Primary 7 Induction 2020
In these extraordinary times it is not possible to run our usual induction programme and welcome our new 2020/21 S1 pupils to the school. While we can’t meet in person, we’d like to do our best to welcome you by ‘virtually’ introducing you to both the school campus and to some of the staff who will be working alongside pupils and parents/carers for the next 6 years.
The School Campus – The school building is split into two main areas – The North and South Campuses. Opened in 1920, the North Campus is celebrating its 100th birthday and has become an iconic landmark for both the Jordanhill Community and for the City of Glasgow. The multi-million modern three-storey South Campus opened in 2008. It accommodates mainly secondary school classes and some upper primary classes. It is connected to the original North Campus via a walkway (Etta’s Walk) parallel to the sports pitch. The sports pitch was upgraded from blaze to artificial grass and a MUGA pitch (Multi-Use Games Area) around the same time; which has now been converted to artificial grass. The MUGA is reserved for the exclusive use of S1 pupils at morning interval and lunchtime.
In early 2005 the school acquired the former Laurel Park games hall on Anniesland Road, in partnership with the Glasgow Academy.
The North Campus – There are 3 main floors in the North Campus. The Ground floor classes all start with the letter ‘A’, the first floor with ‘B’ and the third floor with the letter ‘C’. As well as primary classes, you’ll find the following secondary subjects:
- Business & Computing
- Physical Education
Pastoral Care and Support for Learning can also be found here, along with the Main Office, School Library, Learning Zone, Assembly Hall and the Refectory.
The South Campus – There are 3 floors in the South Campus. The Ground floor classes all start with the letter ‘G’, the first floor with ‘F’ and the 2nd floor with the letter ‘S’. There are various practical classroom (Science, Design & Technologies and Health & Food Technology) that are indicated by the letter ‘P’. As well as primary classes, you’ll find the following secondary subjects:
- Modern Languages
- Art and Design
- Social Subjects
- Design & Technologies
- Health, Food and Textile Technologies
In the South Campus you’ll find a place to lock your bike and we also have the Atrium where food and drink is served at morning interval and lunchtime.
Take the Virtual Tour above. You can slow it down or pause if you want a closer look. Once you’ve taken the tour, put your detective skills to the test to try and solve the cryptic clues. Some are pretty easy but others you might find more challenging. All answers can be found on the tour.
A. This 1st floor department is as pretty as a picture. – – – / – – – / – – – – – –
B. The teachers in this South Campus department never get lost. In fact, they know their way around the whole globe. – – – – – – – – –
C. Apple, Cottage and Steak. This department loves its 3.14159265359. – – – – –
D. This room would be an excellent place to have a philosophical chat about ancient Chinese culture. – – – – – – – – – – / – – – – – – – – –
E. Fail to complete your homework and this long-time resident of the biology department may have a bone to pick with you. – – – – – – – –
F. The MUGA welcomes all S1 pupils but isn’t too fond of hungry ones. – – / – – – – / – / – – – – –
G. This lady loves to walk from North to South and back again. – – – –
H. The English Department will need to keep a close eye on this dishonest individual. – – – / – – – – / – – – – –
I. This very well-read cartoon superhero must love books to live here. – – – – / – – – – – – – – –
J. ‘Eddie Ate Dynamite Good Bye Eddie’. Music holds the ‘key’ to poor Eddie’s taste in instruments. – – – – – –
K. J.K. Rowling would think walking up and down ours is a magical experience. – – – – – – – – –
L. Our very own ‘Formula 1’ Pupil Support teacher who gets excellent grip when racing. – – – / – – – – – –
Mandarin – With 1.2 billion speakers and the number fast-growing, Mandarin Chinese is expected to hold the top position as the most spoken language in 2020. Take your first steps in learning this beautiful tonal language.
Drama – Design your own Pirate Costume. Send us your very own ‘Captain Jack’ pictures!
History – People will look back at this time as one of the most important events in modern history. But what is history?
English – Can you solve ‘The Mystery of the Missing Books’?
Business and Computing – My Digital Footprint. How has ‘Lockdown’ affected your Footprint? (this file may download in the bottom left hand corner of your screen.)
Physical Education – Meet the P.E. Team. Do you share any of the same sporting hobbies or superhero aspirations? Why not create your own sporting/superhero profile? Make sure you also take part in our Weekly Challenge and send us your ‘Personal Best’. As we can’t do our annual ‘Sports Day’, you could also represent your House Group by taking part in our ‘Inter-House in your House‘ activity.
Geography – Plan you journey to school with Digimap.
French – Tell us a bit about yourself using French words that you know.
Music – Do you already play or want to learn to play an instrument? Perhaps singing is your thing? Meet our instrumental instructor team and the instruments that they play.
Maths – Meet the department who love their subject so much it will be impossible for you not to love it too!
Visit our Parent Page. These pages provide parents and carers with wide ranging information on how you can be involved in the life and work of the school, how you can be engaged in your child’s learning and how you can help to improve the school.
We hope that you’ve found the information on this page useful. If you have any questions that you would like to ask us, please send an email to email@example.com and we’ll get back to you.