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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Our ‘stars’ of the week

Our ‘stars’ of the week, receiving special mention in assembly yesterday, were:

Edward B (Nursery), for being kind and thoughtful during a swimming lesson. Edward helped his class mates jump in the pool!

Grace T (Reception), for being a kind friend to everyone in the class.  Grace tries hard in everything including reading, writing and maths.

Charlie McN (Year 1) for being kind and compassionate when thinking about looking after our planet. Charlie produced an excellent poster on caring for the environment.

Evelyn B (Year 2) for an amazing circus poem produced during the holidays. She demonstrated wonderful use of language and words.

Well done, everyone.  Who will it be next week?

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Operation Disaster Relief for Years 7-10 and 12 next week!

Pupils in Years 7-10 and Year 12 will be taking part in an exciting, dynamic workshop next week courtesy of BASE (British Army Supporting Education). Operation Disaster Relief will see the girls deploying to a remote part of the world which has been hit by a destructive earthquake. Learning how to build, programme and operate their LEGO Mindstorm Robots, the girls will undertake a series of engineering and logistical challenges in order to achieve their mission…to deliver life-saving aid to the local people.

Watch this space for pictures and an update on how they do!


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Soccer Aid tickets anyone?

How would you like to see Robbie Williams playing football against the likes of Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and Gordon Ramsay at Old Trafford this weekend? Mrs Grove has three tickets available for the amazing  Soccer Aid for Unicef event up for grabs at the reduced price of £35 each (normally £50). These are top seats on the halfway line, and the price also includes a car parking space.

See the Soccer Aid website for the list of celebrities taking part – this really is an exciting, unmissable event: Sunday June 10th with gates open from 5pm for an 8pm kick-off. First-come, first served – please call Reception on 01603 810390 tomorrow morning or email marketing@hohs.co.uk.


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Year 7 and 8 victory v Hethersett Academy

On Monday our Year 7&8 tennis team played against Hethersett Academy in their first league match of the season. The match format is four singles and two doubles matches.

Our team of Rachel Y, Anna L, Cristina M-M, Ashlyn G and Darcey W performed magnificently against a very strong team. Hethersett Academy’s number one player is ranked number 1 in Norfolk in the Under 12 age group.

After all the singles and doubles matches had been completed, in total six matches, the score was 3-3.

This meant that we had an exciting tie-break situation to decide the match: a  doubles tiebreak shoot-out, just like a penalty shoot-out in football!

Rachel and Cristina played brilliantly and won the tiebreak 10-5!

The overall match score was HOHS 4  Hethersett Academy 3.

It was an outstanding team performance and a wonderful result against a much larger school – well done everyone.

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Happy Birthday to Lucy, Year 10!

Happy 15th Birthday, Lucy, hope you have a great day!


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Happy Birthday to Ashlyn, Year 8!

Congratulations on becoming a teenager, Ashlyn – we hope you have a great day!


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Happy Birthday to Tayla, Year 11!

Many happy returns on your 16th birthday, Tayla, and wishing you every success in the year ahead.