Friday Newsletter – 10th May 2019

Dates For The Diary

Monday 13th May to Friday 17th May is Test Week.

Pupil Assessment

Children will be completing Progress in English and Maths during the week beginning Monday 13thMay. P4 and P6 will also be completing Cognitive Ability Tests.  We require full attendance this week to facilitate the administration of these tests. Thank you.

*If you know your child is going to be off school to attend events such as Balmoral Show or NW200, please can you let class teachers know on Monday morning so that tests can be facilitated accordingly*

Sports Evening

Plans and preparations are underway for our sports evening and children have already started to practice some of the races. 

Hotdogs and Homemade Pizza will be available to purchase on that evening. Please complete the order form attached and return to school on or before Friday 17thMay. 

Lunch Menu

Dinner menu for Monday 13thMay we will be following Week 4on the lunch menu.


School will be closed on Thursday 23rdMay 

Cups & Trophies

Any pupil who won a cup or trophy last year should now return this to school so that we can get organised for prize day.

If you are in touch with any Yr8s who won something last year, please mention this to them.


In summer term children are allowed to wear summer uniform; girls can wear grey shorts/blue or green gingham dresses and boys can wear grey shorts.

Here’s hoping the good weather continues.

Walk to School Week

We are participating in Walk to School Week which starts on Monday 20thMay.  Children who normally travel by bus to school will also have the opportunity to take part this year.  Please complete the permission slip to allow your child to disembark the school bus at Dunseverick Parish Church each morning.  If we do not receive a permission slip, children will stay on the bus and be dropped off at the school gate as normal.  A ‘walking bus’ will leave Dunseverick Parish Church each morning at 8.50am.  Teachers will be there to supervise any children who wish to walk to school.  

Reception/P1 – Class Assembly

Parents, grandparents and friends of our Reception/Primary 1 children are invited to a special class assembly on Thursday 6thJune 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.

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 Email:info@dunseverickps.bushmills.ni.sch.uk 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 http://www.parkrun.org.uk/portrush-juniors/ 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



Dunseverick PS Jumper

We have just been made aware of a mistake made by manufacturers in the colour of thread used to embroider the badge on our school jumpers! The suppliers have accidentally used a brighter green thread instead of the correct school green colour.

If parents have purchased jumpers from Heart and Home in Ballymoney or Coleraine during July or first week in August and are unsure if they have the wrong colour of badge they can take them back to the shop to get checked and Heart and Home will change them if necessary!!