This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School                                       Thursday 2nd February 2023                         Note 22

School Diary:  Tuesday 7th February Safer Internet Day

                          Friday 10th February 3rd Round Flahavan’s cross-country.

                          Mid Term Break Monday 13th – Friday 17th February (Both Dates Inclusive)


Mon 6th Feb. –

Friday 10th 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.




6th Feb


P4, 5, 6, 7

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

Miss Madden


7th Feb


              P4 & P5

3:00-4:15     At School Miss Maguire

(Assisted by coaches from

both parish Gaelic clubs)


8th 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

9th Feb


P5, 6, 7

3:00-4:15     At School Mrs Gillespie

Mrs Mairead Hull


10th 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.


Grandparents’ Day – Thanks to all the Grandparents who attended the Mass yesterday as part of Catholic Schools Week, it was great to see so many grandparents who support our families so well and play such an important role in the lives of our pupils. Our thanks to Monsignor Dolan and Fr N. Mc Dermott for celebrating the mass, to all the children and staff who made the day possible. A special word of thanks to our caterers for providing an excellent spread for the tea and of course to all the volunteers in the Parents & Friends Association for hosting the event. It really was a marvellous day which undoubtedly will become an annual event in our school. Thank you.

Relationship and Sexuality Education –All year groups primary 1-7 have agreed on the 4 lessons to be taught as part of the programme -Flourish. The introductory letter and the content of the four lessons will be posted in your child’s Google Classroom.

Primary 7 – The application process for Primary 7 Post Primary Transfer is now open. Guidance is available on the Google Classroom platform for all applicants.

Cross- country Team – The best of luck to the Cross-country team who are completing in the 3rd round of the Flahavan’s League next Friday 10th February at Templemore Sports Complex.

Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball Thursday 2nd February 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 – Thanks to all who attended the  AGM of the Parents & Friends Association  on Thursday 26th January 2023 at 8:00 p.m. The elected representatives are


Chairperson Danielle McLaughlin
Vice Chairperson Shauna McKeegan
Co-Secretary Charlene Woods
Co-Secretary Emma Mulgrew
Co-Treasurer Suzanne Bruce-Brand
Co-Treasurer Sinead Marlow

Any new members looking to join. Please contact the school office.


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.



Slaughtmanus GAC Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Monday Primary 1 Boys Broadbridge P.S 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 4-6 Girls Broadbridge P.S 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Primary 7-Year 8 Girls Broadbridge P.S 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday Nursery & Primary 1 Girls Broadbridge P.S 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Primary 2-3 Girls Broadbridge P.S 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Primary 2-3Boys Campsie Indoor 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Primary 4-7 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. All newcomers are welcome.


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
Girls – (P3 to P7) Tuesday 18:00 to 19:00 Campsie Indoor 3G

Eglinton Eagles Swap Shop

Eglinton Eagles are starting a Swap Shop initiative within the village – local Primary Schools, Sports Clubs, and Eagles Football Club itself.

Whilst the cost-of-living crisis continues to stretch budgets, the increased cost of sports gear along with peer pressure to wear big brands is constant. This leads to surplus kit that children outgrow quickly (with the kit barely marked); as well as making it more challenging to equip / clothe kids, potentially stopping them from playing sports.

The idea is really simple – remove potential barriers to kids not engaging in sport by providing access to sports gear.

We invite you to donate sports gear (jerseys; shorts; half-zips; coats; trainers; boots) by bringing it into school in plastic bags; the gear will be collected and triaged by Eagles volunteers; and will then be made available to pick up at our Pop-Up shop(s). The plastic bags will be recycled by being used by shoppers to take home the gear from the Pop-Up shop(s). Please only donate good quality gear that you would be happy for your own child to wear.

Everything will be free, and the shop(s) will not be manned so as to create a completely anonymous shopping experience. We will aim to have the shops open at various times to generate as many shopping opportunities as possible. Anything not taken from the shop(s) will be donated to local charities.

Drop-in centres will be available in schools (a box will be left in beside the office and gear collected regularly), via an Eagles’ training session (please see the school bulletin for training session times) and in the Pop-Up shop(s).

Pop-up shop(s) locations and Opening Dates / Times will be confirmed in the next few weeks, however the first stage is the collection process. This will run for the next two / three weeks.

Thank you for your support and if you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help with the initiative please reach out to Paul O’Reilly (”.