We are Proud to say that
'This is Our Cathedral'
We are very proud to be the link school for Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. Our location enables us to have close links with the Cathedral and we work closely with Father Philip to celebrate important events, feasts and Holy days throughout the year.
We now have a permanent display space in the Cathedral. It is located in the entrance Lutyens Crypt. Please see below for current pictures of our display board.
This display currently features quotes from our soon to be leaving year 6 children, reflecting on their time here at St Nicholas'.
Harvest Festival Assembly
Every year, we celebrate the true gift of the Harvest. This year, Year 6 children led our assembly reminding us to be truly thankful to God and to all the people who work so hard to provide us with all the food we have. Father Philp for the Cathedral came to bless the donations of food that had been so generously donated by the children, families and staff of the school. After the assembly, we packed up all of the food and gave this to the Sisters of The Missionaries shelter on Seel Street to aid all of their charity work for the homeless.
Each year we join with one of our local schools to remember those that have died during wars. We are lucky to have our school Chaplin, Father Philip, join us to mark this special occasion with a service at the Cenotaph. Read about last year’s service in the Educate article - click below the image for the link to the full article.
Educate Magazine piece on the school's remembrance service
Pensioners’ Christmas Dinner
This year the School played host to a group of local pensioners during early December to offer them a Christmas Lunch and some lovely carol singing by the children in our school choir. The elderly people who attended all gave very positive feedback about the spirit and goodwill of all the children involved during the day. They said that it was so nice to see such a community spirit at such young ages.
The Feast of St Nicholas
The Feast of St Nicholas is held on the 6th December each year. We celebrate the feast day with our families during Mass at the Cathedral. We also give out chocolate gold coins to our pupils to remember how St Nicholas helped those around him. During this time of year we make a special effort to nurture links with our local community.
The School has fundraised for a number of charities over the course of this year, and plans to continue this throughout 2018. With the efforts of the children, staff and PTFA, we have managed to raise some substantial amounts. As a Catholic school we believe in following in the teachings of Christ and helping those less fortunate than us as well as those during a time of struggle. To raise money the school has ran fundraisers such as coffee mornings, carol singing and taking part in Christmas Jumper Day. The Charities we support include:
- Mission Together – £43.72
- Nugent Care – £83.77
- Cash 4 Kids – £611.96
- Engage for South Africa – £72.13
- Macmillan Cancer Support – £214.00
- Chester Zoo – £77.39
- Save the Children – Ongoing over Christmas
- Ray Castle Appeal Day
- Be Kind- Royal Hospice
Harvest Festival 2018
The harvest festival was a great success this year at St Nicholas with a fantastic turnout in donations for the nuns abbey. Combined with the excellent presentation given by year 6 the whole day gave the school a great experience of catholic life all round. The sharing of this food gave the children a very good insight in how to follow in Christs’ Footsteps.