Headteacher’s blog 16.12.2022

Shwmae and welcome to this week’s blog. 

Celebrating last week's

Classchart Champions

MHS Tags on the Tree 2022
A few weeks ago at Milford Haven School a very special Christmas tree was decorated with tags, and on each tag was the anonymised details of a child living within our catchment area. These are all children that are affected by deprivation and have been referred to PATCH for the toy appeal this year.

All members of our school staff team were invited to take part in ‘Tags on the Tree’. All they had to do was pick a tag off the tree, buy a gift for that child up to the value of £10, wrap the gift attaching the tag they took, and then pop the gifts back under the tree.
Many of our departments decided to forgo traditional Secret Santa this year and instead donated gifts to PATCH via ‘Tags on the Tree’.
Our amazing staff team, and indeed the whole community of Milford Haven, is well known for its generosity so a huge and heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported this project. Over 70 gifts have been collected by staff here at Milford Haven School, and have been delivered to Patch this morning which is our Defender House Charity of the Year.
This project is evidence that together we can make a real difference to local families and the Christmas they experience this year, and we are extremely proud to be supporters of the Patch Charity Toy Appeal.

This year has been very humbling for many of us and we are possibly more aware now than ever of the great need within our school community. This is just one of many school projects that are in the pipeline to inject as much support as we can into our community over the coming months, with Christmas in particular set to be a challenge for many so every little bit of help will no doubt go a long way.

Ms MorrisHeadteacher

Inter-House Netball Tournament
This week the MHS PE Department and AYP Officer held an Inter-House Netball Tournament. Everyone played exceptionally well. Here are the final results:
Break 1: YR7&8 with mixed house teams.
Winners: Defender&Diamond
Break 2: YR9/10/11
After close heats on Tuesday Dragon and Diamond made the final today. Dragon manage to come out on top with a great game of netball!
Winners: Dragon

Da iawn everyone 💛💙

Torch Theatre Film Reviewer
This week we celebrated MHS’s very own Riley who has become the first every Torch Theatre film reviewer. We are extremley proud of his hard work and dedication. You can read his first review by clicking the link below 👇

Creative Classwork

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

Cymraeg Yr Wythnos

 ‘Cyfarchion y Tymor

 ‘Seasons Greetings’

What's On This Month

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.