Category Archives: Antibullying

RespectMe Parent/Carer Training Opportunity – PLEASE READ


#ouronthank work has been highlighted and praised at higher level and I am delighted to be invited to share our work at the next RespectMe Parent Training Day.

We have also been given the opportunity for additional parents/carers to attend and participate in the training led by RespectMe Trainer, Lisa Armstrong.

T4T Training will allow parents/carers to deliver the RespectMe program to families in our community and further our understanding on RespectMe, its vision and positive contribution to #ouronthan ethos.


Date: Wednesday 18th March 2020

Time: 9am – 3pm

Venue: Mount Carmel Primary School, Kilmarnock (opposite Onthank Primary)

If you are available and would like to attend the above training event with me, please comment below or phone the school office to confirm your place by FRIDAY 6TH FEBRUARY.

We will meet at Onthank Primary at 8.50am on 18th March and arrive at Mount Carmel as a group.

I hope this opportunity is one met with excitement and support. Go Onthank!

Any additional questions, please contact me on

#respectme #changestartswithus #ouronthank


Onthank Families,

Please be reminded our Respectful Relationships Parent Workshop is tomorrow Wednesday 26th February, 6.30pm – 7.30pm!

Don’t worry about childcare, if you have to bring your young people with you, Mrs Milligan will have activities and a cinema room in our Learning Centre to keep them entertained!

Come along and find out about RespectMe, our School Vision and guidance on supporting your young person from our Respectful Relationship Team!

Change Starts With Us. Can’t wait to see you there!

Mr Swan


We hope all #ouronthank families have shared a wonderful February weekend together!

Our staff and parent Respectful Relationships Ambassadors have been meeting to create our Parent/Carer Workshop and look forward to sharing this with you at the end of the month.


Date: Wednesday 26th February

Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Where: Onthank Primary Main Hall

This will be an informative, interactive evening where our Respectful Relationship Ambassadors will share the vision statement, you will be made aware of where to access further information on anti-bullying and participate in a Restorative Practice session.

Get it in the diary now!

We look forward to welcoming all young people back to school tomorrow!

‘respectme’ Respectful Relationships/Anti-Bullying Awareness

Dear Families,

We hope you have all had a wonderful October break and are looking forward to warm welcomes tomorrow!

East Ayrshire is currently embarking on a pilot project to help address bullying among children and young people. By working with ‘respectme’, Scotland’s anti-bullying service, the aim of the project is to provide a range of supports to parents, carers, staff and young people to improve their knowledge and confidence in promoting respectful relationships and address bullying behaviour and its impact.

Onthank Primary are working in collaboration with ‘respectme’, seeing staff and members of the Parent Council attending training and forming our Respectful Relationships Team. Over the course of this academic year we will be creating anti-bullying parent workshops, working directly with a pupil focus group to create pupil workshops and sharing the ethos of ‘respectme’ with our school community.

If you would like to be involved in any aspect of our ‘respectme’ journey please speak with Mr Swan by Friday 25th October.

We invite you to complete the project pre-questionnaire which will support the initial stages of our journey. Thank you.

Our school community will be updated throughout the year as the project develops. #respectme #ouronthank


Primary 6 and PACE Theatre

Our Primary 6 classes worked with PACE Theatre yesterday morning to produce a short anti bullying play which was performed to the P5 year group and our P6 parents.

The children worked extremely hard in the morning to learn actions, lines and stage directions.  The show delivered a strong anti bullying message and encouraged to reach their full potential.

Thank you to all the adults who were able to join us for the performance. It was great to see so many people there. We’d love to hear your comments about the show below.

Thank you to Mrs Williams for organising this excellent experience. ?

Click below to see a short video from the performance.