Staying Safe

Maisie (2GB) and the rest of her class watched a video, learning how to stay safe around electricity.  She took the important messages she had learnt and turned them into this piece of work, using some lovely pictures to illustrate her points.

160630 Masie Safety

Well done Maisie!

Life Cycle of a Frog

160621 Jamie Frog Life cycle (1)

Jamie (5RN) completed this fabulous project for his homework project on life cycles.  As well as finding out all the information, he used modelling clay to create these great models of the different stages of a frog’s development.

160621 Jamie Frog Life cycle (2)

Fantastic work – well done Jamie!

Swimming Gala Success

St. Austell Schools Swimming Gala


On Friday 17th June our A team won the local gala for the seventeenth consecutive year. The standard of the swimming appears to be improving every year as is the number of children taking part: there were ten schools all with 16 – 20 pupils in each team.


Out of the thirteen races on the day Mount Charles finished first in twelve races and second in one race, dropping only one point out of the maximum sixty five points on offer – which is an outstanding effort and our best ever result!

  1. Mount Charles 64 points
  2. St.Mewan       48
  3. Charlestown   35


All of our children deserve enormous credit for their effort and enthusiasm and many thanks to the parents, who squeezed into the cafeteria to watch and support the team. Thanks also to the coaching team and poolside helpers on the day; Helen Welland, Dan Meens, Colin Williams, Jackie Meens, Miss Nile and Mrs.Gray.


Team: Yr 4 Tilly, Mea, Holly, Kelsey, Mahalla, George, Finlay, Kieran, Harry

Yr 5  Leonne, Eva, Lizzy, Jess, George, Jude, Jake, Stanley

Yr 6  Lydia, Aimee, Shannon, Ollie, Joe, Lewis, Evan


We now look forward to the Cornwall Games Finals Gala on Friday 1st July at Penzance with our Year 6 girls and boys teams, who have come through two qualifying rounds, competing against the best swimming schools in the county.


Mr.B (teacher in charge of swimming)


  1. Any current year 2 parents who have a child who is showing potential as a swimmer, please let me know so that I can be aware of them as they approach Year 3 in the next school year.


East Cornwall County Athletics Qualifiers 

Mr Rees took 35 Year 3,4,5 & 6 children along to Par Athletics track to compete in the County Qualifying event. Each child competed in their own heats, with the top 6 or 8 children then qualifying for the County finals. The Mount Charles pupils performed superbly with some fantastic team and individual results. Congratulations to the following children who have qualified for the County Finals on Wednesday 6th July at Par Track: Shannon, Ellie, Stanley, Jude, Jodi, George, Sarah, Kieran, Ella, Lewis, Amelia, Charmaine  and Evan. The Year 3/4 Boys and Girls Shuttle relay teams have also qualified alongside the Year 6 Girls 4 x 100m relay team. A special mention to Ella, Sarah, George  and Amelia  who won their respective events. Well done to all of the children that participated in the events. They were all a credit to the school with both their athleticism and behaviour. Well Done.


Tuesday 14th June at Lanhydrock Cricket Club

Our year 5 cricketers played five matches on the day; winning four and losing only one, which meant that they have now qualified for the Cornwall finals at Truro Cricket Club on Friday 8th July (10am – 3pm). The team finished second in their league then played off against the runner up in the other league for a place in the County Finals – which they won.

Captain George was our player of the tournament for scoring 19 in one over and achieving a double wicket maiden. Well done to Stanley, who made his debut for the school and all the players for their effort and enthusiasm. Many thanks to Mr.Brophy for providing transport, Mrs.Matthews for helping supervise the team and Jake’s grand parent and Mr.Barnicle who supported the team.

Mr.B (coach)

League matches

Mount Charles 269-2   St.Columb Minor    230-5

Mount Charles 286-1   St.Newlyn East       209-7

Mount Charles 233-6   St.Stephens            248-1

Mount Charles 280-2   Sir Robert Geoffrey 228-3

Play off decider

Mount Charles 269-3   Carclaze      240-3

Team: George(Capt), Kieran, Jude, Jake, Zak, Stanley, Ross, Rodrigo, Ollie.

