17.01.18 Have you signed up and downloaded our new app Schoop? No cost, only takes approx 4.5mb of memory and all info is stored in "cloud" so no memory used.  Please see information below. #gommps


Dear Parents and Carers,

Malpas Park Primary School is very pleased to announce that we have adopted a new app for schools called Schoop.

Schoop will improve the way we communicate with you and our school community however the school website will still be operational and up to date.  The Class Dojo app will, for the time being, continue to be used at the discretion of each individual teacher.

It is really important that you sign up to Schoop using your preferred device to prevent the risk of missing important notifications, updates, reminders and letters.  Schoop will send you information not just from me and Mrs Kindred but also your child’s Class Teacher.

For instructions on how to access Schoop please CLICK HERE to a pdf information file.

Yours sincerely,

Kate Guest



01.01.18 Happy New Year.  The number of hits on the website in December was 3,616 which now is our highest ever monthly hits.  Thank you for your support. 

22.12.17 Whole School Christmas Service this morning 09.15 start.

Tuesday 19th December 2017

Food Bank Top-up!

Dear Parents and Carers.

As you are all aware the introduction of our Food Bank in December 2016 has proved highly valuable for a small number of our families and others in the community.

Financial challenges for some are present all year round but never more so than at Christmas time.  The children are engaged in conversations about ‘real life’ issues such as this as part of their learning in order to develop their skills of empathy and citizenship and the older children are again particularly keen to be proactive in helping and supporting the whole school and wider community.

We have items in our Food Bank currently but it could do with a bit of a ‘top-up’ as we approach the Christmas break.

Therefore, if you would like to contribute please send in small, affordable donations of items from the table below as and when you are able for your child to deposit in the Food Bank.

Tinned Vegetables

Tinned Fruit

Tinned Custard

Tinned Puddings

Powdered or Long-life Milk

Pasta Sauces

Tinned Pies

Tinned Meat


Instant Mashed Potato

Long-life Fruit Juices

Dried Pasta/Rice

Tinned Fish


Christmas Fare


Many thanks in anticipation of your support.

Yours sincerely,

Kate Guest


05.12.17 Here's a reminder of events over the last few weeks of term:


Wednesday 6th  

Christmas Lunch – further details to follow

Children are welcome to wear Christmas Jumpers instead of their red school sweatshirt if they have them!

Monday 11th

Lower FP (Nursery and Reception) Christmas Production at 10:00

Lower KS2 (Year 3 and Year 4) Christmas Production at 13:30

Tuesday 12th

Upper FP (Year 1 and Year 2) Christmas Production at 10:00

Lower KS2 (Year 3 and Year 4) Christmas Production at 13:30

Wednesday 13th

Lower FP (Nursery and Reception) Christmas Production at 10:00

Upper KS2 (Year 5 and Year 6) Christmas Production at 13:30




Thursday 14th

Upper FP (Year 1 and Year 2) Christmas Production at 10:00

Upper KS2 (Year 5 and Year 6) Christmas Production at 13:30

Friday 15th

Whole School Visit to the Riverfront Theatre to see the pantomime ‘Aladdin’ at 14:00

Tuesday 19th

Foundation Phase Christmas Party at 14:00 – further details to follow

Cluster Carol Service at Newport High School (18:00 start) – further details to follow

Wednesday 20th

Key Stage 2 Christmas Party at 14:00 – further details to follow

Friday 22nd 

Whole School Christmas Service at 09:15

Children are welcome to wear Christmas Jumpers instead of their red school sweatshirt if they have them as it is National Christmas Jumper Day!

Parents, carers and family members are very welcome to attend


22.11.17 Reminder for parents/carers that school is closed to pupils on Friday 24th November for staff training.

12.11.17 Reminder for parents:

Anti-bullying Week

Wednesday 15th – Open Morning for Parents/Carers – details to follow from the individual Class Teachers

Children to wear blue clothes to school on Wednesday 15th only


08.11.17 The School's Council has made arrangements to celebrate Children in Need on Friday 17th Novmber - please click here to see details

05.11.17 School re-opens as normal tomorrow 6th November.  Swimmers please remember your kits.

24.10.17 A reminder for carers and family members thsi week has two Harvest Festival concerts:

Foundation Phase Thursday 26th October 09.15

Key Stage 2 Friday 27th October 09.15


Good Day

I am currently operating numerous play clubs across Newport. They are open access and free of charge.

My name, number and email address so that parents can contact me if they have any queries.

Kind Regards,

Laura Robins

Family Play Support Officer/ Swyddog Cefnogi Chwarae Teuluol


Email/ E-bost *:

Play Club Timetable

Rivermead Community Centre (Fortnightly) - Monday - 3:30 – 4:30

Fuscia Way, Rogerstone NP10 9LZ

Shaftesbury Community Centre (Fortnightly) - Monday – 3:30 – 4:30

12 Evans St, Newport NP20 5LD

Bettws Monnow Primary School - Monday – 5:15 – 6:15

Darent Close, Newport NP20 7SQ

Moorland Community Centre – Tuesday – 5:15 – 6:15

Moorland Park, Newport, Gwent, NP19 4NA

Pill Millennium Centre – Wednesday – 5 – 6

Courtybella Terrace, Newport NP20 2GH

Ringland Community Centre – Wednesday – 7 – 8

282 Ringland Circle, Newport NP19 9PS

Maindee – Eton Road Community House – Thursday – 3:30 – 4:30

Eton Rd, Newport NP19 0BL

Alway Community Centre – Thursday – 5:15 – 6:15

Aberthaw Ave, Newport NP19 9NS

Maesglas Community Centre – Friday – 3:30 – 4:30

Bideford Road, Newport NP20 3XT


06.09.17 A Reminder for parents:

Applications for a Nursery place, January, April or September


apply by 18th September 2017

Applications for a Reception Class place for September 2018…

apply between 1st November 2017 and 12th January 2018



We have recently received this information regarding applying for a Newport School place for September 2018

For admission to              Apply From        Closing date for applications  Decisions issued

Nursery                            3.7.17                  18.9.17                                      30.11.17

Secondary                       2.10.17                 30.11.17                                    1.3.18

Reception                        1.11.17                 12.1.18                                      16.4.18

Applications for St Joseph's Secondary school should be made directly to the school - not the council.

For enquiries email