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Year 6 camp out tonight!

Nursery children watched Year 6 busily putting up their tents in the secure prep playground earlier, ready for their exciting annual camp out this evening. It’s an absolutely glorious afternoon for their barbecue and games in the gardens and we are sure they will have a fabulous time before getting under canvas for a good night’s sleep!


 


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And the winners were…

The last day of term saw our annual, fiercely-contested House Shout singing competition, with the three houses – with pupils from Years 3-13 participating – each choosing a Christmas song to perform to a discerning panel of judges (Mr Peace, Mr Crump and Mrs Collin) and enthusiastic audience of pupils and staff.

This year Austen narrowly triumphed with their spirited rendition of I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day,  complete with enthusiastically executed choreography.  Other awards of the afternoon went to Saffron (Year 7) for winning the Best Christmas Jumper competition, Year 6 for best decorated Prep classroom and Year 9 for best decorated Senior classroom. 

The House Shout followed hot on the heels of the traditional Sixth Form Panto, about which more will be related here later (oh yes it will!).

Mr Crump presents Austen’s Sixth Formers Paisley and Isabel with the House Shout prize.

Austen’s rendition of I wish it Could be Christmas Every Day had the wining formula!

 

 

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End of Term After-School Care

Parents, just a reminder that next Thursday (July 6th),  is Speech Day and the last day of term. School will close at 3.45pm and after-school care also finishes at that time.


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And the winners are…

The last day of term saw our annual, fiercely-contested inter-house quiz take place in the Barn, followed after lunch by the Sixth Form panto and House Shout.  For the latter, the three houses – with pupils from Years 3-13 participating – choose a Christmas song to perform to a discerning panel of judges (Mr Peace, Mr Crump and Mrs Collin) and enthusiastic audience of pupils and staff.

This year Austen narrowly triumphed in the quiz, beating Fry by three points, while Ryder unanimously took the House Shout prize with their spirited rendition of Justin Bieber’s Mistletoe, complete with vigorously executed choreography!

You can see pictures of the Sixth Form panto on yesterday’s blog post.

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House shout…Ryder wins!

The final event of the Christmas term, the House Shout, was highly competitive and great fun! Each house had chosen a piece to perform and organised the staging themselves, with pupils from Years 3-13 participating. Judged by Mr Crump, Mr Peace and Mrs Collin, it was a very close-run competition but in the end Ryder triumphed with their energetic, upbeat performance.

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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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Year 6 camp out tonight

We hope Year 6 enjoy their annual ‘camp out’ in the school grounds this evening! Hopefully the rain stays away and the marshmallows are all toasted to perfection!

Above: Year 6 camp out 2014