Transitus Year Overview Transitus Year

One of the important benefits of our Hamilton College Family comprising children and young people from ages 2-18 and having everyone located on a single campus, is that we are able to offer smooth transitions through Nursery, Junior and Senior School.

To improve further on that offering, we have introduced a Transitus Year as an exciting feature of our Senior School development (J7 – S3). This innovative Transitus year will be the first stage of your child’s journey into Senior School and is designed to ensure that each pupil is fully prepared for this change.

The curricular developments required to make the Transitus year ideal preparation for pupils include;

  • Helping them acclimatise to the different environment
  • Building on the foundations in Numeracy and Literacy for future success
  • Enriching their educational experience through access to additional Wider Curricular Activities and new practical skills classes
  • Enabling pupils to cope better with the move to a timetable more like a traditional Senior School, whilst still having the support of a dedicated ‘Base’ teacher
  • Enhancing their understanding of Health and Wellbeing through new ‘Lifeskills’ lessons
  • Strengthening relationships with peers
  • Being as ready as possible to tackle the demands of SQA certificate courses in Senior School.

The Transitus Year is the ideal springboard for pupils moving into the next phase of their school journey. It will enhance the support, guidance and expertise on offer, to fully develop the rich array of talents we see in our young people and equip them for success as they continue on their educational journey and towards their chosen path after they leave school.

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