This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School                                                               Thursday 17th November 2022                               Note 12

School Diary:  Friday 18th Nov.  Cross-Country race St. Patrick’s & St. Brigid’s Claudy.

Sunday 27th Nov. Choir singing at 10:00 a.m. Mass St. Mary’s, Tamnaherin.

Sunday 18th Dec. Primary 1 Nativity Mass at Star of The Sea 12:00 Noon.

Mon 21st Nov. –

Friday 25th 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)


If your child does not normally use the afterschool service, please contact the school office and we will inform the class teacher about the change in their daily routine.




21st Nov.


P4, 5, 6, 7

3:00-4:15     At School Miss Simpson &

Assisting Coaches


22nd Nov.


              P5, 6, 7

3:00-4:15     At School Miss Maguire

(Assisted by coaches from

both parish Gaelic clubs)


23rd 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

24th Nov.


P5, 6, 7

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

Mrs Mairead Hull


25th Nov.

‘The World Cup’

P4, P5

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.


Cross- Country Training – Cross Country training is now open to Primary 4 pupils as of Monday 21st November.


SVP – As in previous years the school is helping the parish to promote the St. Vincent de Paul Annual Christmas Draw with the other primary schools in the parish and the two Gaelic Clubs. We have sent home a book of tickets with every family to sell. (Please note you are under no obligation whatsoever to sell these. If you do not wish to sell these, please return in the envelope provided.) The book of tickets has been reduced in size, a book contains 12 tickets at £3 each or 4 tickets for £10. If more books are required, please contact the school office. Thank you.


Presents for staff at Christmas – The staff at Broadbridge Primary school are mindful of the financial pressures on everyone at Christmas this year. As a school we have always actively discouraged the buying of presents for staff, as it puts pressure on all families to do so. We must insist that no presents are to be bought for staff this Christmas. We will be asking the Parents and Friends’ Association to relay the same message through their various channels. We are very grateful of your continued support of the St. Vincent De Paul draw, the shoe box appeal and the various school functions.

Parents and Friends Association – Invite you to meet Santa Claus at our Winter Wonderland ‘Drive Thru’ event on Saturday 3rd December 2022 between 5:00-8:00 p.m. Santa and his Elves are very excited to meet all the boys & girls. Don’t forget to bring your letter for Santa, he might have a little treat for you! Ho Ho Ho!


Christmas Shoe Box Appeal – Thanks to those who have already contributed. We have now over 100 Boxes! The Christmas Shoe Box Appeal closes tomorrow Friday 18thNovember for collection.


School Choir – The choir will be attending 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday 27th November. All choir children have been given a separate note regarding attendance. Please complete and return to the school tomorrow. Thank you.


Anti -Bullying Week – Thanks to all pupils and staff for their participation in Anti-Bullying Week this year, continuing to spread the message of ‘reaching out’ when they need help.


KS2 Walk to School in November – The competition continues for KS2 pupils. The results of the walk so far will be announced at assembly on Friday. Keep at it children you are doing fantastic.

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


Primary 7 AQE Examination – Travelling to Foyle College on Saturday 3rd December for AQE examination. Advice on accessing the college on this date has been posted on your child’s Google Classroom.


Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball tonight Thursday 17th November at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 7:30 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3.


Faughanvale Credit Union LTD

The Annual General Meeting of Faughanvale Credit Union will take place on Wednesday 23rd November 2022 in St. Anne’s Hall at 8:00 p.m. Following the meeting, refreshments will be served and there will be a free draw for all adult members in attendance. Accounts are now available from the office.

Faughanvale GAA Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Friday 18th Nov. U-5.5’s (Nursery/p.1 Boys & Girls) Vale Centre 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Friday 18th Nov. U-7.5’s (P.2 & P.3 Boys & Girls) Campsie Indoor 7.00-8.00 p.m.
Friday 18th Nov. U-9.5’s (P.4 & P.5 Boys) Campsie Indoor 7.00-8.00 p.m.
Wednesday 23rd Nov. U-9.5’s (P.4 & P.5 Girls) Vale Centre 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 23rd Nov. U-11.5’s (P.6 & P.7 Girls) Vale Centre 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Thursday 24th 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.


Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Monday 21st Nov. Primary 1 Boys Broadbridge P.S 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Monday 21st Nov. Primary 4-5 Girls Broadbridge P.S 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Monday 21st Nov. Primary 6-7 Girls Broadbridge P.S 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Wednesday 23rd Nov. Nursery & Primary 1 Girls Broadbridge P.S 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Wednesday 23rd Nov. Primary 2-3 Girls Broadbridge P.S 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 23rd Nov. Primary 2-4 Boys Campsie Indoor 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 23rd 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.