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Our carol service…

St Remigius parish church was filled with family and friends of HOHS last week for our carol service, led by Reverend Derek McClean. Head Girl Kami and Deputy Head Girl Charlie led the procession to the choir stalls, with Sofia’s beautiful voice soaring solo for the first verse of  Once in Royal David’s City. The traditional service of readings, carols and musical offerings also included The Kings sung by the Upper Prep Choir,  Silent Night beautifully played by Anna (Year 8) on the harp and In the Bleak Midwinter sung by the senior choir accompanied by Emilia (Year 9) on the flute.  The popular Ukranian Carol of the Bells was beautifully performed by the flute ensemble of Mollie and Alice (Year 11), Isabel and Alia (Year 10) and Emilia (Year 9) and all the girls who did readings and led prayers spoke clearly and with great expression, while Be Thou my Vision, sung by Charlie, Sofia (Year 11) and Ruby (Year 7) brought tears to many eyes.


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Traditional Carol Service fills St Remigius…

St Remigius parish church was filled with family and friends of HOHS this afternoon for our traditional service of carols, readings and musical offerings. The service was led by Hethersett  Rector the Reverend Derek McClean. A more detailed report will follow in the next few days. Thank you to all who came to share this special service with us.

Head Girl Kami and Deputy Charlie lead the procession to the choir stalls at today’s carol service in St Remigius.


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Traditional Carol Service fills St Remigius…

St Remigius parish church was filled with family and friends of HOHS last week for our carol service, led by Reverend Derek McClean. Head Girl Anna and Deputy Head Girl Tami led the procession to the choir stalls for a beautiful, traditional service of readings, carols and musical offerings, including the first performance of Christmas Bells, a new carol written by our Upper Prep choir and Mrs Richards.  All the girls who did readings and led prayers spoke clearly and with great expression, while Sofia, Tami, Charlotte S and Charlotte H brought tears to the eyes with their poignant rendition of O Holy Night.

 

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Traditional Carol Service fills St Remigius…

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St Remigius parish church was filled with family and friends of HOHS this afternoon for our carol service, led by Reverend Derek McClean. Head Girl, Deputy Head Girl and Senior Boarder Alex, Emily-Jayne and Shannon led the procession to the choir stalls for the traditional carols and readings, which were interspersed with some musical delights from our choirs and musicians. A particular highlight was the first public performance of “To Bethlehem”, a beautiful and deceptively simple carol written by Warwick, Henry and Stella from Year 6 and Ruby from Year 5. Mrs Richards conducted the Upper Prep Choir and they were accompanied on piano by Warwick and Henry. The poignant “Mary, did you know?”,  sung by Tamikani from Year 12 and Bridget, Karen and Hannah from Year 13, was also a stand-out item,  while all the girls who did readings and led prayers spoke clearly and with great expression.


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It’s a busy last week..

Tuesday 11th December:

Year 7 cake sale – 12:30pm in Room M1

Prep School Nativity Play (Nursery to Year 3)  2pm in the Barn followed by minced pies and mulled wine in the Dining Room.

Celebrating Success Evening  – The Barn from 6:30 – 8:00pm

Wednesday 12th December:

Carol Service Rehearsal (Senior Choir)

Prep School Christmas parties (finishing at 3pm for Lower Prep and 3:45pm for Upper Prep)
Pupils to bring party clothes (not shoes) in a named bag.

U12 Badminton v Hethersett High
3:30 – 6:00 (Away)

Thursday 13th December:

Trip to Gorleston to see the pantomime (Reception to Year 2) – 8:45am – 1:30pm

School Carol Service at Remigius Church

Snow Ball (Years 7 to 9) in The Barn from 7:00 – 9:30pm

Friday 14th December:

HOHS Quiz – 10:40 – 12:15pm

Year 1 and 2 RE trip to Hethersett Methodist Church

Christmas lunch for all pupils

Registration and form quiz for Seniors

Toy Day for Upper Prep

House Shout and 6th From Panto – 2:30 – 3:30pm

End of Term
After School care until 3:45pm