Congratulations Year 11 🎉
 
All staff at MHS would once again like to congratulate our  Year 11 pupils who received their GCSE Maths and English results in January. We are exceptionally proud of you and we cannot wait to see what you achieve next.  Da iawn pawb! 

Another ‘Big Picture Project’ from MHS Art Club for 2022.

This time, a very exciting project for our new ASPIRE room. The Aspire Room is a brand-new room in the school, and we were delighted to be given the opportunity to create the decoration for it. It had an amazingly large blank white wall, which is a dream for any artist. The title for the mural was ‘CYNEFIN’ which means homely, relating to your home, familiarity with your surroundings. 

The students made an impressively bold and fearless approach to the project and seemed unswathed by the scale of the work. Building and learning new skills such as the many artists techniques they needed to create the project will hold them in good stead. It has been an enjoyable project to do and the students can confidently congratulate themselves on a job well done.

 
Holocaust Memorial Day
 
77 years after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Holocaust Memorial Day 2022, staff and pupils at MHS paid their respects to the millions who lost their lives and those who still continue to suffer as a result of genocide. 
 
To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, some of our young people at MHS were fortunate enough to take part in a virtual session with Holocaust survivor Eva Clarke BME. Along with schools across the nation, our pupils listened intently as she bore witness to her story. We were extremely thankful and humble to be a part of this amazing opportunity.
Lights, Camera, Action! 🎬🎥
 
We are incredibly proud of one of our Year 10 pupils here at MHS who has been chosen as one of the 10 winners from the National INTO Film James Bond Competition that took place last term! She was chosen by Universal Studios and the Broccoli Family with her incredible letter of application for their Young Film Makers Competition, over thousands of entrants!
 
Quote from Mrs Rowley: ‘It is so wonderful that an International Competition has acknowledged the brilliant work that we see every day in MHS! We are so proud of you!
 
Quote from pupil: ‘I’m so unbelievably happy and grateful that I was awarded one of the top 10 winners of the writing competition! I still can’t believe I won something! I loved writing the letter and I’m so proud of myself for doing well! Thank you so much for choosing me as a winner, I’m so excited to get my prize! My family and I all love the James Bond films and I’m really looking forward to getting some things! Thanks again for taking the time to read my letter and of course, for liking it!
New Curriculum for Wales in September, 2022. 
 
In September 2022, schools in Wales are launching the ‘New Curriculum for Wales’. Lots of schools in Wales, including us, have been trialling new schemes of learning to ensure pupils develop their Literacy, Numeracy and digital skills; learn more about their locality in authentic, engaging and relevant lessons; and achieve the four purposes of the new curriculum. Feel free to watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCMLnc8lMxE. We would like to share our vision with you and ask if you would like to add any comments or statements as parents and members of the MHS community. We would welcome any feedback, please send your views to: admin@milfordhavenschool.co.uk
 
Milford Haven School’s vision:

Milford Haven School’s vision is to provide a curriculum to help our learning community achieve the four core purposes. Our vision is to create a curriculum that is theory and practically based, is relevant, progressive, challenging, promotes creativity and establishes a  shared sense of responsibility: to ourselves, others, our community and our surroundings. Our curriculum vision is to develop collaboration, ensuring our pupils are proud to be in their house and their school, proud to work together as a community, with a strong sense of shared purpose and value a close ‘family’ ethos.

Our vision is to create a curriculum that will motivate our pupils to be committed, excited and engaged with their learning; and to develop their personal skills, such as being independent, empathetic, supportive, resilient, dignified and honest.

Our vision is for our dedicated staff to be dynamic, progressive and ambitious in their planning; compassionate and supportive when communicating with the learning community; so we all feel confident, safe and highly valued.

MHS Music Amnesty 
 
The staff and pupils here at MHS would like to say a big diolch yn fawr  to our local community. Once again we have been blown away with your generosity. We have received multiple donations of musical instruments that have now been given a new home with one our future rock stars 🎸
 
We sill have pupils who are keen to learn a new instrument but don’t currently have access, so if you have an unused instrument at home and would like to donate it, its super simple to do. Drop it off at our main school reception, we will clean it, tune it and match it with a student that needs it. 

Then simply sit back and watch the talent grow. 

 
Year 11 reports
 
A reminder to all Parents/Carers that Year 11 reports have been issued (03.02.2022) via email and the SIMS Parent App. Could users of Hotmail/Outlook/Live please check their ‘other inbox’ or spam folders as sometimes emails from the school do not arrive in the ‘priority inbox’.
 
If you were expecting the report via email and it has not arrived please email: reports@milfordhavenschool.co.uk with your name and the name of your child. If this matches our system we will forward a copy to you.
 
 
MHS Drama Club are back 🎭 
 
The Milford Haven School Drama Club are back and the countdown is on to this year’s school production. The cast are busy rehearsing and they are so excited to announce that this year they will be performing the musical ‘Our House’ staged on 16th, 17th and 18th March 2022. Keep your eyes on our social media for updates regarding ticket sales, competitions and exciting opportunities. 

 

Senedd MHS Blog Takeover

Milford Haven School has moved 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 the Country is governed by mirroring the Senedd structure.

Senedd MHS recreates how decisions are made both locally and Nationally, allowing pupils the opportunity to experience real world pupil voice through an age appropriate platform. 

Next week, the young people that make up Senedd MHS will take over the usual format of the blog and bring you some exciting updates about the positive changes they have made for the whole school community. 

 
Please click the link below for full details of our term dates as well as the school calendar. 
 
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: https://milfordhavenschool.co.uk/letters-home/
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
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.