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!
Could you walk to school?
As a school we encourage walking to school for a number of reasons:
- Contributes to recommended 60 minutes of exercise a day
- Increased exercise can reduce risk of children growing up with diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
- People in cars exposed to up to 3 times more pollution than those who walk.
- Less traffic around the school will reduce the risk of serious accidents and possibly save a life.
- Children can learn road safety/life skills through experience.
“Combo journeys” can be encouraged, ie park a little way from the school and walk the rest of the way, Possible locations include the Parish Centre, the Group Surgery or Centra. Bikes and scooters can also be used.
Just remember to keep driveways clear and park in a way that will not create a hazard for other road users.
World Book Day Broadcast on Newsdesk
Watch our P.7s share their thoughts of the novel Wonder.
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
Click here to see our most recent Excellence Award winners.
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.
Pupil Equipment P3 - P7 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
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
Monday 22nd May 2017
P4 - P7 Walk at Castlewellan Forest Park for Action MS. Please wear tracksuit bottoms, trainers, t-shirt and school jumper. Remember to bring a coat too! Back at school for lunchtime so dinners are as normal. Thanks for supporting this great cause.
P6 Guitar @ 1.30pm
P7 Guitar @ 2.00pm
P7 pupils to begin the inter-generational visits to Spelga Mews.
Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Plus singing 2.15pm-3.00pm
Mini Tennis Wk3
Wednesday 24th May 2017
P5 Swimming 1.45-2.15pm £2
Thursday 25th May 2017
P4 swimming 10-10.30 11.15-11.45 £2
Film Club - 3.00pm - 4.05pm
Friday 26th May 2017
P5 Guitar @ 1.30pm
P1 - P3 (2pm - 3pm)
P4 - P7 (3pm - 4pm)
School is closed for all pupils on Monday 29th May and Tuesday 30th May.
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 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 (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/
NUMERACY Workshops for Parents
This year we have organised two parent workshops, led by Timothy Doyle to help parents help their children with Maths at home. The Foundation and Key Stage one meeting was very well attended at the start of February.
Click on the links below to download a copy of the booklets from the Foundation and Key Stage 1 meeting;