Tamfest 2018

As part of our creative work, we are currently developing a range of props that pupils can use to take part in the ‘Day o’ the Deid’ procession through Ayr on Sunday 28th October starting at 4pm. Holmston Primary will have a slot in the procession and if you and your child wish to take part, we will be meeting at 3.45pm at the Arran Mall to walk through the town centre. Representatives from the school will be taking part in the procession but parents will be responsible for supervising their child. Pupils will be bringing home props they have made on the Friday before the event. The procession is part of Ayr’s Tamfest celebration – so don’t forget to wear your best Halloween outfits.

Our choir will also be performing during the Sunday at the various venues and times listed below:

UNITY GRILL                                     14:00
KARWIARNIA CAFÉ                         14:30

For information on free workshops at Ayr Town Hall during the October Week click here

For a copy of the town hall flier click here


Homecoming 2018

Today our P6 and P7 pupils went to the County Buildings to welcome the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland back from their latest tour of duty in South Sudan, Cyprus and Iraq. Around 400 troops  marched through Ayr town centre. Included in the parade were armoured vehicles and their mascot, a pony.

After the parade they went for a snack in the main hall of the county buildings and got to sit where the councillors have their meetings.


Preparing for Homecoming 2018

Today, members of Primary 7 went down to the town hall to help prepare for the Homecoming event on Friday. They helped to tie the poppies that have been knitted and crocheted by people from all over Ayrshire onto banners. Our P6 and P7 classes will be attending the parade on Friday.

Parent Mindset Workshop

Last week we held our first workshops for this session with the theme of ‘Thinking with a Growth Mindset’. Parents took part in a range of group activities along with information and question and answer sessions. Further information can be found on the school website. A parental information leaflet is available by clicking here.

Comments from parents included:

  • Great session highlighting ways we can improve but also things we are doing, unsure it was right but I was actually helping a growth mindset
  • Workshop really helpful in helping me develop strategies to support my child
  • Very informative and extremely relevant to some of the challenges I face when trying to support my child not only in  school homework but other activities and relationships too
  • Good mixture of information and activity. Enjoyed session. Think it’s great that learning is underpinned by growth mindset. Thanks.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thank-you to all the families that came along to our coffee morning last week. We raised a fantastic £500. We would like to thank you for all the donations of cakes, biscuits and pastries. The event would not have gone ahead without the support of the staff and parent helpers. We really appreciate you.