We have now had two whole weeks of face to face learning, and what an amazing two weeks they have been. A huge da iawn and diolch to all of our young people who are having such a positive attitude to the transition back in school, and also those making every effort to comply with the rules in place to protect our whole community. 
Please remember that although we are moving towards a return to ‘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.
*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.
*Hand sanitising stations are located all around the school and pupils are requested to wash their hands regularly throughout the day.
*It is now compulsory for face coverings to be worn by everyone in school, except for those who are exempt for genuine reasons.
*Pupils must stick to their designated zones at break times, this is essential to support the safety of not just those in school but also our wider community.
*Remember to bring your own equipment/ stationery & enough water for the day.
*When topping up your meal account online don’t forget it can take 24 hours for the credit to be available.
*Hoodies are not a part of our school uniform and should not be worn to school.
*All learners attending school site are to wear uniform. If you are having difficulty sourcing uniform items needed please contact your child’s Head of House so we can make sure you are signposted to all support available. 
Thank you for your ongoing support, we appreciate all of the efforts being made at home to help facilitate a positive transition back to school for your children. 
A huge congratulations to all pupils who have been issued attendance badges this week. Please continue to work hard to maintain attendance above 95%, as every day of learning counts. Being absent for just two school days a month means that a child misses out on roughly 10% of the school year, that’s equivalent to 10 hours of lost lessons a month!

Pupil Voice here at Milford Haven School is changing, and we are very excited to be introducing such a unique and innovative system to allow more opportunities for our pupils to be actively involved in school life.

Milford Haven School is moving away from the traditional structure of various school councils, and have instead developed the unique ‘Senedd MHS’. One of the many benefits of our new system is that is helps to educate our young people on how Country is governed by mirroring the Senedd structure.

Senedd MHS recreates how decisions are made both locally and Nationally that affect our communities, allowing pupils the opportunity to experience real world pupil voice through an age appropriate platform. We feel it is our moral duty to help create ethically and politically well informed citizens, and we want our young people to feel empowered to express themselves appropriately and also for them to be involved in positively instigating change to help our communities thrive. 

We are currently recruiting for members of our Senedd team and also designing a dedicated page on our website to further promote Pupil Voice. We very much look forward to updating you over the coming weeks on how our Senedd MHS develops. 

Click here to learn more about votes at 16 in Wales: https://senedd.wales/visit/education-and-youth-engagement/vote-16/

The fantastic and local company St Brides Bay are again providing the leavers hoodies for us this year. The website is linked below, and they are happy to take orders via email, phone or facebook message.
01646 696904 | info@stbridesbay.com
If you would like to place an order all St Brides need from you is what size you’d like, what colour hoodie you’d like,what nickname you’d like on the back, and finally payment. Adult sizes are £24.00 each, and Children’s sizes are £20.00 each. They are also able to post them out to people if you need to, this is an extra £4.00 for post and packaging.
Here is the link to their online catalogue which has all the colours listed –Adults Colours – https://www.fullcollection.com/catalogue/products/JH001
Children Colours – https://www.fullcollection.com/catalogue/products/JH001B(Please note that the adult sizes are available in a greater range of colours). Happy Shopping!
We are pleased to say that Milford Haven School will be entering the upcoming Milford Youth Matters Charity Golf Tournament, and we will be supporting the day as a ⭐Partner Sponsor⭐
We have a growing number of pupils at MHS who are pursuing golf as a hobby, and we seek to encourage and promote the passions of our young people whatever they may be. MYM are very active in our community, and we look forward to many more positive collaborations in the future to benefit the youth of Milford Haven.
We are currently in the process of selecting our team, and look forward to announcing over the coming weeks the four MHS pupils that will be representing MHS at this event, and hopefully being crowned winners!

Being ready to learn is about so much more than just being on time to your classes, wearing correct uniform and having the required stationery. In order for our young people to be truly ready to learn they need to be equipped with a positive attitude, be respectful of others in the classroom, and take responsibility for positively engaging in their own education. 

Thank you to all of our families that support us in setting high expectations for our young people, encouraging your children to give their best and reach their full potential during their time at MHS.

Important reminder for pupils in Years 7-10…

If you have been provided with a school Chromebook during lockdown to support your home learning please can this be returned to school this week, along with the charger that you were provided. Please hand all devices into our main school reception, not to your form tutor or class teacher.

Years 11 and 13 do not need to return their devices at this time, but we will let you know when they do need to be brought back to school.
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: https://bit.ly/2P1hJKZ

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.