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.
Pentreve/Malvern House Weekly Blog (Saturday 2nd September – Tuesday 5th September 2017)
Wow…where have the last four days gone?
The induction programme kicked off on Saturday with our new boarders arriving from far and wide. This year Pentreve House and Malvern House will be home to a number of new faces and a couple of old ones. With girls from Germany, Hong Kong, China, Spain, Austria, the Ivory Coast, Finland, Thailand, the USA, and of course the UK, there will certainly be a cosmopolitan feel to the houses.
In Pentreve we welcome Freya and Alex to the first and second year respectively. Ellie, Eva, Nana and Katie join us as third year boarders and Melanie, Palu and Martha will join our existing fourth year boarders Amy, Emma and Stephanie to compete the Pentreve line up. In the senior girl’s house, Malvern, we have 5th years Tung, Anson, Helena, Leah, Carolin, Lisha, Tulip and Hannah. Into the L6th we welcome Hannah, Sophie, Gemma, Emma and Cherry and finally, returning U6th boarders, Jess, Emma, Hailey, Chloe, Polina, Olivia and Nicolette complete the Malvern House family. 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.
Over the course of the last couple of days 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. They have experienced basketball and football in the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre, the medical centre has been visited, a fencing taster session, led by one of the GB Fencing coaches has been enjoyed and the girls have meet the school Chaplin, Rev de Gruchy, over coffee. The planned coastal path walk was postponed due to the weather on Sunday and so the local bowling alley, Truro Bowl, was visited instead. Uniforms have been purchased and labelled and the girls have spent time getting to know each other in the evenings. Some of the senior girls treated me to a fashion show on Tuesday evening too; the all-important question “is this ‘sixth form smart’ business wear?’ being asked.
On Tuesday Freya, Jemma, Sophie, Hannah and Emma headed off for their school 1st year and L6th induction days whilst the rest of the community kicked back relaxed, visited town and Tesco for last minute purchases and continued to sort their rooms. In the afternoon all the boarders enjoyed a water sports induction at Loe Beach. Kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding were tried and tested and it was great to see the girls and boys socialising and having fun together in the fresh sea air. It was then back to school for a BBQ with the returning boarders.
School started properly this morning 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 and their first evening of prep in the library/house.
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 next Sunday evening/Monday morning to find out what the girls have been up to; if the weather stays dry a surfing lesson at Perranporth beach near Newquay is on the cards.
Mrs Sarah Mulready (Housemistress, Girl’s Boarding)