We are looking forward to spending time with Year 7 on their retreat day next Tuesday. We do regret that we won’t be able to celebrate our usual family Mass but will be putting together a short video for families to access from home.
Just before the end of last term, we challenged our students to try to do something 21 times. It could have been anything at all – 21 star jumps, cycle 21 miles, walk 21 metres. We are delighted to report that some students also sponsored themselves for the challenge and we have raised an amazing £457. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who took part and to those who raised the sponsorship. It was certainly a challenging end to the school year so well done for taking to opportunity to add to our PTFA Funds.
We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to St Nicholas during our forthcoming Open Evening on 7th October.
Bookings are now available – please click here
Sixth Form Open Evening
Further details to follow next week.
Our Canteen has a varied menu and caters for all students.
It is therefore vital that we have the most up-to-date knowledge of your child’s allergies.
We also need to stress the importance of not sharing food or buying food for fellow students as this could lead to students inadvertently eating foods they are allergic to.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any allergy information.
Parent Governor Vacancy
St Nicholas currently has a Parent Governor vacancy.
No special qualifications are needed and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in the school and be prepared to play an active part in the governing body’s work. Training is available for all governors.
If you would like to stand for election please complete the enclosed nomination form and return it to the school no later than 3pm on Friday 15th October 2021.
We have many students losing their PE kits. If left in a classroom the PE kit will stay there for 48 hours after which it will be taken to the Student Support Office. If the kit has a name in it we will try to find its owner.
It is therefore imperative that all kit is labelled – this includes shoes, tops and the bag itself.
Please also label water bottles.
It has been fantastic to hear live music-making with mixed year groups in school. It`s not too late to join an ensemble!! Please ask Mrs McKenna or Mr Rushworth if you are unsure about rehearsals.
Instrumental lessons are also back up and running and we have some lesson slots available, particularly for brass instruments and flute. Please email Mrs McKenna for more details for these or any other instrumental lessons. email@example.com
The Chamber Choir have begun rehearsing Christmas songs already for their concert on December 10th, at Tatton with the Northern Chamber Orchestra. Tickets are selling like hot cakes so visit the orchestra’s website if you would like to attend this concert. https://www.ncorch.co.uk/
The school production is back…
This year we will be singing, dancing and acting our way through the prohibition era with a production of ‘Bugsy Malone’. This is open to all year groups and will be performed 2nd – 4th February 2022 at 7pm in our school hall. We will be holding audition workshops on Tuesday 28th September and Tuesday 5th October 3.15 – 5.00pm in the Drama Studio. If you are interested in performing in the production, please come along. If you are unsure come along anyway and see what the Drama and Music department have planned for this wonderful musical.
Audition Workshops: Tuesday 28th September and Tuesday 5th October 3.15 – 5.00 in the Drama Studio.
University Virtual Fair
The ‘Meet the Russell Group‘ virtual fair will be returning on Wednesday 29 September, with all 24 Russell Group university members attending. This is an excellent opportunity for students to find out more about these prestigious institutions, and get answers to any questions they may have. There will be 13 interactive webinars on the day, hosted by a variety of representatives from the Russell Group universities. Students can learn the key tips for a successful Oxbridge application, get a better understanding of student life at a Russell Group university and discover much more throughout the event. Sign up here: https://russellgroup.vfairs.com/
St Nicholas Alumni
Leavers of St Nicholas Catholic High School and Sixth Form have a special connection with our school and have a wealth of experience and skills to share with current students. Click here to sign up to our alumni system to receive a yearly newsletter highlighting what has been happening within the school community and inviting you to share updates with your career and to share your wealth of experience and expertise.
Please pass on the link to any St Nicholas Alumni you know.
Cheshire College South & West Open Days
Open Evening dates and times (across all 3 campuses) for this academic year:
Student Photos Years 7, 8, 9, 11 & 12 – Monday 27th September 2021
Year 7 RE Retreat Day (in school) – Tuesday 28th September 2021
Year 11 Careers Day – Wednesday 29th September 2021
Year 10 Information Evening (virtual) – Wednesday 29th September 2021 (6.00 – 7.00pm)
Whole School Open Evening – Thursday 7th October 2021 (6.00 – 8.00pm) book a space here
Sixth Form Open Evening – Thursday 14th October