Onthank Parent Council

Onthank Parent Council


Saw this via Twitter but it's posted to the P7 blog site. Might be worth sharing so whole school does know?
Hi everyone.
My name is Sarah and I am currently studying a HNC Working with Communities and Ayrshire College in Kilmarnock. Within our social studies class we are writing a report on the Onthank community and deprivation.
A groups of us have created a questionnaire that should only take two minutes of your time. These questions refer to the Health Services available within the community, both mental, financial and physical.
If yous can please complete the questionnaire and share it to your friends and family that also stay in the Onthank community it would be greatly appreciated by the class and I.🙏🏻

Thank you all in advanced and hope you are all well and safe💪🏻❤️

Onthank do it again 👏👏
Well done
School meal survey now out for East Ayrshire Council area. I've had to screen shot it below so the links won't work.
Not sure when he will be in Onthank but this is great news!
Yippee! Can we please have one?
If we don't win the free poster, the pull up banner is £59
Saw this on another page. The company is providing free of charge to schools in South Ayrshire but the chat suggests they may extend to other local authorities. Just a thought as I think this could be fantastic in Onthank
Not sure if the minutes from the most recent parent council meeting have been sent out yet or not. If they have, Ive not received them (didn’t get them the meeting before either). Thanks
My daughter’s jacket was taken by someone on Wednesday morning. It was hanging on a peg outside the classrooms at the old Gaelic department. It is a lilac shimmery coloured jacket from Next, her name is all over the labels so it will be obvious who it belongs to and also there were a pair of Apple headphones in her pocket. Hopefully someone will realise they have it and bring it back after the holidays.
My wee boys blue scooter has been taken from the P2 playground scooter rack. Can anyone let me know if they have maybe taken it by mistake. I have one wee upset boy who has lost his scooter Santa gave him 😢😢

Onthank Primary Parent Council page provides information on events and activities happening

Onthank Primary School Parent Council page to provide information on events and activities happening within the school and in the wider community.

Operating as usual


Beginning next Monday, 13th March, EACHa will be offering a hot breakfast in our hall in John Finnie Street, for a trial period. 10am till 12noon, instead of our afternoon drop-in. Please tell your friends!

Photos from Onthank Parent Council's post 03/03/2023

A huge thank you and well done to everyone who took part in our Read-A-Thon challenge.

From left to right, we have Gabriel (P5IA), Clara (P3M) and Charlotte (P2E).

We’ll let you know the final amounts raised once it’s all been tallied up.

Have a great weekend !

Onthank Primary School


*Rights Respecting Schools*

In March, the Article of the Month is Article 27:

“Every child has the right a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical and social needs and support their development. Governments must help families who cannot afford to provide this.”

During the month, the school will look at what this means not just for them (school report time and parent meetings!!) but also how these impacts on others who live within our community, town, country an across the globe.

Red Nose Day is all a bit of fun but the fundraising has a fundamental purpose and this money is used to support others in the UK and abroad to achieve aspects of this article.

As always, information will come from the school on the blog, app and email as we will post here as well.



Get your sweat on with Mr Swan tonight !

I’m already looking forward to expressing my inner Tina 😁


On World Book Day, we would like to ask you about your favourite books (as a child or adult) and memories of reading / what reading means to you now ?

Here’s what my fellow Parent Council member Elaine has to say …

“I loved to read when I was little (I still do - my Kindle cover is more worn out than my phone cover!). I loved Enid Blyton books, Famous Five being the ones I remember most as I think there was a programme on the TV as well. (I am a child of the 70s...).

But my one memory is buying the My Naughty Little Sister books. I loved the series and I loved what it represented. Saving my pocket money and then going shopping on holiday with my grandparents was all part of the experience. And if I bought the books early in the holiday, it kept me occupied in the evenings or early morning.

I loved the story and as a big sister, it was great to read about it from her perspective.

I may have moved on from the physical books to using an eReader, but I am sure my love of reading was nurtured during those holiday trips and has lasted a lifetime.”


Kids have the option to dress up as their favourite book character tomorrow 😊

📕 Onthank Parent Council READ-A-THON 📕

The end of our PC Read-A-Thon Challenge is just a page turn away!

If you have been completing our challenge, please follow the link to tell us about your reading fun and have the chance to be named Onthank's Ultimate Reader!

⭐️ Please complete the form by Fri 3 March ⭐️


Remember tomorrow is 📚 World Book Day 📚 and your child is invited to dress up as a character of their choice or in their PJs!

Parent Council Documents - Google Drive 01/03/2023

Parent Council Documents - Google Drive

The Parent Council have created a new area for storing our documents.

Please find the link below.

The documents include a summary of the recent event where we invited the wider school community to share their thoughts.

If you would like to get involved with the Parent Council, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Parent Council Documents - Google Drive




**Dance Fitness**

Please note the Dance Fitness Class with Mr Swan will be held on Tuesday 21st Feb (tonight !) at 6pm - 6.45pm, at ONTHANK PRIMARY instead of the regular Thursday class.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

It is never too late join - new members welcome!

The class will be back to normal on Thursday 2 March.

