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for girls 3 - 18 and boys 3 - 11
with boarding for girls from 9

Monthly Archives: November 2012 - Page 2

HOHS biologist is cutting it

Written on November 22, 2012 at 10:26 am, by

On Monday, our AS biology class took a more hands-on approach to studying the lungs. Jess Warner carefully dissected two sets of lungs and a heart. She looked at the different vessels involved, including the windpipe, oesophagus and arteries, and compared the different tissue types; lungs, heart, liver and even tongue! Jess was surprised by different  Continue Reading »

Going ‘green’ for Christmas

Written on November 22, 2012 at 9:47 am, by

Our Green Club is continuing its mission to make handmade and ‘green’ Christmas decorations. Our latest work involved created new Christmas baubles using old Christmas cards and should look great on the school tree. Although some designs take a lot of patience it was generally agreed the finished products are worth it. Don’t forget that Green  Continue Reading »

Christmas with the Aliens!

Written on November 20, 2012 at 1:53 pm, by

Our lower prep school boys and girls are busy rehearsing for their annual nativity play. This year we will have children from our newly opened nursery performing for the first time, together with pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Our Year 3 pupils will be the choir. Mrs Halford has chosen a new play  Continue Reading »

U14s win first badminton match of the season

Written on November 20, 2012 at 1:11 pm, by

Last night was the first game of the season for our under 14s badminton team against Thorpe St Andrew. We got off to a flying start, winning two of the three games to begin the competition. We then played tremendously well and lost only another two games. The final score was 7 – 2 to  Continue Reading »

Getting in the Christmas spirit at Thursford

Written on November 20, 2012 at 10:34 am, by

Last weekend, our boarders headed to the Thursford Christmas Spectacular with Madame Boscaratto. Day girls were also invited and we even had a visit from an old girl. Everyone agreed it was a fantastic show and we felt full of Christmas spirit by the end. Mollie Deeks (6R) has written about her experience. We hope we get to go again  Continue Reading »

Tweet us and Like us!

Written on November 19, 2012 at 11:13 am, by

You may or may not be aware that Hethersett Old Hall School has a busy presence on Facebook and Twitter. Why not ‘Like us’ on Facebook,, and get updates on everything that happens at our school. Find us here.   We’re also active on Twitter, Do follow us at @HOHS_tweets and comment on and retweet all the fantastic things  Continue Reading »

Visit our new blog

Written on November 19, 2012 at 10:56 am, by

HOHS has recently launched a blog full of stories on day-to-day life at Hethersett and providing you with an insight into our happy, purposeful community. The blog features a Parents’ Page, Pupils’ Corner, an area on Boarding School Life and is constantly evolving to provide you with the news from Hethersett as it happens. In addition, the blog also features  Continue Reading »

Christmas card competition – and the winner is…..

Written on November 19, 2012 at 10:19 am, by

We recently ran a competition to design the Hethersett Old Hall School Christmas card for 2012, with a theme of ‘angels’. Congratulations to Ellen Lee (Year 10) for her wonderful, winning entry. Ellen will receive her award in the final assembly on 14th December. Runners-up are Max Chambers (Year 5) and Mollie Deeks (Year 6).  Continue Reading »

Meet the Weather Girls!

Written on November 19, 2012 at 10:10 am, by

Our Year 8 pupils are currently studying weather as part of their geography studies. Last week they became weather girls and produced forecasts which were informative and great fun. Mrs Grove        

Pupils get spotty for Children In Need

Written on November 19, 2012 at 9:49 am, by

HOHS supported Children In Need on Friday by selling spots and trying to locate the place that Pudsey bear might appear (it was Buckingham Palace this year.)  Girls were so keen to ‘show us their spots’ we sold out in about 15 minutes! We raised a fantastic £143.25. A big thank you to pupils and  Continue Reading »