This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School                                                                  Thursday 29th   September 2022                                  Note 5

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

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 3rd Oct –

Thurs 7th Oct

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 3rd Oct Cross-Country P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School Miss Simpson

Miss O’Neill

Miss Madden

Mr Colin Roberts

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

(Assisted by coaches from

both parish Gaelic clubs)

Wednesday 5th Oct Skill School P1 & P2 2:00-3:00        At School Mr Ricky Fernandez &

Assisting Coaches

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

Mrs Teresa Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull

Friday 7th Oct Soccer P5, 6, 7 3:00-4:15        At School Mr Logue

Mr Mc Laughlin

Mr Colin Logue

Be prepared for wet weather.  Cross-Country, Gaelic & Soccer players bring boots and trainers.

Soccer Players need shin pads!

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.


Primary 3 Children – Children attending Skill School may wear navy tracksuit bottoms to school rather than change in school.


Primary 1 Literacy – There will be a Literacy Evening – “Helping you to teach your child to read and write with a brief guide to Linguistic Phonics” for P1 parents on Thursday 6th October at 8:00 p.m. in the Small Hall.  We invite all parents of Primary 1 children to attend as well as any grandparents or carers who are involved in helping the children with their homework.  This is a very worthwhile evening and we would appreciate as many parents as possible to make the effort to come.


Children Going Home Early – The school discourages children being taken out of school early.  If it is an absolute necessity, please fill out the form at the school office for attendance purposes before collecting your child.


Inhalers in School – If your child requires an inhaler, please ensure that there is always one available for use in school.


Primary 1 Class Photographs – P1 class photographs will be published in the Derry Journal either the 14th or 21st October.


P7 Parent/Teacher Meetings – Primary 7 parent/teacher meetings will conclude today, thanks to all who attended.  If you were unable to make your meeting this week a follow up phone call will place next week.  The class teacher will send out a date and time for the call.


Choir – The school choir is now up and running.  Our first outing will be at Star of the Sea, Faughanvale, Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday 15th October.  Choir children will get a separate note closer to the time.


Walk, Cycle or Scoot to and from School – All pupils are invited to Walk, Cycle or Scoot to and from school next week 3rd-7th October.  All journeys will be recorded by the class teachers; the winning class will receive a prize.  A journey must be at least from the ‘Orange Hall’ coming from Eglinton or from the ‘Station Road’ coming from the Blue Bridge direction to be recorded as a journey.  See attached leaflet.


Google Classroom – All Google Classrooms will be set up by teachers this Friday.  You will be sent an invitation to join using your child’s C2K logon details.  It is important that all children join, teachers use it for various purposes i.e. to keep parents informed of teaching and learning, information on school trips, accessing spelling lists etc.  Last year’s classroom will be archived and no longer in use.


Shared Education – Primary 2 pupils enjoyed their shared lessons at Eglinton Primary School yesterday.  Well done to Primary 5 pupils, Miss Simpson’s Class who began their 10-week Education Project ‘Sparks’ at the Play Trail.  Keep an eye on our social media and Google Classroom for updates.


Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 29th September at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3.


Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Monday 3rd Oct Primary 1 BOYS Broadbridge P.S 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Monday 3rd Oct Primary 4-5 Girls Broadbridge P.S 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Monday 3rd Oct Primary 6-7 Girls Broadbridge P.S 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Wednesday 5th Oct Nursery & Primary 1 GIRLS Broadbridge P.S 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Wednesday 5th Oct Primary 2-3 Girls Broadbridge P.S 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 5th Oct Primary 2-4 BOYS Campsie Indoor 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 5th Oct Primary 5-7 BOYS 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.  These sessions will continue every week until Wednesday 7th December.

NSPCC’s Campaign


Dear Parent/Carer


This term our whole school will be discussing the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule in our PDMU lessons as part of our Safeguarding work.


During these discussions we will aim to teach our pupils the following important safety skills without giving explicit information or telling scary stories.


We will be teaching our pupils the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule, using the ‘PANTS’ acrostic, which is like a green cross code for staying safe from sexual abuse.


PANTS stands for:               ·  Privates are private

  • Always remember your body belongs to you
  • No means no
  • Talk about secrets that upset you
  • Speak up, someone can help


The lessons will introduce a range of ideas, all delivered in a way that’s fully age appropriate.

These include:

  •  “appropriate” and “inappropriate” touching.
  • your child’s right to say no to things that make them feel upset or worried.
  • naming parts of the body.
  • who your child can turn to if they ever feel upset or worried.


If you would like to know more about the NSPCC’s campaign and see how you can help keep your children safe in partnership with your child’s school, more information can be found at rule.  If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to get in touch.