Author: Mr McIlwraith

Parent Testimonials

Would you be able to write a testimonial for our new school handbook? 

Our school handbook is read by new, prospective families and we would like to include your voice!

Please find below a list of short questions to use as a prompt for any families wishing to contribute towards our Parent Testimonials this year!

Any testimonials should be submitted to Mr Swan ( by the end of Friday 11th June 2021. 


1. Name (not required)

2. Child Stage

3. Describe Onthank Primary School in 3 words.

4. How did Onthank Primary School support your child’s learning success during lockdown?

5. What are you most proud of at Onthank Primary School?

6. What does being part of our school community mean or look like for your family?

7. What makes Onthank Primary School ‘the best’?


Dance & Drama After School Activities – “A Wee Pause” – Please Read

Dear Families,
We hope you’ve shared a happy, safe weekend.
Please be advised, unfortunately all Dance and Drama and P7 Dance Fest after school classes will NOT run this week.
Classes will run from 14th – 18th June as normal for the final session of the term.
P6 Dance Fest will run as normal this week Tuesday 8th June with Miss Howat.
All Sport activities will also run as normal. 
We thank you for you support and understanding at this time and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Have a great week ahead!
Mr Swan

Sports Day Parent Information

Due to Covid Guidance, this year we are not permitted to have Parents/Carers attend our school sports days. Our digital leaders will be taking photographs at all of our sports day events which we will share with you. We hope to have you all back in school again soon!  

Our planned sports days are:

Tuesday 25 May:   Primary 1   1.30pm

Wed 26 May:         Primary 6   10.00am        Primary 2  1.30pm

Thurs 27 May:       Primary 4   9.30am           Primary 5   11.00am

                              Primary 3   1.30pm

Wed 2 June:          Primary 7   9.30am

On Sports Days we are asking pupils to come to school wearing their sports clothes and if possible a t- shirt showing their team colour. We will give all pupils a coloured badge to represent their team. We also ask that your child brings a non fizzy drink.

This year we have new house names and shields chosen and designed by our pupils:

Craufurdland             Dean                        Kay                  Rowallan

For more information please click here: Sports Day 2021 Parent Info


PATHS Parent Information Session

PATHS @ Onthank Primary School 

Join our PATHS Information Parent/Carer Virtual Event!

Date : Tuesday 25thMay 

Time : 4-5pm 


This interactive session will include information on:

  • What is PATHS?
  • Why is PATHS @ Onthank Primary?
  • The PATHS Curriculum
  • PATHS Social Emotional Learning Development

You will be given an insight and overview on how you can continue ‘PATHS @ Home’, support your child’s learning and development outside of school and finsh with time for any questions. Parents from all stages welcome!


To join, please click the link below via a computer, or download the V Scene App to your phone or device. 

V Scene Link: 

V-Room and Vscene Mobile App
Room Key: 1480073


Instructions on how to use V Scene can be found here: 


We look forward to seeing you! 

 Onthank Primary School SLT 


Hoppy Holidays!

Congratulations on an ‘egg-cellent’ perfect guess Aimee – 141 eggs in our ‘How Many Eggs?’ jar! Enjoy! 🐥
The closest guess from each stage also received a prize.
Thank you to everyone who joined the Easter fun, raising £340 for our Pupil Voice identified learning and leisure resources.
Our whole school community has shared another great term and we can’t wait to welcome our young people back on Monday 19th April at the same staggered times.
P1 – 8.55am – 2.55pm
P2 – 9.05am – 3.05pm
P3 – 9.05am – 3.05pm
P4 – 8.50am – 2.50pm
P5 – 8.55am – 2.55pm
P6 – 9.00am – 3.00pm 
P7 – 8.50am – 2.50pm 
For now, we send our safe and well wishes for a restful Easter, with special thanks to our staff team #youvegotthis #thankful #lucky
‘Hoppy Holidays Everyone!’ ❤
#OurOnthank #LoveIsOnthank #BringOnThe19th


As we come to the end of an ‘egg-cellent’ Spring Term we are ‘egg-cited’ for a week of Easter themed activities including our at home Egg Design challenge, and in school ‘How many Eggs’?

Check out our poster for full details.

We kindly remind our families to check emails and the school app for details of our early closure stagger times on Thursday 1st April.

‘Hoppy Holidays’!

#OurOnthank #EasterFun #Eggcited


What an AMAZING first week back in school we have shared with our P1, P2 & P3 young people! We are so lucky! ❤⭐️
Here’s a short message from our #superstars saying #thankyou to our parents/carers and whole school community for supporting our staggered entry/exit times, maintaining 2m social distancing, and always smiling behind the masks.
We can’t wait to welcome P4-P7 back soon – keep up the great work online!
Bring on next week! Stay safe. ❤⭐️
#ouronthank #loveisonthank #thankyou

P1-P3 Thank You!

Wow, what an amazing first day back for our P1-P3 school community. Our highlight was seeing your happy, smiling faces and hearing some of our classrooms come to life again.
We hope you enjoyed your first day back and are looking forward to the rest of the week. Special thanks to our parents/carers for following our entry/exit safety procedures which have minimised gatherings and will continue to keep our whole school community safe.
Please remember to check the weather forecast and pack your umbrella for a rainy day! #OurOnthank #BringOnTomorrow