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A visitor in The Barn

Here are a few more photos from our end of term Prep Christmas parties and a visit from a certain very popular old gentleman.  We hope everyone is enjoying the holidays and getting ready for the big day on Monday – if you’re good he might visit again!



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Prep School Christmas parties

Huge fun was had at the Lower and Upper Prep Christmas parties yesterday…from musical statues and musical chairs to turning your friend into a snowman…and not forgetting a visit from you-know-who!

More festive photos from the parties and our other Christmas activities will be on the blog over the holidays.


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Party fun and games for Prep and Lower Prep…

This afternoon our Prep and Lower Prep pupils changed into party clothes and enjoyed festive food, fun and games at their Christmas parties. For the little ones, the highlight was the visit from Father Christmas, who came with goodies and a cheery chat for everyone.  Meanwhile, the older children were busy throwing some great shapes on the dance floor for musical statues! Our thanks go to Mr Reeves and his team for preparing the party teas and making sure the dining hall looked suitably festive.

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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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Prep School Christmas parties

See all the fun from the Lower Prep and Upper Prep Christmas parties. Pre-Prep-School-Xmas-Party21Pre-Prep-School-Xmas-Party18Pre-Prep-School-Xmas-Party15Pre-Prep-School-Xmas-Party12Pre-Prep-School-Xmas-Party11Pre-Prep-School-Xmas-Party3Prep-School-Xmas-Party13Prep-School-Xmas-Party9Prep-School-Xmas-Party7Prep-School-Xmas-Party6Prep-School-Xmas-Party3Prep-School-Xmas-Party2


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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