I think that this is the first time ever in my seven years doing my job that we have had a quiet weekend, or at least I have! Me having a quiet time however, tends to indicate that the girls have been busy elsewhere, which is exactly what has happened. Nicolette, Chloe and Hailey have all been in Plymouth sitting their International English Language tests which will hopefully allow them access to a UK university. We will hear their result in about two weeks so fingers crossed for them. The majority of the U6th have also been extremely busy with their A2 mock exams. It was a stressful time for all but the girls did well to maintain a sense of calm and perspective in the house. We will be receiving these results next week. Our sports teams have also been very active not only playing sports but also having their team photos – well done to Jessica and Imogen in particular who continue to represent the school in hockey and netball respectively most weekends. The charity concerts were also this week and as usual they were incredibly impressive and raised significant amounts of money. A special congratulations goes to Tessa for her piano playing and Sasha for her singing. Both girls did a great job.
Finally, this weekend the boarders have all been attending a first aid course. All of them passed and will receive their certificates in assembly next week. This has been a fantastic addition to our residential curriculum programme and the pupils should be really pleased with their efforts and achievements.
Finally, its St Piran’s Day today (patron saint of Cornwall) so happy St. Piran’s Day to you all and hopefully the rain will hold off long enough so that we can all go down into town later to see the parade and eat our saffron buns with cream!
Have a lovely week.
Claire Murphy – Head of Boarding March 2017