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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!

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!




Casting the Net Project

Casting the Net is an oral history project developed by Clyde Fishermen’s Association and the Scottish Fisheries Museum and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which over the last year has been capturing the memories and experiences of the Ring-Net herring fishermen and their families from around the Firth of Clyde and West Coast of Scotland.

Next Wednesday and Thursday the ‘Casting the Net’ Bus will be visiting Holmston and the P4, 5 and 6 will have the opportunity of visiting the bus and taking part in workshops. The organisers will be keeping the bus open for members of the community to drop in to find out more about the project from 3.00pm until 4.30pm on Wednesday 14th November.

The project website can be accessed at

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.

Dates for your Diary

Next Thursday 27th September, we have a parents workshop on growth mindsets at 9.30am and then again at 1.45pm. Please let  the school know if you want a place.

On Friday 28th throughout the morning we are hosting a MacMillan Coffee Morning. This has been organised by the pupils. It would be great if you could come along.

In the afternoon of the 28th at 2.15pm Primary 7 parents are invited along to a P7 Assembly on Dolphin House and John Muir.

Please note entrance to all events will be through the infant playground door.

Primary 7 and Southcraig Sherborne Project

Primary 7 are very excited to be learning with pupils from Southcraig School to experience inclusive Sherborne Developmental Movement Therapy. Sherborne is based on natural movement play activities inspired by the philosophy and Theory of Human Movement by Rudolf Laban. It offers all participants the inclusive opportunity to develop body and spatial awareness skills. As the children work through the Sherborne Movements each week they will learn to build positive relationships through demonstrating sensitivity as a responsible partner, an awareness of communicating and working together and a shared enjoyment of the movement and play.

Forest, Farms and Mines Day 6

Today we met Vicki from the National Mining Museum. She taught us all about how mines have changed of the years and about mining in Ayrshire. We found out how important it is to have our rights as in the Victorian period children did not have these and had to work in dangerous conditions in the mines.

Primary 5 and Primary 6 also visited Belleisle where the rangers taught us about the woodland habitats and the different plants and trees that grow in the park

We also had a visit from Miss Young to tell us all about a day in the life of a farmer.

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All children and young people have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help them stay alive, healthy and safe.


Forests, Farms and Mines Day 5

We had lots of exciting experiences today. Every class had the opportunity of being mammal detectives with the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

Some of the classes had a visit from Mr Robertson, the Climate Challenge Officer, from South Ayrshire Council. He told us all about climate change in the local area and the skills you need for his job. He also gave use ideas about how we could make a difference to the climate.

A lecturer from the SRUC, Mrs Gray, taught us all about different plants and trees and how to identify them – this will be useful when we go for a walk along the river!

Mr McLeish, an operations manager from QTS, came to tell us all about  his job of overseeing the de-vegetation of the railway lines across Ayrshire and Scotland.

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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.