Parent Council Meeting

March 18th, 2015

welcome to parent council

The next Millbrook Parent Council meeting is on Thursday 19th March 2015 at 2pm.

See previous meeting minutes and the agenda under the Parent Council section of the website.

We look forward to welcoming representatives from Chartwells to the meeting.

Red Nose Day 2015

March 14th, 2015

A big thank you to the whole school community for helping us to raise money for Comic Relief. Staff, pupils, parents and community volunteers got into the “Red Nose Day spirit” by making their faces funny for money, wearing funny clothes or hair and most importantly by donating money for this worthwhile cause.

Special thanks to pupils and staff of The Bridge Achievement Centre for holding a cake sale in school and making a big contribution to the event.

Together we can make a difference! Thank you!

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Millbrook Primary are delighted to have been recognised for their international work by being awarded the CILT Cymru Award 2015. Millbrook came first in Wales in this category and was presented with the award at a special British Council ceremony at The Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

international awards

Millbrook Primary School headteacher Lindsey Watkins (second right) with staff and pupils receiving their award at the International Awards Ceremony from Sion James of the British Council — at Wales Millennium Centre.

CILT Cymru Best Use of International Dimension to Enhance Modern Foreign Language Teaching & Learning

This award celebrates innovative and effective use of international education to enhance learners’ experience of foreign language learning.

WINNER – Millbrook Primary School Newport for their links with schools in China, France, USA and Brunei and their work with the Mandarin language.

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Three cheers for the International Award Winners 2015! — at Wales Millennium Centre.

Click on the link below to watch and listen to Maple Class’s brilliant music composition created using Garage Band and with help from Upbeat Music and Arts. Well done guys! We are very proud of you!

School Categorisation

February 8th, 2015

Millbrook Primary School has been categorised as a Yellow Support School. Staff and governors are delighted with this outcome particularly as our standards and our capacity to improve place us on the cusp of being a green support school. Being yellow also means that we can access support from The Education Achievement Service. See the attached document for information about how Millbrook’s categorisation was calculated:

Millbrook Document explaining School categorisation


Welsh Government Guide to school categorisation for parents

For further information about school categorisation visit the following website:


starting nursery sept 2015

  • From 12th January 2015 parents will be able to make their September 2015 nursery application online at
  • No special reference number is required for this – parents can just go to the site and begin making their application on 12th Jan.
  • Any parent that cannot make an online application can call the contact centre on 656656 for an application pack to be sent to them.
  • Completed applications should be submitted to The School Admission Team at the Civic Centre by the closing date, 12 Noon 2 March 2015.
  • Parents will be notified of the outcome of admissions applications for nursery on or by 8th May 2015
  • If parents have any questions about their application or the application process, please contact the School Admission Team on 01633 656656 or email on

Happy New Year!

January 4th, 2015

Happy New Year! Staff and governors look forward to working in continued partnership with the whole school community this year.

School starts back for the spring term on Monday 5th January 2015 for reception through to year 6.

Nursery class reopens its doors on Tuesday 6th January 2015.

happy new year

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.

xmas card recycling 2014

Sorting Xmas cards for recycling

Xmas card recycling 1

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.


Dates For Your Diary

Monday 5th January 2015:
Back to school

Tuesday 20th January:
Parent reps to visit Roath Park Primary School- international family engagement project

Wednesday 21st January:
Governing Body meeting

Tuesday 27th January:
Holocaust Memorial Service

Tuesday 3rd February:
Y4 visit to Llancaiach Fawr

Thursday 5th February:
Parent Council Meeting at 9am

Friday 6th February:
Year 5 trip to Big Pit

Week beginning 9th February:
Parent consultations this week

Tuesday 10th February:
Safer Internet Day

Friday 13th February:
Break up for half term - Home culture homework projects set for half term

Monday 16th-Friday20th February - HALF TERM

Monday 23rd February:
Back to school - hand in home culture homework projects today

Thursday 26th February:
British Council International Award Ceremony in Cardiff Bay

Friday 27th February:
School Eisteddfod


Friday 27th March:
Break up for Easter holidays

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

Monday 13th April:
Back to school

◾The 2015 statutory tests will take place between: Tuesday 5th May and Tuesday 12th May for Primary Schools

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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