This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School                 Thursday 30th  March 2023 Note 29

School Diary:     Easter Break Friday 7th April – Friday 14th April (Both Days Inclusive)

                             Saturday 1st April Easter Disco 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Master’s Hall.

                             Saturday 29th April First Communion Star of the Sea @ 10:00 a.m.

Mon 3rd Apr. –

Thur 6th Apr.

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.




4th Apr.



3:00-4:15    At School Miss Maguire

(Assisted by coaches from

both parish Gaelic clubs)


5th Apr.

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

5th Apr.

Derry City Football Club – After school program P5,6,7 3:00-4:15    At School Derry City FC Players

& 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. (Boots are required if on the pitch)

Gaelic /Soccer – Boots are required for playing on the pitch during Gaelic and Soccer sessions. Trainers are not suitable at present.


School Choir – Thanks to the school choir who sang on Saturday 25th March at the Vigil Mass in Star of the Sea. Our thanks to all the parents for your continued support.


Easter Holidays – The school will close on Thursday 6th April for the Easter Holidays. Classes will be dismissed at 12:00 noon. Children walking home and those crossing the ‘Blue Bridge’ will leave school at 11:45 minimise congestion outside the school. Please be careful where you park, do not block access to nearby houses. School will reopen on Monday 17th April for all pupils. 


Tempest Photography.- Have you ordered your school photos yet? A polite reminder that the closing date for free delivery back to school is Tuesday 4th April. Order through the Tempest website using your unique link or visit  If you need any assistance in ordering your photos, feel free to contact Tempest on 01736 751555 (option 3). Primary 7 Vista (group) Photograph needs returned to the school ASAP.


Gift Aid  Forms – Please return the signed Gift Aid forms to the school as soon as possible. The school can reclaim 25p in every pound that you have contributed over the years and in the future to school funds. This amounts to quite a considerable sum of money providing all are returned.


Latecomers to school – All children who arrive late to school must go to their class, stopping at the front office to sign in. Teachers are continuing to find it very disruptive with children being brought into school after the roll has been taken, dinner register called and pupils midway through their daily spelling tests. Please make an extra effort to have your child/ren in school at the proper time. Please note Primary 2 latecomers must also enter through the Main Office after 9:00 a.m.


Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel 2023 – Thank you and well done to all the children walking, cycling and scooting to school. The Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel 2023 will finish this Friday 31st March. Keep up the good work everyone to help make our planet a healthier and happier place.

We would encourage parents to talk to their children about continuing this healthy practice daily.  It is the correct start to any day, to get some fresh air and exercise on the way to school.  Children particularly in Key Stage 2 should be encouraged to walk regardless of the weather, the walk from Eglinton Play Park to the school has been timed as a maximum 10-minute walk! Please ensure your child wears a high vis vest when walking to school.


School Disco – The Parents & Friends’ Association will be hosting an ‘Easter Disco’ on Saturday 1st April from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Parents can stop and drop children off after the doors open.  Children will be supervised; therefore, parents do not have to stay unless they so wish. However, we would recommend that parents of P1/P2 pupils stay on the premises.  All children will receive drinks and treats during the disco.  This event is ticket only; tickets are on sale at the office at a cost of £3.


Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball Thursday 30th March 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.


Easter Chicks – Thanks to Mrs Adair for once again making the Easter Chicks for the school. All 500 chicks have now been sold raising money for school funds. She has already started the batch for next year. If you have any off cuts of wool that you are willing to donate, please leave at the school office.


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.

Slaughtmanus training remains the same next week. There will be no training the week beginning

Monday 10th April. A new training schedule will be published after the Easter break.


Faughanvale GAA Gaelic Football for Boys & Girls

Monday U-11’s (P.6 & P.7 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday U-10’s (P.4, P.5 & P6 Girls) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday U-12’s (P.7 Girls) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Friday U-5’s (Nursery/P.1 Boys & Girls) Vale Centre 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Friday U-7’s (P.2 & P.3 Boys & Girls) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Friday U-9’s (P.4 & P.5 Boys) John McLaughlin Park 6:00-7:00 p.m.