Category Archives: Extra Curricular

P5/6/7 Youth Club Reminder

Dear P5/6/7 Families,

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 earliest as adult supervision will not be provided until this time.

Thank you for your continued support!

#ouronthank #YouthClub

RespectMe Parent/Carer Training Opportunity – PLEASE READ

Families,

#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.

TRAINING INFORMATION:

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 steven.swan@east-ayrshire.gov.uk

#respectme #changestartswithus #ouronthank

Onthank Tea Dance – SIGN UP TODAY!

Good Afternoon Families,

Following the success of our St Andrews Tea Dance which saw over 450 family members celebrate with our Onthank School Community – we are back with another Tea Dance next week!

Your young person was given an invitation for your family to attend Onthank Primary’s Tea Dance this week! Please see more information below and complete the attached form! Thank you!

When? Friday 28th February

P1/2: 9.15am – 10.45am

P3/4: 11am – 12.15pm

P5/6/7: 1.30pm – 2.45pm

Where? Onthank Primary Assembly Hall

Who? Grandparents and family are welcome to attend

Pupils will be brought along throughout the session to share the experience and join the dancing fun with their family member/s, while sharing refreshments!

PLEASE NOTE HEATHERS FAMOUS SHORTBREAD WILL BE ON SALE!!

Please complete the form to let us know you are coming!

#ouronthank #teadance #youonlyliveonce #seeyouthere

RESPECT ME – PARENT ANTI BULLYING WORKSHOP – WEDNESDAY 26TH FEB!

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

RESPECTME PARENT/CARER WORKSHOP INFORMATION

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!

Spring Community Night – JOIN THE FUN NOW!

COMMUNITY NIGHT IS BACK FOR ALL THE FAMILY!

SIGN UP NOW – ALL INFORMATION ON POSTER!

Community Night is a great way to bring our young people and their families together and share meaningful experiences with our full school community. Get involved NOW!

ALL YOUNG PEOPLE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT/CARER.

Please complete the form and let us know you’re coming – let’s make this the best one yet!

#ouronthank #togetherwecan #dontmissout

Onthank @ Dance Fest – Support #ouronthank

P6/7 Families & Onthank Wider School Community,

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!

Mr S. #goteam #ouronthank #DanceFest2020 #THEBEST

Mr Franchi’s P6 Guitar Lessons – Sign Up NOW!

Families,

Our extra curricular activities continue to grow at Onthank Primary School with the addition of guitar lessons thanks to our very own Mr Franchi.

Starting Date? Monday 3rd February – June 2020

When? Monday Lunchtimes 12.45pm – 1.15pm

Where? Mr Franchi’s Classroom

What stage? P6 ONLY

How many spaces? 8

Owning a guitar would be preferable, however, we are also looking to acquire additional instruments to support the club.

Any guitar donations would be warmly received with many thanks.

If our young people generate a strong interest and wish to have their own guitar, we can also look at securing a deal.

Mr Franchi is proposing to continue working with the group when they move in to P7.

With only 8 spaces – sign up now by calling the office on 01563 525477!

 

OUR ACTIVITIES – SIGN UP NOW & PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION

Families,

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 steven.swan@east-ayrshire.gov.uk 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.

Any questions, please contact Mr Swan.

Here’s to a great term!

#ouronthank #afterschoolactivities

Santa Dash – THANK YOU

Onthank Community,

We are thrilled to announce our Santa Dash raised a grand total of £1663.90 for Onthank Primary School! Well done!

Your generosity, encouragement and support is never taken for granted and nothing would be possible without it. Just look at what we achieved – together. Thank you!

Bring on our 2020 events!

#ouronthank #ourcommunity

2020 COMMUNITY NIGHT CELEBRATION – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Welcome back #ouronthank community!

What better way to join together and celebrate the start of 2020 than a family night for everyone! Come along, join the fun, dance your way into family fitness and launch the year in style!

As always, details on the poster above.

PLEASE REMEMBER ALL YOUNG PEOPLE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. 

Complete the form and let us know you’re coming and share on social media to help us spread the word!

2020 – WE ARE READY FOR YOU! 

#ouronthank #ourcommunity #letsdothis

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES INFORMATION

Dear Families,

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.

Thank you!

#ouronthank #ouractivities

SANTA DASH INFORMATION

SANTA DASH – FRIDAY 20TH DECEMBER

On our final day of term, Friday 20th December, and to celebrate Christmas Onthank style, our school will be raising funds in our very first ‘Santa Dash’!

Pupils are invited to dress up with a Santa accessory (Hat/beard/suit/full costume!) and each stage will walk/jog/run around the school building singing Christmas songs!

Pupils will stay with their class, teacher and be supervised by additional staff throughout our Santa Dash!

