Welcome to the first boarding blog of the academic year. You will receive a boarding blog each week on a Sunday evening, so please do make sure you check your emails for this regular update.
The induction programme begun in earnest on Saturday 31st with our new boarders arriving from 2pm. This year Pentreve House and Malvern House will be home to a number of new faces and of course a couple of familiar ones. With girls from France, Germany, Austria, Thailand, the USA, Hong Kong, China, and of course the UK, there will certainly be a cosmopolitan feel to the houses.
In Pentreve we welcome Jess and Aom as 3rd years, Uma and Kaja as 4th years and Romane, Svenja, Aim and Theresa come in as our 5th years. These eight join our existing 3rd and 4th year boarders Olivia, Freya, Mariia, Diana, Evie and Uliana. In the senior girls house, Malvern, 5th years Theresa and Pia join Holly, Katie and Louis. In to the L0wer Sixth, Jess, Marie, Phoebe and Helena will join Amy and Stephanie. And finally, returning Upper Sixth boarders, Tulip, Codi, Leanne, Tung, Meg, Winkie, Lowenna and Helena complete the Malvern House family.
Over the last week, the girls and indeed the entire boarding community, have followed an extensive induction programme that has seen them familiarising with the school and wider Truro area. On Sunday 1st, the Malvern girls started as they mean to go on with an early morning run which I thought was most impressive! After breakfast they took part in a selfie challenge in Truro, and then after lunch the entire boarding community experienced an introduction to water sports at nearby beach, Swanpool. Board games and Mario Kart action on the computer console were enjoyed in the evening.
On Monday 2nd, after a school tour, a treasure hunt, a medical centre visit, the girls then enjoyed a taster session in the Cookery School. Uniforms have been purchased and labelled, football, basketball and table tennis have all been played and the girls have spent time getting to know each other in the evenings. There was much discussion regarding outfits in the Malvern on Tuesday evening, with the very important question, “is this ‘sixth form smart’ business wear?’ being asked.
On Tuesday 3rd, school based induction took place. Tutors and Heads of Year were met, timetables issued and for the lower sixth boarders there was the chance to meet the day pupils that would be in their tutor groups. The remaining few existing boarders filtered back in and before we knew it we were up on the front terrace for the evening BBQ.
School started properly on Wednesday 4th and this could only mean one thing…first day of school, uniform shots. The girls, looking incredibly smart, dutifully posed and then headed off up the hill for breakfast.
When tomorrow morning comes, and with one full school day under their belts, the girls will be fully into the swing of school life. They will have experienced their first, in most cases, whole school service at the Methodist Church in the city centre, their first school lunch and their first batch of lessons.
Tomorrow will be a full day of academic lessons and the girls will then be very much immersed in the daily routine of lessons, extra-curricular clubs and activities, evening prep and the evening SBASC activities.
I hope you have enjoyed our first blog of the year, please check your emails each Sunday evening/Monday morning to find out what the girls have been up to; this weekend there is a full day of team building/outdoor adventure at Porthpean planned and a surfing lesson in Perranporth is on the cards the weekend after.
For those unable to accompany their daughters to the houses on Thursday the pictures below should give you a feel for what the houses look like.
Mrs Sarah Mulready (Housemistress, Girl’s Boarding)