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

Monthly Archives: January 2013 - Page 2

Stargazing with Mark Thompson – tickets now on sale

Written on January 24, 2013 at 1:45 pm, by

Calling all budding astronomers, stargazers, planetary explorers, telescope enthusiasts and wannabe astronauts…. The Parents’ Association invite you to join them for: “An Evening of Stargazing with Mark Thompson” Friday 1st March 6pm – 8pm. The Barn, Hethersett Old Hall School Feel free to bring your own telescope and camera and learn how to photograph the stars.  Continue Reading »

Open Morning 2nd February

Written on January 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm, by

We will be holding an Open Morning for all departments of the school next Saturday, 2nd February, from 10am – 12noon. Pupils will be in school so you can see a true picture of our busy school life, and there will be the opportunity to tour all classes and our facilities, view pupils’ work, speak  Continue Reading »

The Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend

Written on January 24, 2013 at 1:23 pm, by

The Big Garden Birdwatch takes place this weekend, 26th-27th January. Please take part online at Today the Preparatory School bird club will be submitting their ‘watch’ results. If you take part at home, you have until 1st February to submit your results. All you have to do is top up your bird feeders and tables  Continue Reading »

Textiles on Display

Written on January 23, 2013 at 1:14 pm, by

Parents and pupils may have already noticed some of the fantastic AS and A Level textiles work displayed in the front hall, but have you had a really good look? It’s only when you take the time to study the intricate designs and detailed stitching close up, that you can really appreciate just how much time, effort  Continue Reading »

Pupils take part in this years Big Draw!

Written on January 23, 2013 at 12:13 pm, by

All our pupils have been invited to the art department to help make a giant Zentangle for this years Big Draw Campaign! Pupils having working on the Zentangle at lunchtimes, breaktimes and at after school art club on Tuesdays. The Zentangle is several feet long and eventually will get more and more detailed. What’s Zentangle?! Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and  Continue Reading »

Calling all David Baileys!

Written on January 23, 2013 at 10:34 am, by

We are holding a house photography competition with the theme of  ‘Winter Wonderland’. Pupils, parents and staff are invited to enter any wintry picture that you have taken (it does not have to contain snow!). There will be five entry categories: Sixth Form, Years 10 and 11, Years 7, 8 and 9,  Upper Prep, and parents and teachers. All entries should  Continue Reading »

Show Us Your Snowmen!

Written on January 22, 2013 at 2:31 pm, by

Following the recent snowfall we invited our pupils and parents to send us photos of the snowmen they have been building in school and at home. Take a look on the school blog to see all the creations!          

Badminton Champions of Norfolk!

Written on January 22, 2013 at 2:12 pm, by

We are delighted that the girls in our U12s badminton team have just been named ‘Norfolk Schools Badminton Champions’ for 2012! The U12 team played their final games of the season against two teams at Notre Dame High School on 10th January, the girls of  Ormiston Victory Academy and Notre Dame High School. Our first team managed to win the majority  Continue Reading »

How are our bees?

Written on January 22, 2013 at 1:53 pm, by

The latest on the school bees from Mr Johnston. “The school bees were checked in the first week of term and given some food in the form of sugar syrup to supplement their stored honey. The snow and cold weather has stopped them from flying and they will carry on using their stored food until the blossom from spring  Continue Reading »

Lights, Camera, Action!

Written on January 22, 2013 at 1:30 pm, by

Some members of Years 2 and 3 were film stars for a day recently when a film unit from The Production Bureau came in to make a short film. The boys and girls were asked to comment on some photos of speakers at a World Pay financial conference to be held in London soon. The  Continue Reading »