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Get in to Summer

There are multi sports clubs available for our pupils this summer!

Please find attached, posters for all activities running in the Kilmarnock area.  All booking links are contained in the posters with live links.

·Get Into Summer – Rugby and Football KM (4)

Gymnastics Summer of Sport (KM 2)

Football Camps Get Into Summer (5)

Kilmarnock Get Into Summer (5)

Ayrshire College Summer Programme (4)

Sports events!


Each stage recently held their own sports events.  Pupils had a great time and showed great sportsmanship throughout.  We missed having our community there to cheer us on this year but fear not – our digital leaders were on hand to capture all of the events.  We have made a video for you to catch up on the action – enjoy!

Who will be the winning house??

Please bring your devices to school

  Scottish Government Devices  

We need to do an inventory of all of our devices that were issued during remote learning.  If your child was given a device (an iPad or a laptop) can you please return it to the school by Friday 18th June so that we can carry out the inventory.  The device should be returned with its charger and bag (if you were provided with one).

Please do not worry – the device will be returned to your child in August as the device has been allocated to them, not the school.

If it would benefit your child to have their device during the summer period then please email and this can be arranged.

P7 pupils will not have their device returned to them as their secondary school will issue them with a new device when they start S1.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Young Carers

Supporting our Young Carers

If you believe your child is a Young Carer, we would like to hear from you.

A young carer is someone who is aged between 5-18 that may look after a relative.

They may have to look after someone who has:

  • poor mental health
  • a physical disability
  • problematic substance misuse
  • requires extra emotional support
  • needs extra help sometimes

We are keen to support our pupils in school and work with the East Ayrshire Young Carers group who offer a number of activities to children who have a caring role to play at home.

Please fill in the form if your child is a Young Carer.

P7 Transition information for parents

Dear P7 parents,
As we move forward in our preparations for P7 transition, I would like to share Kilmarnock Academy’s progress and our future plans for the transition experience.
All P7 classes took part in our Modern Languages challenge in October and we were delighted with the results with prizes won at every primary. I hope you also enjoyed our Virtual P7 Information Evening in December and benefited from the tour of our amazing school.
Behind the scenes, Mrs Wallace has been meeting with P7 teachers to discuss and support various aspects of transition to ensure your son/daughter gets the best opportunities when they arrive.
Our programme continues with our virtual Expressive Arts activity which will be released next week through your primary schools. We hope you enjoy this activity.
Moving forward, we will be visiting every primary school, either​ in person or virtually, and we hope to offer P7 pupils a chance to visit Kilmarnock Academy too. Please keep up to date with our app for any information.
Kind Regards
David Rose
Head Teacher

Digital Communication Guide

As primary 4 – 7 continue to engage in online learning, we would like to remind our families about the resources available to support learning.  Please find attached our  guide to  digital communication and online learning resources.  Please familiarise yourself with all of the resources available.  We hope you find this document useful.

Onthank Primary digital communication guide 2021

Safer Internet Day – Tuesday 9th February

Online safety is an important issue which we’re committed to teaching our students about, particularly now that pupils are accessing their education through the internet.

On Tuesday 9th February we will be joining schools across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day 2021. Safer Internet Day is a global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology.

We would love for you to join us in celebrating the day by continuing the conversation at home. To help you with this you may be interested in downloading the free Safer Internet Day resource pack for parents and carers which is available here:

There is also a quiz and films which you can use at home with your child.

Some other resources which you may find helpful in supporting your child online are:

If you take part in any Internet Safety activities with your child this week, please send a photo of them to

Thank you!

Bug Club on iPads

We have been made aware of some issues with pupils trying to use Bug Club on iPads.  After contacting the company, they have advised you try changing settings to allow cookies in Safari Browser, and also turn off Prevent Cross site Tracking. Below are the steps you can follow.

Enabling cookies in Safari for iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch)  

1. From your home screen, go to Settings > Safari.

2. Make sure that the “Block All Cookies” and “Prevent Cross Site Tracking’ is turned off.

Safari on Mac 

1. Open Safari if it is not already open.

2. Click the “Safari” menu and choose “Preferences” and then “Privacy”

3. Depending on your version of OS:

4. Look for “Prevent Cross Site Tracking” and disable this setting.

If you are continuing to have difficulties, please screenshot the issue and email it to so that we can try to resolve it.  Thank you.