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.

Congratulations to the Netball team who have won the Nort-West League. The girls now progress to the Northern Ireland Netball Finals in Lisburn on 3rd June. Many thanks to all the netball coaches Mrs K Gillespie, Mrs T Gillespie and Mrs M Hull for all the coaching throughout the year. Go Broadbridge!!!

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.

 

Thanks to all who donated towards our annual Shoebox appeal.  We collected a grand total of 254 shoeboxes!!!!!  They have been shipped off to those young boys and girls in need in time for Christmas.  This collection and your generosity is absolutely amazing. A special thanks to Mrs Gillespie and her class for organising this collection.

Broadbridge Primary School                      Thursday 10th June 2021                                        Note 29

Diary:

Friday 11th June Derry Journal P1 & P7 (Only) Class photograph full school uniform with black shoes please.
Monday 14th June P7 Mrs Gillespie’s Class Gortatole Day Trip
Wednesday 16th June P1 Mrs Quinn’s Class Trip to Buncrana Beach
Thursday 17th June P1 Miss Maguire’s Class Trip to Buncrana Beach
Friday 18th June P5/P6/P7 Artabyss at Stendhal
Saturday 19th June P4 First Communion 10:00 a.m. at Star of The Sea
Monday 21st June Confirmation Rehearsal 6:00 p.m. Star of The Sea
Thursday 24th June Confirmation 2:00 p.m. Star of The Sea
Friday 25th June Tempest Confirmation Photographs

                                     Please note: Other class trips that have not been fully finalised will follow.

 

COVID-19 Update Parents are reminded that the school must be contacted if there is a positive case in your household.  Please ring 7181 0520 or email info@broadbridgeprimaryschool.com stating your child/ren’s class and a brief outline of the case.

 

Adults are reminded that they must maintain a social distance at the gates of the school.  We would encourage the use of masks at these points due to the large gatherings at any one time!

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

Day Activity Time & Venue Note
Thu 17th June Gaelic P4,5,6,7 3:00-4:15        At School All Sessions outdoors.

Be prepared for wet weather!

Pupils MUST be booked (Before 8:45 a.m. on day of activity) through ParentPay ONLY

in order to attend. Cost £2:00 per child.

* Please note: netball is finished for the year.

 

Sun cream – Please make sure that sun cream is applied before coming to school especially on days they are outside for sports.

 

Parking across the Blue Bridge! – Firstly may we thank all who have parked across the Blue Bridge over the past few months. It has greatly reduced the traffic congestion outside the school at home times and in the morning. However, in solving one problem we have created another across the way, one that we hope that we can rectify to keep all parties happy and continue to ease the traffic congestion outside the school!

Please try and follow the guidance below to ensure that everyone is safe and we do not cause disruption to people’s daily lives:

  • Leave the parking closest to the bridge for the elderly.
  • Do not block in any way the entrance/exit to the car wash or the residents’ homes.
  • Park on the school side of the Clooney Road to avoid crossing the road with your child and maintaining privacy of the residents in their homes.
  • Park on the layby up past the car wash, this will cause the least disruption to the residents in their homes and the business premises.

Thank you for your understanding with this matter.

 

NSPCC – Speak out, Stay safe. All classes will be accessing online lessons next week as part of the NSPCC programme.

Parents’ Classes – Week 5 of Parents’ classes for the parents of Primary 6 pupils preparing for the transfer test continue tonight at 8:00 p.m.  Parents who have registered have been emailed information on how to access the class.  Never too late to join in!

 

Free School Meals/School Uniform/Physical Education Clothing Allowance 2021-22 –  Guidance and links to apply have been posted on the school’s Facebook page.

 

Snapchat – We have had a few incidents of pupils joining snapchat groups at home, which has created distress for pupils that then spills into school. This is an unnecessary burden on the class teachers and our pupils, one that is easily avoided by simply not allowing your child onto such forums. The official guidance is clear; no child should have an account until they are at least 13 years of age! For the safety of your child and their classmates we would ask that all parents follow this guidance.

 

Speeding on the Coolafinney Road – Please keep your speed to a minimum on the Coolafinney Road, 30 mph is the maximum speed limit. We have an ever increasing number of children walking and cycling to school and wish them to remain safe as they do so. Please pay particular attention to the crossing point on the bend!

 

 PC Fitness Training – Pascal Cooke Fitness training at the school Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:15 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. for further information contact Pascal 07778514063.