Prep School Head’s Blog

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

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...

Prep Head’s Blog: 31 March 2017

March 31, 2017

As winter has turned to spring, we have seen more than the usual changes to the seasonal landscape as some of our older buildings have been removed and/or demolished to make way for our new classrooms, assembly hall and music and drama studio. Many of the children shared a dramatic moment with me last week when we saw the old assembly hall literally being demolished in front of us; there were some great moments of empathy, not least for the feelings of Mrs Gregory who has seen scores of plays performed in that...

Prep Head’s Blog: 13 March 2017

March 13, 2017

Our annual Prep School Open Morning took place on Saturday 11 March and it really was a fantastic event. I was able to leave my ‘meet and greet’ position a couple of times during the morning to go and see exactly what was happening around the...

Prep Head’s Blog: 3 March 2017

March 3, 2017

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the leadership opportunities that our sports leadership programme is developing, where our Year 6 pupils provide sporting activities for pupils in Years 1 and 2. I have enjoyed learning more about this programme and thought it would be a good idea to share some of the specifics of the set-up....

Prep Head’s Blog: 23 February 2017

February 23, 2017

A huge thank you to those parents who were able to attend our meeting on Wednesday about the new building project. In my end of term letter (December 2016) and my start of term letter (January 2017), I outlined some of the changes that were starting to take place but it was especially good to be able to explain and describe the project in more detail to parents in...

Prep Head’s Blog: 27 January 2017

January 27, 2017

One of the challenges that we have set ourselves this year is to extend and enrich our pupils, particularly in areas that might not be taught within our curriculum. I am delighted that we are shortly to start our new Enrichment Club for Years 5 and 6 that will take place on Monday afternoons at 4 00...

Prep Head’s Blog: 23 January 2017

January 23, 2017

January is the month for new beginnings and making fresh starts; at Truro Prep School, we are setting the example! Visitors to the site can’t help but notice that the preparation for our ‘new build’ has started in earnest....

Prep Head’s Blog: 9 December 2016

December 12, 2016

Year 5 kick-started our Christmas celebrations with their unusual (and hilarious) interpretation of the Christmas story, combining the traditional elements with a very modern twist....

Pre-Prep Blog: “All is calm, all is bright…”

December 5, 2016

This year we really wanted our children to understand that Christmas is so much more than presents under the tree and turkey dinners with family and...

Head of Prep’s Blog: 25 November 2016

November 25, 2016

Any visitors to Truro Prep last Friday 18th November will have been struck by the spots that were literally everywhere as we set about our ‘Big Spotacular Day’ that was all about raising money for Children in Need....

Prep Head’s Blog: Friday 11 November 2016

November 11, 2016

The school gathered together on Friday morning for our act of remembrance. Mr MacQuarrie read the fourth stanza of Laurence Binyon’s poem, For the...

Prep Head’s Blog: 21 October 2016

October 21, 2016

A huge thank you to all those who attended our Harvest Festival celebration at Truro School Chapel on the 9th October. It was a lovely occasion, complemented by the choir’s rendition of A Birthday (Singing Bird) by Christina...