Our School Council held another very productive meeting earlier this afternoon. The school councillors made further progress in their efforts to help create a new vision and ethos for our school.

Our Vice-Principal, Mrs Quinn, who also attended the meeting, was very complimentary of their commitment and dedication.

Broadbridge Primary School                                                               Thursday 27th October 2022                                    Note 9

School Diary:     Hallowe’en Break – School will be closed tomorrow Friday 28th October-Tuesday 1st November (Both dates inclusive)

SCHOOL PROVISION CLUB COST
Wed 2nd Nov –

Friday 4th Nov

Morning Club – 8:00-8:45 (£1 PER CHILD)
2-3 PM Club – 2:00-3:00 (£2 PER CHILD)
Afterschool Club – 3:00-4:15 (£3 PER CHILD)

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL CLUBS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE ON THE PARENTPAY APP

 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

DAY ACTIVITY TIME & VENUE ACTIVITY SUPERVISORS
Wednesday

2nd Nov

Skill School P1 & P2 2:00-3:00     At School Mr Ricky Fernandez &

Assisting Coaches

Skill School P3 & P4 3:00-4:15     At School
Thursday

3rd Nov

Netball

P5, 6, 7

3:00-4:15     At School Mrs T Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday

4th Nov

Soccer

P5,6,7

3:00-4:15     At School Mr Mc Laughlin &

Assisting Coaches

Be prepared for wet weather.  Cross-Country, Gaelic & Soccer players bring boots and trainers.

If you have any concerns or your child has medical needs, please contact the school office and bring to the attention of one of the people in charge.

 

Parent/Teacher Meeting P2-P6 – Thank you to all the parents/guardians who attended the Parent-Teacher meetings. If you were unable to attend the class teacher will send out a second scheduled meeting at the end of next week. Please make every effort to attend this meeting.

 

Google Classroom – Thank you to all who contributed to Google Classroom and the Maths topic “Have you got eyes?” Please try to login to Google Classroom to check for updates, class news, activities etc. All users other than those using the C2k Username will be removed from the platform.

 

Inhaler in school – If your child uses an inhaler, please ensure that it is properly labelled, complete at the school office ‘An administration of Medicine’ form. Thank you.

 

Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball cancelled tonight Thursday 27th October. Resumes next week Thursday 3rd November at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 7:30 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3.  Please note the earlier start!

 

Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Wednesday 2nd Nov Nursery Boys/Girls & Primary 1 Girls Broadbridge P.S 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Wednesday 2nd Nov Primary 2-3 Girls Broadbridge P.S 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 2nd Nov Primary 2-4 Boys Campsie Indoor 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 2nd Nov Primary 5-7 Boys 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.  These sessions will continue every week until Wednesday 7th December.

 

All children P1-P6 have been issued with Google Classroom Login details.  Please login using these details.

Please do not use personal email accounts as these will be removed.

If you experience any difficulties when accessing Google Classroom at home please don’t hesitate to contact the school office.

Tomorrow, Friday 14th October 2022, is Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day.

DLD occurs when a child has a persistent difficulty with understanding and/or using language for no obvious reason. Did you know that 1 in 14 people experience DLD? That’s 2 children in every class of 30 who experience DLD severe enough to hinder academic progress.

Mrs Sinead Marlow and the Western Trust are trying to raise as much awareness of DLD as possible, so people know what it stands for, and the impact it can have on children.  Teachers have been given further information on Developmental Language Disorder.

Please click HERE to download the Western Trust’ Information sheet on DLD.

