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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Tickets for the Royal Norfolk Show!

We have two free entry children’s tickets available if any families would like to claim them, for use at the Royal Norfolk Show next Wednesday and Thursday, 28th and 29th June at the Norfolk Showground.  Many thanks to Mrs Elsley for donating these, which were surplus to her needs. First come, first served – please email marketing@hohs.co.uk if you would like one or both!

  • Going to the show? Do come and find the school marquee and join us for tea and a chat. We are on Stand 4 on Third Drive (close to the Dereham gate)showtime

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FANTASTIC ‘Fantastic Mr Fox!’

The big day finally arrived yesterday for Years 3 and 4 pupils who had been excitedly anticipating their trip to the Theatre Royal to see Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox.  They had an amazing time and all agreed that the show –  a fabulously funny stage adaptation brought to life with slapstick, music and larger-than-life characters – was just brilliant! Oliver was especially excited as it was his first visit to the theatre.

The children even had time for a spot of playing Chapelfield Gardens play area before the show.

Here is what the children said about the trip:

“The show was so funny!” Matilda
“I loved the part when Farmer Bean ripped his shirt open, it was so funny!” Adam
“I loved the music, it was my first time at the theatre>” Oliver
“Awesome!” Georgina


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Reminder: after-school tea break tomorrow!

Our Friday afternoon informal tea and chat sessions are always popular and we’d like to extend a warm invitation to all HOHS families to join us after school tomorrow for drinks on the lawn.

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Austen triumphs in Sports Day honours!

Miss Mickleburgh and Mrs Woods write:

Sports Day yesterday was a fantastic, enjoyable day with many great individual performances and records broken. It was also – as you will see – a very good day for Austen!

Without the dedication from staff we could not run a successful day and we would like to thank all who helped, as well as the many parents who came to cheer the children on – we hope you enjoyed it, too!  Look out for separate galleries of photos of Lower Prep, Upper Prep and Senior pupils coming early next week on our blog (it takes a while to sort them!)

Here are the Top Athletes, record breakers and new records:

Nursery Girl:     Samaara   (24 points)

Nursery Boy:     Hayden, James and Austin (24 points each)

Reception Girl: Daisy  (30 points)

Reception Boy: Charlie  (26 points)

Year 1/2 Girl:     Felicity  (26 points)

Year 1/2 Boy:     Theo  (22 points)

Year 3 Boy:        Oliver (24 points)

Year 3/4 Girl:    Chloe  (24 points)

Year 5 Girl:        Eva  (30 points)

Year 5 Boy:        Alex S  (42 points)

Year 6 Girl:        Camilla (31 points)

Year 7:                 Anna  (34 points)

Year 8:                Harriet  (50 points)

Year 9:                Sophie B   (34 points)

Year 10:              Amy  (46 points)

 

RECORDS BROKEN

Year 1/2 Rounders ball throw:  Sophia S (19.40)

Year 1/2 Long jump: Sahara-Star (2.33)

Year 3 Boys Rounders ball throw: Oliver Davis (27.50m)

Year 5 Boys 80m: Alex S (11.97)

Year 5 Boys 200m: Alex S (32.15)

Year 5 Boys 600m: Alex S (2.07)

Year 10 Javelin: Amy H (18.80m)

Year 10 Triple jump: Amy H (9.00m)

Year 7 relay team: Ryder (1.03)

 

NEW RECORDS

Year 3 Boys Long jump: Adam (2.50)

Year 5 Boys Long jump: Alex S (3.51)

 

CUPS

PRE PREP CUP: Austen (302 points)

SENIOR PREP CUP: Austen (304 points)

SENIOR SCHOOL CUP: Austen  (283 points)

OVERALL SPORTS DAY WINNERS: Austen (889 points)


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Our ‘stars’ of the week

Our ‘Stars’ of the week, receiving special mention from Mr Peace and their teachers in our Prep Department Praise Assembly this morning, are:

Grace (Nursery) for helping others and for her friendly and kind behaviour.

Charlie (Reception) for self-improvement and for being very kind and helpful. Charlie was also Top Athlete for Reception boys at yesterday’s Sports Day!

Jessica (Year 1) for creating a lovely zig-zag book reflecting her journey across the day on our trip to Amy T’s Willow Farm last week.

Theo (Year 2)  for pushing himself in PE lessons – his effort was well rewarded on Sports Day yesterday as he was Top Athlete for Years 1 and 2 boys.

Well done to all of our ‘stars’! The photos are from another recent assembly.

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Sports Day is still in progress…

…and what a day it has been! There has been plenty of fun and excitement, with some records slashed (more of this in the next day or two!) and close finishes.Lots of pictures to follow.

Parents – did you get some good photos or video of your child today that you would like to share with the wider school community? If so, please email your favourite to marketing@hohs.co.uk and we will include them in our online gallery!

 

 


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Sports Day tomorrow!

Pupils across the school from Nursery to Year 10 have been practising their field and track skills ready for tomorrow’s Sports Day. We warmly invite all parents, grandparents and other family members to join us tomorrow for part, or all, of the day to cheer the children along!  The Lower Prep kick off events from 9.00am, with presentations at 10.25am, followed by Upper Prep with presentations just after midday.  The Senior events run all day, with the final trophy presentations at 3.30pm.

Emily (Year 6) was the winner of the poster design competition with this colourful call to action!