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Active Schools – P4/5 Basketball Festival


The following pupils won their partnership heat and have been selected to represent the school at the final:
Jack B
Jaxon H
Shaw S
Lyla M
Mollie B
Ethan S
Blake C
Erin P

The final will take place on Friday 29th November at Ayrshire College (11.30am-1.30pm). Sports Development Modern Apprentice Blair Gormam will be coaching the pupils on the day. Pupils will be transported to the venue by bus.
Please complete the consent form below and indicate if you would like to volunteer to attend with the pupils.

Active Schools – P4/5 Basketball Festival Heats

The following children have been selected to represent the school:
Jack B
Jaxon H
Shaw S
Lyla M
Mollie B
Ethan S
Blake C
Erin P

The heat will take place on Thursday 21st November at James Hamilton Academy (3.30-4.30pm). HNC student Ethan Donaghy will be coaching the pupils on the day. We require parents to provide transport to and from the venue. The pupils should arrive back at school at 4.45pm to walk home or be collected.
Please complete the consent form below and indicate if you are able to provide transport.

Kilmarnock Football Club – Family Ticket


Kilmarnock Football Club has kindly offered our school a family ticket (two adults and two children) for the home games this season. If you would like the opportunity to attend a game as a family please complete the form below. The school will rotate the ticket or randomly select during assembly if we are oversubscribed.

P4/5 Basketball Club

A basketball club for P4/5 pupils will begin on Tuesday 29th October until Tuesday 19th November from 3pm – 4pm. This is organised in partnership with Active Schools and led by H.N.C. Sport Students from Ayrshire College. Please complete the consent form below if you would like your child to attend.

P6/7 Boxing @ Northwest Boxing Club

Scottish Internationalist Kieran McMaster is running an after school club at Northwest Boxing Club from Tuesday 29th October – Tuesday 19th November (3-4pm). Mr Simpson will walk the pupils over at 3pm and should be collected or walk home from the boxing club at 4pm. Please complete the consent form below if your child would like to attend.

Active Girls Day 2019

The girls had a fantastic day participating in sport. We skip started the day with Skip Fit Friday. P1-4 showcased their dance moves at Zumba with Mr Swan. P7S girls delivered Extreme Dodgeball to P5 and football to  P6. P7 girls completed the day displaying their boxing skills and competing against each other at skipping champion. A big thank you to all the parents and carers for their support on the day.

Active Girls Day 2019

On Friday 4th October 2019, we’ll be celebrating the amazing work going into girls’ sport and the progress around girls’ participation. To celebrate we have organised a timetable of physical activity in the school.

P7S girls will lead the activities alongside Mr Simpson and Mr Swan. All girls are encouraged to wear active wear on Friday. Parents/carers are more than welcome to come along and participate on the day.

 

P3/4:  Zumba  (Mr Swan) 11.00 – 11.30am

P1/2: Zumba (Mr Swan) 11.30 -12.00 midday

P5: Extreme Dodgeball (Mr Simpson) 1.20 – 1.50pm

P6: Football (Mr Simpson) 1.50 – 2.20pm

P7:  Boxing (Mr Simpson) 2.20 – 2.50pm

 

 

Football After School Club – P6/7 Girls

Football coaching for P6/7 Girls will begin on Tuesday 1st October – Tuesday 3rd December (3-4pm). The sessions will take place both  indoor and outdoor so please bring suitable clothing.

Complete the consent form below if you wish your child to attend.

Active Schools – Cross Country Championships

Our P6/7 team competed against the top cross country runners in East Ayrshire primary schools. We had some fantastic results at the event that was held at the Ayrshire Athletics Arena in conjunction with Kilmarnock Harriers.

Leah H – 3rd
Erin W – 4th
Jack E – 4th
Daniel H – 6th

Well done to all the pupils that competed and a big thank you to all the family members that attended to support our athletes.

