Broadbridge Primary School               Thursday 30th   November 2023                           Note 13

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

Thursday 7th Dec – Second Round Flavahan’s Cross-Country Templemore 12:00 Noon

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

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 4th Dec –

Fri 8th 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

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

Day Activity Time & Venue Activity Supervisors
Monday 4th Dec Cross-Country P5, 6, 7     3:00-4:15              At School Mr Alex Given

Miss Eimer Stewart

Miss O’Neill

Tuesday 5th Dec Gaelic P6 & P7    3:00-4:15               At School Mr Mc Closkey/Mr Mc Daid

(Assisted by coaches from both parish Gaelic clubs)

Wednesday 6th Dec 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 7th Dec Netball P5, 6, 7     3:00-4:15              At School Mrs Teresa Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 8th Dec Soccer P4 & P5 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 Admissions Open Night – The school will be open for all prospective pupils and parents on Thursday 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.  Please check out, like and share our promotional video on Facebook/ Instagram promoting the event. Thank you.

 

Winter Wonderland ‘Drive Thru’ Invite you to meet Santa Claus at our Winter Wonderland ‘Drive Thru’ event on 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!

 

School Choir – Choir children have been given several permission slips for upcoming events. Not all choir children have been given all notes. They have received the notes applicable to them. Please send in the completed forms to school ASAP. Thanks

 

SVP –Every family in the school has been issued with tickets for the St. Vincent de Paul Annual Christmas Draw. (Please note you are under no obligation whatsoever to sell these. If you do not wish to sell these, please return in the envelope provided tomorrow Friday 1st December.) The draw will take place on Friday 15th December, good luck to all!

Broadbridge does the Santa Daily Mile.’

We are proud to support the Daily Mile, which aims

to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental

health and wellbeing of our children.  This year the Daily

Mile is holding a Santa Walk on Friday 1st December.

We are doing this during the school day so everyone can join in

Grab your Santa hats/headbands and get in the festive spirit!

Journey to Santa Challenge

Dear Parent/Carer

We are encouraging children to stay active on the journey to school this winter with our Journey to Santa Challenge! Children taking part in the challenge will receive a Special Journey to Santa stamp card to keep track of their active journeys to school.

How does it work? Each day you cycle, scoot or walk to school gets you closer to Santa!

The challenge begin on   Monday 4th December  and finishes on Friday 22nd December 2023

Keep your Journey to Santa stamp card in your school bag and make sure you get your journey marked off each day you cycle, scoot or walk to school.12 active journeys to school will get you to Santa and a chance to win a prize from Santa’s workshop!

Some advice…

  • Please consider travelling actively with your child – join the fun!
  • Please use a helmet and bright clothing. Please use bike lights on the dark mornings.
  • The night before, please check that the bike tyres are pumped up and both front and back brakes are working.
  • Leave plenty of time to get to school so your child isn’t rushed.
  • Consider getting a bike lock so that the bike can be secured within school property.

Cycling, scooting or walking to school is an excellent form of exercise, helps children do better in the classroom, and is great fun!

Best wishes,

Broadbridge Primary School Primary School

 

In the Community

 

Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 30th November 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. As well as the magical experience of visiting the REAL Santa in his grotto and receiving a photo and a treat from Santa, families will enjoy Christmas Movies, Christmas story-telling, Festive Arts, writing/delivering Santa letters.

Refreshments available. All funds raised will go direct to the Cancer Fund for Children to support children and young people diagnosed with cancer or living with a parent with cancer.

A great opportunity to do a good deed this Christmas by helping other local families while making your own child’s visit to Santa very special.

Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Monday Primary 1 Boys Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 2 Boys Broadbridge PS 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Wednesday Nursery Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 1 & 2 Girls Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 5-7 Boys Broadbridge P.S 7:00 -8:00 p.m.
Primary 3-4 Girls Campsie Indoor 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Primary 5 & 6 Girls Campsie Indoor 7:45-8:30 p.m.
Thursday Primary 7 & Yr8 Girls Campsie Indoor 8:00-9:00 p.m.

