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Launch of the Malvern St James Girls' School Founders' Garden
On Saturday June 14, MSJ celebrated the Opening Ceremony of their Founders’ Garden, commemorating the five founding schools which make up today’s Malvern St James Girls’ School.
Congratulations to Sixth Formers Nicky Clift and Harriet Hill, who organised a ‘Memory Walk’ to raise money for an Alzheimer’s charity.
Sunrise Walk in aid of Gambia 2015
At 6.00am on 3 July, 17 of the girls from Years 11 and 12 and the 4 teachers who will be going to Gambia in 2015, met for a sunrise walk from British Camp to School before breakfast.
The Expressive Arts Production of Aladdin - a truly memorable week.
In only four days from Monday 23 June, with performances on Friday 27, Year 7 and 8 girls put together a vibrant, professional production.
Mrs Marsay reports on the Acorns' Triple Run
On Sunday 22 June, an MSJ team consisting of 15 girls and 3 staff took part in the 5km Acorns’ Woodland trail.
Flora Barber reports on the Art Trip to Cornwall
When choosing Art as a GCSE, everybody was excited at the prospect of going to Cornwall.
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new School Magazine, the MSJ Chronicle, which is the brainchild of Sixth Formers Jenny Avdoi and Victoria Gawlik.
Weekly Letter from Mrs Bailey, Prep Department Co-ordinator
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Weekly Letter from Mrs Wilkinson, Pre-Prep Co-ordinator
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Pre-Prep Heads for the Hills
Girls and staff in Pre-Prep all headed up to the Malvern Hills for a bracing walk on Monday 16 June.
Kay Baxter, Year 7, Reports on a Trip to Techniquest
On Monday 9 June, Years 7 and 8 went to Techniquest and after a long journey through Wales to get to Cardiff, we finally arrived.
'So You Want To Go To Oxbridge? Tell me about a banana...'
On 20 June, MSJ was pleased to host an Oxbridge Preparation Day.
Jungle Party in the Quad
Making the most of some gorgeous summer weather, Years 1 and 2 hosted a party in the Quad for prospective MSJ Girls.
Chess Championship Success
Congratulations to Ani King, Year 6, who won the Girls’ U11 Championship at the Worcestershire Megafinal of the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge.
Junior Maths Challenge Results 2014
The Junior Maths Challenge is a national competition aimed at pupils in Year 8 or below and involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in one hour.
Latest Sports News from Nicky Clift, Sports Prefect
Sports Report 20 June 2014 Rounders: Our teams have achieved some excellent results recently.
English Trip to Stratford
The Year 9 English Trip took place in Stratford-upon-Avon on Wednesday 11 June.
GSA Junior Olympics
On Wednesday 11 June over 80 girls from 25 Midlands Region schools gathered at MSJ to compete in the Regional GSA Junior Olympics.
Residential Trip to Oaker Wood
Year 3 and 4 had the most spectacular residential trip to Oaker Wood, near Leominster on 15 and 16 May.
Pre Prep Trip to Bristol Zoo
In support of their current work topic, Pre Prep visited Bristol Zoo to learn more about jungles and jungle animals.
Lucy Qualifies for Golf National Finals
Following her win at the Worcestershire Schools U18 Competition in April, Lucy Walton, Year 10, qualified to play in the Midlands Finals over half term.
Speech and Drama Showcase
Thursday 12 June at 7.00pm in the Drama Centre
Parents Share Jungle Experience
Girls in the Pre-Prep Department have been learning all about jungles this term.
GCSE and A Level Art Exibition
Our annual end of year exhibition on 16 May was once again a resounding success, following a somewhat stressful few weeks of completing coursework, examination conclusions and mounting work.
Flora Supports a Cause Close to her Heart
Flora Barber, Year 10, has taken the initiative to raise £100 for the Anaphylaxis Campaign by supporting Orange Wig Day.
Congratulations to the MSJ Senior Dressage Team, who won the competition at Princethorpe College in Warwickshire on May 10.
'Pre-Prep have been rearing caterpillars.....' explains Mrs Wilkinson
The tiny creatures, no bigger than one of the girls’ finger nails arrived in the post on 24 April 2014.
MSJ Singing Bonanza
Last Sunday, eighty five pupils from nine schools and choirs enjoyed a two hour choral workshop run by James Davey, one of the country’s most distinguished young choral directors.
