Speech Day at both the Prep and Senior School is a celebration of all the remarkable achievements from the academic year gone by.
It is a time for parents, pupils, students and staff to come together, to reflect, to commend those who are awarded prizes for sustained attainment and for commitment and effort throughout the year and to prepare our leavers for the next stage in their lives.
A huge thank you to Sophie Daud, Chair of the Y7 (official youth engagement group for the G7 Leaders’ Summit), for sharing her inspiring and motivating words about the role and impact that young leaders can have in the world.
After a year of uncertainties and changes it was with great pleasure, and some relief, that we were able to welcome prize winners and Upper Sixth students, along with their parents, to celebrate another busy and successful year.
With great pleasure, we welcomed our guest speaker, Mr Chris Lubbe, and our audience of Year 6 pupils and parents, to this morning’s Prep Prize Giving.
An internationally acclaimed inspirational keynote speaker and storyteller, Chris shared his incredible story of resistance against ‘apartheid’, keeping his audience spell-bound as he took them on a journey of discovery.
Chris was joined on the stage by Chair of Governors, Richard Thomas, Truro School Head, Andy Johnson, Head of Prep, Sarah Patterson, Deputy Head of Prep, James Frewer and most importantly, all of our super Prep prize winners.
The Headmaster and Governors are pleased to invite you to join them for Virtual Speech Day
Guest speaker Ros Atkins (CO93), BBC Presenter, Outside Source, BBC World News & BBC World Service.
Speech Day will be available on Friday 3 July 2020, from 10.30am on the the link below.
Prep Speech Day 2020 had a slightly more virtual and socially distanced format this year. Instead of pupils gathered in the Assembly Hall and proud parents watching, the prizes were filmed ready for parents to watch this morning.
Year 6 then made their way outside where they collected their prizes from the table where Ms Patterson directed them to their prize instead of shaking their hands.
Parents, friends and pupils gathered in the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre on Friday 5 July to celebrate all of the remarkable achievements from the academic year.
This year, we welcomed guest speaker and Truro School Alumni, Tim Just, Head of Space at UK Research and Innovation, alongside The Headmaster, Mr Andrew Gordon-Brown and Chairman of Governors, Mr Kim Conchie.
Students from each year group were awarded prizes for sustained attainment and for commitment and effort throughout the year. School prizes were awarded to excellent ambassadors, all of whom demonstrate great commitment and achievement in their fields.
Offshore and ocean sailor Susie Goodall joined our Year 3 to 6 pupils, their families and friends to celebrate the children’s endeavours, aspirations and achievements at this year’s Prep Speech Day.
The Welcome was given by Kim Conchie, Chair of Governors and the Opening Prayer by Andrew Gordon-Brown, Headmaster. Sarah Patterson, Head of Prep, then delivered her reflection on the year gone by before distributing prizes alongside Guest Speaker Susie Goodall, who talked about the importance of embracing new chapters in her inspirational speech. Billy S then expressed the vote of thanks before a final blessing by Reverend Aubin de Gruchy.
Our school motto, Esse Quam Videri (to be, rather than to seem to be), captures the essence of our identity and is defined by the 5 C's below. Underpinned by strong Christian principles, we are a caring and inclusive community which values, nurtures and develops each individual.
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To be and to become learners for life, to enjoy the discovery and development of knowledge, understanding, skills and interests, and to critically examine the world around us.
Because we believe that academic excellence is an important part of human excellence. Every child is an individual and we celebrate and develop their uniqueness, helping them to become an independent learner and encouraging each child to explore, understand and cultivate their talent and abilities, whatever they may be.
To be aware of and to champion the needs of others, with charitable hearts, as part of a commitment to benefit the Cornish community, and the world beyond.
Because our mission challenges us to be a vibrant community which enables people to live their lives to the full and transform society for the better. Located in the heart of Cornwall, our distinctive, serene location supports the development of balanced, unpretentious and reflective children who understand their role as global citizens.
To be people who relish intellectual and wider challenge, and to build resilience by learning from both success and failure alike, on our educational journeys.
Because we want every pupil to be comfortable in their own skin, celebrating the uniqueness of each individual in the school community. Through drama, presenting and public speaking opportunities, as well as appearing in productions and concerts, pupils learn key communication skills and gain the confidence to prosper in the real world.
To be people who relish the search for new ideas and approaches that positively and sustainably shape our lives, the lives of others, and our environment.
Because we value the development of pupils’ imaginative and creative dimensions as well as their characters. Through a broad curriculum and wide range of co-curricular activities, pupils discover the important balance between creative and logical thinking. These opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter discovers their hidden gifts, developing a sense of individuality and a confidence in their own abilities.
To be and to become the very best of who we are, by bravely examining and discovering the personal beliefs and faiths that will guide us through our lives.
Because we believe that essential life skills are often best taught outside of the classroom, balancing an academic education. Through a wide-ranging co-curricular programme, we offer every child the chance to participate, perform and lead in the fields of their choice. In a competitive world these opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter develops essential life skills and an ambition for life.