Newsletter 3.12.2021

Newsletter 3.12.2021

Message from our Chaplain Mairie

Happy Advent!

On Sunday we entered into the time of Advent, not Christmas. As we begin the season of Advent we have had our first services in the Chapel and we open our hearts to God’s love as we prepare to welcome Christ into our lives and homes.

Our Year Seven students have been doing some lovely reflecting and creating around one of my favourite Psalms, Psalm 139. The students chose a verse and portrayed it in a creative way. Here is an excellent piece of reflective writing, and photos of some of the creative work. Well done, Year 7 !

Reflective writing

In RE we have been looking at the significance of Psalm 139 (one of the 150 psalms that are in the Old Testament). We learnt a deep understanding of this Psalm. A significant line from Psalm 139 was ‘Lord, you search me and you know me.’ Because it shows the most powerful way of saying God is omniscient (all seeing).  

It shows that God is omnipotent (all-powerful) and can search and understand our journey and gift us talents, which shows that God is omnibenevolent (kind and pure). 

Interestingly, this makes links to God’s ‘work of art’, meaning God’s creation. God says that we are all part of his art piece and we all have a part to play. When we think of God’s work of art we refer to it as a metaphorical term. 

Christmas Hamper Appeal

Next week is our Christmas Hamper Appeal for the Foodbank and SVP.  During assemblies this week, all forms have been asked to collect from the foodstuffs and toiletries on the list provided and bring to the chapel by Monday 13th December. We always do really well for this appeal but the need does keep growing. Thank you in advance for your support. 

Sixth Form Applications for 2022 now LIVE

We are pleased to announce that applications to St Nicholas Sixth Form 2022 is now LIVE.

Please Click here to register.

St Nicholas Christmas Carol Concert 

We will be holding a Christmas Carol Concert in school on 15th December at 7pm. Tickets numbers will be limited and offered to the parents and carers of those students participating in the first instance due to COVID restrictions. Further details on availability of tickets will follow shortly.

Choir Concert at Tatton Park

Northern Chamber Orchestra and our amazing choir from St Nicholas will be hosting a Christmas Concert at Tatton Park on Friday 10th December at 3.30pm and 7pm.

Tickets are available to book on www.ncorch.co.uk 

Advice Line for Parents and Carers

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership advice line is a voicemail service for professionals, parents and/or young people.

We are not an emergency service, if you require emergency assistance please dial 999.

Alternatively if you are in a non-emergency crisis you can contact our Crisis Line on 0800 145 6485 available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

If you are still wishing to seek advice regarding a child/yp’s mental health please contact our Advice Line on 01606 555120 leaving your name and contact details and a member of our team will contact you back within 24hours. Please note our service operates Mon-Fri 1-5 excluding bank holidays.

This is not a confidential service therefore please be aware we will need the child/yp’s name and date of birth to proceed with the call.

Careers

A reminder that the next NHS Creating Careers webinar is Thursday 9th December from 4.30 – 5.30.  This month with a spotlight on Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.

Webinar sign up
What’s an Occupational Therapist
NHS Careers

Watch the Creating Careers video for business, science, technology and more

Cheshire West and Chester
Take a look at what’s happening in Cheshire West & Chester for Parents, Carers and Families.
  • Help and support for Young Carers
  • Webinar for SEND Tribunal hints and tips
  • SEND Family Information Webinar
  • Fusion Inclusion – fun and enjoyable sessions (Mon-Fri) for adults with learning difficulties / disabilities

Click here for further information.

PTFA Christmas Raffle
Thank you to everyone who has purchased tickets for the Grand Christmas Raffle on Parent Pay. Just over a week to go before the draw. Good luck everyone.
Your PTFA🎅🎁
Flu vaccinations

Thank you for completing the vaccination forms. The form has now closed to allow the nurses and the admin team to plan the days.
The vaccinations will take place on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th December for Years 7-11 only. Unfortunately the nurses do not have capacity to do the Sixth Form students.

Use Netflix to get your teen hooked on a book.

