Clubs and Societies
We encourage pupils to take full advantage of our many lunchtime and after-school clubs. Over 30 weekly clubs cater for all interests.
The choice is extensive and ranges from Chess, ICT, Mini-Bridge and Gardening to Lego and Board Games. In the Summer Term Primary 6 pupils participate in the Cycling Proficiency scheme during the school day.
An awareness of responsibility to wider society is encouraged through membership of the School Council, Eco-committee and Fairtrade Club.
All pupils belong to a House (Argyll, Lochiel, Montrose or Stuart) and have dedicated 'House' lunchtime when they can enjoy activities with other House members in the main school hall.
A list of current clubs can be downloaded here.
Junior Duke Scheme
The Mini Duke and Junior Duke Award schemes, which were unique to Hutchesons', are modelled on the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.
These schemes have been designed to motivate children in P2-7 to challenge themselves through trying new activities and learning important life skills. The Junior Duke Award has proved so successful that it was highlighted by Education Scotland as an innovative project and has now been adopted by another school in the region.
From P5 onwards, there are clubs for football, gymnastics, badminton, netball, hockey, tag rugby, running and table tennis.
P6 and 7 teams compete in athletics, swimming, rugby, hockey and cricket matches. Our Running Club has nurtured some of the very best cross-country runners in Scotland.
Find out more about PE and Sport at Hutchie
Co-Curricular Music and Performance
Kingarth Street comes alive with music during breaks, lunchtimes and after school thanks to its many choirs, orchestras, string groups and ceilidh band.
We also have a talented wind band, percussion ensemble and an experimental Music Lab group which composes and arranges its own music. There are concerts in November and March and Performance Evenings in the Summer Term.
Pupils can also be entered for Associated Board and Trinity College music examinations. Primary 3 pupils may audition for the RSNO Junior Chorus training choir and many go on to work regularly with the Scottish Opera Chorus and the National Boys’ Choir.
There are opportunities for all year groups to perform at assemblies, shows and workshops.
Beyond school, children are encouraged to take an interest in global issues and show compassion for those less fortunate than themselves.
Every year primary pupils work tirelessly to raise funds for the school’s chosen charity and Primary 7 organises an annual event in support of ‘Children in Need’.