Newsletter 04.02.22

Newsletter 04.02.22

Words of Don Bosco

Monday was the feast day of St Don Bosco, founder of the Salesian Order. We remember all that he gave to the young himself, and the inspiration he continues to provide today.

 “If we want to have a good world, we must concentrate all our forces on the Christian education of the young.

Experience has taught us that if we wish to maintain a civil society then we should take good care of the young. “

The Uniform Exchange

The Uniform Exchange based in Winsford are an organisation that are collecting pre-loved, good condition used or unused uniform items to distribute within the community to those who need it. FREE.
All Uniform donations can be dropped directly at the Uniform Exchange, which is located upstairs above Winsford Community Grocery, the old job centre building, High Street, Winsford. You can drop donations in during either Community Grocery session. If you can’t make it there, please drop into the wooden donation box outside my front door 4 Quantock close Cw71td by BMX track whenever you’re passing.
There is a list of items we collect on the pinned post. Uniform is always FREE of charge, any donations are either spent on the Uniform Exchange equipment (clothes rails / storage boxes etc), emergency uniform purchases OR donated back to causes in the Local Community.
If you either have unused uniform that you would like to donate, or wish to look for uniform that you may need, please follow one of the links below for additional information:


Year 11 March Mocks

Please find an overview of the planned Math’s and English Mock examinations that are to be held in March and will be undertaken in the Sports Hall.
Other subject areas will be conducting further assessments during lessons.  Students will be advised by their class teacher of when these will be held.
If you have any questions, please in the first instance contact your child’s class teacher.

Ten of the Best YA websites and blogs 

YA websites and blogs are the place to go for anyone looking for book recommendations, lists, quizzes, competitions, giveaways or just to generally immerse yourself in all things YA.  They’re also a great way for parents to find out about new trends in teen and YA fiction and to find discussion points to help you communicate with your teen about what they’re reading.  Below are ten of the best.

Children’s Mental Health Week

The staff at St Nicholas have been working hard to bring you a fantastic week of wellbeing activities. Spaces are limited but if you would like to join in, use the link below to book your place now on one of our activities.

There is something for everyone from:

Free Sanitary Products

Sanitary Period Products are available for free from the school office or the medical room. We have products available for students to take home so please tell your daughter to bring their bag down and we can give them enough for a few months.

Covid vaccinations

The second dose of the Covid vaccination will be hosted in school on Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th February and run by the school aged immunisation service.
Parents and carers should once again give their consent if they would like their child to receive the vaccine. The link to the online form along with the school’s unique code is contained within the letter that can be accessed here (Click here) Your consent should be given no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 9th February. Students who have not yet had their first vaccination will also be offered the vaccination.
Confirmation of the details of the immunisation schedule will be confirmed in due course.

Lost PropertyOnce again, we have many unclaimed items of uniform and clothing in Lost Property. If your child has lost something, please can you ask them to go to student support at break or lunch time to see if it’s been handed in.During the last week of term, we will be displaying all lost property in the hall. Your child will be notified of the date by their form tutor. Following this date, any unclaimed items will then be donated to charity.Please can we ask that parents put names in coats, PE kits, bags and shoes. Named items are returned to students on a daily basis.


Music Department Congratulations…

Charlie Fitzsimmons who passed Grade 2 violin in January.

Maisie Smart; Matilda Rowling; Emma Bayliss; Amelie Lucca-Benedetti and Lottie Hanson who successfully auditioned for chamber choir!

Northwich Cricket Club

Your local community cricket club would like to invite the youngsters in the local area to give cricket a go?No matter your age, gender or level of experience; everyone is welcome at Northwich Cricket Club, We have boys and girls between the ages of 6 – 15, and our main aim is for them to have FUN. We are on your doorstep.

We also offer 3 senior sides for any parents or older children who wish to take part in cricket. 

INDOOR TRAINING– Dates and TimesOur indoor training will be held at Hartford High School starting in February for 6 weeks.
Seniors Friday 25th Feb – Friday 1st April 7.00 – 9.00 pm
Please complete the forms and payment, new players are more than welcome to register and spread the word
Girls’ After School Sports
Monday 7th February:
Year 7/8 Total Sport Club in Sports Hall (3:15-4:15pm)
Tuesday 8th February:
Sports Hall Athletics (3:15-5pm) @ Rudheath
Wednesday 9th February :
U12 and U14 Football tournament @ Hartford (3:15-5pm)  (NO RUGBY PRACTICE)
Thursday 10th February
U16 Cheshire Cup match vs Blacon @ Moss Farm (2-4pm)
Friday 11th February:
Run Club  (3:15-4:00pm)
Boys’ After School Sports
Monday 7th February:
Year 7/8 Total Sport Club in Sports Hall (3:15-4:15pm)
Tuesday 8th February: 
Year 7/8 Sports Hall Athletics with MA (3:00-5:30pm)
Year 7/8 Rugby Training with AW (3:15-4:05pm)
Wednesday 9th February: 
Year 8 Football Training with AW (3:15-4:05pm)
Year 10 Cheshire Cup Football Fixture vs. Neston High School @ Moss Farm with MA (2:00pm kick off)