Family members are invited to join their young person on the Santa Dash – dressed up together! If you intend on participating, please arrive at the main office 15 minutes prior to the starting time.

STAGE TIME STARTING/FINISHING POINT ROUND THE SCHOOL
P1 9.15am – 10.15am Main Entrance Once
P2 9.15am – 10.15am P1/2 Playground Once
P3 11.15am – 12.15pm Main Entrance Twice
P4 11.15am – 12.15pm P3/4 Playground Twice
P5 1.30pm – 2.15pm Main Entrance Three Times
P6 1.30pm – 2.15pm P1/2 Playground Three Times
P7 1.30pm – 2.15pm P3/4 Playground Four Times

 “I’m doing a Santa Dash to raise funds for my school, would you like to sponsor me?”

We invite our pupils, (and parents!) to complete the sponsorship form which pupils will be given tomorrow by asking family, friends and neighbours to sponsor their Santa Dash.

Please hand in your sponsorship form and all raised funds to Mrs Andrew in the office on Thursday 19th December.

This information will also be given in letter form to all young people tomorrow.

Thank you for a wonderful year of Community events and fundraising for our school and we look forward to sharing more memories together in 2020!

Merry Christmas!

See you at the Santa Dash starting line!

#ouronthank #SantaDash #HoHoHo

 

Our Activities 2020 – Tell Us What You Would Like To See

Dear Families,

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.

Merry Christmas!

ONTHANK’S ELF IS COMING TO TOWN – SHOW INFORMATION

Dear Families,

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 prompt and  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!

#ouronthank #elf

 

COMMUNITY NIGHT PHOTOSHOOT TIMES!

Good Evening Families,

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.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

#teamonthank #ouronthank #santaiscoming

 

PUPIL CLASS TIME SLOT
Lucy Mc P3H 4pm – 4.05pm
Ellie N P5K 4.05pm – 4.10pm
Alexis & Aidynn D P7 & P3 4.10pm – 4.15pm
Tegan M P7M/P4EL/P2S 4.15pm – 4.20pm
    4.20pm – 4.25pm
    4.25pm – 4.30pm
Karis P P2S 4.30pm – 4.35pm
Jodie F P5I 4.35pm – 4.40pm
Oliver and Finlay M P6M/P3H 4.40pm – 4.45pm
    4.45pm – 4.50pm
    4.50pm – 4.55pm
    4.55pm – 5pm
    5pm – 5.05pm
    5.05pm – 5.10pm
    5.10pm – 5.15pm
    5.15pm – 5.20pm
Lewis, Kaylah, Ruari Boyd P6M/P4EL/P3C 5.20pm – 5.25pm
Layla M

Kyle Duff

P6A

P6M

5.25pm – 5.30pm
Lachlan M P1A 5.30pm – 5.35pm
Rule C P1A 5.35pm – 5.40pm
Lucy H P1B 5.40pm – 5.45pm
Baylee C P2C 5.45pm – 5.50pm
Lucas D P3C 5.50pm – 5.55pm
Robbie C P3C 5.55pm – 6pm
Josh B

Robbie Mc

P3H

P3H

6pm – 6.05pm
Cameron L P3S 6.05pm – 6.10pm
Maddison P P3EL 6.10pm – 6.15pm
Mitchell & Oliver B

Callum H-B

P5I &P1B

P6M

6.15pm – 6.20pm
Jai C P5K 6.20pm – 6.25pm
Mylie P3S 6.25pm – 6.30pm
Erin & Imogen M

Faye A

P7M & P4E

P6M

6.30pm – 6.35pm
Lewis C P1 6.35pm – 6.40pm
Olivia C P1A 6.40pm – 6.45pm
Harry W P1B 6.45pm – 6.50pm
Zak N P1B 6.50pm – 6.55pm
Rose D P1C 6.55pm – 7pm
Starla H P1C 7pm – 7.05pm
Alfie P1M 7.05pm – 7.10pm
George McD

Emily G

P1M

P2S

7.10pm – 7.15pm
Liam R

Callum G

P2ST

P2ST

7.15pm – 7.20pm
Jamie Leigh Mc

David M

P3

P3H

7.20pm – 7.25pm
Sophie B

Tyler L

P3H

P4EL

7.25pm – 7.30pm
Violet M

Callum W

P4K

P5T

7.30pm – 7.35pm
Lewys & Riley C

Emily T

P5T & P1C

P6A

7.35pm – 7.40pm
Leyton M

Thomas U

P7MC

P7MC

7.40pm – 7.45pm

CHRISTMAS COMMUNITY NIGHT – SIGN UP NOW!

Ho, Ho, Ho! Santa Claus is coming to #ouronthank

What better way to get into the Christmas Spirit than coming together for our final Community Night of 2019!

PHOTOSHOOT PRESENT!

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.

