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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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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Seniors entertain at Spring Recital

On Wednesday evening, parents, staff and friends were treated to a programme of accomplished solo, choral and orchestral pieces from some of our senior pupils. From Faure to Take That and from Strauss to a Spoonful of Sugar, the varied programme had plenty to please and gave pupils an opportunity to showcase their musical talents.


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Music and Drama Winter Concert – the pictures!

Thank you to all the family members who came to see our winter concert yesterday: it was lovely to see so many faces filling The Barn. We hope you enjoyed watching as much as we enjoyed performing! Thanks, too, for your generous donations to our chosen charity, Mini Donkeys for Welfare.







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Music and Drama Winter Concert tomorrow

A reminder that our Prep and Senior School pupils will be demonstrating their dramatic and musical talents at our annual Winter Concert tomorrow evening, Thursday 30th, at 6.30pm in The Barn. We hope many of our families will come and join us for what will be a varied programme with contributions from our drama and music departments,  based loosely on the theme of winter.

The concert will finish at approximately 8.00pm and, as you leave, you may like to contribute to a collection for  Mini Donkeys for Wellbeing, our adopted charity for the coming year.  You can see a video about their work and the impact these gentle little creatures make on their website here.

At the end of the evening please join us for mince pies and refreshments.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 


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Junior Choir are a bit windy!

Our Junior Choir (Years 3-6) meets on Monday afternoons under the expert tutelage of  Director of Drama Mrs Richards. The roving camera caught them yesterday as they began work on an atmospheric song about the winter wind….perhaps you can tell from the picture that they are intoning some ghostly  “ooooh” wind sounds here!  We will all be able to see and hear the polished performance in the winter concert later in the second half of term.


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Senior Spring Recital: Mrs Greene’s review

Earlier we reported briefly on Wednesday’s Senior Spring Recital. Mrs Greene has added this more detailed appreciative review:

This year’s Spring Recital showcased some of the school’s musical talents and I would like to offer my congratulations to all our performers for their courage in sharing their talents at the concert. I know it can be a little scary in front of an audience!

As usual, the orchestra kicked things off with two pieces, St Anthony Chorale by Brahms and the well-known Sousa Marches (memories of Monty Python). Thanks are due to Mrs Jaggard for all her work with the orchestra. They may be few in number but the members have shown eagerness and commitment.

Thank you to Mrs Jaggard, also, for accompanying most of our soloists. Four of our flautists played a solo or a duet – a blues number from Isabel, an athletic, classical piece from Emilia, a familiar duet from Alice, and finally, a beautiful piece of Bach from Alia. All four played with a beautiful tone; thanks also to Miss Ellis for her help.

Our solo singers, Felicity, Francesca and Charlotte, entertained us with songs ranging from an Easter hymn and a song from the musicals, to a recent chart song. Special mention must go to Charlotte Harding (Charlie) for stepping in to accompany the two older girls in their performances. She also accompanied the choir in their version of the Panic at the disco song This is gospel. This term, the choir chose and arranged this song themselves. They are becoming more confident singing harmonies in three parts.

Suzie and Cristina performed on the piano for us; Cristina performed her solo from memory (I couldn’t do that) and Suzie introduced us to the melodies of Korean K-Pop. Sophie showed how much her violin playing has improved over the years, performing a technically challenging piece. Anna, too, has shown so much progress over the times we have heard her play her harp. Look out for her larger harp at Speech Day.


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Seniors entertain at Spring Recital

On Wednesday evening, parents, staff and friends were treated to a programme of accomplished solo, choral and orchestral pieces from some of our senior pupils. From Bach to K-Pop and from Spirituals to Somewhere over the Rainbow, the varied programme had plenty to please and gave pupils an opportunity to showcase their musical talents.

Pictured here are the orchestra,  Emilia (Year 8) who played a solo flute piece by Cimarosa, and Felicity  (Year 7), who sang a lovely arrangement of the traditional French song Love is Come Again.

Well done to all who performed, and thank you to Mrs Greene for organising the evening and to the parents and friends who came along – we hope you enjoyed the performances.