Red Nose Day

Thank-you to everyone who made donations today or purchased a red nose earlier in the week. In our assembly today we found out about how our money is used both abroad and at home.  We also learned the School Red Nose song “Put a Nose on It!”. Here are some pictures from our assembly.


The Big Pedal 2017

Get set… we’re taking part in The Big Pedal 2017, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school. The challenge runs from 27th to 31st March. It’s free to enter and we would love everyone to be involved.

On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. Our five days will determine our final position in the challenge. We’ll be competing against other schools right across the UK, and if we clock up the most bike and scooter journeys we’ll win!

 All you need to do is encourage your child(ren) to cycle or scoot to school every day during the event, and join them on their way – parent and sibling journeys count too!

Please remember to bring a lock for you bike or scooter.

Red Nose Day

This year we will be raising money for Comic Relief. We will be having a Non-Uniform Day, which will take place on Friday, the 24th of March 2017.  Pupils who wish to take part are asked to pay a donation of £1 (voluntary) and dress up in red.

Red noses will go on sale at Holmston from Wednesday, 15th  March 2017 for £1.00.

JRSO Safe Parking Campaign

During February, our ‘Getting It Right For Every Child‘ (GIRFEC) focus is SAFE. Our JRSOs have been very busy in the mornings and at the end of the school day taking photos of the drivers that have not followed our repeated requests to park safely and choose to ignore the very large yellow banner attached to the school railings.  If you are driving your child to school, please DO NOT park like the cars in the photo gallery for the safety of all the children. We have informed our campus cop of the campaign and he is also spot-checking the area for us.

Parking will be even more difficult over the coming weeks due to the Virgin Media cable laying, so we recommend leaving five minutes earlier to find a suitable parking space.

Examples of how you should not park:

MacTuff Event – Saturday 25th March

Please click here for the  flyer for a great event being organised by Active Schools and the Youth Sports Council. It is an exhilarating obstacle course consisting of 15 different challenges. It will test your endurance, team work, adaptability and your sense of adventure.

Please note this is a weekend event that children attend themselves – this is not a school organised event.

Click here for further information and to register

Classical Music and Ship Building

Last week Primaries 4, 5 and 6 went to the Glasgow City Halls to enjoy the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform the 10 Pieces Concert. The event was hosted by Barney Harwood from Blue Peter, helped out by Hacker and Dodge. Some of the pupils commented: “I liked how they told stories through music,” and “I’ve never been to anything like this before!You can find out more about the 10 Pieces by clicking here.

Primary 4 also visited the Maritime Museum in Irvine and found out more about the Titanic and what it was like for the ship builders and their families.


World Book Day Winners!

We are proud to announce that we have been named runner-up in the third annual World Book Day Award announced today (Thursday 2nd March) on World Book Day. The school was chosen as one of 10 third prize winners for the Award, each winning £1,000 worth of books for our library.

Each year, schools are invited to take part in a creative challenge, which celebrates reading for pleasure – this year picture book giant, Oliver Jeffers and acclaimed fine artist, Sam Winston asked schools to create their own ‘world of stories’ inspired by their new children’s book, A Child of Books, published by Walker Books, who have funded the Award for 2017.

We are the only school in Scotland to win an award this year. Please take a look at our entry under the Creativity tab at the top of the page and tell us about your favourite book too.

The P7 organised this year’s World Book Day events – this included a house quiz, Where’s Wally Hunt and a book swap. It was a huge success.



SCOTTISH BALLET is looking for Primary School children to audition for their Junior Associate Programme! Click here for the poster.

Auditions will be held in May – closing date Monday 24 April 2017.

 Children who are currently in Primary 5 or Primary 6 are invited to apply.  No previous dance experience necessary. Every child who applies will be offered an audition.

Full details can be found on the website –

Civil Engineer Visit – Wendy Pring

This week we had a visit from engineer, Wendy Pring of KCP Environemental who is a Civil Engineer, and the managing director of the company along with her husband. She was inspiring and talked to the pupils about STEM careers that will be around when they are leaving school. Developments like the Spaceport in Prestiwck. She also told us about an engineer in Prestwick who has discovered that he can produce a plastic type cover for packaging out of the 90% waste that comes from shellfish. She also told us about how they are using shredded vehicle tyres mixed with tarmac for road and palypark surfacing. Very inspiring.