ISA Schools Triathlon
On Wednesday 7 May Maria Ahued Vazquez (Year 8) Hannah Atkinson, Charlotte Atkinson, Jessica Morris (Year 7) Grace Nolan and Betsy Richards (Year 4) represented MSJ in the ISA Schools Triathlon held at Lucton School.
Adventures for Years 5 and 6
An excited crew of 28 Year 5 and 6 girls and 4 teachers left MSJ on the morning of Wednesday 7 May and set off for Shropshire.
Five Golden Girls
Congratulations to Giselle Pearson, Becky Evans, Lucy Ellaway-Bell, Catherine Stylianou and Beth Barnes, who were invited to St James’ Palace, London, at the end of April to collect their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards in the presence of the Earl of Wessex.
Gold Award for Year 5
Year 5 girls took the 2014 Well Dressing Competition theme of PEACE and created a stunning display at the Westminster Bank Well in West Malvern.
The MSJ Summer Ball
Saturday 28 June, 7.00pm - 12.30am
Olé! for MSJ's Spanish Day
Our Pre-Prep Department has been grabbed by the Spanish bug, organising a spectacular ‘Spanish Day’ last week.
Year 10 Maths Team Challenge
The Further Mathematics Support Programme organises a variety of events and competitions across the country to encourage students to make the most of mathematical opportunities.
Lead Role for Grace
Grace Harris, Year 11, has been cast once again in the Malvern Theatres Young Company summer production directed by Andy Reiss.
Disco Fever at Cothill House
On Saturday 26 March, forty three girls from Years 7 and 8 travelled to Cothill House School for a buffet and disco.
Maths Students in UK Top 50
The Maths Department is celebrating the results received for the second round of the Intermediate Maths Challenge.
Lucy to Compete in the USA
Lucy Walton, Year 10, has been very busy during the Easter holidays accumulating another impressive tally of golfing wins.
Ceno Ergo Sum ...
This evening (Thursday 24 April) sees the inauguration of The Somerville Group, a new initiative within the Malvern St James Aspiration Programme, which will feature a group of girls each Half Term joining Mrs Woodhouse and Heads of Subject for a discussion supper.
Genevieve is Top of the Class
Congratulations to Genevieve Manning, Year 7, for her recent success at the Herefordshire Performing Arts Festival on Friday 28 March.
'A Time To Dance' - and a New Departure
For the very first time, on Sunday 23 March, MSJ staged a concert which combined live music with dancing.
Classics Scholars Win Prestigious Competition
On Thursday 18 February selected girls from Years 8, 9 and 10 went to Cheltenham Ladies’ College to take part in the Gloucestershire Classical Association Latin Reading Competition.
Worcestershire Competitive Arts Festival
Congratulations to the six girls who represented MSJ in the Speech and Drama Section of the Worcestershire Competitive Arts Festival on Saturday 8 March.
Church and State before the Reformation - An MSJ History Society Lecture
An audience of keen MSJ students, staff and guests enjoyed a thought-provoking lecture by Dr Benjamin Thompson, Fellow in History at Somerville College, Oxford, on the increasing assertion of control by secular authorities over the medieval Church.
Spectacular Sport at MSJ
The School is currently celebrating a clutch of sporting feats achieved by its pupils. Lucy Walton (Year 10) has been chosen by the Worcestershire Golf Club to be their Junior Captain for the forthcoming year.
Ski Slope Success for Ibble
The spirit of the Winter Olympics lives on for Year 6 pupil, Isabella (Ibble) Watson, who is enjoying a fantastic run on the Alpine ski slopes.
MSJ Heads to Edinburgh for International Model United Nations Conference
Twelve keen girls headed up the M6 to experience diplomacy and networking with 600 students from the UK and countries such as Greece, USA, Portugal, Germany and Iran.
Let's Get Reading!
Year 7 girls have recently spent time in their English lessons exploring the pleasures of reading.
Design by Dyson
Dyson Ltd have given the Design and Technology Department a fascinating opportunity by temporarily providing them with their ‘Engineering Box’.
Spring Term Latin and Classical Civilisation Lectures
The Sixth Form Latin and Classics students have made the most of some very good opportunities to hear excellent speakers over the last two weeks.
Year 9 STEM Day
MSJ students put their science, technology, engineering and maths skills to the test in a one-day challenge set by educational charity, The Smallpeice Trust.
A Roman Experience for Year 9 Girls
On Thursday 8 March, Year 9 girls went on the annual trip to the Roman Baths Museum in Bath.