£1 per child for all sessions. This finishes on Thursday 7th December for the Christmas Break.

 

 

Faughanvale GAA Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

 

Friday            (Nursery/P.1 Boys & Girls) Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
 (P.2 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
 (P.3 & P4 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
 (P.2 P.3 & P4 Girls) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
 (P.5 & P6 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 5:45-7:00 p.m.
Monday (P7 & Y8 Girls) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
(P7 & Y8 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday  (P.5 & P6 Girls) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
(P7 & Y8 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.

This finishes on Friday 8th December for the Christmas Break.

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.

The school will close for pupils tommorow, 29th November, from 8:00 – 11:45 a.m. Children may enter the Master’s Hall from 11:45 a.m. onwards.

The school day will begin at 12:00 Noon. 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 Thursday 30th November.

Please note all canteen users must be booked in early, preferably before the end of today, Tuesday 28th, as only the children who have booked a dinner will be able to avail of one on the Wednesday.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation at this time.

Broadbridge Primary School               Thursday 23rd   November 2023                           Note 12

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

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 27th Nov –

Fri 1st 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 will be NO Morning Club 8:00 – 8:45 on Wednesday 29th November.

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

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

Day Activity Time & Venue Activity Supervisors
Monday 27th Nov Cross-Country P5, 6, 7     3:00-4:15              At School Mr Alex Given

Miss Eimer Stewart

Miss O’Neill

Tuesday 28th Nov Gaelic P6 & P7    3:00-4:15               At School Mr Mc Closkey/Mr Mc Daid

(Assisted by coaches from both parish Gaelic clubs)

Wednesday 29th  Nov 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 30th  Nov Netball P5, 6, 7     3:00-4:15              At School Mrs Teresa Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 1st Dec Soccer P4 & P5 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 Admissions Open Night – The school will be open for all prospective pupils and parents on Thursday 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. Thank you.

 

Strike action by Teachers’ Unions Wednesday 29th November –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. The school will close for pupils on Wednesday 29th November from 8:00 – 11:45 a.m. Children may enter the Master’s Hall from 11:45 a.m. onwards. The school day will begin at 12:00 Noon. 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 Thursday 30th November. Please note all canteen users must be booked in early, preferably before the end of the school day on Tuesday 28th November as only the children who have booked a dinner will be able to avail of one on the Wednesday.

 

Signatures required – Parents please check and sign the following :

  • Homework needs to be checked and signed on a daily basis.
  • Reading records need signed once their reading has been listened to nightly.
  • Weekly tests (Spellings and/or Numeracy) need checked and signed.

Teachers have been asked to place an X requesting a signature if the child’s book is not signed. This is required to keep you as a parent informed and involved in the education of your child. Thank you.

 

Do This in Memory – The Primary 4 children from the parish schools will begin their sacramental preparation this weekend, through the ‘Do This in Memory’ programme. Together with their families, they will attend mass, hear special readings and with our Parish Priests, learn all about the importance of the Eucharist as part of their sacramental preparation. Children can attend either Vigil Mass 5:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.

 

‘Broadbridge does the Santa walk.’ We are proud to support the Daily Mile, which aims to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of our children.  This year the Daily Mile is holding the walk on Friday 1st December.  We are doing this during the school day so everyone can join in.  Grab your Santa hats/headbands and get in the festive spirit!

 

Seany Lynn SCPP – Congratulations to Seany Lynn who has won the prestigious School Crossing Patrol Person of the year in Northern Ireland,  Road Safety Award. There is no -one more deserved of an award (Although William Mc Laughlin may disagree!!!) for the great work he does every morning and afternoon, keeping all our walkers, cyclists and scooters safe on their journey to and from school.

Well done Seany!

