Headteacher’s blog 24.06.2022

Shwmae, and welcome back to another blog. As always we are here to celebrate another fantastic week of learning and achieving here at Milford Haven School. As we come closer to the end of the academic year we have lots of exciting things planned so please keep up to date with our website and social media for more information. 

Celebrating last week's

Classchart Champions

Ysgol Harri Tudur v Milford Haven School 🏏
MHS Year 7 team beat Ysgol Harri Tudur on Thursday 16th June by 7 wickets in a T20 Welsh Cup match at Pembroke Dock CC. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏆
 
Ysgol Harri Tudur batted first and we managed to bowl them all out for 44 after some excellent bowling! In reply, we managed to chase down 45 to win the match thanks to some excellent batting! 👌
It was great to see our pupils play with smiles on faces, enjoying the occasion as well as good sportsmanship throughout the whole game. 💪
 
Diolch yn fawr to Pembroke Dock Cricket Club for hosting the match and providing drinks for all players. 🤝
It was a fantastic day out and we cannot wait to play the next round which is against Ysgol Greenhill! Thank you to Ashley, Marshall, Charlie and Tom for providing excellent support! Da iawn Blwyddyn Saith from a very proud Mr Butland and the whole PE department! 👏
 
Player of the match – Rossi Ninnis
 
Scitech STEM pupils visit Pembrokeshire College  
MHS Scitech STEM pupils were thrilled to be invited to the launch yesterday and are very excited about enrolling on a course that aims to boost talent and aspirations in the renewables sector in Milford Haven. Thank you to all involved.
Tree planting
On Friday we were thrilled to welcome Sandy Bears Bereavement Charity and the local ladies from W.I to plant a tree in our Science Garden.
WAVE 
Year 7 pupils enjoyed an afternoon down at Milford Haven Marina yesterday at the WAVE water safety event. They attended workshops by Port of Milford Haven RNLI Milford Haven and Neyland Police and Milford Haven Fire Station on the dangers of jumping/tombstoning, peer pressure and anti-social behaviour. 

8B48
This is a reminder to all Year 7 pupils for the 8B48 challenge. To receive your prize you must read 8 books before they start Year 8 and write a short book report about each one. Da iawn to some of our pupils who are already as far as book 6 👏Don’t forget to go and see Miss Sanderson in the Library to exchange your current book for a new one each time you finish. All books must be returned to the Library by Wednesday 13th July. 

Keep up the good work everyone!

Numeracy Challenge Day
The Maths & Numeracy AOLE held a Numeracy Challenge day for Year 8 last week. The pupils placed themselves into teams and decided on specific jobs for every member in order to design a school within a specific budget. The pupils were able to work on their problem solving, teamwork, leadership, DCF and communication skills as well as obviously developing their numeracy skills with budgeting and designing/drawing the plans for the school.

The Maths & Numeracy AOLE were really impressed with the level of engagement of the pupils as well as the standard of the presentations that were produced. The presentations are currently being judged and winners will be announced next week on the Eisteddfod Day.
 
Da iawn pawb – it was a fabulous day and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it!

Glamorgan V Middlesex trip 🏏☀️
This week, 30 of our pupils attended a Vitality T20 Blast match as Glamorgan played Middlesex – for the majority it was their first professional cricket match they have watched live and what a performance from Glamorgan winning by 8 wickets after chasing down 172 in emphatic fashion!! 🔥

Our pupils were a credit with exemplary behaviour & attitude and conducted themselves magnificently after they receiving wonderful opportunities and memories from Glamorgan CC.
We were given access to the pitch as we paraded at the interval waving at the crowd, 4 pupils spoke so well on the microphone / big screen (Ollie, Madison, Charlie and Alfie) followed by meeting all the players after the match by signing shirts, cards and match balls! 🤩
A huge da iawn and bendigedig pawb from Mr Butland and a very proud PE department! We hope all pupils enjoyed the experience! 👌
 
Lastly, a massive thank you to former pupil Andrew Salter for supplying us with TWO match worn shirts, and Glamorgan Cricket along with the players for providing us with a wholesome gift and magnificent hospitality, we are very grateful and can’t wait to return to Sophia Gardens!
Until next time! 🏏 #TeamMHS #GoGlam 🔵🟡

Creative Classwork

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

Cymraeg Yr Wythnos

 ‘Faint o’r gloch yw hi??

 ‘What time is it?’

 

 
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.