Hamilton College will always have a special place in my memory. The school has given me so much and I would love to return in the future to see it continuing to flourish.

Marianne Watters
Head Girl 2010/2011

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2nd Place in Scottish Gymnastics Championships

Congratulations to S6 pupil Shauna who recently finished 2nd in the Scottish Gymnastics Championships. As a...
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28 Aug, 2015

This Year's Extra Curricular Activities

This afternoon, our Senior School pupils had the opportunity to choose which extra-curricular activities they...
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27 Aug, 2015

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Careers Event

Senior School and Former Pupil Careers Event in the Assembly Hall  6.30 - 8.30pm Monday 14...
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Annual Ball

Hamilton College’s Annual Ball will be held on Saturday 19 September at the Alona Hotel, Strathclyde...
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Abernethy

Abernethy

As pupils move from Junior School into Senior School, or if joining S1, we recognise the importance of strengthening their sense of belonging and wish to foster positive relationships and new experiences. An awareness of community and consideration of others is supported by our S1 trip to Abernethy Outdoor Centre at Nethybridge, near Aviemore. Pupils have the opportunity to try new activities such as archery, abseiling, climbing, an adventure course, kayaking, open canoeing and raft-building. This is in addition to other more familiar activities such as swimming and games. This is a popular trip which involves the Heads of House in Senior School and which adds to positive relationships on many levels.

As pupils move into S6 there is an opportunity to return to Abernethy Outdoor Centre. At the beginning of the autumn term pupils come along, in light of their S5 results, with decisions to make for the year ahead and with plans for applying to university through UCAS. As well as reliving some experiences from S1 some new activities are available, such as gorge-walking. Pupils discover a greater closeness with their peer group and look ahead to what they wish to get out of S6, their last year, and again are encouraged to look at how they can contribute to making the year a success with an emphasis on the positive.

Both weekends, while optional, are held in high regard by pupils and there is always a big uptake of places. Staff, too, find these weekends very rewarding.