Newsletter 11.03.22

Newsletter 11.03.22


We continue to pray for reconciliation and peace to come to Ukraine. 
We are very pleased that we are beginning our Saints Lent fundraising to support CARITAS.
CARITAS  already have schemes in place, in our local area,  to support refugees and work with the government sponsorship scheme. CARITAS International is part of the Disasters Emergency Committee which has recently launched the Ukraine Humanitarian Scheme. They are already ‘on the ground’ with CARITAS Ukraine and CARITAS Poland giving humanitarian support. We look forward to seeing the amazing projects being planned by our Saint forms over the next few weeks.  Fundraising will happen through to the end of April and the final amount will be shared between the local and International branches. We thank you for your support as always. 
Support for students
In school, we hope to support our students as much as we can in these challenging times. This support includes the following opportunities:
Learning Mentor hub will now be open from 8.30am, in addition to break time and lunch.
Our Chaplain, Mairie, is usually in the chapel before school and at break and lunch.
The chapel is available for times of quiet prayer and reflection, or to light a candle for a special intention. 
There is a ‘post box’ outside the chapel for prayer requests or requests for a chat. 
Our Drop-in email, which proved very helpful during lockdown, is still active. Parents or students can access:  (monitored 9.00am to 3.00pm)
If you have concerns about your child, or if you would like us to know anything about your family situation in respect of the crisis, please let us know. You can email the appropriate year leader or via the drop-in email. 
Support for Ukraine 
 If you are looking for charities who are taking donations of medical, hygiene or food supplies,  ‘Changing Lives Together’ is coordinating collections at Barons Quay together with ‘Collection for Ukrainian Refugees’. They are also looking for volunteers from age 14 (with accompanying adult). The needs are always changing, so please check their Facebook or Web pages or follow contact details below.  Your local church may also be a drop-off point for these or other charities.  
Changing Lives Together Cheshire
 01606 827120 
Collection for Ukrainian refugees is operating from a number of Polish shops including the Polish shop, Monika, in Weaver Street, Winsford CW7 4AA 

We continue to pray for peace, Our Lady of Kyiv pray for us. 

Mathematics success
Well done to all the students who took place in the UKMT Intermediate Mathematical Challenge.
St Nicholas achieved 2 gold certificates, 16 silvers and 40 bronze!
Year 9 did particularly well with 5 students being invited to compete in the follow on round which will be on 17 March.
Congratulations and good luck to the following students:
Alexander Bickerton (highest score in school)
Alexander Kirkby (second highest score in school)
Bailey Fearn
Ben Petrie
Gemma Chadwick
Literacy update

Spring concert

At this time of the year we usually join with our partner primary schools for our Music Festivals. Due to the disruption caused by the pandemic, our primary schools can’t join us at this point. However, we have re-scheduled for later this term once GCSE and A Level examinations have taken place.

We are therefore holding a Spring Concert on Wednesday 16th March in which all our ensembles will perform as well as some performances from GCSE and A Level students.

The concert will start at 6.30pm and I will expect students who are performing to be back in school 6pm. If students cannot get home and back within that time frame they can stay in school but must register in 1M at 3.15pm.

Students, other than sixth form, will not allowed off-site to purchase any food or drinks and therefore must bring a packed tea. If this is not possible, please contact me direct.

If you would like to attend this event, please complete the MS Form below indicating how many seats you require.

GCSE revision sessions

Year 11 are all getting ready for their GCSEs this summer.
There are plenty of revision support going on in school both during lunchtime and after school.

The Exam Boards 
English After School revision sessions
Year 11 Revision Sessions

GCSE Business Revision Sessions are coming!

Tuesday 29th March 2022 – Topic 1.3 (Putting a business idea into practice)
Friday 8th April 2022 – Topic 1.5 (Understanding external influences)
Thursday 28th April 2022 – Topic 2.4 (Making financial decisions)
Wednesday 4th May 2022 – A mixture of concepts from topics 1.2, 1.4, 2.3, 2.5
Where and When? B1 3.15pm – 4.15pm See you there!

Facilities Manager Vacancy

The Governors of St Nicholas Catholic High School wish to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to undertake the vital role of Facilities Manager. The role, reporting to the Strategic Business Manager, will have overall responsibility for leading the site team effectively and maintaining high standards of cleaning, facilities maintenance and improvements, security and health and safety management of the school site, both internally and externally. The successful candidate will be skilled in a specific trade or buildings maintenance in general, to ensure compliance with current legislation relating to site safety and premises management. Experience of working in a related area/school site would be advantageous.

Closing date Friday noon Friday 25th March

Click here for further information

Charity Prom Shopping Event

St Luke’s Cheshire hospice are holding a prom dress shopping event at Moulton British Legion on Wednesday 23rd March 7-9pm.
We have over 100 dresses many new and lots of accessories shoes, bags, jewellery to go with them.
All at affordable prices please invite your students to come along all funds raised go to the local hospice. Free entry

Music Achievement

Norrie Powell, 8 Camara has achieved his guitar grade 1 with merit.
Norrie has lessons in school with Mr. Moore.
Well done Norrie!
Aspirations Careers Day for Young Women

The Pledge are hosting an interactive careers fair in conjunction with our partners, Warrington and Vale Royal College, for young women across Cheshire and Warrington, on Saturday 26th March.