Year 6 Cricket – Grampound Road

Squad: – Joseph, Harvey, Amelia, Lewis, Denzil, Ollie, Reuben, Isaac, Evan

A stunning day at Grampound saw the Year 6 team play some brilliant cricket throughout the day. Ultimately, we won 4 out of 6 matches and just missed out on a place in the County Finals. Each member of the squad made an effective contribution to the team and throughout the course of the day took some good wickets and played some good shots.

MCS 257-4 beat Bosvigo 221-7

MCS 247-3 beat St. Newlyn East 237-4

MCS 261-3 lost to Charlestown 275-2

MCS 235-5 beat St. Stephens 2 229-5

Semi-Final for a place in the County Final – MCS 232-3 lost to St.

Stephens 1 280-6

The squad can be proud and even though runs were difficult to get in the final match, only losing three wickets and taking 6 from St. Stephens is an achievement against an exceptional side.

Year 5 Camp

160614 Year 5 Camp - James

Our Year 5 pupils have just returned after having enjoyed an amazing camp at Porthpean.  James (above) and Eva (below) captured their highlights with some fantastic illustrations whilst Leonnie wrote about her experience in this A-Z Poem.

160614 Year 5 Camp - Leonnie

160614 Year 5 Camp - Eva

We are so glad that everyone had such a fantastic time and a special well done to these three for sharing their camp memories in such a creative way!


Cornwall Games Bowls Qualifier


Our bowls team captained by Ryan travelled to Wadebridge Bowls Club on Monday 23rd May for the Mid and East Cornwall play offs. Our year 6’s played five matches in total and recorded two wins, two losses and a draw. It wasn’t enough to qualify for the finals, however our team were a credit to the school on the day and both their manners and behaviour were excellent. Many thanks to the parents/grandparents, who provided transport and support for the team and to Mrs.Andrew for helping with the supervision on the day. A special thank you also to Peter Heaynes and the other members from St.Austell Bowls Club who gave up their time to provide training sessions for our pupils prior to this event.


Team: Ryan (Capt), Jayden, Kieran, Oliver, Ben and Lewis


Mt.Charles v Treverbyn B     won 8-0

Mt.Charles v St.Columb B     Lost 3-1

Mt.Charles v Charkestown B won 10-2

Mt.Charles v St.Breock B.    Drew 4-4

Mt.Charles v Pondhu.             Lost 4-3


Friendly cricket match v St.Mewan at St.Austell Cricket Club


The Year 5 team played their first match this season and made a very positive start. Our bowlers restricted St.Mewan to a score of 219 for 6 wickets which included two wickets for Jude, who was making his debut. Mount Charles batted very confidently scoring 276 for the loss of only one wicket. Top scorer and player of the match was Rodrigo with 24 runs followed by captain George with 15. Mount Charles won by 57 runs. Many thanks to the parents/grandparents who helped with the transport and came along to support.


Tuesday 14th June – Schools Area tournament at Lanyhdrock Cricket Club (all day event)


Mr.B – year 5 coach


Friendly Swimming Gala v. Biscovey – Friday 6th May


All of our speed swimmers competed against Biscovey’s A team in another practice gala leading up to the main gala on June 17th. Our A team managed to win 10 out of the 13 races on the day and there was some encouraging times recorded. We know what we must work on if the team is to be successful again this year and it I s important the A team do not become complacent as there are some strong local teams, who are more than capable of winning. Many thanks to the adults who helped on the day: Helen Welland, Mrs.Meens, Mrs.Gray, Colin Williams and Dan Meens.


Friday 17th June – St.Austell Schools Gala at Polkyth 1:30 pm

Friday 1st July – Cornwall Games Gala at Penzance (times to be confirmed)


Mr. B. – teacher I/c swimming