Newsletter 25.03.22

Newsletter 25.03.22

Lenten Charity – CARITAS – Support for Ukraine 
We are receiving updates from the charity Changing Lives Together, about the passage of donations,  including our Postcards of Kindness, into Poland. Hopefully, they will be a reassurance of our support and prayers to the people being helped by the many charities at work, including CARITAS. 
Our music department were delighted to be able to perform at our Spring Concert last week. The audience were treated to a wonderful evening of excellent performances by our students. In response, our CARITAS collection amounted to a fantastic £343. Thank you very much to all who supported our  students and this important charity. 
National Day of Remembrance – 23rd March 
During our Sacred Space on Wednesday, we remembered all those whose lives have been lost because of the COVID pandemic. It is difficult to believe that it has now been two years since the first lockdown in England. It would be hard to imagine how much has changed in this time. We continue to work together to support each other and to give thanks for the medical research, hospital staff and carers, and for the many official and unofficial volunteers who have found ways of supporting their community. 

Accessing the Foodbank 

Whilst we hope that everyone is coping well, this is a difficult time for many, 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

Reminder for students – Water Bottles
This week students have been reminded of their responsibilities to fill up their water bottles at the appropriate times  – not during lessons.
Water bottles should be filled at the following times from  8.20 to 8.45, 11.15 to 11.35 and 12.35 – 1.15. We have installed a new water station outside the Art classrooms and all other water points have been serviced.
It is students’ individual  responsibility to make time and ensure they have enough water by filling their own bottle at these times.  Bottled water is also available from the Canteen at Break and Lunchtimes.
Coats inside the building
Given the seasonal rise in temperatures, we will be returning to our usual position of no coats being worn inside the building (corridors and / or classrooms) from Monday 28th March.
New Books for the library

The library has ordered a new selection of books which should be arriving next week.  We’d like to thank all the students who have been involved with the selection of new titles.  Don’t forget to grab your requests from the library next week.  Here are some of the new titles we’ll have on offer:

Year 13 Information Evening – Preparing for Exam Success

A reminder that all Year 13 students and parents/carers are invited into school on TUESDAY 29th  MARCH 6-7pm to attend an information evening on how students can prepare and be supported throughout the preparation stage for the coming summer examinations.

Vacancies at St Nicholas
Exam Invigilators

We are looking to recruit additional invigilators to work during our Mock and External Exam Seasons, which usually takes place between early May and the end of June. Full training will be provided.

Main Responsibilities:-

1. Assist with checking, preparation and set up of exam rooms, prior to arrival of pupils.
2. Check identity of candidates, complete attendance registers and distribute exam papers.
3. Assist candidates in the exam room, minimise disruptions and maintain exam conditions throughout.
4. Assist candidates as appropriate with additional supplies of paper and stationery.
5. Monitor the efficient timing of the exam.
6. Collect, check in and maintain integrity of exam papers at the end of the exam.

If you are interested in the above position please contact Mrs Dawn Crosthwaite, HR Officer for an application form.
Email –

For more information please contact: Gill Hardman (Exam Officer), Tel: 01606 539762

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.

Parent and Carer Forum CWaC March Newsletter

Click here for the Parent and Carer Forum CWaC March Newsletter. It includes the following as well as other information.

  • Endorphins Youth Club
  • Night Out In Nature by Frozen Light Theatre at Now Northwich Festival – 30th April 2022
  • Cheshire Autism Practical Support
  • How to help young people cope with loneliness
  • How to cope with Eating Disorders

Barclays Apprenticeship Event

Sporting Success 

On Sunday the 20th March, Northwich Rowing club entered two Junior 15’s boats in the Royal Chester Head 5K Rowing Race.

1 Quad (4’s) girls boat and 1 Octuple (8’s) boys boat.
Both boats won their races.
Massive well done to St Nicholas students Izzy Garlick, Emily Neale, Ellie Hankin and Oliver Neale.
Sporting Success 
Last weekend Erin Carney, Tom Taylor, Jack O’Reilly and Dylan Carney competed for the English Schools Cross Country finals in Kent.
Cheshire’s girls team achieved an impressive 10th team overall (out of 46 teams) while the boys’ team  finished as 26th team overall. 
Well done to you all! Amazing achievement.
The picture below shows the start line for the races with 400 runners in each event!
Chess sets needed.

The school Chess club needs Chess sets.

If you have a complete chess set gathering dust, we would welcome it in school.

Thank you!

Charity Fashion Show

The Joshua Tree are holding a fashion show at our Support Centre on Dalefords Lane, Sandiway, Thursday 28th April, cocktails and canapes are included!

Girls’ After School Sports
Monday 28th March
Year 7/8 Total Sport Club (3:15-4:15pm)
Year 7 Netball Tournament @ Hartford 3:15-5:15
Tuesday 29th March
Year 8 Netball Tournament @ Hartford 3:15-5:15
GCSE Sport Science Coursework Workshop in C3 3:15-4:30
Wednesday 30th March
Year 9 Netball Tournament @ Hartford 3:15-5:15
Thursday 31st March –
No clubs due to Year 8 parents evening.
Friday 1st April
Run Club 3:15-4:15


Boys’ After School Sports
Monday 28th March:
Year 7/8 Total Sport Club (3:15-4:15pm)
Tuesday 29th March: 
Year 7/8 Rugby with MA & AW (3:15-4:15pm)
Wednesday 30th March: 
Year 7 Football Competition @ Winsford Academy (Team TBC) with MA – 3:15pm-5:00pm
Thursday 31st March
Year 8 Parent’s Evening
Year 9/10 Rugby with DJ (3:15-4:15pm)
Friday 1st April:
Run Club with TB (3:15-4:00pm)
Upcoming Dates

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)
Virtual reciprocal reading parent information event  – Thursday 7th April (6.00pm)
Year 9 Exams finish  –  Friday 8th April 2022
Year 11  Stanley Igoe Cup for year 11  –  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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