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U9 and U11 hockey shout-out!

Parents of Years 3-6 children: please note that tomorrow’s game against Norwich High School for Girls is currently still on – but watch this space in case the weather deteriorates!

Please ensure that your child brings track suit bottoms, jumper, woolly hat and gloves – no scarves please.

Thank you!

Mrs Woods, Head of PE

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Match report: U9 & U11 hockey v St Felix School

Last Friday saw us play a very strong St Felix School at hockey. Despite our best efforts, both the U9 and U11 teams lost. However, this was the first match for many of our pupils and an opportunity to experience the challenge of playing a new opposition and work on some of our basic hockey skills.

Mrs Woods, Head of PE


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Match report: U13 hockey v Wymondham High School

We went into our last game of the term with confidence, having earned a respectable draw against Norwich High last week. We started brightly and created a number of opportunities to score, but the Wymondham goalkeeper was on top form and saved many of our shots. Despite spending long periods of time in the Wymondham half we were caught on the break and allowed their strong centre midfield to come through, ending the first half 2-0 down.

 We started the second half much brighter and a well-worked goal, resulted in a well-placed finish from Harriet. We once again let Wymondham back into the game with some sloppy defending, but pulled the score back to 3-2 from an great individual effort from Isabel H. We finished the second half strongly but had to rely on goalkeeper Emily, who was on top form to keep us in the game.

 A disappointing result, but we played some great hockey and it was a close game.

Player of the match was awarded jointly to Rebekah and Isabel H.

Miss Mickleburgh

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Match report: U11 Hockey HOHS v. Norwich High School

We finished our U11 hockey campaign with a fantastic 2-0 win over Norwich High School. It was lovely to see just how far the team has come this term and there were a number of good performances.

Joint player of the match was awarded to Warwick for his two goals and Anna for resilient defending.

Joint most improved performance was awarded to Cristina for her defending and Skyla-Grace for some excellent work at right midfield.

Henry (goalkeeper), Anna, Ashlyn, Cristina, Poppy, Warwick, Annie, Stella, Fleur, Skyla-Grace and James.

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Match report: U9 hockey v Taverham Hall

HOHS Hockey v Taverham Hall
12th November 2015

This week the U9 hockey team travelled to Taverham Hall School for their first ever win in their first ever match! We had a lovely afternoon and had the opportunity to play lots of hockey. Goal scorers were Maxim, Sam, Romily and Amelia.
Player of the Match was awarded jointly to Alexander and Romily.

Miss Mickleburgh


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Match report: U12/13 hockey v Taverham Hall School

Sports-iconOn a drizzly Wednesday afternoon the U12/13 A and B hockey teams travelled to Taverham to play Taverham Hall School.

In the first game we played a 7 v 7 game, narrowly losing 2-0, with a goal from Isabel H being disallowed and playing the game with no goal keeper. Despite the score, the team played some excellent passing hockey and we had a number of saves made by the Taverham Hall goalkeeper.

Player of the match was awarded to Hannah Y for some solid tackling and composed passing when under pressure.

In the second set of games we played two five-a-side games and came up against some experienced Taverham Hall opposition. Despite putting up a good fight, and with a number of opportunities on both pitches, we came away second best but with another hockey game experience under our belts.

Player of the Match was awarded to Sarah K for never giving up and working hard.

SQUAD: Sophie B, Isabelle S, Sophie S, Talia G, Rebekah Y, Isabel H, Sarah K, Lacey M, Hannah Y and Caitlin C.

Miss Mickleburgh
Head of Physical EducationIMG_2683


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Junior Schools’ Challenge

Our school has taken part in this exciting knock-out quiz for 25 years. The current squad consists of captain Charlotte from Year 8, alongside (Year 7s) Ria, Lacey and Aisling, all of whom had to impress me through merciless auditions!

This afternoon they face Taverham Hall in a home match. For success not only must the girls display a breadth of knowledge but one or two need to be razor-sharp on those buzzers! Victory would mean a place in one of East Anglia’s semi-finals.

We wish our team the very best of luck.

Mr Osbourne
Regional Organiser

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Match report: U9 & U11 hockey v Taverham Hall

HOHS Hockey v Taverham Hall
13th November 2013

The U9 match started well, with Ashlyn Gibb dribbling up the wing and successfully passing the ball. The game progressed well and Olivia Hendrie scored the first goal of the match. We managed to defend our area with some good block tackles and some brilliant clearances from Annie Harris and Stella Girling. Anna Luterbacher did a sterling job as our fully kitted out goalkeeper.

During the second half Anna came out to defend, the ball moved up the pitch well and Fleur Barton-Grimley went on to score two further goals. The final score was 3 – 1 to HOHS.

Captain: Olivia Hendrie
Player of the Match: Ashlyn Gibb

The U11 game went well with some excellent dribbling and some good block tackles preventing the ball from going near our defending goal. Emily Grint was keen to get the ball up to the attacking end.  A few shots were made at goal but unfortunately with no success. Taverham came back through our defence to score 2 goals before half time.

The second half proved to be a defensive game, with Sarah Kendall performing some amazing saves. The final score was 4 – 0 to Taverham.

Captain: Emily Grint
Player of the Match: Sophie Barrow – for her brilliant defending and clearing.

Well done to all our players!

Miss Beale

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Sporting fixtures this week (11th February)


Monday 11th:

U14 & U16 BADMINTON v Ormiston Victory Academy
15.30 – 15.30 (away)

Tuesday 15th :

U15 NETBALL v Sprowston High
15.45 – 17.30 (home)

SWIMMING GALA v Taverham Hall
16.00 – 18.00 (home)

Wednesday 13th:

12.30 -17.00 (Thorpe House Langley Prep)

Thursday 14th:

U12 & U15  NETBALL v Framingham Earl
15.30 – 17.30 (away)

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More success on the netball court

On Wednesday 23rd January our U13 and U11 netball teams went to compete at Taverham Hall.

The U13 girls played first, with Anna Allen as captain. After the first quarter the scores were even at 4 all. We continued into the second quarter and unfortunately fell behind by 4 goals taking the score to 11 – 7 at half time. No changes were made at half time but an emphasis on passing accurately was key to the HOHS team narrowing the score line. The third quarter saw both teams battled hard, ending up with no score being achieved by either team. The final quarter found HOHS without their captain as she had to go off the court with an injury. 

A brilliant Meredith Winship (Year 6) came on to save the day. The Taverham girls ran away with the score.  

Result: HOHS U13 v Taverham Hall (8 – 15)
Player of the match: Sophie Walker

The second of the two games – the U11s – started with HOHS scoring 2 consecutive goals. We were leading 2 goals to 0 after the first quarter. The second quarter took HOHS to a 4 – 0 lead, with Emma Bell and Jessie Lloyd shooting extremely well. The second two quarters saw HOHS run away with the game, winning the match 8 – 0.

Result: HOHS U11  v  Taverham Hall (8 – 0)
Player of the match: Jessie Lloyd

Well done to both teams, especially Sophie and Jessie!

Joanna Beale
Head of PE