Newsletter 05.07.2024

Newsletter 05.07.2024

Message from our Chaplain Mairie

This week has been busy with retreats for our students. On Wednesday we were delighted to spend the day at St Bede’s parish church in Weaverham with our Year 12 students and the Shrewsbury Youth Mission Team. The students took the time to reflect on the important things in their life and how to take care of themselves during the coming year and beyond. 
Thank you to Fr Paul and Sr Phyllis for making us so welcome on the day, and to SYMT for their facilitation of the day that made it such a meaningful day. 

Sports Presentation Evening

Sports Presentation Evening

The Physical Education department at St Nicholas Catholic High School wish to invite you to the Sports Presentation Evening on Monday 15th July 2023 (6pm-7:30pm). All students who have represented the school this academic year are invited to attend and will receive a certificate for their contributions to school sport. Furthermore, those who have represented the school in four or more sports will receive a badge for their efforts.

There will also be awards for achievement and effort in school sport along with a ‘High Performance’ presentation and live performances on the night. Students who have been nominated for an award will be notified in school next week and will receive a ticket for themselves and two family members.

The evening will finish with our guest speaker, captain of the England Learning Disability Cricket team; Chris Edwards.

Admission is free but is all ticket. Tickets can be reserved using the Form attached: https://forms.office.com/e/h5ztuyAr2k

Each student will receive a ticket but there will be a two ticket limit per family. In the event you wish to reserve more than two additional tickets, please contact a member of the Physical Education department.

Whilst the event will celebrate the participation and successes of those students who have represented the school this academic year, all students and their families are welcome to attend to be part of the celebration and listen to the guest speaker.

Furthermore, in preparation for the evening, the Physical Education department are kindly requesting any pictures and/or information of students competing outside of school in either club, district, regional, national or international level. The information received will be used to create a High Performance presentation that will be shared on the night.

Please can you send in any pictures and/or information of your child participating in sport outside of school to Mr Armstrong (m.armstrong@st-nicholas.cheshire.sch.uk) by Monday 1st July 2024.

Year 8 HPV Immunisations

Just a quick reminder that on the 10th July Year 8 will be having a HPV immunisation.
Please ensure they have a good breakfast in the morning and have a bottle of water with them. The students should arrive at school with a short sleeved shirt or white top under their school shirt. The injections are very quick and there is nothing to worry about.
 
Please copy and paste the link into your browser and complete the form if you have not already done so by 12 noon on Thursday 8th July to ensure that your child receives the vaccination.
 
The school code is – CP111450

Sporting Success

Marc Williams – Stockport County

Marc Williams has been highlighted as a high performer at Stockport County’s academy. As a result, he has been selected for their ‘Young Hatters’ programme. The group is mixed between Under 13-16s and allows opportunities for further development and to play with older players.

Sporting Success

Cheshire Minors Athletic Championships
The following  students were selected to represent Mid-Cheshire in the Cheshire Championships Wednesday 26th June at Macclesfield Athletic Track. All of the students were a credit to themselves and school and several got a new Personal Best (PB) on the night.
Boys
Picture and now the second fasted boy in Cheshire. James Priestley – 100m – 12.7s (new PB)
Henry Pudney – 800m(2.52 mins)
Barney Dickens – Long Jump – 3.30m 
Hayden Durney – Discuss (15m)
Girls
Maisie Warrington – Long Jump (3.26m)
Rosie Quicke – 200m (31.4 sec)  (new PB)
Grace Buckley – 800m (2.53 mins) (new PB)
Florence Rowling – 1500m – 5.55m (new PB)
Erin Jones – 1500m – 6.12m (new PB)

PE News

Dorigatti and Pringle Football Competitions
Dorigatti and Pringle Football Competitions will take place on Friday. 
These are held in memory of former students Richard Dorigatti and Stephen Pringle who died too young.
Students involved in the football  MUST have shin-pads and trainers NOT football boots.
They may want to bring some money for the 6th Form activities of face painting, cross bar challenge and refreshments.
Please bring in sun cream, inhalers, antihistamines and water to keep hydrated. 
It may be chilly so a jacket or non-hooded top may be needed. 

