Recycle your unwanted Xmas Cards!

December 19th, 2014

The Millbrook Eco Committee would like you to help us! Please bring your unwanted Xmas cards into school in January so that we may recycle them. This also helps the school with our entry into a school recycling competition. Thank you in anticipation of your support. The Eco-Committee.

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Sorting Xmas cards for recycling

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Governing Body Report to Parents

December 19th, 2014

Millbrook Governors would like to take this opportunity to thank the whole school community for their on-going support. What a great school community we have! Millbrook Primary continues to go from strength to strength and as governors we are proud of our children and families’ achievements. See attached a copy of the Governing Body Annual Report to parents. Hard copies were also sent out today.

On behalf of all staff and governors I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Nadolig Llawen a Blwydden Newydd Dda! We look forward to working in continued partnership with you in 2015.


Ian Davies (Chair of Governors)

CLICK the link below to download a copy.

Governing Body Annual Report to Parents



Nursery Nativity

December 17th, 2014

Millbrook Nursery performed their first ever nativity this week to a packed room full of parents and family members. We are so proud of all the children who enthusiastically sang and performed the Nativity story. Little stars were born! Thank you to all the mums and dads for your fantastic support. It was lovely to share this special moment with you.


Friends of Millbrook Update

December 14th, 2014


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Breakfast with Santa

The Friends of Millbrook Breakfast with Santa event took place on Saturday 13th December and was a huge success. The school opened its doors to over 100 families who came to eat a healthy breakfast of cereal, toast and fruit and to meet Santa. Children were able to eat their breakfast whilst talking to Santa and were then able to visit him in his grotto where every boy and girl received a special Millbrook present. What a great community event! Thank you to The Friends of Millbrook for organising this fun, family Christmas event.

Xmas Fair 2014

The Friends of Millbrook would like to thank the whole school community for making this year’s Christmas Fair so successful. Families were treated to refreshments, free glitter tattoos, craft stalls and a visit from Santa himself.

xmas fair 2014 pics

Fast graduation congrats

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We were delighted to hold our first ever FAST graduation ceremony last week which saw 14 families graduate through their participation in the 8 week Save the Children FAST programme. We are so proud of each and every family involved.

Mrs Watkins was thrilled to present each family with their own family diploma. Families and invited guests were treated to a sumptuous buffet, a circus entertainer and a visit from Santa Claus himself.  Well done to everyone involved – what a fantastic achievement!

Graduating families are also invited to a coffee morning on Thursday December 18th at 9am for the free chance to win a £20 meat voucher. All families attending will also receive a free food hamper!

Thank you so much to Save the Children, Communities First, Team Around the Family, The Kings Church and Millbrook staff for making this programme possible.

Christmas Jumper Day 2014

December 14th, 2014

Xmas jumper day 2014

Thank you to the whole school community for supporting the charity Save the Children by wearing Christmas jumpers to school on Friday 12th December. Over £165 has been raised for this worthwhile cause. What a great team effort! Well done everybody!

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A big THANK YOU to the whole school community for helping us to support Children in Need. Everyone dug deep into their pockets to donate and really got behind the charity dressing as super heroes, characters and wearing spots in tribute to Children in Need. Together we raised £188.

children in need 2014 thank you

Thank you also to all of our onsite partner agencies especially The Bridge Achievement Centre who did a fantastic job raising funds for Pudsey through a variety of activities including a cake sale. A true community fund raising effort. Well done everyone!


Millbrook Remembers

November 10th, 2014

Millbrook Primary has been celebrating 100 years of Remembrance through classroom activities and whole school assemblies. The whole school community have worked hard on a variety of initiatives including poetry writing and art.


On Tuesday 11th November at 11am Year 6 (Maple Class) are taking part in a community service of Remembrance at St David’s Church Bettws. At the service some of the children will be reading a poem of Remembrance which has been co-written by the class themselves.

Click on the link below to access a copy of the poem.

Remembrance poem by Maple Class


The whole school will also hold a 2 minute silence at 11am on the 11/11 as a mark of respect.

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Well done to the whole school community. Poppies are on sale at the school with all donations going to The British Legion. Thank you to everyone for your support.


This week’s Family & School Together (FAST) programme were treated to a wonderful Indian themed menu courtesy of Abdul from Cwmbran’s Indian restaurant “The Curry Lounge”.

Mum Sarah decided that she wanted to learn how to cook a real Indian meal and Abdul from The Curry Lounge was happy to oblige.

The families were treated to 2 different chicken curries, homemade onion bhajiis, vegetable chutneys, and poppadums.

The FAST project is a highly successful programme supported by Save the Children. Families who attend work with staff, parents and community volunteers and are treated to a free family meal each week.


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We would like to thank Abdul and The Curry Lounge, Cwmbran for supporting our programme with such delicious food and great teaching. Thank you.

We hope that everyone has had a safe and enjoyable half term break.

Monday 3rd November is a staff training day and school is closed to pupils.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on Tuesday 4th November.

Don’t forget to bring in your unwanted clothes/fabrics on Tuesday. Rags2Riches will be collecting from school on Tuesday. Help us to be good global citizens by helping us  to recycle.



Dates For Your Diary

Monday 27th October-Friday 31st October:

Monday 3rd November:
School closed to pupils - TRAINING DAY

Tuesday 4th November:
BAck to school

Tuesday 11th November:
Y3 trip to Caerleon

Tuesday 2nd December:
2pm Infant Xmas Concert - Reception class
Wednesday 3rd December:
2pm Infant Xmas Concert - Y1 & Y2 classes

Thursday 4th December:
Communities First: Y1,Y2 Family Xmas trip

Friday 5th December:
Non-uniform Day in return for donation of Xmas items
3:30pm Friends of Millbrook Xmas Fayre

Tuesday 9th December:
1:30pm Junior Xmas Concert Year 3 and Year 4

Wednesday 10th December:
1:30pm Junior Xmas Concert Y5 and Year 6

Thursday 11th December:
Families and Schools Together Graduation Event

Friday 12th December:
Wear a Xmas jumper to school day in return for a donation to Save the Children

Saturday 13th December:
9-11am - Friends of Millbrook Breakfast with Santa event

Monday 15th December:
Christmas lunch prepared by Chartwells Catering

Tuesday 16th December:
11am - Morning nursery Xmas Concert
2:30pm - Afternoon nursery Xmas Concert
6:00pm - Choir taking part in The Combined Carol Concert at Newport High School

Wednesday 17th December:
Afternoon: Class Xmas parties
4:30-6pm Friends of Millbrook Xmas Disco

Thursday 18th December:
1:30pm Pantomime for Reception to Y6 pupils
After school: Communities First Lantern Parade in Bettws

Friday 19th December:
Break up for Xmas holidays

Monday 22nd Dec - Fri 2nd Jan - XMAS HOLIDAYS

Monday 5th January 2015:
Back to school

Friday 13th February:
Break up for half term

Monday 16th-Friday20th February - HALF TERM

Monday 23rd February:
Back to school


Friday 27th March:
Break up for Easter holidays

Monday 30th March - Friday 10th April - EASTER HOLIDAYS

Monday 13th April:
Back to school

Friday 22nd May:
Break up for half term

Monday 25th May - Friday 29th May - HALF TERM

Monday 1st June:
Back to school
Y6 swimming starts for 3 weeks

Wednesday 24th June - Friday 26th June:
Provisional dates for Y6 Residential trip

Friday 17th July:
Break up for summer holidays

Monday 20th July:

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