This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School               Thursday 19th October 2023                               Note 7

School Diary:   Monday 23rd – Wednesday 25th October Parent Teacher Meetings Primary 2- Primary 6

Tuesday 24th October – Sacramental Talks in St Anne’s Hall P4 & P7 Parents & Pupils

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


School Provision Club Cost
Mon 23rd Oct –

Fri 27th 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 23rd  Oct Cross-Country P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15  At School Mr Alex Given

Miss Eimer Stewart

Miss O’Neill

Tuesday 24th Oct Gaelic P4, P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15  At School Mr Mc Closkey/Mr Mc Daid

(Assisted by coaches from both parish Gaelic clubs)

Wednesday 25th 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 26th Oct Netball P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15  At School Mrs Teresa Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 27th 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.


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.  All parents will be allocated a slot on Friday if you have not already selected a time. Unfortunately, there will be no other times available to see the class teacher.  Please note the time allocated is 10 minutes per child and must be strictly adhered to by all.


Departure from School – Pupils are expected to attend school for the whole school day. Primary 1 & 2, 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and Primary 3-7, 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Children should only be collected from school early if they have an unavoidable appointment.  Children must be signed out from the school office.  These should be kept to a minimum to avoid disturbing the rest of the class.

Sacramental Talks – Parents and their child/ren making their Confirmation or First Holy Communion in 2024 are invited to a Sacramental Talk next Tuesday 24th October in

St. Anne’s Hall, 6:00-6.50 p.m. for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion and from 7:00 -7:50 p.m. for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  All the participating schools in the parish are invited to this.


Recycling Week – As part of recycling week, all children have been invited to create a poster, leaflet or performance to share with our school community.  The competition closes on 30th November 2023.  You have plenty of time to get involved!


Maths Week Ireland – Well done to all the children who entered the Maths Week Ireland challenge on Google Classroom ‘Have you got eyes?’  Winners will be announced tomorrow at assembly.  Entries close tonight for all pupils.


Walking to and from School – We are delighted with the number of children that are walking to and from school on a daily basis.  As the mornings and evenings are getting darker, children must wear a high viz vest coming and going from school.  If you do not have one tell your class teacher and we will gladly supply you with one.


Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day – Friday 20th October 2023 is (DLD) Awareness Day.  DLD is a diagnosis given to someone who has difficulty talking and/or understanding language.  1 in 14 people have DLD, an invisible, lifelong disability.  People with DLD will often have difficulty understanding words, following instructions, or answering questions.  They may struggle to find the right words to express themselves, say words in the right order, engage in conversation or tell a story.  Broadbridge Primary School is helping raise awareness of DLD so people know about, understand and support this common yet hidden condition #DLDDay.

Please click HERE to see Information Leaflet 1.

Please click HERE to see Information Leaflet 2.

Hallowe’en Hobble – Parents and pupils may walk to school wearing a Hallowe’en Hat/Head Piece or Mask.  Meet at Eglinton Play Park or Ashburn Image car park at 8:30 a.m. on Friday 27th October.  There will be teachers there to help escort the children to school.


Team Hope Our school will be participating in the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox appeal again this year.  This is such a worthwhile cause which teaches our children how to think about and care for others in our world.  The boxes must be returned to school before the 10th November.

Click HERE for  further information.


School Choir – The school choir will be singing at the 5:00 p.m. vigil mass on Saturday 21st October at Star of the Sea Church. Choir children will be given a separate note about the Mass.  Children to meet at 4:45 p.m. in full school uniform.  Not all year groups will be singing at the Mass.





In the Community


Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 19th October at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3


Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls


Monday Primary 1 Boys Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 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.


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.