We offer a strong co-curricular programme including various sporting and music clubs along with coding, languages, musical theatre, gardening, knitting and cheerleading to name but a few.
Clubs are offered before school, at lunch time and after school with some retaining a small weekly cost. Parents are issued with an online list and booking form towards the end of each term in preparation for the following term.
Please note that activities on offer change each term. For popular clubs, we do create a waiting list in preparation for the following term.
The Co-Curricular programme can now be found on School Portal. An example offering can be found below.
|Hamilton College Junior School Co-Curricular Clubs|
|Before School||J1-J3 Lego||J1–J6 Chess|
|During Lunch||J4–J6 Coding||J4 – J6 Musical Theatre||J1-J6 Ballet||J4–J6 Choir||J1-J6 Cheerleading|
|J1-J6 JAFFA/Choir||J4-J6 Tennis||J1-J3 Football||J1-J6 Acro Gymnastics||J1-J3 Athletics|
|J4–J6 Junior Band|
|After school||J4-J6 Athletics||J4-J6 Football||J1-J3 Arts & Crafts||J4-J6 Tennis||J1-J6 Street Dance|
|J1-J6 Spanish||J4-J6 Netball||J4-J6 Karate||J1-J3 Karate||J5 & J6 Props Club|
Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson has launched his Swim Academy in partnership with Hamilton College. The Academy is based in our 25m pool, has been created to provide an environment full of positivity and encouragement of self-discovery. The programs at every level are very much a “swimmer led” experience complimented by the instructor’s knowledge, experience and skill.
The partnership with Hamilton College offers our pupils and the local community an Olympic led swim program which provides seamless progression from infant beginners, through to pre-club level.
Bookings can be made directly via the MJSA website.
In addition to after-school lessons, Amanda McIlvaney (MJSA Co-founder) and other MJSA instructors work directly with pupils during timetabled PE classes. Hamilton College PE Staff have also received specialised training from the MJSA team for use in timetabled PR lessons.
Our Head of PE, Mr Fraser Forrest is delighted to be working with MJSA and said “It is our ambition to create a centre of excellence for swimming at Hamilton College working in partnership with MJSA”.
For parents who require flexibility, we offer free, early morning supervision from 8.00am Monday to Friday during term time.
Our Aftercare facility is also available for Junior School pupils from the end of their School day at 3.15pm or after school co-curricular club until 6.00pm Monday to Friday, during term time. Fees are detailed below and include a late afternoon snack which can be selected from a range of healthy options.
|8.00am - start of school day||Free|
|3.15pm - 5.15pm||£8|
|3.15pm - 6pm||£12|
|From end of after school club - 5.15pm||£4|
|5.15pm - 6pm||£4|
At Aftercare, pupils can choose to do their homework or participate in a variety of activities including:
Pupil voice remains an important consideration at Aftercare, for choosing both activities and snack options. Pupils vote for their favourite snacks and are encouraged to make or assemble their own.
We place a high priority on the safety of our pupils. On arrival at Aftercare, each child is noted in the register and must be signed out on collection by a parent or guardian.
If someone other than a parent is collecting a child, the school must be notified in advance of whom the parent has appointed. This should always be a responsible adult and a password must be given.
Our adult to pupil ratio in Aftercare is a maximum of 1:10. All staff have been checked by Disclosure Scotland and each is committed to the care and well-being of our children.
|Aftercare Manager||Miss Vicky Harkness|
|Aftercare Assistant||Ms Beverley Russell|