Blog 3.7.20

Thank you to all of our dedicated staff, wonderful pupils and supportive families who have all contributed to a positive first week back at MHS. We know that some of you are still waiting to have your first session with us, so here is some feedback from pupils who attended this week to let you know how they found returning to school.

* ‘I felt quite excited about returning to school, and we had an extended break. It was exciting to see some of my friends.’

* ‘I was very excited to come back, but nervous at the same time’

* ‘I thought it was going to be rubbish, but I REALLY enjoyed it. Am glad to be back now.’

* ‘I was very happy at being back in school, and really enjoyed my first day’

* ‘After the first day it was nice getting back to some sort of normality after so much time away from school.’

* ‘We did the Eisteddfod keepy uppy challenge today and I loved it!!!

A big warm welcome back to you all 🤗

Gepostet von Milford Haven School am Montag, 29. Juni 2020

We have also had alot of feedback from parents and carers on how they have found the first week back in school. Here are just some of the messages we received from families who sent their children into school this week for their first session back at MHS:

*’Hi, from a parent point of view, seeing staff in their hiviz and positioned at various locations for the start of the morning session yesterday, and seeing how well organised the first day back was, and how calm everyone appeared, has really highlighted what has been put in place for our children. Thank you all members of Team MHS’.

*’Holly had a great time back this morning,thank you to all the staff for all their hard work’.

*’Thank you thank you thank you! Sammy came out smiling and laughing…. and tired! Yes!’.

*’Rhys enjoyed this afternoons session thank you for all the hard work that has been done to get them back safely x’

MHS virtual Eisteddfod update from Mr Knox 3.7.20:

Y diwrnod olaf- The final day!! Watch the video to see how your house got on. Lots of ‘fideos bendigedig’ for you to enjoy from pupils and staff. Dewr/Daring house have been in the lead all week, but the other houses have had a really strong ‘dydd Gwener’. It’s going to be close! Da iawn pawb for all of your hard work, the standard and number of entries this year was exceptional. 

Diolch yn fawr to Mr Knox for organising such a fantastic event that has brought the whole school together. 

If you are a pupil in Year 6 about to join our MHS family, log into “spongy elephant” (link below) for virtual transition resources supporting your move into secondary school. ⚓️

https://www.spongyelephant.com/MHS/

 

Please note that today was the last call for Year 6 pupils to let us know if they wanted to be included in the upcoming transition days being planned.  Please be aware that if you did not respond to the form shared by the set deadline of 1pm Friday July 3rd, after this time we will not be able to add you to our planned activities.

Finally, if you did complete the form to let us know that your child will be taking part in the upcoming transition days further information RE drop offs, pick ups, lunches, what to wear, bubbles etc will be shared with you during the week commencing July 13th. Diolch yn fawr.

Our new Twitter account is up and running, another great way for you to connect with us here at MHS!

Please see below a reminder of the details of the Pupil Development Grant: Access PLUS from PCC. We have shared this information before, but please feel free to pass on to anyone that you think may benefit. Diolch

Pembrokeshire Pupil Development Grant Access Plus is a Pembrokeshire County Council Scheme to help parents in difficult circumstances with school uniforms.

From April 2019, Pembrokeshire County Council will offer a grant of up to £125 per statutory school age pupil for:

*school uniform including coats and shoes
*school sports kit including footwear
*uniform for enrichment activities, including but not limited to, scouts, guides, cadets, martial arts, sports, performing arts or dance Equipment e.g. school bags and stationery
*Specialist equipment where new curriculum activities begin such as design and technology
*Equipment for out of school hour’s trips such as outdoor learning e.g. waterproofs

This is not an exhaustive list, and there is some discretion about what could be funded but it must be something that will support the achievement of the child. Decisions on applications will be made by the Pupil Support Officer for your school. Examples of difficult circumstances may include:

*Families experiencing moving over to Universal Credit and experiencing significant delays in receiving benefit payments
*Loss of possessions due to an event beyond your control such as fire or flood.
*A child who has to move schools at short notice at the advice of the Local Authority.

You can request an application form by ringing PCC on 01437 764551.