Headteacher’s blog 02.02.24

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. 

Celebrating last week's

Classchart Champions

Featured News...

School production – Cynhyrchiad ysgol
Are you ready for your happily ever after?
The MHS Drama Club are excited to announce that their adaptation of Disney’s Cinderella is coming to the Steynton Hall NEXT WEEK!
 
For 3 magical nights our talented pupils will perform the classic love story featuring the Princess Cinderella, Prince Charming and a few new characters. Join us as they bring this story to life with and MHS twist.
February 6th, 7th and 8th. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 6.30pm. Refreshments will be available including popcorn, sweets and milkshakes.
 
Purchase your tickets now by clicking the link below:
 
*Please note that photos and videos will be taken at this event and used for PR and marketing purposes. If you do not wish for your photo to be taken and used in this way please seek out a member of staff upon your arrival.
Proud School – Ysgol Falch
In 2022/2023 pupils of Milford Haven School took part in a writing project inspired by visits to Milford Haven Museum.
A wonderful book was published about the history of their town and area and in July they took part in a book launch at Tŷ Hotels.
Please click the link below to watch our pupils take part in this book launch and read the paragraphs they wrote.
We are immensely proud of each and every one of them.
The book is available in all local Libraries as well as the school Library for pupils to read.
 
 
Pancake and Valentine’s Day Mashup 🥞 ❤️
The MHS Events Committee are selling lots of yummy treats to raise money for future pupil events.
Don’t forget to bring money to school on Monday 5th February so you can purchase pancakes and sweets during break.
Please see the poster below for more information.
 
 
 
 
Proud School – Ysgol Falch
Congratulations to these pupils who made it to the final 18 of Dyfed hockey!
U17’s team
Nia L, Evie T and Ella M (Year 11’s)
U15’s team
Chloe B and Gemma S (Year 10’s)
Annabelle G, Olivia D and Millie L (Year 8’s)
Amazing achievement by all!
Please keep the PE department updated with any sporting achievements going on!
Proud School – Ysgol Falch
A massive congratulations to two of our Year 11 pupils; Leo & Corey who made their debuts last night for Scarlets West Under 16’s at Parc Y Scarlets.
A special occasion for both pupils and we as a PE Department & Milford Haven School are extremely proud of their success.
Da iawn boys, keep it up!!

AOLE Highlights

This week's highlights from our AOLE departments.
World Book Day 📚
We are excited to launch our World Book Day Fancy Dress Competition.
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.
We are giving you plenty of notice to get those costumes ready.
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!
This weeks...

Sports News

 MHS year 9 netball tournament Monday 29th January.
Players player– Daisy Kerrison
Coaches player– Ffion Williams
The year 9 girls had a brilliant day at the netball tournament on Monday.
The girls all played extremely well, continuing to smile, enjoy the game and staying in high spirits.
The girls showed fantastic comradery and team spirit throughout, all of them tried 100% in every area on the court.
 
There was some progressive centre play, creating space and structure to the team from Ffion Williams and Daisy Kerrison. Ella Jenkins and Hallie Rickard demonstrating their dynamic and versatile skills on the court, with successful defending strategies. All the girls battled until the very end, improving their marking, defensive tactics and structure within the second and third game.
 
The opposition from Caer Elen, Fishguard, YHT and Haverfordwest High were very strong on the attack, but MHS showed resilience and teamwork, with Seren Prettyman, Lola Okell and Honey Thomas making some excellent counter attacks and structure to the game.

⚽️🏉 Sports Fixtures 🆚 Ysgol CaerElen 🏉⚽️
🌧️ MONDAY 29th JANUARY 🌧️
On Monday evening we hosted 4 fixtures against Ysgol CaerElen and we have reports of the matches in the following order;
🏉 Year 7 Boys Rugby
⚽️ Year 7/8 Girls Football
🏉 Year 9 Boys Rugby
⚽️ Year 10/11 Girls Football
Everyone represented the school exceptionally well and all pupils should be proud of their efforts! A massive well done for playing in awful conditions from the PE department and whole schoolplease keep it up, we are proud of you all! 💪👏 #TEAMMHS 🔵🟡

🏉 YEAR 7 BOYS RUGBY 🏉
The year 7 boys played some excellent rugby and displayed fantastic handling skills despite challenging weather conditions, against a hardworking Caer Elen team. The first half started with a range of quick tries from Dylan W and Yori W, showing excellent footwork and power to break through the defence and score fantastic individual tries. However, Caer Elen came back into the game with some brave turnovers and powerful carries. The Milford defence was tested and the boys put in a fantastic shift to keep them from scoring.
The second half was followed with a continued effort and teamwork from the Milford boys they regrouped and continued scoring tries from a range of different areas of the pitch. With two held up tries in the second half the boys weren’t discouraged and continued attacking threat and good rucking and handling skills allowed Ethan H and Iestyn to score brilliant team tries. Solid defence and accuracy in attack secured a fantastic victory of 45-0 to Milford. Da iawn bechgyn!
🌟 Coaches Player – Dylan W 🌟
🌟 Players Player – Yori W 🌟

⚽️ YEAR 7/8 GIRLS FOOTBALL ⚽️
The girls dominated the game from the start, creating lots of space and skill to get shots on goal, they defended well and kept possession most of the game. They scored 2 goals early on in the game and had great positivity throughout. Unfortunately, in the last 5 minutes of the game we only played with 10 girls and they took full advantage and managed to equalise the score, finishing the game 2-2. Excellent football played and we can’t wait to see your next game. Thanks to Mr Owen who supported the girls.
Goals scored: Evie M ⚽️ Sienna S ⚽️
🌟 Players player – Evie M 🌟
🌟 Coaches player – Macy B 🌟

🏉 YEAR 9 BOYS RUGBY 🏉
The year 9 rugby team battled through the rain and managed to beat a strong Caer Elen side 35-15. Milford managed to put some nice phases together scoring some lovely tries out-wide. Despite the cold and wet weather, the Milford boys didn’t complain and put in a strong performance which will give them confidence going into their next game! 🏉 A massive thank you to year 11 Dylan McGuire giving up his time and for coaching the boys exceptionally well in the pouring rain, thank you Dylan!! 👏
The boys will now look forward to playing Ysgol Bro Gwaun in another friendly! 💪
🌟 Players player – Bobby P 🌟
🌟 Coaches player – Jayden 🌟

⚽️ YEAR 10/11 GIRLS FOOTBALL ⚽️
Yr 10/11 Football vs YCE Girls played amazing despite the weather conditions. They had good control over the ball, just couldn’t get the shots on goal. Unfortunately, during the final few minutes of the game YCE managed to pull off a goal to secure the win for them.
All girls that played should be incredibly proud, especially as they only had 5 players in the correct age category and due to last minute pull outs two year 9’s and four year 8’s stepped up and helped the girls out! Gwaith Da!
🌟 Coaches player – Darcey P 🌟

Extra-Curricular

Latest news on extra-curricular and well being activities

Enrichment
Please use the link below to access the new E5 Enrichment booklet:
https://milfordhavenschool.co.uk/…/E5-enrichment…

Wellbeing Friday’s
Please use the link below to access our current Wellbeing Friday schedule for the autumn term:
https://milfordhavenschool.co.uk/wellbeingfridays/

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

‘Ble mae’r llyfrgell?

 ‘Where is the library?’

UNICEF RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

Article of the Week

Sharing Thoughts Freely
Children have the right to share freely with others what they learn, think and feel, by talking, drawing, writing or in any other way unless it harms other people.

Dates for your Diary

Please note that these are subject to change.

Announcements

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.