 

 

 

In the Community

 

Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 23rd November at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3

Faughanvale GAA Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

 

Friday            (Nursery/P.1 Boys & Girls) Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
 (P.2 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
 (P.3 & P4 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
 (P.2 P.3 & P4 Girls) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
 (P.5 & P6 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 5:45-7:00 p.m.
Monday (P7 & Y8 Girls) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
(P7 & Y8 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday  (P.5 & P6 Girls) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
(P7 & Y8 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.

 

Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Monday Primary 1 Boys Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 2 Boys Broadbridge PS 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Wednesday Nursery Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 1 & 2 Girls Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 3-4 Boys Campsie Indoor 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Primary 5-7 Boys Broadbridge P.S 7:00 -8:00 p.m.
Primary 3-4 Girls Campsie Indoor 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Primary 5 & 6 Girls Campsie Indoor 7:45-8:30 p.m.
Thursday Primary 7 & Yr8 Girls Campsie Indoor 8:00-9:00 p.m.

£1 per child for all sessions.

Slaughtmanus Christmas Craft Fair & Light Switch on! – Please see attached poster

 

We look forward to welcoming you to our school and see what we can offer your child and family.

We believe in providing every child with a broad and balanced curriculum enabling them to reach their full potential.

Our dedicated staff work hard to ensure every child is happy, included and nurtured in a safe and supportive environment.

If you have any questions please contact the school office or visit our website.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Open Night.

Congratulations to Seany Lynn who earlier today won the prestigious School Crossing Patrol Person of the year in Northern Ireland,  Road Safety Award. There is no -one more deserved of an award (Although William Mc Laughlin may disagree!!!) for the great work he does every morning and afternoon, keeping all our walkers, cyclists and scooters safe on their journey to and from school.

Broadbridge Primary School               Thursday 16th  November 2023                               Note 11

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

 

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 20th Nov –

Fri 24th Nov

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 20th Nov Cross-Country P5, 6, 7     3:00-4:15              At School Mr Alex Given

Miss Eimer Stewart

Miss O’Neill

Tuesday 21st Nov Gaelic P6 & P7    3:00-4:15               At School Mr Mc Closkey/Mr Mc Daid

(Assisted by coaches from both parish Gaelic clubs)

Wednesday 22nd  Nov 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 23rd Nov Netball P5, 6, 7     3:00-4:15              At School Mrs Teresa Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 24th Nov Soccer P4 & P5 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 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.

 

Do This in Memory – The Primary 4 children from the Parish Schools will begin their Sacramental Preparation next weekend, through the ‘Do This in Memory’ Programme.

Together with their families, they will attend mass, hear special readings and with our Parish Priests, learn all about the importance of the Eucharist as part of their sacramental preparation. Children can attend either Vigil Mass 5:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.

 

ParentPay – reminders for outstanding activities, clubs and meals for the period September-November 2023 were sent out yesterday, please check school bags for these notes.  Additionally, reminders have also been sent out for outstanding items from the last school year September 2022-June 2023.  We would appreciate if those who have received these reminders could make any payments listed as soon as possible so that activities can be archived from the system, particularly those from last year.  Over 120 letters were sent out yesterday and the administrative burden of this process is increasing month by month.  To help alleviate this we would ask that payments for all school clubs/facilities/extra-curricular activities be paid for in advance, hopefully leading to bills only needing to be sent out occasionally.  If you need any help using or paying for items on the ParentPay system, are having difficulty meeting any payment, or need any clarification about any bill item you have been notified of, please contact the school office and we will help you in any way we can. Thank you.

 

Road Safety Week – Next week is Road Safety Week. To mark the occasion, we invite pupils to walk to school on Wednesday 22nd November wearing brightly coloured clothes as we ‘Ditch the dark!’ Teachers and assistants will meet the children at Ashburn Image and the Play Park at 8:30 a.m. to walk to school together.

 

Shoebox Appeal – Thanks to all who contributed in any way to the Shoebox appeal. This was collected by volunteers on Tuesday past. Check out on Social Media the sheer volume of boxes collected!

