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!

                    Primary 1 Phased Entry 2016

Stage 2
From Thursday 8th September until Friday 23rd September all P.1 children attend from 9am - 12pm
Stage 3
From Monday 26th September until Friday 7th October all P.1 children will attend from 9am - 1pm and will have their dinner or packed lunch in school.
Stage 4
From Monday 10th October onwards all P.1 pupils start at 9am and will stay in school until 2pm finish

(Please refer to the beginning of the year booklet to ensure you are clear about when your child is starting school.)

 

Latest News: 

Click on the links below to find out what has been happening recently or go  directly to the News page.

 

Click here to see our most recent Excellence Award winners.

Excellence Awards - 2015/16

Healthy Breaks on Offer at Break

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.

 

REMINDER

P3 - P7 Pupils FROM SEPT 2016

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 & P2 PUPILS SHOULD BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN SEPTEMBER 2016 FOR USE BY THE CLASS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR THANK YOU.

  • A GLUE STICK
  • A PACKET OF CHUNKY CRAYONS
  • A PACKET OF CHUNKY COLOURING PENCILS
  • A BOX OF TISSUES
  • A LIQUID HAND SOAP 

IMPORTANT REMINDER
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.

The Week Ahead

BOOK FAIR in school all week

Mon 26th Sept

P1 will stay 9.00am - 1.00pm

Children can bring food items in for the Harvest Food Drive (non perishable items) 

P7 Guitar lessions 1.30pm

P6 Guitar lessons 2.15pm 

After School Clubs 

Karate Wk2

Tues 27th Sept

After School Clubs

Singing Group 2.15pm - 2.45pm

Tennis WK 3    P2 & P3 2PM - 3PM

                     P4 - P7 3PM - 4PM

Wed 28th Sept

HEATLHY BREAK SALES - 30p PER ITEM (See below for details)

P5 SWIMMING

After School Clubs

Badminton WK 3 P5 - P7 3PM - 4PM

Thurs 29th Sept

Boys Football Tournament

9.15am - 12.00 noon

P7 SWIMMING

After School Clubs

Irish Dancing    P2 & P3 2PM - 3PM

                      P4 - P7 3PM - 4PM

Film Club 3.00pm-4.05pm

Squash Wk3 P5 - P7  3.00pm - 4.00pm

 

Fri 30th Sept

Macmillan Coffee Morning All Parents very welcome 8.45am - 10.00am in the assembly hall.

P.6 trip to Banbridge Library - please bring your Library Card

P.6T: 9.45am - 10.45 am

P.6S: 11.15am - 12.15pm

After School Clubs

EVO Soccer P2 & P3: 2PM - 3PM

                 P4 - P7 3PM - 4PM

 *PLEASE NOTE THAT CHILDREN ONLY ATTEND AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS IF THEY HAVE RECEIVED NOTIFICIATION THAT THERE IS A PLACE FOR THEM * 

New P.1 pupils will have a phased in entry; see below the photo slideshow on the left.  
Parents already have this information in their welcome packs.

Dinner Menus

School dinners cost £2.40 per day or £12 per week

 

 

 

Bridge has now received the Sustrans Bronze Award for Active Travel - Well Done everyone! (November 2015)

 

 

Click here to view and read the Board of Governors' Annual Report  November 2015

 

Noah proudly displays his news report, featured on the Newsdesk,  on the big screen - 'Our World in 100 Years'
Noah proudly displays his news report, featured on the Newsdesk, on the big screen - 'Our World in 100 Years'

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 (Current P.6 have reports published at the moment and would love for you to read them).  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/