Headteacher’s blog 15.07.2022

Shwmae, welcome to the last blog for this academic year and what a year it has been! There have been many highlights, certainly too many to mention here but all celebrated along the way. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the pupils, staff, parents, carers and the wider school community for the continued support. Below is just some of the achievements and events we have celebrated this week. All that is left for me to say is that I hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday and I look forward to welcoming you back in September. 

Celebrating last week's

Classchart Champions

Art Club
Art Club strike again, this time leaving a beautiful wall mural in the PE corridor. This year they have been hard at work decorating the school with amazing pieces of art and leaving their mark. Well done to you all for your hard work, we can’t wait to see what you produce next year. Da iawn. 

MCA2 Project
This week we celebrated the success of our MCA2 project partnered with Milford Youth Matters and the young people who volunteered along the way. These young people gave up their time freely to help pack care packages and deliver them to our community. This project wouldn’t of been possible without their hard work and dedication. Da iawn and diolch.

Swimming success
Da iawn to Gethin who represent Milford Haven Swimming Club at the Cardiff Bay sprint. He won 2 bronze Medals and had personal bests in all 4 strokes.

Year 11 Prom
Everyone had a ball at the MHS Year 11 Prom. 

Cardiff Sprint Superstar
Da iawn to Jayden who received 3 Gold and 1 Bronze plus 3 Personal Bests in Cardiff Sprint this weekend.

Welsh Champions
Congratulations to these two superstars. Ellie-Mai and Charlee-Rae became Welsh Champion Street Dancers.

Rocky investigations
On Monday, year 10 triple Biology students conducted a rocky shore investigation at Gelliswick. They found some amazing species, enjoyed ice lollies in the sunshine and really did themselves proud in developing their knowledge of classification and biodiversity. Gwaith ardderchog pawb!

Ocean Hero
The Bay had the opportunity to welcome a visiting speaker from Ocean Hero to the school talking about the impact humans have on the oceans and what we can do to keep it safe. The students were commended by the for the inquisitive questions and amazing answers they gave throughout both sessions.

Presentation of Remembrance
During our Pupil and Community Celebration Awards we were honoured to accept this Presentation of Remembrance Gift from British Legion and The Rotary Club of Milford Haven that was presented by Andrew Baker and Stuart Harris to our Head Prefects Harry and Marri.

This plaque was to honour Michael Francis Headly who was a pupil at Milford Haven Grammar School, and who sadly lost his life protecting others in the Second World War. We were lucky enough to be joined by Michael’s Grandson who shared even more wonderful stories with us.
This plaque will be displayed with honour at Milford Haven School to remind pupils, staff and the community of the bravery of Michael Francis Headly.

School uniform reminder
As we are nearing the end of this academic year some of you will be thinking ahead to purchasing school uniform ready for a new school year in September and we wanted to remind you of the many options available to your for purchasing your child’s school uniform:

School Uniform Grant –
Parents/carers are no longer required to submit an application form; automatic payments to all eligible families will be made. We expect to make these payments the first week of August. Whoever is registered for free school meals on 01/8/2022 will receive it. The eligibility for the school uniform grant is as follows – Reception, Year 1,2,3,4,5 or 6 of maintained primary school. Year 7, 8,9,10 or 11 of maintained secondary schools. It is also available to those who are a Child Looked After.
Granby’s Menswear –
All Milford Haven School uniform (excluding the school fleece) can be purchased from Granby’s Menswear in Charles Street, Milford Haven.
Milford Youth Matters Pop Up Shop –
Good quality pre-loved school uniform and other back to school supplies is available to purchase from Milford Youth Matters brand new pop up shop in Charles Street, Milford Haven.
Please note that if you have concerns over purchasing your child’s school uniform please contact your child’s Head of House on hoh@milfordhavenschool.co.uk

Creative Classwork

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

Cymraeg Yr Wythnos

 ‘Cael gwyliau haf hapus?

 ‘Have a happy summer holiday?’

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.