This year Catholic Schools Week runs from 23rd to 30th January. This week is an opportunity each year to thank God for the amazing gift of our schools and for the outstanding contribution they make every day to the spiritual, academic, emotional, social and vocational development of children from all denominations, cultures, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds  throughout this country and indeed throughout the world.

The theme of this year’s Catholic Schools Week is:

“Catholic Schools: Living life to the full”.

Last year our focus was on resilience, on reconnecting and re-engaging students. This year it is on living our lives with the hope of a brighter tomorrow and on reconnecting and re-engaging with the wider community as the  country opens up and restrictions are reduced.

The past year has been a very challenging one for students and indeed for the whole school community. However, with the roll-out of the vaccination programme, there is light at the end of the tunnel and we have a new sense of hope.

One of our chosen pieces of music for the November Moment this year is ‘God will wipe away all tears’ by Irish composer Bernard Sexton. Bernard wrote this piece for the victims of COVID-19 and for their families and friends. The chorus offers us reassurance that, even in these dark times, God is with us:

God will wipe away all tears,

God will bring you home,

To the place he has prepared for you,

You shall never be alone.

Storms may gather, evening falls,

Daylight turns to shade,

And when your earthly work is done,

Do not fear, be not afraid.

“A Vision of Catholic Education in Ireland” is a pastoral letter from the Irish Catholic Bishops. This letter outlines what the Irish Catholic Bishops believe Catholic education to be. We hear echoes of this letter throughout Catholic Schools Week every year, but it underpins this year’s events in particular. This document shows how connected our bishops are to each and every Catholic school in Ireland.

 

Broadbridge Primary School                        Thursday 20th January 2022                                                    Note 17

Diary:       Applications now open for new Primary 1 Admissions       

 

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 24th Jan –

Fri 28th  Jan

Morning Club – 8:00-8:45 a.m. (£1 PER CHILD)
2-3 PM Club – 2:00-3:00 p.m. (£2 PER CHILD)

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

Day Activity Time & Venue Note
Monday 24th Cross-Country P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15    At School Be prepared for wet weather.  Cross-Country, Gaelic & Soccer players bring boots/shin pads and trainers.

Bring a bottle of water.

Exercise is thirsty work!

Please pick up sharply after all activities.

Tuesday 25th Gaelic P4, 5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15     At School
Wednesday 26th Skill School P1 & P2 2:00-3:00     At School
Skill School P3 & P4 3:00-4:15     At School
Thursday 27th Netball P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15     At School
Friday 28th Premier League! P6, 7 3:00-4:15     At School

Children doing Extra-Curricular activities outside must have a change of footwear in case the venue changes due to weather conditions.  It is really important that children are dressed appropriately.

All activities MUST be pre-booked on the ParentPay App with the exception of Skill School.

 

COVID in School – If your child displays symptoms of COVID, keep them at home and do a Lateral Flow test.  If your child is tested for COVID, please forward a copy of the result of the PCR/Lateral Flow test to the school office.  If a positive result is returned, please contact the school office for further guidance.  If a child tests positive in any class, an email will be sent out to the parents/guardians of pupils in that class.

The guidance has changed; you DO NOT keep your child off school (Unless your child has tested positive!), if additional guidance is issued by the PHA it will be attached to the email.

 

New Entrants – Primary 1 – September 2022 – The application process for those children due to start school in September 2022 is now open and will close on the 28th January 2022.  Children born between 2nd July 2017 and 1st July 2018 (inclusive) must commence primary education in September 2022.  Any family who is new to our school and is considering sending their child to Broadbridge Primary School, please contact the school office and we will arrange a time for viewing.  If you know of any family that have a child due to start Primary 1 in September 2022, please pass on this information.

 

Primary 1 Admissions – Thanks to those families who attended the walk through on Wednesday 19th with staff. If you know of anyone considering Broadbridge Primary School for their child in September 2022, a walk through can be arranged. Please contact the school office Tel: 71810520 or email info@broadbridgeprimaryschool.com

 

Ladies Netball – Ladies Netball tonight Thursday Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3.

