Wider Curricular Activities & Aftercare
Wider Curricular Activities
We offer a strong Wider Curricular programme including various sporting and music clubs along with coding, languages, musical theatre, gardening, knitting and cheerleading. Our website contains a full list of current clubs on offer.
Click here to download the Junior School Wider-Curricular Activities. Please note that activities on offer are subject to change.
with the Michael Jamieson Swim Academy
Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson has launched his Swim Academy in partnership with Hamilton College. The new Academy, which will be 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 will offer our pupils and the local community an Olympic led swim program which provides seamless progression from infant beginners, through to pre-club level.
Initially the Swim Academy (MJSA) will offer lessons to Junior School pupils on Wednesdays and Thursdays after school, before opening up to all ages. The Swim Academy will start in September and bookings can be made directly via the MJSA website, www.mjswimacademy.com
In addition to after-school clubs, Amanda McIlvaney (Co-founder) will be working directly with pupils during timetable PE classes and Hamilton College PE Staff will receive specialised training from the MJSA team. Head of PE, Fraser Forrest is delighted to be working with MJSA, “it is our ambition to create a centre of excellence for swimming at Hamilton College working in partnership with MJSA”.
Our Aftercare facility is available for Junior School pupils whose parents require extra flexibility.
It operates from 3.15pm until 6.00pm Monday to Friday during term time.
Children can choose to sit quietly, do homework or participate in a variety of activities such as:
- Weekly Visit to Computer Suite
- Computer Games
- Air Hockey
- Role-play and dressing up
- Organised games
- Watching age-appropriate videos and DVDs
- Outdoor activities
Booking a Place
Due to the popularity of this facility, places must be booked in advance. A restricted number of places are available to comply with Care Inspectorate regulations.
At the beginning of August all parents are asked by letter if they wish to book places for the following term. Requests should be sent to the school as soon as possible so that places can be allocated before the start of the session. An invoice will be issued at this stage.
We place a high priority on the safety and well-being of our pupils. On arrival at Aftercare, each child is noted in the register and must be signed out on collection by the parent.
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. Password must be given.
Our adult to child ratio is a maximum of 1:10. All supervisors have been checked by Disclosure Scotland and each is committed to the care and well-being of our children.
|After-school Care Assistant||Miss Jane Stevens|
* Part-time member of staff
+ Staff member with teaching commitments in another department