This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School               Thursday 26th October 2023                               Note 8

School Diary:   Hallowe’en Hobble – Leaving Eglinton Play Park or Ashburn Image at 8:30 a.m.

Hallowe’en Break Monday 30th October-Wednesday 1st November (Both dates inclusive)


School Provision Club Cost
Thur 2nd Nov –

Fri 3rd Nov

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
Thursday 2nd Nov Netball P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15  At School Mrs Teresa Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 3rd Nov 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.


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. tomorrow Friday 27th October.  There will be teachers there to help escort the children to school.


Cross Country – Tomorrow our Cross Country Team will compete in their first race this season. The race marks round 1 of Flahavan’s Cross Country League. Good luck to the Boys & Girls participating. Go on Broadbridge!


Parent/Teacher Meeting P2-P6 – Thanks to all parents who attended the Parent Teacher meetings. Any parents who were unable to attend will be sent out a time for a phone call on Wednesday 1st November.


Google Classroom – Parents are reminded that access to Google Classroom must be through their child’s account. For Child Protection reasons we are unable to let people access outside the school C2k network.


Children’s Passwords – For internet security purposes all C2K users throughout Northern Ireland have had to change their passwords by 1:00 p.m. yesterday. We have changed all pupil passwords to winter23


Primary 7 Mock Transfer Test – Primary 7 pupils are invited to sit a ‘Mock’ Transfer Test on Saturday 28th October in the Master’s Hall. Children should arrive at the school for 9:30 a.m. to be seated in the hall for 9:45 a.m. All children must be collected at 11:15 a.m. sharp.


Accelerated Reading – All pupils Primary 3- Primary 6 have now been issued with their Accelerated Reading logon details and targets set by the class teacher. Children may do quizzes at home once they have completed a book. Let’s try and reach our targets for Friday 3rd November!


School Choir – Thanks to all the school choir children and staff who attended the vigil mass on Saturday at Star of the Sea Church. They were amazing, thank you.

Maths Week Ireland – Many thanks to all who entered the ‘Maths Eyes’ competition on Google Classroom. All children who entered have received their homework passes. Class winners will be announced at Assembly on Friday. Well done to Mrs Harkin’s P3 Class who submitted the most entries in the whole school.


Attendance Matters –  We will be contacting parents of children who are below 85% attendance for the first half of Term 1. Click HERE to see guidance from the Department of Education regarding school absences. We appreciate that on some occasions it cannot be helped but every day counts.

In the Community

Skill School – Are running a Halloween Mega Camp at Broadbridge Primary School on Monday 30th & Tuesday 31st October. Click HERE see attached flyer.


Eglinton Community Preschool – Halloween Disco Friday 27th October in  Eglinton Community Hall.

Nursery -P3 Time: 5:00-6:30 p.m. Primary 4-7  Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Admission £3


Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 26th 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

This continues Monday 30th October for all groups. There is no training this Friday 27th October.


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.