This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School               Thursday 7th September 2023                               Note 1

This is the ONLY WEEKLY NOTE that will be issued in paper format this year.  The weekly note will be published on the school website each Thursday and emailed to parents each week.  This note has also been sent by email.  If you did not receive the note, please contact the school office and we will update your information on our system.

After School Club – The Afterschool Club is running each day from 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.  It will finish at the same time as the Extra-Curricular Activities.  The closing time is STRICTLY       4:15 P.M, children must be collected at/before this time.  Children will leave the After School Club when the bell rings at 4:15 p.m.  If you feel that this cannot be managed or it will be at a rush, we would advise that you make alternative arrangements for after school care.

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 11th Sept –

Fri 15th Sept

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 11th Cross-Country P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School Miss O’Neill

Miss Madden

Tuesday 12th Gaelic P4, P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School Mr McCloskey

(Assisted by coaches from both parish Gaelic clubs)

Wednesday 13th 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 14th Netball P5,6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School Mrs Teresa Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 15th 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.


ParentPay – Activation letters for ParentPay will be sent out tomorrow for new pupils.  In order to issue this information all SIMS documentation must be returned to the office as a matter of urgency.  Parents need to register to pay for school dinners and all activities associated with the school.  If you are experiencing difficulties registering, please contact the school office.


Medical Needs – If there are any changes to your child’s medical needs that occurred during the summer holidays, please contact the school office to ensure staff are informed.


Absences from school – Please report your child’s absence from school by calling the school office before the start of the school day on 7181 0520.


All Clothing – Please ensure all clothing and property is properly labelled to enable us to return lost property to its rightful owner.


Packed Lunch – Please ensure that all fruit is chopped into smaller pieces (i.e. grapes) especially for those in Foundation Stage & Key Stage 1.


Spare Change of Clothing – Primary 1, 2 & 3 pupils all require a change of clothing (trousers, t-shirt, underwear and socks) to be sent in.  Please place in a plastic bag with your child’s name and leave on their coat hook.


Change of Shoes – Please send in a change of footwear for children to change into at break time and lunch time preferably an old pair that they can leave at school.  Pupils should be wearing black shoes at all other times.  Trainers are needed for PE times.


Swimming – Swimming for Primary 6 pupils begins next week on Monday & Tuesday.  Primary 6 pupils will be given a note tomorrow outlining the details.


Google Classroom – All children P1-P7 will be issued with a new activation code for their new Google Classroom early next week.


Children Going Home – Please make your child/ren aware of how they are getting home in the afternoon.  The school office is constantly making/receiving phone calls during the school day to/from parents.  This causes a lot of disruption to the children in class.  Phone calls to the school should be kept to a minimum.


Planned Giving – Thanks to the families that have signed up for planned giving this year and to those that continue to do so.  The planned giving money is a great source of income to provide valuable resources and extra classroom assistants within our school to the benefit of all pupils.  Thank you.


Invitation to the Parish Mission – Please clicc HERE for an invitation to attend the Parish mission which takes place from 16th–23rd September.


Roots of Empathy – We are looking for 2 families to take part in Roots of Empathy programme this year, the baby needs to be 2-4 months at the start of October.  If you are willing to take part, please contact the school office.


School Menu – The school dinner menu is attached to this email; a copy is also available on the school website.  Next week is week 3 of the dinner menu.


Faughanvale Credit Union – The school saving scheme will be restarting every Tuesday from 12th September.  Any pupil who wishes to start the scheme can get an application form from the school office or the Credit Union.  All pupils previously registered with the scheme can continue to save as normal.


Ladies Netball – Ladies Netball Thursday at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall begins next week 14th September at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join. Cost £3.