This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School               Thursday 23rd   November 2023                           Note 12

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

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 27th Nov –

Fri 1st Dec

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 there will be NO Morning Club 8:00 – 8:45 on Wednesday 29th November.

Please note:  All clubs must be booked in advance on the ParentPay App


Extra-Curricular Activities

Day Activity Time & Venue Activity Supervisors
Monday 27th Nov Cross-Country P5, 6, 7     3:00-4:15              At School Mr Alex Given

Miss Eimer Stewart

Miss O’Neill

Tuesday 28th 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 29th  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 30th  Nov Netball P5, 6, 7     3:00-4:15              At School Mrs Teresa Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 1st Dec 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.


New Admissions Open Night – The school will be open for all prospective pupils and parents on Thursday 7th December from 6:00 -7:00 p.m. Come along and meet the pupils and staff and see what Broadbridge Primary School can offer you. If this date is not suitable, please contact the school office and we will accommodate you at a later date. Please spread the word to family, friends and neighbours. Thank you.


Strike action by Teachers’ Unions Wednesday 29th 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 Wednesday 29th November from 8:00 – 11:45 a.m. Children may enter the Master’s Hall from 11:45 a.m. onwards. The school day will begin at 12:00 Noon. 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 run as normal from Thursday 30th November. Please note all canteen users must be booked in early, preferably before the end of the school day on Tuesday 28th November as only the children who have booked a dinner will be able to avail of one on the Wednesday.


Signatures required – Parents please check and sign the following :

  • Homework needs to be checked and signed on a daily basis.
  • Reading records need signed once their reading has been listened to nightly.
  • Weekly tests (Spellings and/or Numeracy) need checked and signed.

Teachers have been asked to place an X requesting a signature if the child’s book is not signed. This is required to keep you as a parent informed and involved in the education of your child. Thank you.


Do This in Memory – The Primary 4 children from the parish schools will begin their sacramental preparation this 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.


‘Broadbridge does the Santa walk.’ We are proud to support the Daily Mile, which aims to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of our children.  This year the Daily Mile is holding the walk on Friday 1st December.  We are doing this during the school day so everyone can join in.  Grab your Santa hats/headbands and get in the festive spirit!


Seany Lynn SCPP – Congratulations to Seany Lynn who has won the prestigious School Crossing Patrol Person of the year in Northern Ireland,  Road Safety Award. There is no -one more deserved of an award (Although William Mc Laughlin may disagree!!!) for the great work he does every morning and afternoon, keeping all our walkers, cyclists and scooters safe on their journey to and from school.

Well done Seany!




In the Community


Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 23rd 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 sessions.

Slaughtmanus Christmas Craft Fair & Light Switch on! – Please see attached poster