This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School                        Thursday 10th March 2022                                                    Note 23

Diary:       Wednesday 16th – Broadbridge PS v Drumachose PS soccer match at school@ 3:15 p.m.

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 14th

Wed 16th 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

Please Note: There will be no Extra Curricular Activities on Monday & Tuesday of next week as they will clash with the school auditions for ‘The Wizard of Oz.

Day Activity Time & Venue Note
Wednesday 16th Mar Skill School P1 & P2 2:00-3:00        At School New 10-week block

started 2nd March for Skill School


Skill School P3 & P4 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.


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.


Auditions – The auditions for the school show ‘The Wizard of Oz’ will take place on Monday 14th March until 4:00 p.m. for Primary 7 pupils and Tuesday 15th March until 4:00 p.m. for Primary 6 pupils.


World Book Day – Thanks to all children and staff who participated in World Book Day making it such a successful day.  Once again a roaring success enjoyed by all.


ParentPay – Bills for outstanding activities, clubs and meals from September 2021 up to February 2022 were sent out last Thursday, please check school bags for these notes.  We would appreciate it if those who have received these bills could make any payments listed as soon as possible so that activities can be archived from the system.  The number of bills needing to be sent out is increasing month and month and at present there are a significant number of afterschool activities that can not be archived because of outstanding payments, making it very difficult for parents to navigate the system.  We would like to reiterate that payment for all school clubs/facilities/activities should be paid for in advance, with bills only needing to be sent out occasionally.  If you need any help using or paying for items on the ParentPay system, are having difficulty meeting any payment, or need any clarification about any bill item you have been notified of, please contact the school office and we will help you in any way we can.  If payments are not made by Friday 25th March, we will make direct contact with you to ensure you are in receipt of our letters.  We appreciate your understanding with this matter.

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.  Walkers may meet at the Play Park and Ashburn Image at 8:30 a.m.  The walking train will be leaving on time every day!


Confirmation Ceremony – Thanks to all who participated in the Confirmation Ceremony this year, Fr. Mc Dermott, Fr. Canny, Brian Mc Closkey, Gerry and Bernie Cunningham. Our thanks also to all the Teachers, Classroom assistants, choir children and pupils in the school who all played their part in making it a wonderful day.


Label Clothing – We have an ever increasing number of items of clothing gathering in the school lost property section as the clothing is not labelled.  Please label all clothing clearly so that we may return the items to the rightful owners!


Loughs Agency – Thanks to the Loughs Agency who visited this week making our Primary 6 pupils ‘Salmon Ambassadors’.  They spoke to the children about the important work they do to protect the salmon and trout in our rivers.  They have been left with the task of taking care of trout eggs for the next few weeks which they will then release into our rivers.


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.



Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls


Primary 2 & Primary 3 Boys Monday 14th Mar – Broadbridge P.S 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Primary 4 & Primary 5 Boys Monday 14th Mar – Broadbridge P.S 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Preschool & Primary 1 Boys & Girls Wednesday 16th Mar – Broadbridge P.S 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 2 & Primary 3 Girls Wednesday 16th Mar – Broadbridge P.S 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Primary 4-Primary 7 Girls Wednesday 16th Mar – Broadbridge P.S 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Primary 6 & Primary 7 (U11) Boys Wednesday 16th 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.


Faughanvale GAA Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls


Primary 2 & Primary 3 Boys & Girls Friday 11th Mar – Go Games Magherafelt 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Primary 4 & Primary 5 Girls Wednesday 16th Mar – Vale Centre 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Primary 6 & Primary 7 Girls Wednesday 16th Mar – Vale Centre 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Primary 4 & Primary 5 Boys Wednesday 16th Mar – Vale Centre 7:00-8:00 p.m.


                A Message from Eglinton Community Group regarding Eglinton’s New Play Park

Recently there have been a lot of reports of people in the new play park despite it not being open to the public as yet.  Some damage has been caused to the new equipment and surfaces etc., this is delaying the completion date and handover of the park for all to use.


While the work is still ongoing, please do not enter the park, it will be a great facility, which will be enjoyed by all once the work has been fully completed.  Thank you.