We are having an excellent term so far at Youth Club with our young people creating the format of the sessions, providing activity choices and planning events! Unfortunately we don’t think a school sleepover can be accommodated!!
We would like to remind families Youth Club starts at 5.30pm and invite young people to arrive from 5.20pm at the earliestas adult supervision will not be provided until this time.
#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 email@example.com
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.
SAVE THE DATE
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!
I am delighted to announce our P6/7 Dance Ambassadors have been selected to perform at Dance Fest 2020 – congratulations for qualifying!
PERFORMANCE DATE: Wednesday 25th March 2020
VENUE: The Palace Theatre, Green Street, Kilmarnock KA1 3BN
TIME: 7pm – 9pm
TICKET PRICE: £8/£6
Tickets are available NOW from The Palace Theatre on 01563 554900.
All members of our school community are invited to support our P6/7 Dance Ambassadors and cheer on #ouronthank
Our 2020 Team will be taken by bus to The Palace Theatre on Wednesday 26th March at 2:30pm for a Dress Rehearsal on stage. The young people will then stay at the venue for the remainder of the evening with school staff. If you are a parent/carer and would also like to volunteer to supervise our team prior to the performance please let Mr Swan know.
Your child will need to bring a packed dinner to school on the day – as healthy as possible please prior to dancing!
Dancers will be given a costume requirements list from Mr Swan next week which he can speak through with at parent/carers on collection.
A DVD of the performance will be available to order on the evening through The Palace.
Parents/Carers – if you require any additional information at this stage you know where I am!
Please see all information below regarding our After School Activities and complete the form below.
For activities starting at 3pm young people will be collected from their class and taken to the area of the school where the activity will be led, then chaperoned to the main office for collection. Any activities after 3pm, can all young people please congregate at the main office where they will be collected.
Please pay close attention to the START DATE of each activity and any durations noted. If a duration is not noted the activity will run to the Easter Holiday.
When Gymnastics starts (17.02.20) pupils are encouraged to wear their gym kit. P3/4 pupils will change at the end of the day. If the numbers for gymnastics are high, you will receive a letter from Mr Swan to inform you if we will operate a Group 1/Group 2 split.
PARENT/CARER VOLUNTEERS – if you have availability to support any of our activities, working alongside Mr Swan and OPS staff, please contact Mr Swan on firstname.lastname@example.org or give your details to Mrs Andrew at the office.
We have tried to accommodate pupil/community voice in the creation of Our Activities and are already working hard to secure those activities which currently do not appear. We thank you for you cooperation and support here.
Onthank Primary staff, along with Active Schools, have already drafted a Jan-March 2020 ‘Our Onthank Activities’ which will be shared on the Blog at the end of the week when all details/staff have been confirmed.
You will then be able to sign your young person up for as many after school activities as they wish!
The range of activities comes after your community voice feedback on the Blog questionnaire over the holiday. Please be assured we are working hard to accommodate and schedule all requests. There is still time to complete this and we warmly invite you and your young person to do so.
ACTIVITIES WILL START WEEK BEGINNING MONDAY 20TH JANUARY.
We thank you in advance for your continued support in the scheduling of ‘Our Onthank Activities’ and look forward to an exciting term ahead.
If you have any questions please comment below or speak with Mr Swan.
Primary 2 and 3 girls joined Miss Hamilton and girls from James Hamilton Primary school at the Girls Brigade Carol Service in St Kentigern’s Church. They did well singing and reciting poetry. Well done.
Our P6/7 choir sang their hearts out at Morrisons this morning. The singing was beautiful and made everyone feel very Christmassy. Our P4’s also did a super job collecting donations for Hansel Village. Well done everyone!
What a brilliant 2019 season of after school activities we have all shared together at Onthank Primary! Thank you to our young people and families for supporting our events and clubs!
Our final 2019 after school activities are:
Monday (today): P1/2 Arts & Crafts & P3/4 Arts & Crafts
Tuesday: P1-3 Gymnastics & P4-7 Gymnastics
We want to ensure our young people and families have the opportunity to create our 2020 Activities, so invite you to complete the form below together over the festive season. This will support us confirming teachers/facilitators for the New Year.
We want to hear from everyone and thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts with us.
IT’S SHOW WEEK @ ONTHANK PRIMARY… AND EVERYONE IS INVITED!
Our P6/7 pupils have been working incredibly hard to bring this festive tale to life and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas @ #ouronthank and this week we will see their efforts come to fruition!
So please remember the invitation is warmly extended to our full community, not just P6/7 families.
Book your tickets now on Parent Pay!
