This Week’s Newsletter

Broadbridge Primary School                                                               Thursday 18th May 2023                                           Note 35

School Diary:     Friday 9th June – School Sports Day

                             Holidays: Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June (Both dates inclusive)

Mon 22nd May –

Fri 26th May.

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.




23rd May.



3:00-4:15     At School Miss Maguire

(Assisted by coaches from

both parish Gaelic clubs)


24th May.

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

24th May.

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

& Coaches


25th May.


P5, 6, 7

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

Mrs Mairead Hull


26th May.


P4, 5, 6, 7

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

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.


School Holidays – The school will be closed for midterm break from Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June. School reopens for all pupil on Monday 5th June.


Primary 1 Admissions –New admissions Primary 1 induction days resumes on Tuesday 23rd May 2:15-3:00 p.m.  All new admission pupils are encouraged to attend. Please return all completed forms from induction pack.


Guess the Score – Thanks to all who participated in the ‘Guess the score’ competition in the Derry V Armagh match on Sunday 14th May. Unfortunately, no-one matched the correct score after full-time. However, all sponsor sheets went into a draw and the lucky £100 winner was Rua Lynch. The total collected for the draw was a fantastic total of £1648. This will all go towards acquiring new kits for the football, netball and cross-country teams. Thanks once again.


School Netball Team – Congratulations to the Netball team who have won the Nort-West League. The girls now progress to the Northern Ireland Netball Finals in Lisburn on 3rd June. Many thanks to all the netball coaches Mrs K Gillespie, Mrs T Gillespie and Mrs M Hull for all the coaching throughout the year. Go Broadbridge!!!

Choir Trip – Choir children will be notified of upcoming trips next week. Thank you to all members for their dedication to choir events during the year. Well done everyone.

Reminder School Council Survey- Our school council have been working hard this year to come up with a vision for our school.  All children and staff in the school have been involved and now the council would like to ask parents for ideas for the vision statement. Please take 5 minutes of your time to fill in the survey on your child’s google classroom to help the council with their task. Thank you.

Lost Property –All items will be available for children to take home Friday 19th May before it is given to the local charity shop. Please continue to label all items of clothing that your child wears into school.


Outdoor Play Development – The school is in the process of planning for the development of the outdoor play areas for pupils. Parents are invited to come along and see a short presentation tonight Thursday 18th May at 8:00 p.m. in the Minor Hall and view the work planned for the coming months.


Rescheduled Internet Safety Talk – The Parents’ Information Evening will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Master’s Hall on Wednesday 24th May . This is open to all parents at the school. It has always been an informative talk, highlighting many unknown online dangers. Please make an effort to attend.


Ladies Netball – Broadbridge Ladies Netball Thursday 18th May 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.


Slaughtmanus GAC summer Camp – This year we are running our own summer camp at Slaughtmanus GAC between 10th -14th July. Club coaches and volunteers will be giving up their time to give the kids a week of fun and games.

The camp is open to current P1-7 children and will run daily from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. with a break at noon for lunch. We welcome all children both beginning and club regulars. All children registered will receive a free Slaughtmanus Kit (Jersey, Shorts & Socks!) Closing date for registration is the 31st May. The total cost is £30, this is payable on registration on the link on our Facebook Page. Any questions contact Gavin mc Shane: 07738471615


Vale Og’s Summer Camp 2023 – Takes place Monday 7th– Friday 11th August 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. daily.  This includes: GAA Skills Competitions, Multi-sports, Irish Cultural Activities, Team Building, Special Guest Coaches, All Ireland Series, Friday Funday and much more! Plus, ALL CHILDREN will receive a Vale Og’s Summer Camp Training Top and Faughanvale Water Bottle! Only £25 per child and 10% discount applied for each additional sibling. Everyone welcome. Links for signing up on Social Media Pages.