School Closure – Thursday 1st March

In light of the weather warnings and the advice from Scottish Government of major disruption to travel arrangements a decision has been taken to close all South Ayrshire schools tomorrow. The Council’s communications team will also put information out using social media and the local radio.
We anticipate that schools will re-open as normal on Friday but please check the school and council websites and SAC social media for any updates.
As we were planning to celebrate World Book Day tomorrow – we will have our ‘dress as a book character’ and various events on Friday.



Well done to our Euroquiz team for being excellent ambassadors for the school at the recent Euroquiz competition. They have all been working very hard remembering lots of facts and figures about Europe. Congratulations goes to Ayr Grammar for coming first.

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You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion – or any you choose. Minority and indigenous groups need special protection of this right.



During the Fairtrade Fortnight, Holmston Primary School, led by Primary 4, will be raffling off a hamper full of Fairtrade goods. Raffle tickets will be on sale in the school and in the playground from Tuesday 27th February until Friday 9th March.  Raffle tickets are 50p a ticket.  During the Fairtrade Fortnight there will also be the chance for the children to buy biscuits made in the school by some of our pupils.  All money raised will be donated to Fairtrade.

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You have the right to protection from work that harms you, and is bad for your health and education. If you work, you have the right to be safe and paid fairly.


‘Flying High With Reading’ – WBD 2018

Our display for World Book Day is now complete! Thank-you to all the staff, parents, grandparents and clubs that were involved in bringing this work together – it has been a real team effort. Please have a look at the World Book Day 2018 page under the ‘Creativity’ tab at the top of the page or click here to find out more.
Please leave us a comment and tell us about your favourite book on that page too.

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Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.


SAC Safer Internet Day 2018

Well done to the girls making it through to the final of the South Ayrshire Safer Internet Day 2018 competition. The presentation event was a great experience and we got to see the work by the other schools and the students at UWS. As well as a certificate, the girls won £20 worth of Apple vouchers for the school. Their entry was a fabulous clay model and poem.

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You have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, in body or mind.


RRS Committee – Spreading the Word

Our Right Respecting Committee visited the Auld Kirk on Sunday 4th February to inform the congregation about the UNCRC and share the work that has gone on in school. They explained how this ties in with our school values. Members of the Church comment on how well the pupils explained themselves and what excellent ambassadors they made.

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You have the right to know your rights! Adults should know about these rights and help you learn about them, too.


Dress Down Day – Thursday 8.2.18

At Holmston Primary we are aiming towards becoming a Fairtrade School.

We are holding a non-uniform/dress down day on Thursday, 8th February 2018 to help us raise funds for a Fairtrade challenge that will take place during Fairtrade Fortnight 26th Feb – 11th March 2018.  Pupils are asked to make a donation to wear their own clothes. Please remember that football colours are not suitable. All contributions are voluntary

The Fairtrade campaign this year is called “Come On In” and we will be inviting parents to ‘come on in’ on Friday 9th March from 2.00pm and share our learning about the work Fairtrade does and the impact it has on people and families around the world.

Primary 4
Holmston Primary School

Article 32
You have the right to protection from work that harms you, and is bad for your health and education. If you work, you have the right to be safe and paid fairly.


Burns Competition 2018

Well done to all our pupils reaching the Burns Poetry Recital Competition 2018. The standard was very high and the judges had their work cut-out. A big thank-you goes to Mr. Gemmell for being our guest judge this year. We were also entertained by some of our musicians and P5 and P6 performed ‘Auld Lang Syne’. Once again a very enjoyable event.

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You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.