This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School               Thursday 12th October 2023                               Note 6

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

Confirmation Ceremony Saturday 2nd March at 11:00 a.m. in Star of the Sea.

First Communion  Saturday 20th April at 10:00 a.m. in Star of the Sea.



School Provision Club Cost
Mon 16th Oct –

Fri 20th 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 16th Oct Cross-Country P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15  At School Mr Alex Given Miss Eimer Stewart

Miss Madden & Miss O’Neill

Tuesday 17th 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 18th 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 19th Oct Netball P5,6, 7 3:00-4:15  At School Mrs Teresa Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 20th 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. Please return to the class teacher tomorrow for collection.


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. Teachers will be using this platform to keep you up to date with what your child is doing in school.


Primary 1 Folders – Primary 1 pupils must bring their folder in daily. Information for pupils and parents will always be sent home in these folders.


Parent/Teacher Meeting P2-P6 – Parent/Teacher meetings will take place from Monday 23rd -Wednesday 25th October.  This year the meetings will take place in school unless you have been told otherwise.  The slots for booking appointments will open Monday on Google Classroom.  All parents attending the meetings please enter through the main reception entrance, directions to your child’s class will be clearly displayed. Please note the time allocated is 10 minutes per child and must be strictly adhered to by all. Primary 1 parent Teacher meetings will be in January.


Attendance and arrival at School – Parents will be contacted at the end of October if their child’s attendance falls below 85%.  We are aware that there are many factors contributing to a child being absent from school, therefore it is very important that the school is informed if a child is absent and the reasoning behind it so that it may be coded correctly for Child Protection purposes.  Children arriving after the 9:00 a.m. bell in the morning must access the school through the main office, as school has already started, this is to ensure minimal disruption to the other children, they must also be recorded as late on the system.


Child Protection and Safeguarding- This is always a priority in our school. Please see the attached flowchart for further information. This reminds parents  who they contact within the school if they have any concerns about their child or any other child’s safety.

Child Protection – Flowchart


Maths Week Ireland – This will run from the 14th -22nd October. – Maths Week Ireland challenge is on Google Classroom ‘Have you got eyes?’ This is one of the many challenges the children will be participating in this week.


School Choir – The school choir will be signing at the 5:00 p.m. vigil mass on Saturday 21st  October at Star of the Sea Chapel.  Choir children will be given a separate note about the mass. Not all year groups will be singing at the mass. It would be great to see as many families as possible attending to support the choir at this mass.


Select Kidz Retail – A big thank you to Select Kidz School Uniform Shop, Spencer Road Derry for kindly sponsoring the school choir this year. Your help is greatly appreciated.


In the Community


Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 12th October at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3


Positive Ageing -October is Positive Ageing Month and to help celebrate a brochure has been prepared featuring an array of events, activities, and offerings available for older people to access.  Please find attached this month’s Positive Ageing Month brochure (also available on )

Positive Ageing Month Booklet October 2023 – Final



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 Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls


Monday Primary 1 Boys Broadbridge PS 6:15-6:45 p.m.
Primary 2 Boys Broadbridge PS 6:30-7:15 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.