Broadbridge Primary School               Thursday 11th January 2024                           Note 18

School Diary:   School Closure Thursday 18th January

             Grandparents’ Mass Wednesday 24th January @ 10:00 a.m. in the Master’s Hall.

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 15th Jan –

Fri 19th Jan

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 15th Jan Cross-Country P5, 6, 7     3:00-4:15              At School Mr Alex Given

Miss Eimer Stewart

Miss Madden

Wednesday 17th Jan Skill School

P1 & P2

    3:00-4:15              At School Miss Natasha Irvine & assisting coaches
Skill School

P3 & P4

    3:00-4:15              At School
Thursday 18th Jan School Closed
Friday 19th Jan Soccer P6 & P7 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 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 practise during the school day this term.

 

New Entrants – Primary 1 – September 2024 – The application process for those children due to start school in September 2024 opened on Tuesday 9th January 2024 and closes on Friday 26th January 2024. Children born on or between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 (inclusive) may commence primary education in September 2024. Please complete the application as soon as possible. Thank you.

P1 Parent/Teacher Meetings – The primary 1 Parent/ Teacher meetings will take place from Monday 22nd – Wednesday 24th January. Parents will be sent the available times tomorrow on Google Classroom. Please select a time to see your class teacher.

 

Peanuts in school – We have a number of pupils who have severe peanut allergies.  Please do not send peanuts to school in your child’s lunchbox or products that contain traces of peanuts.  Thank you.

 

 

 

 

Strike action Thursday 18th January –You may have seen coverage of the forthcoming unions’ strike action in the news. We want to inform you about the impact this is likely to have at our school. When a strike takes place, those taking strike action stop work and withdraw their labour. Members involved in the action will, therefore, not undertake any duties on the strike day. A risk assessment to determine whether it is possible to operate the school safely during the strike has been conducted which considers the impact that the action will have on the health and safety of pupils, staff and visitors, and whether the school can run a full or amended curriculum. If this strike goes ahead the school will close for pupils on Thursday 18th January from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Clearly this is a difficult situation, which will cause some disruption. I would ask you, however, to be understanding. A strike by unions is very unusual. Taking strike action is not something that any member would undertake lightly. Those on strike will have thought long and hard about their decision and will also lose pay for the period that they are on strike. The school will run as normal from Friday 19th January.

 

Primary 7 Confirmation Preparation – Thanks to Therese and Mary from the Derry Catechetical Centre for hosting the Confirmation Preparation Programme which our Primary 7 pupils eagerly participated in this week at school.

 

School Day – Please ensure that your child is in school for the 9:00 a.m. bell. Unfortunately, class teachers are not available to talk to parents at this time as our day has started and the pupils are ready to follow their daily class routine. For safeguarding purposes, the gates around the school are locked at this time. Therefore, parents need to vacate the school grounds immediately. If you are running late, your child must enter through the main office and be signed in by the office staff for our records. If your child is absent due to illness, a phone call or email to the school office should be placed before 9:15 a.m. Children being removed from school early should only happen as an absolute necessity i.e. medical appointment and certainly shouldn’t be on a weekly basis.

 

Broadbridge Parents & Friends Association – The AGM of the Parents & Friends Association will take place on Thursday 25th January 2024 at 8.00 pm. All current and new members are welcome to attend. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the school community as a volunteer or a committee member and to meet new people. See below the list of committee roles that are up for nomination:

  • Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer

All nominations and motions to be submitted via email to info@broadbridgeprimaryschool.com  before 3:00 p.m. on Friday 19th January 2024.

 

In the Community

 

Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 11th January at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join. Cost £3.

A reminder to all parents and guardians that our school will be closed to all pupils tomorrow.

You may have seen coverage of tomorrow’s unions’ strike action in the news.

When a strike takes place, those taking strike action stop work and withdraw their labour. Members involved in the action will, therefore, not undertake any duties on the strike day. A risk assessment to determine whether it is possible to operate the school safely during the strike has been conducted which considers the impact that the action will have on the health and safety of pupils, staff and visitors, and whether the school can run a full or amended curriculum.

Clearly this is a difficult situation, which will cause some disruption. I would ask you, however, to be understanding. A strike by unions is very unusual. Taking strike action is not something that any member would undertake lightly. Those on strike will have thought long and hard about their decision and will also lose pay for the period that they are on strike. The school will run as normal from Friday 19th January.

