Newsletter 28.05.2021

Newsletter 28.05.2021

Message from Mairie

This Friday we bid farewell to our Year 13 students. They carry with them a ‘suitcase’ of blessings and all our prayers for the next step in their journey in education or the world of work. 

Prayer for our Students

Father of Light and Wisdom, thank you for giving our students a knowing mind and a loving heart.
Help them to keep learning every day and help them know how to find you in all the things you have made.
Encourage them when the work is difficult and when they are tempted by distractions.
Enlighten them when thoughts come slowly and help them to grasp all they need to know.
Bless them with concentration, calm and determination to persevere.
Grant them the grace to put their knowledge to use in building the kingdom of God on earth, Acknowledging the dignity and value of all and protecting those in need.

We wish everyone a blessed and restful half-term. 

Student Voice
Student Voice is collected from a selection of Students every half term.

Students are asked to give their opinions – both positive and where they feel there is room for improvement.

One year 7 student said : “I think it’s a great school; Everyone is very smiley and welcoming and you can see that all the teachers and most of the students want everyone to have a great day. It feels safe and the lessons are on the whole, really engaging and interesting. It’s clear people are putting in a lot of effort to give us a great education.”

Click here to read further about recommendations for vegan and vegetarian food options, making the school more eco-friendly  and suggestions to implement life skills, politics and minority groups as topics for Form and PSHE.

Year 10 Examinations

The Year 10 exam period will be June 21st – June 29th. 

The revision booklet has been uploaded onto the Year 10 Teams page and emailed to all students.

It contains advise on Key Skills being tested in the examinations and highlights the main topics to revise. 

Thank you very much to everyone who took part in our summer raffle. We are truly grateful especially as it has been difficult to fund raise this school year.
We had a wonderful response and sold just under 1200 tickets. The winning tickets have been drawn and our winners have been notified.
We hope you have a super half term.
Thank you very much.

The Junior UKMT Challenge

The Junior UKMT Challenge was sat by 65 students in Year 7 and 8 back in April. We are delighted with our results having received 11 bronze, 11 silver and 3 gold certificates in both year groups. Many congratulations to Joe Smith (Y7) and Charlie Fitzsimmons (Y7) who are among only a few thousand students in the country who qualified for the invite only Junior Kangaroo follow-on round which will be held on 15 June.

MEM Maths Challenge

Back in February a group of students entered the MEM Maths Challenge and MEM Senior Maths Challenge, a challenge entered by a great number of schools in the North West. Many congratulations to Megan Simmons in 8 Ward who achieved the ‘Best in School’ Prize for the MEM Maths Challenge. She has also been invited to receive her prize at a special evening held by the University of Liverpool in July along with all other prize winners who entered.

Year 7 Writing Club

Year 7 writing Club – Every Tuesday after school

St Nicholas’ Cheshire Rugby girls finally back on the pitch.

Year 7 student Niamh Whittaker took part in an exciting game playing against Chester where she showed great skill and scored the winning try. Throughout the match Niamh demonstrated great leadership on the pitch and she was chosen to be this week’s player of the match.

Reporting Positive Cases of Covid-19 over the May Half Term

The Government and Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority have recommended that all schools ensure staff, parents and carers are aware of the following information and relevant arrangements regarding positive cases in the holidays:

  • Where a student tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should not be contacted. Therefore if your child develops symptoms any time after 3.30pm on Sunday 30th May, parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.
  • If a student tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), having developed symptoms within 48 hours of last being in school (this will be up to 3.30pm on Sunday 30th May) , the school will assist in identifying close contacts and advising self-isolation, as the individual may have been infectious whilst in school.

To facilitate these arrangements, there is a dedicated page on our school website for you to inform us of any positive cases of Covid-19. Simply click on the blue ‘Report a Covid Case’ button at the top of the school home page.

Furthermore, thank you for your support with arrangements with home testing over the last few months. Your child should have received further home test kits last week and students are encouraged to continue routine testing twice weekly and report their results.

Girls’ After School Sports

Boys’ After School Sports

Karate Success

Abbi Gleave passed her 2nd Dan black belt karate grading on Sunday. It was a difficult grading due to lockdown and restrictions on training etc but she still managed an amazing score of 75/100, improving on the 66/100 she scored in her 1st Dan grading two years ago. Well done!



Year 10, 11, 12 and 13 – please click here for further information

Upcoming dates

Monday 7th June – school reopens
Thursday 10th/Friday 11th June – Year 10 retreat day

Attendance Matters

“Everyone matters, so attendance matters”

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