 

Crossing Patrol – The Transport Office are currently looking for someone to replace William at the school crossing.  If you know someone that would like the position, please contact the school office for further details.

 

 

Logon Details – The logon details for pupils accessing their school accounts have now changed. The Usernames remain the same but passwords are renewed every few months. The new passwords are listed below. Please note they are case sensitive.

 

Primary Class Teacher New Password
P1 Ms Quinn primary1a
P1 Miss Wade primary1a
P2 Mrs Hueston primary2a
P2 Miss Simpson primary2b
P3 Mrs Harkin primary3a
P3 Mrs Lynch primary3b
P4 Miss Mc Allister Primary4m
P4 Miss Maguire primaryfour
P4 Miss Cusack Primary4c

 

 

 

Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

 

Primary 2 & Primary 3 BOYS Monday 24th Broadbridge P.S 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Primary 4 & Primary 5 BOYS Monday 24th  Broadbridge P.S 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Preschool & Primary 1 Boys & Girls Wednesday 26th Broadbridge P.S 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 2 & Primary 3 GIRLS Wednesday 26th Broadbridge P.S 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Primary 4 – Primary 7 GIRLS Wednesday 26th Broadbridge P.S 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Primary 6 & Primary 7(U11) BOYS Wednesday 26th Campsie Indoor 7:00-8:00 p.m.

A great way for the kids to make friends, learn new skills, self-discipline and confidence £1 per session.

 

Faughanvale GAA Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

 

Primary 2 & Primary 3 Boys & Girls Friday 28th  Broadbridge P.S 6:00- 7:00 p.m.

What an afternoon’s football in The Master’s Hall.

Man City lead the way on goal difference after a Ryan Deery hat-trick in the first match helped them overcome Liam Weatherall’s Man Utd team.

Finn Cooper’s Spurs also have six points thanks in part to a double from their captain against Chelsea. Blake Curry’s goal a few minutes from time after Lewis Moran’s penalty save against Arsenal helped maintain their 100% record.

Sonny Moore’s Liverpool had a narrow defeat against Man Utd who bounced back from their earlier defeat against man City.

Cameron Gregg Logue’s Arsenal can count themselves very unlucky as they lost both matches by a single goal and Cian McGinnis’ Chelsea will be hoping for a turnaround in form next week when they play Arsenal and Man Utd.

Here’s hoping next week’s entertainment is as good as today’s.

 

The victorious Man City team finally got their hands on the Premier League trophy when the presentation was made prior to the start of the Senior Premier League this afternoon.

 

 

Mr McLaughlin presenting the winners with their trophy and medals earlier this afternoon.

Congratulations to all who participated. We hope the Man City squad enjoy their celebrations this weekend!

The Premier League returns tomorrow afternoon when our P6 and P7 pupils take to the indoor pitch shortly after 3:00 p.m.

Man. City will be looking to make it a double after winning the Junior Premier League before Christmas.

Captains Cameron Gregg Logue, Finn Cooper, Liam Weatherall, Kadyn Crossan, Cian McGinnis and Sonny Moore will be hoping that this is their opportunity to lead their respective teams to glory.

We can’t wait for the action to start and wish all the boys and girls the very best of luck!

Enjoy.

The school will be open on Wednesday 19th January from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for prospective parents to have a walk through with a member of staff.  If you know of anyone considering Broadbridge Primary School for their child in September 2022, please contact the school office on 02871810520 and an appointment will be arranged.

 

 

Broadbridge Primary School                        Thursday 13th January 2022                                                    Note 16

Diary:       Applications now open for new Primary 1 Admissions                

 

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 17th Jan –

Fri 21st Jan

Morning Club – 8:00-8:45 a.m. (£1 PER CHILD)
2-3 PM Club – 2:00-3:00 p.m. (£2 PER CHILD)

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

Day Activity Time & Venue Note
Monday 17th Cross-Country P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15    At School Be prepared for wet weather.  Cross-Country, Gaelic & Soccer players bring boots/shin pads and trainers.

Bring a bottle of water.

Exercise is thirsty work!

Please pick up sharply after all activities.

