Mr Swan and Mrs Boyd recently presented to RespectMe and East Ayrshire representatives on our school achievements in sharing the vision and ethos of this service throughout our school community.
Onthank Primary have been praised, with our virtual presentation, narrated by Mr Swan, being shared with other schools locally and nationally to influence positive change and engagement.
RespectMe are now offering two additional twilight sessions for Onthank parents to join and be trained as Workshop Facilitators. You will work closely with Mr Swan and Mrs Boyd to create parent and pupil opportunities to ensure our message of kindness, safety and respectful relationships is understood and delivered at Onthank.
Wednesday 25th November 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Wednesday 2nd December 6.30pm – 8pm
You will be required to participate in both sessions, which will be delivered virtually. After signing up, Mr Swan will be in contact with the relevant links.
We are very excited about this additional opportunity and hope to have as many parents/carers involved. Please complete the FORM below to sign up.
At the James Hamilton Hub today we created our Rights Respecting School poster to support Key Workers. Pupils from Hillhead PS and Murray from Vibrant Communities helped us. We will display the poster in Onthank when we get back.
We hope everyone is managing to stay safe, healthy and happy. We are delighted that so many of you are logging into your digital platforms and sharing your learning with us. We have enjoyed seeing your photos, your work, your crafts and seeing what fun activities you are also doing. We are pleased you have found a balance between learning time and family time. Hopefully the weather will continue to be nice so that you can enjoy outdoors in your garden.
We appreciate this is a difficult time for everyone and we are here to provide any support that is needed. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.
We are missing all of you and please keep posting your pictures on your Glow Blog or Teams.
Keep safe from All the Staff in Onthank Primary School.
#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 had many special visitors in school to take a Property Pledge to help to maintain and preserve our school. Our Property Pledge was launched and signed by East Ayrshire Representatives, Mrs Wright, Parent Council and Onthank Pupils. We are very proud of our new refurbished school and we all agree to help to maintain it. We have lots of pupil groups with special jobs to help.?
Thank you to the many guests who joined us to be part of our Tea Dances. Thank you so much for your generous donations. We collected £551?. Thank you to all staff who helped to organise this fantastic event. ?
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!
Paddington Bear is Onthank Primary School Rights Respecting School Mascot. Oliver in P1C designed our mascot. Paddington is all around the school to remind us about our rights in the UNCRC and to remind us to be respectful. As a RRS , our philosophy is underpinned by the values and principles of the UNCRC.
Happy New Year everyone. We are looking forward to seeing you back at school on Monday 6 January 2020. When you are taking down your Christmas cards and decorations, please remember to bring the cards to school to be recycled as part of our Eco Programme. P6M will come to your class and collect the cards. Thank you.
Our Christmas Parties are next week : P4 Monday 1.15pm P5 Tuesday 1.15pm. P6 Wednesday 1.15pm . P123 Thursday 9.30 am P7 Thursday 1.15pm. Children can come to school wearing their party clothes or bring a bag to get changed at school or go home at lunchtime. Please send a note to the teacher if your child is being collected to go home on party day.
P1,2 3 Party??
P1 2 and 3 party will take place on Thursday morning from 9.30 am till 11.00 am and then children will go for their party food and all P1,2 and 3s will come back into the hall to see Santa and receive a class sack of presents. Parents and friends are welcome to come and join us for 11.15am to welcome Santa?? to Onthank.
Merry Christmas???? from Everyone in Onthank Primary⭐️
Thank you to everyone who came along to our Christmas Fayre. We had many stalls with great crafts made by everyone. We had a busy morning with lots of money raised – we counted £2700. Fantastic. Thank you?
Shirley Husband, author of the McCoo Books read Nan McCoo to P1/2s and then she read Angus McCoo to P3/4s. Everyone was excited to hear the stories. Primary 1s made pictures of Betty , Angus and Nan McCoo. What a fantastic afternoon!
