This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School                 Thursday 26th January 2023     Note 21

School Diary:        27th January 2023 – Applications close tomorrow for Primary 1 New Entrants at Noon.

21st March 2023 – First Confession Primary 4 immediately after 9:15a.m.  Mass, Start of The Sea.

29th Jan- 4th February  – Catholic Schools Week ‘ Walking Together in Faith and Love.’


Mon 30th  Jan. –

Friday 3rd Feb.

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.




30th Jan


P4, 5, 6, 7

3:00-4:15    At School Miss Simpson &

Miss Madden


31st  Jan


              P4 & P5

3:00-4:15    At School Miss Maguire

(Assisted by coaches from

both parish Gaelic clubs)


1st Feb

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

2nd Feb


P5, 6, 7

3:00-4:15    At School Mrs Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull


3rd Feb

‘The Premiership’

P6, P7

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.


New Entrants – Primary 1 – September 2022 – The application process for those children due to start school in September 2023 closes tomorrow 27th January 2023 at noon. Children born between 2nd July 2018 and 1st July 2019 (inclusive) should commence primary education in September 2023. Any family who is new to our school and is considering sending their child to Broadbridge Primary School, please contact the school office and we will inform you of arrangements in place for viewing. If you know of any family that have a child due to start Primary 1 in September 2023, please pass on this information. If you are having trouble registering, please contact the school office.

Catholic Schools week – As part of Catholic Schools Week, the school will be celebrating Mass for the whole school on Wednesday 1st February. As this is Grandparents Day, all grandparents are invited to attend the mass and join us for refreshments immediately afterwards. (This will be the first of two invitations to Grandparents to come into the school. Therefore, please do not worry if you cannot attend.) An invitation and reply slip will be sent out tomorrow, please complete one form per family and return to school on Monday for seating and catering purposes.

Relationship and Sexuality Education – Pupils from all year groups P1-P7 will be taught 4 lessons in RSE following the written guidance from the Department of Education. All year groups will be following the RSE programme -Flourish. An introductory letter and the content of the four lessons will be posted in your child’s Google Classroom next week.

School Begins at 9:00 a.m. – Please ensure that your child is in school before the 9:00 a.m. start. Classes begin lessons and roll call promptly which is disrupted daily by latecomers to school. All pupils who arrive after the 9:00 a.m. bell MUST report to the school office. No adults are permitted on the school premises after the 9:00 a.m. bell. Thank you.

Tune In! – Miss Simpson’s Primary 5 class will be on the UTV news tonight at 6:00 p.m. accompanied by Eglinton Primary School and the fantastic leaders from Project Sparks. Tune in to find out all about their fantastic work to date.

Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball Thursday 26th January at Broadbridge Primary School in the Master’s Hall at 7:30- 9:00 p.m.  All ladies 18+ are welcome to join.  Cost £3.


Broadbridge Parents & Friends Association – The AGM of the Parents & Friends Association will take place tonight Thursday 26th January 2023 at 8:00 p.m. all welcome.


Faughanvale GAA Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Wednesday U-10 (P.4, P.5 & P6 Girls) Vale Centre 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Thursday U-12 (P.7 Girls) Campsie Indoor 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Thursday U-11 (P.6 & P.7 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Friday U-5 (Nursery/P.1 Boys & Girls) Vale Centre 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Friday U-7 (P.2 & P.3 Boys & Girls) Campsie Indoor 7.00-8.00 p.m.
Friday U-9 (P.4 & P.5 Boys) Campsie Indoor 7.00-8.00 p.m.

This will remain in place until the end of March. Please check online for daily updates.


Eglinton Eagles- Please see below the Training Schedule for Eglinton Eagles Football Club.


(Aligned by Year of Birth)
Day / Time Location
2015 Wednesday 18:00 to 19:00
Sunday 11:00 to 12:30
Vale Centre Outdoor 3G
Campsie Indoor 3G
2014 Monday 19:00 to 20:00
Thursday 18:00 to 19:00
Vale Centre Outdoor 3G
Campsie Indoor 3G
2013 Tuesday 19:00 to 20:00 Campsie Indoor 3G
2012 Tuesday 18:30 to 19:30
Friday 18:00 to 19:00
Mullabuoy Outdoor 3G
Campsie Indoor 3G
2011 Tuesday 18:00 to 19:00 Vale Centre Outdoor 3G