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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Christingle Service

This afternoon our Upper Prep and Lower Prep pupils took part in one of our favourite festivities, our Christingle Service at St Remigius Church. The Reverend Derek McClean led the service, with the children singing songs, making musical contributions and leading the prayers. Once the Christingles were lit and the lights were turned off, everyone circled the church and sang Away in a Manger. It was a wonderful start to the Christmas celebrations. Thank you to all the parents and families who came to share the service, and for your generous contributions for The Children’s Society. If you have any lovely pictures from the Christingle, please send them to marketing@hohs.co.uk.

 


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U16 Hockey Report

The U16 hockey team played on Thursday afternoon verses two teams of varying age groups from Norwich High School for Girls. It was a lovely afternoon of hockey played in the spirit of fair play and skill development. Sophie B was awarded the player of the match by the opposition and will captain the next game. Goals were scored today by Isabel, Rebekah and Sophie B and overall our girls were victorious!


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Albert and Oliver in Rugby Finals!

We would like to congratulate to Albert and Oliver in Year 5 for their success with their rugby team last weekend. The team they play for, the U10 team at Crusaders Rugby Club, Little Melton, played at Diss on Sunday in a regional Prima Cup competition. They won all their games which were scored on both sportsmanship and the core values of rugby. As a result, the team got through to the finals at Welford Road, the Leicester Tigers’ ground.

The finals are on March 2
nd and both the boys and the team are excited to be playing on the same pitch as their rugby heroes, in front of 1000s of people, and representing the region in the competition.

Well done, Albert and Oliver! We look forward to hearing how you and your team do in the finals.


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Clubs & Activities Autumn Term 2018

Private school in Norwich Norfolk - list of clubs and extra-curricular activities open to girls in nursery, prep and senior school.

 

Dear parents,

Please click here to view the exciting range of clubs and activities we have available this term. From trampolining to Lego, there’s plenty for everyone to get involved in!

If you wish to attend any club or activity or would like further details please speak to the teacher/coach running the activity.


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A dangerous game?

Roblox, a game children play online. Parents are concerned about hackers accessing children's accounts, and video game addiction.

 

One of my colleagues has alerted me to a game called ‘Roblox’, which is widely played by children online. Apparently there have been numerous attempts to hack her children’s account for this game, which could potentially give a stranger the opportunity to impersonate the players. Luckily the attacks did not succeed as all the safeguards were in place.

I thought I would pass this on in case any pupils were playing this game. It seems the dangers of online gaming are growing – recent reports have pointed to a sort of addiction that can afflict young people, with damaging effects on their progress and general wellbeing. There is also the danger of online predators trying to gain access to children’s accounts.

I am sure all our parents will ensure they are aware of these dangers and that parental controls are in place if pupils are participating in this activity.

Mr Crump


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Apple Watch 2018!

We’ve found ourselves tip-toeing around some rather exciting windfall in the past few weeks, and thought we’d share our excitement with you. With a number of apple varieties littering our orchard and its trees, we’ve all been mulling over different ways to use them. Apple crumble? Apple chutney? Tarte tatin? We’d love to hear your suggestions!

To share your favourite recipes, pictures of your own garden apples or ideas for apple-y creations, click here to chat with us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter for more #AppleWatch2018!

In the meantime, take a look at our beautiful orchard and apples below.

Red apples in tree in beautiful orchard, set in Norfolk independent boarding school gardens.

Orchard in private school gardens based in Norwich, Norfolk.

Green apples in tree at independent boarding school, Norwich,

Pretty orchard in rural Norfolk private school grounds.


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Give Rugby a Try!

If any girls aged 13 or over are interested in giving rugby a try (pun intended!) please see the poster below for information. Mrs Mann is the ladies’ team coach and Olivia, one of our Gap Year Assistants, is a regular team member so, if you’re not sure if rugby is for you, you can always ask one of them about it first.