Principal’s Introduction

Dunseverick Letterhead
Dear Parents, Guardians and Friends of Dunseverick,

It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as the new Principal of Dunseverick Primary School. I can honestly say I felt drawn to this school from the moment I saw it. How lucky are pupils, parents and staff to live and work in this beautiful part of the North Coast.

As a mum I know only too well the trials and tribulations that come with a new school year – new teachers, friendships, homework and new routines. We all need a period of settling in and finding our feet. I asked my seven year old son his advice on my role as a principal to which he replied, “Mum you just want the kids to be happy, you care for them, that’s it”, so that is my starting point. I know the staff and I will do everything possible to make this year a great year for your children. Our goal is to sow the seeds of possibility, learning, creativity, health and well-being.

I look forward to getting to know everyone over the coming weeks and months. My sincere thanks go to Miss Roe, teaching & support staff and Board of Governors for all their hard work. Thank you to the parents and pupils for their continued support in making Dunseverick Primary such a special place to be.

With my very best wishes,


Ms Gillian Martin

Principals Welcome

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is with great pleasure that I write to introduce myself as the new Principal of Dunseverick Primary School. I am very much looking forward to working in Dunseverick and have already been made to feel very welcome.  I was fortunate to meet the talented pupils of Dunseverick in December when I was treated to a preview of their Christmas plays.  I trust you enjoyed the performances as much as I did, but feel it only fair to warn you my shoes are nowhere near as fancy as the Miss Roe who appeared in Tinsel and Tea-Towels!

I was previously a teacher in Ballywalter Primary, a rural school that is similar to Dunseverick.  I applied for this post because of the strong community atmosphere and friendly, family feel of the school.  I am passionate about teaching and learning and believe that education works best when schools work closely with families and the local community.  I cannot imagine working in a school where I don’t know each child by name and I am looking forward to getting to know each pupil as the term progresses.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Edgar, Mrs McIlmoyle and Mrs Boyd for sharing the Principal’s duties during November and December, I appreciate their willingness to take on these additional responsibilities to ensure the smooth running of the school.  I would also like to thank all of the staff for the warm welcome they have given me already; I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with such an enthusiastic staff team.

It is my hope that everyone who enters Dunseverick Primary School, pupils, staff and parents, will feel excited to be here!  This attitude will enable us to meet the daily challenges we face in a fun and nurturing environment, where every child reaches their full potential.  I hope to get the opportunity to meet you all soon but in the meantime please feel free to call or email to discuss any concerns or suggestions you may have to make our school an even better place to be.

It only remains for me to wish you all a very happy and peaceful New Year.

Kind Regards


Miss R.Roe
Dunseverick Primary School