Board of Governors

Wednesday Letter – 28th June 2017

Today we said a fond (and possibly teary) goodbye to our Primary 7 pupils. The staff have many fond memories of the tiny 4 and 5 year olds who started Dunseverick all those years ago and we are so impressed by the mature young people they have grown to become. We wish Primary 7 all the very best as they embark on their next great adventure and hope they will remember the lessons they learned and cherish the friendships they made here!

Friends of Dunseverick
Thank you to all the pupils, parents and staff who have given their time and donations to school. We have raised an incredible amount of over £3500.

You have raised £773.80 for charities this school year; including NSPCC, Alzheimers, Cancer Fund for Children and Comic Relief – Well Done!

Friday 30th June
This will be a non-uniform day for children. School will finish at 12 noon and both buses will run as normal.

Causeway Coast Vineyard – 10,000 hours
We are delighted to announce that volunteers from the Causeway Coast Vineyard will be painting our school assembly hall in the first week of July. Click on the link below if you would like to help out. Scroll down for Dunseverick Primary to register.

School Items
Please send in any remaining reading books, A/R books into school by Friday.

Big Summer Read one – ‘Reach the Moon’
Libraries NI are hosting a big summer read for 2017. Children can sign in their local library. They will receive a travel card which will be stamped every time they read a book. There will be a host of fun transport and travel related activities taking place in local libraries.

Just a reminder that the closing date for applications to complete these tests is on Friday 8th September 2017.

Breakfast Club
We would greatly appreciate donations of any games which families no longer use at home for our children to play with at Breakfast Club.

Ballycastle CSSM
Children received flyers from CSSM last week. CSSM runs from 30th July – 4th August in Ballycastle.

ETI Inspection Report
The Dunseverick Primary School ETI Inspection Report is available on the ETI website at

Wishing everyone a lovely summer. Thank you all for your continued support! It’s hard to believe that this is the final one for this school year.  Have a restful and enjoyable summer.

Wednesday Letter – 5th October 2016


Dates for the diary
Thursday 6thOctober – P4 – P7 – Good News Club (3pm – 4pm)
Friday 7th October – SCHOOL CLOSED
Monday 10th October – P1 – P3 – Art & Crafts (2pm – 3pm), P7 – Grafters (3pm – 4pm)
Tuesday 11th October – P4 – P7 – Drama (3pm – 4pm), P4 – P7 – Gardening (3pm – 4pm)
Wednesday 12th October – P4 – P7 – Spanish (3pm – 4pm)

Exceptional Closure
Just a reminder for parents that school will be closed on Friday 7th October for a Staff Development Day. Staff will be focusing on our School Development Plan, writing skills and Individual Educational Plans.

Parent Interviews
There are still a few parent interview request forms to be returned to school. Interview times will be sent home with your child on Monday 10th October, therefore could any more parent interview request letters please be sent to class teachers tomorrow (Thursday 6th October). Thanks!

Book Fair
Our scholastic book fair is up and running in our school hall. The fair will be open for purchases on the Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8.30am – 9.30am and on the Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 2pm – 3.15pm. If parents are unable to attend the Book Fair, they can send money with pupils, so that they can purchase a book with their class teacher.

As school will be closed on Friday (7th October), please send all money in on Thursday 6th October.

Morning Drop Off!
We are encouraging independence in our children and from October onwards we would like to see all children coming into school to their classrooms by themselves. Parents should contact the office if a message needs to be passed on to their child’s teacher.

Board of Governors – Parent Representative
We are pleased to announce that Mr Sam McAuley has been elected as our new parent representative on the Board of Governors. Thank you to all the parents, we had a great response.

Friends of Dunseverick
There will be a Friends of Dunseverick meeting on Tuesday 11th October at 9.10am in the school hall. Anyone else who is interested is very welcome.

Administration of Medication
Forms will be sent home with regards to the above if this applies to your child. Please complete the necessary forms and return to class teachers. Thanks.

Toberkeigh Youth Club
If you are in P4 – P7 you are invited to come to Toberkeigh Youth Club. Come along for fun, games, making crafts, baking etc. Each week there will be a short epilogue and a tuck shop. It will commence on Saturday 8th October from 6.30pm – 8.00pm.

Mount Druid Mums & Tots
The above group meet each Thursday morning in Ballintoy Parish Church hall from 10am – 12 noon. Come along for a coffee and chat while the babies and toddlers play and have fun.