Mr Swan can’t wait to see you then !


How are all those readers coming along ?

We’ve got a few weeks until the deadline, with each class aiming to raise £20.23 📚📖📚📖📚


Please note change of day for Dance Fitness class, this week only 😁



Due to the school holidays this week, our Dance Fitness Class will now be held on Wednesday 8 Feb 6pm - 6.45pm, instead of our regular Thursday class.

We will be back to normal on Thursday 16 Feb.

Mr Swan can’t wait to see you then! ❤️

Onthank Parent Council Celebrate Kilmarnock East Ayrshire Council


📚 📕 Onthank Parent Council Sponsored World Book Day READ-A-THON 📕 📚

Starting from today (03.02.23) for the next four weeks until World Book Day (02.03.23) we want to see how many books/pages our young people can read independently or together with family members as a happy, shared experience.

Families are invited to set a book reading target and kindly request sponsorship from family and friends to contribute towards the £20.23 target each class within the school have been set to raise by the PC. Any contribution towards this whole class target is appreciated.

Prizes await the top overall reading class and top reader!

Funds raised can be paid via PTA Events (scan QR code) or handed in to the school office.

Participation and sponsorship is optional.

Our Parent Council share their thanks and hope you enjoy quality reading time with your family. We can't wait to follow your READ-A-THON journey! ❤️


Thursday night is dance night at Onthank, with our very own Mr Motivator, Mr Swan !

45 minutes of dance, exercise and fun - good for the body and mind 😊

And all completely free for our Onthank Community.

Starts at 6, in the school.
Bring enthusiasm and water.


Reminder : Parent Council Meeting

7pm, tonight (Wed, 1st Feb)
In the school


Who attended Mr Swan’s Dance Fitness class last night ? Wasn’t it brilliant ?!! 😁

It was a busy class, with lots of newcomers - great to see ! Everyone doing their best and having a laugh.

Just like last week, I left feeling so much better than when I went in.
The class is like a tonic, helping body and mind.



Our next Parent Council meeting is Wednesday 1st February - at 7pm in the school.

If you have anything you would like raised - or would like to attend - please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Photos from Onthank Parent Council's post 24/01/2023

Some results from our Parent Council work!

With the support of our local councillors whom attend regularly our meetings, The craters at the car park area near the P1/P2 gate have finally been filled in! Its been an ongoing issue for years and we do thank our local councillors Elaine Cowan & David Richardson for assisting in getting this much complained issue resolved!

No more pothole gate! ☺️ for now 🤣

You spend, brands donate to Onthank Parent Council. 22/01/2023

You spend, brands donate to Onthank Parent Council.

You can raise FREE donations for Onthank Parent Council every time you shop online - just use ! Over 7,000 brands will donate, including all the big names like John Lewis & Partners, Expedia, Argos, Just Eat and many more! Plus, join before Tuesday 31st January and we could win an extra £500 donation! Sign up here: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/support-a-good-cause/step-1/?invite=a5b5bw&char=295227&referral-campaign=c2s&utm_source=r2wjan-2023

You spend, brands donate to Onthank Parent Council. Help us when you shop with 7,000+ brands. Join now.


I post this image with the understanding that most of you probably have no idea who this lady is 😂

Last night was the first of Mr Swan’s Community Dancercise classes and it was absolutely brilliant.

When I told my daughter what I was going to, she said “Mr Swan’s dance classes are mental” and I can’t say she was wrong 😂

However, I had so much fun and left feeling so much better than when I went in.

As you might imagine, it’s high energy; however I am really unfit and still managed the whole class, helped by the brilliant music and ‘gentle encouragement’ from Mr Swan. You can just go at your own pace.

The class is running on a Thursday night, from 6:00 - 6:45, in the school. It’s completely free and open to the whole Onthank Community.

Come and give it a go next week; you literally have nothing to lose and you’ll feel so much better for it 😊


We're looking for your help once again! We have an URGENT request for the following clothes as our boxes are empty:

Age 3-4
Age 5-6
Age 6-7

Age 18-24 months
Age 12-18 months (Jackets only)

If you have any items you'd like to donate, we'd love to hear from you. Please drop your items into our Distribution Centre at

11 Hill Street
Open: Mon-Thu: 9am - 4.30pm & Fri: 9am - 2pm

Thank you for your help. Please share our post, thank you.

Timeline photos 19/01/2023

Timeline photos

On Monday 23 January, all primary and secondary schools will be affected by the announcement of discontinuous industrial action by teaching trade unions.

All schools will be closed to children and young people. Early Childhood Centres will open as normal.

Free school meal arrangements - 'Grab and go' lunches will be available for collection from schools between 10am and 1pm on Monday 23 January.


I’ve been assured leotards and leg warmers are not essential (although totally acceptable !)

This is open to our all Onthank Community, so come along, have some fun and get fitter in the process !



What better way to kick start 2023 than joining ’s FREE fitness class with Mr Swan starting THIS Thursday 19 January @ 6pm.

Family, friends, neighbours all welcome. ❤️

Participants MUST be over 16yrs.
No experience required.

