Category Archives: Rights Respecting School

Respect Me – Parent Twilight Training Sessions – Sign Up Now!

Dear Onthank Families,

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.

Stay safe.


Hello Everyone – please complete our pupil survey

Good Afternoon,

Please complete our  pupil survey – staying connected.

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.


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

East Ayrshire Property Pledge Launch

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.?


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!

Koala Protectors

As a RRS we have a duty to offer support where we can to other countries in need.

The pupils have been discussing the tragedy in Australia and have been asking how we can help.

We have made a donation to the WWF charity to become ‘Koala Protectors’. Our donation will help towards the care needed to help injured koalas and to help in the restoration phase after the fires.

We will also receive updates from WWF.

Our actions have helped towards the following Global Goals for Sustainable Development…

RRS – Global Goals

In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for a better world by 2030. These goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and address the urgency of climate change.

As we are now in 2020 there are only 10 years to achieve these goals for sustainable development.

Everyone can contribute to making sure the Global Goals are met.

As a Rights Respecting School we will be familiarising ourselves again with these goals and be considering how we can help to make a real difference.


P4 have been learning about the Global Goals during Health and Wellbeing time. Everyone is very motivated to play their part.

Onthank Christmas Parties???

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⭐️

Happy Hallowe’en from Onthank ?


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 having  a Hallowe’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




Harvest Thank You?

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.  ??


Harvest Assembly : World Porridge Day

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.

Dyslexia Friendly Pupil Group


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.

Written by Lucy, Emily, Thomas and Stuart P6K

Onthank Christmas Fayre????

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.

Children In Need 2018 Friday 16 November

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?


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