Welcome to the website of Bridge Integrated Primary School. We hope you enjoy this visit and that it will give you a brief insight of our busy and vibrant school.
Bridge Integrated Primary School opened its doors in September 1987 with only 75 pupils. Today the school has over 400 pupils who come from a wide range of backgrounds, creeds and abilities. Bridge IPS is a child-centred school, where the individual needs of pupils are met in an environment that is caring, positive and motivating. We promote an ethos of respect and positive behaviour in order to allow everyone to achieve their fullest potential. At Bridge IPS we value the support and co-operation of our parents. I hope that you enjoy browsing our website – we have certainly enjoyed creating it!
We would like to thank everyone who helped out during the Big Clean Up. Fantastic work was done and we are so grateful for all of the support. Team Bridge: hard work, lots of laughs, plenty of chat and amazing spport!
An amazing start to this, our 30th anniversary year!
Don't worry if you missed out we hope to hold a follow up session in the next couple of weeks to finish.
Click the link below to see some if the hard worker work in action.
Click on the links below to find out what has been happening recently or go directly to the News page.
The school has a Twitter account - if any parent is interested in following please do so: @ BRIDGEIPS
Bridge IPS is a Nut Free School.
We have a number of children who have a life threatening allergy to nuts. We would ask parents to refrain from giving any product or by-product of nuts to their child to bring to school in their lunch boxes. Your appreciation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
P.1 Phased in Entry 2017
Dates for phased in beginning for our new P.1 pupils
From Friday 8th September until Friday 29th September all P. 1 children attend from 9am - 12 noon
From Monday 2nd October until Friday 20th October all children will attend from 9am- 1pm and will have their dinner or packed lunch in school
From Monday 23rd October all P.1 children start at 9.00am and will stay in school for the full day i.e. until 2.00pm
Please refer to your P.1 booklet to find out which group your child is in and when your child is starting school.
Click here to see our most recent Excellence Award winners.
Healthy Breaks on Offer at Break - restarting on Wed 6th Sept.
As part of the school's healthy eating policy, healthy choices for break are encouraged and promoted throughout the school. In an effort to promote this further and to help parents, the school canteen is now offering pupils the opportunity to buy a healthy break on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Each item costs 30p and money should be sent into school in labelled envelopes with the correct change and the pupils' choices clearly labelled.
Pupil Equipment P4 - P7 2017
Please ensure that you have the correct equipment for for school
Get organised for the new term ahead with the necessary equipment below:
- 2 pencils
- 2 red pens
- 2 blue Pilot Frixion handwriting pens (not P3)
- 1 small ruler
- A rubber and sharpener
- Colouring pencils
- 2 glue sticks
Please label your pencil case and equipment.
P1 - P3 PUPILS SHOULD BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN SEPTEMBER 2016 FOR USE BY THE CLASS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR THANK YOU.
These classes do not need a pencil case
- A GLUE STICK
- A PACKET OF CHUNKY CRAYONS
- A PACKET OF CHUNKY COLOURING PENCILS
- A BOX OF TISSUES
- A LIQUID HAND SOAP
The Week Ahead
Monday 25th September 2017
Guitar P6 1.30pm
Gaelic Football Wk 3
P2 - P3 2pm - 3pm
P4 -P7 3pm - 4pm
Speech and Drama Wk 3
Tuesday 26th September 2017
P6 Healthy Me Programme
Parents Group A.G.M
Tennis Wk 3 P2-P3 2pm-2.45pm
Choir 2.15pm - 3.00pm
Wednesday 27th September 2017
Swimming P4's Wk3
(please bring coat)
P7 Healthy Me Programme
Girls Football Wk 2 3.00pm-4.00pm
FILM CLUB WEEK 3 - 3.00pm-4.05pm
Thursday 28th September 2017
Evo Soccer League 9.00am-12.30pm
Swimming P7's Wk3
(please bring coat)
P5 Guitar 1.30pm
After school Clubs:
Irish Dancing P2-P3 2.00pm-3.00pm
Friday 29th September 2017
Performance of Roald Dahl
Both P.6 classes will visit Banbridge Library. Please rememer library cards and coats.
P7 Guitar 1.30pm
After school Clubs:
Evo Football P2-P3 2.00pm-3.00pm
WK3 P4-P7 3.00pm-4.00pm
Bridge has now received the Sustrans Bronze Award for Active Travel - Well Done everyone! (November 2015)
Bridge Film Club has won Film Buff Platinum Award for the second year in a row.
Click here to view and read the Board of Governors' Annual Report November 2016
We are encouraging pupils to go on the C2K NewsDesk both in school and at home to read a wide variety of interesting up-to-date news articles and reports written by pupils in School reporter. All of the reports are written for children and podcasts read the reports to them enabling children of all reading abilities to access them.
Children can add comments of their own and even submit their own reports for a wider audience to read! Remember to stay safe online and act responsibly by only posting suitable comments. Get an adult to help by checking your comment before you post it!
Give it a try! Pupils can access this at home as well and simply have to use their C2k user name and password. https://www.c2kschools.net/