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U14 Netball Match Report

On Wednesday last week, the U14 netball team welcomed Hellesdon High School for a home netball fixture. The girls played really well as a team and won, 11-9.  The girls demonstrated some excellent netball skills and it was wonderful to see the progress they have made as a team.  Player of the match, awarded by the opposition, went to Emily.  Well done to everyone involved.


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A Trip to the Azores – October 2019!

We are offering Years 7 – 13 an amazing opportunity to visit the Azores, Europe’s secret paradise, a group of small volcanic islands in the Atlantic off the coast of Portugal. They are so remote, mass tourism is non-existent and nature is unspoiled. It has a fantastic climate, about 23oC in October and fertile land, which means the islands are all self-sufficient and don’t need to import food from mainland Portugal in order to survive. We will have many opportunities to visit wonderful places including waterfalls, hot springs, tea and pineapple plantations, magnificent coastlines and calderas, as well taking a walking tour through caves made from lava tubes and the having the chance to eat a lunch cooked inside a volcano.

Our five-day tour to The Azores will depart on Friday 18th October and return on Tuesday 22nd October 2019. The price is £970. The deadline for reserving a place is Tuesday 5th February. If you would like your daughter to join us, please fill in the reply slip your daughter brought home or pop into Reception to pick up the full information pack.


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Enrichment

As part of the Tuesday enrichment programme, sixth formers enjoyed the opportunity to form an impromptu steel pan band when steel-pan workshop providers ‘Spangle’ visited the school this week.

Steel pan drumming originated in Trinidad and Tobago, where old oil drums were cut down and their bases skilfully shaped by hammering to produce a range of notes. Since the Second World War the distinctive Caribbean sound produced by tin pan ensembles has become famous across the world. The instruments are ‘pans’ rather than drums because they are rigid rather than possessing a stretched membrane – but as our sixth formers discovered, playing technique is similar to drumming and they soon had an impressive set of rhythms going, guided carefully by the experts from Spangle.

After school, it was the staff’s turn and anybody passing the sixth form common room after four o’clock would have heard a not-half-bad version of Bob Marley’s ‘No Woman No Cry’ being tapped out, followed by a surprisingly melodic ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’.

It was a most instructive and enjoyable session for both groups, and we hope to welcome Spangle to further school events in the future.


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Welcome Back

Happy New Year! We would like to welcome everyone back to school especially the new pupils who have joined us. There is plenty to look forward to in all areas of the school with another Woodland Adventure Day planned for the Prep School and Science Crest Award presentations, Night of the Notables and the Norfolk Careers Festival, to name but a few, for the Senior School.

Of course, we shouldn’t forget Year 11 who are currently doing their mock GCSE exams and the Sixth Form who are taking real examinations for their diploma subjects. We wish you all the best of luck.

I look forward to keeping you updated on all the things we get up to this term. Don’t forget, if you have any exciting news or achievements in your out of school activities, please email a brief outline and a photo to marketing@hohs.co.uk. Happy 2019 everyone!

 


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U16 Hockey Report

The U16 hockey team played on Thursday afternoon verses two teams of varying age groups from Norwich High School for Girls. It was a lovely afternoon of hockey played in the spirit of fair play and skill development. Sophie B was awarded the player of the match by the opposition and will captain the next game. Goals were scored today by Isabel, Rebekah and Sophie B and overall our girls were victorious!


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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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Happy Birthday to Anna, Year 9!

Best wishes on your 14th birthday, Anna. We hope you have a wonderful day.

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