 

Broadbridge Primary School                                                               Thursday 13th October 2022                                    Note 7

School Diary:  Saturday 15th October 5:00 p.m. – Choir Singing at Star of The Sea Vigil Mass

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 17th Oct –

Friday 21st Oct

Morning Club – 8:00-8:45 (£1 PER CHILD)
2-3 PM Club – 2:00-3:00 (£2 PER CHILD)
Afterschool Club – 3:00-4:15 (£3 PER CHILD)

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL CLUBS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE ON THE PARENTPAY APP

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

Day Activity Time & Venue Activity Supervisors
Monday

17th Oct

Cross-Country

P5, 6, 7

3:00-4:15     At School Miss Simpson

Miss O’Neill

Miss Madden

Mr Colin Roberts

Tuesday

18th Oct

Gaelic

P4, 5, 6, 7

3:00-4:15     At School Miss Maguire

(Assisted by coaches from

both parish Gaelic clubs)

Wednesday

19th Oct

Skill School P1 & P2 2:00-3:00     At School Mr Ricky Fernandez &

Assisting Coaches

Skill School P3 & P4 3:00-4:15     At School
Thursday

20th Oct

Netball

P5, 6, 7

3:00-4:15     At School Mrs Gillespie

Mrs T Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday

21st Oct

Soccer

P5, 6, 7

3:00-4:15     At School Mr Logue

Mr Mc Laughlin

Mr Colin Logue

Be prepared for wet weather.  Cross-Country, Gaelic & Soccer players bring boots and trainers.

Soccer Players need shin pads!

If you have any concerns or your child has particular medical needs, please contact the school office and bring to the attention of one of the people in charge.

 

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

 

School Choir – The school choir will be signing at the 5:00 p.m. vigil mass on Saturday 15th October at Star of the Sea.  Choir children will be given a separate note about the mass.  It would be great to see as many families as possible attending to support the choir at this mass.

 

Maths Week – Maths Week is next week at school.  Please keep an eye on Google Classroom for the activity that your child is participating in.

 

Cross Country Team – Best of luck to all the teams participating in the first of the Flahavan Races at Thornhill College Derry on Friday 14th October.

 

WhatsApp Groups – The school would like to advise parents that it has never been involved in the setting up of WhatsApp Groups for parents in year groups nor in classes.  We use various means of communication with parents, this note for one, social media, Google Classroom, School Website and School Text, therefore we do not require any more.  We have no control whatsoever over the content of the ‘Chats’ and have found in the past that they may be used for the wrong purposes.  Please be mindful that you are putting your private number in the public domain when entering these groups.

 

Parents & Friends Association – A Parents & Friends Association meeting will take place in the school Thursday 20th October at 8:00 p.m. all new members are welcome to join.

 

Developmental Language Disorder – Friday 14th October 2022 is Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day.  DLD occurs when a child has a persistent difficulty with understanding and/or using language for no obvious reason.  Did you know that 1 in 14 people experience DLD – that’s 2 children in every class of 30 who experience DLD severe enough to hinder academic progress.  Mrs Sinead Marlow and the Western Trust are trying to raise as much awareness of DLD as possible, so people know what it stands for, and the impact it can have on children.  Teachers have been given further information on Developmental Language Disorder.  Parents please read the attached leaflet.

 

Walk, Cycle or Scoot to and from School – Congratulations to Mrs Gillespie’s class who had the highest percentage of walkers in the school.  Children should try to keep at this on a daily basis.

 

Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 13th October at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3.  This week they are joined by Strabane ladies.

 

Eglinton Medical Practice – Invite any of their patients aged 50+ or those aged 18-49yrs who have an underlying health condition, are a carer or health and social care worker, to the Covid and Flu Vaccination Clinic on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the Vale Centre, Greysteel.  If you have received your letter, please bring this with you on the day.  Patients cannot get their covid vaccination at this time if they have had covid within the last 28 days.

 

Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Monday 17th Oct Primary 1 Boys Broadbridge P.S 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Monday 17th Oct Primary 4-5 Girls Broadbridge P.S 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Monday 17th Oct Primary 6-7 Girls Broadbridge P.S 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Wednesday 19th Oct Nursery & Primary 1 Girls Broadbridge P.S 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Wednesday 19th Oct Primary 2-3 Girls Broadbridge P.S 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 19th Oct Primary 2-4 Boys Campsie Indoor 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 19th Oct Primary 5-7 Boys 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.  These sessions will continue every week until Wednesday 7th December.

