Category Archives: event

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.

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!




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.

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.


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.

Sports Day and Phones

Please note Sports Day will now start at 1.00pm at Dam Park this afternoon.

There is also a problem with our phones at the moment and we are unable to take external calls. We have reported this fault.

SAC ASN Parents Forum Thursday 7th June 2018 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Ayr Academy
Life Long Learning Suite. 

The forum will cover the following areas:

  • Promoting the Rights of Children and Young People.
    The Children & Young People (Scotland) Act strengthened the rights of children and young people in Scotland. This now extends to children over the age of 12. Maria Galli, Child Protection Officer, will explore the impact of the act and the role it will play in promoting children and young people rights.
  • Workshop 1 Sound Sleep
    This workshop will explore how we can establish good routines for establishing positive sleep habits.
  • Workshop 2 Keeping Children Safe Online
    Maria Galli, Child Protection Officer will highlight how we can keep our children and young people safe online.
  • Future Travel
    Consultation and ideas on moving the parents forum forward.

To book your place please click on the link below for details

ASN Parents Forum June

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.

Article 24
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.

Article 29
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.

Forest, Farms and Mines Day 3

We had a lot of visitors today including Owl Magic, the Dairy Council and the RSPB. We found out all about the wildlife in our countryside and why milk and dairy products are an important part of our diet. We learned about the various jobs and skills people need to carry out these jobs too.

Article 29
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.

Auld Kirk Easter Service

We finished the term with our Easter Service – this year led by our Primary 3s and Southcraig Campus. Southcraig pupils shared their achievements that they felt proud about and sang wonderfully. The Primary 3s performed a play to explain what happens at Easter and the whole school sang Easter hymns. Our Glee Club and P1s also showcased their entries from the South Ayrshire Music festival. We would like to thank Mr. Gemmel for letting us come to the church. We wish you all a very happy Easter and we look forward to seeing you back on Monday 16th April 2018.

Article 14
You have the right to choose your own religion and beliefs. Your parents should help you decide what is right and wrong, and what is best for you.


Holmston’s Earth Hour

SWITCH OFF for Earth Hour 24th March 2018, 8.30pm – 9.30pm! To raise awareness, our RRS ambassadors have organised a ‘Holmston Hour’ – no technology or lights on Friday afternoon!

Article 3
All adults should do what is best for you. When adults make decisions, they should think about how their decisions will affect children.