January 2016

Headmaster’s Blog, Saturday 30 January 2016

January 30, 2016

If you have a chance this weekend glance through the West Briton, where you will see the A Level league tables which clearly show Truro School as the most successful provider of A Levels in the county. You will probably also know that I don’t place much store on league tables in the first place...

County Schools Cross Country Championships 2016

January 29, 2016

On Saturday 24th Jan in some very wet and windy conditions 25 pupils from across the 1st – 4th year represented Truro School at the county Schools Cross Country Championships at Newquay Sports Centre.   All the boys and girls ran very well giving there all in some extremely tough conditions. From this the following...

Hockey Match Report – Under 15 Boys vs Penair

January 29, 2016

The boys played absolutely outstanding, they were powerful and looking dangerous on the break right from the start. They played the route one ball a lot which our centre forward managed to pick up, having numerous shots but failing to hit the target. Finally the goals came after well worked set plays that were used...

Author of Horrible Science Series Visits Truro School

January 27, 2016

Opportunities to meet a children’s author who has sold over 15 million books across 40 countries are scarce, but that is exactly what the Truro School library team had in store for students this...

Senior Boys’ Boarding Update – 27 January 2016

January 27, 2016

We say goodbye to Stan who has used flexi boarding over the last two weeks. We hope you have enjoyed and benefited from your time spent in the house. We now welcome Ollie into the house who has taken the option to flexi board for a while.   The lower sixth mocks are now over...

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update – 25 January 2016

January 27, 2016

Thankfully the storms of last weekend appear to have passed; this week we seem to have alternated between glorious blue ski-ed yet bitterly cold days and miserable rainy days when the rain just did not stop. That said I have still only had to break out the de-icer on two occasions this winter!   Wednesday...

Rugby 1st XV Through to NatWest Cup Quarter Final

January 27, 2016

On Monday, the Truro School 1st XV rugby team powered through to the quarter final of the NatWest National Under 18 Schools Cup with a hard fought 15-8 win against St Peter’s High School, Gloucester, who are previous winners of the cup and boast a string of premiership and international players who are former pupils...

Reception Class Revel in Dinosaur Workshop

January 26, 2016

Thagomizers, femurs, claws, teeth, horns, eggs and coprolite were just some aspects of the wonderful world of Dinosaurs that Reception worked with on...

Football Update – Week Beginning 18 January 2016

January 25, 2016

Eight fixtures were played on Wednesday despite the rain we have had over the last few weeks. Our block fixture against Penair saw some mixed results.   Under 12 A: The team showed a lot of promise as this was their first game together. Two late goals from Penair saw them win 6-4.   Under...

Famous Author Christopher Lloyd Visits Truro Prep

January 22, 2016

Author Visit - Truro Prep School, Cornwall
Children’s author and historian Christopher Lloyd visited Truro Prep School on Wednesday 20 January to run an interactive workshop on Shakespeare. Mr Lloyd first taught Years Two, Three and Four in the Pre-Prep Hall followed by a second presentation to Years Five and Six later in the...

Headmaster’s Blog, Friday 22 January

January 22, 2016

Tomorrow morning at 9am, 140 boys and girls will be coming up to Truro School to sit the 11+ and 13+ Entrance Exam. I wish them all the very best of luck but would emphasise that they should not worry – try and help them relax and encourage them to think of this as an...

Netball Match Reports – Week beginning Monday 18 January

January 22, 2016

Under 13 vs LVS Ascot in the National School Sport Magazine Cup Quarter Finals: Lost 29-35 Truro travelled up to Ascot on Sunday for this game which was played on Monday morning. Preparations went well and the squad were looking forward to the challenge. The match was superb for Under 13s with nothing separating the...

Hockey Match Reports – Week Beginning 18 January 2016

January 22, 2016

Under 16 Girls vs Redruth (PSP) The girls went out strong and powerful right from the start whistle. They played well as a team transferring the ball around the back and waiting for gaps to open up instead of forcing the ball through. The opposition got tired and Truro were quick on the break taking...

Senior Boys’ Boarding Update – 12 January 2016

January 21, 2016

Welcome back to all the boys and we wish you a happy and successful new year. Also a very warm welcome to the Truro School boarding community to our new boy Niclas, we hope you have an enjoyable time here.   Saturday’s weather continued in the same vein as the weather has over the last...

Year 7 Impress in Motte-and-Bailey Competition

January 20, 2016

Ms Nineham’s Year 7 history class produced work above and beyond expectations this week after the students were asked to create their very own model motte-and-bailey castles.   Over the last few weeks Year 7 have learnt all about motte-and-bailey castles gaining an understanding of why they existed, when they became prevalent in England and...

Junior Girls’ Boarding Update – 19 January 2016

January 19, 2016

Our first full week back at school and everyone seems to have settled back in to life at Poltisco. The weather has been cold and wet and there have been a few girls with colds and coughs this week but thankfully everyone felt well again by Sunday. The 5th year girls have been nervously awaiting...

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update – 19 January 2016

January 19, 2016

Two weekends in already and thoughts of Xmas and New Year seem so long ago!! The weather has been awful at times and weekend activities have to be carefully chosen! This weekend was to be paintball but after checking out the forecast we made the prudent decision to go for indoor laser tag at Skullduggery....

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update – 19 January 2016

January 19, 2016

A very happy new year to you and your families from Malvern House!   There was no easing into the new year on an academic front as the Lower Sixth girls came straight back into their domestic exams, which continued this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Now the teachers have had a chance to mark the...

Fencing Report – Week Beginning 11 January 2016

January 18, 2016

This weekend has been a busy one for our fencers who were competing at the Senior national championships in London and an Under 17 European circuit event in Austria. On the domestic front, Nick Howes finished a solid 11th place in the senior nationals. Caitlin Maxwell took the bronze in the women’s senior sabre, with...

Golden Generation Prepare for Regional Showdown

January 18, 2016

Truro School’s netball teams are currently in the final stages of training and preparation as they look ahead to the South-West regional tournament on Saturday 30 January.   Described as a ‘golden generation’ by their PE teachers, the Under 14, 16 and 18 teams all put in impressive performances to qualify through their respective county...