This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School                                                                  Thursday 22nd   September 2022                                  Note 4

School Diary:           Friday 30th September – School closed to pupils

                                Saturday 11th March – Confirmation – time to follow.

                                Saturday 29th April – First Communion Star of the Sea at 10:00 a.m.

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 26th Sept –

Thurs 29th Sept

Morning Club – 8:00-8:45 (£1 PER CHILD)
2-3PM Club – 2:00-3:00 (£2 PER CHILD)
Afterschool Club – 3:00-4:15 (£3 PER CHILD)



Extra-Curricular Activities


Day Activity Time & Venue Activity Supervisors
Monday 26th Cross-Country P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15     At School Miss Simpson

Miss O’Neill

Miss Madden

Tuesday 27th Gaelic P4, P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15     At School Miss Maguire

(Assisted by coaches from

both parish Gaelic clubs)

Wednesday 28th Skill School P1 & P2 2:00-3:00     At School Mr Joe Gray &

Assisting Coaches

Skill School P3 & P4 3:00-4:15     At School
Thursday 29th Netball P5,6, 7 3:00-4:15     At School Mrs Teresa Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 30th Staff Development Day
Be prepared for wet weather.  Cross-Country, Gaelic & Soccer players bring boots and trainers. If you have any concerns or your child has particular medical needs, please contact the school office and bring to the attention of one of the people in charge.

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


Football on Friday – Players must have shin pads and appropriate footwear for indoor and outdoor use.


Opening Mass – Thanks to Fr Mc Dermott for celebrating the opening of the new school year at mass in school on Friday past.


School Closure – The school will be closed Friday 30th September to all pupils for a Staff Development Day.


ParentPay – Notes will be issued in the coming day for outstanding payment items on the ParentPay system for the previous school year September 2021-June 2022.  If you receive a note, please make the payment immediately so that items can be archived from the system as the volume of items listed is making ParentPay very difficult to navigate.


Primary 1 Phonics – Primary 1 Parents Phonics evening will be in the school on Thursday 5th October at 8:00 p.m.  Primary 1 parents will be given a note closer to the time.  Please make a special effort to attend as it is of great benefit to both parent and child.


Please Label Clothing! – We have 3 rails of unclaimed clothes (Many of which are top brands or club gear) and a basket of shoes and trainers with no child’s names on them.  Pupils will be invited to have a look to see if they own them this week.  If your child is missing any gear, please call to the school office and have a look before we send to the charity shop.  Once again can parents please ensure all clothing is labelled before sending to school.


Accelerated Reading – All Primary 3 pupils have been issued with their Accelerated Reading letters and Login details.  Teachers will now be setting individual targets for each child.  Please encourage your child to read as much as possible.  Reading should be part of their nightly routine at home.  Follow their progress in the Accelerated Reading Programme.


Footwear for PE – All primary year groups are required to have a change of footwear for Physical Education in school.  Unfortunately, school shoes are not permitted as they are not flexible enough and they mark the floor.


Primary 7 Transfer – The closing date for registration for both GL and AQE entrance tests is tomorrow Friday 23rd September.  Please check their websites for further details in relation to applications and familiarisation days.


P7 Parent/Teacher Meetings –  Will take place from Monday 26th – Thursday 29th September. Further information will be posted on Google Classroom and Class Dojo.


Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 22nd September at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3.


Please see note below from the Department of Education



Have you got a few minutes to help improve childcare services in Northern Ireland?


A review of childcare services in Northern Ireland, commissioned by the Department of Education, wants to hear from parents, carers and others in the sector.

The review wants to understand the current state of the childcare sector in Northern Ireland, including the supply and demand of childcare services, their accessibility and affordability.


The review will involve surveys and focus groups or interviews with parents, carers, childcare providers and other people within the childcare sector.

Parents and carers of children aged between 0 and 14 years of age in Northern Ireland can have their say in this survey (your answers are anonymous):

The survey will close on 30th September 2022.


The independent review is being carried out by RSM, with support from: National Children’s Bureau; Dr Glenda Walsh of Stranmillis University College; and LucidTalk.

The final report is expected in December 2022