We had a fantastic response to our St Andrew’s Tea Dances. We had many parents, grandparents and friends who came along to join us in our Scottish Dances. Thank you to everyone for your very positive comments. Well done ?. Thank you for your generous donations.
Everyone looked fabulous in their Pudsey /Spotty clothes at school today. Thank you to all who brought in a donation today. We were delighted Pudsey came to visit us and join us in our whole school Joe Wicks Big Morning Move Get Together.?
On Friday 25 October P1, P2 and P3 pupils are asked to come to school dressed in their Hallowe’en Costumes. Please try to make sure costumes are suitable for children to wear all day or can be easily removed. Children will be involved in a Hallowe’en Parade and activities in the morning.
We are also havingaHallowe’en Menu in our dining hall:
Blood Red Soup (tomato) Cauldron Curry with rice (Chicken) Wiggly Worms with salad (Veg. Noodles) Witches’ Fingers in the Graveyard with mash and veg.(sausages in gravy) Wizard Cupcakes
Thank you to everyone who brought in items for our Harvest Collection. We had a fantastic response to having a non uniform day and bringing in an item for Harvest to be delivered to our Community. Pupils delivered some bags today and were greatly received. We will deliver lots more after the holiday. If you would like to nominate someone to receive a Harvest bag please contact the school after our holiday.
Mrs Easter, Mrs Saxelby and Mr Swan delivered boxes to the local Foodbank. Miss Cook and Mrs Mills and pupils delivered bags of cupcakes to Crossgates Care Home and these were very well received by the residents. ??
We celebrated World Porridge Day at our assemblies. We asked for “loose change” – a huge thank you to everyone who donated- we have a fantastic amount of £185. We offered pupils a taste of Heather’s porridge and showed the film from Mary’s Meals: What a Difference a Meal Makes. We can feed a child in Malawi at school for £9.80 a year. We will be able to feed many children. Thank you.
Well done to everyone for a super effort in helping with our Whole School and Community Litter Pick. We enjoyed being with our Class Buddies. We chatted to each other while we were walking.?? Thank you to all parents/ carers who joined us.
We are the DFS pupil group for Onthank Primary School. We organise events like the DFS workshop and whole school assembly. We invited all pupils and parents/carers to come to the DFS workshop. There were lots of fun activities for everyone to do.
We have already achieved our Bronze Award and are currently working towards our Silver accreditation.
Our DFS school mascot is Dom the DFS Diamond. Keep an eye out for him around the school!
Four of our good friends have made a movie called DFS A Wider World using IMovie trailer. You will be able to check it out at a later date by scanning a QR code.
We are supporting Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 14 December. If you have a Christmas Jumper/ t- shirt please wear on Friday and bring in a small donation for Save the Children charity.
Our Christmas Fayre is on Tuesday 4 December from 9.15am-12.00pm. All classes in school will be busy making crafts and items to be sold on the day. Each class will have their own stall and will be manned by class helpers. There will be many other stalls including toys, soft toys , books, games , raffles and tea/coffee will be available.
We are being eco friendly and recycling toys, book, games etc. If you are having a clear out please send in any unwanted toys etc for our Christmas Fayre. Thank you in advance. Please come along and join us. The class timetable is on the December calendar.
We are asking pupils to be SPOTACULAR– DO YOUR OWN THING! Dress to impress in your spotty outfits or wear Pudsey clothes. We would appreciate a small donation towards this charity. We have Children In Need wristbands for sale £1. Please buy from the office.
We have invited Pudsey to visit Onthank Primary School?
RRS Article: Your right to become the best you can be.
We celebrated World Porridge Day by offering everyone a taste of porridge. We watched a film from Mary’s Meals about children in Malawi who don’t have a choice of menu at meal times. Thank you to everyone who brought in “ loose change” to Mary’s Meals.?
Well done to our Rights Respecting School’s ambassadors who presented to East Ayrshire’s Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership. Hayley ,Olivia and Molly spoke to the group about Onthank’s silver award and anti-bullying.