Headmaster’s Blog – Saturday 21 June 2014

It’s been a week of great variety at school. News from Slovenia is that the Lower Sixth Form students have successfully completed their Duke of Edinburgh Gold expedition and are now taking in the local culture and strengthening friendships with our partner school out there. The remaining Lower Sixth cohort have been undertaking a week’s work experience at places, near and far.


After another week of coast to coast sunshine, surely we are living in God’s own county? I managed to sneak away from school early on Wednesday to help out at my youngest daughter’s birthday party.  I guess I looked like a fish out of water wearing a suit as I turned burgers on the BBQ on Chapel Porth beach. It wasn’t long before I ditched the suit for a pair of baggies and a refreshing swim. Life’s a beach!


The young men and women of the 5th Year certainly looked the part on Thursday evening at their end of year Ball held at the Falmouth Hotel. The event was as joyful as our students were dapper and elegant. Yesterday they were back at school, this time with mums and dads in attendance for a wonderful service of thanksgiving in our chapel.  There were wise words, as usual, from the Rev, who encouraged them all to ‘chance their arm’ as they make their way in the Sixth Form. It was such a fitting way to mark the end of their GCSE years.


I was then blown away yesterday evening. The latest exhibition in the Heseltine Gallery is not to be missed. It’s a showcase of our pupils’ art and design work from Pre-Prep to Upper Sixth and it’s amazing. If I may be so bold as to recommend a family outing for this evening; go along to the gallery at around 6.00pm to admire the exhibition, and then make your way over to the Burrell theatre. The Junior Play, Jason and the Argonauts, is terrific. It starts at 7.30pm, is over in an hour, and your cheeks will hurt when you leave from excessive smiling.


I hope to see many parents at the Sports Day on Monday.


Andrew Gordon-Brown