Primary 7 is a crucial year in preparing children, both emotionally and academically, for transition to the Secondary School.
Pupils are expected to take greater responsibility for shaping the day-to-day life of the school through leadership of the School Council, Eco-Committee, Charity events and the House System with its House families.
Within the classroom, increasing emphasis is placed on developing independent study and time management skills to enable pupils to meet the demands of the Secondary School curriculum and timetable.
But the final year in Primary school is not all hard work and additional responsibility!
In December Primary 7 enjoys its first school dance. The dress code is formal and, after several weeks of lunchtime practices to learn traditional Scottish dance, the occasion is a truly memorable one for both pupils and staff. The Spring Term sees the annual Primary 7 Show, an opportunity to display the range and depth of musical and dramatic talent at Kingarth Street in what is guaranteed to be an extravaganza of song and dance.
Without doubt, the highlight of Primary 7 is the residential visit to an outdoor activity centre where the children enjoy a range of challenging activities- kayaking, rock climbing and ghyll scrambling, to name but a few.
Through communal living and working together pupils learn much about themselves and their peers, establishing firm and lasting friendships for the years ahead.
Staff on both sites work closely to ensure the transition process is seamless and the School has a robust system in place for the transfer of academic and pastoral information.
By the end of their Primary School careers, Kingarth Street children have visited Beaton Road for several years, principally for P.E. and sports events. The Primary 7 Shakespeare Day provides the perfect opportunity to extend this experience to other areas of the secondary school through exciting workshops led by staff from the Drama, Music, Art and English Departments. This is followed by an Induction Day when both Kingarth Street pupils and new entrants meet to enjoy activities on the Beaton Road campus.