"Malpas Church in Wales Junior School is a very good school and its prospects for improvement are excellent. Pupils achieve very high standards as teaching is consistently good. The warm and welcoming Christian ethos contributes significantly to pupils' wellbeing. The Headteacher provides exceptionally strong leadership and has high expectations of all staff...with a strong focus on maintaining and improving standards across the school. Malpas Church in Wales Junior School is a valuable and successful Christian learning community where pupils enjoy equal access to all the opportunities offered."
~ Estyn Report 2014
Year 6 Swimming
On Tuesday 3rd May Year 6 will be starting their three week swimming course at Newport High School Active Living Centre. The pupils will be taught by qualified swimming instructors. We will be walking to the venue. Girls need a one-piece costume and boys need swim shorts above the knee. Goggle are also recommended and long hair needs to be tied back. Any queries please contact the school.
World Book Day 2016
This year World Book Day will be held on Thursday 3rd March. The children and staff will be participating in a number of activities to celebrate the day and each child will receive a book token to choose a book of their choice for just £1. Please visit the World Book Day site on the link below, where the children will be able to play games, learn about their favourite authors, listen to stories and much more. http://www.worldbookday.com/
A Soggy Start to the Summer Term!
Welcome back to all staff and pupils on a rather wet day in April. We won't let the weather dampen our spirits, however, as we have a fun-filled term in store! Keep checking back here and on our Twitter page for more news and updates as the term progresses.
Fishy Thursday 28th April
A reminder that tomorrow (Thursday 28th April) will be a fishy day for school dinners, as Friday is an INSET day.
Safer Internet Day 2016
Safer Internet Day 2016 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 9th February with the slogan ‘Play your part for a better internet’.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
The online safety landscape has evolved over recent years from a focus on creating a ‘safer’ internet to creating a ‘better’ internet. Whether we are children and young people, parents and carers, educators or social care workers, or indeed industry, decision makers or politicians, we all have a role to play.
In championing a better internet, the theme aims to encourage people to play their part in making the most of the positive opportunities offered online, while giving them the resilience, skills, knowledge and support they need to navigate any online risks they may come across.
We hope that you will join with us, and Safer Internet Day supporters across the globe, on Tuesday 9 February 2016 – and beyond – to play your part in helping to create a better internet!
Find out more about what is happening in the UK on Safer Internet Day at www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day
Updated Spring Term Menu
Please find the new Spring Term Menu 2016 from Chartwells in the Downloadable Forms and Information section of our website.
A Heroic Children in Need Day!
Well done to all the children and staff who helped make today's Children in Need day such a great success! The children loved dressing up in their pyjamas (as did many of the teachers!) and they had great fun dancing in the hall. Our pupils created some fantastic comics illustrating what being a hero means to them, and their selfie props looked amazing!
National Coding Week
To celebrate National Coding Week we will be running a series of lessons where your children will learn some of the basics of Coding. In addition to using the Purple Mash software 2 Code there are a selection of iPad apps that we will be exploring. Some apps we will using include Lightbot, Cargobot, Tynker, Scratch Jr, Move The Turtle and Hopscotch.
Please find below some links to help support your child as they learn about coding.
Statement on alleged abuse by former Head at Malpas Church in Wales School
The Governors and staff of Malpas Church Junior School are deeply saddened to hear of allegations from some 40 years ago, whilst the school came under the authority of the former Gwent County Council.
The current custodians of the school see the care and wellbeing of all children as an absolute priority. We of course believe that any historic allegations relating to the welfare of children are of the utmost seriousness and should be fully investigated.
Whilst nobody connected with the school at that time remains, it will do all it can to help any formal enquiries that may take place, and work fully with the local authority in this regard.
You will find our most recent inspection reports within the "Downloadable Forms and Information" section of our website.
There is a report from Estyn (the educational inspectorate for Wales), as well as our Section 50 report, which is the report undertaken for all Church in Wales schools.
We are delighted with both reports and recognise the part so many have played in making Malpas Church Juniors such a success.