Headteacher’s blog 18.03.2022

World Book Day
Celebrating 25 years on 3rd March, pupils and staff at Milford Haven School enjoyed celebrating their love of books on World Book Day with exciting activities and competitions throughout the day. Walking through school was like stepping through the pages of your favourite childhood books as classroom doors transformed into scenes from Alice in Wonderland, Star Wars, Holes and more. Pupils took part in a World Book Day quiz in the library and enjoyed spending their tokens on the books that were available to purchase. 
Pembrokeshire Business Women makes it into Amazon bestseller.
Pupils and staff at Milford Haven School celebrated the success of Kelly Monroe during International Women’s Day. Alongside other inspirational women, her story sits in an Amazon best-selling book. Kelly’s story makes up chapter 12 of Inspirational Women in Business 2. 
 
We are very proud that we get the opportunity to work with Kelly and the team from Really Pro Ltd and look forward to working with them again on the ‘Thrive Project’. 
 
10 x Challenge
Year 9 Business students were given a challenge to turn £10 investments into profit. Armed with the products purchased from their original £10, they hosted a very successful enterprise event in the ASPIRE suite this week. 
 
They sold sweets, drinks, raffle tickets, jewellery, cards, stickers and gifts to turn their £10 investments into profit.
 
Da iawn pawb!
 
Lets talk careers! 
Pupils in Daring House were treated to an inspirational careers talk this week. William Goodall from Welsh Water gave them the opportunity to ask questions and offered some fantastic advice. Pupils and staff of Daring House would like to say a huge thank you for this amazing opportunity. 
 
Our House
This week saw the long awaited return of the Drama Club to the school stage, and boy was it worth the wait! The cast and crew were very excited to bring the story of ‘Our House’ to life on stage this week. The musical, based on the music of Madness, is a rollercoaster ride that brings to life feelings of love, friendship, family connections and greed. It is a fantastic show and one that everyone enjoyed watching. 
 
Mr Sayers, the Director said “the cast have been working tirelessly over the last few months to bring the story to life and I am so proud of each and every one of them. They are a talented bunch who have given their all to the production. They are as happy as I am to get back to making live theatre and were thrilled to welcome you all to Milford Haven School. Thank you to everyone for your support”. 
 
Ms Morris said “I would like to congratulate the Crew, Musicians, Backstage team, and Staff on the opening night of MHS ‘Our House’.  Our pupils are involved in all groups with over 40 pupils taking part in one team or another. It is a huge achievement to be able to put on a performance for the community given the challenges that we have all faced over the last two years and wonderful to welcome so many of you through our doors and meet face to face once again. The talent we have at Milford Haven School is superb”.
 
 
 
 
The new ALN system
The new Additional Learning Needs – ALN system is being phased in over 3 years and started in September 2021. The ALNET Act and ALN Code sets out how children and young people aged 0-25 with ALN will be supported by a Person Centred Process-PCP, with the child to give an overview of how learners who have (or may have) additional needs will be supported in schools and settings. 
 
If you are wondering how your child or young person’s ALN needs are going to be supported under the new system, please use the link below to access an informative leaflet from Parent Partnership:
 
https://issuu.com/…/docs/1._how_will_my_childs_aln_be_met
 
 
Youth Night. 
Following on from the success of last month, Youth Service partnered and Pembrokeshire Leisure Centres are hosting another Youth Night in Milford Haven Leisure Centre. 
 
Young people are invited to attend tomorrow (Saturday 19th March) to take part in swimming, activities, sports and more. Booking is not essential, you can just turn up and enjoy the fun! 
 
Parents Revision Skills Evening
Milford Haven School is proud to host University of Wales Trinity St Davids’ for their Parents Revision Skills Evening – Want to help your child with their revision? The Widening Access team at UWTSD are excited to offer guidance and advice to help you to support your child with their revision, from making a plan to helping them break down their work into manageable chunks. Come along and find out some helpful hints! If you wish to secure a place please fill in the Google form below. Diolch. 
 
Putting the S in STEM! 
Renishaw is one of the world’s leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare. The company employs over 5,000 people worldwide and supplies products for use in applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to 3D printing, dentistry and brain surgery.
 
The STEM Outreach team are hosting a free virtual event to celebrate British Science Week, suitable for pupils in school years 5-9 (ages 9 – 14).
 
The event is taking place on Saturday March 19th – 11.30 – 12.15
⚽️Blwyddyn 9&10 Girls v Ysgol Y Pant ⚽️ – 17/3/22

1-0 win against a very strong team!👍⚽️💪
WOW – The girls have qualified for the semi finals of the 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏆2022
An excellent all round team performance, with their behaviour and attitude of the girls outstanding throughout the game! – Diolch! It was a pleasure being the REF for the game & POB LWC in the last 4 🙌🙌

Goal scored by:
Tegan Cato-Goffin⚽️
Players player – Darcey Phillips ⭐️
Coaches players – Ella Allen (Year 10) & Ella Moir (Year 9)⭐️⭐️
Special mention to THE WHOLE SQUAD ⭐️⭐️
 
We would like to say a few Diolch’s : Milford Utd ⚽️ Club for the use of the pitch, Evans coaches for the bus and as always the tremendous continued support from all the parents/carers & of course the Boys ⚽️ teams for supporting the girls 👏👏
 
Again a very very proud PE Department #TeamMHS🔵🟡 DIOLCH Merched a DA IAWN! POB LWC in the Semi Finals 💪
 
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.