Music success for three Key Stage 2 boys

Well done to three of our pupils, Finn, Kieran and Jay. Finn and Kieran passed their Grade 1 Clarinet exams and Jay passed his Grade 1 saxophone exam with distinction.

They were presented with their certificates at a special end of term Assembly.

Thanks to Mrs Briggs and Miss Riddell for helping the boys prepare so well. 


Posted on December 22, 2018 and filed under Music.

Pupils of Term 1 2018


Well done to a number of pupils who have shown acts of kindness which were noted by various members of staff and visitors to the school.

Damaris (P7) & Deborah Agnes (P3)

Both girls offered to help clean up a spillage in the Dining Hall without being asked.

Super sister team work!

Millar P3

Well done to Millar for being so honest. Millar found money and handed it in to a teacher.

Good boy!

James P6

Each week in Art Club, James is an enthusiastic and inspiring member. Thanks James!

Bryn P7

Bryn for being patient and always giving a helping hand to other pupils, including them in activities in the classroom and outside in the playground.

Adam P6

Adam was so helpful. He took time to check that all the computers were ‘shut down’ after ICT Club without being asked.

Bronagh P4

Thank you Bronagh for pushing in all the chairs for Miss Armstrong. What a great helper!

Thomas P5

Thomas was extremely helpful when Mrs Heawood hurt herself. Mrs Heawood really appreciated what he did for her.

Matthew P6

Matthew is a very mannerly boy. This was noted at our recent Carol Service and also commented on by visitors who attended our Open Day and the P1-P3 Christmas mornings. Well done Matthew!

Posted on December 19, 2018 .

Kick Off for HPS Footballers

Holywood’s football season got underway this afternoon as the new league format kicked off at Eddie Irvine Sports Complex in Bangor.

The league consists of 16 teams competing from across the Ards and North Down area and matches take place once a month where each school plays a total of 3 games.

Holywood’s opponents for todays fixtures were Towerview P.S, Crawfordsburn P.S and Clandeboye P.S. Holywood had a lot of boys competing and representing the school for the first time and their enthusiasm showed from the first whistle. The boys worked hard as a team and put together some brilliant passages of play over their 3 games that led to some fantastic goals by Ben (3), Ruan. Zak and Luke. For all their hard work, Holywood unfortunately were edged in all 3 of their games but their attitude and application were excellent and they did themselves and their school proud.

A great day of football overall with plenty to build on for the future games to come!

SQUAD: Cameron, Benjamin, Joshua P, Matthew, Ruan, Luke, Oliver, Zak and Ben (C).

Posted on December 4, 2018 .

HPS Christmas cards 2018

The Christmas cards designed by the boys and girls were great this year!

Special congratulations to Matthew (P6) and George (P7). Their Christmas cards were chosen by Mrs Crookshanks as covers for Holywood Primary School’s Christmas cards that will be sent to other schools this Christmas.


Posted on November 25, 2018 .

PTA Christmas Fair another great success!

Many thanks to everyone who came along to support the Christmas  Fair. A highlight for many of the younger children this year was a  visit from Santa!
We are so grateful to the fabulous parent volunteers,  family friends and Priory College pupils who helped to set up earlier today, man  a stall and / or help to tidy up extremely well afterwards. It was so  encouraging to see a number of new faces on the PTA team today along with the  familiar HPS faces too. It simply made everything so much easier!
A special  mention to Kellie Shimmin and volunteers who have been working really hard to  prepare for the Fair over a number of weeks. Their teamwork ensured everything  ran smoothly and hopefully allowed parents and grandparents to relax while the  boys and girls had great fun. Thanks also to Kellie Grant for co-ordinating the  great raffle prizes too which were generously donated by local businesses and  families closely connected to HPS . 

**********************A FANTASTIC TOTAL OF OVER £2400 WAS RAISED !**************************
Once again thank you so much for all your help and supporting the Fair today. There certainly was plenty of Christmas cheer at HPS!

Posted on November 22, 2018 .