We understand that the move from primary to secondary school can be a daunting time for students. Milford Haven School host numerous events throughout the year before students begin the school in September.
These include taster lessons in a wide range of subjects, activities in our new sports facilities, invitations to dance and drama performances and tours of the school.
Our Friendship Afternoon in March also familiarises new students with the school before they start in September and gives students the opportunity to meet with their future teachers and peer group.
On their arrival at the school, students participate in a transition programme to ensure their induction is a worry-free process. We use this period to really get to know each student and it helps us plan for their success at our school.
My favourite thing about being a pupil at Milford Haven School is that the teachers are all very approachable and are happy to help at any time (especially my form tutor). I also love the broad variety of subjects.
One of the best ways to get to know Milford Haven School is to visit us, but sadly during this time of Covid-19 restrictions unfortunately our site is closed to all visitors. However, we have been hard at work to film a virtual tour so you can still get a feel for the school site before you transition into Year 7.
Please take a few minutes to watch the video below, and explore MHS on a guided tour by Ms Mansell.
Whilst we as adults understand what a big change it is to move from Primary to Secondary School, and we do all we can to support you through this transition, we felt like it might be helpful for you to hear about what it is really like to start at MHS from our Year 7 pupils. Below are some open letters to local Year 6 pupils that have been written by some of our wonderful Year 7 students to share their point of view and advice on joining the Milford Haven School family.
Letter by Ollie Warlow- MHS Year 7 pupil
Letter by Megan Lees- MHS Year 7 pupil
Letter by Leon Sanderson-Horrocks- MHS Year 8 pupil
Letter by Kian Davies- MHS Year 7 pupil
Letter by Lucy Lewis- MHS Sixth Form pupil
Letter by Ollie Holman- MHS Year 7 pupil
We understand that the transition from Primary to Secondary education is a big change, and that the journey about to be embarked on by Year 6 pupils can be daunting. We work extremely hard to support pupils in navigating the transition into Milford Haven School, and in the coming weeks there will be various activities and virtual meetings which have been arranged to help prepare pupils and their families to join the MHS family.
MHS is proud to introduce the House System within the school. The system is designed to embody our school values and ethos and aims to be an integral part of our school life.
The House System aims to provide each and every learner with the following:
Each House is in competition with one another in order to gain the most number of points for their House.
Pupils can contribute to their house points with activities both inside and outside of the classroom through representing the school in sports, music, drama etc as well as contributing to the life of the school community.
Click on the House badges below to see a short clip introducing each Head of House!
Milford Haven School recently hosted several engaging and inspiring Darwin Science Aglow events for some of the year 6 children in the cluster to support their transition into secondary school. Children from Coastlands, Neyland, Milford Haven Primary, Gelliswick and Pembroke Dock Community school investigated many different scientific concepts. Over the past three years, Darwin Science have worked with all year 6 pupils through a range of different projects, including a field visit to Lydstep beach where pupils explored the habitats of rock pools and investigated the effects of ocean acidification. The Science Aglow day in particular was an excellent opportunity to bring children together from all the schools to share their experiences and celebrate a love of Science. This Science event is a collaboration between Darwin Science, comprising Sam Williams and Dave Clee, the cluster of schools and Dragon LNG.
Ms Morris said, “This collaboration between the private sector, the voluntary sector, Darwin science, and our schools is one that I am extremely proud to be a part of and I look forward to an extremely exciting future working together to support our young people to fulfil their potential.”