This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School                      Thursday 10th June 2021                                        Note 29


Friday 11th June Derry Journal P1 & P7 (Only) Class photograph full school uniform with black shoes please.
Monday 14th June P7 Mrs Gillespie’s Class Gortatole Day Trip
Wednesday 16th June P1 Mrs Quinn’s Class Trip to Buncrana Beach
Thursday 17th June P1 Miss Maguire’s Class Trip to Buncrana Beach
Friday 18th June P5/P6/P7 Artabyss at Stendhal
Saturday 19th June P4 First Communion 10:00 a.m. at Star of The Sea
Monday 21st June Confirmation Rehearsal 6:00 p.m. Star of The Sea
Thursday 24th June Confirmation 2:00 p.m. Star of The Sea
Friday 25th June Tempest Confirmation Photographs

                                     Please note: Other class trips that have not been fully finalised will follow.


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 17th June 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 ONLY

in order to attend. Cost £2:00 per child.

* Please note: netball is finished for the year.


Sun cream – Please make sure that sun cream is applied before coming to school especially on days they are outside for sports.


Parking across the Blue Bridge! – Firstly may we thank all who have parked across the Blue Bridge over the past few months. It has greatly reduced the traffic congestion outside the school at home times and in the morning. However, in solving one problem we have created another across the way, one that we hope that we can rectify to keep all parties happy and continue to ease the traffic congestion outside the school!

Please try and follow the guidance below to ensure that everyone is safe and we do not cause disruption to people’s daily lives:

  • Leave the parking closest to the bridge for the elderly.
  • Do not block in any way the entrance/exit to the car wash or the residents’ homes.
  • Park on the school side of the Clooney Road to avoid crossing the road with your child and maintaining privacy of the residents in their homes.
  • Park on the layby up past the car wash, this will cause the least disruption to the residents in their homes and the business premises.

Thank you for your understanding with this matter.


NSPCC – Speak out, Stay safe. All classes will be accessing online lessons next week as part of the NSPCC programme.

Parents’ Classes – Week 5 of Parents’ classes for the parents of Primary 6 pupils preparing for the transfer test continue tonight at 8:00 p.m.  Parents who have registered have been emailed information on how to access the class.  Never too late to join in!


Free School Meals/School Uniform/Physical Education Clothing Allowance 2021-22 –  Guidance and links to apply have been posted on the school’s Facebook page.


Snapchat – We have had a few incidents of pupils joining snapchat groups at home, which has created distress for pupils that then spills into school. This is an unnecessary burden on the class teachers and our pupils, one that is easily avoided by simply not allowing your child onto such forums. The official guidance is clear; no child should have an account until they are at least 13 years of age! For the safety of your child and their classmates we would ask that all parents follow this guidance.


Speeding on the Coolafinney Road – Please keep your speed to a minimum on the Coolafinney Road, 30 mph is the maximum speed limit. We have an ever increasing number of children walking and cycling to school and wish them to remain safe as they do so. Please pay particular attention to the crossing point on the bend!


 PC Fitness Training – Pascal Cooke Fitness training at the school Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:15 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. for further information contact Pascal 07778514063.

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