Junior School Wider Curricular Activities & Aftercare

Wider Curricular Activities & Out of School Care

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 to name but a few.  

Click here to download the Junior School Wider-Curricular Activities programme. Please note that activities on offer change for each term and this programme is intended to give an idea of the types of activities the programme typically includes.  

 

New Partnership
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”.

Out of School Care - Before and After School 

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 3.15pm until 6.00pm Monday to Friday during term time and fees are detailed below.

Session

Cost

8.00am - start of school day Free

3.15pm to 4.30pm

£4.50

4.30pm to 6pm (inclusive of after school clubs finishing at 4.15pm)

£5.40

3.15pm to 6pm

£9.90

At Aftercare children can choose to sit quietly, do homework or participate in a variety of activities such as:

  • Weekly visit to ICT Suite
  • Computer/console games
  • Crafts
  • Air hockey
  • Snooker
  • Role-play and dressing up
  • Organised games
  • Watching age-appropriate DVDs
  • Outdoor activities

Booking an Aftercare 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 each term, parents are asked to complete an online booking form if they wish to book places for the following term. Requests should be submitted as soon as possible so that places can be allocated before the start of the session. An invoice will be issued at this stage and payment can be made by cash or cheque.  We are also able to accept vouchers through any tax reduction scheme that you may have from your employer.  For further information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aftercare Security

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.

Aftercare Supervision

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. 

Role Name
After-school Care Manager MThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
After-school Care Assistant Miss Jane Stevens

Sports Activities during School Holidays

During the summer months SJB Camps and Kings Camps run camps in the school.  These are open to children of all ages.