If your teen likes nothing more than spending hours binging the latest Netflix series, it’s possible that you could turn their Netflix habit into a reading habit.  Many of the most popular Netflix films and series are adaptations of children’s and teenage fiction.  In most cases, the books are much better than the films.   If there is a series your teenager or young adult is especially hooked on, it’s likely they’ll enjoy the book even more.  See below for some book to screen Netflix adaptations.

Younger Readers (age 11+)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lemony Snicket A Series of Unfortunate Events
Moxie
To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before
The Iron Giant
Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Middle School
Night books
Troll Hunters
The Babysitters Club

 

Older readers (Year 14 +)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To All the Boys P.S. I still love You
To All the Boys Always and Forever
The Duff
The Kissing Booth
Twilight
After
Mean Girls
Fear Street
Shadow and Bone

Sporting Success

Brooke van Emmenis, 9T, trains and competes in Muay Thai kickboxing. This year she has won two K1 kickboxing European titles and followed it last week with a Muay Thai English title against a 17 year old at just 13 years of age.

She is part of team GB and later this year she will be competing for a European title in Muay Thai.

Well done Brooke, what an achievement! Good luck later this month!

Vacancies at St Nicholas
Finance Administrator

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Finance Assistant to join a friendly and committed school support team. The role will involve working with and supporting the Finance Officer in the administration and control of school financial systems, including purchasing, monitoring expenditure of budget holders, management of educational visits and school managed bus provision.

Click here for further details

Art and Design Technology Technician (Grade 3)

We are looking for a positive and organised individual to provide practical support to teachers of Art and Food Technology, in order that the curriculum can be delivered efficiently and effectively to students. 

Click here for further details

Teaching Assistant (Grade 5)

The Governors wish to recruit an enthusiastic and adaptable teaching assistant required to work with students with challenging behaviour. The successful candidate will be required to work with students both on a one to one basis and in the classroom helping them to access the curriculum.

Click here for further details 

Cleaner

We are looking to add another cleaner to our lovely, hardworking team.
10 hours/week before or after school.

Please click here for further details

Girls’ After School Sports
Monday 6th December:
U14 Cheshire Football Cup v Whitby High School KO 3pm @home
Tuesday 7th December: 
Girls’ football club (3:15-4:15pm)
Wednesday 8th December: 
Year 7 Football Tournament Away @ Middlewich High School
Badminton Club (3:15-4:15pm)
Thursday 9th December
Year 5/6 Sports Hall Athletics Competition (3:30-5:45pm)
Friday 10th December
No co-curricular clubs
Boys’ After School Sports
Monday 6th December:
No co-curricular clubs
Tuesday 7th December: 
Year 8 Football Training  (3:15-4:15pm)
Year 7 5 A-Side Football Competition @ Hartford High School (Team TBC) 
Wednesday 8th December: 
Year 9 Cheshire Cup Football Fixture vs. Lymm High School 
Thursday 9th December
Year 5/6 Sports Hall Athletics Competition  (3:30-5:45pm)
Year 9 Rugby Training  (3:15-4:15pm)
Friday 10th December:
No co-curricular clubs
Upcoming Dates

St Nicholas Day Assemblies  –  Monday 6th December 2021 & Tuesday 7th December 2021
Flu vaccinations Year 7-11 -Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th December
Additional Sixth Form Information Evening – Tuesday 7th December between 5pm and 6pm
Parishioners Advent Dinner  –  Wednesday 8th December 2021  (2.30pm)
Year 11 Mock Results Day P5 – Friday 10th December Period 5

Year 9 Curriculum Choices Deadline  –  Monday 13th December 2021  (9am)
Year 11 Art Mocks  –  Monday 13th December 2021 & Wednesday 15th December 2021
Christmas Carol Concert  –  Wednesday 15th December 2021  (7pm)
Year 11 Reports to Parents  –  Friday 17th December 2021
SCHOOL  CLOSES  –  Friday 17th December 2021 

For future dates click here

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