Friday Letter

Friday Newsletter – 9th November 2018

Dates For The Diary

Saturday 10thNovember
AQE Test 1 – P7

Monday 12thNovember
P5/6 Swimming (Mrs Scott’s class)

Thursday 15thNovember
Flu Vaccines,
P7 Football Tournament @ Ballycastle

Friday 16thNovember
Theatre Money needs to be paid.

Welcome Back

Welcome back to another half term of school. This is always a busy half term and we have tried to provide a list of upcoming dates for you. Should there be any changes, we will inform you at the earliest opportunity.

10thP7 – AQE – Test 1
15thFlu VaccinesP7 football tournament
16thFinal payment to be made for Theatre Trip
23rd P5/6  – Story Telling Event at Giant’s Causeway
24thP7 – AQE – Test 2
29thP5/6 Class Assembly
1stP7 AQE Test 3
5thDunluce Show (P7)
6th  Christmas Lunch
7thBallymoney High Trip (P7)
8thFriends of Dunseverick – Tesco Door Collection 
14thChristmas Jumper Day 
18th & 19thChristmas Shows – Rec – P1 9.30am – 10.30P4 – P7 – 11.00am – 12 noon (same arrangements for both days
21stLast Day of Term


We would like to wish our P7 pupils the best of luck for their first AQE on Saturday. Remember to stay calm and just do your best

Class Assembly

Mrs Scott’s P5/6 class taking assembly on Thursday 29thNovemberat 9.30am. Parents and friends of children in P5/6 will be invited to come along and enjoy the assembly.

Christmas Theatre Trip

Just a reminder that all money for the Theatre needs to be paid on or before Friday 16thNovember.

Friends of Dunseverick

The next meeting will be held on Friday 16thNovember at 2.00pm. Everyone is most welcome.  We really need the help and support of as many parents and friends to make our fundraising efforts successful.  

Lunch Menu

For week beginning Monday 12thNovember 2018, we will be following Week 2on the school lunch menu.  

Flu Vaccines

The school nurse will be in school on Thursday 15thNovember to give Flu Vaccines.

Open Day

This year, in light of the new admission procedure, we have decided to wait until Friday 11thJanuary to hold our open day.  Please let prospective parents know of this date if their child is due to start school.

Christmas Jumper

I know it’s only November but just a ‘heads up’ that we will be celebrating Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 14thDecember. Money raised will be donated to Save the Children.

Derrykeighan Community Association are organising a shopping trip to Belfast on Saturday 24thNovember costing £8 per seat. Contact Joanne Nicholl (07762673681) for more details and to books seat.

Big Breakfast

Derrykeighan Community Association are holding their Autumn big breakfast on Saturday 17thNovember 9.45 – 11.30am.  Adults £5, Kids £3.

Friday Letter – 18th May 2018

Dates For The Diary
Monday 21stMay – P5/P7 Swimming
Tuesday 22ndMay – Cookery – P4-P7 (3pm – 4pm)
Wednesday 23rdMay – School Council – P4-P7 (3pm – 4pm)
Thursday 24thMay – P2/3 Class Assembly @ 9.30am – Netball – P4 – P7 (3pm – 4pm)
Friday 25thMay – School Development Day – School Closed

Primary 2 & 3 – Class Assembly
Parents, grandparents and friends of our Primary 2 & 3 children are invited to a special class assembly on Thursday 24thMay at 9.30am.  This will be a celebration of the children’s work and we look forward to welcoming you all to school.  Please stay for tea/coffee afterwards.

School Closures
School will be closed on Friday 25thMayfor School Development Planning and also on Monday 28thMay for the bank holiday.

School Council
Preparations are well underway for our Mad Hair May Day on Thursday 31stMay. Children will be asked to contribute £1 for their mad hair which we will use to purchase playground equipment.

If your child is absent from school, please remember to send absence notes on the day your child returns to school.

