Camlachie Primary School
Camlachie Primary School
An Active Educational Centre
It is customary to associate the phrase Town and Gown with the cordial relation existing between the University and the civic rulers, but we think it should be applied in especial to the hearty co-operation that subsist between the Glasgow Education Authority and the Corporation, in their common aim to educate and to keep healthy and clean the children of our city.
To secure this end the Medical Officers and the Sanitary Department of the city are supported by the School Clinics.
A provision of food clothing and footwear for the school children of our citizens in necessitous circumstances is made.
Nursery School and Hostel
In cases where mothers are compelled by force of circumstances to work out and are not able to arrange for the proper care of their children during the day, or where a widower in poor circumstances is unable to employ a competent person to look after his children the nursery class and hostel are available.
Children between 2 and 5 years of age are cared for and fed here during the day, and those above 5 years of age receive their food in the hostel.
The hostel and nursery class are also open on Saturdays until 1p.m. The parents are required to pay for the children’s food, the price varying according to the circumstances.
The Education Authority has fitted up spray baths at this school with the intention that all children attending this school should take advantage of them These baths, by toning up the system, improve the physique and make the child comparatively free from, colds and lesser ailments, they also supply a practical and convincing lesson in hygiene.
The change of attitude manifest in the elementary schools during recent years is perhaps best noted in the curriculum and methods of the Infant Department, where the time devoted to the three R’s has been curtailed to make room for games, dancing, story-telling and expressional drawing,.
Speech-training and oral composition has become special features of the instruction, object lessons have disappeared in favour of nature-study, the lessons have been short-ended, and the elasticity of the time table has been increased.
The Three R’s.
Of course the first duty of the elementary school is to lay the foundations of learning as represented by the three R’s, the mastery of which is the culminating effort of the Qualifying Class where each pupil is tested as to his or her fitness to advance from purely elementary work to the more specialised work of the advanced divisions and secondary schools.
Mentally defective children.
Classes for mentally defective children are carried on here too, in which the curriculum is somewhat curtailed, and each class meeting restricted in duration to prevent the pupils reaching the fatigue point of their limited brain energy.
This work is under the capable and sympathetic guidance of specially trained teachers. For these children over 12 years of age provision is also made for a certain amount of vocational training in woodwork, tailoring and shoemaking for boys, laundering and dressmaking for girls.
Taken from Eastern Standard 9th April 1927
Extracts from the School Log
31st August 1939 : The school was dismissed and all the children who were registered for evacuation were asked to attend on Friday 1st September at 9.00 am. The members of staff recised instructions to parents, saw that registers were brought up to date. Pupils were dismissed. Teachers held a meeting when the full evacuation arrangements were discussed, and doubtful points settled.
3rd September 1939 : Evacuation took place at 8.30 am to Aberfeldy.
4th December 1939 : School re-opened for the instruction of pupils residing in Glasgow.
5th January 1965 : School re-opened, 10 children were enrolled from the new houses in Janefield Street which were occupied during the Christmas holiday.
14th July 1965 : A pupil, John Kirkland, aged 5, was killed while playing outside his home by a lorry.
22nd October 1965 : Roll 313. Attendance 89.3%. Now 17 ‘travellers’ inschool for winter.
7th December 1965 : The senior boys were allowed to watch the football international Italy versus Scotland, at Naples, on our school tv. Reports on the game to be written later.
5th May 1966 : The 90th anniversary of the school’s opening. This occasion was taken to invite parents and friends to an open afternoon. Work was shown inclassrooms, sewing and hhandwork in Hall, anda cup of tea was provided for all in the Dinner Hall, and the meeting was closed in the Hall, with a short programme of songs by the school choir.
10th October 1966 : Mrs Elizabeth Burns retired today after 20 years of service as Spray Baths Attnedant.
12th December 1966 : The Seniors Christmas Party in School Hall from 6.30 to 9.30 pm exceeded all previous efforts in entertainment. The theme of the decoration was ‘The Sea’ with murals of Neptune and undersea creatures, and find galleon ships, with two enormous fish hung from the ceiling.
24th February 1967 : The first round of the Road safety Quiz Competition was held in the Hall. Our team from PVII beat the Bluevale School team by 27 to 25 points. The teams were afterwards entertained to tea in the Dining Room.
19th May 1967 : Great distress among families at caravan site, 843 Gallowgate on receipt of notices to quit ground by 9th June.
2nd June 1967 : Fall in roll in recent weeks due not only to travellers leaving but also houses in Holywell Street being cleared for demolition.
14th June 1967 : Nurse inspected 98 children and cleaned 14.
29th August 1967 : The roll is in a state of flux, due to further demolition of Holywell Street, and the travellers moving out of the ground at 843 Gallowgate. Some have found other ground, a few have got houses, but about a dozen wagons are hanging on at 843, having no place to go.