Junior Schools' Art Exhibition
On Saturday 8 March, Malvern St James hosted a very successful Junior Schools’ Art Exhibition, where eleven Primary and Prep schools exhibited an impressive array of artwork from Reception to Year 8.
At the end of February, nineteen girls from Years 10 and 12 accompanied by Mrs Huntley and Mrs Bennett set off for Oxford, to gain an insight into undergraduate life there.
A Kenyan schoolgirl's visit to Malvern St James
Dafrose is supported by Precious Sisters charity to continue her education to secondary school and visited School recently
A wonderful diversity of cultures was represented at the Afternoon of Culture on Sunday 9 March, when 19 countries in all were represented.
Year 7 Team are Worcester Winners
Congratulations to our Year 7 Netball team, who were selected to represent West Worcestershire in the Worcester Winter School Games on Thursday 6 March.
Girl Power at Maths Team Challenge
We are delighted to announce that a team of four MSJ mathematicians has won the Regional Heat of the Year 10 Maths Team Challenge.
One Girl in a Boat
Sarah Ellis, Year 11, has been selected to row in the National Junior Sculling Head at Eton Dorney later this month.
Girls Inspired by Flamenco
On Friday 28 February we were pleased to welcome Suspiro Flamenco Company from Stroud, their second visit to our School.
Year 9 Art Trip to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
On Wednesday 5 March, all Year 9 students visited the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery escorted by Art Department staff.
A Week of SID Activities at Malvern St James
Safer Internet Day is an international event, co-ordinated by Insafe, a European educational charity promoting safer internet practices.
Spring News from the Prep Department
Pre-Prep Spring-Watch Walk The Pre-Prep dressed in wellies and the lovely warm all-in-ones which MSJ Friends bought to go for a walk around the School, hunting for signs of Spring.
Wine Tasting Dinner at Shrewsbury School
In February MSJ Sixth formers were invited to the annual joint Wine Tasting Dinner at Churchill’s Hall, Shrewsbury School.
Year 7 Food Technology Trip
Since September, girls in Year 7 have been working on a Design and Technology pizza project where they have the opportunity to make bread and tomato sauce, design a pizza and create the finished product.
British Biology Olympiad
In January, four of our Year 13 girls joined over 5,000 pupils nationwide to enter the British Biology Olympiad.
Grandparents' Day in the Prep Department
On 12th February, the Preparatory Department held its annual Grandparents’ Day. This was a resounding success, with pupils from every Year group bringing their relatives and honorary relatives to School.
Swimming Success For Betsy
Congratulations to Betsy Richards, Year 4, who is a member of the Midlands U 10 Freestyle Relay team which won the girls 100 metres Freestyle Relay Championship at Coventry on Saturday 1 February.
Safer Internet Day
Useful information for parents following sessions from Karl Hopwood, national expert on internet safety
Year 12 Geography Field Trip to Snowdonia
The AS Geographers not only survived, but also embraced, some fairly extreme weather, whilst completing their recent fieldwork studies in Snowdonia.
Model United Nations Conference at Lady Eleanor Holles School
Sixteen girls from Years 9 to 13 spent the weekend, alongside 200 other students, debating diverse issues including a meaningful ceasefire in Syria, drug smuggling, piracy around the Horn of Africa, Chinese purchase of land in other states and human trafficking.
Gloag Sisters Go From Strength to Strength
The stream of successes continues for riding sisters Harriet and Pippa Gloag.
Prep's Perfect Pirate Performance!
The Malvern St James Preparatory Department production of Treasure Island will definitely be remembered as a highlight of the academic year.
Little Dragons Celebrate Chinese New Year
Small but fearsome dragons have been stalking the corridors of the Pre-Prep Department at MSJ.
MSJ Debaters Impress the Judges
Congratulations to our MSJ debating teams, who gave a fantastic performance at the recent area final of the Year 9 to 11 English-Speaking Union Public Speaking Competition, held at Pershore High School.
Malvern St James Jumps to Success
Hannah Tapley, Year 10, has jumped up the English Schools’ Athletics Championships leader-board, to take No. 2 ranking in the UK for the U17 High Jump.
Burns Night Supper at Malvern College
School House hosted a joint Burns Night with reeling and wine tasting on Sunday 19 January.
Malvern St James Crowned Top 10 Girls' School
Malvern St James is proud to be in receipt of a crisp new certificate from www.best-schools.co.uk and www.privateschools.co.uk, recognising the School as ‘A Top 10 Independent Girls Boarding School for 2013’.
