Sport in the Junior School begins in Primary 4 and is an integral part of our boys’ and girls’ education. Our traditional sports are hockey, rugby, and athletics but we offer a diverse, broad and exciting co-curricular programme, designed to suit all.
Rugby is played by our Primary 6 and 7 boys. Fun is the focal point, however, we do introduce basic physical competency using body weight exercises and agility games to improve balance, coordination, speed, strength and endurance, all in a fun and non-threatening environment. Our afterschool sessions take place at the College Playing Fields in Millerston.
Primary 6 girls take part in a weekly Games session and afterschool Hockey training in Terms 1 and 2 at Glasgow Green. In terms 1 and 2, Primary 7 girls take part in a weekly Games session and afterschool Hockey training at Glasgow Green with our experienced coaches, many of whom have played at National or International Level.
Athletics is a core part of our curriculum and as such an essential co–curricular activity. We participate in all major competitions from District League Matches to Glasgow Schools and Scottish Schools events. In Term 3, from March to June, our main curricular and co-curricular focus is Athletics. Each year group from Primary 4-7 works on their discipline on their games day. Primary 6-7 can sign up for an optional afterschool session in Term 3 and also train on a Saturday morning from 9-11am at our school playing fields.
Basketball is a global sport that is fast-paced and combines the need for individual skill and excellent teamwork. The our Primary 7 boys have the chance to train each week, learning the sport and developing the basic skills. It is great for fitness and great for developing coordination and ball-handling skills. The boys also have the opportunity to play in fixtures in order to challenge themselves in competitive matches.
Kayaking is open to Primary 7 pupils along with new S1 pupils and will run after school on a Thursday from 3.20pm – 6pm at our kayaking base at Pinkston Canoe Centre during the summer term (April-June). Pupils will work towards kayak skill awards over the year. Progression will include canoe and kayak trips along with options to specialise in either Slalom, freestyle, Marathon and Sprint Kayaking at club level.
Cross Country is a core part of our curriculum and as such an essential co–curricular activity. We participate in all major competitions from District Matches to Glasgow Schools and Scottish Schools events. From August to March we focus on Cross Country events and host our own invitational match.
Golf is an excellent sport that requires focus and concentration and demands exemplary sportsmanship. Pupils from Primary 4 to Primary 7 have the opportunity for weekly tuition at a variety of excellent venues. We participate in all major competitions from St Andrew’s to Glasgow.
We participate in all regional and national competitions from Glasgow Schools Swimming finals to Scottish Schools Finals.