Newsletter 18.11.22

Newsletter 18.11.22

Message from our Chaplain Mairie

This week Year 8 were able to take part in their own Day of Reflection. Our Days of Reflection allow students to work together, to step out of their comfort zone, to learn a little more about each other and to learn how faith can be an important part of how they see the world and make their own life decisions. Students worked with their own form tutors, helping to further develop good relationships that will support them throughout the year. Thanks to all the students and staff who made it a wonderful day.

 

An Inspector Calls

A reminder for Year 11 students that the English Department will be taking students to watch the theatre production of An Inspector Calls at the Lowry on January 12th. Tickets are limited, so sign up early to avoid disappointment!

Reading Newsletter from the English department.

Have you seen the Reading Newsletter from the English department? It is full of recommendations of excellent reads in various different genres – including action, different cultures, murder mystery, growing up, thrillers and adventure.
With the women’s recent football successes and the World Cup starting, there is also a focus on football related books.
This term’s mystery guest reader is Mr Woods –  look out for his recommendation.
Please also tell your child about the Book Club which will be running every Week 1 Wednesday lunchtime in the LRC.

Click here to read it.

Stationary shop in school
From next Monday 21st November, an equipment shop will be open every day on a trial basis from 8.20-8.40am for students to purchase the following essential stationary items needed during lessons:
Pen – 10p
Pencil – 5p
Ruler – 15p
Rubber – 25p

These can be bought in the dining hall using students catering cards and will be charged as non-food items to catering accounts. FSM students will not be charged.

Headteacher’s Letter

We hope you have had the chance to read Mr Woods’ letter which was sent out earlier in the week.

He highlighted all positive events that have happened in school over the past term and looks forward to celebrating advent in the coming weeks. If you have missed the letter, please click here

School Bus Travel Update
Notice for all parents. Due to the capacity numbers on both Winsford and Middlewich routes, unfortunately we are not able to offer extra places for students wanting to take friends home.
If you have any questions, please contact the Finance department.
Sporting success – William Jaberi

Well done to William Jaberi. He had his golf presentation last Saturday and was awarded 1st place in three of his Stableford competitions . Fantastic achievement!

MFL Christmas Card Competition

PTFA News
Thank you to everyone who has already bought a raffle ticket in our Christmas Raffle. We have some fantastic prizes – please do have a look on ParentPay. There is plenty of time to buy a ticket as our raffle will run until the 11th December. Good luck. 🤞🏻
Prizes are:
Euro Camp holiday
Luxury Hamper
Toiletries hamper
Champagne
Prosecco
Bottle of whiskey
Boxed wine glasses
Bottle of vodka
Mulled wine
Box of chocolates
If anyone has any prizes they wish to donate especially for the hampers, please send into school for the attention of: PTFA Raffle.
Thank you for your constant support.
Our next meeting is in school on Monday, 9th January at 6pm.
Kind regards,
Your PTFA
Your School Lottery

This week’s jackpot winning numbers are:
901342

One of our supporters won £12.90 in the draw! 😀 🎉

If you haven’t signed up yet visit our lottery here – https://www.yourschoollottery.co.uk/lottery/school/st-nicholas-catholic-high-school 

This month everyone taking part in yourschoollottery can win a PlayStation 5 bundle worth over £1000!

Accessing the Foodbank and  new Food Distribution Centre, Greenbank

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. The majority of Foodbank users will only access the Foodbank three times. but those three times will make a difference. 

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. 

Please do get in touch if we can be of help in this manner. Our chaplain is the point of contact –  Mairie Gelling at m.gelling@st-nicholas.cheshire.sch.uk .  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

For local families, a new Food Distribution Centre has now opened at Christchurch in Greenbank. The church is located at the Greenbank station car park. Open 12.15 – 12.45 every Wednesday.
Lunchtime and after school clubs

Monday lunch – Year 8 Technology Club in T3
Monday lunch – Year 7 Coding Club in C3
Monday Lunchtime Jazz Band in 1M
Tuesday Lunchtime Glee Club (All Years) in 1M
Tuesday lunchtime – Science Club (for KS3) S5
Tuesday after school 3.15 – 4.30 – Performing Arts Club in DS1
Wednesday Lunchtime Woodwind Group in 1M
Wednesday Lunchtime – Dungeons and Dragons Club in B2
Wednesday 3.15-5pm Chamber Choir in the Hall
Thursday Lunchtime String Group in 1MThursday 3.15-4.15pm Orchestra in the Hall
Thursday lunch – Chess Club in M5
Thursdays at 3.30 – KS4/5 Spanish Film Club in L5

Friday Lunch – Easy As Pi Maths Club in M1

Girls’ and Boys’ After School Sports
Tuesday 22nd November
No clubs- hosting Year 5/6 mixed Basketball tournament 
Wednesday 23rd November
KS3 Rugby Club & Netball Club
Thursday 24th November
KS4 Rugby Training with DJ
Friday 25th November
INSET DAY
Fixtures
Thursday: Year 11 Cheshire Cup vs. Wilmslow (A)- 2pm kick off
Upcoming Dates

Thursday 24th November – Year 9 Parents Evening 4.15 – 7.30pm
Friday 25th November  –  INSET DAY (school closed to students)

Thursday 1st December – Year 9 Options Evening 5.30 – 7pm
Wednesday 7th December – Parishioners Advent Dinner 2.30pm
Thursday 15th December – Christmas Carol Concert 7pm
Friday 16th December – SCHOOL CLOSES

Wednesday 4th January – SCHOOL REOPENS

For future dates click here

Attendance

“Everyone matter – so attendance matters”

Facebook and Twitter

Follow St Nicholas on  Facebook and Twitter for updates and insight into what is going on in school.