Change starts this week - see you there!

Onthank Parent Council Celebrate Kilmarnock East Ayrshire Council


I popped into the school this morning, to see all the activities taking place to celebrate Onthank Primary School achieving Gold status as a Rights Respecting School.

If, like my child, every day is ‘fine’, some things to chat about are the Treasure Hunt, HexBall, Silent Disco and loads of other gold themed activities! 😁

Timeline photos 16/01/2023


We know times are tough right now, so why not beat the crunch with a free school lunch. Check out our current school meals menus and nutrition and allergen guides, visit https://orlo.uk/fsP9s


Onthank Primary School continue with their article of the month focus for their Rights Respecting School work.

In January, the focus is on article 29:

“Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures and the environment”.

During January, there will be lots of activities to focus on cultures around the world, including our own Scottish celebrations for our national Bard, Chinese New Year, Holocaust memorial and others.


We're back! Happy New Year everyone! We have finally packed everything away for Christmas 2023!

We know that January can be a very long month and if you are needing our support, please get in touch. We can provide FREE good quality pre loved clothing for children from birth to age 16.

We can also provide good quality essential baby equipment such as Moses baskets, prams etc.

Please note:

- You can use our service more than once
- Our service is strictly confidential
- You can contact us directly.

How to get in touch:

- Call us on 01563 523362
- Email: [email protected]
- Send us a message on social media

Our service is non judgemental and friendly, so please do not hesitate to get in touch if your children are growing very quickly!

Please share our post. Many thanks.

Timeline photos 09/01/2023

For anyone with kids due to start P1 this August.

📣 P1 registration is now open and will close on Friday 13 January. You can find all the information you need plus the application form online https://orlo.uk/Na4CG


Happy New Year all! Time to get our cherubs back to school this morning! 🚸

It seems the school app is still suffering from a hangover from the festivities 😂 (PS: this is not just for Onthank)

🥘This weeks menu is Week 1️⃣ menu

Photos from Kilmarnock Standard's post 06/01/2023

Onthank’s Got Talent indeed !

Timeline photos 21/12/2022

Timeline photos

A letter has been issued to parents and carers by Linda McAulay-Griffiths, Chief Education Officer and Head of Education detailing the schools that will be affected by the announcement of industrial action by four teaching trade unions on Tuesday 10 January, Wednesday 11 January and Monday 23 January 2023. Read more online https://orlo.uk/CbLyM


Ho ho ho !!



Santa and his elves are out in South and North Craigs tonight with Kilmarnock Santa Sleigh! Be sure to say hello and give us a wave.


A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the Parent Council Christmas Quiz last night, to all the local businesses and Onthank Primary School who donated fabulous prizes and to our brilliant host, Stuart (the Parent Council are very lucky to have a professional quizmaster in our ranks and appreciate your time and energy putting together and hosting these quizzes).

And of course many congratulations to all our winners !!

The total raised will be announced soon 😊

Onthank Parent Council 08/12/2022

Onthank Parent Council

We are looking forward to tonight's Christmas Quiz!
There is still time to sign up! https://www.pta-events.co.uk/onthankpc/#.Y4ZnudKnxPw

Information on how to access the quiz has been emailed to everyone who has bought tickets so far, please check other folders such as spam and promotions if you haven't received your email, if you still don't have it please email us at [email protected]

Onthank Parent Council [email protected] https://www.facebook.com/OnthankParentCouncil/ Onthank Parent Council, Meiklewood Road, Kilmarnock, East ayrshire, Ka3 2es 2022 Onthank Parent Council


Keep the change, ya filthy animal !

🎅P6&P7 proudly present 'Home Alone @ Onthank' ALL WELCOME🎅

After 3 years, we are excited to open our doors to Community for our festive take on a Christmas all-time favourite.

Tuesday 13 Dec 9.30am - 11.15am
Wednesday 14 Dec 7pm - 8.45pm
Thursday 15 Dec 7pm - 8.45pm

Tickets: £4 per person including festive refreshments!
Under 5 yrs free entry.

Any parent/carer can book tickets via ParentPay NOW!

If you don't have ParentPay please call the school 01563 525477 to book your tickets. You won't regret it.

We extend a warm invitation to family and friends across our whole school community to celebrate Christmas - see you there!

Celebrate Kilmarnock East Ayrshire Council Onthank Parent Council


One of the things we discussed at the group session was how the school was pretty much closed off during Covid and parents / carers are almost wary of coming into the school or reaching out, even if they have got something they would like to discuss or raise.

*The school would like to stress they very much have an open-door policy and welcome all parents / carers to reach out, if they have got something they would like to discuss*

The Senior Leadership Team can often be seen in the playground at the start and end of the day and can also be contacted by phone or email or an arranged face to face meeting. Likewise with class teachers.

Alternatively, you can get in touch with the Parent Council, who can take feedback forward on your behalf or attend one of our meetings (please note that the Parent Council does not get involved with individuals’ circumstances, but more general year group or whole school situations).

It is only by bringing things into the fore that things can change; if the school aren’t aware, there’s no chance of anything being discussed / resolved / improved.

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