Pack 1: 1 8×6 photo £2 

Pack 2: 4 8×6 photos £6 

Pack 3: 4 8×6 photos & 2 A4 photos £10

Pack 4: 2 6×4 photos, 4 8×6 photos & 2 A4 photos £12 

PAYMENT WILL BE MADE IN CASH TO STAFF ON THURSDAY AND ALL PROFITS ARE FOR SCHOOL FUNDS. 

If we are also very lucky Santa himself may make an appearance!

Sign up – NOW!

#ouronthank #ourcommunity #HoHoHo

PERFORMING ARTS NEWS!

Performing Arts News!

Dear Families,

What a wonderful season we have had at Performing Arts at Onthank Primary! Thank you to all our young stars and their families for your continued support, encouragement and enthusiasm.

This week (Thursday 28th November) will be the last week of Performing Arts Club for the year.

Performing Arts will be back again in the New Year as our young people start work on their summer showcase – we can’t wait to welcome everyone back!

We hope to see you at Onthank’s Christmas production of ‘Elf’! (Monday 9th Dec & Wed 11th Dec)

Kind Regards,

Mr Swan

ONTHANK TEA DANCE ‘Tea for two, and two for tea…’

Good Morning Families,

Last week, your young person was given an invitation for your family to attend Onthank Primary’s Tea Dance! Please see more information below and complete the attached form! Thank you!

When? Friday 29th November

P1/2: 9.15am – 10.45am

P3/4: 11am – 12.15pm

P5/6/7: 1.30pm – 2.45pm

Where? Onthank Primary Assembly Hall

Who? Grandparents and family are welcome to attend

Pupils will be brought along throughout the session to share the experience with their family member/s.

Come along and join our Primary 6 pupils  who will be leading the dances with our special guest live band from Kilmarnock Academy! Rumour has it Heather’s famous shortbread will be served…

Bring along your singing voices and Fred and Ginger moves – we can’t wait to see you soon!

ONTHANK’S ELF IS COMING TO TOWN!

BUDDY THE ELF IS FLYING ON DOWN TO ONTHANK PRIMARY THIS CHRISTMAS!

After the success of Onthank’s Greatest Show 2018, our P6/7 pupils are excited to bring this story to life and have a ‘sparkle jolly twinkle jingley’ time with you!

All P7 pupils who are performing on stage should have a costume list at home, if not please encourage them to ask for another at school.

P7 Stage Crew/lighting/sound pupils will be required to wear all black.

P6 Choir can wear Christmas jumpers or their favourite Christmas party outfit or anything festive! Please also feel free to accessorise with Santa hats, tinsel etc.

Tickets are now available on Parent Pay, so please spread the word and bring along the whole family to support our talented young people.

Show dates:

Monday 9th December 7pm

Tuesday 10th December 10am

Wednesday 11th December 7pm

You can also come along and join the Christmas spirit at Onthank with our P2 ‘Innkeepers’ and P3 Carol concert -share the festive season with Onthank!

Thank you for your continued support!

#elf #sparklejolly #buddy #spreadtheword #booknow

 

FAMILY BINGO – JOIN THE FUN @ OUR ONTHANK

Happy Monday Families, and what a way to start with information on our Family Bingo Night!

When? Thursday 21st November @ 6.30pm – 8pm

Where? Onthank Assembly Hall

Who? Everyone Welcome – sign up NOW!

Cost? Donation on entry

PLEASE NOTE ALL YOUNG PEOPLE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT/CARER

Please complete the form so we can let Heather know how much shortbread to make! We look forward to welcoming you on Thursday for a chance to win some prizes and join the community spirit! #ouronthank

Sportshall Athletics Final

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.

Let’s go Onthank!

Please complete the permission form below:

 

HALLOWE’EN COMMUNITY NIGHT – SIGN UP NOW!

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.

Any questions, please see Mr Swan.

#trickortreat #happyhallowe’en #ouronthank

P6/7 Youth Club – REMINDER/SIGN UP

Dear P6/7 Families,

Exciting reminder, our P6/7 pupil Youth Club will start next Monday 28th October 5.30pm – 7pm.

Throughout our first evening, our young people will design the structure of the Youth Club moving forward.

There is still time to sign up for the Youth Club by completing the attached Form.

Mr Swan is also looking for a group of additional parent volunteers to join Team Youth Club and would be very appreciative of your support.. If you are available, please complete the Form.

We can’t wait for our Youth Club to be launched at Onthank Primary!

#youthclub #ouronthank

 

Love to Live. Live to Party! ZUMBA FITNESS IS BACK!

Onthank Families,

After welcoming over 70 members of community regularly to his classes, Mr Swan is back with Adult Zumba Fitness!

Day: Thursday

Time: 6pm – 6.45pm

Should I?: YES!

No registration or sign up required, just come along every week and be Beyoncé for 45 minutes!

