This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School               Thursday 28th  September 2023                               Note 4

School Diary:           Friday 29th September School Closed to all pupils.

Monday 2nd October – Primary 1 Literacy Evening for parents @ 8:00 p.m.


School Provision Club Cost
Mon 2nd Oct –

Fri 6th Oct

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 2nd Oct Cross-Country P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School Miss Eimer Stewart

Miss Madden & Miss O’Neill

Tuesday 3rd Oct Gaelic P4, P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School Mr McCloskey/Mr Mc Daid

(Assisted by coaches from both parish Gaelic clubs)

Wednesday 4th Oct 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 5th Oct Netball P5,6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School Mrs Teresa Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 6th Oct 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.


School Closure – The school will be closed to all pupils tomorrow, Friday 29th September(with the exception of primary 7 pupils sitting the SEAG transfer) to facilitate a staff training day.


Primary 7  Pupils – Primary 7 pupils are invited into school tomorrow Friday 29th September  to sit a mock examination in preparation for their SEAG transfer test. School doors will open at 9:30 a.m. Pupils must be seated by 9:45 a.m. Children must be collected from school at 11:15 a.m. Children must wear their full school uniform. If children are going home by another means other than collection by car, the school office must be informed. Please Tel:71810520


Roots of Empathy – Many thanks to the families that replied to the request for Roots of Empathy babies. We have baby Esme and baby Jack on board for this year. The award winning program supports children’s positive mental health and well-being.


Primary 1 Literacy Evening – Primary 1 teachers will be hosting a Literacy evening on Monday 2nd October at 8:00 p.m. Parents please try to attend.


Dropping Off Pupils in the Morning – 

  • In an effort to ease congestion at the school in the morning. Please try and keep to the following guidance. If everyone keeps to the guidelines, the flow of traffic in the morning should ease.
  • Those who can please drop children across the ‘Blue Bridge’ and allow pupils to walk into school. Pupils must use ‘Gate 1’ to enter the school. They must not cross at the car entrance and exit points.
  • Only KS2 pupils walking into school from the village should use ‘Gate 3.’
  • The majority of parents dropping their children to school should use the Drop Off Zone within the school. Cars should move as far forward as possible before children exit the cars. Parents must not exit their cars.
  • Parents that are parking up need to pull in close to the kerb on the left-hand side coming towards the school. Children should exit onto the pavement or grass. They should not be exiting the car onto the road. (This should only apply to Primary 1 & Primary 2 parents)
  • Under no circumstances should you double park or park on both sides of the road. This is extremely inconsiderate to other road users and a danger to children.
  • Please keep the speed to a minimum entering and exiting the school.


Plimsoles for PE – Please send in a pair of plimsoles for children in Primary 1-3 attending PE lessons.


Labelling Children’s Clothing – On a daily basis we are trying to identify lost property belonging to children as it is not properly labelled. If you are sending anything into school, please label it properly. Initials with a primary is all that is required to return clothing etc to the rightful owner.


Accelerated Reading – This is now up and running for all pupils P2-P6. Please make an extra effort to read with your child, encourage them to do their accelerated reading on a nightly basis and complete their tests in school. They will benefit greatly by doing so!


Google Classroom – All children P1-P7 have been issued with Google Classroom Login details Please login using these details.  Please do not use personal email accounts as these will be removed for child protection purposes! Keep an eye out for uploaded pictures etc in your child’s class.


In the Community


Eglinton Eyecare – Eglinton Eyecare would like to extend heartfelt thanks to everyone who joined them at their fundraising Walkathon last Saturday, for the messages of support and for the extremely generous donations received. The total raised to date for the Cancer Fund for Children has been £5316. If anyone would like to donate you are still very welcome to either donate on JustGiving or in person in Eglinton Eyecare. This fundraising will help the Cancer Fund for Children to support children and young people diagnosed with cancer or who are living with a parent with cancer, helping ensure families don’t have to face the impact of living with a cancer diagnosis alone. Thank you.



Faughanvale GAA Fun weekend at The Pitch

Friday 29th September  Primary School Disco 5:45 p.m.  followed by colour run.  Admission £2. Families of 3 or more only £5!

Saturday 30th September 

Fun-day – Bouncy castle and many more inflatables, children’s sports and music starting 1:45 to 6:30 p.m. Come along and have some fun! Tuck shop open at all events. Burgers on sale at Fun Day


Faughanvale GAA Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls


Friday            (Nursery/P.1 Boys & Girls) Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
 (P.2 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
 (P.3 & P4 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
 (P.2 P.3 & P4 Girls) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
 (P.5 & P6 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 5:45-7:00 p.m.
Monday (P7 & Y8 Girls) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
(P7 & Y8 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday  (P.5 & P6 Girls) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
(P7 & Y8 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.


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




Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Indoor Season starts Monday 2nd October – £1 per child for all seasons.


Monday Primary 1 Boys/Girls Broadbridge PS 6:15-7:00 p.m.
Primary 5-7 Boys Campsie Indoor 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday Nursery Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 1 & 2 Girls Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 3-4 Boys Campsie Indoor 6:00-7:00 p.m..
Primary 3-4 Girls Campsie Indoor 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Primary 5 & 6 Girls Campsie Indoor 7:45-8:30 p.m.
Thursday Primary 7 & Yr8 Girls Campsie Indoor 8:00-9:00 p.m.