A huge and heartfelt thank you to all staff, pupils and families within our MHS school community. Your continued efforts and support have generated a positive start for our young people to this new academic year, and we very much look forward to the opportunities this fresh term brings. 

ASPIRE suite launch
Today was a very special day at MHS, marking the official launch of our new ASPIRE suite. This fantastic space was previously our Sixth Form centre, but after a lot of hard work and a complete redesign we are proud to now have a dedicated space to support independent study for MHS learners. We have now equipped the ASPIRE space with high spec technology, to support the delivery of unique sessions that enrich opportunities for learning and promote aspiration of achievement.
A huge thank you to the Year 8 learners who have been so closely involved in developing this new space. Photographed is the majority of the student working group that started this project back in Year 7 and have followed the process through from start to finish, they have contributed to every element of the final product-from budgeting and costing up items to using CAD to create virtual mock ups of the new space. A special thank you to Mr Owen and Mr Wheeler, who have pioneered this project- without all of your hard work and support this simply would not have been possible. 

ASPIRE will be open for independent learning during both breaks, as well as after school until 4.20pm on a Mon-Thurs. There will be a Learning Coach on hand to help with areas of study if needed, and a bus which goes though Milford as far as Dale is available at the end of the session to get you home. The ASPIRE Suite must be used with respect to support both your independent learning and that of others. Please come equipped with work to do, topics to revise, chromebooks etc. 

We look forward to sharing more updates with you all and showcasing the many creative and engaging ways that this space will be used going forward. Diolch
Year 10 ⚽️ v Ysgol Bryngwyn – 4/10/21 – 1st round of the Welsh Cup.
An excellent all round team performance from our Year 10 boys in the 1st round of the Welsh Cup winning 12-0!
Goals scored:
Mason Dolling ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️
Ashley Watkins ⚽️⚽️⚽️
Bobby Jenkins ⚽️⚽️⚽️
Cian Davenport ⚽️
Lennon Howlett ⚽️
Players player – Mason Dolling
Coaches player – Ashley Watkins
This of course means that MHS are through to round 2! The attitude and behaviour of the boys has been outstanding throughout, and they thoroughly deserved their win. A very proud Mr Edwards and the whole of #TeamMHS
Da iawn BLWYDDYN 10!
This week we received a large delivery of chromebooks, ready to roll out the final phase of ‘Chromebooks for All’ here at MHS. Our team is now hard at work prepping the devices to go out to pupils in Years 7 & 8, keep your eyes peeled for further updates and information on how to sign up over the coming weeks.
Please note that the scheduled date of the MHS Open Evening for this academic year has been changed. Details below…
Original date for Open Evening: Thursday October 21st 2021
New date for Open Evening: Thursday January 20th 2022
We are very excited to be hosting our MHS Trailathlon again this year for Year 7 pupils! For those of you who are unfamiliar with this event, please see photos below for a snapshot of the Trailathlon and what it involves.
We have currently have ten space available, if your child would like to take part please return your completed forms and payment by Tuesday 12th October to Miss Baker or our main reception.
COVID19 guidance update from Welsh Government
Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education and Welsh Language has this week said, “I am amending our advice and guidance to learners in secondary schools and colleges who are under 18 and have a household member who has tested positive for COVID-19.
It will be recommended that in addition to PCR tests on Day 2 and Day 8 they should undertake daily lateral flow every day for seven days. This should start on the day a household contact is confirmed positive from a lateral flow or PCR test result.
Where appropriate we want to reduce the testing of children without symptoms but due to the increase in prevalence and the concerns expressed about household contacts it is vital that we do all we can to keep children in school.”
Full details of the most up to date guidance from Welsh Government can be found via the link below. Diolch
Please click the link below for full details of our term dates as well as the school calendar. 
Chromebooks for All
Thank you to all parents/carers of pupils in years 9, 10 and 11 that have registered for the Chromebooks For All scheme. It is great to see so many pupils collecting their Chromebooks and already actively using them in class and at home to aid their studies.
A reminder to those who have still not taken advantage of this scheme to register a Chromebook for their child(ren) as soon as possible so we can get the equipment out to our young people to be utilised both in school and at home to support learning. To register – please check your email for a message from Pay360 with instructions. If you cannot find this email in your inbox, it may have slipped into your junk/spam folder. If you have any issues you should contact chromebookhelp@milfordhavenschool.co.uk for support.
The roll out for years 7 and 8 will begin during our next phase of distribution. We will be in contact with parents/carers of pupils in these year groups when this begins.
Royal Band of the Welsh Guards visit
Some of our year 7 classes had the opportunity to attend a concert with the Royal Band of the Welsh Guards wind quintet this week. All those involved really enjoyed it, and we would like to thank our special visitors for hosting such a fantastic performance especially for MHS.
Workshops were held throughout the morning for school ensembles, lots more pictures and videos to follow.
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.