15th January 1968 : A storm last night with hurricane force winds caused tremendous damage in and around Glasgow. After a sleepless night, a poor attendance this morning. Teachers also absent through influenza.
Camlachie Subscription School
|Camlachie School – European War : Roll Of Honour|
|Murd. Macrae||HLI||William Murray||HLI|
|Andrew Burns||HLI||Thomas Murray||HLI|
|Robert Barr||HLI||William Mark||HLI|
|John Brady||HLI||Alex Main||HLI|
|Samuel Clyde||HLI||Alex Main Jnr.||HLI|
|James Clark||HLI||James Murphy||HLI|
|Andrew Campbell||HLI||Wm. Matchett||HLI|
|William Craig||HLI||Wm. Melville||HLI|
|Andrew Craig||HLI||Henry Mechan||HLI|
|John Colvin||HLI||John Maxwell||HLI|
|Thos. Caldwell||HLI||Alex Meldrum||HLI|
|William Duffy||HLI||Edward Mourn||HLI|
|Rich. Dempster||HLI||Jn. McGarrigle||HLI|
|John Emans||HLI||Wm. McBeth||HLI|
|George Ferguson||HLI||Dav. McKenzie||HLI|
|Alex Ferguson||HLI||Findlay McRae||HLI|
|Robert Ferguson||HLI||John McRae||HLI|
|David Graham||HLI||Richard McAuley||HLI|
|Charles Glen||HLI||Arthur McArthur||HLI|
|Alexander Hart||HLI||Malcolm Burns||HLI|
|George Harper||HLI||Arthur Gillespie||HLI|
|John Hodge||HLI||Wm. Neville||HLI|
|William Hay||HLI||Henry Paterson||HLI|
|John Kelly||HLI||Donald Parker||HLI|
|Peter Kelly||HLI||William Reilly||HLI|
|William Kennedy||HLI||John Rankin||HLI|
|John Lawson||HLI||Neil Riddell||HLI|
|William Law||HLI||Alex Simpson||HLI|
|James Love||HLI||Arch. Story||HLI|
|Duncan Selkirk||HLI||James Paterson||HLI|
|John Smith||HLI||David Palmer||HLI|
|John Swales||HLI||Jas. Thomson||HLI|
|Dav. Sheridan||HLI||Hugh Woods||HLI|
|John Wyne||HLI||Jn. Broadley||RFA|
|John Wallace||HLI||Wm. Broadley||RFA|
|Robert Walker||HLI||Neil Beattie||RFA|
|James Wilson||HLI||James Martin||RFA|
|John Willis||HLI||Alex Watson||RFA|
|James Allan||SR||Wm. McCormack||RFA|
|Arch. Bell||SR||Peter Campbell||RFA|
|James Cuthbertson||SR||John Collins||RFA|
|John Callander||SR||Robert Craig||RFA|
|Dugald Cameron||SR||Hugh Craig||RFA|
|Edward Cameron||SR||John Craig||RFA|
|Sam. Cameron||SR||David Craig||RFA|
|And. Cameron||SR||Harry Cullen||RFA|
|William Dunn||SR||John Goldie||RFA|
|Jas. Docherty||SR||Dug. Cameron||RFA|
|William Eadie||SR||Charles Dunn||RFA|
|John Ferguson||SR||Wm. Docherty||RFA|
|Robert Kelly||SR||David Quinn||RFA|
|John Lawrie||SR||Dan. Riddell||RFA|
|Edward Morrison||SR||John Renton||RFA|
|John Morrison||SR||Thos. Wilson||RFA|
|James Murray||SR||Arthur Wilson||RFA|
|Edward Moran||SR||John Campbell||RS|
|Henry Murphy||SR||David Elspie||RS|
|Dunc. McEwan||SR||William Fletcher||RS|
|Sam. McKnight||SR||Malcolm Hartgrove||RS|
|Isaac McKenzie||SR||Hugh Keatings||RS|
|William Ness||SR||Robert Leitch||RS|
|James Broadly||Gord. H||Jas. Menzies||RS|
|James Espie||Gord. H||David Menzies||RS|
|Robert Hartgrove||Gord. H||Gavin Thomson||RS|
|Robert Kelly||Gord. H||James Wylie||RS|
|Alex Whitelaw||Gord. H||Thomas Woods||RS|
|Henry Paterson||Gord. H||Wm. Allan||ASH|
|Carlton Speirs||Gord. H||Robt. Cuthbertson||ASH|
|William Todd||Gord. H||Thos. Ferguson||ASH|
|David Baillie||RE||James Goldie||ASH|
|Sidney Bruce||RE||John Harrison||ASH|
|Murd. Campbell||RE||William Hunter||ASH|
|Alex Harper||RE||James Holmes||ASH|
|John Lewis||RE||David Hughes||ASH|
|Robert Marshall||RE||Thomas Kinnie||ASH|
|Hugh McCall||RE||James Lindsay||ASH|
