This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School               Thursday 30th   November 2023                           Note 13

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

Thursday 7th Dec – Second Round Flavahan’s Cross-Country Templemore 12:00 Noon

Friday 8th Dec Winter Wonderland ‘Drive Thru’ 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Broadbridge Primary School

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 4th Dec –

Fri 8th 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:  All clubs must be booked in advance on the ParentPay App


Extra-Curricular Activities

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

Miss Eimer Stewart

Miss O’Neill

Tuesday 5th Dec Gaelic P6 & P7    3:00-4:15               At School Mr Mc Closkey/Mr Mc Daid

(Assisted by coaches from both parish Gaelic clubs)

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

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 8th 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.  Please check out, like and share our promotional video on Facebook/ Instagram promoting the event. Thank you.


Winter Wonderland ‘Drive Thru’ Invite you to meet Santa Claus at our Winter Wonderland ‘Drive Thru’ event on Friday 8th December 2023 between 5:30-7:30 p.m. Santa and his Elves are very excited to meet all the boys & girls. Don’t forget to bring your letter for Santa, he might have a little treat for you! Ho Ho Ho!


School Choir – Choir children have been given several permission slips for upcoming events. Not all choir children have been given all notes. They have received the notes applicable to them. Please send in the completed forms to school ASAP. Thanks


SVP –Every family in the school has been issued with tickets for the St. Vincent de Paul Annual Christmas Draw. (Please note you are under no obligation whatsoever to sell these. If you do not wish to sell these, please return in the envelope provided tomorrow Friday 1st December.) The draw will take place on Friday 15th December, good luck to all!

Broadbridge does the Santa Daily Mile.’

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 a Santa 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!

Journey to Santa Challenge

Dear Parent/Carer

We are encouraging children to stay active on the journey to school this winter with our Journey to Santa Challenge! Children taking part in the challenge will receive a Special Journey to Santa stamp card to keep track of their active journeys to school.

How does it work? Each day you cycle, scoot or walk to school gets you closer to Santa!

The challenge begin on   Monday 4th December  and finishes on Friday 22nd December 2023

Keep your Journey to Santa stamp card in your school bag and make sure you get your journey marked off each day you cycle, scoot or walk to school.12 active journeys to school will get you to Santa and a chance to win a prize from Santa’s workshop!

Some advice…

  • Please consider travelling actively with your child – join the fun!
  • Please use a helmet and bright clothing. Please use bike lights on the dark mornings.
  • The night before, please check that the bike tyres are pumped up and both front and back brakes are working.
  • Leave plenty of time to get to school so your child isn’t rushed.
  • Consider getting a bike lock so that the bike can be secured within school property.

Cycling, scooting or walking to school is an excellent form of exercise, helps children do better in the classroom, and is great fun!

Best wishes,

Broadbridge Primary School Primary School


In the Community


Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 30th November at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 7:30 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3


SANTA is coming to Eglinton Community Centre  –Sat 9th Dec 2023, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Eglinton Eyecare will be raising money for the Cancer Fund for Children by bringing Santa to meet all kids big and small in his grotto in the Community Centre. As well as the magical experience of visiting the REAL Santa in his grotto and receiving a photo and a treat from Santa, families will enjoy Christmas Movies, Christmas story-telling, Festive Arts, writing/delivering Santa letters.

Refreshments available. All funds raised will go direct to the Cancer Fund for Children to support children and young people diagnosed with cancer or living with a parent with cancer.

A great opportunity to do a good deed this Christmas by helping other local families while making your own child’s visit to Santa very special.

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 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. This finishes on Thursday 7th December for the Christmas Break.



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.

This finishes on Friday 8th December for the Christmas Break.