We have had an incredibly busy first full week back in school, so there is a lot of news to report back to you.
Firstly, a huge congratulations to everyone in Year 7 for the huge amount of effort that you have put into having such a positive start with us here at Milford Haven School. We do not underestimate how big, and sometimes daunting, the change from primary to secondary education can be but we are very impressed with how well you have all settled in. There will be a ‘Keeping in Touch’ evening for parents and carers of Year 7 pupils on Tuesday October 1st from 3.20-4.30pm. This will be an informal opportunity for parents and carers of Year 7 pupils to be able to meet their child’s House/ Form Tutor, Head of House, and also the Key Stage 3 Manager. At Milford Haven School we believe that a healthy relationship between home and school is essential for pupils to thrive, and so although we use a variety of methods to keep you updated on your child’s progress sometimes nothing is a substitute for a good old face to face catch up. We look forward to welcoming you into our school on Tuesday October 1st, please spread the word.
This week each region (Scarlets/Ospreys/Dragons/Blues) had the six nations’ trophy and the triple crown for a few days, to promote the success of the National team. Whilst in Pembrokeshire the trophies visited a few secondary schools and Milford Haven School were fortunate to be one of the lucky ones. Pupils and staff had the opportunity to pose for a photo with both trophies, and we weren’t short of a few rugby fans to pose for snaps!
A large group of Year 8 students attended a mixed touch rugby festival this week, again to show off the six nations and triple crown trophies. Caer Elen, Bro Gwaun and Haverfordwest also attended, and we saw some fantastic skills from Milford Haven School players, who represented the school to an extremely high standard. Da iawn to all those involved.
Well done to all of the girls who played against Preseli this week, it was an early start back to fixtures and Miss Griffiths is very excited for this season.
I would also like to say a huge congratulations to Matthew Cole in Year 10 who has been selected to play for Pembrokeshire Schools Under 15 County rugby team in their first match in this year’s Dewar Shield, which takes place in Tenby tomorrow evening. Matthew has been training with the County squad throughout the summer, and has played in each of the team’s pre seasons matches where Pembrokeshire beat both Carmarthen Schools and Ceredigion Schools and lost out to a highly skilled Swansea Schools side. Pob lwc for tomorrow Matthew.
Mrs Griffiths and Mrs Latham were delighted to draw the 54 day challenge raffle at the end of last term, containing the names of an incredible 129 pupils who achieved 100% attendance for the summer term. Congratulations to Evan Rutherford for winning vouchers to Pembroke Castle and Oakwood, and Keisha Jones for the runner-up prize for Heatherton. A huge well done to all of the pupils with 100% attendance last term, and also to those who have striven to improve. We are delighted with our improvements as a school and encourage all pupils to embrace the new school year with that continued commitment towards learning. Da iawn i chi gyd!
Girls, got your period? We’ve got your back! Here at Milford Haven School we have implemented the Red Box Project, to help ensure that none of our Milford Haven School students have their education negatively affected by period poverty. The attendance office, sixth form centre, and our Heads of House office, are all locations at school that contain fully stocked ‘Red Boxes’, should you ever be in need of sanitary products.
REMINDER: Just a reminder that our instrument peripatetic lessons and wind band rehearsals have now started. Wind band is after school on a Monday and finishes at 4pm.
Our Year 7 Humanities pupils have kick started their year by investigating how magnificent Milford Haven is. Milford Haven has a fascinating and special history, contributing so much to the story of Wales and the wider world. Pupils will spend this term looking at its unique geography, vital industries, fascinating history and diverse community. Gaining a sense of pride and place is vital for our learners, and we look forward to seeing their curiosity and knowledge of our magnificent town grow.
The After School Youth Club @ MHS
Starting – 24th September 2019
Time – 1530 – 1710
Where – Breakfast Club Room (A1) And A2
Who – Open to every MHS pupil
Youth Club will run every Tuesday and is very much led by the young people who attend the club. They will choose the activities, projects and direction of the club via committee meetings held every Friday after Lesson 5. Any pupil who is interested in becoming a committee member should please speak to Jimmy (School Based Youth Worker).
All pupils are welcome to have a chat with Jimmy in the Youth Room for more information.
Don’t forget to follow our school facebook page to keep up to date with announcements, important school information, and most importantly photos of your wonderful children doing amazing things! We have a school app, WEDUC, which we also use to effectively communicate messages between school and home. At the present time we have not yet generated login codes for parents and carers of Year 7 pupils, but we are working hard to get these codes to you as soon as possible. Please rest assured though that anything we post on WEDUC also gets posted onto our Facebook page so you don’t miss any updates.
Finally, our first Family Forum of the year is set for Monday September 23rd, here at Milford Haven School, between 5.30-6.30pm. We will be discussing several important topics, including starting the new school year, our Homework Policy, Pupil Planners and home school communications. We look forward to seeing many of you there.