Headteacher’s blog 06.10.2023

Shwmae, welcome back to this week’s blog. Please read on to find out some of the wonderful things we have had to celebrate this week and don’t forget to check out our upcoming events for some dates to add to your diary. 

Celebrating last week's

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Outdoor Learning – Dysgu yn yr Awyr Agored
A big thank you to Tom and his team at Pembrokeshire Coast for working with one of our Year 8 classes at Stackpole Walled Gardens.
Pupils spent the morning picking apples in the orchard, learning how to core and chop, making juice, building a fire and cooking apples toasted in cinnamon.
Pupils are going to take the skills learned here today to pick apples in our own outdoor learning garden and cook apple crumbles and make apple juice for our community.
World Mental Health Day – Diwrnod Iechyd Meddwl y Byd
World Mental Health Day is about raising awareness of mental health and driving positive change for everyone’s mental health.
It’s also a chance to talk about mental health, how we need to look after it, and how important it is to get help if you are struggling.
On Tuesday 10th October we are holding a Donut Drop In during break and lunch in the Library. Pupils can come and enjoy a tasty donut while having the opportunity to meet and talk to some of the support we have available in school. Some of the support on hand during the Donut Drop In and beyond is:
School Based Youth Worker
Safeguarding Team
Pupil Safeguardians
Anti-Bullying Champions
School Councillor
Senior Prefect Team
Young Carers Representative
A big diolch yn fawr to Evans Coaches who have kindly made a donation for us to purchase donuts for this event.
Parent Surgery – Llawdriniaeth Rieni
Parent Surgery will take place on Monday 9th October between 5.30pm and 6.30pm.
If you have a question, concern, idea or suggestion pop along for a chat with our Headteacher, Ms Morris.
If you are interested in attending please email admin@milfordhavenschool.co.uk with your name to book your 5 minute slot.

AOLE Highlights

This week's highlights from our AOLE departments.
Please can pupils wishing to take part in fixtures keep an eye on the fixture board in the PE department. Upcoming fixtures, tournaments and more will be on this board.
Team sheets will be on put on the doors.

It is fabulous to see Year 7 Hafan joining in school life so quickly. Mia made an excellent job of this scrumptious cake for the school’s Macmillan Tea Party!! Mrs Moore bought it for the Bay staff and it was delicious!

Our year 10 and 11 music pupils had a brilliant opportunity to take part in a workshop by the Young composer of Dyfed. Pupils will now be invited to compose for the piano, cello, violin and clarinet quartet, played by these four Welsh National Orchestra of Wales musicians and can work alongside the composer Lynne Plowman.

Sport News

This week's highlights from our sports teams
Champions Alert  
🏑Our U16’s Hockey team became Pembrokeshire Champions for another year running! 🏑
The girls played some excellent hockey and it was great to see the skills they are developing in school and club hockey being put to use!
First up we played Greenhill, taking a 4-0 win!
They passed the ball well and made some excellent shots on goal!
Goals scored:
Chloe B 🏑🏑
Ella M (C)🏑
Daisy T🏑
Second we took on YHT, taking a 4-1 win. The girls played extremely well and really wanted to show club coach Miss Davies what they could do playing against her school.
Goals Scored:
Chloe B 🏑🏑🏑
Maddie Potter 🏑
This ended in us winning our pool and going to the final were we took on Haverfordwest High! After a long day the girls dug deep and kept fighting till the final whistle pulling off a 2-0 win!
Goals Scored:
Chloe B 🏑
Ella M 🏑
Captain Round up: Ella M ‘Great win for the girls, few things to work on but overall it was a great tournament, keep it up for the next round’
Coaches player of the tournament: Darcey Phillips
We look forward to the next round and seeing these girls play in Amsterdam in February.
Miss Griffiths and the girls want to thank the teachers and pupils who came and showed support today.
As always a PROUD Miss Griffiths, PE department & the whole school 👍⚽️🌟 Massive DIOLCH to Evans Coaches for sponsoring our playing kit.
u16’s🏉 – Winners 12-7
Boys YEAR 11 v Ysgol Bro Gwaun – 5-10-23
The boys played in a very tough game, against an organised Bro Gwaun team, coming away with a 12-7 win, to start our season off in style. In tough conditions, the boys played till the end and deserved their victory.
Isaac Mills Captain:
‘The boys played well today against Ysgol Bro Gwaun, despite the tough conditions we fought until the very end. We had a decent overall team performance which resulted in our players player vote going to Jack D’
Tries scored by:
Corey Riley 🏉
Isaac Mills 🏉 & 🎯
Players player: Jack Davies 🌟🏉
Coaches player: Corey Riley 🌟🏉
As always a PROUD Mr Edwards, PE department & the whole school for never giving up 👍⚽️🌟
Massive DIOLCH to Mr Tom Carew for coming and supporting the boys 👍
Massive DIOLCH to Tŷ Hotels for sponsoring our playing shirts 👍 & DIOLCH to Evans Coaches for our top quality transport as always. 
MHS Year 9 Boys 1 v 0 Ysgol Bro Gwaun (AWAY) Friendly – 05.10.23 
Our Year 9 Boys continued our Welsh Cup preparations with a trip to play Ysgol Bro Gwaun, taking a large squad of 21 players and it was great to give everyone valuable game time with every player coming off and sharing minutes throughout the game! 👏
The team were led very well through captains Rossi (1st Half) & Jenson (2nd Half) who finished with a 1-0 victory after a solid, fantastic defensive display. Very well done boys! 💪
⚽️ Jayden / 🅰️ Jack
⭐️ Players Players – Charlie & Bobby ⭐️
⭐️ Managers Players – Taio & Riley ⭐️
Thank you…
🤝 Evans Coachesfor the impeccable transport as always
🤝 Providence Training Limited for sponsoring our football kit.
🤝 Ysgol Bro Gwaun for hosting & officiating the fixture.
The effort and attitude was excellent which was followed by a great win, incredibly proud of you all 21 of you! A very proud Mr Butland, PE Department and the whole school!

Hot Chocolate Friday

Da iawn to last week's HCF pupils


Latest news on extra-curricular and well being activities

Please use the link below to access our current Enrichment booklet for the autumn term:

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

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

Surf Club
Surf Club is back, Outer Reef have launched their after school surf club, scan the QR code to book.

Coding Club
Year 10 Computer Science pupils will be back running MHS Coders every Friday Break 1. This half term our coding club is running a competition to create a Halloween themed game in Scratch. Competition entries need to be submitted before Friday 27th October, prizes and points up for grabs!

Creative Classwork

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

Cymraeg Yr Wythnos

 ‘Ewch amdani!

 ‘Go for it!’


Article of the Week

Article 2 (non-discrimination)
The Convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background.

Dates for your Diary

Please note that these are subject to change.


Lost Property – Eiddo Coll

This term our lost property box in Reception is getting rather full and so we would like to remind parents/carers and pupils that lost property can be collected from reception in the morning, break, lunch and after school.

Any items that feature names are returned to the pupil as soon as possible or the pupil is notified that the item is in reception ready for collection.

Lost property is kept in reception until the end of every half term. Any items left that are not collected and that don’t feature names are either put into our pre-loved uniform shop, donated to the MYM Pop Up Shop or donated to the PATCH shop.

If your child has lost an item please send them to reception to claim it before the end of this half term.

Please can we encourage you that where possible you put pupils first and last names on items so that we can return it to them as quickly as possible.

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.