Headteacher’s blog 23.06.2023

Shwmae, welcome back to school and welcome back to this week’s blog. 

Celebrating last week's

Classchart Champions

Reading Case Study – Astudiaeth Achos Darllen
As a result of our many exciting reading initiatives Milford Haven School we’re approached to work with Welsh Government to develop a case study on our school’s approach to reading and oracy. Of course we said yes and are extremely proud of the video that has been produced. Da iawn to staff and pupils involved in showcasing our vision.

Enrichment – Cyfoethogi
The new Summer Enrichment Booklet is now live. Please use the link below for access to the extra-curricular activities available and how to book.

Outdoor Learning – Dysgu yn yr Awyr Agored
A big thank you goes out to Milford Haven Men’s Shed who worked with our Nurture group to start work in our outdoor learning space. During the afternoon they made and filled bug hotels, cleared weeds, watered trees and prepared planters ready for seeds. 

Expressive Artist – Artist Mynegiannol
Da iawn to Lila , in 7USK who was awarded Expressive Artist Pupil of the month for May. She has worked brilliantly in class and has achieved a very high grade in her recent exam.

School Trip – Trip Ysgol
Payment and permission is now live on Pay360 for the end of year reward trips. Please use the following link to access to your account and make payment https://www.pay360educationpayments.com/

Please see below the link to the revised information letter.

If you are having any issues with Pay360or you need to set up your account please email chromebookhelp@milfordhavenschool.co.uk

Uniform – Gwisg
Please see below a reminder of the school uniform. Some amendments have been made following pupil and parent voice and these are listed below:
Summer Uniform:
Please can we remind you that summer uniform is now in full operation. In addition and in light of the continued hot weather the following has been agreed for both boys and girls:
– Boys- plain black shorts (tailored or sports) or school PE shorts
– Girls- plain black shorts (tailored or sports), school PE shorts, skorts (5 inch) or knee length cycling shorts.
* Nike Pro shorts or equivalent are not permitted.
Footwear- plain black footwear is expected even if your child is wearing shorts. Please be reminded that white trainers or any other footwear is not allowed.

Thanks to the amazing generosity of our local community a local hair salon Roxanne’s hair Ltd are offering free up-do, plait or straightening for our Year 11 Prom for families in receipt of free school meals.

They will also be working with a local make-up artist who has kindly offered to do make-up free of charge. There will be refreshments on arrival and a free lip gloss for each person booked in 🥂 💄

Spaces are limited and on a first come, first served basis and so please book in directly with Roxanne by messaging their social media page and they will confirm your time slot

SciTech Announcement – Cyhoeddiad SciTech
Mr Owen is busy preparing the STEMFest event which all Year 6 will take part in on the 3rd of July here in Milford Haven School.

In their Primary Schools students have been working on a wind power project and the two best from each school will be judged by our special guest panel including David Jones of Blue Gem Wind.

We have a trophy for the winning school as well as prizes and certificates for all who reach the final. Just over a week left to complete their projects… 

Creative Classwork

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

Cymraeg Yr Wythnos

 ‘Sut wyt ti?

 ‘How are you?’

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.