Headteacher’s blog 20.05.2022

Shwmae, and welcome back to another blog. Below  you will see the multiple reasons we have had to celebrate this week at Milford Haven School. From sport success to whole school awards it’s been a week of achievements for pupils and staff. Da iawn pawb. 

Celebrating last week's

Classchart Champions

Rights Respecting School Award
Milford Haven School are extremely proud to announce that we have successfully achieved the Unicef UK Bronze – Rights Committed Award for our rights-respecting work. The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Schools Award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. Becoming a Rights Respecting School will go beyond the gates of Milford Haven School and will have a positive impact on the whole community and we very much look forward to working together with our young people to continue our journey towards achieving the Gold: Rights Respecting Award.
 
Headteacher, Ms Morris, has said, “I am extremely proud of everyone involved in achieving this award, especially as it shows the dedication in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of the school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. Now we have achieved the Unicef UK Bronze- Rights Committed award the next step is to work towards achieving the Silver – Rights Aware Award and positively impact our young people to feel safe, happier and become more active in school life and the wider world”.
MHS Prefect Team 
We are very proud to announce our new Senior Prefect Team for 2022/2023
 
Head Prefects – Mari & Harry
Deputy Head Prefects – Lily, Cariad, George, Owen
Senior Prefects – Sian, Lily, Bethan, Alicia, Mackenzie, Lexi
Congratulations to all, we have a very strong team made up of creative, hard working and enthusiastic young people who will no doubt have a positive impact at the school and in the wider community.
 
Mr Thomas said “It was an incredibly high quality field of applicants and therefore a really difficult decision to make. However, the pupils who have been selected as Head Prefect and the Deputies will make a tremendous team next year, setting a fantastic example to our younger pupils and will be supported by a great team of Senior Prefects. I would also like to thank our current set of Head and Deputy head Prefects who have done a fantastic job this year.”
Welsh Cup Final  
 
Diolch to everyone who supported our girls today as they headed off to represent Milford Haven School in the Welsh Cup Final in Newtown. This is the first time that Team MHS have made it to the final and the whole school couldn’t be more proud of them.
 
The girls played really well, they were against it in the first few minutes but never gave up. Unfortunately they came in 2nd today but they are winners to us all and 2nd best team in Wales under 15 is a massive achievement. They leave Newtown feeling even more motivated to return next season 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 ⚽️ 🏆
 
Thank you again to Evans Coaches for sponsoring the team
 
Headteacher Ms Morris said “I am so proud of these young girls who have shown us that teamwork and dedication can lead you towards great things, 2nd best team in the Welsh Cup Final is a massive achievement and you should all be very proud of yourselves. Everyone is excited to see what you achieve next season. Da iawn”
MHS alumni 
We were very proud to see a former MHS pupil celebrating a fantastic achievement this week. Da iawn Stefan Frost on your visit to Buckingham Palace Gardens to receive your Gold Award certificate.

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

Extra revision  
We will be holding extra revision sessions next week. 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.

National Charter Award
Milford Haven School are proud to announce that we have achieved a National Charter recognition for our work with our pupil voice. The MHS Senedd makes sure that our young people are part of the design, delivery and evaluation of services here at school. Achieving the National Charter is just the beginning and we look forward to getting the full National Participation Kitemark for Participation, which is endorsed by the Welsh Government. 

Prom Pop Up Shop

DONATIONS NEEDED👞👗

We are working with the Soroptimist’s of Milford Haven and Milford Haven Round Table to run a free Prom Pop Up shop for our Year 11 leavers. The shop will have pre loved outfits for pupils to try on and rent free of charge for their Year 11 Prom.
 
Details of the Pop Up Shop will be released next week but in the mean time if you have any dresses, shirts, suits, trousers, shoes, bags that you would be willing to donate we would be very grateful.
If you have anything you would like to donate please drop it off in reception.

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

 ‘Llongyfarchiadau pawb

 ‘Congratulations everyone’

 

 
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.