Our philosophy at Millbrook is to open windows and doors to the world for our pupils. One way in which we do this is to offer our pupils the opportunity to learn about Chinese culture and arts and to learn Mandarin. Over the last year 15 pupils have achieved success in this area passing the Youth Chinese Test at level 1 and level 2.

We were delighted this week to be informed by The Confucius Institute Cardiff that Millbrook Primary has achieved official Confucius Classroom status.


We have been designated a Confucius Classroom by the Office of Chinese Language Council International – otherwise known as The Hanban.

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Confucius Classrooms are named in honour of the celebrated Chinese thinker and philosopher and are designed to promote the learning of Mandarin and Chinese culture across the World. Millbrook is one of only 12 schools to have Confucius classrooms across Wales and only the 2nd primary school.

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Millbrook pupils and staff share their Confucius Classroom learning with the education minister at The British Council Wales and the World event.

We are grateful to The Confucius Institute, Cardiff and Newport Local Authority for their support with this initiative.


Millbrook pupils were proud to join the whole community of Bettws to remember those who died on September 11th 2001 and in other conflicts across the world at the annual Bettws Peace & Reconciliation Service. Pupils joined in with song, prayer and gave readings in a moving act of community remembrance. Tribute was also paid to Mr Colin Baker, who sadly died during the summer. Mr Baker had organised the Service since 2002 and was a great friend to the whole community. He will be missed.

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Millbrook pupils were excited to meet local dignitaries and community representatives at the service. The Mayor of Newport and local Armed Forces Veterans took time to talk to Millbrook pupils.

Pupils talking to Jake Stanton’s granddad who is a forces veteran.

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Little Voices Shouting out

July 21st, 2015

Millbrook Primary School pupils are proud to be part of “The Little Voices Shouting Out” campaign. Our pupils are among selected school children across Wales who have been selected to report on issues affecting children and young people. Our pupils’ work has been included as part of a report that has been sent to The United Nations. This is the first time that pupils in Wales have submitted a report to The UN Committee on The Rights of the Child. Millbrook pupils chose to research the issue of creating a safe and welcoming environment. They reported their findings to the whole school community including pupils, staff, governors and community members last week.  We are very grateful to research assistant Helen Dale and to Swansea University for giving Millbrook pupils the opportunity to have a voice in such an important initiative.


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Amazing Attendance!

July 21st, 2015

We are so proud of the whole school community and the efforts that have been made to ensure that attendance is high. At the end of term many pupils were presented with attendance medals for having 100% attendance this term. A total of 16 pupils received attendance trophies for achieving 100% attendance for the entire year. An amazing achievement! Thank you to all parents and families for your support!

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Year 6 Leavers 2015

July 21st, 2015

We are so proud of our year 6 pupils who leave us this term to start at their new high schools in September. Good Luck year 6. Keep thinking like the champions that your are!

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We would like to thank all families for your continued support throughout the children’s time at Millbrook. This really has made all the difference to our children’s learning.

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Year 6 performed their final Leavers’ Assembly to a packed house of families, staff and governors. We would especially like to thank The Friends of Millbrook for supporting year 6 with their special leavers’ gift – many happy memories and poignant messages were recorded.

A big thank you to the whole community for supporting The Friends of Millbrook Summer Fete. The event was a huge success with families enjoying a variety of fun activities. It was great to have the support of so many community members including members of The Armed Forces, Bettws Chip Shop, Communities First, Barnados, Lloyds Bank, Families First and EnergiZe Radio.

Well done to all pupils for your hard work making and selling your mini enterprise items. Who will be the best entrepreneurs this year?

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Open Afternoon 2015

July 4th, 2015

Thank you to all Millbrook families for your fantastic support with our children’s learning. The staff loved sharing pupil achievements and success this week during open afternoon. Your support really does make all the difference to our children’s learning.

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New Reception Family Fun!

July 4th, 2015

Pupil who are due to start reception class in September 2015 were treated to a fun mark making session with their families this week. Mr Johnson and Mrs Beese were so impressed with the talent and skills displayed.

There is a second free family learning session on Thursday July 9th at 2pm. This event is open to all children and parents who have a confirmed place in Millbrook reception class for September 2015.

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This week Millbrook Nursery was pleased to welcome children and their parents who will start nursery in September. Parents and children spent time working together in our fantastic nursery setting. They were able to play and learn with our super range of indoor and outdoor provision. Children and adults alike were able to establish new friendships, have fun and learn.

Mrs Jackaman and Miss Jones can’t wait for September!

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starting nursery sept 2015

We have a limited number of spaces available for our nursery for September 2015.

To make an application download a copy of the form here:

Nursery Application form

Further information can be found on Newport city council’s website. Click the link below to find out more:

Newport City Council nursery admission website link

If parents have any questions about their application or the application process, please contact the School Admission Team on 01633 656656 or email on school.admissions@newport.gov.uk

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join our fantastic nursery provision.

Dates For Your Diary

Summer Holidays
Monday 20th July - Monday 31st August

Tuesday 1st September - Training Day - school closed to pupils

Wednesday 2nd September: Back to School, nursery home visits this week.

Monday 7th September - Training Day - School Closed to pupils
Tuesday 8th September - Training Day - School Closed to pupils

Wednesday 9th September - School as normal
Wednesday 9th September - 9am Friends of Millbrook meeting
Thursday 10th September - 2pm Parent Council
Monday 14th September - Governing Body AGM
Wednesday 23rd September - Global Learning Programme Wales event at school

Week beginning Monday 28th September - parent consultations

Tuesday 6th October - Individual school photos
Friday 23rd October - 9:15am Harvest Assembly; break up for half term

Monday 26th October - Friday 30th October - HALF TERM

Monday 2nd November - Back to school
Tuesday 3rd November - Y3 trip to Roman museum
Week beginning 23rd November - visitors from Spain and Poland
Wednesday 2nd December - 2pm Infant Christmas concert for reception families
Thursday 3rd December - 2pm Infant Christmas Concert for Y1 and Y2 families
Tuesday 8th December - 1:30pm Junior Christmas Concert for Y3/4 families
Wednesday 9th December - 1:30pm Junior Christmas Concert for Y5/6 families
Tuesday 15th December - nursery Christmas concerts
Wednesday 16th December - Friends of Millbrook Christmas Disco
Thursday 17th December - Christmas Parties
Friday 18th December - Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children; break up for Christmas holidays

Monday 21st December- Friday 1st Jan - Christmas holidays

Monday 4th January - Back to school

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