 

In the Community

 

Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 16th  November at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3

 

Kids Inn – Spaces now available after school @ Kids Inn. We also have waiting list now open for children starting Primary 1 in September 2024 & for the Summer Scheme 2024.

Click HERE to see the Kids Inn flyer.

 

Faughanvale Credit Union LTD – The Annual General Meeting of Faughanvale Credit Union will take place on Wednesday 22nd November 2023 in St. Anne’s Hall at 8:00 p.m. Following the meeting, refreshments will be served and there will be a free draw for all adult members in attendance. Accounts are now available from the office.

 

 

 

 

 

Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

 

Monday Primary 1 Boys Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 2 Boys Broadbridge PS 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Wednesday Nursery Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 1 & 2 Girls Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 3-4 Boys Campsie Indoor 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Primary 5-7 Boys Broadbridge P.S 7:00 -8:00 p.m.
Primary 3-4 Girls Campsie Indoor 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Primary 5 & 6 Girls Campsie Indoor 7:45-8:30 p.m.
Thursday Primary 7 & Yr8 Girls Campsie Indoor 8:00-9:00 p.m.

£1 per child for all seasons.

 

 

Faughanvale GAA Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

 

Friday            (Nursery/P.1 Boys & Girls) Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
 (P.2 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
 (P.3 & P4 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
 (P.2 P.3 & P4 Girls) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
 (P.5 & P6 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 5:45-7:00 p.m.
Monday (P7 & Y8 Girls) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
(P7 & Y8 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday  (P.5 & P6 Girls) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
(P7 & Y8 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.

 

Thanks to all who contributed in any way to the Shoebox appeal.

This was collected by volunteers yesterday. Check out on Social Media the sheer volume of boxes collected!

Broadbridge Primary School               Thursday 9th  November 2023                               Note 10

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

                         Thursday 16th November – School will close half day for all pupils.

Please note there will be no 2-3 PM Club nor Afterschool Club 3:00-4:15 on Thursday 16th November.

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 13th Nov –

Fri 17th Nov

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 13th Nov Cross-Country P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15  At School Mr Alex Given

Miss Eimer Stewart

Miss O’Neill

Tuesday 14th Nov Gaelic P6 & P7 3:00-4:15  At School Mr Mc Closkey/Mr Mc Daid

(Assisted by coaches from both parish Gaelic clubs)

Wednesday 15th Nov Skill School

P1 & P2

2:00-3:00  At School Miss Natasha Irvine & assisting coaches
Skill School

P3 & P4

3:00-4:15  At School
Thursday 16th Nov No afterschool activities or clubs.
Friday 17th Nov Soccer P4 & P5 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.

 

Strike action by UNISON, UNITE the UNION, NIPSA and GMB on Thursday 16th November –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. The school will close for pupils on Thursday 17th November at 12:00 Noon for P1-P4 pupils and 12:15 for pupils in P5-P7 . 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 reopen on Friday 17th November for all pupils.

 

Team Hope -The Team Hope Christmas Shoebox appeal are now being collected on Tuesday 14th November. Thank you to all who have already contributed to this very worthwhile charity.

 

Anti -Bullying Week – Anti-Bullying Week 2023 begins Monday 13th November. The theme is ‘Make Noise About Bullying’. Monday is Odd Sock day. Children are invited to wear odd socks of a colour of their choosing on this day to celebrate their uniqueness and individuality!

 

Birthday Invitations – It is a school policy that teachers do not give out birthday invitations for children’s parties. Please do not send any invitations in with your child as we do not want to cause offence by returning them to you. Thank you.

 

In the Community

Faughanvale Credit Union LTD – The Annual General Meeting of Faughanvale Credit Union will take place on Wednesday 22nd November 2023 in St. Anne’s Hall at 8:00 p.m. Following the meeting, refreshments will be served and there will be a free draw for all adult members in attendance. Accounts are now available from the office.

 

Life After -Please click HERE to see attached flyer for a Road Safety Event being hosted by Life After in the City on Saturday 18th November.