Broadbridge Primary School               Thursday 11th January 2024                           Note 18

School Diary:   School Closure Thursday 18th January

             Grandparents’ Mass Wednesday 24th January @ 10:00 a.m. in the Master’s Hall.

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 15th Jan –

Fri 19th Jan

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 15th Jan Cross-Country P5, 6, 7     3:00-4:15              At School Mr Alex Given

Miss Eimer Stewart

Miss Madden

Wednesday 17th Jan Skill School

P1 & P2

    3:00-4:15              At School Miss Natasha Irvine & assisting coaches
Skill School

P3 & P4

    3:00-4:15              At School
Thursday 18th Jan School Closed
Friday 19th Jan Soccer P6 & P7 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 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 practise during the school day this term.

 

New Entrants – Primary 1 – September 2024 – The application process for those children due to start school in September 2024 opened on Tuesday 9th January 2024 and closes on Friday 26th January 2024. Children born on or between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 (inclusive) may commence primary education in September 2024. Please complete the application as soon as possible. Thank you.

P1 Parent/Teacher Meetings – The primary 1 Parent/ Teacher meetings will take place from Monday 22nd – Wednesday 24th January. Parents will be sent the available times tomorrow on Google Classroom. Please select a time to see your class teacher.

 

Peanuts in school – We have a number of pupils who have severe peanut allergies.  Please do not send peanuts to school in your child’s lunchbox or products that contain traces of peanuts.  Thank you.

 

 

 

 

Strike action Thursday 18th January –You may have seen coverage of the forthcoming unions’ strike action in the news. We want to inform you about the impact this is likely to have at our school. When a strike takes place, those taking strike action stop work and withdraw their labour. Members involved in the action will, therefore, not undertake any duties on the strike day. A risk assessment to determine whether it is possible to operate the school safely during the strike has been conducted which considers the impact that the action will have on the health and safety of pupils, staff and visitors, and whether the school can run a full or amended curriculum. If this strike goes ahead the school will close for pupils on Thursday 18th January from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Clearly this is a difficult situation, which will cause some disruption. I would ask you, however, to be understanding. A strike by unions is very unusual. Taking strike action is not something that any member would undertake lightly. Those on strike will have thought long and hard about their decision and will also lose pay for the period that they are on strike. The school will run as normal from Friday 19th January.

 

Primary 7 Confirmation Preparation – Thanks to Therese and Mary from the Derry Catechetical Centre for hosting the Confirmation Preparation Programme which our Primary 7 pupils eagerly participated in and enjoyed this week at school.

 

School Day – Please ensure that your child is in school for the 9:00 a.m. bell. Unfortunately, class teachers are not available to talk to parents at this time as our day has started and the pupils are ready to follow their daily class routine. For safeguarding purposes, the gates around the school are locked at this time. Therefore, parents need to vacate the school grounds immediately. If you are running late, your child must enter through the main office and be signed in by the office staff for our records. If your child is absent due to illness, a phone call or email to the school office should be placed before 9:15 a.m. Children being removed from school early should only happen as an absolute necessity i.e. medical appointment and certainly shouldn’t be on a weekly basis.

 

Broadbridge Parents & Friends Association – The AGM of the Parents & Friends Association will take place on Thursday 25th January 2024 at 8.00 pm. All current and new members are welcome to attend. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the school community as a volunteer or a committee member and to meet new people. See below the list of committee roles that are up for nomination:

  • Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer

All nominations and motions to be submitted via email to info@broadbridgeprimaryschool.com  before 3:00 p.m. on Friday 19th January 2024.

 

In the Community

 

Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 11th January at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join. Cost £3.

 

Broadbridge Primary School               Thursday 4th January 2024                           Note 17

School Diary: Midterm Break- The school will be closed 12th – 16th February for Midterm Break

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 8th Jan –

Fri 12th Jan

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 8th Jan Cross-Country P5, 6, 7     3:00-4:15              At School Mr Alex Given

Miss Eimer Stewart

Miss O’Neill

Wednesday 10th Jan Skill School

P1 & P2

    3:00-4:15              At School Miss Natasha Irvine & assisting coaches
Skill School

P3 & P4

    3:00-4:15              At School
Thursday 11th Jan Netball P5, 6, 7     3:00-4:15              At School Mrs Teresa Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 12th Jan Soccer P6 & P7 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 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.

 

New Entrants – Primary 1 – September 2024 – The application process for those children due to start school in September 2024 opens on Tuesday 9th January 2024 and closes on the Friday 26th January 2024. Children born on or between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 (inclusive) may commence primary education in September 2024.

