December 2014

Christmas 2014

December 19, 2014

Dear Parents, In the final week of term I have been treated, as part of our Advent preparation, to our Christmas Concert in the Sports Hall and then to two wonderful Nine Lessons and Carols. It strikes me that these events are a typical microcosm of life at Truro School, where dedicated teachers harness the...

Headmaster’s Blog – Thursday 18 December 2014

December 18, 2014

End of Term   A big ‘thank you’ to all the parents who made the FTS Prep Christmas Fair such a big success. We raised over £1650 which is a great achievement.   We have been witness to some wonderful performances in the last few weeks. In Pre-Prep we have enjoyed an entertaining Nativity performed...

House Results

December 17, 2014

Autumn Term 2014   Hockey House Matches Year 3 / 4 House Hockey Results: 1st = Vinter/Wickett Year 5 / 6 House Hockey Results: 1st = Smith Overall Year 3–6 Hockey Results: 1st = Vinter, 2nd = Wickett, 3rd = Smith, 4th = School   Rugby House Matches Year 3 / 4 House Rugby Results:...

Hockey Report

December 17, 2014

December 2014 This season most of the girls from Years 3 to 6 have been involved in inter-school hockey fixtures. All of them have also competed in the recent inter-house matches.   Years 3 and 4 Year 3 and 4 children are making great progress and have enjoyed scoring goals, passing and dribbling the ball....

The Only Way is Ethics 2

December 16, 2014

This week we welcomed Roseland Community College, Newquay Tretherras, Treviglas Community College and Richard Lander for the second of our annual ethics conferences, The Only Way is Ethics, part of the Cornwall Education Partnership initiative for GCSE students. The school also welcomed guest speaker Dr Peter Baron, a highly experienced educator, teacher-trainer and author, who...

Mock Council of Europe

December 16, 2014

Oliver and Alexandra from Sixth Form took part in the Mock Council of Europe at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office this term, an event organised by the British Council and the European Commission. It’s a prestigious event for which only 30 schools in the UK were selected.   Representing Germany, they discussed issues proposed by...

Reindeer at Winter Wonderland

December 15, 2014

On Friday, the children at Truro Prep School were treated to a very special visit – from Nadelik and Lowen, two of Father Christmas’ reindeer.   The pupils couldn’t believe it as they each got a chance to pet the reindeer and presented the Reindeer Keepers from Feadon Farm with a card to say thank...

Headmaster’s Blog – Friday 12 December 2014

December 15, 2014

In the final couple of weeks of the autumn term you might think the pace of life slows as we begin a festive descent into the Christmas holidays – not at Truro! I hope as many of you as possible got to see what was a truly spectacular production of Sweeney Todd; the cast, the...

U14s Crowned County Rugby Champions

December 15, 2014

The Under 14 Truro School rugby team completed their impressive season with a 62-0 win in the Cornwall Schools Cup Final against Penrice Academy at Bodmin RFC on Wednesday 10 December.   Pictured is the successful side whose only defeat this season was at the hands of a strong Millfield School on the October tour...

Rugby U12s Win West Cornwall Festival

December 15, 2014

The U12 rugby team became West Cornwall rugby champions on Friday after defeating Penair School in the final after a series of group matches and knockout rounds.   The team were very impressive and did not concede a point in any of the matches played throughout the day. They now play Newquay Tretherras in the...

Toby for Ireland Under 18

December 15, 2014

Truro School 1st XV player Toby Robinson has been selected to play for Ireland Under 18 Clubs XV against Ireland Under 18 Schools this month, having represented the Irish Exiles.   He is now hopeful of a call up for Ireland in the international matches due to be played towards the end of the...

Headmaster’s Blog Friday 12 December

December 13, 2014

n the final couple of weeks of the autumn term you might think that the pace of life slows as we begin a festive descent into the Christmas holidays – not at Truro! I hope as many of you as possible got to see what was a truly spectacular production of Sweeney Todd – the...

Photography with Year 6

December 10, 2014

Year 6 have been studying photography and processing images using Photoshop, as part of their Prep Diploma. Pupils were taught photography techniques in small groups on the school grounds and later practised their skills on a coastal walk at Towanroath, near St Agnes.   Pupils learned how to operate a variety of cameras and explored...

Year 5 Create Harry Potter Adverts

December 10, 2014

Year 5 Set One have created descriptive adverts based on Harry Potter, this class book for this term. Each pupil wrote an advert and performed it from the point of view of a character.   The descriptions were created by reading the book, watching the Hollywood film version, and then storyboarding ideas using a Lego...

Truro Prep Wins South West Kids’ Lit

December 10, 2014

Four avid readers from Truro Prep School clinched first place in the South West Kids’ Lit Quiz event last Friday, to progress to the UK National Final in Wimbledon.   George, Mia, Kit and Max successfully answered 70 out of 100 questions about children’s literature to edge ahead of Torquay Boys Grammar and Davenport High...

Yvonne Accepted into Northwestern University

December 9, 2014

As part of the new Careers and University provision at Truro School, we are thrilled to announce that Yvonne Chart has been accepted into Northwestern University in the USA. She has been accepted onto an Engineering course which is rated as the 6th best in the world.   With rising university tuition fees in the...

Truro School Secures Ogden Trust Partnership

December 9, 2014

Truro School has joined with Penair School, Richard Lander School, Humphry Davy School, Camborne Science and International Academy and Falmouth School to form a Physics partnership backed by The Ogden Trust and S3 Physics – the first of its kind in Cornwall.   The aim of the partnership is to increase the number of students...

Fencing Summary – Week Beginning 8 December 2014  

December 9, 2014

At the Under 20 Sabre World Cup in Dormagen, Germany, Truro School’s Caitlin Maxwell was placed 6th out of 147 fencers from 22 nations, including all the top women’s sabre nations (Italy, Russia, France, Hungary, USA, Ukraine, Poland, Japan, Germany).   Most of the world’s top Under 20s were competing, and she beat Betegon (Spain) in...

Rugby Summary – Week Beginning 1 December 2014  

December 9, 2014

On Wednesday 3 December, the 1st XV made the three hour journey to Dorset to play Sherborne School in the 6th Round of the National Under 18 NatWest Cup.   Despite missing four first choice players due to injury, the side started well and the game was evenly matched in the first half. Truro suffered...

Hockey Summary – Week Beginning 8 December

December 9, 2014

Under 12 vs Truro High School   The Under 12s faced their toughest opposition of the season in their last game before the Christmas holidays. We travelled to our closest independent rivals, Truro High School, with a distinct air of apprehension and excitement.   The game was evenly matched with end to end action and...