We hope all our families have  had an enjoyable half term break and are looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow morning as we start the last busy half term of 2017  – and the exciting lead up to (dare we mention it?) – Christmas!

Please remember that all pupils should now be in full winter uniform, and that appropriate PE kit will be needed for those children taking part in after school clubs.

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Don’t forget to spread the word – the HOHS Winter Wonderland Fair is coming soon!

It’s just three weeks till our bumper Winter Wonderland Fair on Saturday November 18th – please tell all your family and friends and keep the date free!

There will be stalls galore (over 45 of them) selling everything from crafts to Christmas decorations, artisan foods and handmade clothes.  You can also enjoy food and refreshments from our wonderful chef and games and activities for the children.

Parents, could you consider donating a prize for the raffle to be held on the day? It’s always one of our biggest fundraisers and the proceeds all go towards buying items to benefit all our children. You can bring prizes into the school office anytime from now. Thank you so much!