Prep School Head’s Blog

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

Prep Head’s Blog: 18 October 2018

October 18, 2018

Monday’s assembly was devoted to celebrating the harvest and the Rev spoke to us about having a harvest attitude....

Prep Head’s Blog: 12 October 2018

October 12, 2018

Year 5 children have started their John Muir Award work, dedicated to protecting and enhancing wild places, with a visit to Bodmin Moor last Thursday....

Prep Head’s Blog: 20 September 2018

September 20, 2018

As we come to the end of our second full week of the new academic year, it is safe to say that we are in 'full swing' in every...

Going Green for Grenfell

June 15, 2018

Friday 15 June saw the whole Prep School going green for...

Prep Head’s Blog: 24 May 2018

May 24, 2018

We had a wonderful afternoon last Friday when our new classrooms and assembly hall/music studio were officially opened by Mrs Jane Grassby and Mr Matthew Lovett....

Prep Head’s Blog: 27 April 2018

April 27, 2018

The Truro School orchestra treated Prep School pupils from Years 1-6 to a live performance on Wednesday morning. Mr Churcher, the conductor, introduced us to the different members of the orchestra, pointing out the importance of the unique synergy created by the brass, woodwind, strings and percussion sections....

Prep Head’s Blog: 9 March 2018

March 9, 2018

Last week’s snowy experience seems quite a way off now as we come to the close of this week but I am still hearing stories of snowmen, snow-angels, sledging and snowball...

Prep Head’s Blog: 9 February 2018

February 9, 2018

It Never Snows in Cornwall. I can’t count the times that I have heard this said since I have lived in Cornwall and so couldn’t quite believe what I was seeing when I approached Chiverton Cross roundabout on Wednesday morning and hit the white...

Prep Head’s Blog: 26 January 2018

January 26, 2018

We had a visit from Mr Chris Caws, Development Manager for the Youth Sport Trust in the South West last Friday who came to review our school’s provision and outcomes in PE and sport in order to ascertain whether we met the criteria to achieve a Gold Quality...

Prep Head’s Blog: 12 January 2018

January 12, 2018

There was great excitement when everyone returned on Thursday to find that our six new classrooms were indeed ready for...

Prep Head’s Blog: 1 December 2017

December 1, 2017

This week we have focused on the meaning of Advent and the importance of this special time of year. In assembly on Monday (Prep) and Thursday (Pre-Prep), we looked at the Latin meaning of the word, ‘adventus’ meaning...

Prep Head’s Blog: 13 November 2017

November 13, 2017

Thursday was a wonderful day here at the Prep School as our visitors from London arrived for a day of new and unusual activities. You may remember that during our Harvest Festival celebration I asked for a donation of toys that would make up a toy library for children who would be visiting Cornwall from the Grenfell Tower area and would be visiting us at Truro Prep,...

Prep Head’s Blog: 20 October 2017

October 20, 2017

It was lovely to come together as a school on Wednesday morning to celebrate this special time of year, to show our gratitude for the harvest and to focus on sharing our plenty with...

Prep Head’s Blog: 13 October 2017

October 13, 2017

This half term, one of our new clubs, Language Club, is well underway. The term started with three members, one learning Italian and two learning Japanese. As the term has progressed, the club has now grown to five members as word is...

Prep Head’s Blog: 6th October 2017

October 6, 2017

The School Council has met twice so far this term, and have represented the views of the children in Prep clearly and with great maturity. As a result of some of their discussions, we will be making further changes to our snacks at break times, providing more variety of fresh fruit and vegetables for all to enjoy. In addition, children have been voting as to what should be included in packed lunches to ensure they are as healthy and tasty as possible. The monitors have also been actively doing their duties over the past few weeks, supporting staff in making sure everything runs...

Prep Head’s Blog: 15 September 2017

September 15, 2017

As the first full week of term draws to a close, it is clear to see that our children have been firing on all...

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...