It was a great honour and privilege being Head Girl of Hamilton College. It was definitely the highlight of my school career. I enjoyed having the unique and valuable opportunity to be in the position to have a positive influence on the workings of the school.

Marianne Watters
Head Girl 2010/2011

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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.