Ashfield Football Tournament

Congratulations to the sixteen boys who represented Holywood PS at the annual Ashfield tournament. By having two teams participating in the Ashfield Tournament, this  enabled a number of the P7 and many of our P6 pupils to have the opportunity to represent the school for the first time.`

The B Team equipped themselves very well against tough opposition but despite their best efforts and a great goal by Kyle they were unable to secure a place in the knockout stages.

The A Team kicked off the tournament positively with their first competitive win of the season. Throughout the competition the boys played some great football but unfortunately did not manage to convert their chances and suffered two 1-0 losses after having the majority of the possession. The A team finished the group stage with 4 points and narrowly missed out on progressing to the knockout stages by 1 point. Despite the miserable weather the boys had a great morning of competitive football. Special thanks to David Kennedy for his joint managerial role and for all the parent helpers who provided transport and even stayed to support HPS! :)


P7: Ruan (C), Benjamin, Joshua P, Oliver, Ben, Luke, Jamie, Harrison and George.

P6: Cameron, Thomas W, Zak, Matthew, Joshua, Oscar and Kyle.

Posted on January 23, 2019 .

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 .