Headteacher’s blog 08.04.2022

Shwmae, and welcome to this week’s blog. To kick start the Easter holidays we would like to say diolch yn fawr to all staff, pupils and families within our MHS school community for such a positive spring term. Once again our pupils have given us many reasons to celebrate. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday and we can’t wait to welcome you back for what we know will be a brilliant summer term. 

 
Celebrating last week's

Classchart Champions

Celebration Assemblies! 
This week saw each of our four Houses: Dragon, Daring, Defender and Diamond celebrate their pupils with an amazing Award Assembly. Pupils achievements were rewarded with goodies and prizes were given out for a number of reasons, including 100% Attendance, House Tutor of The Week and Classchart Champions. Da iawn to each and every one of you, your Head of House and the rest of the staff here at Milford Haven School couldn’t be prouder of your achievements! 
Local Council Elections
REGISTER TO VOTE
If you are 16 Years old you are eligible to vote in the upcoming Council Elections. This will determine which councillors represent your area at Pembrokeshire County Council so it is really important that your voice is heard.
In order to vote, you need to register online.
THIS MUST BE DONE BEFORE APRIL 14TH. Please follow the link below to register to vote. It will take you no longer than a couple of minutes to complete this task.
Year 7 Online Progress Evening
The year 7 online progress evening is on Thursday 28th April 3.30 to 6.30.
Please book your appointments by 12.00 on the 28th April using the information we have shared with you by following the link https://milfordhaven.schoolcloud.co.uk/
If you have any queries please contact us on progressevening@milfordhavenschool.co.uk
Year 7 Reading Challenge 8b48! 
This week we launched the 8b48 challenge! All Year 7 pupils have been challenged to read 8 different books by the end of Year 8. They should be from a variety of different genres and can be books from home, school or the local library. Pupils will be asked to complete a book review after completing each read.
Once all 8 books are read, pupils will receive a prize! All year 7’s were gifted a reading book of their choice from the school to start them on their challenge! #readingchallenge #8B48
MHS Bunny Run 2022
All week we have been receiving photos of you completing your MHS Bunny Run. Once again we love seeing your achievements and would like to thank everyone who participated to make this such an enjoyable event. Da iawn pawb!
Time To Talk Day
Year 11’s were invited on Friday to our Time to Talk Day here at MHS. Time to Talk supports breaking the stigma of talking about mental health. A Time to Talk Walkthrough was held in our Aspire suite. It was a fantastic opportunity for pupils to access any support, advice or just have a friendly chat!
 
We would like to extend our thanks to the local services who were on hand to offer support: 
-Mindfulness
-Safeguardians
-GTBAL
-Samaritans
-2wish
-Pembrokeshire Youth Service
-MIND Pembrokeshire
-Sandy Bears Children’s Bereavement Charity
-Dyfed Powys Police VAWG Campaign which is Violence Against Women and Children
Hygiene Packs
Recently we were lucky enough to receive funding from the Tesco Bags of Help grant, due to this we have been able to fund male hygiene kits for the young people in Milford Haven School and surrounding community. These kits are a fantastic way to positively promote personal health and hygiene. Thanks to the support of everyone in the local community for dropping their blue tokens into the voting box, we have been able to ensure that each Year 7 boy has had the opportunity to receive a Male Hygiene Pack. We still have some available if you have not been by to collect yours yet. 
Surf Club is back!   
If you are interested in an adventure with the Outer Reef After School Surf Club then following the link below to book your space:
https://bookings.outerreefsurfschool.com/en/product/milford-haven-surf-sup-club/guests

CONGRATULATIONS 
Huge congratulations to Alfie who has recently achieved his ABRSM silver music medal. Da iawn

GOT MILK? (BOTTLES)
Parents/Carers, we need your help making a recycled bottle greenhouse for our new school Orchard project. Please can you send your empty 2L milk cartons to school with your child who can pass them on to Miss Rees. Thank you as always for your help and support

Easter revision 🥚🐰 
There will be opportunities throughout the Easter Holidays for Year 10 and 11 pupils to join us for Easter revision sessions. The first sessions will be held from 11th – 14th April running from 10am – 2pm and again on April 21st. Check out the timetable below and hop along for some extra revision support. 

REMINDER

INSET DAY
A reminder to all parents/carers that Monday 25th April is an INSET DAY here at Milford Haven School.
School will be closed to pupils while staff undertake training. We look forward to welcoming you back on Tuesday 26th April. 

Creative Classwork

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

Cymraeg Yr Wythnos

 ‘Mwynhewch wyliau’r Pasg!’

 ‘Enjoy the Easter holidays!’

 

 
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.