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 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 – Newsletter

Dates for the diary

Monday 5thNovember –Staff Development Day – Children off school

Thursday 8thNovember-Good News Club – 3pm – 4pm (P4-P7)

Saturday 10thNovember –AQE Test 1

Thank You

Thank you to all the pupils, staff and parents for a fantastic first half term.  We are looking forward to next term and all that it will bring.

Parent Consultations

Thank you to all the parents who attended parent consultations this week. 

Class Photographs

Some of you may have noticed our lovely welcome board in the foyer with all the class pictures.  We normally only take class pictures of P1 and P7 and these were the only pictures that the company sent proofs of.  However, if anyone would like to order a class picture (£15), please contact Dawn after half term and we can place an order.  Any orders need to be placed with Dawn and paid before Friday 9thNovember.

Lunch Menu

For week beginning Monday 5thNovember 2018, we will be following Week 1 on the school lunch menu.  Thank you to Judith and her team for a fantastic Hallowe’en feast on Wednesday and all the lovely prizes.

Theatre Trip

Thank you to everyone who has made payment towards the theatre trip. Just a reminder that the total cost of this trip will be £10 per child which can be paid in full or in 2 instalments – 1st payment to be made before Friday 26thOctoberand final payment to be made before Friday 16th November.  Payment can be made via school money or sent into class teachers.

Half Term

School will finish for all pupils today at 2pm for half term break.  Pupils will return to school on Tuesday 6thNovember 2017.

P5/6 – Class Assembly

Parents, grandparents and friends of our Primary 5/6 children are invited to a special class assembly on Thursday 29th November 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 Development Day

School will be closed on Monday 5th November for staff training.  Staff will be receiving IPad training and developing action plans for our core subjects within our school development plan.

Things to do this Autumn

Autumnal wander

Kick the leaves

Carve a pumpkin

Bake a cake

Fly a kite

Read a good book

Eat an apple straight from a tree