It is with great pride that we announce Milford Haven School has achieved the ‘Investors in Families Lockdown Award’. This prestigious award is given to schools that have provided an exceptionally high level of support to children and families throughout the ‘lockdown’ periods. The aim of the award is to celebrate and acknowledge the dedication, support, guidance, care and nurture that staff at MHS have provided during the pandemic.
A huge thanks to all those who have been involved in achieving this award, it is testament to the continued hard work of staff through what has without doubt been one of the most challenging times any of us have experienced. This pandemic has tested us in so many ways, and yet we have pulled together and cared for our school community in such a way that we will forever look back on this period with pride.
A special thanks to Mr Richards-Downes, Director for Education, who joined us today to celebrate this special award and reflect with us on the many ways that our school staff have gone above and beyond expectations in the past year- and what an honour it is to have a team so dedicated to not just our young people but also the wider community.
Having postponed our annual Senior Certificate Evening in December, we are delighted that the event has now taken place virtually. Whilst we would have loved to welcome back all past pupils to receive their certificates, we are only able to invite in our prize winners who were filmed for a virtual evening in advance. The event launched on our website at 6.30pm on 1st July for you all to join the celebrations.
Here is a quick link to the relevant website page for those of you yet to take a look: 
Please see below an important letter RE the new SIMS school app. 
On Armed Forces Day 2021 (25.6.21), we were fortunate enough to be visited by Staff Sergeant Jonathan Fawcett- a past pupil of MHS currently serving in the Armed Forces.
Pupils from across all year groups were invited to Q&A sessions, during which Staff Sergeant Fawcett explained about life in the armed forces, shared details on previous deployments and also general information on how to explore and prepare for a career in the forces.
Staff Sergeant Fawcett was incredibly impressed with the astute questions he was asked by our pupils, and he very much enjoyed revisiting some of his old classrooms and meeting some past teachers who supported him whilst he was a pupil here. The highlight of the day for him was possibly a trip down memory lane snacking on pizza toast from the canteen!
It was an absolute pleasure to welcome back a former MHS pupil of whom we are so very proud, and we would like to sincerely thank him for taking the time to engage with so many of our pupils on Armed Forces Day. 
All Year 8 pupils have had the fantastic opportunity of completing a unique numeracy task today, which involved working with the rebound construction company Morgan Sindall. Pupils were asked to complete a specially designed ‘Business Challenge’, where they were invited to tender and put together their bid to design a primary school and hopefully win the contract.
Working with a budget of £8,000,000, the pupils worked in teams, deciding on roles and responsibilities and put together their best presentation for the client. All aspects of the challenge reflected the processes of how construction companies win the bids to design a school and the pupils saw an invaluable insight to the different jobs and roles construction companies have, in addition to the actual building element.
A huge thank you to all the pupils involved, their innovative and creative ideas were outstanding. Another thank you to Michael Little from Morgan Sindell who will be going over all the designs to provide feedback and decide who will win the bid. Da iawn blwyddyn 8, and may the best team win!
A reminder that copies of all the letters we have issued this academic year can be found on the ‘Letters Home’ page of our school website. It is advisable to check this page on a regular basis to ensure that you stay up to date with school information. Link to ‘Letters Home’ website page:
Proud to be on this list.
Please take a minute to find out where the defibrillators are based across our town. According to the BHF, if a defibrillator is used within the first minute of a cardiac arrest the survival rate can be as high as 90%. ❤️

We just received this lovely message from the Welsh Blood Service, a huge thank you to our whole school community for your continued support:
Just wanted to say thanks again to all at Milford Haven school for helping to raise awareness in your community for the recent blood donation clinics in May and June. Once again there was an excellent response with nearly 180 donations made along with 14 new donors, which is amazing! Your support makes a difference and is very much appreciated.

Please see below a reminder of some of the additional Enrichment opportunities currently available to pupils of MHS.

GCSE POD is a fantastic resource which Milford Haven School continues to promote amongst learners and their parents/carers.

GCSE POD holds a wealth of support for a range of subjects, with some content specific for KS3 as well as KS4. Learners are encouraged to use their MHS Google log-in to access the site and start exploring the site which could prove extremely beneficial for our KS4 learners.
Please look at the following parent site tour where you can see what is on offer:

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.
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. 
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