Christmas Service

P4 were fantastic at leading today’s Christmas Service at the Auld Kirk in Ayr. The service was a joint service with Southcraig School. The pupils re-told the Nativity story and we all sang a range of Christmas songs. Our P4s also learned to sign ‘Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer’ so they could join in with the Southcraig Choir. Christmas is definitely here now!

Lego Mindstorm

Well done to our Digital Leaders for taking part in the Lego Mindstorm competition  at Kilmarnock College. The team built and programmed their Lego robot to perform challenges related to the theme of ‘Space’. The also delivered a presentation on the effects of isolation on astronauts. The judges were impressed with their teamwork.

Festive Fun!

As always, this time of year is very busy. Last week, our P7s enjoyed their Christmas Party with all the P7 classes from across the cluster at Belmont.

Our P1, 2 and 3 Nativity, ‘Prickly Hay’ was thoroughly enjoyed by parents and families and the pupils enjoyed themselves too!

Meanwhile, members of P5 and P6 went to Bellevue Nursing Home to perform a selection of songs for the residents.







Christmas Eve Family Fun Day – Citadel 11am – 2pm

Our colleagues in Sport and Leisure have organised a family fun day at the Citadel on the 24th December.

“Join us at the Citadel Leisure Centre on Christmas Eve for some FREE festive fun for all the family. Activities include inflatable fun in the swimming pools, bouncy castles, arts and crafts and a Santa treasure hunt!”

The Days Festivities!

11:00 – 12:00 – Inflatable Fun Run (Main Pool)

11:00 – 12:00 Fun & Floats (Diving Pool)

12:30 – 14:00 Inflatable Slide (Diving Pool)

12:45 – 13:45 Family Float Fit (Main Pool)

12:45 – 14:00 General Swimming (Main Pool)

11:00 – 14:00 Arts & Crafts (Main Hall)

11:00 -14:00 Bouncy Castles & Soft Play (Main Hall)

11:00-14:00 Santa Treasure Hunt – with prizes!

Will also be providing free refreshments on the day. First come, first served, as stocks are limited!




Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Free Download

glow2Santa may well be bringing laptops or mobile devices to well-behaved boys and girls this Christmas. We would just like to make parents aware that Microsoft Office can be downloaded for free for all students through their GLOW log in.

Pupils in South Ayrshire are eligible to be part of the Microsoft ‘Student Advantage’ initiative. This initiative gives all pupils access to Office 365 ProPlus (a full version of the Microsoft Office suite) for free to use on up to five of their own machines being Mac or PC and they can also run Office Mobile for Android or Office Mobile for iPhone on up to 5 mobile devices.

To install Office 365 ProPlus on a personal PC or laptop pupils should login to Glow and click on the Download Office Now tile on their school launch pad.

glow-1During the setup process pupils and staff will be required to enter their Glow email address details. Full instructions on how to download the software are given once they click on the tile.

To install Office 365 ProPlus on a phone or tablet device pupils and staff need to download the Office apps individually from the app store and then they will be asked to enter their Glow email address.

If your child is unsure of their GLOW username please contact the class teacher.

Further information can be found at

Please note that South Ayrshire Council is not responsible for this initiative. Once Office 365 ProPlus is installed any technical issues or questions should be directed straight to Microsoft.

Primary Engineer Competition

Earlier this week, Holmston hosted the final of the Primary Engineer competition. Schools from all over Ayrshire participated in partnership with GE Caledonia and we had two successful teams. Our P5 team achieved Best Communicators at the Engineer Level and our P3 team were runners up in the Apprentice Level. The cars they made had to go through a series of challenges. The engineers also arranged a visit from a jet engine for us to look at.