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Junior Boys’ Boarding Update: 26 June 2017

June 26, 2017

After a long week of exams, pupils received their feedback from teachers this week. We look forward to reading their reports next week as I’m sure you do too. Cam and Alex also took part in the junior play which had its performances this...

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 26 June 2017

June 26, 2017

This week has been full of A2 exams, with Anna being the last to finish today – happy days! A big congratulations to all the girls who have powered through the last term. They have the Sixth form ball to look forward to on Friday which will be a...

Senior Boys’ Boarding Update: 26 June 2017

June 26, 2017

We had a great afternoon on a full boarding trip to the Rainbow Run at Newquay, an event organised by local charity, Children's Hospice South West, that we have been supporting for the last three years. So far we have managed to raise £125 of the £250 target....

Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 26 June 2017

June 26, 2017

This week has been busy and we have been treated to some glorious sunshine too. Following last weeks internal exams the girls have been receiving exam results this week; it has been an anxious time for all of the girls but I know that, in the most part, they could not have done more and I am very proud of...

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 19 June 2017

June 19, 2017

Inevitably it’s been a challenging week in Malvern House with both the Upper Sixth and Lower Sixth sitting their exams. The girls have however, been impressive, they have remained calm and reasonably relaxed which given the intensity of the week is remarkable. I think that it also helped that the sun finally came out on Tuesday and lifted everyone’s spirits....

Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 19 June 2017

June 19, 2017

The house has had a very studious feel to it this week and I have been so incredibly proud of how the girls have revised, coped and supported each other through exam week. Most of the girls have opted to work beyond the usual one and a half hours during prep time and the girls have understandably been anxious and nervous. The sheer delight on Anson’s face on Friday evening when I let her rip up the exam timetable was evidence enough and the relief that it was all over was written on the faces of all the...

Senior Boys’ Boarding Update: 19 June 2017

June 19, 2017

What a busy week! With exam season in full flow and Trennick welcoming back all of the boarders, this week seems to have flown by. With extra revision sessions and academic clinics attracting those who needed some last minute preparation, the boys have had plenty on their minds. It has been lovely to ask them how the exams have gone, with the majority of responses being very...

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update: June 2017

June 12, 2017

It was congratulations to Morgan and Hector who celebrated their Birthdays during the half term break. A rather large chocolate cake was enjoyed by the boys. Poltisco shed a tear for Toony who moved into the senior boarding house early this week. As part of the continuity of a junior boarder into a senior boarder the 4th year students will be leaving over the next few weeks to move into...

Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 12 June 2017

June 12, 2017

On Sunday, Mrs Mulready and I welcomed the girls back to the house after half term. It was good to hear that the girls had enjoyed their break with their families and guardians. On Wednesday, Helena and Anson went to the Minnack outdoor theatre to watch Tristan and Yseult, a critically acclaimed production based on the Cornish King Mark. Thankfully the stormy weather at the start of the week had subsided and both girls thoroughly enjoyed the...

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 12 June 2017

June 12, 2017

It has been a very busy week with the A2 exams starting and we have been so impressed with how hard the girls are working. The lower sixth end of year exams start tomorrow, kicking off with Biology and Chemistry which lots of them study, so we wish luck to all our students as they deserve the best. We also welcome Sophie, our gap student, who will be joining us in the boarding house until the summer holidays and who will also be able to enjoy all the wonders Cornwall has to offer....

Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 22 May 2017

May 22, 2017

Well this will be the last blog of the half term and I can’t believe that we only have one week left! It has been a quiet week for the majority of the girls however Lucy has been incredibly busy performing at the Hall for Cornwall in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I was lucky enough to go and see it and it was fantastic. Well done...

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 22 May 2017

May 22, 2017

Truro has had some great weather over the weekend - perfect for our surfing trip today! We travelled by minibus to Perranporth for our 2 hour surf lesson. First we had to get changed and as it was sunny, pulling on wetsuits proved tricky. James and Simon were our instructors for the afternoon and really helped us with our technique. Polina was whizzing by and standing up in no time while Anna, who had been on the Portugal surf trip, was making it look effortless....

Senior Boys’ Boarding Blog Update: 22 May 2017

May 22, 2017

This has been a quieter week in Trennick due to the increased focus on academic studies - the exam season has recently kicked in. The 5th Year students began their study leave and have taken on more responsibility for managing their own time. At morning roll call they have been planning their day and dividing it up between studying in the library, attending lessons or clinics, or visiting the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre. So far they have all adapted well and shown good levels of self...

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update: 22 May 2017

May 22, 2017

Boys' Boarding at Truro School, Cornwall, UK.
On Friday night, many of the boys went out to do various sporting activities including Nick who travelled to the Girls’ High School to train with the County Hockey Team. Well done to Harry for completing his Duke of Edinburgh weekend expedition near Padstow last weekend. Saturday was spent with free time – with end of year exams approaching, this meant working for a few of the boys, and others went into town to see friends or used the school gym and pool...

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 15 May 2017

May 15, 2017

I suppose that it is not surprising that every year around this time the sun comes out and the exam nerves begin. This year however, it seems to have come around so quickly, I can hardly believe that the Lower Sixth have been with us for nearly a year and that the Upper Sixth will soon be leaving. With the 5th year going on study leave at the end of last week and the Upper Sixth starting study leave at half term, the end of the academic year seems very close indeed....

Senior Boys’ Boarding Update: 15 May 2017

May 15, 2017

It has been an exceptionally busy week for the Trennick boys. On Tuesday, Henry, Daniel, Hector and Isaac visited Treliske Hospital as a part of their Physics course. At the Hospital they were given demonstrations and detailed explanations of X-Rays, CAT scans and radiotherapy. This links in with their current area of study - Medical Physics. The boys found it an interesting opportunity to see the application of the theory that they have been...

Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 15 May 2017

May 15, 2017

This week has not been the healthiest one for the Pentreve girls with a number of them feeling under the weather; I was pleased however to arrive at Friday 3.45pm and the start of the weekend with reports of much improvement, ready for the...

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update: 15 May 2017

May 15, 2017

Congratulations to Dan who is part of the Under 14 rugby sevens squad. They played in the County Sevens tournament at Penair School on Friday and progressed through the pool stages, quarter and semi-final to play on the final. In a closely fought game Truro narrowly lost out and were runners up. Well done on your first medal for Truro...

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 8 May 2017

May 8, 2017

This weekend we enjoyed a trip to Exeter to visit the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and do some shopping. The museum was very interesting and tells the story of Exeter and Devon from the prehistoric to the present. The RAMM is more than a local museum; it is internationally important, displaying cultural and natural history collections of global exploration and significance throughout the 18th and 19th...

Senior Boys’ Boarding Update: 8 May 2017

May 8, 2017

Sammy has been crowned the Trennick table tennis champion after a nail-biting final against Alec. The boys have been enjoying the use of outdoor table tennis - Dom and Fahed helped Mr. Copeland wheel the table up the hill from Pentreve. Mrs. Mulready and the Pentreve girls kindly loaned their table for the weekend. The boys made good use of the table over the weekend before the house tournament on a beautifully sunny Sunday...