As part of our special P7 Impromptu Leavers’ Day the children have had a special lunch-time. Special tables were put out for everyone to eat together regardless of whether we were having school dinners or packed lunches so we could all eat together.
Thank you for your continued support as we, like the rest of the country, respond to the situation in relation to Coronavirus. I am very grateful for the measured, appropriate and cooperative response of parents/carers in helping us to manage this situation.
Following a Headteacher meeting on Friday which focused on the impact of the Conorovirus, schools were asked to look at Digital solutions to keep in touch which staff and children who are self-isolating,
As a digital school, pupils at Onthank already use digital technology in a variety of ways such as Bug Club, Active Maths and children’s individual blogs. We plan to continue and extend our use of Digital technology. At this time we have created a Microsoft Team for each class from Primary 5 to 7. We will be giving tutorials to classes over the next few days. Children in these classes have been assigned a survey to complete.
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!
Mrs Wright had a fabulous visit to Inverclyde and was very proud of all the Onthank pupils. Staff from the centre commented on how well everyone was getting on and how pupils and staff supported each other. Pupils were full of stories about water sports, cycling around Millport, trampolining and much more. Due to internet challenges we will share pictures and videos when the children return.
Here is a small taster …
After a very active day our P7s enjoyed their dinner at Inverclyde Sports Centre.
Good luck to our P7s this morning who set off for Inverclyde.
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
This week our P6 and P7 classes are bringing the classic Christmas film, Elf to life on stage to celebrate the season Onthank Style!
A huge thank you to everyone who has purchased tickets and are attending one of our performances. We hope you enjoy Buddy’s journey from the North Pole to New York and we want to know your views!
Would you give it a 5 star rating?
Once you’ve shared the experience with us, comment below and let us know what you thought about our performances and our young people!
We will be sure to share your comments with staff and pupils.
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!
Fantastic achievement from our current athletics team – making us champions 3 years running! Huge amount of talent and team spirit was shown from all involved.
Thank you to Murrie for helping us train and to the supporters who endured the freezing cold arena! Brilliant to have some of our ex-athletes supporting us too! ?
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:
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
Congratulations to our P7 Athletics Team who qualified for the East Ayrshire Sportshall Athletics Final! 🙂
The final will take place at the arena Friday 8th November, time to be confirmed.
Training will take place at the arena Wednesday 30th October and Wednesday 6th November, 4 – 5pm.
Please complete the permission form below:
Congratulations to our athletics team who won their heat this afternoon. Amazing talent and teamwork was shown by our pupils.
Go Team Onthank! ??
Our P7 Athletics Team will be participating in their heat Wednesday 2 October at the Athletics Arena. The team will leave school at 11.45am and return at approx 2.45pm.
Children should wear sports clothes and athletics T-shirt to school that day. If possible, please bring a packed lunch. A packed lunch will be provided for anyone entitled to one. A non fizzy drink and healthy snack can be taken to the competition.
At this stage of the competition, parents/careers are not required to attend.
Please note, there is no athletics training next week.
Congratulations and well done to P6 pupils Emily Tosh, Stuart Anderson, Thomas Urqhart and P7 pupils Alix Hartley and Abbie Stevenson who recently took part in the Ayrshire Music Festival, Double Bass Solo Class.
A special well done goes to Stuart and Alix who both won their class.
Thank you Emily for providing the photo!
All of Primary 7 have been researching the life and work of famous mathematicians. Working collaboratively they have spent time today creating pages that will go towards creating a large book on the subject. Today has been spent researching and planning their pages which they will they will then present to their classmates. judging by today’s efforts we are going to have some great presentations.
Congratulations to Carly Inglis P6A our Be Safe Be Seen competition winner and to Emily Tosh P6K and Ashton Walker P7S our runners up. Well done for your super safe design ideas.
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.
Fraser received the Special Award at Assembly this week. He was very kind and thoughtful?⭐
Hi P7! I hope you’ve had a lovely October holiday and are all now well rested and reenergised for Term 2!
If you are wanting to audition this week for ‘The Greatest Showman’ then click on the link below and it will open up your audition script.
Good Luck and I look forward to seeing you all again this week.
Today as part of our Dyslexia Friendly Schools journey, the whole school was involved in NO PENS DAY WEDNESDAY. This is a national speaking and listening event which encourages exciting classroom discussion. Check out the blog for class photos.
We received a visit from SSPCA Officer who showed us a film and gave us lots of information about what SSPCA do to help some animals. We were told what to do if we found an animal or a bird needing help.
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⭐
For P7 Athletics Team Members Only
The Athletics Final takes place at the Athletics Arena, Friday 28th September. The children have to arrive at the arena at 6pm sharp and the competition should run from 6.30-8.30pm.
