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Order your DVDs: Nativity and The Jolly Christmas Postman

Lower Prep families – please look out for the order form in your child’s bag today if you would like to order a copy of the Nativity and Jolly Christmas Postman DVD, which will be available from next week. Orders need to be received by the end of January, please.

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Our HOHS little angels…

…aren’t they adorable? As Christmas nears, we can’t resist sharing these again, from our Nursery and Reception nativity at the end of term. Enjoy!

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Nativity and The Jolly Christmas Postman

This afternoon pupils from Nursery to Year 3 took part in the annual Nativity and Lower Prep Production in front of a large and very enthusiastic audience in the Barn. The children gave us a fantastic performance, with some wonderful acting, singing and dancing along the way. The performance will be available on DVD early next term and order forms will be sent out then.

Well done to all involved and thank you to all the families who joined us this afternoon: we hope you enjoyed it!

Look out for more photos coming soon…

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Traditional Carol Service fills St Remigius…

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St Remigius parish church was filled with family and friends of HOHS this afternoon for our carol service, led by Reverend Derek McClean. Head Girl, Deputy Head Girl and Senior Boarder Alex, Emily-Jayne and Shannon led the procession to the choir stalls for the traditional carols and readings, which were interspersed with some musical delights from our choirs and musicians. A particular highlight was the first public performance of “To Bethlehem”, a beautiful and deceptively simple carol written by Warwick, Henry and Stella from Year 6 and Ruby from Year 5. Mrs Richards conducted the Upper Prep Choir and they were accompanied on piano by Warwick and Henry. The poignant “Mary, did you know?”,  sung by Tamikani from Year 12 and Bridget, Karen and Hannah from Year 13, was also a stand-out item,  while all the girls who did readings and led prayers spoke clearly and with great expression.


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More photos of Nativity Play

See more photos taken during our recent Pre-Prep Nativity play.Manger_HOHSConductor_HOHSP1010192P1010180Conductor2_HOHS

 


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Pre-Prep Nativity Play

Well done to our youngest pupils who performed beautifully in the annual Pre-Prep Nativity play last week.

The news boys made sure the angels were kept up to date with the progress of Mary, Joseph and the donkey on their journey to Bethlehem….and their tail-coated choirmaster made sure the angels had perfected their welcome song for the baby Jesus by the time he was born in the stable!

Our original Mary was unwell and not able to perform on the day (these photos were taken during the dress rehearsal). Well done to Molly, our little star who stepped in at the last moment to hold the baby!

Thanks to all the teachers who have worked tirelessly for many weeks to put on this epic production.2014-Nativity122014-Nativity112014-Nativity32014-Nativity2014-Nativity92014-Nativity62014-Nativity4 See more photos here.


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Nativity Play this afternoon

Our youngest pupils in Nursery through to Year 2 have been busy learning their lines and practising Christmas songs for the annual Pre-Prep Nativity Play

They will be putting on an extra special gala performance for their parents and families in the Barn this afternoon, from 2.00pm – 3.00pm. Parents, hankies are probably required!

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Pre-Prep Nativity Play

Last week pupils from Nursery to Year 3 took part in the annual Pre-Prep Nativity play in front of a large and very enthusiastic audience in the Barn. Everyone delivered a fantastic performance, with some wonderful acting, singing and dancing along the way.

Well done to all involved – including the teachers who have worked tirelessly for many weeks to put on this epic production.

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Nativity Play: Christmas with the Aliens

Today the pupils from Nursery to Year 3 performed their Nativity Play in front of a large and very enthusiastic audience in the Barn. All performers, from humans, aliens, animals and angels to kings, shepherds and stars delivered a fantastic performance, with some wonderful acting, singing and dancing along the way.

Well done to all involved – including the teachers who have worked tirelessly for many weeks to put on this epic production.

A big thanks also to Mr and Mrs Grint for making the spaceship; Mr Halford for the electrics; Miss S Hickson and Miss S Momber for their help with the music and props; and all parents and friends who helped with the costumes.

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It’s a busy last week..

Tuesday 11th December:

Year 7 cake sale – 12:30pm in Room M1

Prep School Nativity Play (Nursery to Year 3)  2pm in the Barn followed by minced pies and mulled wine in the Dining Room.

Celebrating Success Evening  – The Barn from 6:30 – 8:00pm

Wednesday 12th December:

Carol Service Rehearsal (Senior Choir)

Prep School Christmas parties (finishing at 3pm for Lower Prep and 3:45pm for Upper Prep)
Pupils to bring party clothes (not shoes) in a named bag.

U12 Badminton v Hethersett High
3:30 – 6:00 (Away)

Thursday 13th December:

Trip to Gorleston to see the pantomime (Reception to Year 2) – 8:45am – 1:30pm

School Carol Service at Remigius Church

Snow Ball (Years 7 to 9) in The Barn from 7:00 – 9:30pm

Friday 14th December:

HOHS Quiz – 10:40 – 12:15pm

Year 1 and 2 RE trip to Hethersett Methodist Church

Christmas lunch for all pupils

Registration and form quiz for Seniors

Toy Day for Upper Prep

House Shout and 6th From Panto – 2:30 – 3:30pm

End of Term
After School care until 3:45pm