Sixth Form Driving Rewards

Sixth Form Rewards
As part of our Sixth Form rewards 5 lucky students were rewarded with a driving lesson paid for by the school. Former Police Officer and fully qualified Driving Instructor Dave Johnson put the students through their paces.
 
One of the lucky winners was our very own Head Prefect Luca Gasparini who said – “It was amazing to have a fresh pair of eyes to show and tell me what I need to work on.”
 
Another one of our winners was Catherin Sunny who until yesterday had never sat behind the wheel of a car: – “I had such an amazing time as a total beginner. I was able to pick up his guidance fast and ended up doing great!”

Water Bottles in School

Water bottles in school

As the weather gets hotter, please ensure your child has a water bottle with them in school.

To reduce plastic waste and to promote independence and personal responsibility, the office will no longer supply plastic cups.

Bottles are available to buy from the canteen. These can be kept and refilled throughout the day. 

PTFA Newsletter

PTFA Newsletter 

Hi Everyone,

Thank you to those of you who have bought lottery tickets in our Summer Raffle on ParentPay. Your support is wonderful & very much appreciated.

Please note that the raffle will finish at midnight on Thursday, 11th July.

We have some amazing prizes:

Euro camp holiday

Tickets for Chester Races

Full car service from D C Lomas, Cheshire 
Fortnum & Mason tea and biscuits hamper
£100 Amazon voucher
And many more.

🌞😎Make your summer sizzle with this amazing Ninja Bundle, perfect for summer BBQs and garden parties🍹🥳
🍨🍕From the Woodfire outdoor pizza oven to the CREAMi ice-cream and frozen drink maker, you’ll be partying all summer long… And if the contrary British weather rears its head, bring the party indoors with the top-of-the-range Ninja Foodi dual- zone airfryer!🥂🍲
Get your tickets before Saturday 27th July to be in with a chance to win: https://bit.ly/45OKJbV

LOTTERY

Thank you to everyone who takes part in Your School Lottery. 

Lottery

This week’s jackpot winning number is:
368403

One of our supporters won £14.40 in the draw! 😀 🎉

If you haven’t signed up yet visit our lottery here 

https://www.yourschoollottery.co.uk/lottery/school/st-nicholas-catholic-high-school 

Thank you. 🤩

Library and Literacy

Children’s, Teen and YA book adaptations
 
One way to get our children and teens interested in a book series is to lure them with the latest TV and film adaptations. Here are a few of the latest releases that have got the students talking:
A Good Girls Guide to Murder: BBC iplayer

A lot of our students have already binged this series and it only came out last week! You may recognise Emma Myers, the actor playing Pippa, from Netflix’s Wednesday. This is a fantastic adaptation and a good gateway into the book series.

Geek Girl

Holly Smale’s best selling series Geek Girl, about an awkward teen who gets scouted by a top model agency, is now available to watch on Netflix. This is another series which will hopefully encourage teens to pick up the book series after they’ve got hooked on the Netflix series. According to reports from our students, the series deviates from the books in places, which might annoy the Geek Girl super fans, but will be great for those who are yet to discover the books as there’ll be more for them to uncover when they do.

My Lady Jane

The new Prime series My Lady Jane is a faithful adaptation of the hilarious novel of the same name. My Lady Jane tells the (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey, because some people deserve a better ending. The series is a lot raunchier than the YA novel so watch caution. If you’re keen to avoid excruciating parent/child TV watching moments, there’s always the fast forward button.

Uglies

Well this is exciting. I’ve just found out that one of my favourite dystopian series of yore (2005 so older than any of our students), Uglies by Scott Westerfeld has been made into a film starring Joey King which is due to release on Netflix later this year. This was an incredibly popular series in the library back in the day and I’m looking forward to its resurgence.  In fact, I’m going to make it my Book of the Week so everyone can read it before it’s released on Netflix (in case the film doesn’t do it justice).

