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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Summer Fete: twenty minutes till opening!

Come on down to Hethersett Old Hall School from 11am-3.00pm for our  fabulous fete! We’re ready….

 

 

 


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Seaside summer fete coming soon!

Our fun-packed fete is just weeks away – on Saturday 12th May from 11am-3pm!  This year we have a traditional seaside theme – expect Punch & Judy, pony rides, fairground rides and candy floss as well as our usual amazing collection of stalls and attractions including BBQ, plants and produce, tombola, crafts, tea and cake tent and more.

Please spread the word – all welcome, no admission charge and plenty for all the family! HOHS families – please check the letter sent home on Friday for how you can help the fete to be a huge success!

For any questions or offers of help please contact Joy  via the School reception desk or email PA@hohs.co.uk

 


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Help needed for the summer fete!

We have another fun-packed fete planned for next term (Saturday 12th May, 11 am-3.00pm). This year we have a traditional seaside theme – expect Punch & Judy, pony rides, fairground rides and candy floss as well as our usual amazing collection of stalls and attractions including BBQ, plants and produce, tombola, crafts, tea and cake tent and more. 

We need your help, please, to make this another very successful event and raise lots of money for the extra items in school that your sons and daughters will benefit from. Please look out for a letter at the beginning of term.

If you are able to donate any of the following we would be extremely grateful. They can be brought into school and left in the office as soon as possible.

* Good condition books
* Tombola prizes
* Raffle prizes
* Cakes (please bring in on the day)
* Plants
* Filled jam jars for the hugely popular Children’s Jam Jar Tombola – please fill one or two with penny sweets and small toys

Finally, we are looking for offers of help on the day. ‘Many hands make light work!’ So if you are able to spare an hour or two please contact Joy  via the School reception desk or email PA@hohs.co.ukHOHS-FETE-drawings


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Anyone gardening?

 

There are definite signs of spring in our gardens now…here are just some of the flowers I spotted this morning in the lovely HOHS grounds. Are you planning to get out into your gardens over the Easter holidays? If you have surplus plants after doing any thinning and separating – or spare seedlings – we will be hugely grateful to have them to sell on the plant stall at our Parents Association summer fete in May!  You can bring them into school anytime over the holidays or during the early weeks of Summer term (the fete is on May 12th) and our gardener Mr Young and green-fingered Mrs Potts will take good care of them!

 

 

 


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THANK YOU to the Parents’ Association – and would you like to join us?

THANK YOU on speech bubble price labels During the headmaster’s address on Speech Day, Mr Crump thanked all the members of our wonderful Parents’ Association for the fantastic job they do – especially with our very popular summer fete and Christmas markets. These events raise valuable funds for a variety of ‘extras’ for pupils of all ages to enjoy and to enhance their experience at school. This school year, for example, the PA has funded new wooden play equipment in the Nursery as well as several laptops for use in the Prep school and a new portable pa system.

Chair of the PA Joy Elsley spoke to the assembled families and friends about the work of the PA, inviting new members to step forward and join. “We are looking for new members to join us once a month for an hour to provide ideas and support for our future events,” she said. “The atmosphere is relaxed and amusing at times… we would love to see you there and you will be made very welcome.”
If you would like to find out more, please email Joy at PA@hohs.co.uk


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Summer Fete: fifteen minutes till opening!

Come on down to Hethersett Old Hall School from 11am-2.00pm for our  fabulous fete! We’re ready….

 


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Summer Fete: see you all tomorrow!

Our beautiful gardens have been a hive of activity this morning as tents go up, barbecues are positioned and other essential preparations take place for tomorrow’s HOHS Summer Fete. Meanwhile, Miss Hopwood has been working hard at lunchtimes all week with the children who will be performing Maypole dances, making sure they perfect their skipping and ribbon-weaving moves!

With entertainers, fairground rides, tea-and-cake tent, inflatables, games, barbecue, treasure hunt and stalls galore, this is a fun event for all the family. And don’t miss out on our grand raffle  – there are some amazing prizes including two brand new bikes, signed items from Norwich City FC and many more. Tickets will be on sale on the day.

Entry to the fete is free – look forward to seeing you there!