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

Monthly Archives: February 2013 - Page 2

Public Speaking Competition

Written on February 14, 2013 at 4:54 pm, by

Two teams from HOHS took part in a public speaking competition at Wymondham High School on Monday evening. Libby Allen (10R) gave a speech on why she thinks men and women can never be equal – there was a lot of audience participation (from both genders!) following her presentation. Tammy Mahere (10R)made us all focus on the important  Continue Reading »

Flip, Flip, Hooray!

Written on February 14, 2013 at 4:52 pm, by

The Preparatory School had enormous fun making pancakes to celebrate Shrove Tuesday this week.          

Cross Country Success!

Written on February 14, 2013 at 4:49 pm, by

A team of enthusiastic cross-country runners from the Preparatory School took part in a competition at Thorpe House Langley School on Wednesday. Well done to everyone who competed in the very ‘bracing’ conditions. A special mention to Meredith Winship (6R) who came second in the Under 11s race.        

HOHS pupils sponsor a Guatemalan child

Written on February 14, 2013 at 4:40 pm, by

HOHS pupils know the importance of ‘giving back’ and have nominated two charities that we will be supporting with a wide range of fundraising activities this year. One of the charities is PLAN, a children’s charity that supports children in some of the world’s poorest areas. Our girls and boys have raised enough money to sponsor a child and  Continue Reading »

Highlights for 2012

Written on February 13, 2013 at 2:19 pm, by

We have just published our annual newsletter, Highlights, full of news stories and photos from throughout the school in the past twelve months. It’s astonishing to see just how much our pupils get up to during the course of a year! If you would like to receive a hard copy of Highlights please email or download a pdf copy  Continue Reading »

Nursery Class celebrate Chinese New Year

Written on February 13, 2013 at 1:32 pm, by

Our Nursery class has been celebrating Chinese New Year. As well as learning about the twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac, they also tried some rice, noodles and prawn crackers for their mid-morning snack. All the children enjoyed the new textures and flavours, though some found the chopsticks a little trickier to master than others! There  Continue Reading »

Bon voyage to our skiiers

Written on February 12, 2013 at 2:14 pm, by

A party of pupils from throughout the Preparatory School, Senior School and Sixth Form, along with parents and staff, will be flying to the resort of Leysin in Switzerland this Sunday for the school’s annual ski trip. We wish you all a wonderful time, keep warm (it’s currently -6 degrees!) and hope you enjoy your time on the slopes.        Continue Reading »

Volunteering expedition to South Africa 2014

Written on February 12, 2013 at 2:08 pm, by

Miss Mann is currently organising a volunteering expedition to South Africa for pupils in Years 11, 12 and 13 in July 2014. The trip will be for 14-16 days and pupils will not only enjoy exploring South Africa, a safari, horse-riding, hiking and sight-seeing but they will also spend five days volunteering for a variety  Continue Reading »

Science in action!

Written on February 12, 2013 at 2:02 pm, by

As part of their A Level unit, our Year 13 applied science students have to carry out investigations that are vocational and produce a portfolio written to a professional scientist. Our girls are all investigating different topics currently. These include; studying the effect of energy drinks on heart rates and blood pressure, how cooking affects  Continue Reading »

Love of Languages

Written on February 12, 2013 at 1:57 pm, by

Our modern languages department has been extremely busy this academic year, with pupils covering a vast range of topics and exciting projects during lessons. All pupils in the school learn French and Spanish from Years 3. Our younger pupils in Year 6 have just produced some wonderful work on their daily routine (on display in  Continue Reading »