 

Vale OG’s Winter Programme

U-5.5 Nursery/Primary 1 (Aged 4 +) Friday 14th October at The Vale Centre 6:00-7:00 p.m.  For further information contact Karl 07515 060877.  Only £1 per session

Broadbridge Primary School                                                         Thursday 6th October 2022                                    Note 6

School Diary:  Thursday 6th October – Primary 1 Literacy at 8:00 p.m.

Monday 10th October – Primary 1 school photograph.

                          Saturday 15th October 5:00 p.m. – Choir Singing at Star of The Sea Vigil Mass

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 10th Oct –

Thurs 17th Oct

Morning Club – 8:00-8:45 (£1 PER CHILD)
2-3 PM Club – 2:00-3:00 (£2 PER CHILD)
Afterschool Club – 3:00-4:15 (£3 PER CHILD)

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL CLUBS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE ON THE PARENTPAY APP

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

Day Activity Time & Venue Activity Supervisors
Monday 10th Oct Cross-Country P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School Miss Simpson

Miss O’Neill

Miss Madden

Mr Colin Roberts

Tuesday 11th Oct Gaelic P4, P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School Miss Maguire

(Assisted by coaches from

both parish Gaelic clubs)

Wednesday 12th Oct Skill School P1 & P2 2:00-3:00        At School Mr Ricky Fernandez &

Assisting Coaches

Skill School P3 & P4 3:00-4:15        At School
Thursday 13th Oct Netball P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School Mrs Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 14th Oct Soccer P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School Mr Logue

Mr Mc Laughlin

Mr Colin Logue

Be prepared for wet weather.  Cross-Country, Gaelic & Soccer players bring boots and trainers.

Soccer Players need shin pads!

If you have any concerns or your child has particular medical needs, please contact the school office

and bring to the attention of one of the people in charge.

 

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

 

Google Classroom – All children P1-P6 have been issued with Google Classroom Login details.  Please login using these details.  Please do not use personal email accounts as these will be removed.

 

Attendance and arrival at School – Parents will be contacted at the end of October if their child’s attendance falls below 85%.  We are aware that there are many factors contributing to being absent from school at present, therefore it is very important that the school is informed if a child is absent and the reasoning behind it so that it may be coded correctly.  Children arriving after the 9:00 a.m. bell in the morning must access the school through the main office as school has already started, this is to ensure minimal disruption to the other children, they must also be recorded as late on the system.

 

Developmental Language Disorder – Developmental Language Disorder Day is on Friday 14th October.  On average 2 students in every class of 30 pupils will have development Language Disorder.  Please check out the information provided on Google Classroom relating to Development Language Disorder.

 

Walk, Cycle or Scoot to and from School – Congratulations to all the girls and boys who walked, cycled or scooted to school this week.  Final count and percentage per class will be tallied after Friday’s walk and the winners will be announced at assembly.

 

Parking – Please do not park in the evenings at the Maxol as this is a place of business for paying customers.  Access and exits are also being blocked to Maiden Car Detail on a daily basis by a few individuals.  Please be mindful of where you park so as not to inconvenience others.

 

Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 6th October at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3.

 

Vale OG’s Winter Programme

U-5.5 Nursery/Primary 1 (Aged 4 +) Friday 7th October at The Vale Centre 6:00-7:00 p.m.  For further information contact Karl 07515 060877.  Only £1 per session

 

Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Monday 10th Oct Primary 1 Boys Broadbridge P.S 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Monday 10th Oct Primary 4-5 Girls Broadbridge P.S 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Monday 10th Oct Primary 6-7 Girls Broadbridge P.S 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Wednesday 12th Oct Nursery & Primary 1 Girls Broadbridge P.S 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Wednesday 12th Oct Primary 2-3 Girls Broadbridge P.S 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 12th Oct Primary 2-4 Boys Campsie Indoor 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 12th Oct Primary 5-7 Boys 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.  These sessions will continue every week until Wednesday 7th December.

