This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School                        Thursday 16th September 2021                                                   Note 2

Diary: Monday 27th September – Sustrans “walk to school week” more information in next week’s note.

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 20th Sept –

Fri 24th Sept

Morning Club – 8:00-8:45 (£1 PER CHILD)
2-3PM Club – 2:00-3:00 (£2 PER CHILD)
Afterschool Club – 3:00-5:00 (£5 PER CHILD)

Please note:  All clubs must be booked in advance on the ParentPay App.  The closing time for the 3:00-5:00 club is STRICTLY 5.00 P.M. Children must be collected before this time.  If you feel that this cannot be managed or it will be at a rush, we would advise that you make alternative arrangements for after school care.


Extra-Curricular Activities

Day Activity Time & Venue Note
Monday 20th Cross-Country P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15      At School Be prepared for wet weather. Cross-Country, Gaelic.& Soccer players bring boots/shin pads and trainers.
Wednesday 22nd Skill School P1 & P2 2:00-3:00       At School Please pick up sharply after all activities.
Skill School P3 & P4 3:00-4:15       At School
Thursday 23th Netball P6, 7 3:00-4:15       At School
Gaelic P5, 6, 7
Friday 24th Soccer P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15       At School

Children doing Extra-Curricular Activities outside must have a change of footwear in case the venue changes due to weather conditions.  

All activities must be pre-booked on the ParentPay App with the exception of Skill School.


Covid in School  – The guidance has changed on the role the school plays in relation to contact tracing if there is a positive case in your child’s class. The PHA will contact you, they decide who is the close contacts not the school. The school now inform parents of a positive case in the class and send out an “Alert letter” as instructed by the PHA.

You do not have to keep your child off school. Further guidance is available on the following link.  If your child displays symptoms of COVID, the guidance remains the same keep them at home and book a test.


Reporting Sickness – If your child is off school due to any illness please contact the school office before the start of the school day. The school office is open from 8:45 a.m. onwards. If you wish to contact us before this time please send an email to stating your child’s name, class teacher and reason for absence. If the absence is COVID related it must be stated in the email for attendance purposes. Any child that is absence for PCR testing, we would ask that an email of the test result is forwarded at your earliest convenience. Thank you.


School Uniform –  Children should arrive at school dressed in a full school uniform each morning. Children can change for PE or after school activities in the changing rooms. The younger year groups P1 & P2 do not need to change for Skill School.


Change of Shoes – Please send in a change of footwear for children to change into at break time and lunch time preferably an old pair that they can leave at school. Pupils should be wearing black shoes at all other times. Trainers are needed for PE times.


Fruit snack – All children should be sent to school with a fruit snack for their early morning break. As we are a healthy eating school, fruit is the only option at this time.


Children going home – Please ensure that your child/ren are aware of how they are getting home in the afternoon! The school office is constantly making/receiving phone calls during the school day to/ from parents. This causes a lot of disruption to the children in class.

Girls’ Football – Eglinton Eagles Girls Football Club is currently recruiting new members for the upcoming season. They’re looking for girls in P4-P7 classes who have played football before or would like to give it a go. Training takes place every Tuesday evening @ Campsie Indoor Football from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. For further details please contact: Lesley on 07716968003 or Mary on 07514730457. Check out our Facebook page: Eglinton Eagles Girls Football Club We’d love to see you there!

School Photographer – The school photographer will be here on Monday 20th September for individual P1 pupils and P1 Class photographs only. All other year groups will be at a later date.


Planned Giving –  Thanks to the families that have signed up for planned giving this year and to those that continue to do so. The planned giving money is a great source of income to provide valuable resources and extra classroom assistants within our school to the benefit of all pupils. If you have not signed up, we would appreciate if you would do so. Thank you.


Primary 7 Testing – Primary 7 pupils have been given a separate note regarding registration for the Transfer tests and mock examination dates.


A message from Miss Doherty


I wish to convey my sincere thanks to all those who marked my retirement with good wishes via spoken words, written words, sent gifts and who gave monetary gifts to charities on my behalf.

In August I requested Father Patsy Mullan (who has since passed) to offer Masses for the following groups associated with Broadbridge Primary School since its inception.


  1. Present and past pupils.
  2. Present and past parents.
  3. Present and past staff.
  4. Present and past priests.
  5. Deceased pupils, staff, parents and priests.


Our late father Mullan duly carried out my request informing me in a phone call. I would also like to express thanks to Father Mc Dermott for celebrating a Thanksgiving Mass for my career in the Master’s Hall on Friday 27th August 2021.

It was a deep regret of mine that our pupils could not participate in this joyful occasion because of COVID. To mark my retirement a donation will be made by me for the education of children in Syria on behalf of our school.

Thank you all once again, God bless and please take care.


Miss D Doherty

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