As most of you will be aware by now, Welsh Government announced yesterday that all secondary schools in Wales are instructed to close their doors to pupils after today for the rest of this term. This means that today will be the last day that pupils can attend school site before Christmas, with the exception of those who have been instructed to isolate.
Although the school building will be closed we will very much still be operating, but now virtually as we have done earlier this year. From Monday December 14th to Friday December 18th work will be set for all year groups to complete independently at home, and as always you can contact us if there is anything you require our support with. We will be returning to the curriculum model that we used during lockdown, with AOLE specific subjects setting work each day.
Live lessons will also be available everyday and will be delivered to each year group at the same time every day, as follows:
Year 7 – 10:00
Year 8 – 11:00
Year 9 – 12:00
Year 10 – 13:00
Year 11 – 14:00
Year 13 – as and when appropriate and agreed with pupils.
Live lessons are being promoted so pupils can ask questions immediately, rather than email/message. Teachers may also use screencastify/video or Loom to deliver the teaching and tasks, then go live to answer questions, if pupils have any.
We know that there will be mixed reactions to this news, however we are confident that our Milford Haven School family will continue to do what it does best – look after each other in tough times and ensure that we all do everything possible to protect our community. Stay safe, and please look out for more updates on our usual platforms.
Covid 19 has impacted all of us this year, however it most certainly has not stopped us getting into the festive spirit here at MHS! There were sadly many events that had to be either cancelled or tweaked this term to be Covid safe, but as you will see in today’s blog our staff team have worked hard to keep the school calendar alive and bring you as many of our annual Christmas celebrations as is possible.
Christmas Jumper Day
Every year we traditionally hold a Christmas Jumper Day at MHS, and 2020 is no exception. Apologies for the short notice, but following the announcement yesterday we made a last minute change to move our Christmas Jumper Day to today, to try and maintain some sort of normality for the children on what is now their last day on school site this term.
Traditionally the MHS Christmas Concert marks the start of the festivities for our school family, and although we cannot hold this event in its usual format we will be bringing you an online version over the last week of term. Entitled ‘A different kind of Christmas’, every day over a 5 day period we will be sharing with our school community festive readings and a selection of musical performances. This special online event will begin on Monday December 14th, please keep an eye on our social media platforms and school app for further updates.