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

Monthly Archives: February 2013

Searching all Old Girls and Boys!

Written on February 26, 2013 at 10:26 am, by

We need your help! It’s our 75th birthday this year and are planning an afternoon tea on Sunday 16th June 2013 to celebrate. We are trying to track down as many old girls and boys as possible so we can invite them to join us. Unfortunately our past pupil records from 1968-2002 consist of some  Continue Reading »

Pupils hitting the slopes in Leysin

Written on February 19, 2013 at 11:26 am, by

A party of Prep School, Senior School and Sixth Form pupils, along with parents and staff, set off on Sunday morning for the school’s annual ski trip. It was a chilly and very early start to the day, but we’re pleased to report that the band of merry HOHS travellers are now happily settled in their resort  Continue Reading »

Student receives Highly Commended at British Biology Olympiad

Written on February 19, 2013 at 11:15 am, by

Three weeks ago, five of our Year 13 biologists completed in the first stage of the British Biology Olympiad. The British Biology Olympiad challenges and stimulates students with an interest in biology to expand and extend their talents. It allows students to demonstrate their knowledge. It is hoped that competing in the Olympiad will encourage students already interested in  Continue Reading »

Learning is fun – Times Tables Cake!

Written on February 18, 2013 at 1:29 pm, by

Our boys and girls in Year 2 have been working on their two times table. Mrs Wilson devised the perfect way to help our pupils learn it – making cakes! The class had to weigh out the ingredients, multiply everything by two, divide the mixture into two tins and bake the cakes for 2 x 10 minutes! It  Continue Reading »

Preparatory Post Issue 3 – Out Now!

Written on February 18, 2013 at 1:20 pm, by

Read all about it! The third edition of the Preparatory Post is available now. Packed full of news and stories from the Preparatory School, our hard working Year 6 pupils in the Newspaper Club and Mrs Hall have produced another wonderful issue. If you haven’t already received your copy, please ask at the school office.    

Year 9 girls face the Dragons!

Written on February 18, 2013 at 12:38 pm, by

Our Year 9 pupils will be testing their entrepreneurial skills after half-term, as they embark on a business challenge under the guidance of Mr Lutkins. Our girls have been split into four groups. Each group will be given £100 of start-up money to invest in their newly established company. They must decide on a company name, allocate  Continue Reading »

For the Love of Byron

Written on February 18, 2013 at 12:12 pm, by

Year 10 pupils have been studying some love poetry as part of their GCSE literature course. After reading “When We Two Parted” by Byron we thought of some responses we might like to make from the woman’s point of view. Ellen Lee (10R) wrote a poem and Sheky, Libby and Safia wrote celebrity gossip columns covering  Continue Reading »

Rehearsals for the senior school play, The Tempest

Written on February 14, 2013 at 5:16 pm, by

Rehearsals are now well underway for the upcoming Senior School production of The Tempest. Mrs Richards says the play is suitable for all ages, and it would be lovely to see some of our preparatory school pupils in the audience who have studied the play recently. Don’t forget to buy your tickets from the school office.  Continue Reading »

Tennis coaching starts after half-term

Written on February 14, 2013 at 4:59 pm, by

Tennis coaching starts again after half-term. I look forward to seeing you all soon. Katie Brooks, Head of Tennis.      

HOHS wins Norfolk Schools Badminton League!

Written on February 14, 2013 at 4:57 pm, by

Match Reports: U16 & U14 Badminton v Ormiston Victory Academy It was the last badminton match of the season for our U16 and U14 teams on Monday. Unfortunately the U16 team were defeated last week, so we were hoping for a win to enable us to come second overall in their league. Our U14 team  Continue Reading »