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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Where are they now? Felicity Watson…

We always love to welcome former pupils of HOHS to their old school, and over the Easter holidays were delighted to catch up with Felicity Watson, who came for a tour and a chat while visiting Norfolk. Felicity, now in her mid 20s and living in London, told me, “I have such happy memories of my times here. I was at HOHS for ten years and sometimes boarded as my family travelled – it is such a warm, friendly school, I loved it!”

Felicity achieved three A Levels at Grade A and currently works as an events supervisor for the National Trust, based at Eastbury Manor House near London. She is also studying for a Masters degree in Heritage.

“I honestly think I got my love of old buildings and heritage in general from HOHS”, she said. “I loved boarding in the  old attic bedrooms at Hethersett and the buildings themselves always fascinated me!”

 

 


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Our ‘stars’ this week are…

Star-of-weekOur most recent ‘Stars’, receiving special mention by Mr Peace in this morning’s Prep Department Praise Assembly, are:

Edward B (Nursery Yellow) for progressing well in swimming and jumping into the pool for the first time. Edward’s teacher says he is a joy to have in the class!

Millie A (Reception), for the diary she made over the Easter holiday, with beautiful pictures, writing and photographs.

Charlie Mc (Year 1), for his great Easter holiday homework. Charlie completed every bit of the work on senses for science with lovely writing and presentation.

Sophia S (Year 2) for excellent comments and thought in science and great work on fractions in her maths lessons.

Adam S and Chloe T  (Year 4) for excellent work on poetry! Chloe made an entire booklet on limericks and Adam wrote an impressive limerick during the lesson.

Well done to all of these ‘stars’! Who will it be next week?


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Year 1’s special visitor

This week in Year 1, Mrs Bird is joined by Laura Watkinson, who is currently studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education at UEA in preparation for a teaching career. Miss Watkinson has undertaken longer placements in different kinds of schools during her year at UEA and told us she is very happy to be spending her final classroom-based week with our lovely Year 1 group, observing and helping Mrs Bird in a variety of lessons and activities. She will have plenty of adventures to share with the children, having spent some years travelling the world as a cabin crew member for Virgin Atlantic since graduating with a humanities degree from the University of Kent seven years ago.


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On the menu this week

MONDAY LUNCH:
Macaroni and Chicken Carbonara
Mixed Salad
Quorn Carbonara
Salad Bar
Chocolate and Banana Muffin and Chocolate Sauce
Yogurts
Fresh Fruit

TUESDAY LUNCH:
Chicken Sausages
Creamed Potatoes
Sliced Green Beans
Vegetarian Sausages
Salad Bar
Peaches and Cream
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

WEDNESDAY LUNCH:
Beef Chilli
Rice
Corn Chips
Vegetable and Mushroom Chilli
Salad Bar
Buterscotch Mousse with Marshmallows
Yogurts
Fresh Fruit

THURSDAY LUNCH:
Crispy Chicken Fillets
New Potatoes
Broccoli
Vegetable Fritters
Nut Roast

Salad Bar
Choc Ice
Yogurts
Fresh Fruit

FRIDAY LUNCH:
Battered Cod
Shoestring Fries
Peas
Mozzarella Croquettes
Salad Bar
Mixed Fruit Yogurts
Fresh Fruit

 


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Back to school tomorrow

Tomorrow we look forward to welcoming back our pupils, boarders, parents and staff. We hope you’ve had a lovely Easter break and are now rested and raring to go for what will be an action-packed term!


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King’s Camps first week success!

The first week of activity camps at HOHS provided by kingscamps.org is just drawing to a close in the sports hall this afternoon, and has been a great success!  Manager Ryan and his team of coaches Emily, Dom, Dan and Megan have kept nearly 40 children from HOHS and other schools locally active all week with a range of exciting games, sports and active play. Safeguarding means we couldn’t take pictures while the  sessions were in progress, but Agata, Vera, Alfie and Matthias were very happy to be pictured with their coaches. Alfie’s mum told us, “It has been absolutely amazing, Alfie has really enjoyed every minute and we will definitely be signing up for the summer sessions!” Agata said, “It is really fun, we love it!”

The next sessions will be in the summer holidays,  in the weeks beginning July 30th and August 6th.  To book, go to the Hethersett Old Hall page of the Kings Camps website here. 


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Mrs Bird’s seaside mini-garden competition

Over the last few days of the Easter holidays, why not start planning and building your entry for Mrs Bird’s fabulous miniature garden competition?  It’s a great way to exercise your imagination and creative flair! Your garden can be any shape as long as its overall size is no larger than 30 x 30cm and judging will take place at our seaside-themed Summer Fete on Saturday 12th May. All the entries will be displayed there and prizes will be awarded.  Go on, you know you want to!