Headmaster’s Blog – Friday 3 October 2014

This is the time of year when a lot of the hard work is done. Already in our celebration assemblies we’re starting to present Bronze Merit awards.


To gain these awards, the pupils have to collect 10 teamwork stickers from the staff, which can be given for being helpful or showing consideration. I have also presented several Headmaster’s Commendations, which are certificates for pupils who have completed a written assignment to an excellent standard, and for which they have been awarded five house points by their teacher. Libby Seebold in Year 6 achieved the remarkable feat of receiving two Headmaster’s Commendations at the same time; one for English and one for mathematics.


Year 6 are about to set off for orienteering in Idless Woods this afternoon, whilst 5ME are off kayaking at Stithians reservoir. They will also be cooking their own lunch, having cooked soups with Mrs Wane over the last few weeks in Activities. It’s great to see classes outside making the most of the fine weather. I met Reception on their way back from their PE lesson on the tennis court with Mrs Barnett; “They voted to go outside!” she told me. I then saw 4MI in the Outdoor Classroom having their science lesson with Mrs Issaka, pictured above making models of our digestive systems (and potentially making quite a mess!).


Sports fixtures are coming thick and fast with rugby against Polwhele, a joint House Swimming Gala with 1st and 2nd Year pupils from Truro School alongside our Year 5 and 6 pupils, girls’ hockey against Truro High School and football against Kea School. I am delighted to hear that in all cases the pupils played well, fairly and with good team spirit. As Mr Speer said, it has been a great start to the season.


Congratulations and thank you to everyone who contributed to and/or attended the Big Coffee Morning last Friday. I am sure you will be delighted to know that the final total raised for MacMillan Cancer Care was £436.40. A superb effort – thank you!


And finally, I am looking forward to tonight’s Friends’ Quiz and Curry Night (for parents) and Cinema Night (for pupils). The pupils have prepared the questions and will be testing the parents’ collective knowledge; may the best table win! What is beyond doubt is that the food will be excellent and the company congenial. I look forward to seeing many of you there.


Matthew Lovett