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Welcome to Truro High School Old Girls

Hello everyone!

The site is a place for past pupils to keep in touch and up-to-date with everyone's latest news.

So if you've moved on to pastures new, started a new job, graduated, retired, got married, got into uni, had a baby, had a grandchild or perhaps just climbed Mount Everest then we want to hear from you!

Membership is open to all ex pupils of the High School and we have members of all ages from recent leavers to those much older! 

There is no charge for joining so please go to the 'register' tab above and fill in your details.

Coming up:

Old Girls are welcome at all school events, our next events are:

Founder's Day Service in Truro Cathedral on Wednesday 2nd April at 2.00-3.30pm.

Please join us for an evening with Monty Halls!


Our next Amy Key Lecture will take place on Friday 25 April 2014 in the Dining Room at Truro High, 6.30-7.00pm start.  We are delighted that this year our speaker will be Monty Halls: writer, explorer, television presenter and public speaker.

A former Royal Marine, with a first class honours degree in marine biology, Monty’s television career began when he won Channel 4’s ‘Superhuman’ competition in 2004.  Since then he has presented series and documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4, the Discover Channel, National Geographic Channel and the History Channel.  He has presented three ‘Great Escape’ series for BBC2 where he lived with his dog Reuben on the west coast of Scotland (2008), the Outer Hebrides (2009) and the west coast of Ireland (2010).  In 2011 Monty spent most of the year living and working as a fisherman in Cornwall, filming the highly acclaimed ‘Fisherman’s Apprentice with Monty Halls’ for BBC2, which tells the story of the threats facing the livelihood of the small fleet fishing industry in the UK.  His latest series for Chanel 5 ‘Monty Halls Diving Adventures’ can be viewed on ‘Demand 5’.

Monty will be speaking about his most recent adventures and bringing his latest book too...(signed copies will be available on the night).

Tickets will soon be on sale for this fantastic evening at £25 each.  They are strictly limited and are inclusive of a champagne reception and four course dinner. Please complete the attached booking form and return to Harriet Andrew either by post to the School or by email to handrew@trurohigh.co.uk. We look forward to seeing you there.


Whilst writing about Monty Halls, for our business-minded 'Old Girls', we can offer the opportunity of individual table sponsorship at the dinner.  For a minimum of £250 your allocated table will be named in your honour, any business literature you are able to provide us with will be distributed amongst all the tables and two complementary tickets for the evening will be provided.


We very much hope that having such a high profile guest will provide excellent networking opportunities for both you and your business.

Due to the numbers of tables involved,  sponsorship will be accepted on a first come - first served basis so to avoid disappointment please register your interest with Harriet on 01872 272830 / handrew@trurohigh.co.uk.    Your personal involvement and financial support is hugely and sincerely appreciated by the THSOGA - many thanks.



Popular Events:

'Back to school Day'
If you would like to come to an Old Girls' 'Back to School Day' please let us know.  This usually takes place in the Autumn Term, date of next event to be confirmed.  This is your chance to return to Truro High for coffee, two lessons and lunch.  Details of subjects of offer will available nearer the time, so please let us know if you are able to come and confirm that we have your correct contact details. If we don't have them, please fill in an OGA contact information form (go to the 'register' tab above) and we will contact you by email or post, whichever you request.  Please let Marianne Inskip know if you would like to attend this popular event: oldgirls@trurohigh.co.uk.

Feedback from our last event...

Just a quick email to thank you so much for all your wonderful organising skills for last Friday's 'Back to School day'. Both Ann and I really enjoyed it. It was so relaxing and it was such a pleasure to meet everyone, even if they weren't necessarily in our school year group. Please thank everyone involved, including all the teachers and pupils involved. I think you have struck a winning format here! Jennie Thomas (nee Tinney)

Thank you so much for helping to arrange the Back to School Day last Friday. It was so well organised and everyone was so welcoming. I know I can speak for my sister Jennie Thomas, and Carolyn Hendra, and say that we had a really lovely day - so much reminiscing as well as some excellent lesson experiences. We may well be back next year if the Day is repeated! Ann Werry (nee Tinney)