 

Broadbridge Parents & Friends Association – The AGM of the Parents & Friends Association will take place on Thursday 25th January 2024 at 8.00 pm. All current and new members are welcome to attend. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the school community as a volunteer or a committee member and to meet new people. See below the list of committee roles that are up for nomination:

  • Chairperson
  • Vice Chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

All nominations and motions to be submitted via email to info@broadbridgeprimaryschool.com  before 3:00 p.m. on Friday 19th January 2024.

 

Accelerated Reading – AR begins on Monday 8th January. New targets will be set by teachers for all participating pupils. Get reading, get quizzing, and reach those targets!

 

Primary 2 – Are looking for any unwanted Duplo or Lego to help furnish the play provision in Primary 2! Thank you.

 

School Choir – Please return all school ties and hairbands to your class teacher from the choir events before Christmas. Thank you.

 

In the Community

 

Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 4th January at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3

Wishing all pupils, parents, staff and friends in our school community a very happy, peaceful and prosperous 2024.

Broadbridge Primary School                                                          Wednesday 20th December 2023                                Note 16

School Diary   Friday 22nd Dec. – Non-uniform day. Children may wear something Christmassy!

School Holidays – Monday 25th December-Wednesday 3rd January (Both dates inclusive)

 

SCHOOL PROVISION CLUB COST
Thurs 4th Jan. –

Fri 5th Jan.

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: There is no late club on Friday 22nd December. School closes at 12 Noon.

 

Santa Stroll – There will be a Santa Stroll on Friday 22nd Dec. Leaving Ashburn Image at 8:30 a.m. or the Playpark for 8:35 a.m.

Children Going Home on Friday 22nd December for Christmas Break – Parents are asked to ensure that the children know how they are travelling home on Friday, particularly if there is a change to the normal routine.  Walkers, Paschal’s bus children and those going across the ‘Blue Bridge’ will leave at 11:45 a.m. Children getting picked up by car will leave at 12:00 noon. Please drive slowly and with care as you approach the school as there will be a lot of excited children about.

Non-Uniform Day – Friday 22nd December is non- uniform day. Children can wear Christmas Jumpers or something Christmassy on the day!

 

Primary 1 Nativity – Thanks to all the pupils who performed at the Nativity Play on Saturday. They were fantastic and behaved brilliantly in the chapel. Thank you to all the staff who worked so hard and contributed to the success of the Nativity play.

 

School Choir – A huge thank you to all members of our fantastic school choir under the guidance of Miss Wade and Mr Morrison who did a great job performing at the numerous events over the last few weeks. Thanks to all the parents/guardians for making this possible. Well done to all involved, wishing you a Merry Christmas from all in the choir.

Saint Vincent de Paul – Congratulations to the winners of the St. Vincent de Paul draw. 1st Place – Margot Mc Ginnis, 2nd Place – Charlie Mc Cauley and 3rd Place Brendan Deery. A grand total of £6806 was raised for the charity.

 

Maxol & The Credit Union – Our thanks to Val in the Maxol garage and the Credit Union, Eglinton for providing the children with selection boxes this Christmas.

 

New Entrants – Primary 1 – September 2024 – The application process for those children due to start school in September 2024 opens on Tuesday 9th January 2024 and closes on the Friday 26th January 2024. Children born on or between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 (inclusive) may commence primary education in September 2024.

 

 

On behalf of all staff in the school we would like to wish you and your family a very healthy and happy Christmas. We hope the children have a very well-deserved break and we look forward to welcoming them back safely again in the New Year.

The Primary 1 Nativity will take place at Star of the Sea Church tomorrow, Saturday 16th December, at 5:00 p.m.

All members of our school community are very welcome to attend.

Broadbridge Primary School               Thursday 14th December 2023                           Note 15

School Diary: Saturday 16th Dec. Primary 1 Nativity Mass at Star of The Sea 5:00 p.m.

                          Friday 22nd Dec. – Non-uniform day. Children may wear something Christmassy!

School Holidays – Monday 25th December-Wednesday 3rd January (Both dates inclusive)

 

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 18th Dec –

Fri 22nd Dec

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: There is no late club on Friday 22nd December. School closes at 12 Noon.

Please note all extra- curricular activities are finished now until after the Christmas break.