Spread the word, bring friends and lets raise our spirits to the sky!

Ditch the workout and join the party at Onthank Primary School!

#OurOnthank #ZumbaFitness #Whynot?!

After School Gymnastics Reminder Information

Dear Families,

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

P1B Sofia S
P1B Olivia B
P1B Zeryn C
P1B Millie Mc
P1B Patrick Mc
P1M Jack D
P1M Alfie B
P1M Poppy H
P2C Rebecca S
P2K Elise H
P2S Jessica M
P2S Emily G
P2S Olivia H
P2S Carter L
P2S Sophie M
P2S Sophie H
P2ST Hazel P
P2ST Mia C
P2ST Liam R

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.

Any questions, Mr Swan is happy to help, anytime.

#ouronthank #gymnasticsfun

 

IT’S BACK! SEPTEMBER COMMUNITY NIGHT – JOIN THE FUN!

Onthank School Community,

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”

EXCITING NEWS – PHOENIX TAEKWONDO @ ONTHANK

We are delighted to announce ‘Phoenix Taekwondo’ have selected Onthank Primary School to participate in 4 highly skilled workshops!

Workshop Dates: Tuesday 17 September, Tuesday 1 & 8 October.  The fourth week will be confirmed due to school holidays.

Workshop Times: 3pm – 4pm

Workshop Location: Onthank Primary Assembly Hall  

The workshops are ONLY available to  Primary 5/6/7 PUPILS and there is a limit of 20 SPACES available.

How do I sign my child up for Taekwondo?

Please call Mrs Andrew at the office on 01563 525477 to book your child’s space. Mrs Andrew will also be able to advise on availability.

All young people who sign up will be collected from their class and taken to the Hall by a member of staff and will be brought to the Main Office for collection at 4pm.

We advise pupils bring their PE kit for the workshops.

Mrs Andrew looks forward to receiving your call!

#OurOnthank #bringiton

“Our Activities” Gymnastics Information

Dear Onthank Families,

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!

#OurOnthank #Community

P4/5 After School Football Information – SIGN UP NOW!

P4/5 Families,

We are delighted to announce P4/5 After School Football starting on Monday 9 September 3pm – 4pm!

Training will run every Monday from now until Christmas, except school holidays.

Click on the After School Activities Blog Post below to sign up NOW!

Pupils are encouraged to bring a change of clothes for Football and be ready to ‘train in the rain’ with coach and staff member Kris.

Kris will collect signed up pupils from their class at 3pm and bring pupils to the office for collection at 4pm.

We look forward to welcoming our P4/5 Team on Monday!

#OurOnthank #Score #AchieveYourGoals

P6/7 Youth Club Information & Reminder

P6/7 Families,

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.

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RESTORATIVE PRACTICE INFO NIGHT REMINDER

Onthank School Community,

We look forward to welcoming you TONIGHT to our Restorative Practice Information Event from 6.30pm – 7.30pm.

All parents/carers and family members welcome to find out more about the approaches and values of Restorative Practice.

Pupils from P5, P6 and P7 are also welcome to participate in a Restorative Workshop which will also run from 6.30pm – 7.30pm.

The Parent Council AGM will start at 7.30pm and everyone is warmly invited to stay.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

#OurOnthank

Dates For Your Diary 2019-2020

Onthank School Community,

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.

Print out and stick on your fridge now!

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/ea/onthankpsmain2018/information/diary-dates/

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Primary 4’s Christmas Album

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!

 

Christmas Choir

The choir is open to all P6 and P7 pupils and will be organised by Miss Hamilton and Mrs Klein.

It will run 3pm to 4pm in Mrs Klein’s room starting on Wednesday 7th November and ending on Wednesday 12th December.

Please complete the form below.

This Week’s Star Pupils

 Primary 1

Sophie Henderson, Mason Paterson, Hazel Paterson.

 Primary 2

Ella O’Neil, Lucy McLean, Rachel McTaggart, Leo Massantini.

 Primary 3

Dylan Graham, Mya Stebbings, Elle Barclay.

 Primary 4

Calum Cairns, Kal McGonigale, Ryan Ritchie.

 Primary 5

Faye Armstrong, Callum Milligan, Emily Thomson.

 Primary 6

Shannon MacLeod, Stuart Anderson, Jamie Salisbury.

 Primary 7

Rebecca Forrest, Liam Armstrong.

 Special Award

P7 Athletics Team.

P7 Athletics Team are off to a flying start!

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 all involved! Go Team Onthank!

Race for Life Update

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.

P6 – 9.30am
P1 – 10am
P2 – 10.20am
P3 – 11.10am
P4 – 11.30am
P5 – 11.50am
P7 – 12.10pm

More Success

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.

Both teams were a massive credit to the school!

Football Training

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.