Thank you a most enjoyable day at school. Jan and I talked a lot about our day, our lessons and the other old girls that we met. It was wonderful to see how the school has moved ahead. We would like to return again at some point to meet some more familiar faces from our school years.  Thank you for your part in organising this event. It was a great opportunity, and one which we shall encourage other old girls to experience.  Joanna West (nee Sly) and Jan Hounsell (nee Sly)

Thank you so much for arranging such a super visit last Friday.  I did appreciate your efforts on my behalf and the two lessons I finished up with were fascinating.  I was particularly interested to see how RE is taught nowadays and also had the opportunity to chat to Mr. Mothersole over lunch.  The staff are always so welcoming on what must actually prove to be quite a disruptive day so I should be grateful if you would thank Fiona and all her colleagues on my behalf.  Judith Mott (nee Millington).

Anniversary reunions

We are happy to host  anniversary reunions for different year groups. This year leavers of 1994 (those who left after 5th form or 1996 after A' Levels) are planning a family-friendly reunion to celebrate 20 years since leaving Truro High on Saturday 16 August.  Please contact Emma Fox by email: foxemma@hotmail.com for more information. 

Leavers from 'Class of '84' are holding their 30th anniversary reunion on Saturday 28 June so please contact us if you want more details of this and we will pass your details on to the year group reps who are organising them.  Please contact Fiona Osman, Development Officer by email: development@trurohigh.co.uk or telephone: 01872 242903.

Last year we held a 40th anniversary reunion for those who left between 1971-75.  42 Old Girls and 8 former members of staff attended for tours of the school and lunch.  Take a look at our facebook page to see the photos and who was there!


Keeping in touch: if you would prefer not to register online and have not already completed an Old Girls' Contact Information Form, please download a form here and return it to: THSOGA c/o Marianne Inskip, 19 Tara Vale, Crantock, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5SR (or email it to: oldgirls@trurohigh.co.uk).  If you have any queries regarding THSOGA please do feel free to contact Marianne direct. 

Do please let us know if your details (name, address, email, etc) change so that we can keep our records up-to-date and relevant!

We have a facebook page for those of you who enjoy your social media: Truro High Old Girls' or see link above.  Please 'like' it and tell all your school friends,  sisters, mums, aunties, daughters, grand-daughters, cousins, god-mothers, etc. who came here and are part of our community!


And now a message from your Chairman Sue Dowding:

Having been a past Secretary and Committee Member of the Old Girls' Committee for many years I was delighted to be asked to be Chairman of the Old Girls' Association. I was duly elected at the AGM in September and will endeavour to carry on in the Old Girls' tradition of supporting the school and its pupils.

I came to the school in October 1957 when Miss Engledow was still Headmistress. My early schooling had been in Ghana, West Africa where by father was working for the Ashanti Gold Fields Company who were involved in gold mining. In the eleven happy years I spent at Truro High School I made lifelong friends, who although far flung, I still see today and I am sure this has much to do with the atmosphere created within the School.

My main aim whilst I am Chairman is to try to persuade as many Old Girls who live locally to support me by coming back to school, not as Committee members but just by attending some of the Old Girls' events, as well as the many organised by the School. The websites will be our greatest assets in this aim and I look forward to working with the Headmistress and her staff as well as the hardworking members of the Old Girls' Committee.

Aim and Objectives of the Old Girls' Association

The aim of the Association is to keep alive the special spirit and ethos of the school.

To meet this aim the objectives are:
- to encourage former pupils and teachers to keep in touch with each other and to establish and maintain links with the school.
- to maintain a list of former pupils, their addresses and other appropriate details.
- to provide a "Step-Up" bursary or bursaries for girls in Year 12 and Year 13.
- to consider requests for financial support for any deserving pupil.
- to raise funds and invite and receive contributions by way of loans, subscription, donation or otherwise.
- to hold reunions and social events at the school and elsewhere.
- to provide support and assistance to the school.


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