Newsletter 05.11.2021

Newsletter 05.11.2021

Message from our Chaplain Mairie

This week we have been following the COP26 meeting in Glasgow and considering our own responses to the needs of the world. Pope Francis, in his letter, ‘Laudato Si’, asks a very searching question; ‘When we ask ourselves what kind of world we want to leave behind, we think in the first place of its general direction, its meaning and its values. Unless we struggle with these deeper issues, I do not believe that our concern for ecology will produce significant results. But if these issues are courageously faced, we are led inexorably to ask other pointed questions: What is the purpose of our life in this world? ‘ Certainly, something to think about. 

Thank you again for all your support for our October charity. We have just heard from Mid-Cheshire Foodbank that the donation of groceries amounted to an amazing 323.6kg! 
About half of the donated coats have gone to local charities and the rest have been donated to a charity helping CARITAS as they support Afghan refugees who are presently living in a hotel near Manchester airport. Refugees receive just under £6 a day to live on. Hopefully, we will be able to support this charity with other collections in the future.
Parent Focus Meeting – Wednesday 17th November

Our first Parent Focus Meeting of the year will take place on Wednesday 17th November at 6pm and our topics for discussion will be our Mission as a Catholic School and Our School Improvement Planning for the next 3 years. Please email to confirm your attendance.

Library and literacy News

Reading for pleasure is more important for children’s cognitive development than their parents’ level of education and is a more powerful factor in life achievement than socio-economic background (

A good tip to encourage your child to read is to direct them towards books with themes which echo their interests and/or current events.  With Remembrance Day around the corner, the library has had many requests from students for war themed books.  I can recommend the following resources.

Remembrance Day Literacy Resources

Tom Palmer is the author of a number of excellent books which convey the many different aspects of war.  He recently filmed a Remembrance Day assembly at the Arctic Convoys memorial at Liverpool Parish Church, in which he talks about and reads from his latest children’s book “Arctic Star” about three young naval recruits braving the Arctic Convoys during the Second World War.  This can be accessed via

Explore Tom Palmer’s website to discover further war themed fiction.

Free School Meals

For information from CWaC regarding Free School Meals please click here


The PTFA will be holding their AGM Meeting in school on Tuesday, 9th November at 6.15 pm.Everyone is welcome.Please email if you wish to come along.

Kind regards,Kay MeliaPTFA Chair

Revision Ready in Business Studies and Economics
Tutor2u are hosting a range of revision webinars for Business and Economics students for GCSE and A Level.
Simply visit to see what is on offer and view the catalogue of pre-recorded sessions too!
Sporting Success

Rafael Van Osselaer has signed for the Warrington Wolves scholarship team  Here he is signing flanked by his amazing Latchford Giants coaches.

Rafael has also been nominated for the Man of Steel Awards.  Only 3 other players across the North West have been nominated. Good luck and well done Rafael

Sporting Success

Rachel Middlebrook has just been selected for both Netball and Hockey Cheshire squads. Mrs Simms has never had a student be able to do both, so it is a massive achievement. Well done Rachel!

Cleaner Vacancy

We are looking to add another cleaner to our lovely, hardworking team.
10 hours/week before or after school.

Please click here for further details

The Young Photographer Challenge: Charity Competition
Help us provide essential support for youth mental health

“Every photo is…a vulnerable act of courage to build empathy.” (Bryce Evans)

Studies show that 60% of young people feel unable to cope with stress induced by the pressure to succeed. Research also shows that the visualisation of a tranquil place can help reduce stress, anxiety and fear.

In honour of this and stress awareness week, we invite students aged 12-18 to enter our competition, The Young Photographer Challenge. Students should submit a photograph of their ‘peaceful place’ along with a title and short explanation. Creativity is highly encouraged!

The competition is free to enter and for each entry we shall make a donation to Stem4, a youth mental health charity. The deadline for entries is Tuesday 23rd November.

Click here for further details and to enter  

Girls’ After School Sports
Monday 8th Nov– Department Meeting – no after school activities
Tuesday 9th Nov– Twilight – no after school activities
Wednesday 10th Nov– Year 8 Netball Festival at Hartford HS
                        U14 Cheshire Cup match v The Heath at St Nicholas
Thursday 11th Nov– Netball Practice (all Years)
Friday 12th Nov- Year 7 Football Festival at HHS
Boys’ After School Sports
Monday 8th Nov– Department Meeting – no after school activities
Tuesday 9th Nov– Twilight – no after school activities
Wednesday 10th November:
  • Year 8 and Sixth Form Boys Football vs Tytherington High School (Away) – Both kick off at 3pm.
  • Year 10 Football Competition @ Hartford High School (3:30pm-5:00pm)
Thursday 11th November: Year 7 and 9 Football Training (3:15pm-4:15pm)
All information will be shared with students who are playing in the above fixtures.
Upcoming Dates

Year 11 Mock Exams commence  –  Monday 8th November 2021 

PTFA Meeting  – Tuesday 9th November 2021  (6.15 – 7.15pm) 

Year 7 SEN Information Evening  –  Wednesday 10th November 2021 (4.00 – 5.15pm) 

Parents’ Focus Meeting 1  –  Wednesday 17th November 2021  (6.00 – 7.00pm) 

Year 11 Mock Exams finish  –  Friday 19th November 2021 

Year 9  Parents’ Evening  –  Monday 22nd November 2021  (4.15 – 7.30pm) 

Year 13 Reports to Parents  –  Wednesday 24th November 2021 

Inset Day  SCHOOL CLOSED TO PUPILS  – Friday 26th November 2021 

For future dates click here