Classical Essay in the Top Ten
Katerina Haines has been awarded 8th place in the prestigious Jowett-Sendelar Essay Competition, a national competition for pupils in Year 9 and below, organised by the Joint Association of Classical teachers.
Designs in Glass
On 13 January, selected girls from Year 9 had the opportunity to visit Stourbridge Glass Museum.
Tennis Star Selection
Georgina Jeynes-Cupper, Year 9 student and rising tennis star, is celebrating her selection for the 18U Aegon County Cup Girls Squad for 2014.
British Indoor Rowing Championships
Lucy Ellaway-Bell, Year 13, took part in the British Indoor Rowing Championships at the National Sports Stadium in Cardiff last December.
Ski Trip - Utah, America - December 2013
On Tuesday the 12th of December, a plane left Heathrow airport heading for Philadelphia, USA.
Announcing Junior Flexi-boarding in The Benhams
We are delighted to announce that flexible boarders in Years 6, 7 and 8 now have the opportunity to enjoy The Benhams Flexi House as their very special home away from home.
Zenith Comes Out on Top at Young Enterprise Trade Fair
Congratulations to our three MSJ Young Enterprise companies, who represented the School so well at the Malvern Trade Fair on 30 November.
Debating Prize for Louise Hayes
Congratulations to Louise Hayes, Year 11, who has won the Award for Best Individual Speaker in the final of the Taylor Trophy Debating Competition, which took place at Bromsgrove School on 26 November.
Christmas in the Prep Department
The festive season began for girls in Years 3 to 6 when they sang at the Turning on of the Malvern Christmas Lights on Saturday 30 November.
MSJ Hosts Malvern College for Wine Tasting Dinner
A gathering of sixty Sixth Formers from MSJ and Malvern College met for a Wine Tasting Dinner on 1st December.
Life Drawing Course
On 16/17 November all Year 12 and 13 artists were given the opportunity to take part in a two day intensive course in Life Drawing led by Dora Paynter.
Nail-Biting Result for Year 10 Hockey Team
On 2 December, our Year 10 team travelled to Cannock Hockey Club to compete in the ISA Hockey Tournament.
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
On 29 and 30 November, MSJ presented a spellbinding production of Brecht’s ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’, with a huge cast of nearly seventy girls performing in a traditional Brechtian style.
Lucy Selected for England Golf Squad
Lucy Walton, Year 10, has been selected for the England Golf West Midlands Under 16 Squad.
Model United Nations Conference at Tudor Hall
Twenty two keen delegates from MSJ went to a Model United Nations Conference at Tudor Hall School, accompanied by Mrs Huntley and Mrs Chuck.
Dinner and Remembrance Service at Eton College
Twelve Sixth Form girls were happy to accept an invitation from Timbrells House, Eton College, to attend a Dinner Party earlier this month, followed by the Remembrance Day Service in Eton College Chapel the next day.
Classical Civilisation Study Day
Sixth Form Classical Civilisation students recently attended a Study Day in Monmouth. This is a regular trip and it was again a very stimulating visit, allowing girls to meet Classics Students from other schools.
Studies in the Field
Twenty nine Year 11 geographers enjoyed a 4 day residential field course to Slapton Ley, Devon, where they gained vital fieldwork investigation skills, which are needed for their International GCSE.
Classics Cruise - a report by Mrs Margaret Baird, Head of Classics and Dr Rebecca Jones, Librarian
We knew that we had a good group of girls when we all ran to the boarding gate so that the flight to Bodrum wouldn’t leave without us. This is one experience that definitely changes you.
Sweet Taste of Success for Eleanor
Eleanor Revill, Year 11, is celebrating her victory at the Great Witley Honey Show after winning a cup for the Best in Show for the under 16s category.
Pop Lacrosse Day
Last week, MSJ hosted 7 visiting Prep Schools for an exciting day of Pop Lacrosse.
Fireworks and Bonfire Party Goes With A Bang!
The Annual Bonfire Night display is a real highlight in the School calendar.
Year 13 Biology Field Trip
I really enjoyed our field trip to Nettlecombe Court. The location was stunning and very peaceful and the staff were friendly.
Sixth Form Artists Find Inspiration in Venice
During Half Term, twenty Sixth Formers set off for a five day visit to Venice accompanied by Ms Weissberg and Ms Rhodes. It was a fabulous experience for all despite the occasional mosquito!
Our Dancing Queen
Congratulations to Georgia Mucklow, Year 7, who won a clutch of medals whilst performing at the West Midlands Dance Festival in Wolverhampton during Half Term.