Home Start
Are you interested in using your free time to support your community? Home Start is a family support group who are looking for volunteers. For more information contact Emma 02870321765

School Dinner Menu 

Monday 10th Oct 2016
Chicken Drumstick or Savoury Mac & Cheese
Herby Dice, Mash, Veg
Date Krispie & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Tuesday 11th Oct 2016
Hot Dog or BBQ Chicken Slider with Chilli Pasta Salad
Mash & Salad
Brownie & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Wednesday 12th Oct 2016
Salmon Fishcakes or Farmers Mince Pie
Mash & Veg
Jelly Fluff & Fruit or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Thursday 13th Oct 2016
Roast Chicken Stuffing & Gravy
Roast & Mash Potatoes
Apple Crumbly Sponge & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Friday 14th Oct 2016
Chicken Curry, Rice & Naan or Chicken Bites
Chips, Peas, Salad
Ice Cream & Sponge Roll or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Wednesday Letter – 21st September 2016

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Dates for the Diary
Thursday 22nd September – P4 – P7 – Good News Club (3pm – 4pm)
Friday 23rd September – P1 – P3 – Fun with Drums (2pm – 3pm)
Monday 26th September – P1 – P3 – Art & Crafts (2pm – 3pm)
Monday 26th September – P7 – Grafters (3pm – 4pm)
Tuesday 27th September – P4 – P7 – Drama (3pm – 4pm)
Tuesday 27th September – P4 – P7 – Gardening (3pm – 4pm)
Wednesday 28th September – P4 – P7 – Spanish (3pm – 4pm)

Reading Partners
We would like to ask if any parents or family members would like to volunteer in the school as a Reading Partner, listening to and supporting children with their reading and comprehension skills.

Reading is such an important skill for children and we are keen to do all we can to make sure that all of our children are confident readers. Reading partners usually volunteer for a session every week. This work has a fantastic impact on children’s confidence and really makes a difference to their attainment across the curriculum. If you would like to become a Reading Partner please or phone 02820731600.

Plea for Plants
Thank you to those parents who have sent in bulbs and plants for our gardening club but we really need some more!  Anyone still wanting to send in any extra plants/bulbs please do so before next Tuesday 27th September. Thanks.

Flu Vaccine Letters
All children should have received a flu vaccine letter on Monday. Please return your child’s flu letter to the class teacher on or before Friday 23rd September.

June 2016 Results
We have now received results for the tests children completed in June 2016.  These results will be shared with parents during parent interviews in October.

Music Tuition
If your child received music tuition last year, can you please check to see if their tuition has been paid? Contact Dawn and let her know if you have paid or if you need to make a payment.

Friends of Dunseverick
Thank you to those parents who have returned the forms for our ‘Friends of Dunseverick’. Please send any remaining forms expressing an interest in Friends of Dunseverick to Dawn before Friday 23rd September.

School Uniform
We are delighted to see children coming to school looking so smart in full school uniform.  Children should be wearing black school shoes during the day but children in P4 – P7 can change into trainers at break/lunch time if they are playing football.

Just a reminder that all money for dinners and 223 club should be sent to school on a Friday.  Booking slips for 223 club should be sent to class teachers on a Monday.


Board of Governors
Thank you to the parents who have expressed interest in becoming a parent representative.  We will be sending out voting slips next week for the two candidates.

Potato Festival
The Northern Ireland Potato Festival is being held at the Giant’s Causeway on Saturday 1st October 2016.  This is a FREE event with lots of activities taking place all day.

Healthy Habits – Portrush Junior ParkRun
This is a 2k run for juniors only (4-14 year olds) which is held every Sunday morning at 9.30am on East Strand Beach in Portrush.  Visit website for more information


School Dinner Menu

Monday 26th Sept 2016
Fish Coddies or Ham and Cheese Panini Melts
Mash & Veg
Raspberry Ripple flavoured Mousse or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Tuesday 27th Sept 2016
Chicken Noodle Stirfry or Homemade Cheese & Tomato Pizza
Mash, Herb Diced, Veg
Pineapple Sponge & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Wednesday 28th Sept 2016
Lasagne by Luigi or Sausage & Bean Pie
Mash & Veg
Ice Cream Sponge Roll or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Thursday 29th Sept 2016
Roast Chicken Stuffing & Gravy
Roast & Mash Potatoes
Chocolate & Pear Sponge & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Friday 30th Sept 2016
Chicken Curry, Rice & Naan or Chicken Bites
Chips, Coleslaw, Salad
Ice Cream & Fruit or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt