This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School               Thursday 25th January 2024                           Note 20

School Diary:   First Confession – Tuesday 5th March after 9:15 a.m. Mass, Star of The Sea.

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 29th Jan-

Fri 2nd Feb

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 29th Jan Cross-Country P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15

At School

Mr Alex Given

Miss Eimer Stewart

Miss Madden

Tuesday 30th Jan Gaelic P4 & P5 3:00-4:15

At School

Mr Mc Closkey/Mr Mc Daid

(Assisted by coaches from both parish Gaelic clubs)

Wednesday 31st Jan Skill School

P1 & P2


At School

Miss Natasha Irvine & assisting coaches
Skill School

P3 & P4


At School

Thursday 1st Feb Netball P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15

At School

Mrs Teresa Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 2nd Feb Soccer P6 & P7 3:00-4:15

At School

Mr Mc Laughlin &

Assisting Coaches

Be prepared for wet weather.  Cross-Country, Gaelic and 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 Choir – The school choir will practise during the school day this term.


New Entrants – Primary 1 – September 2024 – The application process closes tomorrow Friday 26th January 2024.  Children born on or between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 (inclusive) may commence primary education in September 2024.

Grandparents’ Day – Thanks to all the Grandparents who attended the Mass yesterday as part of Catholic Schools Week, it was great to see so many grandparents who support our families so well and play such an important role in the lives of our pupils. Our thanks to Fr N. Mc Dermott for celebrating the Mass, to all the children and staff who made the day possible. A special word of thanks to our caterers for providing an excellent spread for the tea and of course to all the volunteers in the Parents & Friends Association for hosting the event. It really was a marvellous day enjoyed by all. Pictures of the event are available on our social media platforms.

Primary 1 Miss Wade – Miss Wade’s Parent Teacher meetings have been rescheduled for Monday 5th – Wednesday 7th February. Parents have been allocated their original slot but can amendments can be made online.


First Communion Outfits – We have several First Communion outfits that have been donated to the school. If you would like to make use of one of these outfits, you are more than welcome to come and view. Contact Anne in the office.

Primary 7 Gortatole – Payment for Primary 7 Gortatole trip 17th – 20th June is now available on the ParentPay App.


Cross-Country Training – We would like to wish our cross-country team the best of luck as they compete in the final round of the Flahavan’s League on Friday 26th January at Oakgrove Integrated College. Good luck boys and girls!



Broadbridge Parents & Friends Association – The AGM of the Parents & Friends Association will take place tonight Thursday 25th January 2024 at 8.00 p.m.  All current and new members are welcome to attend.  This is a great opportunity to get involved in the school community as a volunteer or a committee member and to meet new people.  See below the list of committee roles that are up for nomination:

  • Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer


In the Community


Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball Thursday 25th January at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 7:30- 9:00 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.
Wednesday Nursery Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 1 & 2 Girls Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 2-3 Boys Campsie Indoor 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Primary 4-5 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.
Sunday Primary 4-5 Boys Campsie Indoor 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


Parenting NI – are committed to supporting parents and ensuring that their voices are heard, are launching the 2024 Big Parenting Survey and are keen to reach more parents than ever before. It is arguably more important than ever to gain an insight into the realities of parenting in Northern Ireland, particularly given the current cost of living crisis which is putting extreme pressure on parents and families.


We are asking all parents to take this opportunity to be part of our anonymous “Big Parenting Survey” 2024. This survey will give them a chance to tell us about their experiences, the high points and the struggles. This will help shape the work of Parenting NI and enable Parenting NI to lobby and campaign for change for a better Northern Ireland for all families.

We would encourage anyone in a parenting role to please use the QR code or visit to complete the survey which should take no longer than 10 minutes.