 

Broadbridge Primary School                                                                  Thursday 29th   September 2022                                  Note 5

School Diary:           Friday 30th September – School closed to pupils

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 3rd Oct –

Thurs 7th Oct

Morning Club – 8:00-8:45 (£1 PER CHILD)
2-3PM Club – 2:00-3:00 (£2 PER CHILD)
Afterschool Club – 3:00-4:15 (£3 PER CHILD)

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL CLUBS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE ON THE PARENTPAY APP

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

Day Activity Time & Venue Activity Supervisors
Monday 3rd Oct Cross-Country P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School Miss Simpson

Miss O’Neill

Miss Madden

Mr Colin Roberts

Tuesday 4th Oct Gaelic P4, P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School Miss Maguire

(Assisted by coaches from

both parish Gaelic clubs)

Wednesday 5th Oct Skill School P1 & P2 2:00-3:00        At School Mr Ricky Fernandez &

Assisting Coaches

Skill School P3 & P4 3:00-4:15        At School
Thursday 6th Oct Netball P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School Mrs Gillespie

Mrs Teresa Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 7th Oct Soccer P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School Mr Logue

Mr Mc Laughlin

Mr Colin Logue

Be prepared for wet weather.  Cross-Country, Gaelic & Soccer players bring boots and trainers.

Soccer Players need shin pads!

If you have any concerns or your child has particular medical needs, please contact the school office

and bring to the attention of one of the people in charge.

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

 

Primary 3 Children – Children attending Skill School may wear navy tracksuit bottoms to school rather than change in school.

 

Primary 1 Literacy – There will be a Literacy Evening – “Helping you to teach your child to read and write with a brief guide to Linguistic Phonics” for P1 parents on Thursday 6th October at 8:00 p.m. in the Small Hall.  We invite all parents of Primary 1 children to attend as well as any grandparents or carers who are involved in helping the children with their homework.  This is a very worthwhile evening and we would appreciate as many parents as possible to make the effort to come.

 

Children Going Home Early – The school discourages children being taken out of school early.  If it is an absolute necessity, please fill out the form at the school office for attendance purposes before collecting your child.

 

Inhalers in School – If your child requires an inhaler, please ensure that there is always one available for use in school.

 

Primary 1 Class Photographs – P1 class photographs will be published in the Derry Journal either the 14th or 21st October.

 

P7 Parent/Teacher Meetings – Primary 7 parent/teacher meetings will conclude today, thanks to all who attended.  If you were unable to make your meeting this week a follow up phone call will place next week.  The class teacher will send out a date and time for the call.

 

Choir – The school choir is now up and running.  Our first outing will be at Star of the Sea, Faughanvale, Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday 15th October.  Choir children will get a separate note closer to the time.

 

Walk, Cycle or Scoot to and from School – All pupils are invited to Walk, Cycle or Scoot to and from school next week 3rd-7th October.  All journeys will be recorded by the class teachers; the winning class will receive a prize.  A journey must be at least from the ‘Orange Hall’ coming from Eglinton or from the ‘Station Road’ coming from the Blue Bridge direction to be recorded as a journey.  See attached leaflet.

 

Google Classroom – All Google Classrooms will be set up by teachers this Friday.  You will be sent an invitation to join using your child’s C2K logon details.  It is important that all children join, teachers use it for various purposes i.e. to keep parents informed of teaching and learning, information on school trips, accessing spelling lists etc.  Last year’s classroom will be archived and no longer in use.

 

Shared Education – Primary 2 pupils enjoyed their shared lessons at Eglinton Primary School yesterday.  Well done to Primary 5 pupils, Miss Simpson’s Class who began their 10-week Education Project ‘Sparks’ at the Play Trail.  Keep an eye on our social media and Google Classroom for updates.

 

Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 29th September at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3.

