This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School                 Friday 10th March 2023    Note 26

School Diary:  Broadbridge Confirmation Star of the Sea 11th March at 10:00 a.m.

                           Friday 17th March St. Patrick’s Day – School Closed

Mon 13th Mar.-

Thursday 16th Mar.

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.



13th Mar


P4, 5, 6, 7

3:00-4:15    At School Miss Simpson &

Miss Madden, Miss O’Neill


14th Mar



3:00-4:15    At School Miss Maguire

(Assisted by coaches from

both parish Gaelic clubs)


15th Mar

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

16th Mar


P5, 6, 7

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

Mrs Mairead Hull


17th Mar

St. Patrick’s Day – School Closed.
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. (Boots are required if on the pitch)


School Photographer – The school photographer will be in on Monday 13th March to take photographs of years 2-7. Primary 7 will be photographed in Confirmation Clothes, in Uniform and in Class Groups. All other year groups will be individual photographs.


Netball Team – Congratulations to the netball team who were runners up at Netball Northern Ireland Good Relations Blitz on Wednesday at the Antrim Forum. Well done girls!


Confirmation –   The Confirmation Ceremony for Primary 7 pupils from Broadbridge Primary School will take place on Saturday 11th March at 10:00 a.m. in Star of the Sea. Children must be seated 20 minutes beforehand. Children may wear their Confirmation clothes into school for the photographer on Monday.


Choir– Choir have been given a reminder note regarding the Confirmation Ceremony on Saturday.


Collecting Pupils After School – Parents/Carers need to ensure that they exercise caution when collecting children after school. Please take great care and be aware of moving traffic. Drivers need to extra vigilant of pupils and parents at this busy time.



Updating SIMS – If your child has a recent medical diagnosis of a condition, please ensure that you share this information with the school to enable the school to update on SiMS.


First Confession – Primary 4 pupils will be making their First Confession on Tuesday 21st March immediately after 9:15 a.m. Mass in Star of the Sea. Parents are welcome to attend.


Grandparents’ Day –Grandparents’ Day on Thursday 16th March begins at 9:30 a.m. We are really looking forward to the event.


Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel 2023 –Get set… we’re taking part in Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel 2023 the UK’s largest inter-school cycling, walking, wheeling and scooting challenge. The challenge runs from 20-31st March. It’s free and we would love everyone to be involved. Children can walk, scoot or cycle to school on as many days as possible during the event.


Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel is a great way to build physical activity in children’s daily routine which is important for their physical health and mental wellbeing.


Active school runs also help to reduce congestion and air pollution outside the school gate. A 2021 YouGov study showed nearly half of UK children worry about air pollution near their school. And that children thought active travel was the best away to bring down these pollution levels. Let’s get fit and participate!



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.
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.

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


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.