The ‘Aspirations Day’ will provide a unique opportunity for young women to engage with employers and feel inspired to work in sectors or organisations that are committed to working with more young women in the area.

The event is free to attend and parents or guardians are welcome. The event will run from 11am -3pm and will be set up like a trade fair with a host of fun and engaging activities and information on career routes and training. Drop in for an hour or stay for the day!

Follow the link for further information:

National Careers Week
Students have been taking part in National Careers Week 7th-12th March. They have been looking at different post 16 and post 18 options as well as exploring different career options during form time.
See further details on the National Careers Week website:
A reminder that students can complete independent careers research at home using Unifrog:
Updated Lunchtime and After School Clubs

Monday Lunch – KS4/5 Art Club in A1
Monday Lunch – KS4 Choir (years 10 and 11) in 1M
Tuesday Lunch – KS3 MFL Games Club – in L5
Tuesday Lunch – KS3 Choir (year 7-9) – in 1M
Tuesday Lunch –  Chill Club run by Learning Mentors – in R1
Tuesday After School – KS4 French film club in L2 (3:20-4:15)
Tuesday Lunch – Chess Club, in M5, all year groups
Tuesday Lunch – KS3 Art Club in A1
Tuesday After School – KS4/5 Art Club in A1
Tuesday After School – School Production
Wednesday Lunch – Dungeons and Dragons club in B1
Wednesday Lunch – Woodwind Ensemble (All Years) in 1M
Wednesday Lunch Year 11 Composition/Performance workshop in 2M
Wednesday Lunch – Hegarty Maths Homework Club in M6
Wednesday Lunch – Sparx Maths support, in C3, for Year 9
Wednesday Lunch – Wellbeing Wednesdays for KS3 students. Year 9 ambassadors mentor younger students.  and we run wellbeing activities every week in E6.
Wednesday After School – Chamber choir 3.15-5pm
Thursday Lunch – String Ensemble (All Years) in 1M
Thursday Lunch Year 11 Composition/Performance workshop in 2M
Thursday Lunch – Knitting Club  in R1
Thursday Lunch – Writing Club in E3
Thursday Lunch – KS4/5 Art Club in A2
Thursday Lunch – KS4 French Book Club – in L4
Thursday after school – KS4 Spanish Film Club –   in L5
Thursday After School – KS4/5 Art Club in A2
Thursday After School – School Production
Friday Lunch – GCSE English revision in E4
Friday Lunch – KS3 Art Club in A2
Friday Lunch – KS5 Singformers in 1M
Friday After School – Orchestra

Free Childcare Qualifications

Girls’ After School Sports
Monday 14th March:
Year 7/8 Total Sport Club in Sports Hall (3:15-4:15pm)
Tuesday 15th March: 
Hockey 3:15-4:30
Wednesday 16th March: 
Netball 3:15-4:30
Thursday 17th March
Trampolining (GCSE Sport Science students only) 3:15-4:30
Badminton 3:15-4:30
Friday 18th March:
Run Club with TB (3:15-4:00pm)
Boys’ After School Sports
Monday 14th March:
Year 7/8 Total Sport Club in Sports Hall (3:15-4:15pm)
Tuesday 15th March: 
Year 8 Sportshall Athletics Finals @ Ellesmere Port Sports Village with AW (12:15-4:45pm)
Wednesday 16th March: 
Year 13 EAPI Examinations with AW (3:15-5:00pm)
Year 3-6 Primary School Cross Country Competition @ St Nicholas CHS with MA (4:00-4:45pm)
Thursday 17th March
Year 13 EAPI Examinations with MA and AW (3:15-5:00pm)
Year 9/10 Rugby Training with DJ (TBC)
Friday 18th March:
Run Club with TB (3:15-4:00pm)
Upcoming Dates

Year 11 Food Technology Practical GCSE Exam  –  Monday 14th March 2022 & Tuesday 15th March 2022
Year 10 SEN Information Evening  –  Tuesday 15th March 2022  (4.00 – 5.15pm)
Spring Concert  –  Wednesday 16th March 2022 (6.30pm)
St Vincent Partner Primary Presentation Evening – Monday 21st March (6.30pm)
Year 4 Activities Day  –  Wednesday 23rd March 2022 & Thursday 24th March 2022
Year 9 Exams commence  –  Monday 28th March 2022
Year 7 Reports to Parents  –  Wednesday 30th March 2022
Year 8 Parents’ Evening  –  Thursday 31st March 2022  (4.15 – 7.30pm)
Year 9 Exams finish  –  Friday 8th April 2022
Year 11  Stanley Igoe Cup  –  Wednesday 13th April 2022
Easter Holidays – School closes Wednesday 13th April – reopens Wednesday 27th April 2022

For future dates click here


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