Policy Reminder
The following policies are available on the school website at

  • Complaints policy
  • Code of conduct
  • Prescribed medication
  • Safeguarding
  • Inclement weather
  • School uniform
  • Child Protection – a guide for parents.

Queries or Concerns
I would like to remind parents, that if they should have any queries or concerns to come and see class teachers or the principal.  We endeavour to make Dunseverick Primary school a welcoming and friendly, safe place for all children, parents, visitors and staff and can only do this with the support of everyone.

We are ever hopeful that the warm, sunny weather will continue. Please remember to send a sun hat, sun cream and a bottle of water with your child to school each day.

Cups & Trophies
We still have a number of cups and trophies to be returned.  Please check at home and return to school as soon as possible. Many Thanks.

School Dinner Menu

Monday 21stMay
Ham & Cheese Paninis or Salmon Fishcakes
Mash, Herb Dice, Veg
Chocolate & Pear Sponge & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Tuesday 22ndMay
Lasagne or Cheese & Bean Jackets
Mash & Veg
Arctic Roll & Fruit or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Wednesday 23rdMay
Roast Turkey, Stuffing Balls & Gravy
Roast & Mash Potatoes, Veg
Banana Sponge & Custard
Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Thursday 24thMay
Chicken Curry, Rice & Naan or Chicken Bites
Chips, Salad
Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Friday 25thMay
*School Closed *
*No Dinners*

Friday Letter – 6th April 2018

Dates For The Diary

Monday 9thApril – Swimming, Ulster Scots – P4 – P7 (3pm – 4pm)
Tuesday 10thApril – Cookery – P4 – P7 (3pm – 4pm)
Wednesday 11thApril – Drama – P4- P7 – (3pm – 4pm)
Thursday 12thApril – Hockey – P4 – P7 (3pm – 4pm)

Easter Holidays
We hope everyone had a fantastic Easter Break. School will start back on Monday 9thApril. Breakfast Club (8.00am – 8.40am) and 223 club will run as normal.

School Photographer
The school photographer will be visiting school on Wednesday 11thApril 2018. If you would like family pictures with siblings who don’t attendDunseverick please come to school at 8.30am on Wednesday morning and these family pictures will be taken on a first come first serve basis

P7 and Mr Bell’s P5 children will start swimming on Monday 9thApril at Joey Dunlop Centre, Ballymoney.

After School Clubs
We will run cookery, drama and hockey on 10th, 11thand 12thApril to make up for the children who have missed a week while on Edinburgh Trip.  Ulster Scots afterschool will continue until 23rdApril.

Edinburgh Trip
We had a fantastic school trip to Edinburgh with 25 children from P6 and P7.  These children are a credit to themselves, their families and to our school.  Their behaviour, manners and respect were outstanding and everywhere we went, people always commented.  A massive Well Done.

Our P7’s will be taking part in a fun football tournament on Wednesday 11thApril.  We wish them luck and letters will be sent home with the children on Monday 9thApril.

P1 Class Assembly
P1 will be having their special class assembly on Thursday 26thApril 2018 @ 9.30am.  We would like to invite parents, grandparents and friends to this special assembly and also to stay and enjoy a cup of tea and coffee.

Milk money for term 3 is now due.  The cost will be £11.76. Please pay online or send money to Dawn on or before Friday 13th April. If we don’t receive payment by then we will assume your child no longer wants milk.

School Dinner Menu

Monday 9thApril
Bolognaise Macaroni Bake or Irish Stew and Wheaten Bread
Veg, Salad, Potatoes
Frozen Mousse & Fruit or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Tuesday 10thApril
Braised Steak & Onion Casserole
Mash, Herb Dec, Veg
Apple Sponge & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Wednesday 11thApril
Chow Mein Noodles or Fish Coddies
Mash, Veg, Salad
Jelly Fluff & Fruit or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Thursday 12thApril
Roast Chicken Stuffing Balls & Gravy
Roast & Mash Potatoes, Veg
Chocolate Brownie & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Friday 13thApril
Chicken Curry, Rice & Naan or Chicken Bites
Chips, Salad
Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt