Happy 7th Birthday, Sahara – hope you’re having a lovely weekend!
Many of you will already have seen our announcement that from Easter 2018 we will be working in partnership with Kings Camps, offering full weeks of activities at HOHS for our own and other local families. Provisional dates for your diaries are:
- April 9th-13th (one week)
- July 30th – August 10th (two weeks)
- October 22nd – 26th (one week)
If you have friends with children at other schools who may like to book, please tell them about it! We will have booking information in the new year but if you would like to register your interest now, it would help us to gauge interest levels, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
As well as thoroughly learning their lines and rehearsing, Year 1 have been making a variety of colourful props for next week’s production of Children of the World. We are definitely in for a treat with this Christmas musical about festive customs around the world! Can you guess from the props which countries might be included? The performance is next Tuesday afternoon, December 12th, starting with the Nursery and Reception children’s nativity show A King is Born at 1.30pm in The Barn. The show will also be available to order on DVD.
Our most recent ‘Stars’, receiving special mention by Mr Peace in this morning’s Prep Department Praise Assembly, are:
Vera C-M (Nursery), for her listening and understanding in class and for being thoughtful. Vera is doing well with being a good friend.
Grace T (Nursery), for very good improvement with her reading – Grace has gone up a level.
Noah H (Year 1), for always working hard and persevering. Noah has gone up in his reading and is doing very well with his handwriting.
Evelyn B (Year 2), for excellent participation in play rehearsals. Evelyn really gets into her character and knows all of her lines thoroughly.
Well done to all of these ‘stars’! Who will it be next week?
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.
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