Headteacher’s blog 22.03.2024

Shwmae, and welcome back to the Headteacher’s Blog. As always, our pupils have given us many reasons to celebrate their efforts and achievements. This weeks blog is a celebration of just some of the success of the spring term. I hope you all have an enjoyable and restful Easter break. Pasg Hapus Pawb

January 2024 Highlights

There were many highlights from January including the First Netball Fixtures of 2024, all three teams who took part took home a win – Yr 7 won 5-0, Yr 8 won 6-2 and Yr 9 won 8-0. Many pupils celebrated success at the weekly Hot Chocolate Friday celebrations. Our Expressive Artist of the month Bethan passed her ABRSM Gold Music Award on clarinet and over 80 pupils represented the school in Pembrokeshire Cross Country with many of them advancing to the next round.

February 2024 Highlights

Although February was the shortest month in the term it was one of the busiest for pupil celebration and success, two of our Yr 11 pupils made their debut for Scarlets West Under 16s at Parc Y Scarlets, There were multiple sports fixtures with great teamwork, dedication and success and the MHS Hockey Team represented Dyfed in the South Wales Finals and finished 2nd, The Drama Club hosted 3 very successful performances of their very own adaptation of Cinderella, the Bay pupils attended the Food Story where they learned how food is grown in Pembrokeshire and enjoyed taste tasting some locally sourced food, 34 hockey girls went on tour to Amsterdam, the U16s Hockey Team made it to the Regional Finals and MHS came 3rd out of all secondary schools in Wales in the TT Rockstars NSPCC Rocks on Number Day.  

March 2024 Highlights

The final month of the term gave us just as many reasons to celebrate as the first two. It kicked off with our annual St David’s Day celebrations where pupils were invited to wear Welsh themed clothing to school and take part in many fun activities throughout the day, pupils from Yr 8, 10 and 11 enjoyed the annual trip to France, Year 10 boys went to the Welsh Cup 1/4 final and the U16 girls played their last football match at MHS, Our Expressive Artist of the Month Emma was awarded her ABRSM Gold Music Medal, many pupils were celebrated at our weekly Hot Chocolate Friday celebration, the U14s Hockey Team made it to the National Semi-Finals, 15 Year 8 teams showcased their experiments at the annual MHS Science Fair, we celebrated World Book Day with a fantastic day of fancy dress, over £600 was raised at our Welsh Cluster Concert, the Lego League Team were crowned Pembrokeshire Champions, Dauntless House graduated and finally we welcomed back the Year 11 pupils of the Class of 2023 to celebrate their achievements at our annual Aspire Awards Celebration.    

Welsh Phrase of the Week

Cymraeg Yr Wythnos

‘Pasg Hapus Pawb

 ‘Happy Easter Everyone’

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.