Newsletter 17.03.23

Newsletter 17.03.23

Message from our Chaplain Mairie
Support for families 
Please refer to last week’s newsletter of details of organisations that are supporting families in these difficult times. 
We have been spending time in the chapel for our Lent reflection which has focused on Contemplative prayer and gratitude. This is a form of meditation that invites a conversation with God. Certainly, as we have invited the older year groups in first,  the students have been glad of the peaceful atmosphere in the chapel and appreciated the time to value what we take for granted. 

Next Thursday is the National Day of Remembrance for those affected by COVID and the lockdown. Although three years have passed, I am sure that the impact is still having an effect on many of us. We will join our prayers to the national mark of respect on Thursday. 


Industrial action – 15th and 16th March

We would like to say thank you to our brilliant students for the hard work and maturity you showed during Wednesday and Thursday’s remote learning provision. The engagement was high on both days and some of the work we have seen has been impressive.

Thank you also to parents and carers for your understanding and support.

Library and Literacy
Congratulations to the members of Book Club who had their Cheshire School’s Book Award inspired artwork Tweeted and re-tweeted by well-known authors such as Tom Palmer. They had some lovely comments from the authors about their alternative book covers.
Shadow and Bone Season 2
Shadow and Bone fans will know that season 2 has been released on Netflix today.  If you want to delve deeper into Leigh Bardugo’s world of Grisha and magic, check out the book series available in the library.
Sporting success – Sophie Morrin
Congratulations and well done to Sophie Morrin who played her first game for Liverpool Women’s team this week.
Midfielder Sophie played 45 minutes and made a real impact


100% attendance award

Well done to these winners of the attendance award

Year 9:
30/01 = Calvin K and Anaya B
06/02 = Edward B
13/02 = Oliver B, Katy M and Oscar C
Year 7:
30/1 – Daisy W and Martha N
6/2 –  Honey B
13/2 – Darcy B and Fred D


Summer exams

The summer examination timetable is available to view on our website.

Please click here

Year 11 revision sessions

Vacancies at St Nicholas
Student Safeguarding and Welfare Officer

Full time – 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
Grade 8 (£30,151- £34,723 per annum pro-rated)
Closing date: 9am on Monday 20 March 2023

Learning Mentor

Salary: Grade 7 £26,845 to £30,151 pro rata per annum
Term Time (39 weeks) / 3 days per week (22.5 hours)
Closing Date: Friday 24 March 2023 at 9am

Dear Parents & Carers,
Our Family Quiz evening will take place on Wednesday, 29th March. Doors will open at 6pm & the quiz will start at 7pm. We will have refreshments available.
1st prize: Cash prize
2nd prize: wine & chocolates
3rd prize: sweet hamper 
Come & have fun while supporting your school. Tickets are available on ParentPay and you can pay on the door too.  
Thank you very much as ever for your support.
Kind regards,
This term, participants in your school lottery have the chance to win an iPhone 14 worth over £1000.
If you haven’t yet joined our school lottery, please think about joining. There is a winner every week. This week’s winning number is 982613 and one of our supporters has won £12.30
Thank you as ever.
Easter Holiday STEM Club

Boys’ and Girls’ After School Sports
Monday 20th March
Year 10 & 11 Netball Tournament @ St Nic’s 3:15-5:30
Tuesday 21st March 
Football club 
Wednesday 22nd March
Rugby club
Year 7 Boys Mark Allen Football Competition Final @ Hartford 3:45-5:00
Year 8 Girls’ Sportshall Athletics competition @ Ellesmere Port Sports Village return to school 4:45
Year 8 Netball Tournament @ Hartford finish at Hartford 5:00 or 5:15 at St Nic’s
Thursday 23rd March
North West Regional Boccia finals competition @ Greenbank sports academy
Year 7 Netball tournament @ Weaverham, PICK UP AT WEAVERHAM at 5:15
Friday 24th March
U13 & U15 girls’ Mid Cheshire Indoor Cricket competition @ St Nic’s finish at 4:45
Music Department Notices 
  • Recording of GCSE performances will take place after school all next week so there are some changes to the rehearsal schedule. 
  • Choir Wednesday finishes at 4.15pm unless you are involved in the recordings. 
  • No Band on Thursday 
  • Date for your diary:  Recital evening Monday 27th March GCSE and A Level performances.
    If you are thinking about instrumental lessons for after Easter we have vacancies for GUITAR, TRUMPET/TROMBONE and CLARINET. Please get in touch with Mrs McKenna 
Music Department Co Curricular Timetable

Monday Lunch Woodwind Ensemble
Tuesday Lunch GCSE Theory
Wednesday Lunch GCSE coursework
Wednesday 3.15-4.15 Chamber Choir
Thursday Lunch String Ensemble
Thursday Lunch GCSE Coursework
Friday Lunch “Everyone Aloud”

Lunchtime and after school clubs

Monday lunch – Year 8 Technology Club in T3
Monday lunch – Woodwind Ensemble in 1M
Monday lunch – Art Club in A1
Monday lunch – Year 7 & 8 Badminton/Table Tennis in Sports Hall (NJS/JC)
Monday lunch – Art Club in A1
Monday lunch – iMedia Support for Year 11 in C2
Tuesday lunch – Computing Club in C3
Tuesday lunch – Science Club (for KS3) S5
Tuesday lunch – Art Club in A1
Tuesday lunch – Lunchtime Mass in the Chapel
Tuesday lunch or Thursday after school – KS4/5 Spanish Film Club in L5
Tuesday lunch – Year 9 Badminton/Table Tennis in Sports Hall (LF)
Tuesday lunch- Year 11 GCSE PE Revision in PE1 (NJS)
Tuesday after school 3.15 – 4.30 – Performing Arts Club in DS1
Tuesday lunch – iMedia Support for Year 11 in C2
Wednesday lunch – MUSIC GCSE COURSEWORK in 1M
Wednesday lunch – Dungeons and Dragons Club in B2
Wednesday 3.15pm-4.15pm
Dungeons and Dragons Club in B1
Wednesday lunch – week 1 – Book Club in the Library
Wednesday 3.15-5pm Chamber Choir in the Hall
Wednesday 3.15-4.15 GCSE Spanish Speaking Revision Club in L1
Wednesday lunch – Year 10 Badminton/Table Tennis in Sports Hall (MA)
Wednesday lunch – lunch – iMedia Support for Year 11 in C2
Thursday lunch – String Group in 1M
Thursday lunch – Chess Club in M5
Thursday lunch – Art Club in A2
Thursday lunch – Year 11 Badminton/Table Tennis in Sports Hall (NJS/JC)
Thursday lunch – Programming revision for Year 11 in C2
Friday Lunch – Easy As Pi Maths Club in M1
Friday Lunch ‘Everyone Aloud’ 1M
Friday lunch – Art Club in A2
Friday lunch – iMedia Support for Year 11 in C2
Friday lunch- 6th Form Football in Sports Hall (NJS/MA)

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday 29th March – PTFA Family Quiz Night, doors open 6pm
Thursday 30th March – Year 8 Parents Evening  4.15 – 7.30pm


Wednesday 5th April – SCHOOL CLOSES
Wednesday 19th April – SCHOOL REOPENS

For future dates click here


“Everyone matters – so attendance matters”

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