Newsletter 24.09.2021

Newsletter 24.09.2021

Year 7 Retreat Day 
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. 
Challenge 21 
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. 
Open Evening

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.

Food Allergies

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 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.

Further Information:
Letter regarding Parent Governor Vacancy
Qualifications and Disqualifications to serve as a school governor
Parent Governor Nomination Form

Photographers in School.

Fizz Photography will be in school on Monday 27th September to take photos of all students in Years 7,8,9,11 and 12.

A proof for each child photographed will be delivered to the school within 10 working days of the photoshoot. A deadline will be clearly printed on each card with clear instructions for parents.

Click here to see some of their work

PE kits

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. 

Music News

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.

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.


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:


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:

Tuesday 23 November, Monday 24, Tuesday 1 March, Wednesday 20 April.

Pre-register via this link on the website


Spanish Film Club for Years 10 and 11
Spanish Film Club for KS4 Language students 3.30 – 4.30 on Thursdays in L5. 
Popcorn provided!
Library News

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To keep up with news of all the latest releases, follow @simonteen on Instagram, Youtube, Twitter and Facebook

Lunchtime and After  School Clubs

Homework Club for all students.
Available at break, lunchtime and after school from 3.15pm – 4.15pm.
No prior notice is needed.
It is held in C1 and supervised by a teaching assistant

Year 7, 8 and 9 Languages Games Club
Tuesday Lunchtime in L5

Chess and Rubik’s Club
Tuesday Lunchtime M5

Maths Homework Help
Wednesday Lunchtime in M6

Mathematical Art Club
Thursday Lunchtime in M7

Boys After School Football
On Tuesday, Year 8 played a tournament in Winsford.
Another night of excellent tournament football for St Nicholas Year 8s tonight. Played 6, won 4 and drew 2. Well done to all boys involved.
Sporting results also available on  TwitterTwitter Logo transparent PNG - StickPNG



Girls’ After School Sports

Upcoming Dates

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


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