 

Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 9th  November at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3

 

Faughanvale GAA Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

 

Friday            (Nursery/P.1 Boys & Girls) Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
 (P.2 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
 (P.3 & P4 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
 (P.2 P.3 & P4 Girls) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
 (P.5 & P6 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 5:45-7:00 p.m.
Monday (P7 & Y8 Girls) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
(P7 & Y8 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday  (P.5 & P6 Girls) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
(P7 & Y8 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.

 

Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

 

Monday Primary 1 Boys Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 2 Boys Broadbridge PS 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Wednesday Nursery Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 1 & 2 Girls Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 3-4 Boys Campsie Indoor 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Primary 5-7 Boys Broadbridge P.S 7:00 -8:00 p.m.
Primary 3-4 Girls Campsie Indoor 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Primary 5 & 6 Girls Campsie Indoor 7:45-8:30 p.m.
Thursday Primary 7 & Yr8 Girls Campsie Indoor 8:00-9:00 p.m.

£1 per child for all seasons.

Broadbridge Primary School               Thursday 2nd November 2023                               Note 9

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

 

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 6th Nov –

Fri 10th Nov

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

Miss Eimer Stewart

Miss O’Neill

Tuesday 7th Nov Gaelic P6 & P7 3:00-4:15  At School Mr Mc Closkey/Mr Mc Daid

(Assisted by coaches from both parish Gaelic clubs)

Wednesday 8th Nov Skill School

P1 & P2

2:00-3:00  At School Miss Natasha Irvine & assisting coaches
Skill School

P3 & P4

3:00-4:15  At School
Thursday 9th Nov Netball P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15  At School Mrs Teresa Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 10th Nov Soccer P4 & P5 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.

 

Cross Country – Congratulations to our Cross Country Team at the recent Flahavan’s Cross Country Round 1 at Thornhill College. The boys’ team were placed in 4th position and the girls’ team who were placed 2nd overall. Well done to all the runners and their coaches.

 

Team Hope -Team Hope Christmas Shoebox appeal must be in for Thursday 9th November as all Shoeboxes are being collected on Friday 10th November. Further information is on the leaflet attached.

 

Accelerated Reading – Targets will be reset for the second half of Term 1. Targets are set every half term and are based on your child reading for at least 20 minutes per day. Targets are generated automatically on the AR System and are achievable for every child. Please encourage your child/ren to reach their targets.

Safe Travel Plan – Thanks to all the parents and pupils who continue to use the designated drop off points in the mornings. The flow of traffic in and from the school has been gradually improving because of this. With parental involvement, local councillors and outside agencies the school is currently in the process of developing a ‘Safe Travel Plan’ to make the route that our children take to school a safe route, and by doing so encourage more pupils and parents to walk, scoot and cycle to and from school on a daily basis.

 

In the Community

 

Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 2nd November at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3

 

 

Faughanvale GAA Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

There is no training this Friday 3rd November continues at Broadbridge Friday 10th November.

 

Friday            (Nursery/P.1 Boys & Girls) Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
 (P.2 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
 (P.3 & P4 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
 (P.2 P.3 & P4 Girls) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
 (P.5 & P6 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 5:45-7:00 p.m.
Monday (P7 & Y8 Girls) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
(P7 & Y8 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday  (P.5 & P6 Girls) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
(P7 & Y8 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.

 

Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

 

Monday Primary 1 Boys Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 2 Boys Broadbridge PS 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Wednesday Nursery Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 1 & 2 Girls Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 3-4 Boys Campsie Indoor 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Primary 5-7 Boys Broadbridge P.S 7:00 -8:00 p.m.
Primary 3-4 Girls Campsie Indoor 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Primary 5 & 6 Girls Campsie Indoor 7:45-8:30 p.m.
Thursday Primary 7 & Yr8 Girls Campsie Indoor 8:00-9:00 p.m.

£1 per child for all seasons.

 

Broadbridge Primary School               Thursday 26th October 2023                               Note 8

School Diary:   Hallowe’en Hobble – Leaving Eglinton Play Park or Ashburn Image at 8:30 a.m.