 

Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Monday 3rd Oct Primary 1 BOYS Broadbridge P.S 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Monday 3rd Oct Primary 4-5 Girls Broadbridge P.S 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Monday 3rd Oct Primary 6-7 Girls Broadbridge P.S 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Wednesday 5th Oct Nursery & Primary 1 GIRLS Broadbridge P.S 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Wednesday 5th Oct Primary 2-3 Girls Broadbridge P.S 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 5th Oct Primary 2-4 BOYS Campsie Indoor 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 5th Oct Primary 5-7 BOYS 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.  These sessions will continue every week until Wednesday 7th December.

NSPCC’s Campaign

 

Dear Parent/Carer

 

This term our whole school will be discussing the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule in our PDMU lessons as part of our Safeguarding work.

 

During these discussions we will aim to teach our pupils the following important safety skills without giving explicit information or telling scary stories.

 

We will be teaching our pupils the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule, using the ‘PANTS’ acrostic, which is like a green cross code for staying safe from sexual abuse.

 

PANTS stands for:               ·  Privates are private

  • Always remember your body belongs to you
  • No means no
  • Talk about secrets that upset you
  • Speak up, someone can help

 

The lessons will introduce a range of ideas, all delivered in a way that’s fully age appropriate.

These include:

  •  “appropriate” and “inappropriate” touching.
  • your child’s right to say no to things that make them feel upset or worried.
  • naming parts of the body.
  • who your child can turn to if they ever feel upset or worried.

 

If you would like to know more about the NSPCC’s campaign and see how you can help keep your children safe in partnership with your child’s school, more information can be found at nspcc.org.uk/underwear rule.  If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Broadbridge Primary School                                                                  Thursday 22nd   September 2022                                  Note 4

School Diary:           Friday 30th September – School closed to pupils

                                Saturday 11th March – Confirmation – time to follow.

                                Saturday 29th April – First Communion Star of the Sea at 10:00 a.m.

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 26th Sept –

Thurs 29th Sept

Morning Club – 8:00-8:45 (£1 PER CHILD)
2-3PM Club – 2:00-3:00 (£2 PER CHILD)
Afterschool Club – 3:00-4:15 (£3 PER CHILD)

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL CLUBS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE ON THE PARENTPAY APP

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

Day Activity Time & Venue Activity Supervisors
Monday 26th Cross-Country P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15     At School Miss Simpson

Miss O’Neill

Miss Madden

Tuesday 27th Gaelic P4, P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15     At School Miss Maguire

(Assisted by coaches from

both parish Gaelic clubs)

Wednesday 28th Skill School P1 & P2 2:00-3:00     At School Mr Joe Gray &

Assisting Coaches

Skill School P3 & P4 3:00-4:15     At School
Thursday 29th Netball P5,6, 7 3:00-4:15     At School Mrs Teresa Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 30th Staff Development Day
Be prepared for wet weather.  Cross-Country, Gaelic & Soccer players bring boots and trainers. If you have any concerns or your child has particular medical needs, please contact the school office and bring to the attention of one of the people in charge.

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

 

Football on Friday – Players must have shin pads and appropriate footwear for indoor and outdoor use.

 

Opening Mass – Thanks to Fr Mc Dermott for celebrating the opening of the new school year at mass in school on Friday past.

 

School Closure – The school will be closed Friday 30th September to all pupils for a Staff Development Day.

 

ParentPay – Notes will be issued in the coming day for outstanding payment items on the ParentPay system for the previous school year September 2021-June 2022.  If you receive a note, please make the payment immediately so that items can be archived from the system as the volume of items listed is making ParentPay very difficult to navigate.

 

Primary 1 Phonics – Primary 1 Parents Phonics evening will be in the school on Thursday 5th October at 8:00 p.m.  Primary 1 parents will be given a note closer to the time.  Please make a special effort to attend as it is of great benefit to both parent and child.

