Headteacher’s blog 28.10.2022

Shwmae and welcome to this week’s blog. As we come to the end of a very busy 8 week half term I would like to say diolch yn fawr to all pupils, staff and the wider MHS community for a very positive start to the autumn term. Have a safe and enjoyable break. 

Celebrating last week's

Classchart Champions

Reading Achievements…
These MHS pupils have taken part in various literacy challenges over this half term and have all shown amazing progress. Some have completed their Accelerated Reading challenges and others have taken part in a book review writing competition. Various prizes and certificates have been handed out by Mrs Sanderson, Librarian who said “I am very proud of the amazing work these pupils have done over this 8 week half term, continue the hard work, da iawn”. 

Dauntless House Update…
 Year 7 pupils have settled in well to life here at MHS and have had an amazing 8 weeks. Miss Mansell, Head of Dauntless house has been blown away by Year 7 this term – their energy, enthusiasm and passion for engagement. What a term – culminating in a Halloween Disco and a Torch Theatre Cinema Trip. Dauntless House will continue their amazing work on their return to school to complete their Dauntless Challenge booklet and progress into their MHS House. 

I have loved my first few weeks here, I have enjoyed my new subjects, my new teachers and making new friends.

Year 7 Pupil

Kindness Reward…
What a way to end the first half term.  Here are the winners of The Bay kindness award. Voted for by students. A free cup of milkshake and a certificate for these kind and thoughtful students. Da Iawn, pawb.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. 


Celebrating success…
This week we have celebrated success outside of school for multiple pupils who have competed in a variety of different competitions. Da iawn to you all on your hard work and success. 

  • Gethin competed in the Pembrokeshire County Championships gala and won 4 individual medals 1 silver and 3 bronze and 1 team relay bronze medal this weekend and set 3 new times and 6 personal bests
  • Jayden competed in the Pembrokeshire County Championships gala and won 1 gold, 1Silver 2 Bronze and 10 personal Bests
  • Connor competed in the Welsh Karate league for Milford Haven Karate Club and won a Bronze medalConnor John (year 9) fought in Cardiff on Sunday in the Welsh Karate league for Milford Haven Karate Club and came home with a Bronze medal

MHS Sports News…
Please see below some of the fantastic sports results the pupils have achieved in the last week: 

MHS vs Preseli
U16’s Hockey girls played some excellent hockey in a really close match. They took the lead early, but Preseli bounced back finishing the game with a Draw. 2-2.
Goals scored by: Ella M 🏑🏑
Coaches player: Nia Lewis- outstanding game and made consistently excellent saves to ensure Preseli didn’t take the lead.
Players player: Tegan CG (C)
Special shout out to Mr McCarthy you came out to support the girls and ended helping with the umpiring.

Year 7&8 netball
They played a tough game of netball each playing older years. They had true MHS spirit and never gave up till the end.
Year 7 Coaches player: Olivia D
Year 8 coaches player: Emily P
Special mention to Mr Butland who helped coach the girls!

MHS Boys YEAR 11 (u16s) v Ysgol y Strade – Years 12/13 (u18s) – 27-10-22
Unfortunately for the boys it was a 4-1 loss in the 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏆  to boys 2 years older 👏👏 BUT they didn’t give up without a fight 💪
Goal scored by: Jack ⚽️
Players Player: Scotty P 🌟
Coaches Player: Ashley 🌟 & Harry 🌟
Special mention to the WHOLE SQUAD for the continued efforts and commitment 🌟🌟
u15’s Girls Welsh cup
The Girls team took on Dyffryn Taf in the second round of the Welsh Cup. They played some good football passing the ball around the pitch well but unfortunately they where unable to get all the shots in the goal. Finishing with a 4-1 loss.
Goal scored by: Darcey P (C) ⚽️
Players player : Darcey P
Coaches player: Evie TG
Special mention to Evie Cand Ella M for outstanding effort throughout the game.

Creative Classwork

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

Cymraeg Yr Wythnos

 ‘Calan Gaeaf Hapus

 ‘Happy Halloween’

What's On This Month

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.