Dear Parents and Friends,
It is hard to believe that we have reached almost the end of the first term in the 2013/14 school year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has helped me to settle in during my first full term at the school. I can honestly say that we have an excellent school here at Dunseverick with brilliant pupils, staff, parents and friends! This will be the last Wednesday letter for this term and, on behalf of all of the staff, I would like to wish everybody connected with the school God’s richest blessings and trust that everyone has a peaceful and relaxing Christmas and New Year break.
Reception and P1 Starts for 2014/15
Application forms are available from Mrs Brown for any children who are due to start Reception and P1 in the 2014/15 school year. Completed forms should be sent to Mrs Brown along with the child’s original birth certificate by no later than 12 noon on Friday 10th January 2014. Please pass this information on to any parent who has a child due to start our school.
As a special Christmas treat, Buddy The Clown will put on a show for all pupils on Friday 20th December 2013. We would ask that £1 be sent in from all pupils to cover the expense of this performance before Wednesday 18th December 2013.
On Wednesday 18th December 2013, the Reception – P3 performance will take place at 9.45am. At 11am on the same date, the P4-7 performance will take place. Parents are welcome to wait in school between performances if there is an older brother/sister in the later performance. This same format will also take place on Thursday 19th December 2013. If possible we would ask that parents of Reception – P3 pupils try to attend on Wednesday and parents of P5-7 pupils on Thursday in order to help with seating arrangements. The offering at these services will be in aid of ‘Shine’ charity.
P6 pupils will continue to go swimming each Monday in Term 2 until Monday 10th February 2014. P5 and P7 pupils will go together each Monday starting Monday 24th February 2014. This revised arrangement will enable all pupils to have a few extra weeks of lessons.
School will finish for all pupils on Friday 20th December at 12 noon. Both Yellow and Blue buses will operate on this date. School will reopen for everyone on Tuesday 7th January 2014. 223 Club will recommence on this date and Good News Club will start weekly again on Thursday 8th January 2014.
Our new school website is up and running! You can access it on www.dunseverickprimaryschool.co.uk The site contains up to date information about the school, including photos of recent events. A very big thank you must go to Richard Taylor for designing and setting up the site. Please take the time to have a look and over the next month or so other information will be added to it.
The ‘Giants Causeway Community Association’ are holding a flower arranging evening on Tuesday 17th December 2013 at 7.30pm in Portballintrae Village Hall. The cost will be £7.