 

Please Label Clothing! – We have 3 rails of unclaimed clothes (Many of which are top brands or club gear) and a basket of shoes and trainers with no child’s names on them.  Pupils will be invited to have a look to see if they own them this week.  If your child is missing any gear, please call to the school office and have a look before we send to the charity shop.  Once again can parents please ensure all clothing is labelled before sending to school.

 

Accelerated Reading – All Primary 3 pupils have been issued with their Accelerated Reading letters and Login details.  Teachers will now be setting individual targets for each child.  Please encourage your child to read as much as possible.  Reading should be part of their nightly routine at home.  Follow their progress in the Accelerated Reading Programme.

 

Footwear for PE – All primary year groups are required to have a change of footwear for Physical Education in school.  Unfortunately, school shoes are not permitted as they are not flexible enough and they mark the floor.

 

Primary 7 Transfer – The closing date for registration for both GL and AQE entrance tests is tomorrow Friday 23rd September.  Please check their websites for further details in relation to applications and familiarisation days.

 

P7 Parent/Teacher Meetings –  Will take place from Monday 26th – Thursday 29th September. Further information will be posted on Google Classroom and Class Dojo.

 

Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 22nd September at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3.

 

Please see note below from the Department of Education

REVIEW OF CHILDCARE SERVICES – SURVEY

 

Have you got a few minutes to help improve childcare services in Northern Ireland?

 

A review of childcare services in Northern Ireland, commissioned by the Department of Education, wants to hear from parents, carers and others in the sector.

The review wants to understand the current state of the childcare sector in Northern Ireland, including the supply and demand of childcare services, their accessibility and affordability.

 

The review will involve surveys and focus groups or interviews with parents, carers, childcare providers and other people within the childcare sector.

Parents and carers of children aged between 0 and 14 years of age in Northern Ireland can have their say in this survey (your answers are anonymous): tinyurl.com/mrc7dskp

The survey will close on 30th September 2022.

 

The independent review is being carried out by RSM, with support from: National Children’s Bureau; Dr Glenda Walsh of Stranmillis University College; and LucidTalk.

The final report is expected in December 2022

Broadbridge Primary School                        Thursday 15th  September 2022                                                   Note 3

School Diary: Monday 19th September Public Holiday School Closed

Saturday 29th April First Communion Star of The Sea at 10:00 a.m.

School Provision Club Cost
Tues 20th  Sept –

Fri 23rd  Sept

Morning Club – 8:00-8:45 (£1 PER CHILD)
2-3PM Club – 2:00-3:00 (£2 PER CHILD)
Afterschool Club – 3:00-4:15 (£3 PER CHILD)

Please note:  All clubs must be booked in advance on the ParentPay App

 

Extra-Curricular Activities  

Day Activity Time & Venue Activity Supervisors
Monday 19th                                   School Closed
Tuesday 20th Gaelic P4, P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School Miss Maguire

(Assisted by coaches from both parish Gaelic clubs)

Wednesday 21st Skill School P1 & P2 2:00-3:00        At School Mr Joe Gray & assisting coaches
Skill School P3 & P4 3:00-4:15        At School
Thursday 22nd Netball P5,6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School Mrs Teresa Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 23rd Soccer P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School Mr Logue

Mr Mc Laughlin

Be prepared for wet weather. Cross-Country, Gaelic & Soccer players bring boots and trainers. If you have any concerns or your child has particular medical needs, please contact the school office and bring to the attention of one of the people in charge.

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

 

 

Teachers have asked that the following points are raised to parents, some apply to all children others to certain year groups.

 

  • Primary 1 children must return their homework books every Thursday to the class teacher.
  • Primary 2 pupils require black plimsolls for P.E.
  • All items of clothing need to be clearly labelled – Initials with year group written with pen on a label is great!
  • Long hair should be tied back.
  • P1-P3 Need a spare change of clothes sent in for slips, trips and drips!
  • P3 Skill School children may wear navy joggers to school on Wednesday.
  • Healthy break is fruit only!

 

 

New School Year – Fr. Mc Dermott will celebrate Mass tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. with all staff and pupils in the Master’s Hall.

