This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School                                                               Thursday 13th October 2022                                    Note 7

School Diary:  Saturday 15th October 5:00 p.m. – Choir Singing at Star of The Sea Vigil Mass

School Provision Club Cost
Mon 17th Oct –

Friday 21st Oct

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

17th Oct


P5, 6, 7

3:00-4:15     At School Miss Simpson

Miss O’Neill

Miss Madden

Mr Colin Roberts


18th Oct


P4, 5, 6, 7

3:00-4:15     At School Miss Maguire

(Assisted by coaches from

both parish Gaelic clubs)


19th 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

20th Oct


P5, 6, 7

3:00-4:15     At School Mrs Gillespie

Mrs T Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull


21st Oct


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.


School Choir – The school choir will be signing at the 5:00 p.m. vigil mass on Saturday 15th October at Star of the Sea.  Choir children will be given a separate note about the mass.  It would be great to see as many families as possible attending to support the choir at this mass.


Maths Week – Maths Week is next week at school.  Please keep an eye on Google Classroom for the activity that your child is participating in.


Cross Country Team – Best of luck to all the teams participating in the first of the Flahavan Races at Thornhill College Derry on Friday 14th October.


WhatsApp Groups – The school would like to advise parents that it has never been involved in the setting up of WhatsApp Groups for parents in year groups nor in classes.  We use various means of communication with parents, this note for one, social media, Google Classroom, School Website and School Text, therefore we do not require any more.  We have no control whatsoever over the content of the ‘Chats’ and have found in the past that they may be used for the wrong purposes.  Please be mindful that you are putting your private number in the public domain when entering these groups.


Parents & Friends Association – A Parents & Friends Association meeting will take place in the school Thursday 20th October at 8:00 p.m. all new members are welcome to join.


Developmental Language Disorder – Friday 14th October 2022 is Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day.  DLD occurs when a child has a persistent difficulty with understanding and/or using language for no obvious reason.  Did you know that 1 in 14 people experience DLD – that’s 2 children in every class of 30 who experience DLD severe enough to hinder academic progress.  Mrs Sinead Marlow and the Western Trust are trying to raise as much awareness of DLD as possible, so people know what it stands for, and the impact it can have on children.  Teachers have been given further information on Developmental Language Disorder.  Parents please read the attached leaflet.


Walk, Cycle or Scoot to and from School – Congratulations to Mrs Gillespie’s class who had the highest percentage of walkers in the school.  Children should try to keep at this on a daily basis.


Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 13th October at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 8:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3.  This week they are joined by Strabane ladies.


Eglinton Medical Practice – Invite any of their patients aged 50+ or those aged 18-49yrs who have an underlying health condition, are a carer or health and social care worker, to the Covid and Flu Vaccination Clinic on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the Vale Centre, Greysteel.  If you have received your letter, please bring this with you on the day.  Patients cannot get their covid vaccination at this time if they have had covid within the last 28 days.


Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Monday 17th Oct Primary 1 Boys Broadbridge P.S 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Monday 17th Oct Primary 4-5 Girls Broadbridge P.S 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Monday 17th Oct Primary 6-7 Girls Broadbridge P.S 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Wednesday 19th Oct Nursery & Primary 1 Girls Broadbridge P.S 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Wednesday 19th Oct Primary 2-3 Girls Broadbridge P.S 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 19th Oct Primary 2-4 Boys Campsie Indoor 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 19th 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.


Vale OG’s Winter Programme

U-5.5 Nursery/Primary 1 (Aged 4 +) Friday 14th October at The Vale Centre 6:00-7:00 p.m.  For further information contact Karl 07515 060877.  Only £1 per session