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

Monthly Archives: November 2012 - Page 4

Tomorrow Night – Family Quiz Night

Written on November 15, 2012 at 10:23 am, by

It’s your last chance to purchase tickets and get a team together for the Family Quiz Night at the school tomorrow. This fundraising event will take place in the Barn from 6.30pm-8.30pm. Tickets are available from reception and cost £5 adults/ £2.50 children, or a family ticket costs £12.50. Tickets include a pizza supper, please bring  Continue Reading »

Donate to the school whilst doing your Christmas shopping!

Written on November 15, 2012 at 10:17 am, by

HOHS has just joined www.thegivingmachine.co.uk. The Giving Machine is a very simple idea that helps the school make money from your everyday purchases. Every time you purchase an item online at a wide range of retailers including Amazon, Tesco, Debenhams, ELC, John Lewis and Next, simply visit www.thegivingmachine.co.uk first and click through to the retailer  Continue Reading »

Prep School Christmas Craft Activity Day

Written on November 15, 2012 at 10:03 am, by

Mrs Wilson will be running her annual Prep School Christmas Craft Activity Day next month on Saturday 1st December, 10.30am-3.00pm. This event is always hugely popular and is open to all pupils in Years 1-6. Girls and boys will have fun making fabulous Christmas gifts, crafts, cards, biscuits, cakes and sweets. (It’s also a good  Continue Reading »

HOHS A Level students take part in the UK Mathematics Trust Mathematics Challenge

Written on November 14, 2012 at 11:08 am, by

On Tuesday 6th November our Year 13 A Level mathematics students took part in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Mathematics Challenge. Our girls were given difficult and very difficult problems to solve in 90 minutes! No calculators were allowed, only plain paper and a pencil. Here are two questions for you to try: 1. Which  Continue Reading »

HOHS biologists create DNA models

Written on November 14, 2012 at 10:38 am, by

Miss Mann’s Year 11 biologists were set the challenging of creating there own models of DNA from animals like chimpanzees, monarch butterflies, grizzly bears and elephants. The girls got inventive and made DNA from crisps, shells, beads and even electrical wire. Amber Batten’s (11M) brilliant 3D wired elephant DNA earned her a commendation for the  Continue Reading »

Planes, Trains and Automobiles – travel and tourism student works it out

Written on November 14, 2012 at 10:27 am, by

Our head of religious studies, Robin Myerscough, also specialises in photographing religious sites in Britain, Europe and the Middle East. These photographs are made available for teachers of the subject via his website. At half-term he was due to take photographs at St James’ Cathedral at Santiago de Compostela, the end of the Camino in Spain  Continue Reading »

HOHS A Level scientists make drugs

Written on November 14, 2012 at 10:13 am, by

Seven of our sixth form applied science AS students made aspirin last week during their investigation. They will test its purity against a commercial aspirin when their aspirin crystals are formed.                    

How are our busy bees doing?

Written on November 14, 2012 at 10:06 am, by

Autumn is well and truly apon us with frosty nights and leaves falling. There is still some natural food available for our bees, mainly from ivy, but the days that are suitable for flying and foraging are becoming fewer and shorter. They will continue to leave the hive for water and cleaning even if there is no food  Continue Reading »

Green Club getting ready for Christmas

Written on November 13, 2012 at 1:59 pm, by

The school Green Club has started making decorations ready for the festive season. These recycled wool pom-poms are the clubs first attempt at handmade decorations that will hopefully help adorn the school Christmas tree. Miss Mann                

Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award – the final expedition…..

Written on November 13, 2012 at 1:48 pm, by

During the first weekend of half-term fourteen Year 11 students braved the wind, rain and flooded campsite to complete their expedition section of the silver award. Our girls had to walk for three days, on average 16km per day, and camp for two nights, carrying their food, tents and clothing. They set off on a bright sunny  Continue Reading »