What a pleasure it has been to start to welcome MHS pupils back to school this week. A huge thank you to everyone involved in supporting such a positive transition for our learners to begin their return to face to face teaching.

Please remember that although this is a big step towards ‘normal life’, there are still some rules in place that are there to support the safety of our whole community. This includes the wearing of face coverings for everyone attending our school site, and also ensuring social distancing is followed – including when dropping off or collecting your children from school. For this transition back to face to face learning to be a success we must all play our part. Many of the rules in place are the same as last time school was open to pupils, with one or two new rules that are simple to follow. If in doubt please ask, we are here to help.

*Please remember that school starts at 8.40am and all pupils are asked to go straight to their form rooms. No pupils are to be on site prior to 8.20am, the gates will be locked till this time.
*Pupils will need to follow the one way system when moving around school, this has been in place for some time now but the arrow signs remain visible as reminders.
*It is now compulsory for face coverings to be worn by everyone in school, except for those who are exempt for genuine reasons.
*Remember to bring your own equipment/ stationery & enough water for the day.
*When topping up your meal account don’t forget it can take 24 hours for the credit to be available.
*All learners attending school site, including those attending the Hub provision, are to please wear uniform. If you are having difficulty sourcing uniform items needed please contact your child’s Heads of House so we can make sure you are signposted to all support available.


A huge shout out to Ms Sizer, who has lovingly made special heart tokens for all of the Year 7 pupils in her House (Dragon).
They were given out to pupils Monday, along with a special message to remind our youngest learners that this was a very big and exciting week and so no doubt a rollercoaster of emotions. The specially made heart stones could be discretely kept in uniform pockets, and were to serve as a reminder of how strong the pupils are- but also that if they were feeling anxious or upset staff were on hand to offer any support they can.
Thank you Ms Sizer, it really is the little things that sometimes matter the most.
A message from Ms Reynolds:
We fully recognise the importance of looking after our emotional health and well-being. That is why, our pupils are being offered the opportunity to leave early on a Friday afternoon to pursue their own hobbies and interests, or to stay and participate in one of the activities we have on offer at school. Most activities start at 1:45pm and finish at 3.00pm.
The closing date for signing up for the next term of ‘Wellbeing Friday Sessions’ is the 24th March 2021, this is because we need time to process requests and inform parents whether their child has received a place for the clubs starting back after the Easter break.
Link to PDF document, which lists all of the Wellbeing Friday sessions available: https://app.weduc.co.uk/…/838d9f195077502bdbb20e2a36348…

Milford Community Action (MCA)- week 9 project update

This week is our final week of distributing meal packs to the Milford Haven Community, via the MCA project. Although this very special project has come to an end, we will continue as always to explore and deliver as many avenues of support we can possibly offer.
Looking back over the past 3 months we are overwhelmed and so proud of how much has been achieved, all made possible by the community coming together to support local residents during these unprecedented and tough times. This project has been a pleasure to work on, and we are so glad to have made such a positive impact in our own town during this period of challenges.
Today we have given out:
*80 meal packs
*80 breakfast packs
*15 numeracy games
*15 family games
*80 voucher books for the local farm shop
*80 Information leaflet packs
*20 stationery kits
*20 sets of polo shirts/ school uniform
*20 water bottles
*20 school uniform jumpers
We have so many people to thank, starting with Jeff from Glyn Edwards Office Equipment Ltd who has generously printed the farm vouchers for us this week and donated them to the project. Thank you so much for your kindness.
Also a big thanks to Chris, Kate, Emma, Oscar, Claire and all the staff at Tesco Milford Haven who have supported us with our Supermarket Sweep style shop every week for the past few months.
Thanks again to our usual helpers, Chris and Jen, Mary, the officers at Milford Police Station, Mr Franklin, Miss Planner, and Mrs Latham who have every week worked tirelessly to pack and distribute a huge amount of resources- and did it all with a smile on their face!
A final thanks to our community, your support has been the magic ingredient that made this project the success it has been.
The Welsh Government are offering pupils in Years 10, 11, 12 & 13 the opportunity of LFT (Lateral Flow Testing) home testing. Although this is voluntary, we ask for your support in encouraging your child to test in order to help protect our school community.
More information on testing can be found by watching this short instructional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9XR8RZxKNo…
We have also shared an information letter that details the privacy notice on how your data will be used, and also general information on the testing process.
Testing kits will be given out next week to those pupils in Years 10, 11 and 13 who have completed the consent form. Please can you ensure that the consent form is completed as soon as possible should you wish your child to take part in the Lateral Flow Testing. Click here for the consent form: https://forms.gle/tFds2JRS54EpXUCr5
The form has also been sent to your child’s Gmail address, and if they are 16 years or over they can complete this themselves.
We have issued a letter regarding the Lateral Flow Testing process, this letter can be found on our school website & school app WEDUC, here is the direct link to the letter: https://milfordhavenschool.co.uk/…/Letter-to-parents…

It has come to our attention that some pupils are wearing a single layer scarf as a face covering. Single layer face coverings do not follow the WG guidance, which states that:

Face coverings should be high quality three layered as set out by the World Health Organisation, but do not need to be medical-grade face masks. Face coverings or visors are not PPE and would not prevent an individual being identified as a close contact by TTP.
All pupils have been issued two masks that have been provided by the LA for wearing in school, and therefore we would kindly ask for your support in ensuring that your son/daughter is responsible in doing their part to protect themselves, others in our school and also the wider community. To clarify, pupils are expected to wear either the school issued masks or if they choose to source their own alternative this must be three layers to comply with the standards set by Welsh Government. Thank you for your continued cooperation and support in assisting us to protect our school community.
Young person’s mental health toolkit from HWB.
Below is a link to the young person’s mental health toolkit from HWB, designed for 11 to 25-year-olds. Here you will find six playlists to direct you to a wide range of online resources to help you through the lockdown and beyond. In each of the playlists you’ll find self-help websites, apps, helplines, and more that are here to support your mental health and well-being.
Please remember: if you’re finding it difficult to cope, make sure you speak to someone you trust. Who this might be is different for everyone, but it might include family members or carers, a teacher, a helpline, or a doctor. How you feel is important and lots of people are here to help if you need them.

All parents and carers in all year groups have been issued login codes for our school app WEDUC, this is one of the easiest ways to keep in touch with us and stay up to date with school life.
Please contact us if you need any support getting started with the app, or have any trouble logging in, so we can help you get connected.