Newsletter 18.03.22

Newsletter 18.03.22

Support for Ukraine 

We continue with our planning for fundraising events to support the local and international CARITAS. Information on the work being done by CARITAS can be found here

The Northwich charity, Changing Lives Together, who are coordinating the passage of goods to the Polish border, have asked for messages of support. We have produced a card using student artwork and over the past few days we have written over a thousand postcards offering support and prayers for those in need. Our students have shown real thought and compassion in their messages.

Accessing the Foodbank 

Whilst we hope that everyone is coping well with the present situation, this is a difficult time 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 us 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

As per our uniform policy, hooded tops are not to be worn and this includes travel to and from school. Students have the option of wearing a coat when outside the building or wearing a plain, black V-neck woollen jumper, underneath the school blazer.
Many thanks for your support. 
Spring concert

Well done to everyone who took part in Wednesday night’s Spring Concert. It was a true celebration of all the talented musicians we have here at St Nicholas Catholic High School.

It was amazing to watch and listen to the soloists and to see the all the choirs, bands and ensembles come together to create something truly inspiring.

Thank you for all your generous donations for Caritas international for Ukraine. We raised £343.

Thank you to Mrs McKenna who made it all happen.

Year 8 Art Attack!
Year 8 students have been polishing off their pencils to create their masterpiece! The interform competition for this half term was “Art” with a brief of “draw and animal no larger than A4.”
Competition was tough with a large number of entries. After much deliberation Mrs Galvin and Miss Dickinson (Teachers of Art) decided on:
1st Place Aaron Shepherd (8W) with his monochrome tiger
2nd Place Grace Clarkson (8K) and a very cute bunny!
3rd Place Grace Bird (8JP) and her elegant zebra
Well done to all who took part and especially those who made the podium!
Hartford Spring Run

Hartford Spring Run is open to all age groups in the Parish, you can run on your own, in a group or with your children. The aim is to enjoy the running and keep fit.

There is a choice of routes 2k, 6K or 9k

Date:24 April 2022. Location: Hartford Manor Primary School on Stones Manor Lane.

The event will start at 11:00 and finish at 13:30

Click here for further details

Facilities Manager Vacancy

Closing date Friday noon Friday 25th March

Click here for further information

An Inspector Calls

Calling all Year 11 students: A big screen showing of An Inspector Calls will be taking place on Thursday 7th April in the hall from 3.30pm -5pm approximately. Popcorn, a chocolate snack and a drink will be provided, but places are limited so will be allocated on a first come basis. Sign up with your English teacher or Mrs Davenport by 25th March.

Video games and literacy

A 2019 study compiled by the National Literacy Trust, found similarities between the way children engage with the stories in video games and books. Video games can play a part in improving literacy through engaging children via the story-based text on the screen and encouraging the regular reading of game related material.  Some of our most popular books in the library are those based on video games.

In response to the findings, the National Literacy Trust put together a collection of free recourses for parents, schools and young people. Access the link below for lists of video games that support literacy, inspiring reads for video game fans and signposts to free resources from the National Videogame Museum.


The National Literacy Trust also worked with Lancaster university to evaluate a project using their Litcraft platform. The platform recreated the world of Michael Morpurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom. The project is freely accessible for anyone with a pre-existing Minecraft account. Participants reported increased reading enjoyment, frequency and confidence. The project can be accessed via the link below.

Fully Funded Adult Education Courses

Please click here for information about courses on a variety of topics such as mental health, SEND, business, IT, employability, childcare and healthcare and many others

These are free to low income parents and carers.

Email for further information and booking.

Sporting News

On Wednesday Year 8 Boys attended the Athletics County Final. They were an absolute pleasure to take and gave their all. We finished 4th in Cheshire which is a fantastic achievement! Mrs Simms

Girls’ After School Sports

Monday 21st March:
No clubs

Tuesday 22nd March:
No clubs

Wednesday 23rd March:
Netball 3:15-4:30

Thursday 24th March:
Primary School Sports Hall Athletics Event @ St Nicholas Catholic High School 
Friday 25th March:
Run Club with TB (3:15-4:00pm)

PE GCSE Coursework Workshop 3:15-4:30 in C2

Boys’ After School Sports
Monday 21st March:
No Clubs
Tuesday 22nd March: 
No Clubs
Wednesday 23rd March: 
Year 7 Football Competition @ Winsford Academy (Team TBC) with MA – 3:15pm-5:00pm
Thursday 24th March
Year 9 County Basketball Finals @ Ellesmere Port Sports Village with AW (12:00pm-4:00pm)
Primary School Sports Hall Athletics Event @ St Nicholas Catholic High School with MA 
Friday 25th March:
Run Club with TB (3:15-4:00pm)
PE GCSE Coursework Workshop 3:15-4:30 in C2
Upcoming Dates

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
St Joseph’s Virtual Partner Primary Presentation Evening – Monday 28th March (6.30pm)
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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