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ECO GREEN FLAG success gets acknowledgement from Scottish Parliament

On Monday 16th December Willie Coffey MSP came to congratulate Onthank Primary and the  Eco Committee for success in attaining our 5th Green Flag. This is an internationally recognised achievement and the Eco Schools assessor: Keep Scotland Beautiful commented that our work had been outstanding!

Willie Coffey raised this as a motion in Parliament on the 18th December see below:


Motion S5M-20262: Willie Coffey, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/12/2019Hide Full Motion <<

That the Parliament congratulates Onthank Primary School in Kilmarnock, on successfully achieving Eco-Schools Green Flag Award status; recognises that this Green Flag award is an internationally recognised achievement for schools and nurseries committed to learning for sustainability; understands that Eco-Schools is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world with 19.5 million children, young people and educators engaged in 67 different countries; understands that Onthank Primary School impressed the Eco-Schools assessor with the amazing work carried out over the past two years with their chosen topics of litter, transport and waste minimisation, which the school, community, parents and the surrounding community were involved with through various activities; commends everyone involved in this fantastic achievement, and wishes them further success continuing Eco-Schools work.

Supported by: Sandra White, Stuart McMillan, Bill Kidd, Finlay Carson, Richard Lyle, Stewart Stevenson


We are VERY PROUD of our Eco Committee, pupils, staff and community members who made this happen.  We are delighted to see Onthank on the map at a national level!


Well Done to everyone.  We will celebrate with a Green Day in February.  Details to follow.


Onthank is Blooming!

Our school is in bloom.
Kale, broccoli parsnips, herbs, sage, radishes, potatoes, peas, runner beans and carrots



Over the summer the P6 Dig for Victory effort has produced an abundance of fruit and vegetables. Pupils will return to school next week and can enjoy some of the produce we gave to the kitchen to prepare. Well done everyone in last sessions P2, P3, and P6.

ONTHANK@DANCEFEST 2019 Permission Required


Onthank Primary are delighted to be invited back to East Ayrshire’s DANCE FEST 2019 event in March at The Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock.
We are calling on as many P6 & P7 pupils to join #teamonthank and perform alongside schools from across Ayrshire in a true celebration of dance.
Dance Fest rehearsals will take the form of an after-school club delivered by Steven Swan every Friday 3pm – 4.30pm in the main hall, commencing Friday 1st February.
P6 & P7 pupils wishing to participate should complete the permission form below with a parent/guardian by Friday 1st February.
Onthank are excited to showcase our talent at Dance Fest 2019! #teamonthank #dancefest2019