This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School                        Thursday 3rd March 2022                                                    Note 22

Diary:      Saturday 5th March – P7 Confirmation, 11.00 am, Star of the Sea.

Thursday 17th and Friday 18th March – St. Patrick’s Day Holiday – School closed.

Monday 21st March-Friday 1st April – Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel.

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 7th

Fri 11th Mar

Morning Club – 8:00-8:45 a.m. (£1 PER CHILD)
2-3 PM Club – 2:00-3:00 p.m. (£2 PER CHILD)




Extra-Curricular Activities

Day Activity Time & Venue Note
Monday 7th Mar Cross-Country P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School New 10-week block

started 2nd March for Skill School

Tuesday 8th Mar Gaelic P4, 5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School
Wednesday 9th Mar Skill School P1 & P2 2:00-3:00        At School
Skill School P3 & P4 3:00-4:15        At School
Thursday 10th Mar Netball P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School
Friday 11th Mar Premier League! P4, 5 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.  It is really important that children are dressed appropriately.  Cross-Country pupils should bring a waterproof coat.

All activities MUST be pre-booked on the ParentPay App with the exception of

Skill School.


COVID in School – If your child displays symptoms of COVID, keep them at home and do a Lateral Flow test.  If your child is tested for COVID, please forward a copy of the result of the PCR/Lateral Flow test to the school office.  If a positive result is returned, please contact the school office for further guidance.  If a child tests positive in any class, an email will be sent out to the parents/guardians of pupils in that class.

The guidance has changed; you DO NOT keep your child off school (Unless your child has tested positive!), an updated information email will be sent out if there is a positive case in your child’s class.


Choir – The choir will be singing at the Confirmation ceremony on Saturday 5th March.  The ceremony is due to start at 11:00 am, choir members are asked to arrive by 10.45 am and to enter and exit by the ramp entrance.  It is expected that choir pupils will be ready to be picked up between 11.45 am and 12 noon.



School Grounds – Parking on school grounds is strictly for staff only, the only exception to this is for parents with infants/small children, all other parents must park outside the school gates.  We would ask that parents park sensibly during busy times and ensure that school access routes are not blocked, particularly in light of the current ongoing works.  Perhaps as the weather improves you could consider having your child walk/cycle/scoot to school to help alleviate congestion.

Across the Blue Bridge – We continue to advise parents and guardians to please be mindful of residents and business owners when parking across the Blue Bridge for pick up and drop off.  There are some parents parking on the main road, we would strongly advise against this.  We have contacted road service in relation to the ongoing parking problems at the school.


School Photographer – The school photographer will be in school on Monday 7th March to take photographs of pupils in Year 2-Year 7.  Photographs of P7 children in their Confirmation photographs will be taken, children must bring in their uniform to change into afterwards.


Party Invitations to School – Please do not send party invitations into school to be given out to pupils.  The staff have decided as a whole that this practice will no longer be facilitated in school as the exclusion of children is causing upset to those not being invited.  We would appreciate your support with this matter.


Returning to School After Sickness – If your child goes home with a vomiting and diarrhoea bug please make sure that they are fully recovered before they return to school.


Spare Change of Clothing – Primary 1 and Primary 2 pupils all require a change of clothing (trousers,          t-shirt, underwear and socks) to be kept in school at all times.  Please place these items in a plastic bag with your child’s name to be left on their coat hook if you have not already done so.  If your child has needed to use this change, please make sure that a new set is sent in as accidents happen, particularly with our younger pupils.  If your child has needed to borrow items from school to facilitate a change, please return these to school as soon as possible.


Big Walk and Wheel!!! – Get ready for the Big Walk and Wheel which will run from Monday 21st March to Friday 1st April.  Plenty of notice to get the flat tyres fixed, chains oiled and ready to pedal!!!!  We would encourage as many families as possible to walk or wheel to school during this period.  This is a great opportunity to get fit and healthy whilst having a positive impact on the children’s health and well-being as well as the environment.  Prizes will be awarded, within each Key Stage, for the pupil with the most journeys.


Ladies Netball – Ladies Netball tonight Thursday in Broadbridge Primary School from 8.00-9.00 pm in the Master’s Hall.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3.00.



Faughanvale GAA Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls


Primary 2 & Primary 3 Boys & Girls Friday 4th Mar – Broadbridge P.S 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Primary 4 & Primary 5 Girls Wednesday 9th Mar – Vale Centre 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Primary 6 & Primary 7 Girls Wednesday 9th Mar – Vale Centre 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Primary 4 & Primary 5 Boys Wednesday 9th Mar – Vale Centre 7:00-8:00 p.m.


Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls


Primary 2 & Primary 3 Boys Monday 7th Mar – Broadbridge P.S 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Primary 4 & Primary 5 Boys Monday 7th Mar – Broadbridge P.S 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Preschool & Primary 1 Boys & Girls Wednesday 9th Mar – Broadbridge P.S 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 2 & Primary 3 Girls Wednesday 9th Mar – Broadbridge P.S 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Primary 4-Primary 7 Girls Wednesday 9th Mar – Broadbridge P.S 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Primary 6 & Primary 7 (U11) Boys Wednesday 9th Mar – Campsie Indoor 7:00-8:00 p.m.

A great way for the kids to make friends, learn new skills, self-discipline and confidence

£1 per session.