I am really excited to be at Hamilton College, all the children and teachers have made me feel welcome and I really enjoy my time at the school.

Kieran Macfarlane
J7 2012

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Aftercare Receives a First-Rate Report!

At the end of last term Hamilton College’s Aftercare service was visited by the Care Inspectorate for an...
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30 Sep, 2014

CATS Rehearsals Continue

Rehearsals for CATS continue this afternoon. Approximately 75 performers from both the Senior and Junior...
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25 Sep, 2014

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Parents' Interviews in JS and Nursery

Parents' Interviews in JS and Nursery 15:30 02 October 2014
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02 Oct, 2014

CATS - Dress Rehersal

School Show - CATS – full day rehearsal (all cast)
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J1 - J4

Pupils at J1-4 are given opportunities to experience active learning and up-to-date teaching methods combined with traditional values.  In doing so, we aim to develop confident, successful and responsible children who are able to reflect on their learning experience.

Our curriculum is based on the outcomes from the Curriculum for Excellence at the Early and First Levels.  We have developed  a progressive and comprehensive scheme of work which places importance on the teaching of Literacy and Numeracy skills.  Phonics, Reading, Writing, Numeracy and Mathematics are the core priorities for our Department.

The pupils have opportunities to develop these skills through specific and focussed lessons as well as a range of cross curricular topics, including Weather, The Romans, Scotland, Percy the Park Keeper, Fairyland and Hamilton’s Community.  ICT skills are taught explicitly and are used to support learning in other areas of the curriculum.

Parents have the opportunity to be involved in their child’s learning experience through volunteering to help at our Active Start and Action Stations session in J1 and J2. 

Our transition programme enables the Kindergarten children, and children from other nurseries to become familiar with the school, the staff and our routines prior to beginning school.  This has proved successful and popular with our parents over a number of years and we are confident that the children are prepared and relaxed when they come to  school in J1.