Category Archives: Wider Achievement

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

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


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



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 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



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.

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



Dear Families,


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




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



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.


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

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:



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.


Sign up is closed for this class and will reopen after Christmas.

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

#ouronthank #gymnasticsfun


Wider Achievement?

Tulisa showed us her present she received on Saturday for officially opening NWKLEUS . She was the logo winner and her design is on the front of the Community Centre. Her T-shirt and gym bag show her winning logo.?

Well done to Alistair for being awarded a trophy for being Beaver of the Year?

Sophie and Millie did very well at gymnastics and were presented with medals??. Well done girls.

Brothers Cody and Blaine were awarded a certificate and medals for boxing .?? Well done boys?

Well Done?

We are very proud of our all of pupils who have achieved certificates, medals and trophies at clubs out of school. Dancers, Rainbows, Footballers and Actor.??? 

The girls in P1F : Abigail, Elise and Rowan have been doing a 10 mile bike ride challenge to raise money for their Rainbow Unit. As part of their helper badge they decided to do something good for their Community while keeping fit and healthy. Well done girls?

Gabriella won Rising Star award at Take a Bow? A star in the making.


Well Done ?


Congratulations to  our JRSOS – Rhiannon & Campbell for delivering the results of Walk to School Week during our assembly. In third place Mr McNichol / Boyd P7 and Mrs Williams’ P3  , in second place  was Mr Franchi’s P4 class and in first place  was Mrs Klein’s Class. P6K had the most pupils walking to school last week.? Thank you to everyone who took part.??

Erin from P3W showed us her super trophy for Cheerleading – well done Erin?

Lucy from P6A has been selected to go to represent Great  Britain in figure skating⛸⛸. Lucy showed us her trophies. What a fabulous achievement?.

We are proud of all the pupils who have brought in dancing certificates and medals to show us.?

Onthank was On Form in 2018!

As 2018 draws to a successful end, we wanted to celebrate all of our achievements so far in the current school session.

Some of our highlights include; launching our 60th Birthday celebrations, success at the Ayrshire Athletics Final and Swimming Gala, our DFS week, outdoor learning opportunities and class excursions.

Our P2 Nativity, P3 Carol Concert and P5-7 Greatest Show brought over 1,000 members of the Onthank community into our school and as we move into 2019 this is a testament to Onthank Primary being at the heart of the community. 

Onthank – On Form – On Time in 2019.

P5i No Pens Day – and other news

How did we cope without pens today? Well going by the enthusiastic response of the pupils, very well actually.

With the help of snap cards, jigsaws, dominoes,  division cards, general  knowledge quiz, literacy criterion,  problem solving, critical thinking,  and teamwork, learning for pleasure was the order of the day. And not a pencil to be seen. All children participated fully in all aspects of their learning today – and had fun. We even had a visit from the SSPCA to round off our day.

PARENT’S EVENING appointments have been allocated and children should have a note of times in their school bags. Thanks to those who have responded and I look forward to meeting you all next Tuesday. There are still a few slots available between 4:30 and 5:50  if you haven’t been in touch yet.

DUNDONALD CASTLE.  A super day is in store for all tomorrow. It is a fun packed day where children will dress up, act out and discover what life was like in medieval times.  As we  will be outdoors, children should wear rain jackets and school uniforms. Trainers are ideal for walking around the castle and grounds.

I hope you like the photos that helped capture how busy we all were today.


Litter Pick / Walking Bus on Thursday 20 September

Older class to collect younger class.  Collect bibs, pickers, gloves and bags at the back car park door.

9.15 am – P3S+P4E – Front of school grassy area

9.30 am – P2H+P6M – Front of school grassy area at side of hall

9.50 am – P2ST+P5I – Back car park area / garden

10.00 am – P3W+P4F+P4M – Front of school garden

10.10 am – P3C+P5M – Back path along P3/4 playground

10.20 am – P2K+P6A – P3/4 playground

11.10 am – P1M+P7B – P1/2 playground

11.10 am – P1C+P6K – Path round side of ECC

11.20 am – P1A+P7M – Grassy area at school entrance and path

11.30 am – P1W+P7S – Centre playground

11.40 am – P3K+P5B – Back path towards garages

11.50 am – P2S+P5E – Back path towards Southcraigs


As a school we have registered with Keep Scotland Beautiful and signed the pledge.

‘I pledge to do my bit to Clean Up Scotland’