Headteacher’s blog 03.03.2023

Shwmae, welcome back to school and welcome back to this week’s blog. I hope you had an enjoyable and restful half term. 

Celebrating last week's

Classchart Champions

World Book Day 2023
Pupils and staff have had a wonderful day celebrating WBD 2023. Everyone has made a huge effort to dress up as their favourite story book character and we had some wonderful entries for the classroom door competition. Today is all about spreading the joy of storytelling and to inspire a love of reading for enjoyment. Keep an eye out for MHS Literacy Projects that help to encourage reading for enjoyment such as Bags of Books that’s due to return in April and don’t forget to download your WBD tokens for your free book.

“There is more treasure in books than all the Pirate look on Treasure Island” – Walt Disney”

Proud – Balch
We couldn’t be prouder of our very own Riley and the amazing work he is doing as one of the BBC Young Journalist winners. We can’t wait to see the end results of the project you are working on. 

Sporting success – Llwyddiant chwaraeon

⚽️ Year 8 Football Festival @ Ysgol CaerElen ⚽️
Prior to Half Term on Monday 13th February our Year 8 Boys Football Team played in a Pembrokeshire Schools Festival. It was great to give pupils the opportunity to represent the school in the sport they enjoy. We played 5 matches, resulting in us finishing runners-up on the day which is a fantastic achievement.
Game 1️⃣ v Ysgol Castle won 5-0
©️ Captain – Taio
🔥 Goal Scorers – Rossi ⚽️⚽️, Jayden ⚽️⚽️, Dillon ⚽️
⭐️ Players Players – Jayden & Taio ⭐️
⭐️ Coaches Players – Austin & Dillon ⭐️
Game 2️⃣ v Ysgol Preseli drew 0-0
©️ Captain – Elwood
⭐️ Players Players – Iestyn J & Harry ⭐️
⭐️ Coaches Players – Rossi & Isaac ⭐️
Game 3️⃣ v Ysgol Harri Tudur won 3-0
©️ Captain – Jenson
🔥 Goal Scorers – Jayden ⚽️⚽️, Rio ⚽️
⭐️ Players Players – Rory & Riley ⭐️
⭐️ Coaches Players – Dion & Ethan ⭐️
Game 4️⃣ v Ysgol CaerElen drew 2-2
©️ Captain – Ethan
🔥 Goal Scorers – Jayden ⚽️, Declan ⚽️
⭐️ Players Players – Elwood & Tomas ⭐️
⭐️ Coaches Players – Caydyn & Declan ⭐
G️ame 5️⃣ v Ysgol Haverfordwest High lost 1-0
©️ Captain – Jayden
⭐️ Players Players – Morgan & Jenson ⭐️
⭐️ Coaches Players – Rio & Bobby ⭐️
🌟 Special Mentions – Austin, Isaac, Dion & Dillon who played their first football matches for the school, bendigedig boys! 🌟
🤝 Diolch yn fawr to Ysgol CaerElen for hosting the Evans Coaches for the transport & Ogi for the kit sponsor. 🤝
A huge well done on your efforts from a very proud Mr Butland, Miss Carrington and the PE Department. You were all a credit to yourselves and represented the school impeccably well, whilst putting on a great display of football to achieve a 2nd place finish! 🥈
Diolch yn fawr for a fantastic day! Da iawn pawb! 👏👏👏 #TeamMHS 🔵🟡
The girls took on the new challenge of 5 a side hockey which was a new format for them after the first couple of games they settled on and was able to get used to the new formation.
First up we played Bishop Gore and unfortunately lost 3-1
Goals scored by
Annabelle G 🏑
Miss Carrington coaches player: Macy B
Second game we took on a very strong Glantaf side who took the win 5-0
Miss Carrington coaches player: Millie L
Third game is where the girls started to settle in and managed to finish the game 2-1 against Yatalyfera
Goals scored by
Ruby D 🏑🏑
Miss Carrington coaches player: Olivia D
Forth game they played Penweddig and had a stormer of a game, finishing 3-0. During this game they also took their first penalty flick by Annabelle G.
Goals scored by
Annabelle G 🏑
Olivia D 🏑
Lily J🏑
Miss Carrington coaches player: Annabelle G
Finally they took on Llanhari and being goal for goal up until Llanhari managed to get one in the last minute, finishing 3-2.
Goals Scored by:
Annabelle G 🏑🏑
Miss Carrington
coaches player: Annabelle G
Players player: Macy B
Special mention to Millie L who made excellent saves throughout the day.
All the girls had the opportunity to practice their Arial skills, check out Hockey Wales Community instagram to see Lacey, Ruby and Annabelle showing off their girls.
Excellent day of hockey and good preparation for the Pembrokeshire tournament tomorrow.
🔵🟡 Year 7 Hockey 🟡🔵
In the last tournament of the year the year 7’s came away as Pembrokeshire champions and MHS couldn’t be prouder.
First match we took Preseli and came away with a draw.
Goals scored by
Olivia D 🏑
Players player – Annabelle G
Miss Carrington Coaches player – Sadie T
After a game break we went straight back into game 2 and had an incredible game coming away with a 6-0 win
Goals scored by
Ruby D 🏑🏑🏑
Olivia D 🏑🏑
Annabelle G 🏑
Players player – Annabelle G
Miss Carrington Coaches Player – Ruby D
Third match we took on Greenhill and finished with a 2-0 win, the girls worked well with each other and played some lovely hockey.
Goals scored by
Ruby D 🏑
Olivia D 🏑
Players player- Annabelle G
Miss Carrington Coaches player – Lacey Nicholas
Straight into the next game we took on HaverfordwestHigh who were our toughest opponents of the day, it took as a while to get a goal but within the final few minutes the girls managed to play a lovely cross ball and have an excellent finish.
Goals scored by
Erin D 🏑
Players player – Annabelle G and Erin D
Miss Carrington Coaches player -The whole team
Finally their last match was against YHT, they had lots of chances to score but unfortunately came across a good keeper who was able to save them all, resulting in the game finishing with a draw.
Players player – Annabelle G
Miss Carrington coaches player – Paige M
Players player – Olivia D
Miss Griffiths and the rest of the school is so proud of how all the girls played and hope they can continue this success in their future matches 🏑

Creative Classwork

Some wonderful work produced this week at MHS
Welsh Phrase of the Week

Cymraeg Yr Wythnos

 ‘Sut wyt ti?

 ‘How are you?’

What's On This Month

Important Information

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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.