It is good to see that we are getting back to our school traditions slowly but surely and so it was lovely to celebrate with Year 11 at their Celebration Mass this week, especially as we were able to invite parents and other family along to be part of this special moment in their school year. We were grateful, and blessed, to have the school choir with us. Thanks to Fr Paul and Sr Phyllis, and to everyone who came and who helped to make it a special occasion for our students. Fr Paul spoke to the students about how important it is to make the most of this time and to make the most of themselves, inviting God to be part of their lives in all they do.
Thanks to the PTFA for providing refreshments so that families could have a good catch up after all this time. Continuing prayers and best wishes to Year 11.
There’s still time to be a part of the Cheshire Book Award
The Cheshire book award will draw to a close at the end of May. This means that you still have a month to read as many Cheshire Book Award books as possible if you wish to take part. At the end of May, all the participating students will be invited to a biscuit fuelled meeting to discuss which book to pick as the winner.
The awards ceremony will take place at Winsford Academy on Wednesday 29th June. Authors Tamsin Winter and George Lester have been confirmed and we are waiting to hear from some of the other nominees. Students will have the opportunity to meet the authors, purchase books and have them signed during the awards ceremony. It’ll be a great evening with students across Cheshire taking part so hurry up and sign up if you don’t want to miss out.
Year 11 Spanish and French Speaking Exams.
Good luck to all Year 11s who will be doing their French and Spanish speaking exams next week.
"Bonne chance!" - "¡Buena suerte!"
Sporting Success – Volleyball
Jacob Nicholl had a very successful weekend with the North West Volleyball team in Leicester.
The team won the pool stage undefeated, then saw off the West Midlands in the quarter final and the reigning champions Yorkshire in the Semi finals.
Well done to Jacob and the rest of the team!
Parent Focus Group
Our next Parent Focus Group is scheduled for Wednesday 11th May from 6pm to 7pm and will focus our Pastoral Curriculum here at St Nicholas.
Pastoral support for your children remains a key strength of our school community and our curriculum supports their learning and formation across such subjects as online safety, relationships and sex education, Careers, Citizenship as well as personal, social and health education.
As always we would welcome your feedback and suggestions in relation to any of these matters and please email email@example.com if you would like to attend in May.
Accessing the Foodbank
Whilst we hope that everyone is coping well, this is a difficult time for many, and we appreciate that there may be some families who are undergoing hardship because of changes in work or personal circumstances. So that we may support our St Nicholas family we have registered as a referral organisation for the Foodbank. If you would like to have this support, we are able to process an on-line referral and arrange an appointment for you to collect a five-day food package from an agreed centre. For those who are self-isolating, a delivery can be arranged instead, subject to volunteer capacity.
Please do contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if we can be of help in this manner. As always, our conversation and any information that we need to pass on to the Foodbank, will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. For alternative access, you can also contact the local Citizens Advice in the Community on 07894 238963
PTFA Summer Raffle and Your School Lottery
The PTFA will be holding their summer raffle again in a few months.
If you have any raffle prizes that you could kindly donate please contact school.
YOUR SCHOOL LOTTERY
Thank you to those who have bought their lottery tickets and joined www.yourschoollottery.co.uk Every supporter has the opportunity to win prizes up to £25,000 every week.
40% of every pound comes straight back to school and there is a guaranteed weekly prize to someone in our community. Tickets are £1
Next PTFA meeting: Monday 9th May at 6.15 pm – 7.15 pm – all welcome.
Girls’ and Boys’ After School Sports
Monday 9th April:
Total Sports Club
Tuesday 10th April:
Year 8-11 Summer Athletics Competition @ Victoria Park, Warrington (3:00pm-7:00pm)
Wednesday 11th April:
Year 11 GCSE with LF (3:15pm-4:30pm)
Year 13 A Level Revision with TB (3:15pm-4:30pm)
All Years- Athletics with PE Department (3:15pm-4:15pm)
Thursday 12th April:
GCSE Physical Education Moderation Day (9:00am-1:00pm)- students involved to wear full PE kit
All Years- Striking & Fielding with PE Department (3:15-4:15pm)
Year 5/6 Mixed Dodgeball Primary School Competition @ St Nicholas CHS with MA (4:00pm-5:15pm)
Friday 13th April:
Run Club with TB (3:15-4:00pm)
All Years- Tennis with PE Department (3:15-4:15pm)
PTFA Meeting – Monday 9th May 2022 (6.15 – 7.15pm) Parent Focus Meeting 3 – Wednesday 11th May 2022 (6.00 – 7.00pm) Year 13 Celebration & Mass (leave at lunch) – Friday 20th May 2022 Year 7 Parents’ Evening – Monday 23rd May 2022 (4.15 – 7.30pm) Year 9 Reports to Parents – Tuesday 24th May 2022 SCHOOL CLOSES – Friday 27th May 2022 SCHOOL REOPENS – Monday 6th June 2022 Extra HOLIDAY for Queen’s Jubilee – Monday 4th July 2022 SCHOOL CLOSES for SUMMER HOLIDAYS – Wednesday 20th July 2022