Newsletter 13.05.22

Newsletter 13.05.22

Message from our Chaplain Mairie
Prayer Garden 
Over half-term, quite a lot of work took place in the area outside the year 11 lunch space. This has been known as the prayer garden for some time but has not been accessible to students. We have now cleared everything away,  apart from a memorial tree, so that we have a blank canvas to create a space for students to sit and have some reflective or prayer time. It is still a work in progress and does look quite bare at the moment, but we will update you as garden furniture and plants are introduced to create a welcoming and prayerful space. 
Confirmation 
We were delighted to share in the celebration as some of our students received the Sacrament of Confirmation at St Vincent’s in Knutsford. Congratulations and many blessings to all who were Confirmed and their families. 
Mission Statement Review 

We are in the closing stages of renewing our Misssion Statement for the school. Next week, we are meeting to draft a short list of statements that will go forward to a whole school vote. This will be taking place from 1.15pm on Friday 20th May and will last for one hour. If any parents would like to be involved in the drafting you would be welcome to join us. Please contact me, m.gelling@st-nicholas,cheshire.sch.uk if you would like to attend. 

St Nicholas Award

We are very proud to announce this term’s winners of the St Nicholas Award.

These are students who contribute positively to school life on a regular basis and can truly be proud of this nomination.

Their names are prominently displayed in the entrance hall.

A big well done and congratulations to

Emma Baylis
Lottie Hanson
Louis McManus
Matthew Ross
Deeya Shibu
Mair Lloyd
Ruby Ikin
Alexandra Neshkova
Rowan Normantas
Megan Buckley
Mia Wainright
Mitchell Cameron
Molly Cassidy
Eliza Rigg

More Mathematics Success
We were delighted to send off a number of entries to the Mathematical Education on Merseyside annual challenge programme back in March. All St Nicholas’ students who entered did an excellent job at answering the questions which were all themed around Famous Artwork for this years challenge, which attracts over 200 entries annually.
Cian Garrard and Edward Smalley both achieved a Certificate of Merit and have been invited to a rewards ceremony at the University of Liverpool. Congratulations to both of you on your well deserved success.
Attendance
Please ensure your child attends school every day. Any requests for leave of absence should be made to the school in writing one month before if possible.
Please be aware that holidays will not be approved unless in exceptional circumstances. Contact your child’s Year Leader to discuss in the first instance.
Well done to the vast majority of our students who turn up on time, have good attendance and are ready to learn. We really appreciate your efforts.
Music Co-Curricular rehearsals 16th-20th May

Monday 16th May
Lunchtime: Year10/11 Vocal rehearsal
Tuesday 17th May
Lunchtime: Bugsy rehearsal
After School: Bugsy Rehearsal 3.15-5pm
Wednesday 18th May
Lunchtime:  Woodwind Ensemble
After School: Chamber Choir 3.15-4.15
Thursday 19th May
Lunchtime: String Ensemble
After School; GCSE/A Level Revision
Friday 20th May
After School: Orchestra 3.15-4.15pm

Year 7 Spanish Competition
The MFL department has run a prize draw for year 7 Spanish students. Each teacher nominated two students who were either the most improved or the highest attainer.
The following students were nominated : Dagmara Krysko, Adam Perry, Elano Drys, Adam Hazeldine, Isabella Sayle, Shanel Escano, Rufus Reeves, Clara Innes Albaiges, Nneoma Njolou, James Connolly Asten
The prize winners are Elano Drys and Nneoma Njolou. Well done to all winners and nominees!
See Mrs McAleenan for your prizes!