 

Safer School App – The school has registered now with The Safer School App, an information letter will be sent out to parents, detailing how to download and register. The Schools Safe Guarding team recommend that all Parents/Carers, School Staff and Governors download this App.

 

School Crossing Patrol – William Mc Laughlin will be retiring shortly from his role as School Crossing Patrol. When a retirement is looming the department send out an assessor to see if there is a requirement for the school to have a school crossing. We would encourage as many children as possible to walk to school in the coming weeks. Children should preferable walk unaccompanied (Primary 5-7). The number of children using the crossing will determine if a School Crossing is needed on the main Coolafinney Road. If we lose the school crossing, it cannot be reviewed again for two years, please walk as much as possible in the weeks ahead.

 

Accelerated Reading – All pupils Primary 3-6 have been registered for the Accelerated Reading Programme. Children will borrow books from the school library to read and then they will be quizzed at school once the book has been completed. The school computer suite will be open every morning from 8:45 – 9:00 a.m. to allow quizzes to be taken. Class teachers may also allow access to quizzes throughout the day. Unfortunately, pupils will no longer be able to sit a quiz at home. All Primary 3 pupils and new pupils to the school will be sent out a login information letter. Parents may follow their child’s progress online, if you require help in accessing this please contact the class teacher or school office.

 

School Show Recording – All USB pens that have been ordered have been distributed. There are a few remaining. Once these are sold the school will not be able to order any more copies. To avoid disappointment please place your order now. Orders and payment will be taken via ParentPay at a cost of £5. When ordering please ensure that you have selected the appropriate cast i.e. the recording or Cast A or the recording for Cast B.

 

 

Ladies Netball – Ladies Netball cancelled tonight Thursday 15th but resumes next Thursday at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join. Cost £3.

 

Calling all Cross Country Runners! – City of Derry Spartans have very kindly offered to help train the staff & pupils for Cross Country this year. They will be seen assisting Miss Simpson, Miss O’Neill and Miss Madden as they prepare our children for the Flavahan’s Cross Country League. All pupils primary 4 –7 are invited to the following. (See attached letter)

 

 

 

Dear All,

City of Derry Spartans are promoting their Saturday morning experience with the aim of –  child centred development and education through cross country running. Club membership is not required and it is free every Saturday morning to all P4- P7 pupils between 9.30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. at U3A in Gransha Hospital Grounds (BT476TG) Follow link https://g.co/kgs/aTDYB7 . Children should arrive for 9:20 a.m. to register the parents & child’s name with an emergency contact number. Parents and child are to remain for the half hour of activities.

The programme aims are below:

  • Prepare kids to represent their school in the Flavahan’s Cross Country League & run in our annual Christmas Cross Country race on the 17th December.
  • Teach & educate children about how to run a cross country race with weekly themes including – how to warm up for a race, how to start, how to finish, how to run through muck, how to run through grass, how to run uphill and downhill, how to enjoy running in the wind and rain (they can be your friends) and teaching parents how to positively support from the side-lines.
  • Explanations on how to do this from weekly 2-minute TED talks with national & international runners and from Spartans expert ‘children’s coaches’ and ‘running coaches.’
  • Race distances starting at 600 metres and working up to 1k or maybe even a mile.
  • No prizes or times and low key with no pressure.

         Week 1 theme is – How to warm up & positive parental support from the side-lines.

Parents please:

Arrive at 9:20 a.m. to register.

Stay with us for the half hour.

Watch your child having fun and increase their fitness at the same time!

Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday.

Dara

Contacts – Dara Furey – Spartan Coach – WhatsApp 00353 8660611514 – darafurey@gmail.com

                   Bridgeen Byrne – 07513854091 – bridgeen@aol.com

Broadbridge Primary School                        Friday 9th September 2022                                                   Note 2

Please note there is a change to the school day. School will start at 9:00 a.m.

