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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Clubs & Activities Autumn Term 2018

Private school in Norwich Norfolk - list of clubs and extra-curricular activities open to girls in nursery, prep and senior school.


Dear parents,

Please click here to view the exciting range of clubs and activities we have available this term. From trampolining to Lego, there’s plenty for everyone to get involved in!

If you wish to attend any club or activity or would like further details please speak to the teacher/coach running the activity.

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A dangerous game?

Roblox, a game children play online. Parents are concerned about hackers accessing children's accounts, and video game addiction.


One of my colleagues has alerted me to a game called ‘Roblox’, which is widely played by children online. Apparently there have been numerous attempts to hack her children’s account for this game, which could potentially give a stranger the opportunity to impersonate the players. Luckily the attacks did not succeed as all the safeguards were in place.

I thought I would pass this on in case any pupils were playing this game. It seems the dangers of online gaming are growing – recent reports have pointed to a sort of addiction that can afflict young people, with damaging effects on their progress and general wellbeing. There is also the danger of online predators trying to gain access to children’s accounts.

I am sure all our parents will ensure they are aware of these dangers and that parental controls are in place if pupils are participating in this activity.

Mr Crump

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Happy Birthday to Anna, Year 9!

Best wishes on your 14th birthday, Anna. We hope you have a wonderful day.


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Apple Watch 2018!

We’ve found ourselves tip-toeing around some rather exciting windfall in the past few weeks, and thought we’d share our excitement with you. With a number of apple varieties littering our orchard and its trees, we’ve all been mulling over different ways to use them. Apple crumble? Apple chutney? Tarte tatin? We’d love to hear your suggestions!

To share your favourite recipes, pictures of your own garden apples or ideas for apple-y creations, click here to chat with us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter for more #AppleWatch2018!

In the meantime, take a look at our beautiful orchard and apples below.

Red apples in tree in beautiful orchard, set in Norfolk independent boarding school gardens.

Orchard in private school gardens based in Norwich, Norfolk.

Green apples in tree at independent boarding school, Norwich,

Pretty orchard in rural Norfolk private school grounds.

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Give Rugby a Try!

If any girls aged 13 or over are interested in giving rugby a try (pun intended!) please see the poster below for information. Mrs Mann is the ladies’ team coach and Olivia, one of our Gap Year Assistants, is a regular team member so, if you’re not sure if rugby is for you, you can always ask one of them about it first.


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On the menu this week

Butcher’s sausages
Vegetarian sausages
Creamed Potatoes
Green Beans
Salad Bar
Selection of desserts
Fresh Fruit

Jacket potato with chilli and cheese
Jacket potato with beans and cheese
Salad Bar
Chocolate fudge brownie with a chocolate sauce
Fresh Fruit

Crispy chicken fillets with a barbecue sauce
Crispy Quorn fillets with a barbecue sauce
Diced herb potatoes
Broccoli                                                                                                                                                                       Salad Bar
Tropical fruit salad with cream
Fresh Fruit

THURSDAY LUNCH:                                                                                                                                                    Beef and vegetable casserole
Mushroom and vegetable casserole
New Potatoes
Roasted root vegetables
Salad Bar
Fruity crumble with custard
Fresh Fruit

FRIDAY LUNCH:                                                                                                                                                      Chicken burger
Cheese and vegetable burger
Shoestring fries
Salad Bar
Selection of desserts
Fresh Fruit

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And the winner is ….

Last term, when he was in Year 1, Matthais came second in the Royal Norfolk Show Art competition and this week his prize arrived. Along with a cheque which will be spent on art materials for our Phase 2 pupils, he received this beautiful wooden plaque. Well done, Matthias!