Christmas Play

Friday Newsletter – 7th December 2018

Dates for the diary

Monday 10thDecember                                 P5/6 Swimming (Mrs Scott’s class)

Thursday 13thDecember                               Good News Club – P4-P7 (3pm-4pm)

                                                                        Last day for Foodbank donations

                                                                        Movie & munch Night @ 6.30pm

Friday 14thDecember                                     Dress Rehearsal

                                                                        Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Shows

We are looking forward to performing our Christmas shows ‘Do they Know it’s Christmas’ (P4,5,6,7)and ‘Angel Express’ (rec, P1,2,3).

Both shows will be performed on both Tuesday 18thand Wednesday 19thDecember.

‘Angel Express’ will start at 9.30am on both days.

‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ will start at 11am on both days.  Tea/Coffee and mince pies will be available on both days between the performances and there will be a collection at both shows for school funds.

Friends of Dunseverick

Thank you to all the parents who have volunteered to help with the door collection at Tesco, Ballymoney on Saturday. I have sent a message to everyone to remind them of their allocated time slot.

Lunch Menu

For week beginning Monday 10thDecember, we will be following Week 2on the school lunch menu. 

We would like to say a massive thank you to Judith, Rosemary and Claire for providing us with a delicious Christmas Lunch on Thursday.

Christmas Jumper Day

On Friday 14thDecember we are asking all children to wear a Christmas Jumper to school and bring £1 to donate to charity.  Any money raised will be donated to Save the Children.

Movie & Munch Night

Friends of Dunseverick are holding a Movie and Munch night on Thursday 13thDecemberfrom 6.30pm – 8.00pm. Still a few spaces left if anyone else would like to come along. 

Food Bank Donations

Thank you for all the generous donations for our foodbank collection.  Items can still be brought into school up until Thursday 13thDecember.  We will be presenting the hampers to the foodbank on Friday 14thDecember in Ballycastle. 


If your child needs a costume for the school play, can they please be sent into school, clearly labelled with your child’s name as soon as possible.  We will be having a dress rehearsal on Friday 14thDecember.

Milk Money

Milk money for Term 2 will be £13.87.  This can be paid using school money. If your child would like to start taking milk, please let Dawn know before Friday 14thDecember. Likewise, if your child no longer wants to take milk, please let Dawn know as soon as possible.

Open Day – Change of Date

Due to other commitments in school we have had to change the date. Our open day will now be held on Wednesday 9thJanuary 2019 at 6.30pm with a principal’s talk at 6.45pm to explain the new online admission process. Please let prospective parents know of this date if their child is due to start school.


Unfortunately, our school is being hit by a lot of illness at the moment.  We hope the children will feel much better soon.  Please be advised that children should not return to school until 48hours after the last bout of sickness.  This is to let the child fully recover and prevent further spread. 


There will be NO homework this week to allow the children time to learn and practise their words for the Christmas performances.

Friday Letter – 8th December 2017

Dates For The Diary
Monday 11th December – P5/6 Swimming (Mrs Scott’s class)
Tuesday 12th December – P6/7 Trip to Ballycastle High
Tuesday 12th December – Rec – P3 – Nativity – 10.00am
Tuesday 12th December – P4 – P7 – Carol Service – 7.00pm
Friday 15th December – Christmas Jumper Day

We are really looking forward to our Christmas performances next week. A big thank you to all the pupils, staff and parents for helping prepare the children for both these events.

Christmas Gift Boxes
We hope the children are enjoying decorating the Christmas gift boxes and parents making them.  All gift boxes are to be returned to school no later than Tuesday 19th December.

Class Assembly
Mrs Bell’s P4/5 class will be taking assembly on Thursday 25th January at 9.30am. Parents and friends of children in P4/5 will be invited to come along and enjoy the assembly and enjoy some tea/coffee and scones after.  More details will follow in the New Year.

Unfortunately, our school is being hit by a lot of illness at the moment.  We hope the children will feel much better soon.  Please be advised that children should not return to school until 48hours after the last bout of illness.  This is to let the child fully recover and prevent further spread.

If you haven’t already checked, a letter was sent home on Tuesday with lots of information and important dates.  Something to pin to the fridge!

Movie & Munch Night
Thank you to Friends of Dunseverick for our organising our Movie and Munch night.  The children had a great evening and enjoyed yummy hot chocolate and popcorn

Tesco Bag Pack

We still need volunteers!
Friends of Dunseverick have secured a slot for bag packing in Tesco, Ballymoney on Monday 18th December.  We are asking for volunteers to help with the bag pack.  A rota will be put on the front door. Please fill in your name at any time you would be available to help.  We are also hoping to take our P5/6 class to Tesco on the same day to do some carol singing.