Book of the Week
 
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (There have been many reprints and many different covers).

Uglies and its sequals (Pretties, Extras and Specials) is set in a dystopian future where all inequalities and differences are neutralised at the age of 16 when you are sent  to undergo a transformation which will make you Pretty. Once you are Pretty, you gain entrance to a high tech eutopia where your only job is to have a really good time. 

Tally can’t wait to be Pretty and gain access to all the areas of society that being Pretty will afford her. Tally’s new friend Shay, however, has other ideas and would rather risk living on the fringes of society than go through an operation which will change her.  When Shay disappears, Tally is given a harsh choice by the authorities. She can either find her friend Shay and hand her over, or never be given the chane to turn Pretty, leaving her an ugly outcast in a world full of beautiful people.

Perhaps being Pretty isn’t all that it seems. There’s something Ugly going on in Pretty World.

Community Notices

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Free summer Holiday Activities and Food across Cheshire West and Chester

HAF summer is nearly here and we wanted to share with you some of the Holiday Activities and Food clubs available in your area. Coordinated by Edsential, Cheshire West’s HAF programme has a whole host of clubs that are completely free for children and young people in receipt of free school meals. 

Our interactive map means it’s easier than ever for parents/carers to search for various activity clubs on offer in their local area. From various sports such as basketball, swimming and football camps, to creative arts and crafts, healthy eating cooking classes, nature bushcraft, campfires, and storytelling. This summer promises something for every taste and interest. For older children there will be additional activities such as hair, beauty, and wellness. And the best part? Free, healthy meals will be served throughout the programme, ensuring that children stay fuelled and ready for action.

To find a full list of the summer holiday activity clubs visit our website. We hope you will consider sharing this email with the families in your school communities – to share the image simply copy and paste it into any social media, websites or parent/carer communication channels you wish.

Local support for families with SEND

Parent Workshop – supporting a child with Anxiety

Parent Workshop – supporting a child with Anxiety

Lunchtime and after school Clubs

Lunchtime:

Monday Linguistics Club, Years 10,11,12,13 in E7
Monday : History Musical Mondays – watching Hamilton – H1
Tuesday : Science Club in S5
Tuesday : Chess Club in M5
Wednesday
Art club – all years in  A1 and A2
Wednesday : Easy as Pi – Maths Club – in M6
Wednesday : Dungeons and Dragons in B5
Thursday
Art club  -all years A1 in and A2 – KS4
Thursday
KS3 History Club – Week 2 in H1
Friday : Book Club in the library

After School:

Tuesday 
Performing Arts Club – 3.15 – 4.30 Drama
Drama Club in Drama Studio

Wednesday  
Dungeons and Dragons  – in the library

Thursday 
Art club for everyone in A2

Music - lunchtime and after school clubs

Lunchtime:

Monday : Woodwind Ensemble
Tuesday : 
Year 9 band 1M
Wednesday : Jazz Band
Thursday : String ensemble
Friday : Keyboard Club 2M

After School:

Wednesday Choir 3.15-5pm
Thursday No Orchestra 

PE - after school clubs

PE After school activities have now finished for this term.

We look forward to starting back in September.

Upcoming dates

Thursday 11th July Prize Night

Friday 12th July Dorigatti/Pringle Years 7, 8 & 9

Friday 12th July Year 10 rewards trip

Monday 15th July Years 7, 8, 9 rewards trips

Tuesday 16th July Y12 Parent’s Evening 4.15 – 7.30pm

Wednesday 17th July Whole School Mass

Wednesday 17th July Lucas Briscoe rounders tournament Y10 – afternoon

Thursday 18th July Sixth Form Vietnam 7 Cambodia Trip departs

Friday 19th July School closes 12.30pm

Wednesday 4th September All students start

Click here for future dates

Attendance

“Everyone Matters – so attendance matters”

 

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