 

Sportscotland School Sport Award

Onthank has been awarded the sportscotland Silver School Sport Award for 2019-2020.

 

The Silver Award highlights that our school has shown improvement across the core areas of the Award and demonstrated an on-going commitment to increase young people’s opportunities and engagement in physical education, school sport and leadership and provide clear pathways to life-long participation in sport.

Going for Gold!?

#SchoolSportAward

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East Ayrshire Schools – Primary Cross Country Championships

The following pupils have been selected to represent the school at the annual championships:

P6 Girls

Jessica A

Leah H

Faye A

Sophie H

Alex D

P6 Boys

Daniel H

Lewis K

Logan W

Tom R

Liam R

P7 Girls

Neve R

Orlaith H

Erin W

Erin T

Lotte I

P7 Boys

Jack E

Tyler Q

Theo M

Campbell N

Joshua B

The event will take place on Thursday 26th September at the Ayrshire Athletics Arena. Family members are invited to come along and support our athletes from 9.45am. Pupils should bring water and a snack. Pupils should wear their running outfit to school that day. The pupils will be transported to the event by bus and will return for lunch. Please complete the consent below to allow your child to attend.

Skip Fit Friday Returns

Who: P3-7 pupils, parents, carers and staff
What: Skipping skills, tricks and skipping champion competition
Where: Assembly Hall
When: Every Friday 8.40 – 9.00am
Why: Kickstart your day the active way

Some of the fitness benefits of skipping include:

  • Leg strength
  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Stamina
  • Coordination
  • Bone strength
  • Balance
  • Agility
  • Flexibility
  • Full body workout
  • Endurance

Aldi’s Kit for Schools

How it works… Get involved!
Every time you spend over £30 in any Aldi store you’ll receive a Team GB sticker. Take your stickers to school to help complete your poster. Once complete with 300 stickers send the poster back to us to receive an exclusive sports kit and to be in with a chance to win £20,000 for your school.

Please send all stickers to Mr Simpson’s class.

P5 Golf

Golf Pro Bill Lockie will be running a one off after school club to promote the October Golf Programme taking place at Caprington Golf Club and Loudoun Gowf Club.
Bill will bring along letters/ consents for October on the day.
When: Wed 11th Sept
Time: 3-4pm
Stage: P5

Please complete the consent form below if you wish for your child to attend on Wednesday.

P7 Millport Trip

P7 Millport Trip

The buses will leave at 8.45am tomorrow and return for 3pm. Pupils should wear suitable clothing and have been advised to bring a towel if they plan to go on the beach area. There is a £15 spending money limit and pupils should not bring mobile phones or any other electrical devices with them. Pupils are welcome to bring disposable cameras if they wish. Fingers crossed for the weather.

P7 Fun Day 2019

Onthank’s annual Fun Day will take place today. The cost of stalls range from 10p-50p. All pupils should wear school uniform as normal. All parents and carers are invited to join their child at their allocated time. Tea/coffee and home baking will be on offer. The timetable for the day is as follows:
P1 9.30-9.50am
P2 9.50-10.10am
P3 10.10-10.30am
P4 11.10-11.30am
P5 11.30-11.50am
P6 11.50-12.10pm

P7 Fun Day 2019

Onthank’s annual Fun Day will take place on Wednesday 12th June. P7 will be organising stalls and activities for the whole school to enjoy. The cost of stalls range from 10p-50p. We are asking for any donations (no glass) that can be given out as prizes at our tombola stall. All pupils should wear school uniform as normal. All parents and carers are invited to join their child on the day. The timetable for the day is as follows:
P1 9.30-9.50am
P2 9.50-10.10am
P3 10.10-10.30am
P4 11.10-11.30am
P5 11.30-11.50am
P6 11.50-12.10pm

P7B/M & P7M Dean castle visit

P7B/M (am) & P7M (pm) will visit the Dean Castle tomorrow (Thursday 23 May). The pupils will get a rare glimpse inside the castle before it opens again to the public in 2021 and see the progress being made with the restoration process. Both classes will have their lunch at school as normal. Pupils should wear school uniform and sturdy shoes (trainers are acceptable).

