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Diploma Distinctions!

This week, we received some external examination results and had an external moderator in school to assess the portfolios for some of our diploma subjects in the Sixth Form. We are delighted to announce that several distinction grades were attained by our students in both examinations and portfolios. The grade of distinction is equivalent to an A grade at A Level. Congratulations to our Health and Social Care and Business Studies students on an excellent set of results.


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World Book Day

Today is World Book Day and the Prep School children did a wonderful job dressing up to represent their favourite literary characters. Wally in his red and white striped jumper, although difficult to find, put in an appearance as did Harry, Hermione and even Moaning Myrtle. To see which characters you can spot in our gallery of photos, please click the following link.

https://www.hohs.co.uk/2019/03/07/world-book-day/


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Open Afternoon – Coming Soon!

Just a quick reminder that our Open Afternoon is less than a fortnight away on Friday 15th March from 1:45 – 3:45pm. There is a new slide show of photos on our Facebook page which you are able to look at even if you don’t have a Facebook account. Please click on the following link to see more photos showing our pupils from Nursery to Sixth Form https://www.facebook.com/HethersettOldHallSchool/


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Staying Safe Online

Internet safety is covered at school but there have been some recent concerns in the media about children seeing distressing images or content whilst online. The following link takes you to a 2 minute video clip which reminds children about online safety and what they should do if they see any upsetting material. We hope it will help you to support them at home should they see anything inappropriate.

https://www.bbc.com/ownit/its-personal/when-you-see-something-scary-online

 


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UK Mathematics Challenge – The Results

We reported a few weeks ago that some of our Year 10s and 11s took part in the UK Mathematics Challenge and the results are in. In this national competition, we are pleased to report that some of our pupils attained silver and bronze awards.

Congratulations to Selena and Jamie on their silver awards and to Cait, Rebekah and Faith-Marie for attaining bronze awards. Well done!


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Guinea Pigs Require a Holiday Home

Winnie and Bubbles, our boarding house guinea pigs, need a host family for their Easter holidays. If you would like to look after them over Easter, please email Miss Kirkham, our Senior Housemistress, on boarding@hohs.co.uk.

Thank you.


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Open Afternoon Friday 15th March

Have you booked your tour? Please contact our Registrar, Louise Vyse, on lvyse@hohs.co.uk or phone us on 01603 810390. Another slide show showing pupils from Nursery to Sixth Form is available on our Facebook page. Please click here https://www.facebook.com/HethersettOldHallSchool/ to see it. You do not need a Facebook account to view the page.


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Easter eggs for EACH

Easter is nearly here and I am helping to collect Easter eggs for children at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice. If you would like to help me, please bring an Easter egg to Reception by Friday March 15th and I will make sure it gets to a child at the hospice. If you prefer, you could donate £1 instead and I will use this money to buy an egg on your behalf. Let’s put a smile on the face of a child less fortunate than us at this special time of year. Thank you.

Rosamaria, Year 11


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Pupils at the Palace!

Charlie and Izzy went to St. James’s Palace last week to collect their Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards. After volunteering, learning a new skill and taking part in a physical activity for a year as well as completing the five day expedition and a residential, the award was fully deserved! We would like to thank them for sending us these pictures to share with you. To keep up to date with all our news, please click on the following links to see our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HethersettOldHallSchool/or our new blog https://www.hohs.co.uk/news/


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IELTS Success

Last week Kelly in Year 13 received her IELTS result (the International English Language Testing System). This qualification is a university entrance requirement for students with English as an additional language. Kelly achieved a grade of 6.5 which is higher than the 6.0 required by most universities. Kelly aims to study business and marketing at either the University of Leeds or the University of Surrey. We would like to congratulate Kelly on her excellent IELTS result.