Tuesday 18th Gaelic P4, 5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15     At School
Wednesday 19th Skill School P1 & P2 2:00-3:00     At School
Skill School P3 & P4 3:00-4:15     At School
Thursday 20th Netball P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15     At School
Friday 21st Premier League! P6, 7 3:00-4:15     At School

Children doing Extra-Curricular activities outside must have a change of footwear in case the venue changes due to weather conditions.  It is really important that children are dressed appropriately.

All activities MUST be pre-booked on the ParentPay App with the exception of Skill School.

 

COVID in School – If your child displays symptoms of COVID, keep them at home and do a Lateral Flow test.  If your child is tested for COVID, please forward a copy of the result of the PCR/Lateral Flow test to the school office.  If a positive result is returned, please contact the school office for further guidance.  If a child tests positive in any class, an alert letter will be sent out to the parents/guardians of pupils in that class.

The guidance has changed; you DO NOT keep your child off school, additional guidance will be attached to your alert letter.

 

New Entrants – Primary 1 – September 2022 – The application process for those children due to start school in September 2022 is now open and will close on the 28th January 2022.  Children born between 2nd July 2017 and 1st July 2018 (inclusive) must commence primary education in September 2022.  Any family who is new to our school and is considering sending their child to Broadbridge Primary School, please contact the school office and we will arrange a time for viewing.  If you know of any family that have a child due to start Primary 1 in September 2022, please pass on this information.

 

Primary 1 Admissions – The school will be open on Wednesday 19th January 6:00-8:00 p.m. for prospective parents to have a walk through with a member of staff.  If you know of anyone considering Broadbridge Primary School for their child in September 2022, please contact the school office 7181 0520 and a time will be arranged.

 

Healthy Break and Healthy Lunchbox – Parents/Pupils are reminded that the Healthy Break in the morning is a fruit break only, no biscuits, bars or other snacks.  Lunchboxes should contain healthy foodstuff; no fizzy drinks are allowed!

 

Primary 1 and 2 Parents – Please ensure that your child’s library books are returned to school every Tuesday.  Primary 1 and 2 pupils require a full change of clothes in school for slips, trips and little accidents!

 

 

ParentPay – Letters have been sent out today detailing any outstanding amounts for school clubs, meals and activities.  Please check your child’s bag for letters.

 

Google Classroom – Please log into Google Classroom frequently to check on updated content and make sure your notifications are turned on.  Primary 6/7 Open Nights are on their Google Classroom as some schools are going virtual this year.

 

NESSY – We are seeing an improvement in the pupils that have been signed up to the NESSY Programme for those families who are keeping to the two-way partnership between the school and home.  If you wish your child to benefit from this programme and to maximise success children must spend time engaging in the activities at home.

 

Ladies Netball – Ladies Netball tonight Thursday Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3.

 

Crossing Patrol – The Transport Office are currently looking for someone to replace William at the school crossing.  If you know someone that would like the position, please contact the school office for further details.

 

Netball Skills Course – Netball Ireland’s Head Coach Teresa Gillespie will continue the Netball Skills Course at Broadbridge Primary School on the following dates Jan 22nd and 29th, Feb 5th, 12th and 26th.  The price is £25 for the remaining 5-week course.  Places are limited.  Primary 5-7 Pupils 1:45-3:00 p.m.  Year 8-10 from 12:00-1:30 p.m.  To enquire about availability please email teresagillespie@hotmail.com

 

Flu Vaccine – Vaccines will be given on Thursday 20th to registered children who missed out in November.  Please contact the school if your child has since had the vaccine with your GP.

 

Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

 

Primary 2 & Primary 3 BOYS Monday 17th Broadbridge P.S 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Primary 4 & Primary 5 BOYS Monday 17th  Broadbridge P.S 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Preschool & Primary 1 Boys & Girls Wednesday 19th Broadbridge P.S 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 2 & Primary 3 GIRLS Wednesday 19th Broadbridge P.S 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Primary 4 – Primary 7 GIRLS Wednesday 19th Broadbridge P.S 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Primary 6 & Primary 7(U11) BOYS Wednesday 19th Campsie Indoor 7:00-8:00 p.m.

A great way for the kids to make friends, learn new skills, self-discipline and confidence £1 per session.

