Broadbridge Primary School                        Thursday 6th January 2022                                                          Note 15

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

                    

 

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 10th Jan –

Fri 14th Jan

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

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

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

Bring a bottle of water.

Exercise is thirsty work!

Please pick up sharply after all activities.

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

Wednesday 12th

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Wishing all our pupils and parents a very happy and peaceful 2022.

Thank you so much to everyone who has already bought tickets for this year’s SVdP draw.

Just a little reminder that the draw will take place tomorrow in St Anne’s Hall, so there’s still time to get your tickets if you haven’t already done so.

  Good Luck.

Thanks to all the pupils who performed at the Nativity Play last Sunday. They were fantastic! Thanks to all the parents who followed the safety measures that were put in place and ensured that everyone enjoyed the performance and stayed safe at the same time.

A video of the play is currently in production and will be available for all parents to view at some stage this weekend.

Thank you for all who have purchased and sold tickets for the upcoming SVdP Draw.

The draw has been postponed until Tuesday 21st December.

The winners will be posted on our Facebook Page and the Parish Bulletin.

 

Broadbridge Primary School                        Thursday 16th December 2021                                                 Note 14

Diary:       Saturday 18th December – Santa Drive Thru!

                     Wednesday 22nd December – Non-uniform day. Children may wear something Christmassy!

School Holidays – Wednesday 22nd December-Wednesday 5th January (Both dates inclusive)

 

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 20th Dec –

Wed 22nd  Dec

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

 

Please note:  There is no 2-3 PM Club on Wednesday 22nd December.

All clubs MUST be booked in advance on the ParentPay App

 

Primary 5/6 Premier League – Tomorrow is the last day of the P5/6 Premier League and all teams have everything to play for! The glory of leaving with the Silverware or the humiliation of walking out with the Wooden Spoon! VAR will be introduced next season on a trial basis!

 

COVID in School – If your child displays symptoms of COVID, keep them at home and book a PCR test.  If your child is tested for COVID, please forward a copy of the result of the PCR test to the school office.  If a positive result is returned, please contact the school office for further guidance.  If a child tests positive in any class, an alert letter will be sent out to the parents/guardians of pupils in that class.  The guidance has changed; you do not keep your child off school.  Please read the latest guidance attached.

 

Please see the most up to date Information for Parents and Carers regarding COVID-19 attached.

 

Santa Drive Thru! – Do not forget Saturday 18th December from 4:00-8:00 p.m. is the Santa Drive Thru! This is a great opportunity to hand in those letters in person to Santa and his Elves! Suggested donation £3.00 per child, all proceeds to Broadbridge Parents & Friends’ Association.

Children Going Home on Wednesday 22nd December for Christmas Break – Parents are asked to ensure that the children know how they are travelling home on Wednesday 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        12 noon.  Children getting picked up by car will leave at 12:15 p.m.  Please drive slowly and with care as you approach the school as there will be a lot of excited children about.

Saint Vincent de Paul – Thank you for all who have purchased and sold tickets for the upcoming SVDP Draw. The draw has been postponed until Tuesday 21st December. The winners will be posted on our Facebook Page and the Parish Bulletin.

 

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

 

Primary 1 Nativity – Thanks to all the pupils who performed at the Nativity Play on Sunday. They were fantastic! Thanks to all the parents who followed the safety measures that were put in place and ensured that everyone enjoyed the performance and stayed safe at the same time. A video of the play is currently underway and will be available for all parents to view at the weekend.

 

New Entrants – Primary 1 – September 2022 – The application process for those children due to start school in September 2022 opens on 10th January 2021 and closes on the 28th January 2022. Children born between 2nd July 2017 and 1st July 2018 (inclusive) must commence primary education in September 2022.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

Journey to Santa Update!

We are very pleased to announce that we have hit our target of 2500 miles after only 4 days in week 1.  The winners for the best active classes for week 1 are:

  • Foundation Stage Mrs Hueston P2
  • Key Stage 1 Mrs Harkin P3
  • Key Stage 2 Mrs Mc Elhinney P5

The children have all received their homework pass!

Well done.

For Week 2 we are continuing to collect our miles to see if we can hit 2500 miles again to get Santa to visit our school.  Storm Barra has had a little effect on our journeys, but the children are continuing to be as active as possible throughout each day.

Which class is going to win this week?

At the end of Week 2 whoever has collected 10 stamps will be entered into a draw.

We are very pleased to announce that we have hit our target of 2500 miles after only 4 days in week 1.  The winners for the best active classes for week 1 are:

  • Foundation Stage Mrs Hueston P2
  • Key Stage 1 Mrs Harkin P3
  • Key Stage 2 Mrs Mc Elhinney P5

The children have all received their homework pass!

