Headmaster’s Blog – Friday 4 April 2014

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter!


There have been many highlights from the Spring Term but I think for Pre-Prep all are eclipsed by the hatching of their eggs!


I am not too sure about some of the names chosen for them, however; Michael Jackson? If the pupils cast their minds back beyond the chicks though, I am sure many will recall the exciting hunt for ‘Marvin’s Marvellous Treasures’ at the museum, and in school the ‘Café Theậtre’, Chinese New Year and Gingerbread Week. A major highlight for Year 2 was their Duvet and DVD night. I think some would like this to be a weekly if not a daily event!


Despite felling, we still have enough trees to enjoy the full Forest School experience and the children really do benefit from being out in the natural environment. For Year 4 their highlight would be the wonderful Farm and Country Day at the Royal Cornwall Showground and for Year 5 their interesting visit to Levant Mine. On both trips, pupils learned so much first hand which really cements the classroom learning. Year 6 produced some outstanding Diploma presentations. The IT, English, presentation and public speaking skills they learn in this task will be invaluable in so many areas of life for many years to come. Our Year 3 highlight would be the wonderful entertainment they provided for us in their ‘Ye-ha!’ Wild West showdown!


The sporting success of our U11 Netball Team surpassed anything achieved before and yet again it was a wonderful result at the Cornwall Music Festival for our Chamber Choir and Boys’ Choir. As ever, there are numerous news stories, blogs and photographs on the school website for you to look at and to share with grandparents and other family members that you may be visiting over Easter. On that note, it was lovely to host an enjoyable Grandparents Tour and Tea and to see so many at the Year 1 Mothers’ Tea Party last week.


And if you are at a loose end over the Easter break, you might like to pop into the school on the morning of Sunday 13 April to watch the “Drive It in Cornwall” classic car rally passing through. Details can be found on the newsletter with links to the organisers to get car passes for parking. For car enthusiasts there will be much to enjoy with a dedicated commentary!


Have a relaxing break and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday 28 April for an action-packed Summer term.


With all best wishes,


Matthew Lovett