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Betsy Goes For Gold
Betsy Richards, Year 5, is delighted to have returned to School with a Gold Medal from the ISA National Swimming Finals at the Olympic Stadium in London.
Last Sunday twenty girls and staff had a special day at the Birmingham Symphony Hall singing the Mozart Requiem from scratch, with choral expert Simon Halsey and the CBSO Orchestra.
Principal Flautist of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Marie-Christine Zupancic, gave a masterclass in the Lawnside Room for our Senior flautists, watched by some of our other flautists and GCSE / A-level musicians.
On 16 January, girls in Years 5 - 8 enjoyed a Roman Feast in Lawnside, which was transformed into a Roman triclinium with couches and low tables.
Ski Trip 2014 - a report by Elysia Garland
The school ski trip was a great mix of twenty seven girls from years 8 to years 13.
Room On The Broom
Pre-Prep went to see a super theatre production of Room on the Broom (children’s story by acclaimed author Julia Donaldson) at Malvern Theatres on 20 January.
OGA University Workshop
Ellie Kirby (MSJ 2011) came in to School to give a University Workshop to current girls in Years 10 to 13 and to champion the value of Arts degrees.
The Prep Department show, Panto Pandemonium, is now only two weeks away and things are really starting to take shape.
Friday 30 January
Latest Sports News from Nicky Clift, Sports Prefect
Sport Report 17 January 2015 Hockey A mixed 2nd and Year 10 team played RGS Worcester on Wednesday.
Weekly Letter from Mrs Wilkinson, Pre-Prep Co-ordinator
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Weekly Letter from Miss Townsend, Prep Department Co-ordinator
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Ambiguity - An Art Exhibition by Fleur Yearsley
Friday 6 March 2015
Military Music Career Beckons
Major Simon Haw, Director of Music, British Army, recently visited Malvern St James to offer bespoke career advice to one of our senior musicians, Kirsty Haines.
Hannah To Compete in Czech Republic
2015 has started well for Hannah Tapley, Year 11. She competed in her first event of the year last weekend; the Midlands AA Indoor Open at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.
Made In Africa Exhibition Raises Money for Ebola Crisis
Fiyin Durojaiye, one of our Year 10 Hatfield House boarders, organised an exhibition in the lead up to Christmas in order to raise funds for the Ebola Crisis. She describes her experiences below:
Mrs Woodhouse, Headmistress, interviewed by The Independent on Sunday
The article below was printed in the Independent on Sunday newspaper on 28 December 2014.
Sunday 22 March 2015
Friends of MSJ Barn Dance
Friday 27 February 2015
Oxbridge Interview Time
We are delighted to see some of our Sixth Form students heading off for interview at Oxford and Cambridge universities this month.
MUN Conference at Tudor Hall School
At the end of November, twenty five girls from MSJ attended the Model United Nations Conference at Tudor Hall, along with some of the top academic schools in the country.
Evelyn Rides to Victory
Evelyn Haynes, Year 12, attended a British Show Jumping event held at the West Wiltshire Equestrian Centre, near Chippenham on Sunday 23 November.
Grace Qualifies for British Biathlon Championships
On 19 October Grace Nolan, Year 5, competed in the West Midlands Regional Biathlon Championships under 10 age group at Tudor Grange Academy in Solihull.
Oh! What A Lovely War
Malvern St. James Performing Arts Department staged a stunning production of Joan Littlewood's 'Oh! What a Lovely War' this year to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War.
Inspiring Lectures for Classics Students
Latin, Classical Civilisation and Greek students in Years 11 to 13 travelled to Dean Close School, Cheltenham, recently to hear two excellent speakers.
Life Drawing Class
On the weekend of the 15 and 16 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.
Lest We Forget
Girls performed a programme of music entitled ‘Lest We Forget’, to a rapt audience at Hellens Manor in Much Marcle on Friday 14 November.
Expert Parents Day
On Friday 8 November, Pre-Prep held their first Expert Parents Day.
Cliona Joins County Jazz Orchestra
Cliona Maley, Year 12, has successfully auditioned to become a member of the Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra.
Georgia and Gregory Dance to Success
Georgia Mucklow, Year 8, was delighted to receive a clutch of medals at the West Midlands Dance Festival recently.
Biology Field Trip to Nettlecombe Court
In October, as part of our Year 13 Ecology module, ten of us carried out Biology fieldwork at a beautiful Field Centre at Nettlecombe Court, in Somerset.
