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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Rachel in Road to Wimbledon county quarter finals

Last Saturday Rachel Y (Year 8) represented HOHS at the county finals of the Road to Wimbledon 14 and Under Challenge County Finals,  held at East Anglia Tennis and Squash Club. Rachel played superbly, reaching the quarter-finals to finish in the top eight players in this age group in the county.  Well done, Rachel! She is pictured below with HOHS team mates following a victory at Hethersett Academy last month.

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The Road to Wimbledon 14 and Under Challenge is a unique competition which enables schools and tennis clubs throughout the country to inspire their 14 and Under players, with regional winners having the opportunity to play on the grass courts at Wimbledon in August.  Throughout the Summer Term, many singles matches were played at school: these established Rachel Y and Anna L (Year 8) as our school champions eligible to participate in the County Finals. Sadly, Anna was unable to attend the finals event.


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Speech Day on Thursday…order of events

This Thursday is Speech Day and we look forward to welcoming parents and family members. The marquee is almost set up and already looking stunning in our beautiful gardens – and with the weather set to be another hot and sunny day,  the traditional bring-your-own picnic on the lawns afterwards will be wonderful! Please remember that we close for the summer at 3.45pm after Speech Day and there is no day boarding. Here is a reminder of the order of events:

10.30am – Speech Day ceremony begins

12.00 noon – Bring your own picnic on the lawns

1.00 – 2.00pm – Upper Prep and Senior classrooms open to view displays

1.00pm -Year 10 Drama GCSE piece performance on the Women’s Suffrage movement (The Barn)

2.00pm – Tea for all

3.45pm – school closes and there is no day boarding

Setting up the marquee…

 

 

 


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Winning, Witty Whittington!

Pupils from Years 3 to 6 delighted a packed audience in The Barn this evening with their first  performance of our Upper Prep production, Dick Whittington: a Summer Pantomime.  We won’t say too much about the show here because there is a second performance on Thursday evening – but suffice to say, those parents who haven’t yet seen it are in for a treat! A full review will follow at the weekend.



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After-school tea invitation

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We think that picking-up time at school should be a relaxing experience and a chance to chat – as plenty of our parents and staff already do, in the car park and around the school. It’s one of the advantages of being at HOHS rather than rushing into the city, after all!  The weather looks nice today for our rollover day so if you’d like to linger a little after school please join us for tea, coffee and biscuits on the lawns from 3pm.

 

 

 


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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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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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Match report: U14 rounders v Hellesdon High School

Our U14 rounders team travelled over to Hellesdon High School for a very sunny but windy afternoon of rounders yesterday. During this fixture, I saw excellent fielding that prevented the opposition from scoring highly against us. Well done to Ashlyn G for using her long-barrier to good effect! I am pleased to report that we won by a margin of three-and-a-half rounders.  Player of the Match award went to Mia D, as nominated by the opposition –  most likely for scoring six rounders! Congratulations to everyone.

Mrs Woods
Head of P.E.