The children should wear black or dark coloured shorts/leggings and their athletics t-shirt. The children should also bring water and healthy snack. Warm clothing is also encouraged as the arena can be cold at this time of year.
Parents are welcome to attend this event to cheer the team on! Seating is roughly calculated at one adult per child but if two adults attend or brothers and sisters need to come for childcare purposes I’m sure it’ll be ok.
Please complete this form in advance of the competition.
We look forward to seeing you on Friday night! Let’s go Onthank!
Miss Anderson and Mrs Klein
Our P7 prefects were awarded their badges at assembly today⭐
For Primary 7 Athletics Team only. These children know who they are and have spoken to Miss Anderson about completing this form:
Permission for training at the Athletics Arena on Thursday 20th and 17th September, 4-5pm.
Well done to Daisy P7 who received this week’s Special Award for being a Responsible Citizen.⭐️
Primary 7s were working on digital learning and creating posters with our school values. They also had the opportunity to introduce themselves to their Primary 1 buddies.
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!
Good luck to all our Primary 7s who are moving on to their chosen secondary school after the holiday. We wish you all the best in the future.?
Our P7s had their leavers lunch today. Their choice of food was chicken strips, mozzarella sticks and haggis. Thank you to Mrs Roberton and all of the catering staff for today’s lunch!
Primary 7s planned, designed and created their own stall for Fun Day. They organised the stall and provided prizes and invited everyone to join in the fun. Thank you to all pupils, staff, parents and friends who visited us today. We made the fantastic total of £1160 . ?
Alan Graham and Alex Dunlop from Co-op Funeralcare and Mrs Singh from Walker & Templeton to school to present all our P7 pupils with a new tie for their secondary school. Thank you ??
Our residential week away is almost over! Check out our P7 residential blog page to see what we have been up to at Dalguise.
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Our P7s are off on their residential visit to Dalguise this morning. Have a fab time everyone??.
Tuesday8.00am. A good night and all had breakfast – ready for the morning’s activities??
7.00pm update from Dalguise : all arrived safely this afternoon and tonight they have enjoyed their first meal. (wi if is not good at the moment)..
Congratulations to Onthank Football Team: they won their final 4-1 and lifted the Ayrshire Schools’ Cup for the second year in a row?. Well done team and to all our supporters and also to our super coaches Mr Boyd and Mr Simpson⚽.
Good luck to our P7 Football team who have played very well to reach the Ayrshire Cup final tonight. We are looking forward to our game against Annanhill.
P7B and P7S decide to make the most of the good weather and take their Numeracy lesson outside. Children split the playground into four sections and worked in groups using playground chalk to showcase their Number Talks strategies they have been learning for each of the four basic operations.
Well done to Kyle and Ross in P7 who completed a 13 mile walk at the weekend in aid of Ayrshire Hospice.
Our P1s and their P7 buddies were set the challenge today of designing a suit and wedding dress for Prince Harry and Meghan to wear to the Royal Wedding. Pupils experimented with our new iPads to create the designs. Which one would you like to wear?
The P5/6 and P7 Football Teams have been busy recently. Firstly, the P7 team were successful in the East Ayrshire heat of the National tournament last Tuesday; winning all of their games and progressing to the South West Regional Finals in Dumfries on Thursday. The P5/6 team were also successful in the Ayrshire heats and will compete in the South West Regional Finals in Dumfries on Wednesday. Finally, the P7 team played their Ayrshire Cup Quarter Final match tonight against Heathfield Primary and won 4-2.
Well done to all boys and girls!
NSPCC visited Onthank and delivered assemblies to all pupils encouraging pupils to Stand Up and Speak Out.
Primary 6 and 7 pupils were lucky enough to meet some Team GB Paralympic Boccia players! Jamie and Scott McCowan (brothers) came in to Onthank to show us how to play Boccia. Some pupils got the chance to have a go and even the teachers got the opportunity to play against each other.
Primary 7 pupils went a walk with P1 Buddies to help them collect sticks and leaves for their STEM Challenge. Primary ones have to build a dragon’s nest.
In our groups we added corners and wheels to our cars.
P7 Gargieston pupils visited us today to share their Glow Blogs with us. We met new friends and worked with younger pupils to share information with them.
As an introduction to STEM Fortnight P7 pupils started on the road to car building.
P7 used their STEM skills to build sledges using materials they sourced from around the school. They planned how they were going to use the materials and then got to try the finished designs out for themselves.
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!
Primary 7 have been busy looking at famous inventors to help inspire our own inventions. We were lucky enough to have George Burns come in and help us design aeroplanes to kickstart our imaginations. We will now go and write up our inventions and enter into the Scottish Inventors Award 2018.