Headteacher’s blog 01.03.2024

Shwmae, and welcome back to the Headteacher’s Blog. As always, our pupils have given us many reasons to celebrate their efforts and achievements. Please read on to join us in celebrating our fantastic pupils. 

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus oddi wrth ddisgyblion a staff yr MHS

Celebrating last week's

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Featured News...

Uniform Survey – Arolwg Gwisg
Parents/Carers please use the link below to access a short survey about the Milford Haven School Uniform. This is your chance to have your say and share your views with us. Please complete by Wednesday 6th March.
Super Shapes – Siapiau Gwych
Join us on 5th March from 4pm – 5pm for our Super Shapes workshop.
We will be looking at area and perimeter and looking at key formulas.
Free School Meals – Cinio Ysgol Am Ddim
Are you entitled to free school meals? Do you know how to apply? Do you know what you can get for your allowance? See the video below for more information 🍕🍔⬇️
Article 24: I have the right to good quality healthcare, clean water & good food.
Equipment reminder – Nodyn Atgoffa Offer
Here is a reminder of everything pupils need to bring to school everyday to ensure they are READY to learn and become Ambitious & Capable Learners.
Article 28: I have the right to an education
World Book Day 📚
On Thursday 7th March we are inviting pupils and staff to dress as a character from their favourite book. There will be prizes for the best dressed from each House.
If you want to be more sustainable in your costume choice then you could borrow one, purchase a pre-loved one or even make your own!
SEREN Science Event
A group of year 11 students were very lucky last week to receive a visit from Dr Saran Davies from Oxford University who helped them to develop techniques to answer exam questions, relate theory to real life research; and gave her experiences about university, careers in research and beyond!
We are incredibly proud of all who attended as Saran was very impressed, saying that students gave some of the most thoughtful input across all of the schools she had visited. Da iawn pawb!
Unicef Article 17 – Access to Information
Unicef Article 28 – Access to Education
International Women’s Day 2024
One week today is International Women’s Day 2024 and MHS are running their annual ‘Who Inspires Me’ campaign where pupils get to share with the world the women who inspire them.
Pupils can click the following link to tell us all about the fantastic women in their life and how they inspire them:
Year 7 & 8 Disco 🪩
We will be hosting a Year 7 & 8 reward disco which has been created and organised by the Year 11 sevens Rugby Squad and Mr Butland to raise funds for the Rosslyn Park event coming up.
All information is outlined on the attached poster advertising the event. There is a clear criteria which has been set for pupils to adhere to if they wish to attend the disco;
– No days in IER
– No exclusion days
– No truancy logs
– Only -4 negatives
All of the above criteria will be monitored from (Thursday 29th February – Thursday 7th March).
You can purchase tickets via ScoPay which will be sent out and released to parents/guardians on Monday 4th March and ticket sales will close on Wednesday 6th March. Unfortunately, we cannot except cash.
This event is to reward those Year 7 & 8 pupils whilst our Year 11 Boys work tirelessly hard to raise funds for a prestigious event. Any questions about the event please get in touch. #TeamMHS

Aspire to Achieve

The 4 Purposes
This new section of the blog is to celebrate pupils that have done something that helps them towards achieving the 4 purposes that underpin the Welsh Curriculum. For more information on the Welsh Curriculum and the 4 Purposes click here
Well done to year 9 pupil Molly B who played her first senior ladies hockey match for Milford Haven Ladies team! Following in her big sister’s footsteps! Well done and good luck for future matches!

Da iawn to Lucas who boxed his way to 2nd place this weekend in the Welsh Novice Semi-Finals.

These incredible students recently took part in the Swim Wales West Wales Swimming Championships in Swansea, swimming for Milford Haven Tigers swimming club.
They had all qualified for the for the event by swimming qualifying times in previous galas and there were lots of personal bests and medals won over the course of the weekends racing.
On Wednesday 31st January 2024, a few of our high achieving maths pupils took part in the UKMT Intermediate maths challenge, and we have recently received a fantastic set of results.
Special mentions to the following award winners. Bronze: Aidan, Luke, Zach, Theo, Herbie, Max, Aran and Jack. Silver: Connor. Gold: Ewan
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Sports News

🏆🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 MHS Year 10 Boys WELSH CUP Football Last 16 Result 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏆
Recently this month our Year 10 Boys football team continued their Welsh Cup journey after qualifying through to the National Rounds. The team played their ‘last 16’ match, which we won 3-0 thanks to a superb all round team performance from 1-15! The goals came from an Ollie Mayhew hat-trick!
The whole squad played their part in the victory, and it was pleasing to see everything we had worked on in training to the lead up to the fixture was performed so well during the match. 👏
Mr Butland would like to thank all players for their commitment & attitude shown in training and looks forward to playing the next round, which is the Quarter-Finals v Plasmawr School (Away) on Monday 4th March. 🙏
⭐️ Thank you to Gelliswick School for use of the 3G surface.
⭐️ Thank you to Hakin United Football Club for the use of the changing rooms
⭐️ Thank you to Evans Coaches for the transport.
⭐️ Thank you to Ogi for our kit Sponsor.
⭐️ Thank you to the parents for watching & supporting the fixture.
A massive well done from everyone in school! #TeamMHS! 🔵🟡


Latest news on extra-curricular and well being activities

Please use the link below to access the new E5 Enrichment booklet:

Wellbeing Friday’s
Please use the link below to access our current Wellbeing Friday schedule for the autumn term:

Cluster Band
The new Milford Haven Cluster band is rehearsing in Steynton Hall from 1.30 – 3.00pm on a Friday afternoon. This band is an exciting new opportunity for pupils throughout the Milford Haven Cluster to perform with others. If you would like to take part, please speak to Mr. Sanders-Swales or Mrs. Jenkins in the music department.


Drama Club
Join Drama Club and take part in our annual school production.

Creative Classwork

Some wonderful work produced at MHS
Welsh Phrase of the Week

Cymraeg Yr Wythnos

‘Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus

 ‘Happy St David’s Day’


Article of the Week

Minority, Culture, Language & Religion
Children have the right to use their own language, culture and religion – even if these are not shared by most people in the country where they live.

Dates for your Diary

Please note that these are subject to change.


Uniform Shop – Siop wisg
If you have any MHS uniform at home that your child has grown out of please consider donating it to the MHS pre-loved uniform shop. We have an on-site uniform shop that pupils and parents can access anytime they need for jumpers, t-shirts, trousers, coats and more. Any donations are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at reception. We are needing some larger size sweatshirts and t-shirts.
Important Announcement – Cyhoeddiad Pwysig
An important reminder that Milford Haven School is a nut free school.
We have several pupils with nut allergies and more who have joined us this September.
Please remember not to bring nuts into school. This includes all nut types and all products containing nut based spreads such as Nutella and Peanut Butter.
If you are unsure if something contains nuts please check all packaging for allergy information.

Important Information

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.