Thursday 10th February

Year 9/10 Rugby Training with DJ & AW (3:15-4:05pm)
Year 5/6 Partner Primary School Basketball Competition with MA (3:45-5:30pm)
Friday 11th February:
New Age Kurling Regional Finals @ Cardinal Newman High School (9:15am-2:30pm)
Run Club with TB (3:15-4:00pm)

Total Sport Club:

Don’t forget the Total Sport Club, which is open to Year 7/8 students, every Monday (3:15-4:15pm) in the Sports Hall.
Those attending will be able to try out sports and activities such as: boccia, table cricket, curling, table tennis and basketball as well as many more. We hope to see you there.

Vacancies at St Nicholas’

Teacher of English – Closing date 9am Monday 7th February 2022

This is an exciting time for us as we look to further strengthen our English department here at St Nicholas. We are an excellent Catholic school with a fantastic reputation for the very highest of standards, outstanding students who are eager to learn and exceptional staff who walk the ‘extra mile’ to ensure that every student in our care lives life and lives it to the full.

We are looking to appoint a Teacher of English with a passion and vision for learning and teaching in English across all Key Stages – a highly effective practitioner who will make a difference by inspiring a love of learning in their students. The successful candidate will join a forward thinking and forward looking department who are keen to build upon the many successes within the school’s external inspection reports from both the Diocese and Ofsted.

Cover Supervisor – Closing date 9am Wednesday 16th February 2022

The Governors wish to recruit a professional, enthusiastic and adaptable Cover Supervisor.

The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering prepared lessons, supervising whole classes of students, providing support and continuity of learning in the absence of the class teacher.

The Cover Supervisor will have the ability to motivate students, ensuring that lessons are delivered in a calm, focused and constructive atmosphere.

12 months contract initially- 31.25 hours per week – 39 weeks per year (Term time plus INSET days).

8.30am until 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

Click here for more information


Exam Invigilator Vacancies


We are looking to recruit additional invigilators to work during our Mock and External Exam Seasons. Full training will be provided.

It is essential that you are available for the main summer external season which usually takes place between early May and the end of June. Working hours are on a part time, casual basis between the hours of 8.00am and 4.30pm. Session times vary dependent on the exams running each day.

Main Responsibilities:-

1. Assist with checking, preparation and set up of exam rooms, prior to arrival of pupils.

2. Check identify of candidates, complete attendance registers and distribute exam papers.

3. Assist candidates in the exam room, minimise disruptions and maintain exam conditions throughout.

4. Assist candidates as appropriate with additional supplies of paper and stationery.

5. Monitor the efficient timing of the exam.

6. Collect, check in and maintain integrity of exam papers at the end of the exam.


If you are interested in the above position please contact Mrs Dawn Crosthwaite, HR Officer for an application form.

Email –


If you would like more information on the role please contact:-

Gill Hardman (Exam Officer), Tel: 01606 539762

Upcoming Dates

Children’s Mental Health Week 7th February – 11th February 2022

Year 7 Exams commence  –  Monday 7th February 2022
Year 8 SEN Information Evening  –  Tuesday 15th February 2022  (4.00 – 5.15pm)
Covid vaccinations in school – Monday 14th – Wednesday 16th February
Year 11 Parents’ Evening  –  Thursday 17th February 2022  (4.15 – 7.30pm)
Year 7 Exams finish  –  Friday 18th February 2022
SCHOOL CLOSES  –  Friday 18th February 2022
SCHOOL REOPENS  –  Monday 28th February 2022 

For future dates click here


“Everyone matters, so attendance matters”

% Bernadette Camera John-Paul Kolbe Romero Teresa Vincent DePaul Ward Year Total
Year 7 95 97 87 96 90 97 96 98 95
Year 8 95 89 97 93 96 98 92 97 95
Year 9 95 93 89 96 96 94 93 89 93
Year 10 95 90 91 93 93 93 97 90 93
Year 11 85 85 92 84 94 81 91 87
Whole School 93 91 91 92 94 93 94 94 92
*Data includes 96% of students in each form.
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