Christmas Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School                                                                 Tuesday 20th December 2022                                Note 17

School Diary   Wednesday 21st Dec. – Non-uniform day. Children may wear something Christmassy!

School Holidays – Thursday 22nd December-Tuesday 3rd January (Both dates inclusive)


Mon 19th Dec. –

Tues 20th   Dec.

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:  NO 2-3 PM Club or Afterschool Club on Wednesday 21st December. All children go home at 12:15.


Santa Stroll – There will be a Santa Stroll on Wednesday 21st Dec. Leaving Ashburn Image at 8:30 a.m. or the Playpark for 8:35 a.m.

Children Going Home on Wednesday 21st 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  11:45 a.m. Children getting picked up by car will leave at 12:00 noon (Please note the earlier time).  Please drive slowly and with care as you approach the school as there will be a lot of excited children about.

Non-Uniform Day – Wednesday 21st December is non- uniform day. Children can wear Christmas Jumpers or something Christmassy on the day!


Road Safety – At a meeting on Thursday 15th December attended by representatives from the Governors, Parents and Friends Association, Staff and the Local Council the topic of road safety and the safe access to school was discussed. As we have had various meetings in the past in relation to our concerns about the safety of our children coming and going from school but have had no measures put in place to ensure safety or reduce the risk of a serious accident happening. It was decided that as a community we need to draw attention to our concerns through a petition. Therefore, as a starting point to raise awareness of our concerns can we ask that you sign the following petition –   Please share with family and friends. We will update you on the outcome of this in due course.


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.


New Entrants – Primary 1 – September 2023 – The application process for those children due to start school in September 2022 opens on 10th January 2023 and closes on the 27th January 2023. Children born between 2nd July 2018 and 1st July 2019 (inclusive) must commence primary education in September 2023.


Primary 1 Nativity – Thanks to all the pupils who performed at the Nativity Play on Sunday. 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 play.


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.