Can all P7 pupils please arrive at school on Monday and Wednesday at 6pm prompt for costume, notes and final preparation bringing everything they need for the performance. They will be met by Mr Swan and guided to the Gym Hall by staff.
Can all P6 pupils please arrive at school on Monday and Wednesday at 6.30pm prompt IN COSTUME where they will be met by their teacher and guided to the Gym Hall by staff.
The show will start at 7pm promptand finish at 8:30pm (approx.) where all pupils will then be safely signed out to families from the Main Hall.
Pupils will also need their costume for the performance on Tuesday @ 10am. P6 pupils can wear their costume to school if easier for the family.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Swan or comment below and he will help at anytime.
Let’s give our P6/7 young people the full house, applause and support they so thoroughly deserve! See you there!
As promised by Mr Swan, please see below the time slots for those families who have signed up for our Christmas Photoshoot with Mrs Pearson during tomorrow’s Community Night.
Mr Swan last checked the sign up document at 6.15pm and has created this table based on those sign ups in the hope of accommodating your requests. Sincere thanks for your support here.
If you signed up, however your name is not in the timetable, please comment below and Mr Swan will be happy to check and amend.
ANY SUBSEQUENT SIGN UPS PLEASE SELECT A TIMESLOT WHICH IS AVAILBLE/FREE.
The photoshoot will take place at the back of the Main Hall and we encourage you to arrive 5 minutes prior to your slot.
If you arrive at Community Night wishing a photograph having not booked, Mrs Pearson will be happy to accommodate. However, please be advised this will be subsequent to availability as per the schedule below.
What better way to get into the Christmas Spirit than coming together for our final Community Night of 2019!
We are excited to offer the perfect gift this Christmas with resident photographer and staff member, Miss Pearson providing a professional shoot for the family! When completing the booking form please identify your time preference as Miss Pearson will be available from 4pm – 7:30pm. The order will be posted on the blog on Wednesday, however you will still have the opportunity to book a time if available on Thursday evening.
The Athletics Final will take place at the Athletics Arena, Friday 8th November. The competition starts at 6.30pm and will finish approx 8.15pm.
The team should arrive at 6pm in black/dark leggings/shorts, athletics t-shirt and should bring a non-fizzy drink and snack. Please bring a warm jacket/jumper to wear when not competing as the hall is cold. Seating is roughly calculated at 2 seats per child.
And we’re back, this time for a spookylicious Hallowe’en Community Night Extravaganza for all the family!
There will be a Disco, Trick or Treat Food Fun, Arts & Crafts, Cinema Room and Sport Activities for all the family to share together! We also invite you to visit our RespectMe – Anti Bullying stall for more information on staff/parent training and pupil/parent workshops.
DON’T FORGET TO DRESS UP!
Please note, and follow the times for each stage to participate in the activites. If you have more than one child at Onthank, you can adapt the timetable to suit you. Complete the below form and let us know you’re coming!
We can’t wait to welcome you back – bring all the family and don’t forget an apple! Donations warmly and gratefully received.
The first meeting of the strategy club was a great success this afternoon with over twenty people attending! The best bit was when people got the chance to teach how to play their games to Mrs McKie and Miss McKelvey. Looking forward to next week’s session already. ? A
We jump excitedly into a new school term tomorrow and welcome Gymnastics to ‘Our Onthank’ after school activities thanks to our partners at Active Schools!
As per the letter issued last term, please be reminded of the pupils and dates for Gymnastics Group 1:
GYMNASTICS CLUB START DATE: 22 OCTOBER 2019 (tomorrow!)
GYMNASTICS FINISH DATE: 19 NOVEMBER 2019
TIME: 3pm – 4pm
LOCATION: Onthank Primary Assembly Hall
Group 1 Register
Pupils will have the opportunity to change into their PE kit at the end of the day.
Pupils will be collected from their class at 2.55pm by Gymnastics Instructor Shannon and taken to the assembly hall. Families will be invited into the hall at 4pm for collection and sign out from the main entrance.
If due to any circumstances your child can’t attend tomorrow, they are more than welcome next week.
Gymnastics Group 2 pupils will be reminded the week prior to the timetable change.
After Christmas, sign up will open up again for children who have not participated in Gymnastics this term in order to give everyone an opportunity.
PLEASE NOTE P4-P7 GYMNASTICS WILL COMMENCE NEXT WEEK, TUESDAY 29TH OCTOBER 4PM – 5PM.
Sign up is closed for this class and will reopen after Christmas.
After the success of our first Community Night in June, where we welcomed over 600 members of our school and North West community, we are excited to announce – back by popular demand – our next Community Night event!
