This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School               Thursday 16th  November 2023                               Note 11

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


School Provision Club Cost
Mon 20th Nov –

Fri 24th 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 20th Nov Cross-Country P5, 6, 7     3:00-4:15              At School Mr Alex Given

Miss Eimer Stewart

Miss O’Neill

Tuesday 21st 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 22nd  Nov Skill School

P1 & P2

    3:00-4:15              At School Miss Natasha Irvine & assisting coaches
Skill School

P3 & P4

    3:00-4:15              At School
Thursday 23rd Nov Netball P5, 6, 7     3:00-4:15              At School Mrs Teresa Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 24th 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.


School Day – Please ensure that your child is in school for the 9:00 a.m. bell. Unfortunately, class teachers are not available to talk to parents at this time as our day has started and the pupils are ready to follow their daily class routine. For safeguarding purposes, the gates around the school are locked at this time. Therefore, parents need to vacate the school grounds immediately. If you are running late, your child must enter through the main office and be signed in by the office staff for our records. If your child is absent due to illness, a phone call or email to the school office should be placed before 9:15 a.m.


Do This in Memory – The Primary 4 children from the Parish Schools will begin their Sacramental Preparation next weekend, through the ‘Do This in Memory’ Programme.

Together with their families, they will attend mass, hear special readings and with our Parish Priests, learn all about the importance of the Eucharist as part of their sacramental preparation. Children can attend either Vigil Mass 5:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.


ParentPay – reminders for outstanding activities, clubs and meals for the period September-November 2023 were sent out yesterday, please check school bags for these notes.  Additionally, reminders have also been sent out for outstanding items from the last school year September 2022-June 2023.  We would appreciate if those who have received these reminders could make any payments listed as soon as possible so that activities can be archived from the system, particularly those from last year.  Over 120 letters were sent out yesterday and the administrative burden of this process is increasing month by month.  To help alleviate this we would ask that payments for all school clubs/facilities/extra-curricular activities be paid for in advance, hopefully leading to bills only needing to be sent out occasionally.  If you need any help using or paying for items on the ParentPay system, are having difficulty meeting any payment, or need any clarification about any bill item you have been notified of, please contact the school office and we will help you in any way we can. Thank you.


Road Safety Week – Next week is Road Safety Week. To mark the occasion, we invite pupils to walk to school on Wednesday 22nd November wearing brightly coloured clothes as we ‘Ditch the dark!’ Teachers and assistants will meet the children at Ashburn Image and the Play Park at 8:30 a.m. to walk to school together.


Shoebox Appeal – Thanks to all who contributed in any way to the Shoebox appeal. This was collected by volunteers on Tuesday past. Check out on Social Media the sheer volume of boxes collected!


In the Community


Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 16th  November at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3


Kids Inn – Spaces now available after school @ Kids Inn. We also have waiting list now open for children starting Primary 1 in September 2024 & for the Summer Scheme 2024.

Click HERE to see the Kids Inn flyer.


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.






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.



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.