Headteacher’s blog 23.02.24

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. 

Celebrating last week's

Classchart Champions

Featured News...

Community Event – Digwyddiad Cymunedol
We are excited to announce that thanks to funding from Pembrokeshire Youth Bank we are bringing back our popular Family Fun Day.
We have teamed up with Chwaraeon Sir Benfro / Sport Pembrokeshire who have worked with us on hosting this event at Milford Haven Leisure Centre.
Come along on Saturday 24th February between 10am and 2pm to enjoy activities such as:
– Rough and Tumble
– Zorbing
– Nerf
– Multi-Sports
– Table Tennis
– Swimming
Everyone is welcome. You do not have to be directly associated with Milford Haven School to attend this event. It is a free family fun day for the whole community.
Please note that there is very limited availability for swimming and this will be offered on a first come first served basis.
Children under the age of 13 should be accompanied by an adult for all activities.
Light refreshments will be available.
*please note that photographs and videos will be taken at this event and used for PR purposes. If you do not wish for your photograph to be taken and used in this way please approach a member of staff immediately on your arrival.
Cardiff University Roadshow
This week our Year 11 pupils welcomed Beth Jacobs from Cardiff University who ran a virtual workshop on resilience and promoting pupil wellbeing in the lead up to their GCSE exams.
Thank you Beth for such a valuable session supporting our pupils ahead of a big few months!
Lego League Challenge Team 2024
Here is our Lego League Challenge Team 2024. They were busy before half term building the Lego models ready to place on the Masterpiece mat for the Robot Game element of the challenge.
We clearly have some experienced builders on the team this year!
Da iawn pawb!
Daffodils of Kindness – Daffodils of Caredigrwydd
Random Acts of Kindness Day was on Saturday 17th February and it’s a day we always like to celebrate here at MHS because ‘no act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted’
As this day fell on a weekend we decided to celebrate this week and bring back our ever popular Daffodils of Kindness project.
Thank you once again to Blas y Tir for the kind donation of Daffodils to bring this project to life.
Proud School – Ysgol Falch
On 2nd February 2024, Milford Haven school participated in the TTRockstars NSPCC Rocks on ‘Number Day’.
We are delighted to be awarded 3rd place in all of the secondary schools in Wales.
The Maths & Numeracy AOLE would like to thank every pupil that took part in the competition to make this achievement possible.
There were notable performances from Ben Kurek, Leon Hood and Aston Scott, who were the most valuable players in the school.
The highest scoring classes were 7 Hafan, 7.5 and 8 Usk.
Da iawn pawb.
We hope everyone enjoyed taking part and we look forward to the next TTRockstar competition!
This weeks...

Sports News

🔵🟡🏑 Match report Summary 🏑🟡🔵
The girls have had a busy weekend playing lots of hockey and taking on some strong teams. Unfortunately we didn’t manage to get any wins but the girls played well and kept fighting till the end!
Goals scored by
Shylo G 🏑
Team blue 🔵
Match 1
Players player-
Coaches player-
Nia L
Match 2
Players player-
Nia L
Coaches player
Chiara Q
💬 captain Speech –
We had a great time playing our first games against the Netherlands, we’ve learned a lot to bring back home. Well done girls! – Evie TG
Mrs Thomas was blown away by the superior standard of hockey played my Milford Haven School. She can’t wait to see the next fixture back at home! #GoTeamGo!!
Team yellow 🟡
Match 1
Players player-
Annabelle G
Coaches player-
Olivia D
Match 2
Players player-
Molly B and Annabelle G
Coaches player-
💬 Captain speech: As captain I think we played well, although we have played better and could have played better. They were strong teams and very good players. Next time we need to stick to players and run to meet the ball. Not giving the other players time to pass it around. Overall I think it was two good games and it was nice to play our first match across seas- Pippa J
Miss Griffiths thoroughly enjoyed seeing these girls step up to the mark and hold their own. They defended extremely well, just need to keep that confidence going when we are on the attack!
Team White ⚪️
Match 1 Players player –
Mia H
Coaches Player –
Shylo G
Match 2
Players player –
Shylo G
Coaches player-
Lily P
💬 captain speech – Our team played well enough but there just wasn’t enough people pushing up to the goal – Mia H and Lola P
Miss Carrington really enjoyed watching some outstanding hockey skills from our girls.
Defence was outstanding in both games, so impressed with how each and everyone of you showed up and performed.
U16 regional finals 
It was the u16’s time to represent dyfed in the regional school finals. Unfortunately due to a school pulling out it meant they had less games but they still worked hard and played some good hockey.
Up first they played Glantaf, played well in the first half getting lots of opportunities but unfortunately couldn’t get the ball across the line and ended on a 2-0 loss.
Players player- Gemma S
Coaches player – Chiara Q
Up next they had a well drilled team, who worked as one and played the ball well around our players to get goals in. The girls didn’t let this hold them back and kept fighting to the end only conceding 1 goal in the second half after a tough first half. Finishing the game on a 5-0 loss.
Players player – Olivia J
Coaches player – Ella M
Their final match was against Byrnteg and they went out fighting. They started playing Milford hockey, working in small groups to get the ball around the pitch. Lots of shots on goal with some near misses but managed to pull of the Win after a short corner goal, finishing 2-0.
Goals scored:
Molly B 🏑
Ella M 🏑
The girls played extremely well, we went to the tournament with a few players carrying injuries but they didn’t let this stop them and worked hard till the final whistle.
Overall coaches player is Nia Lewis who made amazing saves throughout the tournament and it has been amazing to see her confidence grow throughout the season.
Finally, it was our 6 year 11 players last match for MHS today and they have been a credit to the school and themselves throughout their time playing hockey! Miss Griffiths hopes to see them continue playing for club and can’t wait to see their talents grow!
Massive DIOLCH toEvans Coaches for their transport and playing kit👍
As always a PROUD Miss Griffiths, Miss Carrington, PE department & the whole school 👍🌟


Latest news on extra-curricular and well being activities

Please use the link below to access the new E5 Enrichment booklet:

Wellbeing Friday’s
Please use the link below to access our current Wellbeing Friday schedule for the autumn term:

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.

Creative Classwork

Some wonderful work produced at MHS
Welsh Phrase of the Week

Cymraeg Yr Wythnos

Wyt ti eisiau helpu?

 ‘Do you want help?’


Article of the Week

Best Interests Of The Child
When adults make decisions, they should think about how their decisions will affect children. All adults should do what is best for children. Governments should make sure children are protected and looked after by their parents, or by other people when this is needed. Governments should make sure that people and places responsible for looking after children are doing a good job.

Dates for your Diary

Please note that these are subject to change.


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.