Prep School Head’s Blog

The Head of Truro prep School’s latest blog updates.

Pre-Prep Head’s Blog: ‘Learning for a Better World’

June 6, 2017

With the recent events that have filled our news these words resonate constantly in my mind. As an educator I believe more than ever that our children must see the collective responsibility that we have to try to make the world a better place and that everyone has the ability to make a difference. We need to teach our children to always treat each other with love, kindness and...

Prep Head’s Blog: 26 May 2017

May 26, 2017

Last Thursday, all pupils in Year 3 and 4 went to the theatre for an end of exam week treat to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat; I was delighted to be asked to join the trip and our children were a joy as they watched, entranced. What made the trip even more exciting was that our very own Charlotte, in Year 4, was in the show. The children spent the first few minutes trying to identify her on the stage; we are all very proud of her efforts and loved going to support...

Prep Head’s Blog: 12 May 2017

May 12, 2017

I was intrigued to find out more about Truro Prep’s House Verse Competition as I have never come across anything quite like it before. I have heard children reciting poetry, performing poems and even putting poems to music but when I saw the huge screen set up like a cinema, I knew that I was about to experience another ‘first’. What followed was superb: there was humour (The PE Teacher Wants to be Tarzan; Attack of the Vegetables); word play (Yellow Butter, Purple Jelly, Red Jam, Black Bread); atmosphere (Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening) and nonsense verse mixed with a mighty battle (Jabberwocky)....

Prep Head’s Blog: 8 May 2017

May 8, 2017

The new term has started with great speed at Truro Prep, especially for Year 5 who left for PGL’s Beam House, in Devon, last Wednesday. I first encountered PGL twenty-five years ago when I was a young, newly qualified teacher; we travelled from Birmingham to Ross-on-Wye for that trip and I was instantly hooked, volunteering to go on every trip for the next three...

Prep Head’s Blog: 31 March 2017

March 31, 2017

As winter has turned to spring, we have seen more than the usual changes to the seasonal landscape as some of our older buildings have been removed and/or demolished to make way for our new classrooms, assembly hall and music and drama studio. Many of the children shared a dramatic moment with me last week when we saw the old assembly hall literally being demolished in front of us; there were some great moments of empathy, not least for the feelings of Mrs Gregory who has seen scores of plays performed in that...

Prep Head’s Blog: 13 March 2017

March 13, 2017

Our annual Prep School Open Morning took place on Saturday 11 March and it really was a fantastic event. I was able to leave my ‘meet and greet’ position a couple of times during the morning to go and see exactly what was happening around the...

Prep Head’s Blog: 3 March 2017

March 3, 2017

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the leadership opportunities that our sports leadership programme is developing, where our Year 6 pupils provide sporting activities for pupils in Years 1 and 2. I have enjoyed learning more about this programme and thought it would be a good idea to share some of the specifics of the set-up....

Prep Head’s Blog: 23 February 2017

February 23, 2017

A huge thank you to those parents who were able to attend our meeting on Wednesday about the new building project. In my end of term letter (December 2016) and my start of term letter (January 2017), I outlined some of the changes that were starting to take place but it was especially good to be able to explain and describe the project in more detail to parents in...

Prep Head’s Blog: 27 January 2017

January 27, 2017

One of the challenges that we have set ourselves this year is to extend and enrich our pupils, particularly in areas that might not be taught within our curriculum. I am delighted that we are shortly to start our new Enrichment Club for Years 5 and 6 that will take place on Monday afternoons at 4 00...

Prep Head’s Blog: 23 January 2017

January 23, 2017

January is the month for new beginnings and making fresh starts; at Truro Prep School, we are setting the example! Visitors to the site can’t help but notice that the preparation for our ‘new build’ has started in earnest....

Prep Head’s Blog: 9 December 2016

December 12, 2016

Year 5 kick-started our Christmas celebrations with their unusual (and hilarious) interpretation of the Christmas story, combining the traditional elements with a very modern twist....

Pre-Prep Blog: “All is calm, all is bright…”

December 5, 2016

This year we really wanted our children to understand that Christmas is so much more than presents under the tree and turkey dinners with family and...

Head of Prep’s Blog: 25 November 2016

November 25, 2016

Any visitors to Truro Prep last Friday 18th November will have been struck by the spots that were literally everywhere as we set about our ‘Big Spotacular Day’ that was all about raising money for Children in Need....

Prep Head’s Blog: Friday 11 November 2016

November 11, 2016

The school gathered together on Friday morning for our act of remembrance. Mr MacQuarrie read the fourth stanza of Laurence Binyon’s poem, For the...

Prep Head’s Blog: 21 October 2016

October 21, 2016

A huge thank you to all those who attended our Harvest Festival celebration at Truro School Chapel on the 9th October. It was a lovely occasion, complemented by the choir’s rendition of A Birthday (Singing Bird) by Christina...

Pre-Prep Blog: Adventures with Dinosaurs

October 10, 2016

This week Reception have chosen to write our Pre-Prep blog about taking their learning...

Prep Head’s Blog – 7 October

October 7, 2016

This term, we have been reflecting on how we like to be treated and how we should treat others....

Head’s Blog – 29 September 2016

September 29, 2016

As September draws to a close and the leaves start to fall, it signals that time of year when we celebrate the harvest and give thanks for all that we have. I would like to invite every member of the Truro Prep School community to our Harvest Festival service that will take place next Sunday 9th October in the Truro School...

Prep School Head’s Blog – 16 September 2016

September 16, 2016

It is incredible to think that we have completed the first two weeks of term already; the Prep School has been a hive of...

A welcome from the new head of Truro Prep, Sarah Patterson

September 8, 2016

Firstly, I would like to welcome back the Truro Prep School community from what I hope was a restful and enjoyable summer holiday. I have been at school for a large part of the break, finding my way around and spending plenty of time reading documentation regarding all parts of school life. However, a school only really makes sense when the children return, and they did, with gusto, on Monday morning. It has been lovely to meet the children, to learn names and to start to build relationships with...