International Golfing Success for Lucy Walton
Lucy Walton, Year 11, has returned home thrilled and delighted after achieving an incredible 3rd place in the Faldo Series Grand Final (Under 16 section) at The Greenbrier, West Virginia, USA.
Students from Year 10 went to The Courtyard Theatre in Hereford on Tuesday 14 October to perform a magical production of ‘The Tempest’ as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival.
MSJ in The Gambia
On Friday 10 October 2014, Team Gambia hosted 150 guests at their biennial evening fundraising event.
People Who Help Us
On Monday 13 September, the Pre-Prep went on a trip to discover ‘People Who Help Us!’.
Prep Department takes a trip to the Vet
The Prep Department guinea pigs, Lola and Pigley, were in need of having their nails trimmed, so it was time to take a trip to the vet.
Girls Visit the Newest Member of the MSJ Fleet
On 2 October three Sixth Form girls, Nicole Cheng, Nicky Clift and Cliona Maley, along with Miss Andrews and Mrs Cartwright, were invited to an Affiliate’s Day on board HMS Dragon.
Prestigious Law Firm Hosts MSJ Girls
On Wednesday 1 October, fourteen aspiring Law students visited the Solihull office of Hill Hofstetter, a specialist commercial firm offering first class legal and commercial advice to leading national and international corporations.
Sweet Success for Eleanor
Congratulations to Eleanor Revill, Year 12, who continues to amass awards for her beekeeping skills.
Year 7 STEM Trip
Girls in Year 7 were enthralled by a Next Generation Innovators’ Day, which took place in Malvern on Thursday 2 October.
Clean Sweep for MSJ at ISA Midlands Netball Tournament
On 30 September our Year 11 Netball team travelled to St Dominic’s School in Staffordshire to take part in the ISA Midlands Netball Tournament, where they would face a total of 7 matches throughout the day against some tough opposition.
MSJ Golf Day - Friday, 19 September 2014
The MSJ Golf Day was conceived by Year 11 pupil and Worcestershire Schools U18 Girls Golf Champion Lucy Walton and the inaugural event was organised at the Worcestershire Golf Club by the Friends of MSJ.
Waterside Fun for the Prep Department
Nearly the whole Prep Department gathered with buckets and spades, beach balls and nets, sun hats and rain coats, ready for a recreational trip to the Cotswold Water Park and Beach on Saturday 27 September.
Memorable Riding Season for Pippa
Pippa Wollen, Year 11, and her pony Phoenix have won the Pony Club NFU Mutual National Novice Individual Eventing Championship at Kelsall Hill.
Team Spirit Builds for Gambia 2015
Team Gambia 2015 spent Saturday 20 September under canvas at Eastnor for a weekend of teambuilding and bonding, kindly donated by D3 Events.
Drama Students Visit The Globe
It was a splendid trip to the Globe on 17 September. GCSE and A level Drama students enjoyed a hilarious performance of 'Comedy of Errors' in the wonderful setting of this recreated Elizabethan theatre.
Letter in The Times
Please follow the link to read a letter from Mrs Woodhouse, published in The Times on 24 September under the heading: Public schools 'offer the state sector a boost'. This letter was in response to an article by Janice Turner, published in The Times of 20 September entitled: Public schools must learn the meaning of charity.
Hannah Hits The High Notes
Hannah Tapley, Year 11, is nothing if not determined, as her mother will testify.
Final report on Duke of Edinburgh Qualifying Expedition 2014
24 girls successfully completed their Qualifying Venture at Gold and Silver level this July during the first week of the summer holidays.
Year 12 Enjoy MSJ Old Girl Performing at the RSC
During their Cultural and Team Building Trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon, Year 12 were fortunate enough to attend a performance of Henry IV Part 1 at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Exciting Start of Term for the Pre-Prep Girls
As well as welcoming new girls and catching up with old friends, Pre-Prep have been making the most of the last of the summer weather with lots of fun activities.
Malvern St James Girls Enjoy Record GCSE Performances Across the Board
Malvern St James Girls’ School is celebrating record GSCE performances, building on the excellent A Level successes last week and the year’s outstanding personal achievements.
Top Universities Open Their Doors to Forward-Thinking Malvern St James Girls
MSJ is once again celebrating today’s A Level results, which herald another excellent year of personal academic achievement.
Ani Plays with Nicola Benedetti
Ani King, Year 6, had the privilege to play with Nicola Benedetti MBE when she directed 2 days of workshops for promising young musicians.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.