Headteacher’s blog 12.01.24

Shwmae, welcome to the first blog of 2024. I hope you had a magical and restful Christmas break. As always we hope you enjoy joining us to celebrate the amazing achievements of the pupils at MHS.

Celebrating last week's

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Happy New Year – Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
A new year provides opportunities for a fresh start.
Speech. What you say to yourself and to others matters.
Time. Time is an investment. What takes up most of your time? Don’t waste it, invest it. For
example, at breaktime, are you playing games on your phone or connecting with people and
making friends? Every minute, every day, counts.
Attitude. What perspective do you approach situations with? What is your default attitude?
Reactions. How do you respond to situations? With anger? Or self-control?
Talents. How are you going to use and develop your talents this year?

A new term and a new year bring with them new opportunities and the chance for a ‘fresh
start’. The old term and the old year are behind us, so it is time to move on into the future.

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 stage in February 2024.
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.
Congratulations – Llongyfarchiadau
Llongyfarchiadau to our Year 11 pupils who collected their exam results yesterday.
We are super proud of you and your fantastic results, all that hard work paid off!
Work hard. Stay positive. Make it happen!
A very proud Mr Thomas 
Everything but The Bird Hampers
On the last day of term MHS pupils and staff were busy preparing Christmas food hampers that contained everything for a Christmas dinner apart from the meat.

A project that started during Covid has since grown due to the direct impact of the cost of living crisis. Milford Haven School run multiple projects throughout the year to inject as much support as possible for families living within their catchment area and during the festive season their Everything but the Bird hampers is on of their favourite projects to run.

Pupils are enthusiastic and empathetic as they pack the local produce ready for a team of staff to deliver on the last day of term. One pupil said ‘I am so proud to go to this school, we always help those in need and it’s nice to think that people get help, especially at Christmas”

Thanks to funding from Milford Haven Town Council, Milford Haven School were able to continue the project for 2023.

Headteacher, Ms Morris said “I am always so proud of the pupils, staff and communities drive and determination to help those in need. These last few years have been humbling for many of us and we are now aware more than ever before of the greater need of our community. We are so thankful to Milford Haven Town Council for funding this project and allowing us to continue supporting our community.

AOLE Highlights

This week's highlights from our AOLE departments.
Well done – Da iawn
Last term the Health and Wellbeing department spent some time picking out their autumn Wellbeing Stars. These pupils have gone above and beyond in their Health and Wellbeing subjects (teamwork, health and social care, BTEC sport and PE).
We are proud of everything you achieved in the autumn term and can’t wait to see what you do in the spring term.
This weeks...

Sports News

MHS Year 8 Boys Friendly v Ysgol CaerElen (AWAY) – 11.01.24 
Our Year 8 boys travelled to Ysgol Caer Elen to play a friendly on the 3G. A positive & determined performance led by Captain Charlie M seen the team win 4-1 after a clinical second half. 💪
After easing our way into the game, we opened the scoring in the 11th minute thanks to a composed finish from Morgan M, assisted by Zach. More chances come calling until the opposition then levelled the game just before half time. 🙌
In the second half we started on the front foot and managed to regain the lead in the 46th minute through a well taken finish from Zach assisted by Tyler D. Shortly after Zach scored a third after a superb individual effort from range! In amongst a host of second half substitutions we were able to seal the game with a good finish in the bottom corner from Charlie M assisted by Jaxon. 🤩
The whole squad played their part in a good game of football. It was wonderful to see everyone enjoying valuable shared game time in the first school fixture of 2024 with some playing their first school games! 👏
⭐️ Players Player – Zach ⭐️
⭐️ Managers Player – Cai ⭐️
💫 A special mention to assistant coach Zain and goalkeeper coaches / supporters Kieran & Freddie! 💫
Thank you…
🙌 Evans Coachesfor the impeccable transport as always.
🙌 Evans Coaches & Providence Training as our kit sponsors.
Ysgol Caer Elen for hosting & officiating the fixture.
As always, we are incredibly proud of you all! A very proud Mr Butland, PE Department and the whole of #TeamMHS! Da iawn pawb!! 
🟡🔵🏐 MHS vS CE🏐🔵🟡
This week was the first fixture of 2024 and we took on Ysgol Caer Elen. They took on the cold weather and played some good netball.
YCE showed some excellent netball and managed to take the wins in each age group.
Well done to the girls who played their first match for MHS tonight. We know you will continue to grow your skills.
Year 7’s final score was 5-0,
Players player -Ellie M
Coaches player – Ameila C and Miyah B
Year 8’s final score 6-2,
Goals scored by:
Lacey N 🏐
Sienna W 🏐
Players player– Annabelle G
Coaches player – Olivia D
Year 9’s final score 8-0
Players player – Annabelle G
Coaches player – Pippa J
Thank you to the YCE players and staff for hosting, we look forward to you coming to us next week! 🏑🏐
Massive DIOLCH to Evans Coaches for the transport! 👍
As always a PROUD Miss Griffiths, Miss Carrington, Mrs Ruggieri, PE department & the whole school 👍🌟


Latest news on extra-curricular and well being activities

Please use the link below to access the new E5 Enrichment booklet:

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

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

 ‘Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

 ‘Happy New Year’


Article of the Week

Aims of Education
Children’s education should help them fully develop their personalities, talents and abilities. It should teach them to understand their own rights, and to respect other people’s rights, cultures and differences. It should help them to live peacefully and protect the environment.

Dates for your Diary

Please note that these are subject to change.


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.