P3 Girls’ Football Club

Onthank Primary School, in conjunction with your Active Schools Coordinator and Kilmarnock FC, are pleased to invite your child/children to take part in an afterschool Girls’ Football Club at the school. This club for P3 pupils will take place after school on a Wednesday. It’ll be outside so please send children prepared for the weather.

Onthank Primary School P3 Girls’ Football Club

Day: Wednesday

Time: 3pm-4pm

Dates: 29th May, 5th and 12th June

 

Should you wish your child/children to attend please complete the permission slip attached. If you require a paper copy please contact the school and return as soon as possible. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

P3 Girls Football May-June

P7 Transition

Active Schools in partnership with Kilmarnock Academy PE Department would like to support the transition from Primary to Secondary school by offering the primary pupils within the Kilmarnock Education group the opportunity to be involved in a sporting opportunity at the academy.

Kilmarnock Academy would like to offer all P7 pupils the opportunity to participate in our after school Basketball and Netball programme. The aim is to promote a smooth transition from Primary to Secondary school.

 

The details are as follows;

 

Dates:                   Wednesday 5th, 12th and 19th June

Time:                    3.40pm – 4.45pm

Class:                    P7

Venue:                 Kilmarnock Academy – PE Department

Please complete the attached consent form if  your child would like to attend. Transition Letter 2019

If you require a paper copy of the consent form please contact the school.

 

P4/5 Football Festival

Active Schools P4/5 Football Festival will take place on Tuesday 14th May at Whatriggs Primary School (3.30-4.30pm).  Please indicate on the consent form below if you are able to help with transport. The following pupils have been selected for the team:

P5M Jessica Anderson

P5M Niamh Lochrie

P5M Emily Thomson

P5I Sophie Kerr

P5I Jade Graham

P4F Lyla Mathieson

P4M Emily McNamara

P4E Ellie Nicol

P4E Brooke Morgan

P4M Jodie Fleming

Scottish Cross Country School Championships

Well done on all the P6/7 pupils that competed in the national championships. The results were as follows:

P6 Girls

Erin Tonner – 74th

Rhainnon Smith – 87th

Lucy Wilson – 107th

Millie Allan – 115th

Carrie Lithgow – 117th

P6 Boys

Miller Davidson – 30th

Lucas Bryden – 39th

Lewis McFadzean – 46th

P7 Girls

Isla Tonner – 6th

P7 Boys

Adam Gold – 52nd

Lewis Hope – 62nd

 

The school would like to thank Eddie Tonner for organising the event for the pupils. Thank you to all the parents that attended and supported our pupils

P4/5 Basketball Festival

Please complete the form below to allow your child to play in the upcoming Basketball Festival on Friday 26  April. Pupils should wear a tracksuit, bring a packed lunch and water.  Faye Meikle (Active Schools Coordinator) will accompany the pupils to the event at Kilmarnock College. The bus will leave at 10.30am and return to school around 1.45pm .

The team:

Arran Cowan

Sophie Hopkins

Lily Nimbley

Daniel Harvey

Declan Angus

Max Young

Lewis Kirk

Mitchell Birtles

 

32nd SSAA PRIMARY SCHOOLS’ CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

The form below is only to be completed by the parents of the P6/7 Cross Country team.

I give permission for my child to attend the SSAA Primary Schools’ Cross Country Championships at Kirkcaldy High School on Saturday 27th April 2019.

I give permission for the school to provide Eddie Tonner (parent coach) with my contact details to organise the event.

P6 Netball Festival

The Netball Festival organised by Active Schools will take place on Monday (25th February) at Kilmarnock Academy. The bus will leave at 10.30am and will return for lunch. Pupils should bring a healthy snack and drink.