Headteacher’s blog 29.04.2022

Shwmae, and welcome back to school after what I hope was an enjoyable and restful Easter break. As we begin the start of the summer term we already have many things to look forward to and as always our pupils will give us plenty of reasons to celebrate their successes. As pupils are preparing for exams I would like to say pob lwc to all pupils sitting exams in the coming weeks. 

Celebrating last week's

Classchart Champions

Catch a wave with Outer Reef
Say yes to adventure and join after school surf club with local business Outer Reef. There are very limited spaces available so if you are interested in having some fun on the waves then please follow the link below to book your space. 
You are a ROCKSTAR 
The postman was busy over Easter delivering these TT Rockstar postcards to some of our superstars in The Bay.

Keep up the excellent work on TT Rockstars this term!
Da iawn pawb!
 
Year 10 mock exams
Year 10 have been working extremely hard for their mock exams that started this week. They will continue to sit exams over the next two weeks and it is a great opportunity for them to practice the exam technique for each area, find concepts and gaps in their learning, and ensure they are sitting the correct papers in subjects. We would like to thank pupils for their exemplary behaviour this week and would like to wish them all pob lwc in the weeks going forward. 
Celebrating success! 
Congratulations to these fantastic pupils of Milford Haven school who won the U15s Pembrokeshire league cup with Neyland AFC. Da iawn pawb! 
Girls qualify for the finals of the Welsh Cup 2022
⚽️Blwyddyn 9&10 Girls v Whitchurch High School ⚽️ – 26/4/22
1-1 at full time against a very strong team! Which resulted in Penalties, leading to a 3-2 win👍⚽️💪
WOW – The girls have qualified for the finals of the 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏆2022
An excellent all round team performance, with their behaviour and attitude of the girls outstanding throughout the game! – Diolch! 🙌🙌
 
Goal scored by:
Mali John⚽️

Pens scored by:
Tegan Cato-Goffin ⚽️
Ella Allen ⚽️
Ellie Edwards ⚽️

Hygiene Packs
This week we have some exciting news on the period poverty grant and how here at Milford Haven School we have chosen to focus our grant spend on products that support feminie hygiene including reusable items, this is in order to maximise the long term impact we can make. There are two stand out areas that reusable items will positively impact, finances and the environment.
 
All of our female pupils in Year 7 are being offered the opportunity to receive a Feminine Hygiene Pack, the contents of which are aimed to help equip the girls with some of the basic supplies needed for a period and also to support positive body hygiene. The feminine hygiene packs will contain items such as- deodorant, hairbrush, reusable sanitary pads, face wipes etc. 
Parent Partnership Service   
Please see below the overview poster for the summer term Virtual Parent Network Groups.

Bags of Books at MHS 📚
This week saw the return of our hugely popular Bags of Books event at Milford Haven School. On Thursday April 28th an army of helpers hung over 100 books to our front fencing (Steynton Road entrance). Each bag contained a brand new book for children of all ages. Our pupils, their families and the community were encouraged to come and give our books a new home. We are very proud to be able to support our community in developing strong literacy skills and a love of reading in our young people and we love seeing the children getting excited to jump into the pages of a new adventure.  As always it was a roaring success and every book found a new home. 

There is more treasure in books than all of the pirate loot on Treasure Island

Walt Disney

Summer Enrichment 
The summer Enrichment magazine is now live, follow the link below to find out what clubs, activities and extra curriculars are available during the summer term.
https://milfordhavenschool.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/E5-enrichment-programme-Summer-2022.pdf

REMINDER

EXAMS
A reminder to Year 11 pupils that exams start on 16th May. Please remember to turn up for your exam 10 minutes early, in the correct uniform and with all of the equipment you need to sit your exam. Keep an eye out on our social media for handy exam revision tools.
Pob lwc pawb. 

Creative Classwork

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

Cymraeg Yr Wythnos

 ‘Croeso nôl i’r ysgol

 ‘Welcome back to school’

 

 
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.