This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School                Thursday 15th April 2021                               Note 22


Diary:  School Holidays – The school will be closed from the 17th May -21st May. Both dates inclusive.


COVID-19 Update Parents are reminded that the school must be contacted if there is a positive case in your household.  Please ring 7181 0520 or email stating your child/ren’s class and a brief outline of the case.

Adults are reminded that they must maintain a social distance at the gates of the school.  We would encourage the use of masks at these points due to the large gatherings at any one time!


Extra-Curricular Activities

Day Activity Time & Venue Note
Thu 22nd April Gaelic P4,5,6,7 3:00-4:15        At School All Sessions outdoors.

Be prepared for wet weather!

Pupils must be booked (Before 8:45 a.m. on day of activity) through ParentPay in order to attend. Cost £2:00 per child .

ParentPay – As you will be aware from Monday 8th March 2021 our school has moved all meals bookings and payments over to the online payment system ParentPay.  Parents who would like their child/ren to take a school dinner MUST book their meal online using this system.  This applies to ALL children whether paying for their meal or entitled to free school meals.  If you are entitled to free school meals no fee will be applied when you book the meal.  It is necessary for all meals to be booked in advance to ensure that we have accurate numbers for the school kitchen to prepare dinners.  From Monday 26th April 2021, parents will not be able to send children to dinner if they have not booked the meal in advance.  Meals must be booked before 8:45 a.m. on the morning that the meal is required.


Please note as of Monday 12th April 2021, our school has become completely cashless, please ensure that you have activated your account on ParentPay using the letter issued to you.  If you have misplaced this letter or need any help activating your account, please contact the school office and we will help you in any way we can.


Parents are also advised that bookings for Morning Club and 2:00 -3:00 p.m. Club should be made via ParentPay and must also be made in advance.


Easter Chicks – Thanks to Mrs Adair for making all the Easter Chicks this year once again and to all who purchased them.  A grand total of £900.00 was raised towards school funds.


Congratulations! – To Shay Peace and Dhruva Shivashankar on each winning a Raspberry Pi Zero W starter pack for their entries to the Business in the Community & Allstate NI Time to Code Competition!  Well done boys!


Mr Logue’s Draw – Mr Logue’s Easter Draw for Trócaire raised an amazing £1723.00.  Thanks to all the pupils and parents for participating in the draw.  Congratulations to our lucky winners:

Foundation Stage – Emer Dunlop, Key Stage 1 – Aaron Doherty, Key Stage 2 – Niamh Crowe


Skill School – We are pleased to be able to start after school football again, and can’t wait to get started!  Please see below for details.


  • Primary 5 children who are owed 2 weeks from before lockdown will be contacted via text. Sessions will be next Tuesday 20th April and Friday 23rd  April 3:00 p.m.- 4:15 p.m.
New Sessions
8-week course starts Wed 28th April Primary 1 & 2 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Primary 3 & 4 3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
8-week course starts Fri 30th April Primary 5, 6 & 7 3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

8 week course cost £32.  Bookings can be made online at

(select after schools) or via returning flyer which will be in your child’s bag soon.

All sessions will be outdoors.  Joe Gray, Managing Director, Skill School.


Faughanvale GAA Girls Gaelic Football Training – Programme for (P6/P7) girls begins Wednesday 21st April at 6:00 p.m. John Mc Laughlin Park.  New members are welcome!  Contact Terence on 07866531200.




What is the challenge?

Sustrans Big Pedal will run for 10 days from 19 – 30 April

Sustrans Big Pedal inspires pupils, staff and parents to be amazing and take active journeys to school.

On each day of the challenge, schools compete to see who can get the highest percentage of their pupils, staff and parents cycling, walking, wheeling or scooting to school.  All participants (adults and children) will be logged for our school data daily.

Our school’s best five days will determine our final position, but we will be logging journeys on all ten days.

How many active journeys will your pupils and their parents and guardians make?

There will be a school prize for the most active class over the two weeks.          (% participation of children will be used)

Get your Hi-Vis vests out, helmets adjusted, bikes checked and scooters oiled this weekend!!!

Please remember to be mindful of the current COVID restrictions!  This virus is still about so when you walk, cycle etc.. be mindful of others.  Stay single file when passing people on shared paths.  We realise this may be difficult but try to keep 2m distance between groups.


Please visit the Sustrans website and look for “The Big Pedal” for ideas on how to prepare for the challenge.

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