This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School               Thursday 14th September 2023                               Note 2

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 advise that you make alternative arrangements for after school care.

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 18th Sept –

Fri 22nd 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 18th Cross-Country P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School Miss O’Neill

Miss Madden

Tuesday 19th Gaelic P4, P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School Mr McCloskey

(Assisted by coaches from both parish Gaelic clubs)

Wednesday 20th 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 21st Netball P5,6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School Mrs Teresa Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 22nd 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 –Apologies for the delay in receiving ParentPay activation letters. Activation letters for ParentPay will be sent out tomorrow for all new pupils. Parents must use the ParentPay App to book dinners, morning and evening clubs and extra-curricular activities. Children in receipt of Free School Meals must book their dinner using this App.



Parking at a place of Business – Parents are asked to be mindful of using business premises to park in whilst collecting pupils from school. We have parents that are using these premises to turn cars, park and leave cars unattended, parking and blocking the entrance and exit to the premises thus preventing potential customers from entering. Please be considerate of others and these businesses when you park in the afternoon.



Travelling to and from school – In the good weather we encourage children from KS2 to walk, scoot or cycle to and from school. Please wear a high-vis jacket if you are doing so. If you haven’t got one ask your class teacher.


Labelling all uniforms – Please label all uniform and sports gear brought into school.


Parents & Friends’ Association – The first meeting of the Parents & Friends’ Association meeting will take place in the school  on Thursday 21st September at 8:00 p.m. All new members are welcome to join.



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 – All parishioners are invited 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 Photographer – Primary 1 photographs must be ordered by 21st September to take advantage of the ‘Free Delivery’ offer.


New School Year Mass – Fr. Mc Dermott celebrated Mass on Wednesday morning with all staff and pupils in the Master’s Hall. Thanks to Fr Mc Dermott,to all the participants in the mass and to all the pupils throughout the school for their excellent behaviour during the mass.


Primary 7 Parents’ Meeting –  Parents will be given an opportunity to meet with the class teacher between Monday 25th -Wednesday 27th Sept. Information will be sent out to parents to enable them to book an appointment online.


SEAG Registration –Parents are reminded that the closing date for receipt of completed applications for the SEAG Entrance Assessment is Friday 22nd September 2023 at 5:00 p.m.


In the Community


Eglinton Eyecare – In memory of Jean’s husband, Ed, and to mark what would have been his 50th birthday month, we’re organising a fundraising Walkathon in Eglinton Village. This will be on Sat 23rd Sept @ 12 noon, starting at Eglinton Eyecare.

Anyone who would like to join us on this 3km walk is very welcome and all funds raised will go to the Cancer Fund for Children. This charity gave Jean’s family invaluable emotional support during Ed’s illness and invited them for therapeutic short breaks in Daisy Lodge, Newcastle, enabling them to connect with and gain support from other families living with a cancer diagnosis.

It has continued to be a great support since Ed’s passing, and we’d like to now give something back. If you’d like to help, but can’t join us at our event, donations are also welcome on our JustGiving page:…/eglinton-eyecare-opticians…

Hoping to see some familiar faces on the day


Slaughtmanus GAC – will be hosting a coffee morning on Friday 29th September @ 10:30 a.m. in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, everyone is welcome to attend. Click HERE to see attached brochure

Autism Support Cafés We are inviting parents and carers of children of all ages, who have:

  • an autism diagnosis
  • are awaiting an assessment
  • are displaying early indicators ( suggesting their child may be Neurodiverse),

to attend our next Autism Social Café with local support groups, information stalls and short workshops.

These event are in partnership with statutory services and community and voluntary organisations who can support families on their autism journey.

Our aim is to bring together parents, carers and organisations, to provide support and information on services available. We are hoping that parents and carers will help us shape our plans for future events across the WHSCT, provide feedback, ideas and suggestions. Input from parents and carers will be extremely valuable in the co-design of our future Social Cafés. Tea & Coffee provided. Booking is not required.  Any further questions email – Click HERE to see attached brochure.