MSJ Girls Are Riding High!
The MSJ riding team has had a fabulous start to the academic year. The girls (ranging in age from 10 to 17) have been out 3 times and have been a huge credit to the school and themselves each time.
Angel Placed Within Top 100
UKMT, who organises national Maths competitions in the UK, have introduced a new style of competition for girls only.
Interactive Science Day for Pre Prep Girls
Pre-Prep visited At-Bristol recently, one of the UK’s biggest and most exciting interactive science centres, for a Brain & Body Science Day.
Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud!
MSJ turned out in force to support the Mudrunner Classic Cross-Country Run at Eastnor Castle at the end of October.
Success for Isobel in Young Reporter Competition
Last summer term the editor of the online communityTotally4Women launched a competition looking for a young reporter.
Fancy Dress Disco
Over 80 girls from Years R to 8 dressed-up to 'strut their stuff' at The Fancy Dress Disco just before Half Term.
Shakespeare Festival Performance
I was delighted to see our Year 10 girls perform ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ yesterday evening at the Hereford Courtyard Theatre.
Model United Nations Lecture
Over a hundred people gathered to hear Edward Mortimer, the former Financial Times foreign correspondent and Director of Communications for the United Nations, speak on his life in journalism.
Reeling at Eton School
Fifty members of the MSJ Reeling Society were invited to be guests of the Eton Caledonian Society last Sunday.
Sparkling Evening for the Wine Tasting Society
Champagne was the focus of the Wine Tasting Society’s first meeting of this academic year.
Harrow Social for Years 9 & 10
Thirty girls from Years 9 and 10 were invited to a Games and Barbecue Social at Lyon’s House, Harrow School, accompanied by Mrs Woodhouse and Mrs Huntley.
The Inaugural MSJ Croquet Inter-ship Competition
At the end of September, eight teams of girls lined up to compete in the Croquet Inter-ship Competition.
Year 9 Team Building Trip
Earlier this term, Year 9 set off to Condover Hall in Shropshire to have 2 days of fun and getting to know each other.
Musicians Perform In Charity Concert
An appreciative audience heard a select group of MSJ musicians give a concert at Little Malvern Court on Friday, 27 September.
MSJ Debaters Beat the Opposition
Four of our Year 11 debaters swept the board in their first heat of the Taylor Trophy Debating Competition, winning all of the places available to them in the next round of the competition.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Last Friday’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support proved to be a lovely whole community event which was not only very enjoyable, but also raised over £800. Thank you to all the girls, parents and friends who came along to support the event.
Autumn Fun in the Prep Department
The Prep Department enjoyed a very busy Autumnal Activity Day with 4 different activities to complete in their Ships.
Lucy Is Back In The Swing!
Lucy Walton, 13, a Year 10 student and one of the county’s leading young golfers, is back in the swing of success following her injury at the end of July.
Last week we set off to Aztec Watersports on a wet and windy day. When we got there (and it seemed like forever) we were spilt into ships.
The MSJ Sixth Form Experience
Friday 8 November and Saturday 9 November
Team Building Fun for Year 7 Girls
Last Friday morning, all Year 7 girls set off for West Malvern to stay at the Malvern Hills Elements Centre.
Year 12 Cultural and Team Building Trip - a report by Mrs Bennett, Deputy Head of Sixth Form
There was glorious sunshine for our boat trip on the river in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Final report on Duke of Edinburgh Qualifying Expeditions 2013
Thirty one girls successfully completed their Qualifying Venture at Gold and Silver level this July during the first week of the summer holidays.
Golden Girl Jumps for Glory
The gold medal which Hannah Tapley, Year 10, won at the Midland Counties Athletics Championships is only one part of an exceptional summer of success.
European Selection for Talented Young Rider
Sixth Form Riding Scholar Imogen Gloag, has been selected for the Hows Racesafe British Junior Eventing team to compete in the European Championships this month.
GCSE Glory for Malvern St James
Malvern St James Girls’ School is celebrating excellent GCSE results today, adding to the School’s exceptional A Level success last week.
Jumping to success at the Midland Counties Championships
A warm Sunday in August provided the perfect setting for Hannah Tapley, Year 10, to win a gold medal at the Midland Counties Championships held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.
Resounding Success for Malvern St James
MSJ Sixth Formers are once again celebrating exceptional A Level and AS Level results, heralding yet another year of academic and personal excellence. The results resonate last year’s successes with an amazing 26% of grades at A*.