Newsletter 09.09.22

Newsletter 09.09.22

Message from our Chaplain Mairie

It has been lovely welcoming everyone back into St Nicholas and especially welcoming Year 7 students to their first year with us. It has been remarkable seeing how well they have settled in already. For everyone, this is the promise of our first, for a long time, year free of all restrictions. I’m sure we fully intend to take every advantage as we support our students in becoming the best that they can be. I especially am looking forward to welcoming students into the newly decorated chapel, during lessons and during the drop-in opportunities at break and lunch. 

Gracious God,
we come to you at the beginning of this academic yearwith our many feelings, expectations, fears and hopes.Help us to remember, however,
we have the comforting
assurance from you:
“I will always be with you.”
St Nicholas Award.

The aim of the St Nicholas Award is to continue to build a sense of community around our Gospel Values and to encourage all students to act in the ‘spirit’ of St Nicholas. In doing this, all positive behaviour will continue to be celebrated around school. 

Having been nominated by staff and chosen by a Rewards Panel, students will receive a  badge that can be worn on their blazer. In addition, their name will be displayed on a new award board in our main reception area this term. 

We would like to congratulate all the winners on this fantastic achievement. 


Charlie Seath 8V

Isaac Baguley 8R

Naomi Woodyatt 8T

Elise Fawkes 9V

Calvin Kendrick 9T

Francis Holbrook 9V

Jamae Gordula 10W

Aiden Warrilow 10B

Daisy Martin 10K

Sandor Vodros 11J

Rachel Middlebrook 11J

Alex Booth 11W

Music success

Congratulations and well done to

Henryk Wieckowski Merit Grade 4 Trombone (ABRSM).

Aleks Wieckowski Distinction Grade 4 Drums (RSL).


Rehearsals Week beginning 12th September

Monday Lunchtime Jazz Band 1M
Tuesday Lunchtime Glee Club (All Years) 1M
Wednesday Lunchtime Woodwind Group 1M
Wednesday 3.15-5pm Chamber Choir Hall
Thursday Lunchtime String Group 1M
Thursday 3.15-4.15pm Orchestra Hall

Instrumental Lessons start next week….Please check the notice board in Music and ask Mrs McKenna, Mr Rushworth or Mrs Williams if in doubt.

Date for your diary: October 10th and 11th SNCHS Music Festival with Partner Primary Schools.

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award
Our cohort of Gold DofE candidates, Tom Dean, George Bainbridge, Emily Zhou and Chrissie Dutton have all been successful in completing and passing their qualifying expedition.
The team were a credit to themselves and the school throughout the whole four-day expedition and have been commended by the assessors for their teamwork, diligence, and overall positive attitude!
Open Evening – Thursday 29th September

No need to book – just turn up.

It has been great to welcome our new intake to the canteen. We hope you have enjoyed your food.
To avoid overspending on their cards, there is a cap of £5 per day for students. This can be upped or reduced upon request to Mrs Sandbach. Email
All our staff are fully trained on allergens and the importance of keeping our students, staff and visitors safe. We have to remember that our students must NOT purchase any foods for friends. If you have any dietary requirements then please talk to our friendly catering team.
Sporting success – Evan Turner

Evan Turner represented Lancashire cricket at the weekend. Evan had great feedback from the Lancashire coaches regarding his role as Captain and his batting skills.

Well done Evan and good luck with future matches.

Sporting success – Rachel Middlebrook

Congratulations to Rachel Middlebrook, 11J.

Rachel played netball for Wales last weekend. What an achievement!

Lunchtime and after school clubs

Clubs are starting in the next few weeks.

Monday lunch – Year 8 technology club in T3
Tuesday lunch – Glee Club in 1M
Tuesday lunchtime – Science Club (for KS3)
Tuesday after school 3.15 – 4.30 – Performing Arts Club in DS1
Thursday lunch – Chess club on  in M5
Thursdays at 3.30 – KS4/5 Spanish Film Club on  in L5
Water bottles

Please remember that all students must bring water bottles to school.

Bottles are also available from the canteen and can be refilled from the water fountains throughout the day.


The Uniform Exchange have still got a waiting list for St Nicholas Uniforms, so if you have uniform items your child no longer needs please consider donating it to this very helpful charity.

They also need coats, shoes, rucksacks and general unbranded uniform items.

CAR BOOT SALE?? at St. Nicholas Catholic High School
Having a clear out?
If so, why not consider a stall at our car boot on Saturday, 24th September.
Set up from 9 am & open to the public from 10am until 12 noon.
£10 car, £12 van. £1 entry per family. All proceeds go to school.
No booking required & bring your own table.
Medical information
Please complete form C to consent to your child carrying their own inhaler, it would also be helpful if you could provide a spare one to keep in the medical room.
Individual Healthcare Plan
For any child requiring an Individual Healthcare Plan, ie: Diabetics, anaphylactic etc please complete our new IHCP
For any students requiring medication whether it be short term or every day, please complete form A.
Lost Property – items left in lockers

The site team has opened all lockers over the summer holidays. All items are available to pick up from student support. We will donate any remaining items to the Uniform Exchange Friday afternoon next week.

Vacancies at St Nicholas

Teaching Assistant 

Permanent Part Time Position: 31.25 hours per week – 39 weeks per year.
Grade 5 – Application deadline is 9am Friday 30 September 2022.
For further information Click here

Cover Supervisor 

Permanent position – 31.25 hours per week – 39 weeks per year (Term time plus INSET days).
Grade 5 – Application deadline is 9am Friday 30 September 2022
For further information click here


Working hours will either be mornings 5.30-7.30am or afternoons 3.30-5.30pm, £9.50 per hour
Please contact Mrs Dawn Poole on 01606 706020 for further information and/or an application form.
Closing date for applications: Friday 21 October 2022 at 9am.
For further information click here

Girls’ and Boys’ After School Sports
Monday: Staff Meeting
Tuesday: Football (All Years- Boys & Girls)
Wednesday: Netball (All Years- Boys & Girls)
Thursday: Hockey (All Years- Boys & Girls)
Friday: Run Club (All Years- Boys & Girls)
Fixtures next week:
Tuesday 13th September: Year 7 Boys Football Competition @ Middlewich (Team TBC)
Wednesday 14th September: Year 9 Boys Football Competition @ Hartford (Team TBC)
Upcoming Dates

Monday 12th September – PTFA Meeting 6.15-7.15pm
Tuesday 20th September – Year 9 SEN Information Evening 4-5.15pm
Wednesday 21st September – Year 11 Information Evening 6 – 7pm
Monday 26th September – Student Photos – (Years 7,8,9,11 & 12)
Tuesday 27th September –  Year 11 Careers Day
Wednesday 28th September – Year 7 RE Retreat Day
Wednesday 28th September  – Year 10 Information Evening 6 – 7pm
Thursday 29th September – Whole School OPEN EVENING –6 – 8:15 pm

For future dates click here

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