This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School               Thursday 9th  November 2023                               Note 10

School Diary:    New Admissions Open Night 6:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday 7th Dec.

                         Thursday 16th November – School will close half day for all pupils.

Please note there will be no 2-3 PM Club nor Afterschool Club 3:00-4:15 on Thursday 16th November.

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 13th Nov –

Fri 17th 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
Monday 13th Nov Cross-Country P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15  At School Mr Alex Given

Miss Eimer Stewart

Miss O’Neill

Tuesday 14th Nov Gaelic P6 & P7 3:00-4:15  At School Mr Mc Closkey/Mr Mc Daid

(Assisted by coaches from both parish Gaelic clubs)

Wednesday 15th Nov 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 16th Nov No afterschool activities or clubs.
Friday 17th Nov Soccer P4 & P5 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.


Strike action by UNISON, UNITE the UNION, NIPSA and GMB on Thursday 16th November –You may have seen coverage of the forthcoming unions’ strike action in the news, we want to inform you about the impact this is likely to have at our school.

When a strike takes place, those taking strike action stop work and withdraw their labour. Members involved in the action will, therefore, not undertake any duties on the strike day. A risk assessment to determine whether it is possible to operate the school safely during the strike has been conducted which considers the impact that the action will have on the health and safety of pupils, staff and visitors, and whether the school can run a full or amended curriculum. The school will close for pupils on Thursday 17th November at 12:00 Noon for P1-P4 pupils and 12:15 for pupils in P5-P7 . Clearly this is a difficult situation, which will cause some disruption. I would ask you, however, to be understanding. A strike by unions is very unusual. Taking strike action is not something that any member would undertake lightly. Those on strike will have thought long and hard about their decision and will also lose pay for the period that they are on strike. The school will reopen on Friday 17th November for all pupils.


Team Hope -The Team Hope Christmas Shoebox appeal are now being collected on Tuesday 14th November. Thank you to all who have already contributed to this very worthwhile charity.


Anti -Bullying Week – Anti-Bullying Week 2023 begins Monday 13th November. The theme is ‘Make Noise About Bullying’. Monday is Odd Sock day. Children are invited to wear odd socks of a colour of their choosing on this day to celebrate their uniqueness and individuality!


Birthday Invitations – It is a school policy that teachers do not give out birthday invitations for children’s parties. Please do not send any invitations in with your child as we do not want to cause offence by returning them to you. Thank you.


In the Community

Faughanvale Credit Union LTD – The Annual General Meeting of Faughanvale Credit Union will take place on Wednesday 22nd November 2023 in St. Anne’s Hall at 8:00 p.m. Following the meeting, refreshments will be served and there will be a free draw for all adult members in attendance. Accounts are now available from the office.


Life After -Please click HERE to see attached flyer for a Road Safety Event being hosted by Life After in the City on Saturday 18th November.


Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 9th  November at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3


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 6:00-6:45 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.

£1 per child for all seasons.