DATE: THURSDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 6PM – 7:30PM
We warmly invite you and your family to join us for another evening of fun, laughter and friendship – just complete the form so we know you are coming!
We are incredibly lucky at Onthank Primary for the amount of parental volunteers who make events such as this possible. If you would like to get involved with our Community Night, or any other school event, please speak to Steven Swan. Thank you in advance for your support! #whatateam #legends
Bring on the fun!
“I gotta feeling…that tonight’s gonna be a good night…tonight’s gonna be a good, good night”
We are delighted at the response and sign up to after school Gymnastics at Onthank Primary – our young people will be leading a parent class before we know it!
Sign up for the October – December sessions for Gymnastics has now closed, but fear not, all pupils who wish to participate in Gymnastics but missed out, will get the chance to sign up between January 2020 – June 2020!
We are already planning more than one Gymnastics after school day from January onwards which will ensure all our young people have the opportunity to participate, this academic year.
All P1-3 pupils who have been signed up were given a letter from Mr Swan today and popped into their school bags with updated information on how Gymnastics will run from now to December. If you have any questions regarding this information please feel free to speak to Mr Swan this week. He is available and happy to speak at a time of your convenience.
All P4-7 pupils who have been signed up were sent an email from the school and a notification on the school app with updated information on how Gymnastics will run from now to December for them. Again, if you have any questions, Mr Swan is your man!
Mrs Andrew and the office staff have copies of all correspondence and are also available to assist in any way.
Over half the school have signed up for after school activities – AMAZING – and we appreciate your continued support at this time and we make the necessary amendments to “Our Activities” in order to provide the best experience possible for each young person.
Thank you, families – we look forward to welcoming you all on Thursday for Community Night – sign up NOW!
The end of another great week here at Onthank Primary – thank you everyone!
Please be advised our P6/7 Youth Club will start on Monday 21 October.
Sign up now via the After School Activities post below!
Pupil Participation continues to grow at Onthank, and we want to ensure our young people have their voice heard, actioned and celebrated. Working alongside Mr Swan, our pupils will design our Youth Club, its format and what they hope to achieve by running this activity.
This information will be gathered in the coming weeks, prior to our Youth Club launch on Monday 21 October!
If you have any further questions, (or ideas!) Mr Swan is happy to help anytime.
We are delighted to share our exciting events calendar with you for the year ahead! We hope there is something for everyone and warmly invite you to share your year with us at Onthank – it’s going to be a cracker!
Please find our Diary Dates for 2019/2020 at the link below and be advised these may be subject to change. If changes are made pupils and families will be informed well in advance via the Blog, App and email.
It’s here! The biggest Christmas album of 2018 will be available to buy exclusively at the Onthank Christmas Fayre on Tuesday the 4th of December. Just to get you excited we are offering some clips of the recordings to the Onthank Bloggers. Enjoy!
Congratulations to P7 Athletics Team on winning East Ayrshire Sportshall Athletics Trophy. They all took part in many different events and worked well as a team. Thanks to all the parents and friends who came along to cheer the team. Thanks also to Miss Anderson & Mrs Klein for their super coaching skills?.Go Team Onthank⭐
Our P7 Athletics team participated in their heat of the Sportshall Athletics and competed against James Hamilton Primary, Whatriggs Primary and Crosshouse Primary. The team performed incredibly well and comfortably won the heat. They will find out next week if they have qualified for the final at the end of September.
Well done to everyone who took part in cycling training and passed their test. They received certificates and badges and are now very able to go on the road. Thank you to Karen Paterson for the time and effort she put into training the boys and girls to reach their level .?
Race for Life will take place this Friday 1st June (weather permitting).
Our Race for Life is a pupil event this year, however, if you wish to accompany your child please come to the school reception where you will be shown to the starting line within the school playground.
The starting time for each race is detailed below. Each stage will run for approximately 10-20 minutes.
The P7 Football team competed in the South and West area finals today; winning 5 games and drawing 1. This meant they won the tournament and now progress to the National Finals where there are only 8 teams left from the whole of Scotland.
The P5/6 team were also competing in this tournament and were unlucky in the games that they played in not to get more from them.
P6/7 Football training resumed last week and there was an excellent turnout as per usual. There are lots of fixtures coming up and there will also be an opportunity for P5 and P6 pupils to trial for the P5/6 Regional tournament on 10th May. The first trial will be held Thursday 3rd May at lunch time.
P6 and P7 girls took part in an East Ayrshire football festival yesterday. This was the girls first ever time playing as a team and they did not disappoint. They won all of their games- scoring 11 and conceding 0. Well done girls!