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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Happy Easter!

Hethersett Old Hall School would like to wish you a very Happy Easter!









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From panto to face packs…what our boarders get up to at the weekends!

Our boarders have enjoyed a varied schedule of activities this half term: the pantomime, bowling, roller skating and making their own face packs.

Sleeping Beauty, at the Theatre Royal in Norwich, was a big hit with lots of “he’s behind yous” and booing and hissing. This is an annual trip for the boarders and they said it was as good, if not better, than previous years. You can read a review of the show here.

The bowling was surprisingly competitive, with clever use of the cushions and some friendly cheating going on. Highest score went to Mia and weirdest throw that scored a strike went to Ruby!

We have discovered that Sofia is something of a face pack fan. She had lots of ideas we could try out and is a face pack entrepreneur of the future. We used a combination of yogurt, lemon juice, honey, oats and sugar to make a collection of different products. The yogurt face pack and the brown sugar scrub were clear favourites. We also agreed that the warm porridge oats felt lovely on your face but were revolting to look at! Strictly no pictures were allowed!

Finally, we went roller skating on Saturday. Molly and our gap assistant bravely tried roller skating for the first time while a few of our more experienced students, including Taonga and Olivia, whizzed around the floor.

We wish all our boarders a happy half term break!

Miss Kirkham

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Welcome back!

We hope everyone has had a wonderful break for Christma and New Year and that you are ready for an exciting and busy Spring term!
welcome back

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Our boarders have landed!

Today our boarders are arriving back to school after their Christmas break and this evening they will be busy catching up with each other’s news, unpacking and sorting their rooms! They will also be meeting our new gap year tutors, Olivia, Eliza and Georgina, who are joining us for the full year.

We look forward to seeing the rest of our school family tomorrow morning, ready for an exciting new Spring term 2018!


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Mystery letters for Years 1 & 2 found in fireplace!

Mr Crump was surprised to find two large envelopes in his study fireplace one morning last week, slightly obscured by ashes but clearly addressed to Years 1 and 2. The children came over to collect them and what do you suppose was inside? Individual replies to letters they had written to Father Christmas a few days ago and posted up the chimney! We hope all their wishes come true at Christmas.




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Oh yes it is the Sixth Form panto!

On the last day of term we were treated to the annual Sixth Form panto, this year a seasonal take (loosely!) on Alice in Wonderland, with Charlie in the title role narrowly avoiding having her head cut off. As tradition dictates, the panto is written, performed and directed by our Year 12 and 13 girls and also features a motley crew of staff. The panto always entertains, and this year’s offering was no exception, with an appropriate amount of booing and cheering required from the appreciative audience of pupils and staff from Years 3 and upwards. It would be unfair to single out any individuals for praise, but it must be said that Miss Mann and Mrs Heppell offered particularly charismatic performances as Brussels sprouts.

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Year 6 ‘s amazing holiday homework!

Year 6 kept themselves very busy over the half-term holiday! They were set optional homework which included making a model of a World War II Anderson shelter; Maisy and Lydia impressed Mr Peace by including a garden with a vegetable patch! Via PowerPoints, an iPod calendar and verbal presentations, we also enjoyed finding out about our adventures in the holidays…the North Norfolk coast…London…Sweden…and we even located Isabella’s town of Clovis in California. Welcome to HOHS, Isabella!