 

Faughanvale GAA Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

 

Primary 2 & Primary 3 Boys & Girls Friday 21st Broadbridge P.S 6:00- 7:00 p.m.

 

Due to the Covid-19 virus and the subsequent need to keep our classrooms well ventilated by opening windows, we recommend that all pupils wear an extra layer of clothing to school.

Broadbridge Primary School                        Thursday 6th January 2022                                                          Note 15

Diary:      Applications open for new Primary 1 Admissions on the 10th January 2022

                    

 

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 10th Jan –

Fri 14th Jan

Morning Club – 8:00-8:45 a.m. (£1 PER CHILD)
2-3 PM Club – 2:00-3:00 p.m. (£2 PER CHILD)

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

Day Activity Time & Venue Note
Monday 10th Cross-Country P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15    At School Be prepared for wet weather.  Cross-Country, Gaelic & Soccer players bring boots/shin pads and trainers.

Bring a bottle of water.

Exercise is thirsty work!

Please pick up sharply after all activities.

Tuesday 11th Gaelic P4, 5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15     At School
 

Wednesday 12th

 

Skill School P1 & P2 2:00-3:00     At School
Skill School P3 & P4 3:00-4:15     At School
Thursday 13th Netball P6, 7 3:00-4:15     At School
Friday 14th Premier League! P6,7 3:00-4:15     At School

Children doing Extra-Curricular activities outside must have a change of footwear in case the venue changes due to weather conditions.  It is really important that children are dressed appropriately.

All activities MUST be pre-booked on the ParentPay App with the exception of Skill School.

 

COVID in School – If your child displays symptoms of COVID, keep them at home and do a Lateral Flow test.  If your child is tested for COVID, please forward a copy of the result of the PCR/Lateral Flow test to the school office.  If a positive result is returned, please contact the school office for further guidance.  If a child tests positive in any class, an alert letter will be sent out to the parents/guardians of pupils in that class.

The guidance has changed; you do not keep your child off school, additional guidance will be attached to your alert letter.

 

New Entrants – Primary 1 – September 2022 – The application process for those children due to start school in September 2022 opens on 10th January 2022 and closes on the 28th January 2022. Children born between 2nd July 2017 and 1st July 2018 (inclusive) must commence primary education in September 2022. Any family who is new to our school and is considering sending their child to Broadbridge Primary School, please contact the school office and we will inform you of arrangements in place for viewing. If you know of any family that have a child due to start Primary 1 in September 2022, please pass on this information.

Primary 1 & 2 Parents – Only Primary 1 & 2 parents are permitted into the school grounds to drop their children off in the morning. Please wear a mask whilst on school grounds. Parents are reminded they must not enter the classrooms; children are to be left at external doors. No additional bags in P2 as they have no room to store them!

Google Classroom – Please log into Google Classroom frequently to check on updated content. Primary 6/7 Open Nights are on their Google Classroom as most schools are doing it virtually this year.

Saint Vincent de Paul – Thank you for all who purchased and sold tickets for the SVDP Draw. The draw was held on Tuesday 21st December. A grand total of £13324 was raised for SVDP.

 

Ladies Netball – Ladies Netball restarts Thursday 13th January at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join. Cost £3.

 

 

 

Crossing Patrol – The Transport Office are currently looking for someone to replace William at the school crossing in the new year. If you know someone that would like the position, please contact the school office for further details.

 

Primary 5/6 Premier League – Congratulations to Man City on a thrilling end to the P5/6 Premiership just before the Christmas Break! Once again the Premiership went down to the final thrilling game. Well done to all the boys & girls who participated.

 

Netball Skills Course –     Netball Ireland’s Head Coach Teresa Gillespie will be holding a Netball Skills Course at Broadbridge Primary School on the following dates Jan 8th, 22nd & 29th & Feb 5th, 12th & 26th. The price is £30 for the 6-week course. Places are limited. Primary 5-7 Pupils 1:45-3:00 p.m. Year 8-10 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. To enquire about availability please email teresagillespie@hotmail.com

 

School Dinners –  A New School Dinner Menu is attached. All dinners booked through the ParentPay App.

Please click HERE to see this month’s school menu.