September 2013

Trennick – Quad Biking

September 30, 2013

During Friday evening the boys spent their prep time in the library. Afterwards they took full advantage of the SBASC and played football and basketball in the main hall, some played squash whilst others used the fitness suite.   On Saturday morning the boys enjoyed a lay in until breakfast. During the day some took...

Pentreve – Hendra Oasis Fun Pool

September 30, 2013

After another busy week at school the weekend quickly came about. It kicked off in its usual fashion with Eneko, David, Hector and Enric attending hockey training from 4pm–5pm. Hector went to Truro Badminton club after supper whilst the others did an hour of prep. It was then time for the usual Friday ritual up...

Malvern – Culture and Relaxation

September 30, 2013

After yet another busy week at school, we in Malvern decided that a slightly slower paced weekend was in order, so while the boys have got wet swimming, and muddy quad biking, we’ve enjoyed a few days of culture and relaxation!   On Friday evening Nini and Becky headed off on an overnight English trip...

Watercolour Artist Overwhelmed by Quality of Truro Prep School Pupils

September 30, 2013

A watercolour artist from Nottinghamshire has said she is delighted by the enthusiasm and passion she saw in pupils at a school in Truro. Emma Ball is an artist who specialises in watercolour land and seascape paintings. Having visited the Year 2 classes at Truro Pre-Prep last term, she couldn’t resist returning to lead the...

Headmaster's Blog Monday 30 September 2013

September 30, 2013

It was good to see many parents of our 4th Year pupils earlier in the week to talk about the GCSE years and beyond. From 2015, all young people are required to be in education and training until 18, so the option of an extended surfing holiday at 16 is no longer an option. Not...

Truro School Fencing Success

September 30, 2013

This weekend saw a number of Truro School pupils competing in Manchester, Bedford and Wellington. The success of the previous weekend was followed by further Truro School domination. At the Bedford U20 sabre GB circuit event, Caitlin Maxwell followed up her Senior win at Hamlet the previous weekend with a gold, with Maria Chart 5th...

Tennis Summary – Week Beginning 23 September 2013

September 28, 2013

On Thursday four boys; Ben Vulliamy, Jacob Holmes, Tim Caklais and Dan Alford played against Newquay Tretherras A in the Aegon Division 1 County Final, in a closely matched contest against three higher rated players and won; 7–6.   After the four singles rubbers the score was even, with Truro having won two matches and...

Netball Summary – Week beginning 23 September

September 27, 2013

Wednesday 25th Netball vs The Maynard School, Exeter   U14 – Won 29–16. A super confident start by Truro who coped well against the height of the opposition! Excellent shooting and circle play by Savvy Snow and Amy Pryor saw the goals mount up. Overall, an excellent whole squad performance.   U16 – Lost 28–41....

Headmaster’s Blog Thursday 26 September

September 26, 2013

One of the great joys of living in Cornwall is that we are surrounded by such a wide variety of interesting and beautiful landscapes. So it seems important to us at the school to take advantage by sending each year group from Year 3 to Year 6 on a walk, with the distances and challenge...

Congratulations to Yvonne

September 23, 2013

Congratulations go to Yvonne  who finished 3rd in the Bristol Open Senior Women’s foil event over the weekend. She fenced well in a very strong field clinching third place and setting her up in a good position going into the early-mid season international...

Malvern – Rest and Relaxation

September 23, 2013

Well after a very busy three weeks the girls and I decided it was time for a little rest and relaxation before we tackle the second half of the first half of term!! On Saturday morning all but the hardiest of girls had a lie in, I imagine even the girls who took an exe...

Reception Class Gain Over 88% in Their Early Learning Goals

September 23, 2013

For the second year running, the children attending Truro Prep School Pre-Prep have gained outstanding results at the end of their Foundation Stage. The girls and boys in this year’s cohort achieved over 88% in all their Early Learning Goals compared to 49% across the rest of Cornwall, and secured a ‘good level of development’....

Girls' Sports Summary – Week beginning: Monday 16 September 2013

September 23, 2013

Wednesday 18   Matches vs Newquay Tretherras   Netball U14 – A different starting line up for the U14’s today and an opportunity to try out some different playing positions and combinations. It was a super display of individual and team performances with everyone applying our training targets into match play. Won 25 – 2...

Pentreve – Poldhu Cove and Segways

September 23, 2013

The guys in the house are now into a well established routine and they seem settled and busy. We have boys involved in extra-curricular rugby, hockey, football, badminton, swimming and music, which is great to see. One of Truro Schools great strengths lies in its co-curricular provision and so it is heartening to see the...

Trennick – Sports Hall and Moon Festival

September 23, 2013

Having completed nearly three weeks of term and after two busy weekends of adventure; we decided to make use of the fantastic on site facilities of the new Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre. We booked out the whole double Sports Hall for a selection of football, basketball and badminton and we also had time in...

Harry Achieves Black Belt Number Two

September 20, 2013

Last weekend, Harry from 3rd Year passed his 2nd Dan black belt in Taekwondo. His dad, Jack, said:     “We are very proud of him especially as he’s still quite young. He has worked very hard for several years and has really deserved it!”   Harry has been doing Taekwondo, a Korean martial art,...

Rugby Summary – Week Beginning: Monday 16 September 2013

September 20, 2013

U12 The under 12’s had a good win against Kelly at the weekend by a score of 36–7, which augurs well for the coming season.   U13 The under 13’s have had a busy start to their season, defeating St Ives 60–0 in the County Cup, Newquay Tretherras were defeated 41–0 in the new National...

Headmaster's Blog Thursday 19 September 2013

September 19, 2013

The new school year is well underway and we are enjoying the enthusiastic buzz that emanates from impressionable young minds engaged in learning. The prefect body of Upper Sixth leaders has impressed me with their proactive and innovative approach to building a dialogue with the rest of the school. It so adds to the sense...

Truro School Geology Department – Simply The Best!

September 19, 2013

Geology student Oliver Katz has attained the highest marks ever achieved in A level Geology this year scoring an amazing 600 out of 600 over six separate modules. This is the first time that maximum marks have been awarded by the WJEC examination board since the specification began in 2002.   The nearest before Oliver...

Headmaster’s Blog Monday 18 September 2013

September 18, 2013

Two weeks into term and already we’re as busy as ever. It’s good to see the boys on the rugby pitch and the girls on the hard court (playing hockey), training hard for their first matches next week against Mount House. Surprisingly, after the rain and wind of the last few days, the sun is...