Headteacher’s blog 19.04.2024

Shwmae, and welcome back to the Headteacher’s Blog. As always, our pupils have given us many reasons to celebrate their efforts and achievements. Please read on to join us in celebrating our fantastic pupils. 

Featured News...

MHS Lego League Team 🔵 🟡
After their fabulous win at the Regional tournament last term our Lego League Team and Miss Pickles are on their way to Harrogate to take part in the National Lego League Tournament.
You can watch the live stream by following the link below and so you know which bits not to miss there is a schedule of events posted below.
The team would like to say a big thank you to Jenny at Castle Print in Neyland who dropped everything last minute to help us with hoodies, t-shirts, caps and flag for the team and to Jill the Manager at the accommodation who have been really accommodating and helpful to the team even recommending places to eat and things to do.
Pob lwc to these incredible pupils #proudschool
Opening ceremony: 9-9:30am
Medals: 9:50-10:00
Robot game 1: 10:30-10:40 (Table 1)
Robot game 2: 11:25-11:35 (Table 3)
Robot Photos: 11:40-11:50
Judging (presentation) 12:15
Robot game 3: 14:05-14:15 (Table 10)
Awards ceremony: 15:30-16:15
#Article15 – Setting up or joining groups
#Article 29 – Aims of Education
Outdoor Learning – Dysgu yn yr Awyr Agored
Last term pupils pupils from The Bay worked together with West Wales Willow to create a willow dome in our Outdoor Learning area.
Thank you to West Wales Willows for working with us to create this wonderful area in our garden.
Prom Pop-Up Shop – Siop Dros Dro
Why not make sustainable choices this year and use our Prom Pop-Up Shop for your Prom outfit?
Thanks to generous donations from our local community and the help of the Milford Haven Soroptimists we are happy to announce that we will be running our Prom Pop-Up Shop again this year.
We have new and pre-loved prom dresses, shoes, bags, suits, shirts, ties and more available for our Year 11 pupils to choose for free.
The Prom Pop-Up Shop will be open on Wednesday 24th April in the Aspire Suite during HWB.
Free School Meals – Cinio Ysgol Am Ddim
Are you entitled to free school meals? Do you know how to apply? Do you know what you can get for your allowance? See the video below for more information 🍕🍔⬇️
Article 24: I have the right to good quality healthcare, clean water & good food.
 
 

ASPIRE TO ACHIEVE

The Four Purposes
This new section of the blog is to celebrate pupils that have done something that helps them towards achieving the 4 purposes that underpin the Welsh Curriculum. For more information on the Welsh Curriculum and the 4 Purposes click here. 
 
These awesome Milford Haven School pupils raced at the Amman Valley development meet.
Some great performances in the pool and great team spirit.
 
 
Alyssa played the last winter league on 24th March, after a few tough months battling all weather conditions, after being joint 1st in division 1, Alyssa won the deciding round, winning the winter league for Milford Haven Golf Junior section division 1.
 
This weeks...

Sports News

7️⃣🏉 YEAR 11 BOYS @ ROSSLYN PARK 🏉7️⃣
Before the Easter break, our Year 11 Boys made history (so we’ve been told) by becoming the first ever Milford Haven School rugby team to enter and compete at the ‘Rosslyn Park National School Sevens’ in London. This is a tremendous accolade to play against schools based in different countries. The evenings consisted of quizzes, birthday celebrations, and a very competitive air hockey tournament! The boys represented themselves and the school impeccably well and thoroughly enjoyed the occasion.
With over 200 schools competing in the Under 16’s Colts Competition and the group stage results were as follows:
Match 1
Milford Haven School 3️⃣4️⃣1️⃣4️⃣ Orleans Park School
A blistering start to the game saw the boys put in a great performance in the first match which helped ease nerves and produced positive running rugby.
Leo Power 🏉
Alfie Thomas 🏉
Cruz Findlay 🏉
Henry Mayhew 🏉
Corey Riley 🏉
Dylan McGuire 🏉🎯🎯
Match 2
Milford Haven School 3️⃣1️⃣2️⃣6️⃣ Reigate Grammar School
In a real even encounter, the game was extremely close and swayed back and forth with the team trailing 31-26 with seconds remaining, until a well worked try finished off under the posts followed by a successful conversion meant MHS won the game in the final moment.
Alfie Thomas 🏉🏉
Cruz Findlay 🏉
Corey Riley 🏉
Jaime Sitoe 🏉
Dylan McGuire 🎯🎯🎯
Match 3
Milford Haven School 1️⃣4️⃣3️⃣6️⃣ Whitgift School
The final group game was a ‘winner takes all’ match with both schools winning the first two group games. We were against a top quality school who played an extreme amount of rugby who progressed to the latter stages of the competition but the boys kept going and scored two well worked tries.
Corey Riley 🏉
Jaime Sitoe 🏉
Dylan McGuire 🎯
Alfie Thomas 🎯
It was a successful and enjoyable two days for this group of boys who were part of this fantastic experience in their final year at Milford Haven School. Mr Butland and Mr Martin were fortunate to be a part of the experience and could not have been any prouder of the 12 who participated. We would like to thank Ms Butterworth for all her hard work leading up to this wonderful trip. The whole school is extremely proud of you all – da iawn boys! 🤩
Thank you to TY Hotel for sponsoring our players kit.

Hot Chocolate Friday

Da iawn to last week's Hot Chocolate Friday pupils

Extra-Curricular

Latest news on extra-curricular and well being activities

Enrichment
Please use the link below to access the new E5 Enrichment booklet:
https://milfordhavenschool.co.uk/…/E5-enrichment…

Wellbeing Friday’s
Please use the link below to access our current Wellbeing Friday schedule for the autumn term:
https://milfordhavenschool.co.uk/wellbeingfridays/

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.

Welsh Phrase of the Week

Cymraeg Yr Wythnos

‘Allwch chi fy helpu?

 ‘Can you help me?’

UNICEF RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

Article of the Week

Every child has the right to rest, relax, play and to take part in cultural and creative activities.

Dates for your Diary

Please note that these are subject to change.

Announcements

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.