Hallowe’en Break Monday 30th October-Wednesday 1st November (Both dates inclusive)

 

School Provision Club Cost
Thur 2nd Nov –

Fri 3rd Nov

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
Thursday 2nd Nov Netball P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15  At School Mrs Teresa Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 3rd 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 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.

 

Hallowe’en Hobble – Parents and pupils may walk to school wearing a Hallowe’en Hat/Head Piece or Mask.  Meet at Eglinton Play Park or Ashburn Image car park at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow Friday 27th October.  There will be teachers there to help escort the children to school.

 

Cross Country – Tomorrow our Cross Country Team will compete in their first race this season. The race marks round 1 of Flahavan’s Cross Country League. Good luck to the Boys & Girls participating. Go on Broadbridge!

 

Parent/Teacher Meeting P2-P6 – Thanks to all parents who attended the Parent Teacher meetings. Any parents who were unable to attend will be sent out a time for a phone call on Wednesday 1st November.

 

Google Classroom – Parents are reminded that access to Google Classroom must be through their child’s account. For Child Protection reasons we are unable to let people access outside the school C2k network.

 

Children’s Passwords – For internet security purposes all C2K users throughout Northern Ireland have had to change their passwords by 1:00 p.m. yesterday. We have changed all pupil passwords to winter23

 

Primary 7 Mock Transfer Test – Primary 7 pupils are invited to sit a ‘Mock’ Transfer Test on Saturday 28th October in the Master’s Hall. Children should arrive at the school for 9:30 a.m. to be seated in the hall for 9:45 a.m. All children must be collected at 11:15 a.m. sharp.

 

Accelerated Reading – All pupils Primary 3- Primary 6 have now been issued with their Accelerated Reading logon details and targets set by the class teacher. Children may do quizzes at home once they have completed a book. Let’s try and reach our targets for Friday 3rd November!

 

School Choir – Thanks to all the school choir children and staff who attended the vigil mass on Saturday at Star of the Sea Church. They were amazing, thank you.

Maths Week Ireland – Many thanks to all who entered the ‘Maths Eyes’ competition on Google Classroom. All children who entered have received their homework passes. Class winners will be announced at Assembly on Friday. Well done to Mrs Harkin’s P3 Class who submitted the most entries in the whole school.

 

Attendance Matters –  We will be contacting parents of children who are below 85% attendance for the first half of Term 1. Click HERE to see guidance from the Department of Education regarding school absences. We appreciate that on some occasions it cannot be helped but every day counts.

In the Community

Skill School – Are running a Halloween Mega Camp at Broadbridge Primary School on Monday 30th & Tuesday 31st October. Click HERE see attached flyer.

 

Eglinton Community Preschool – Halloween Disco Friday 27th October in  Eglinton Community Hall.

Nursery -P3 Time: 5:00-6:30 p.m. Primary 4-7  Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Admission £3

 

Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 26th October 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 Primary 1 Boys Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 2 Boys Broadbridge PS 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Wednesday Nursery Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 1 & 2 Girls Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 3-4 Boys Campsie Indoor 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Primary 5-7 Boys Broadbridge P.S 7:00 -8:00 p.m.
Primary 3-4 Girls Campsie Indoor 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Primary 5 & 6 Girls Campsie Indoor 7:45-8:30 p.m.
Thursday Primary 7 & Yr8 Girls Campsie Indoor 8:00-9:00 p.m.

Indoor Season starts Monday 2nd October – £1 per child for all seasons.

 

Faughanvale GAA Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

This continues Monday 30th October for all groups. There is no training this Friday 27th October.

 

Friday            (Nursery/P.1 Boys & Girls) Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
 (P.2 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
 (P.3 & P4 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
 (P.2 P.3 & P4 Girls) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
 (P.5 & P6 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 5:45-7:00 p.m.
Monday (P7 & Y8 Girls) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
(P7 & Y8 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday  (P.5 & P6 Girls) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
(P7 & Y8 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.