Inclement Weather
Weather forecasts have been warning of severe weather and snowfall.  We have an ‘Inclement Weather’ policy on our website which explains the procedures for closing school due to the weather (fingers crossed we won’t need to). I have sent out a text message to everyone today to make sure everyone is receiving texts. Text Messaging is our first communication method should we need to close school and I am asking that if you did not receive the text message can you email me, with your mobile number and I can add your number to this service.

Christmas Dinner
Thank you to Judith, Rosemary and Claire for a delicious Christmas lunch which we all enjoyed.

Christmas Jumper Day
On Friday 15th December we are asking all children to wear a Christmas Jumper to school.  Any money raised will be donated to NSPCC.

Behaviour Award
Well done to Rec/P1 and P4/5 who received the behaviour reward in Assembly today.  They will enjoy some extra playtime.

School Dinner Menu

Monday 11th December
Chicken & Broccoli Bake or Savoury Mince in Gravy
Mash & Veg
Date Krispie & Fruit or Fresh fruit or Yoghurt

Tuesday 12th December
Cheese & Beans Jackets or Chilli Chicken Wrap with Garlic Mayo Drizzle
Herb Dice & Veg
Rice Pudding & Fruit or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Wednesday 13th December
Pasta Bolognaise or Fish Fingers
Mash Veg, Salad
Ice Cream Chocolate Sauce & Fruit
Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Thursday 14th December
Roast Gammon Stuffing Balls & Gravy
Roast & Mash Potatoes, Veg
Pineapple Sponge & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Friday 15th December
Chicken Curry, Rice & Naan or Steak Burger
Chips, Salad, Veg
Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Friday Letter – 29th September 2017

Dates for the diary

Monday 2nd October
P5/6 Swimming
P1 – P3 – Dance Club (2pm – 3pm)
P4 – P7 – Dance Club (3pm – 4pm)

Tuesday 3rd October
P2 – P3 – Cookery Club (2pm – 3pm)

Wednesday 4th October
P4 – P7 – Eco Club (3pm – 4pm)
Book Fair Arrives in school

Thursday 5th October
Good News Club – P4 – P7 (3pm – 4pm)

Friday 6th October
School Closed – Staff Development Day


Book Fair
Our scholastic book fair will be in school on Wednesday 4th October and Thursday 5th October.  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.

Behaviour Reward
Well done to Reception/Primary 1, Mr Bell’s Primary 4 & 5 and Primary 7 who achieved the class behaviour award this week in assembly.

Exceptional Closure
Just a reminder for parents that school will be closed on Friday 6th October for a Staff Development Day.  Staff will be focusing on our School Development Plan, mental maths skills and Individual Educational Plans.

As school will be closed on Friday (6th October), please send all money in on Thursday 5th October.

Parent Consultations
This year, consultations will take place from Monday 23rd October until Thursday 27th October.  Letters have been sent home today with more details.

Friends of Dunseverick
Thank you to all the parents who attended the first meeting on Wednesday. Some brilliant fundraising ideas were discussed and we will be sending out an information sheet with details soon.

Breakfast Club
Please remember that if children need to be in school between 8.00am and 8.40am, they should be at breakfast club. £1.05 for toast, cereal, milk, juice, tea or water

Christmas Theatre Trip
We have booked to take the children to see Cinderella in the Braid Arts Centre in Ballymena on Wednesday 20th December.  More details and payment options will be available next week.  This is a fantastic opportunity for children and we hope as many children will be able to experience a theatre visit.

Youth Club
Ballintoy and Dunseverick Youth Club restarts on Saturday 30th September at 6pm in Ballintoy Parish Hall with a film night, new members welcome.

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


School Dinner Menu

Monday 2nd October 2017
Sun Blush Tomato Spaghetti or Cheese & Ham Panini
Salad, Veg, Potatoes
Frozen Mousse & Fruit or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Braised Steak & Onion Casserole
Mash, Herb Dec, Veg
Apple Sponge & Custard or Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt

Wednesday 4th October 2017
‘Gruffalo Lunch’
Roasted Fox with Scrambled Snake
(Roast Chicken Stuffing Balls & Gravy
Roast & Mash Potatoes,Veg)
Gruffalo Crumble Cake & Owl Ice cream
(Apple Crumble & Ice Cream)

Thursday 5th October 2017
Chicken Curry or Chicken Bites
Rice, Chips & Naan
Veg & Salad.
Choice of Yoghurt & Fruit.

Friday 6th October 2017
***School Closed***