This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School                                                               Thursday 20th April 2023                                           Note 31

School Diary:     Wednesday 26th April – School closed to pupils.

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

Mon 24th Apr. –

Fri 28th 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.




25th Apr.



3:00-4:15     At School Miss Maguire

(Assisted by coaches from

both parish Gaelic clubs)


27th Apr


P5, 6, 7

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

Mrs Mairead Hull


28th Apr


P4, 5, 6, 7

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

Miss Madden & Miss O’Neill

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.


Transfer Meeting –  Primary 6 Parents are invited to a meeting in the school on Thursday 27th April  at 8:00 p.m. to discuss the arrangements for the SEAG Transfer Test in November.


Full day strike action by teachers on Wednesday 26th April –You may have seen coverage of the forthcoming teachers’ strike action in the news, we want to inform you about the impact this is likely to have at our school.

When a strike takes place, those taking strike action stop work and withdraw their labour. Teachers involved in the action will, therefore, not teach their class(es) or undertake any other duties on the strike day. A risk assessment has been conducted which considers the impact that the action will have on the health and safety of pupils, staff and visitors, and whether the school can run a full or amended curriculum, to determine whether it is possible to operate the school safely during the strike. The school will be closed for pupils on Wednesday 26th April. Clearly this is a difficult situation, which will cause some disruption. I would ask you, however, to be understanding. A strike by teachers is very unusual. Taking strike action is not something that any teacher would undertake lightly. Those on strike will have thought long and hard about their decision and will also lose pay for the period that they are on strike.

The school will reopen on Thursday 27th April for all pupils.


Mr Logue’s Amazing Raffle – Mr Logue’s annual Easter draw in aid of Trócaire raised an amazing £1440. Thank you to all who contributed to the collection and congratulations to the hamper winners.


Primary 4 Holy Communion – The primary 4 pupils will receive the sacrament of Holy Communion on Saturday 29th April at 10:00 a.m. Children will have an opportunity for a family photograph outside the chapel from 9:10-9:40 a.m. Primary 4 pupils need to be seated no later than 9:45 a.m. Primary 4 pupils will receive a more detailed note next week.


Choir- Thank you to all children willing to sing at the Holy Communion on Saturday. A separate note will be issued to them.


Eco Committee – To celebrate Earth Day which takes place this Saturday 22nd April. We are holding a whole school competition. To get involved all you must do is create a poster, comic strip, short story or even a 3D art model using recycled materials. All admissions should be submitted with the child’s name and class clearly displayed. The closing date is next Thursday 27th April 2023. There are some great prizes to be won!


Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball Thursday 20th April 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.