This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School                                                               Thursday 10th November 2022                               Note 11

School Diary: Monday 14th Nov. Primary 7 Vaccines.

Friday 18th Nov.  Cross-Country race hosted by St. Patrick’s & St. Brigid’s Claudy.

Mon 14th Nov. –

Friday 18th Nov.

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)





14th Nov.


P5, 6, 7

3:00-4:15     At School Miss Madden &

Assisting Coaches


15th Nov.


              P5, 6, 7

3:00-4:15     At School Miss Maguire

(Assisted by coaches from

both parish Gaelic clubs)


16th Nov.

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

17th Nov.


P5, 6, 7

3:00-4:15     At School Mrs Teresa Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull


18th Nov.

‘The World Cup’


3:00-4:15     At School Mr Mc Laughlin &

Assisting Coaches

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

If you have any concerns or your child has medical needs, please contact the school office and bring to the attention of one of the people in charge.


Arriving Late to school – All children who arrive after the bell has gone at 9:00 a.m. must access the school by the main office. Teachers and pupils are finding the late arrivals to school very disruptive as meal sheets, homework collection and teaching begins immediately. Please try and arrive in good time for the start of the school day.


Attendance at School – Letters were issued last week to children whose attendance has fallen below 85 % this year. Following on from this please see attached information from the Department of Education regarding school attendance, highlighting how important every school day is for your child.


Christmas Shoe Box Appeal -The Christmas Shoe Boxes will be collected on Friday 18thNovember.

Thanks to those who have already contributed.


School Library – The school library is fully operational with children having access to change their books throughout the school week. Books have AR codes attached. Parents can follow their child’s progress in Accelerated Reading and encourage them to attain the targets set by the class teachers. Please check at home for books that were borrowed last year but not returned. Thank you.


Anti -Bullying Week – Anti- Bullying Week 2022 begins Monday 14th November is ‘Reach Out’. This is  Odd Sock day. Children are invited to wear odd socks of a colour of their choosing on this day to celebrate their uniqueness and individuality!


KS2 Walk to School in November – The competition is close for the title of best class walking in November! There are some classes that have 15+ pupils walking to and from school each day. This is fantastic. Please think of all the benefits that comes with your child walking to school. Healthier lifestyle, more independence, cleaner environment, making new friends to name but a few. Keep up the great work children.

Please wear a high viz vest if walking. If you do not have one, please ask a member of staff.


Parents and Friends Association – The Parents and Friends’ Association have two events planned for this term. A ‘Winter Wonderland’ will take place on Saturday 3rd December. Children will be able to come and see Santa. Christmas Bingo Sunday 11th December, lots of prizes up for grabs. More details will follow on both events.


Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 10th November at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 7:30 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3.  Please note the earlier start!



Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Monday 14th Nov. Primary 1 Boys Broadbridge P.S 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Monday 14th Nov. Primary 4-5 Girls Broadbridge P.S 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Monday 14th Nov. Primary 6-7 Girls Broadbridge P.S 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Wednesday 16th Nov. Nursery & Primary 1 Girls Broadbridge P.S 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Wednesday 16th Nov. Primary 2-3 Girls Broadbridge P.S 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 16th Nov. Primary 2-4 Boys Campsie Indoor 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 16th Nov. 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.

Faughanvale GAA Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

After a well earned break for our coaches, players and parents. Vale Og’s Winter Programme is back. The schedule up to Xmas is as follows;


Friday 11th Nov. U-5.5’s (Nursery/p.1 Boys & Girls) Vale Centre 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Friday 11th Nov. U-7.5’s (P.2 & P.3 Boys & Girls) Campsie Indoor 7.00-8.00 p.m.
Friday 11th Nov. U-9.5’s (P.4 & P.5 Boys) Campsie Indoor 7.00-8.00 p.m.
Wednesday 16th Nov. U-9.5’s (P.4 & P.5 Girls) Vale Centre 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 16th Nov. U-11.5’s (P.6 & P.7 Girls) Vale Centre 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Thursday 17th Nov. U-11.5’s (P.6 & P.7 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Looking forward to seeing everyone. Only £1 per session. All welcome.