This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School                             Thursday 23rd May 2024                           Note 35

School Diary:   School Holidays – Monday 27th May–Friday 31st May (Both days inclusive)

Sports Day Friday 7th June – weather permitting.


School Provision Club Cost
Mon 3rd June

Fri 7th June

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)


There is No Afterschool Club on Friday 24th May 3:00 -4:15 p.m. All pupils must be picked up at 3:00 p.m.

Please note:  There will be no school based extra-curricular activities over the coming weeks.


Congratulations – Our Congratulations to the Primary 6 & 7 Boys and Girls, who won the Fr Gallagher Cup at

Faughanvale Gaelic Club last week competing against 20 teams from all over Derry. Our thanks to Mr Mc Daid, Gavin Mc Shane & Shaun Cassidy and the many volunteering coaches from our two local Gaelic Clubs for the countless hours of time they have spent training all the children this year.


School Show 2024 – Tonight is the final night of the school show at  Broadbridge Primary School.

We cannot thank anyone individually for fear of leaving anyone out. May we collectively thank all teaching staff, classroom assistants, office, caretaking, cleaning and the canteen staff for all the extra time and effort that you committed to help make this happen.

Our thanks to the Parents & Friends’ Association for their hard work throughout the week, the run up to the show, helping with stage set-ups and dismantling! Our thanks to all parents for your support throughout the production, your contributions to costumes and props has been greatly appreciated.

But most of all thanks to the wonderful pupils for your dedication and commitment, for stepping out of your comfort zone to entertain us over the course of the show. You really have been absolutely brilliant.

If any parent is available to help with heavy lifting tomorrow morning, your help would be greatly appreciated.

Primary 6 Transfer SEAG – Parents are reminded that the Schools’ Entrance Assessment Group (SEAG) Transfer Test is now open for registration. Please register as soon as possible, if you are having trouble with the registration process, contact the school and we will gladly help.


Primary 1 Admissions – The final Primary 1 induction day is Tuesday 4th June 2:15-3:00 p.m.  All new admission pupils are encouraged to attend.  Please ensure that you have returned all necessary forms to the school office.  Please be mindful of extra traffic on these days.


Industrial Action – Due to Industrial Action by three of the main non-teaching unions (UNITE the union, GMB and NIPSA) there will be no canteen facilities Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th June nor will the bus be running (Paschal’s Bus.) All children must bring a packed lunch to school.


School Closure – The school will be closed for the May Break for all pupils and staff from Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May (Both days inclusive).  Children may be picked up from school from 12:00 Noon on Friday 24th May.  We fully appreciate that this may not suit everyone.  Therefore, parents who wish to leave their children until 3:00 p.m. that day may do so.  There will be no afterschool club on Friday 24th May.  Children attending canteen for lunch on Friday 24th May must prebook on the ParentPay App. Please make sure your child knows their pickup time. Thank you.




School Trips – June 2024 The end of year school trips for all classes have been arranged as follows.  All trips will be available for payment on ParentPay.

Year Group Date Destination
Year 1 Tuesday – 18/06/24 Sperrin Fun Farm
Year 2 Monday – 24/06/24 Lurgybrack Farm
Year 3 Wednesday – 05/06/24 Tropical World
Year 4 Monday – 24/06/24 Xtreme Bounce
Year 5 Thursday – 20/06/24 Brunswick Superbowl
Year 6 Monday – 10/06/24 Lurgybrack Farm
Year 7 Monday 17/06/24 – Thursday 20/06/24 Gortatole Outdoor Centre