 

Nativity Mass – The Primary 1 Nativity will take place at Star of the Sea,

Faughanvale on Saturday 16th December at 5:00 p.m. Primary 1 pupils have

been given a separate note about the Nativity. Please

check your child’s folder.

 

Open Night – Thanks to all the pupils and staff for their attendance at the school open night on Thursday 7th December. The choir, school council and tour guides did a fantastic job of promoting our school. If you are aware of prospective pupils and parents who missed the event, please contact the school office and we will accommodate them to a guided tour of the school and an opportunity to talk to members of staff.

School Choir – A special thanks to all members of our fantastic school choir under the guidance of Miss Wade and Mr Morrison who have been inundated with various events and performances over the past few weeks. Come along and listen to their wonderful singing at the Nativity Mass this coming Saturday, 16th December, at 5:00 p.m. Mass in Star of the Sea.

Cross-Country – Well done to the cross-country team who competed against the other schools in the North-West last Thursday in Templemore Sports Complex. The girls were placed 2nd overall and the boys 4th. Well done to all our runners and many thanks to the coaches and parents for their continuous support throughout the first term.

Saint Vincent de Paul – Thank you for all who have purchased and sold tickets for the upcoming SVDP Draw. The draw will take place tomorrow 15thDecember. The winners will be posted on our Facebook Page and the Parish Bulletin.

 

Journey to Santa Challenge – This finishes Friday the 22nd   December with a Santa Stroll leaving Ashburn Image at 8:30 a.m. or the Playpark at 8:35 a.m. Everyone welcome!

 

Library Books – Please check at home for school Library books before the start of the Christmas Holidays, please return early next week. All class AR books must be returned to the class library and school library. Certificates will be issued on Thursday to all pupils who have reached their target. Thank you.

 

In the Community

Christmas In Eglinton – Please  click HERE to see attached information leaflet of the Christmas Events in Eglinton Village.

 

Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 14th December at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 7:30 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3

Unfortunately due to heavy rainfall Santa is unable to fly his reindeer tonight and has had to postpone the ‘Drive Thru’. 😔
He is hopeful conditions will improve and everything will be ok for Monday evening instead. 😊
We are so sorry to disappoint the children but Santa cannot take the risk of crashing his sleigh this close to Christmas.
We hope everyone understands. 🧑‍🎄🎅🤶

Broadbridge Primary School               Thursday 7th December 2023                           Note 14

School Diary: Thursday 7th Dec New Admissions Open Night 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Friday 8th Dec Winter Wonderland ‘Drive Thru’ 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Broadbridge Primary School

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 11th Dec –

Fri 15h Dec

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

 

Please note all extra- curricular activities are finished now until after the Christmas break.

 

New Admissions Open Night Tonight!!- The school will be open for all prospective pupils and parents tonight 7th December from 6:00 -7:00 p.m. Come along and meet the pupils and staff and see what Broadbridge Primary School can offer you. If this date is not suitable, please contact the school office and we will accommodate you at a later date. Please spread the word to family, friends and neighbours.

 

Winter Wonderland ‘Drive Thru’ Invite you to meet Santa Claus at our Winter Wonderland ‘Drive Thru’ tomorrow night Friday 8th December 2023 between 5:30-7:30 p.m. Santa and his Elves are very excited to meet all the boys & girls. Don’t forget to bring your letter for Santa, he might have a little treat for you! Ho Ho Ho!

 

Nativity Mass – The Primary 1 Nativity will take place at Star of the Sea,

Faughanvale on Saturday 16th December at 5:00 p.m. Primary 1 pupils will get a separate note tomorrow, Friday, about the Nativity. Please

check your child’s folder.

 

Saint Vincent De Paul – We are still awaiting some books to be returned to the school. Please return on Monday at the latest. Draw takes place on Friday 15th December.

 

Journey to Santa Challenge – We encourage all children to continue walking, cycling, and scooting to school. You still have time to make 12 active journeys before Christmas to be in with a chance of winning a voucher for a bike! Please use a helmet and bright clothing. Please use bike lights on the dark mornings.

 

Accelerated Reading – Pupils have now 2 weeks left to reach their AR targets. Keep at the reading children you are doing fantastic!

 

In the Community

 

Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 7th December at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 7:30 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3

 

SANTA is coming to Eglinton Community Centre  –Sat 9th Dec 2023, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Eglinton Eyecare will be raising money for the Cancer Fund for Children by bringing Santa to meet all kids big and small in his grotto in the Community Centre.