This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School               Thursday 22nd February 2024                           Note 23

School Diary: Boys’ Indoor GAA Tournament Tuesday 27th February.

Confirmation Practice Thursday 29th February 7:00 p.m. Star of the Sea.

    Primary 7 Confirmation Saturday 2nd March 11:00 a.m. Star of the Sea.

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

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 26th Feb-

Fri 1st Mar

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 26th Feb Cross-Country P4-7 3:00-4:15

At School

Mr Alex Given

Miss Eimer Stewart

Miss O’Neill

Tuesday 27th Feb Gaelic P4-7 3:00-4:15

At School

Mr Mc Closkey/Mr Mc Daid

(Assisted by coaches from both parish Gaelic clubs)

Wednesday 28th Feb Skill School

P1 & P2


At School

Miss Natasha Irvine & assisting coaches
Skill School

P3 & P4


At School

Thursday 29th Feb Netball P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15

At School

Mrs Teresa Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 1st Mar Soccer P4-7 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 Dinners – Please remember to book dinners on the ParentPay App before your child attends school on that day.


Cross-Country  – Good luck to our cross country finalists who are competing in the Flahavan’s League Final on Friday 23rd February in Mallusk.


First Confession – Primary 4 pupils will be attending their First Confession in preparation for receiving the Sacrament of the Eucharist at their First Communion Ceremony on Saturday 20th April at 10:00 a.m. in Star of the Sea. Parents are invited to attend the First Confession which will take place immediately after 9:15 a.m. Mass on Tuesday 5th March.


School Choir – Thanks to the choir who sang at the ‘Do This in Memory’ Mass in Star of the Sea on the 10th February. Our thanks to the choir teachers Miss Wade and Mr Morrison and all the school staff in attendance. Choir practice continues during the school day.


Accelerated Reading – The new targets have been set for children to attain before the Easter break for P3-P6 pupils. Accelerated Reading is an invaluable programme that when used correctly will help your child attain a reading age over and above their chronological age. For this to be achieved, pupils must put in the required minutes daily and complete small quizzes to test their understanding of the material they have just read. Please encourage your child to fully participate in the Accelerate Reading activities.


Breathe- Primary 6 pupils will be taking part in a 4-week mindfulness programme in school called ‘Breathe’ delivered by RISE NI. More information can be found on their Google Classroom platform.


Upcoming Events:


World Book Day – The school will celebrate ‘World Book Day’ on Thursday 7th March. This gives you plenty of time to swap/ borrow/make costumes if you so wish. If you have not already bought or made a costume, children will also be given the opportunity to simply come into school in comfy clothes and read.


P2 Grandparents day– Primary 2 pupils will be putting on a special performance for grandparents on Friday 15th March at 9:45 a.m. in the Master’s Hall. More details will follow.


In the Community

Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball Thursday 22nd February 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 PS 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.


Faughanvale GAA Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Friday            Nursery/P.1 Boys & Girls Broadbridge PS 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Monday P7 & Y8 Girls Campsie Indoor 6:00-7:00 p.m.
P6 & P7 Boys Vale Centre Indoor 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday P2/P3/P4 Girls Vale Centre Indoor 6:00-7:00 p.m.
P2 & P3 Boys Vale Centre Indoor 7:00-8:00 p.m.
P4 & P 5 Boys Vale Centre 4G 6:00-7:00 p.m.
P5 & P6 Girls Vale Centre 6:00-7:00 p.m.

All new players welcome!

PC Fitness ––Tuesday 6:30-7:30 p.m. Interval Circuit Training

PC Fitness – Body Pump Class – Thursday 6:30-7:30 p.m. (check out Instagram p_c_fitnesss73 for further info).