		
Mid Cheshire Athletics Competition.
On Tuesday many of our students competed in the Mid Cheshire Athletics Competition.
Every athlete gave their all and we had loads of success;
Athletic Team Results
Inter Girls (Year 10 & 11)- 3rd
Inter Boys (Year 10 & 11)- 2nd
Junior Girls and Boys (Year 8 & 9) finished 4th.
Top three individual places 
Juniors
Fergus Woodward- 1500m Mid-Cheshire Champion.
Joe Priestly- 3rd High Jump
Adam Brown-3rd 800m
Matthew Hitchen-3rd Discus
Polly Thomas- 300m Mid-Cheshire Champion
Erin Carney-3rd 1500m
Connie Shrieves-3rd High Jump
Inters
Luca De Pereira- 2nd 100m
Charlie Bird- 3rd High Jump
Dan Daley- Mid-Cheshire Discus Champion
Scarlett Stapleton- Mid-Cheshire Champion in both 100m & Long Jump
Abbie Walker- 3rd 300m
Rachel Middlebrook- 3rd 800m
Lana Booth- Mid-Cheshire Champion 1500m
Mia Shepherd- 3rd High Jump
Lily Knight-2nd Discus.
Please congratulate all athletes! It was so great to be back competing normally again and we are looking forward to many more successes in the future.
Mrs Simms – Head of PE.
Sixth Form Expeditions 2024
To Year 10 and 11 Students
Please don’t forget to register your interest for our once in a lifetime opportunity to join one of our Expeditions in 2024 to either Morocco or Vietnam and Cambodia. If interested please use the QR code or click here to register for a Webinar on Monday 16th May 7-8pm where you will be able to find out further details on both expeditions.

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 m.gelling@st-nicholas.cheshire.sch.uk 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 News

Thank you to those of you who have joined Your School Lottery.
Did you know that 40% of every pound comes straight back to school and there is a guaranteed weekly prize for someone in our community.
If you have still not signed up please consider doing so to help our school to raise funds:
Tickets are £1
Good luck! 🤞🏻
Thank you very much.
Your PTFA 
CWaC Parents and Carers Forum – Newsletter
  • Community Led Care and Carers Consultation
  • Webinar on proposed changes to the SEND Green paper
  • National Junior Games
  • Webinar for young people – progression to employment
  • Useful contacts

Click here to read the Newsletter

IRFU Rugby Blitz ‘Evening’ for GIRLS 

Are you a girl in year 9 or 10 that has a passion for rugby? And do you have either a Parent or Grandparent who is Irish ? If so, come to our IRFU Exiles Rugby Blitz Evening on Tuesday, 24th May 2022.

The meet time is 6pm for a 6.30pm start and the venue is Sedgley Park Rugby Football Club, Park Lane, Whitefield, Manchester M45 7DZ.

Any interested players can register as an ‘Exile’ and indicate their preference for the ‘North’ Region and ‘T-Shirt’ size via: https://irfu.sportsmanager.ie/sportlomo/registration/member-registration/club/13228

Contact exiles@irfu.ie if you have any questions.
Girls’ and Boys’ After School Sports
Monday 16th May:
Staff Meeting – No Clubs
Tuesday 17th May: 
Year 11 GCSE with PE Department (3:15pm-4:30pm)
Year 13 A Level Revision with PE Department (3:15pm-4:30pm)
Wednesday 18th May
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 19th May
All Years- Striking & Fielding with PE Department (3:15-4:15pm)
Friday 20th May:
Run Club with TB (3:15-4:00pm)
All Years- Tennis with PE Department (3:15-4:15pm)
Upcoming Dates

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
Last Day for Year 11 – Friday 27th May 2022
SCHOOL CLOSES  –  Friday 27th May 2022
SCHOOL REOPENS  –  Monday 6th June 2022
Year 8 Exams –  Monday 6th June – Friday 17th  June 2022

6th Form Retreat Day  –  Wednesday 15th June 2022
Year 11 Prom  –  Friday 17th June 2022
Sports Day  –  Tuesday 21st June 2022
Years 10 & 12 Exams commence  –  Wednesday 22nd June – 1st July 2022
Prize Night    –  Thursday 23rd June 2022 (6.00 – 8.30pm)
INSET DAY –  SCHOOL CLOSED TO PUPILS  –  Friday 24th June 2022
Extra HOLIDAY for Queen’s Jubilee – Monday 4th July 2022
SCHOOL CLOSES for SUMMER HOLIDAYS  –  Wednesday 20th July 2022

For future dates click here

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