Headteacher’s blog 10.06.2022

Shwmae, and welcome back to school after what I hope was a restful and enjoyable break. As we head into the second half of the summer term we already have lots to celebrate. Year 11 pupils are only a couple of weeks away from finishing their exams and I would like to thank them for  their impeccable behaviour during this exam season. 

Celebrating last week's

Classchart Champions

Nominate for Prom
Once again our community have gone above and beyond for the pupils of Milford Haven School. We have had a very generous donation which means we are able to offer 15 free prom tickets. You can now nominate someone in your year group to receive one of these tickets. 

Please write a short email to your Head of House with the name of your nomination and a short reason why they deserve a free ticket. If you have already bought a ticket and you are nominated we will refund you.

Reasons could include:
Hard working
Shows kindness
To help financially
Helps other around the school
Unsung hero

Best ever UK Maths Challenge result! 
The Maths & Numeracy AOLE are celebrating their best ever Junior and Intermediate UK Maths Challenge results.

8 Bronze awards, 1 Silver award and 1 Gold award was achieved in the Intermediate challenge. A special mention must go to Mikey Young in Year 9 who not only achieved the Gold award and best in school result but he was also invited to participate in the prestigious UK Grey Kangaroo Maths Challenge – a huge achievement!

1 Bronze award and 1 Gold Award was achieved in the Junior challenge. A mention here to Herbie Owen who had the Gold award and best in school result.

A fantastic effort was made by all and we look forward to next year’s challenges where we hope to repeat the success. Da iawn pawb!

Prom Pop Up Shop 
Wow! We cannot believe the generosity of our community. We have once again been blow away. The Prom Pop Up Shop was a success and some beautiful outfits have found new homes ready for the Year 11 Prom next month.
A special thank you to the Soroptimists of Milford Haven who rallied to help us get the donations, rails, mirrors and more and who have helped run the shop this afternoon. We still have the dresses and suits on-site so if you couldn’t make it today or would like to come in and browse through them before the prom please contact jcrolla@milfordhavenschool to arrange a visit.
Darwin Centre 
Our pupils had a wonderful experience this week with a visit from The Darwin Centre. Learning all about Black Holes with Dr Mark Smith and the Milford Haven Science Squad! Spaghettification anyone?
Family Forum
The Family Forum is back face to face on Monday 13th June at 5pm in Steynton Hall. To register your attendance please email: pastoralsupport@milfordhavenschool.co.uk. We are thrilled to be able to welcome you back into school. 
Extra revision  
Extra revision sessions will return after May Half Term. Early Bird sessions will begin at 8am in the canteen and afternoon sessions during lesson 3 in the teachers rooms. Please see the timetable below for more information.

Open Evening 2022
Are you joining us in September 2022? Or 2023? Are you part of the community who wants to see what learning progress our pupils are making? Then come along to our annual Open Evening on Thursday 16th June at Steynton Hall. Pupils and staff are looking forward to opening our doors once again to the community and inviting the public to come and join us on our education journey. It’s a fantastic opportunity for pupils on the verge of transitioning to Year 7 to get a peek into life at Milford Haven School and take part in some fun departmental activities. We look forward to welcoming you all

MHS summer events! 
Exciting things are happening at MHS 🎉 Here is what the Head of house team have so far! More details will be posted soon – watch this space!
#MHSProm22 #MHSHouseFest

REMINDER

EXAMS
Please remember to turn up for your exam 15 minutes early, in the correct uniform and with all of the equipment you need to sit your exam. Keep an eye on our social media for extra revision sessions. 
Pob lwc pawb. 

Creative Classwork

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

Cymraeg Yr Wythnos

 ‘Croeso nôl i’r ysgol

 ‘Welcome back to school’

 

 
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.