After School Club -The Afterschool Club is running each day from 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. It will finish at the same time as the Extra-Curricular Activities. The closing time is STRICTLY 4:15 P.M, children must be collected at/before this time.  Children will leave the After School Club when the bell rings at 4:15 p.m.  If you feel that this cannot be managed or it will be at a rush, we would advise that you make alternative arrangements for after school care.

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 12th Sept –

Fri 16th Sept

Morning Club – 8:00-8:45 (£1 PER CHILD)
2-3PM Club – 2:00-3:00 (£2 PER CHILD)
Afterschool Club – 3:00-4:15 (£3 PER CHILD)

Please note:  All clubs must be booked in advance on the ParentPay App

 

Extra-Curricular Activities  

Day Activity Time & Venue Activity Supervisors
Monday 12th Cross-Country P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15      At School Miss Simpson

Miss O’Neill

Miss Madden

Tuesday 13th Gaelic P4, P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15       At School Miss Maguire

(Assisted by coaches from both parish Gaelic clubs)

Wednesday 14th Skill School P1 & P2 2:00-3:00       At School Mr Joe Gray & assisting coaches
Skill School P3 & P4 3:00-4:15       At School
Thursday 15th Netball P5,6, 7 3:00-4:15       At School Mrs Teresa Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 16th Soccer P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15       At School Mr Logue

Mr Mc Laughlin

Be prepared for wet weather. Cross-Country, Gaelic & Soccer players bring boots and trainers. If you have any concerns or your child has particular medical needs, please contact the school office and bring to the attention of one of the people in charge.

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

 

ParentPay – All ParentPay information has been sent out to all new pupils today. Parents need to register to pay for school dinners and all activities associated with the school. If you are experiencing difficulties registering, please contact the school office.

 

Primary 1 – Book bags have been delayed but they will be with us shortly.

 

Absences from school – Please report your child’s absence from school by calling the school office before the start of the school day on 71810520

 

All Clothing – Please ensure all clothing and property is property labelled to enable us to return lost property to its rightful owner.

 

Spare Change of Clothing – Primary 1, 2 & 3 pupils all require a change of clothing (trousers, t-shirt, underwear and socks) to be sent in.  Please place in a plastic bag with your child’s name and leave on their coat hook.

 

Change of Shoes – Please send in a change of footwear for children to change into at break time and lunch time preferably an old pair that they can leave at school. Pupils should be wearing black shoes at all other times.  Trainers are needed for PE times.

 

Children going home – Please make your child/ren aware of how they are getting home in the afternoon! The school office is constantly making/receiving phone calls during the school day to/ from parents. This causes a lot of disruption to the children in class. Phone calls to the school should be kept to a minimum

 

School Photographer – The school photographer will be here on Monday 10th October for individual P1 pupils and P1 Class photographs only. All other year groups will be at a later date.

 

Planned Giving –  Thanks to the families that have signed up for planned giving this year and to those that continue to do so. The planned giving money is a great source of income to provide valuable resources and extra classroom assistants within our school to the benefit of all pupils. Thank you.

 

Primary 7 Pupils- Have received a separate note regarding ‘Booster Classes’ and AQE/GL registration closing dates.

 

School Show Recording – The final versions of the school show are ready to purchase on a protected USB pen at the cost of £5 each.  Orders and payment will be taken via ParentPay. Those paid for before the summer break will be distributed to pupils on Monday. When ordering please ensure that you have selected the appropriate cast i.e. the recording or Cast A or the recording for Cast B.

 

Roots of Empathy – We are looking for 3 families to take part in Roots of Empathy program this year, the baby needs to be 2-4 months at the start of October. If you are willing to take part, please contact the school office.

 

School Menu – The school dinner menu is attached to this email; a copy is also available on the school website.

 

Faughanvale Credit Union – The school saving scheme will be restarting every Tuesday from 13th September. Any pupil who wishes to start the scheme can get an application form from the school office or the Credit Union. All pupils previously registered with the scheme can continue to save as normal.

 

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