Porth BeachPorth House wear yellow and black ties (although the Head of House likes to think of them as gold for obvious reasons!)

Vanessa Maule is Head of Porth House. She is also an English and history teacher who, this year, teaches GCSE English and history as well as English Language at Post-16. In her home-time, she is a mum to two boys and so finds herself doing lots of adventurous things – surfing; watching rugby in ALL weathers and camping! Being an English teacher, she does of course find time to read lots too! She is particularly proud to be associated with Porth students as they are such a talented, well-mannered and friendly bunch J

As Mrs Maule is also an Assistant Headteacher, she is delighted to have the support of the Assistant Head of House team – Mrs Turpin and Mrs Parkyn. They help with the day to day running of Porth, and for some things, will be the staff that you will speak to, rather than Mrs Maule.

Porth continue to support Cornish charity ShelterBox. In fact, we have supported them so well that we have a mention on their Head Office notice board! At our charity day in the autumn, we hope to beat our fundraising total from last year and hit the £1000 mark. Watch this space for details of the day.

Highlights from the last academic year would have to include:

  • Porth students taking on roles in Romeo and Juliet. It was brilliant! Porth students winning InterHouse Sports and events on Sports Days.
  • Porth students leading the way in the ‘Phil the Bag’ and other sustainability events – We couldn’t have developed the Treviglas Nature Garden without you!
  • Seeing so many Porth students receive awards at the Celebration Events in July from Sam Kendall, the Education Manager at Eden.
  • Fabulous GCSE results. Well done to year 11 on another amazing year.

Our House team this year is captained by Harry Donovan and Libby Hancock in year 11, and they are willing to hear student views at any time – so please feel free to talk with them, the prefects or any of the year representatives. Student leaders in year 11, including the prefects, wear plain golden ties – so they are very easy to spot!

Vanessa Maule mal@treviglas.cornwall.sch.uk

Sally Turpin tup@treviglas.cornwall.sch.uk

Paula Parkyn pkn@treviglas.cornwall.sch.uk