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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Seaside summer fete coming soon!

Our fun-packed fete is just weeks away – on Saturday 12th May from 11am-3pm!  This year we have a traditional seaside theme – expect Punch & Judy, pony rides, fairground rides and candy floss as well as our usual amazing collection of stalls and attractions including BBQ, plants and produce, tombola, crafts, tea and cake tent and more.

Please spread the word – all welcome, no admission charge and plenty for all the family! HOHS families – please check the letter sent home on Friday for how you can help the fete to be a huge success!

For any questions or offers of help please contact Joy  via the School reception desk or email PA@hohs.co.uk

 


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Where are they now? Felicity Watson…

We always love to welcome former pupils of HOHS to their old school, and over the Easter holidays were delighted to catch up with Felicity Watson, who came for a tour and a chat while visiting Norfolk. Felicity, now in her mid 20s and living in London, told me, “I have such happy memories of my times here. I was at HOHS for ten years and sometimes boarded as my family travelled – it is such a warm, friendly school, I loved it!”

Felicity achieved three A Levels at Grade A and currently works as an events supervisor for the National Trust, based at Eastbury Manor House near London. She is also studying for a Masters degree in Heritage.

“I honestly think I got my love of old buildings and heritage in general from HOHS”, she said. “I loved boarding in the  old attic bedrooms at Hethersett and the buildings themselves always fascinated me!”

 

 


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Sports Update: Summer Term

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Welcome back, everyone, from the PE Department – an exciting term awaits us! Now we have the daylight on our side, we commence a term of athletics, cricket and rounders.
We have plenty of rounders fixtures in place for our teams, starting with the U16 team next Wednesday vs Sprowston at home. The picture below is from last summer.

We will be developing our ability to run, jump and throw in preparation for Sports Day which will be on Thursday 21st June. This is a whole school event and something we all look forward to. Sports Day support from parents and family members is greatly encouraged – so if you can come to cheer us on, please do!

We will be introducing the pupils to our new fitness suite and look forward to seeing them all in action. I am wondering whether we can row, ride, run or cycle to somewhere far away if we keep track ofour collective distances as a school?!

Mrs Woods, Head of PE

 


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Our new fitness suite is ready

The mezzanine floor of our sports hall has undergone a transformation over the past couple of months and is now a well-equipped fitness suite, complete with a variety of
machines – two treadmills, two bikes and a rowing machine – for great workouts!

The suite has been provided with generous support from our PA, for which we are very grateful. It will be used by our senior girls, who will be having their induction sessions with Mrs Woods or Miss Wright over the next weeks.


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Our ‘stars’ this week are…

Star-of-weekOur most recent ‘Stars’, receiving special mention by Mr Peace in this morning’s Prep Department Praise Assembly, are:

Edward B (Nursery Yellow) for progressing well in swimming and jumping into the pool for the first time. Edward’s teacher says he is a joy to have in the class!

Millie A (Reception), for the diary she made over the Easter holiday, with beautiful pictures, writing and photographs.

Charlie Mc (Year 1), for his great Easter holiday homework. Charlie completed every bit of the work on senses for science with lovely writing and presentation.

Sophia S (Year 2) for excellent comments and thought in science and great work on fractions in her maths lessons.

Adam S and Chloe T  (Year 4) for excellent work on poetry! Chloe made an entire booklet on limericks and Adam wrote an impressive limerick during the lesson.

Well done to all of these ‘stars’! Who will it be next week?


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An outdoors sort of day at HOHS!

What a wonderful, warm day we have had today! The children took the opportunity to spend as much time as possible outside in our lovely gardens and play areas. We hope the weather will stay summery this week, but of course it is important that the children are well protected with sunscreen and their named sun hats. Parents –  please check that they have them for school tomorrow – and every day when it is warm –  so that they can all enjoy break time and sports without risk of burning. We will make sure everyone has plenty to drink!




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Year 1’s special visitor

This week in Year 1, Mrs Bird is joined by Laura Watkinson, who is currently studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education at UEA in preparation for a teaching career. Miss Watkinson has undertaken longer placements in different kinds of schools during her year at UEA and told us she is very happy to be spending her final classroom-based week with our lovely Year 1 group, observing and helping Mrs Bird in a variety of lessons and activities. She will have plenty of adventures to share with the children, having spent some years travelling the world as a cabin crew member for Virgin Atlantic since graduating with a humanities degree from the University of Kent seven years ago.