Well done.

For Week 2 we are continuing to collect our miles to see if we can hit 2500 miles again to get Santa to visit our school.  Storm Barra has had a little effect on our journeys, but the children are continuing to be as active as possible throughout each day.

Which class is going to win this week?

At the end of Week 2 whoever has collected 10 stamps will be entered into a draw.

Broadbridge Primary School                        Thursday 9th December 2021                                                 Note 13

Diary:            Saturday 18th December – Santa Drive Thru!

Confirmation (provisional date) – Saturday 5th March 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

in Star of the Sea, Faughanvale.

 

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 13th Dec –

Fri 17th Dec

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

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

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

Day Activity Time & Venue Note
 

Wednesday 15th

 

Skill School P1 & P2 2:00-3:00     At School All Extra-Curricular Activities are indoors, please wear proper footwear.
Skill School P3 & P4 3:00-4:15     At School
Friday 17th Premier League! P5, 6 3:00-4:15     At School

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

 

COVID in School – If your child displays symptoms of COVID, keep them at home and book a PCR test.  If your child is tested for COVID, please forward a copy of the result of the PCR test to the school office.  If a positive result is returned, please contact the school office for further guidance.  If a child tests positive in any class, an alert letter will be sent out to the parents/guardians of pupils in that class.  The guidance has changed; you do not keep your child off school.  Please read the latest guidance attached.

 

Please see the most up to date Information for Parents and Carers regarding COVID-19 attached.

 

Access to School – Please note: ONLY parents of Primary 1 and 2 may enter the school grounds to drop pupils outside their classroom doors.  A face mask MUST be worn; no adults are permitted inside the school building with the exception of the school office.

 

Saint Vincent de Paul – All tickets for the £1000 draw have been issued.  You are under no obligation to sell these tickets.  If you would rather not sell tickets, please return the book to the school office tomorrow.  Parents may request more than one book, please contact the school office to order more.  Please return all sold and unsold tickets to the school on or before Wednesday 15th December.  Thank you.

 

Santa Drive Thru! – Due to the inclement weather forecast, the Santa drive thru has been put back to Saturday 18th December from 4:00-8:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity to hand in those letters in person to Santa and his Elves! Suggested donation £3.00 per child, all proceeds to Broadbridge Parents & Friends’ Association.

 

Carn Na Coille Christmas Tree Farm – Thanks to Gerard O’Donnell and family for once again donating the beautiful Christmas tree to the school this year.

 

Nuts in school – Can we please remind parents/pupils, as we have a few pupils who have very serious nut allergies, we would ask that no nuts or nut products i.e. Nutella are sent into school.

 

ParentPay – Letters have been sent out for any outstanding school payments from the start of the school year until the end of November.  Please check school bags for these notes.  Please note payments must be made via the app and cash should not be sent to school.

Primary 1 & 2 Change – Please send in a change of clothes (clearly labelled) for your child in the event of slips, trips and accidents.

 

School Soloist of the Year – Congratulations to Yvie Mc Shane who got through to the North West Finals for School Soloist of the Year.

 

Faughanvale Credit Union – The saving scheme in the school is finished for 2021 and will resume early in January 2022.

 

Swimming – Swimming is now finished until after the Christmas break for all P6 classes and will resume in January for a further two sessions.

 

Ladies Netball – Ladies Netball will resume after the Christmas break.

 

Journey to Santa Update!

We are very pleased to announce that we have hit our target of 2500 miles after only 4 days in week 1.  The winners for the best active classes for week 1 are:

  • Foundation Stage Mrs Hueston P2
  • Key Stage 1 Mrs Harkin P3
  • Key Stage 2 Mrs Mc Elhinney P5

The children have all received their homework pass!

Well done.

For Week 2 we are continuing to collect our miles to see if we can hit 2500 miles again to get Santa to visit our school.  Storm Barra has had a little effect on our journeys, but the children are continuing to be as active as possible throughout each day.

Which class is going to win this week?

At the end of Week 2 whoever has collected 10 stamps will be entered into a draw.

 

 

Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls will continue after the Christmas Break.

 

 

Faughanvale GAA Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls will continue after the Christmas Break.

 

‘Santa Drive Thru!’

Unfortunately, due to the hectic schedule at this time of the year, Santa and his Elves have had to re-schedule our ‘Santa Drive Thru!’

It will now take place on Saturday 18th December from 4:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. NOT Saturday 11th as orginally advertised.

This is a great opportunity to hand in those letters in person to Santa and his elves.