This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School               Thursday 5th October 2023                               Note 5

School Diary:  Halloween Break Monday 30th October-Wednesday 1st November (Both dates inclusive)


School Provision Club Cost
Mon 9th Oct –

Fri 13th 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 9th Oct Cross-Country P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School Mr Alex Given Miss Eimer Stewart

Miss Madden & Miss O’Neill

Tuesday 10th 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 11th 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 12th Oct Netball P5,6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School Mrs Teresa Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 13th 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.


Whole School Flu Vaccine: – All pupils within the school will be given the Flu Vaccine on Monday 27th November. Forms have been given out today. These must be completed whether you give permission or not for the vaccine. Please return to the class teacher before Tuesday 10th October.


First Communion and Confirmation: First Communion will take place for Primary 4 pupils from Broadbridge Primary School on Saturday 20th April at 10:00 a.m. in Star of the Sea. The Confirmation Ceremony for Primary 7 pupils from Broadbridge Primary School will take place on Saturday 2nd  March at 11:00 a.m. in Star of the Sea.


Friends of the Eucharist: Primary 4 pupils will be visited by Friends of the Eucharist in preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion. The classes, which focus on the adoration of the blessed sacrament, begin on Tuesday 10th October.


Primary 1 literacy Evening – Thanks to all the parents and staff in attendance at the Literacy Evening for Primary 1 parents on Monday past. It really was a worthwhile evening for all.




Dropping Off Pupils in the Morning –   We have been asked by the Parents & Friends to try the following in the morning to ease the traffic congestion outside the school, so far this week it has worked quite well. Pupils from Primary 3 upwards have been reminded in class as to where they can be dropped off in the morning if they are coming by car to school.

  • Only parents of Primary 1 and Primary 2 pupils should be parking up in the morning if they wish to walk their child to the class. 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)
  • 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.
  • The majority of parents dropping their children to school should use the Drop Off Zone within the school or at the layby next to the grass pitch. Children exiting at the layby must use the path and go in to school by Gate 1, they must not cross the road. Cars should move as far forward as possible before children exit the cars. Parents must not exit their cars.
  • Only KS1 & KS2 pupils walking into school from the village should use ‘Gate 3.’
  • 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.


Thanks to all the pupils and parents who to walk, cycle and scoot to school. Your contribution continues to ease the traffic congestion outside the school.


The feedback from parents to date is that if the guidelines are adhered to then this is working quite well, with the traffic flowing at a steady pace to and from school. The Parents & Friends Association and a sub-group within are in the process of putting together a case plan to have additional parking facilities and road improvements made to both Coolafinney Road and the main route into Eglinton, to ensure that the route to school is safer for all. This is an extremely lengthy process, one that will require some time to get results.


In the Community


Flu and Covid Vaccination: Patients of Eglinton Medical Practice are invited to attend the Flu and Covid vaccination clinics in The Vale Centre on Saturday 7th October (9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.) and Sunday 8th October (9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m). If you are aged 65+ or are aged 18-64yrs with an underlying health condition/are a carer/household contact of someone who is immunosuppressed, you are welcome to attend. Letters have been posted with a time but please come along if you have not received your letter.


Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 5th October at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3.


 Youth Club: Eglinton Community Centre

 Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls


Monday Primary 1 -2 Boys Broadbridge PS 6:15-7:00 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 5-7 Boys Broadbridge P.S 7:00 -8:00 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.

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


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.