Newsletter 24.06.22

Newsletter 24.06.22

Message from our Chaplain Mairie
There is certainly no slowing down toward summer at St Nicholas, though we have been delighted to enjoy the good weather around school. 
The return of our Sport Day to the calendar brought, not just the wins and broken records that our PE team will tell you about, but the sense of being a whole community working together and enjoying being part of the St Nicholas family. I know that there were some students who couldn’t remember their last sports day but hopefully this was a fantastic experience for everyone. Thanks to the  sports and site team and everyone who helped before and on the day. Also, thank you to the PTFA for providing the, very welcome, lolly ices at the end of the day. 
Year 10 and 12 exams 
This week, Year 10 and 12 start their exam season. Again, something back in the calendar,  as the sports hall is fully set up to provide a first-hand experience of examination conditions for our students. They have all worked so hard so please reassure them that their best will be good enough. 
Prayer for exams 
Loving God.
As I take this exam, bring back to my mind everything I studied.
Help me to remain focused and calm, confident in the facts and in my ability,
and firm in the knowledge that no matter what happens today you are there with me.
Amen 
Prom 2022

On Friday, Year 11 had their Prom.  Fancy cars including Bentleys, Hummers, Limousines and even a helicopter pulled up in front of Vale Royal Abbey. And the glamour didn’t stop there. Out stepped beautiful young people – boys looking dapper in suits and ties and girls shining and shimmering in beautiful outfits.

It was nice to see them have fun together and let their hair down as their exams are coming to an end.

Thank you to Mrs Azakli for all the hard work she has put in to organising this glamorous event.

School Closure Dates
A reminder that school is closed to students on the following days:
Friday 24th June – Staff Training Day

Monday 4th July – Bank Holiday closure in lieu of Queen’s Jubilee

Aerosols

A reminder to students that aerosols are not allowed in school;  they are a banned item and will be confiscated. This is to ensure that everyone is safe and no adverse reactions occur.
Should students wish to bring deodorant into school, then roll-on deodorant acceptable.

Music Department News

Once again the students of St Nicholas’s Music Department were invited to perform at the Cheshire Show. The students were absolutely brilliant and were praised for their talent and behavior. A huge well done to all our performers. Orchestra, Choir, Woodwind Ensemble, String Ensemble and the cast of Bugsy, 60 students in total, represented the school with a variety of pieces and songs and a fantastic day was had by all!

It was a pleasure to take them.

Mrs McKenna, Director of Music

School production – ‘Bugsy Malone’

This year’s school production is the amazing 1920s musical ‘Bugsy Malone’.

We have a wonderful cast of pupils from Years 7 to 12, a live orchestra and lots of splurge guns ready to entertain!

The school production will run from Wednesday 13th July until Friday 15th July 2022 curtain up at 7.00pm in the school hall.

Tickets are £6.00 for Students and £10.00 for Adults

You can order tickets on ParentPay for the night you would like to attend. Tickets will be given to students in school to bring home. Tickets bought after Thursday 7th July can be collected at school on the night of the performance. Please book soon to avoid disappointment as tickets are limited to 200 a night.
There is no reserved seating, however if you do require any access arrangements please do contact school.

‘Anybody who is anybody will soon walk through that door at Fat Sam’s Grand Slam Speakeasy

Asthma and Hay Fever

Asthma

If your child suffers from asthma, please ensure they have an in date inhaler with them every day.
They can also drop off a named inhaler to be kept in the medical room.

Hay fever

Please remember to take any hay fever medication before school every day. The pollen is particularly strong this year and the school does not supply allergy relief.
If your child does require hay fever tablets during school hours, please fill in this form and send a packet to the office.

Year 8 Drama Trip to ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

Review by Harrison Charlish 9J

The Drama department organised a fabulous theatre trip for 163 Year 8 students, including myself, to the Liverpool Empire Theatre to watch ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

The show was one of the best theatre shows I have currently seen and put a smile on my face throughout the whole thing. The students did not understand why but the staff were very excited to see Jason Donovan in this show and he played the role of the Pharaoh perfectly.

I enjoyed the actors and singers and how they put the show together. Everyone had performed their lines perfectly and the songs had so much enthusiasm put into them. The background, set, lighting and even the band were incredible and everyone should really be proud of what they did.

The set of the show as well as the choreography of the dancers is also something to be well-respected. Everything had so much passion and effort put into it and there were so many tiny details to notice during the show. The costumes were amazingly put together and were so vibrant and realistic to the time period that it was set.

The dreamcoat that Joseph was wearing throughout the show though was without a doubt the best thing about the whole show. It absolutely fits the name of “dreamcoat” because it is so vibrant and colourful that it is all you could ever dream of. As with the other costumes, Joseph’s dreamcoat was made to look a lot more modern and appealing to all audiences and the costume designers did a fantastic job making it. I wish they made it for sale as I really wish I had one.

We were all sat quite far back in the theatre and whilst we could see everything, the sound at times was muffled. But this did not stop everybody from having a great time and some even stood up and danced to the Joseph Mega Mix in the finale. Next time we are wondering if we could have the more expensive seats at the front if possible?

Overall, I would say that this show was definitely to my liking, and I would love to see it again. I would rate the experience as a whole a 4 out of 5 stars.

Thank you to Mrs Milborne for organising such a great trip.

By Harrison Charlish 9J

Careers
PTFA NEWS
Thank you to those of you who have signed up for the lottery – yourschoollottery.co.uk 
One of our supporters has won this week – £20. Well done! 
Thank you also to many of you who have bought tickets for the summer raffle on ParentPay.
We have lots of super prizes – best of luck everyone. 🍀
We wish Year 11 a wonderful prom this evening.
All the best.
Your PTFA 
Sports Day
Our Sports Day was a great success. The sun was shining, students and staff were happy and enthusiastic.
Our students were superb, and I could not be prouder of their behaviour, kit, enthusiasm and performances.
Well done to all the students who scored the highest points in each year group. Hopefully they will be able to attend the Head’s Breakfast.
Also a big thank you to all staff who helped make the day so special.
Mrs N Simms, Head of PE
Athletics Success
I am delighted to share with you all more athletic success.
Our Year 7’s were competing this evening at Victoria Park, Warrington representing the Mid-Cheshire team.
Imogen Ward became Cheshire Champion in 800m.
Nancy Carrington was 2nd in 1500m.
The St Nicholas relay team- Imogen Ward, Sophie Eaton, Bella Sayle and Nneoma Njoku were 2nd in Cheshire.
Brandon Williams was 3rd in 200m.
Josh Parkin was 5th in the 100m final.
Guillem Castello was 6th in Long Jump.
Jasmine Whitehead was 6th in Shot Put.
Fantastic night of athletics!
Mrs N. Simms –  head of PE.
Winsford Volunteer fair

Girls’ and Boys’ After School Sports
Monday 27th June:
Staff Meeting – No Clubs
Tuesday 28th June: 
No Clubs today
Wednesday 29th June
Wednesday- Sports Day Detentions
Thursday 30th June
Cricket & Rounders – all years
Friday 1st July
Tennis & Run Club
Upcoming Dates

INSET DAY –  SCHOOL CLOSED TO PUPILS  –  Friday 24th June 2022
Extra HOLIDAY for Queen’s Jubilee – Monday 4th July 2022
Year 10 Residential – 5th & 6th July 2022
SCHOOL CLOSES for SUMMER HOLIDAYS  –  Wednesday 20th July 2022

For future dates click here

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