|Thos. Paterson||RE||Jn. Montgomery||ASH|
|Thos. Stevenson||RE||John McKenzie||ASH|
|Wm. Cullen||Cam H||Thos. Howat||ASH|
|David Hammond||Cam H||Wm. Gordon||Seaf. H|
|Alex Morrison||Cam H||Francis Park||ASH|
|James McIntyre||Cam H||William Rough||ASH|
|John Paterson||Cam H||James Simpson||ASH|
|James Paul||Cam H||James Sword||ASH|
|Robt. Rough||Cam H||John Allan||Seaf. H|
|Stewart Riddell||Cam H||John Anderson||Seaf. H|
|Randolph Wallace||Cam H||Thomas Currie||Seaf. H|
|Wm. Walker||Cam H||Peter Cox||Seaf. H|
|Arch. Wilson||Cam H||Thomas Fraser||Seaf. H|
|Thos. Deery||KOSB||Robert Forsyth||Seaf. H|
|John McNight||KOSB||Hamilton Graham||Seaf. H|
|James Smith||KOSB||James Percy||Seaf. H|
|Sam Wallace||KOSB||Robert Wylie||Seaf. H|
|Robert Wainey||KOSB||Alex. Douglas||KOSB|
|Sam Wilson||KOSB||Thos. McLaren||ASH|
|William Bain||KOSB||John Harkiss||RGA|
|John Keatings||Blk W||David Harkiss||RIF|
|Andrew Walker||Blk W||Jas. Harkiss||HLI|
|Jas. Anderson||SH||Hugh Harkiss||RFA|
|James Hardie||SH||And. Love||Seaf. H|
|Alex. Hartgrove||SH||Angus McDougall||Gord. H|
|Wm. Wilson||SH||John Craig||Gord. H|
|John Hartgtrove||Scots Gds||John Barclay||Gord. H|
|David Keatings||Dub. Fus.||James McLintock||Gord. H|
|Geo. Emans||Innisk.||David Lawrie||HLI|
|Joseph Semple||Innisk.||George Downie||HLI|
|George Riddell||Yeom.||Alex. Stevenson||HLI|
|Wm. Stevenson||Yeom.||Arch. Howat||HLI|
|Hugh Coats||Navy||John Rae||HLI|
|John Coats||Navy||Jas. Crawford||HLI|
|Wm. Carmichael||Navy||Robert Paul||HLI|
|Wm. Dunn||Navy||Andrew Smith||HLI|
|John Devine||Navy||George Stewart||HLI|
|John Morris||Navy||Thos. Wilson||HLI|
|Adam Wilson||Navy||And. Wilson||HLI|
|Alex Gilmour||RAMC||Dan Redmond||HLI|
|Henry Law||RAMC||Alex Redmond||HLI|
|William Small||RAMC||Robert Miller||HLI|
|Findlay Martin||RAMC||Albert Crawford||HLI|
|Dan Martin||Can FA||Joseph Harris||HLI|
|Alex Martin||Can FA||Conie McMahon||HLI|
|Joseph Wylie||HLI||Wm. Morrison||SR|
|Thomas Cass||HLI||Harry Greig||SR|
|Wm. Irvine||HLI||Alex Nyguist||SR|
|George Robertson||HLI||John Dalglish||SR|
|Peter McColl||SR||William Thomson||Seaf. H|
|Jas. Pollok||RS||Wm. McAllister||RE|
|Arthur Martin||Blk W||Alex. G Scott||Can. E|
|James Martin||Blk W||John McBride||RN|
|Jas. Howat||ASH||Charles Dalglish||Gord. H|
|Jas. Gillespie||Cam H||Thos. Wilson||RAMC|
|David Tennant||Cam H||Geo. McKinlay||HLI|
|Samuel Wilson||Cam H||Wm Pollok||Seaf. H|
|Arch. Gardiner||Cam H||Alexander Shanks||Seaf. H|
|Robert Smith||Cam H||Arch. McGough||M M Gord H|
|Robt. McConnell||RGA||Arthur McGough||HLI|
|Wm. Dickson||RSF||Hugh McGough||A&SH|
|Dav. McInnes||RSF||James Sands||HLI|
|Earnest Nyguist||RAMC||Hugh Sands||HLI|
|Duncan Findlay||RAMC||Isaac Sands||HLI|
|William Tennant||RFA||John Sands||HLI|
|Signed : James Shearer||Second Master||26th October 1915|
Hi my name is Irene Dickson I also attended camlachi school in the 1950 . I also remember ms inglis. The good old days.
My name is William Andrew and I attended from 1947 to 1951. I lived in Dalserf street Barrowfield. Does anyone remember me. I have fond memories of this school
I was born in Barrowfield at 170 Stamford st in 1948 moved to 15 Dalserf st a couple of yrs later Then attended Camlachie primary from 1953 to 1960 i think it was Then on to Bernard st secondary Always remember one teacher at Camlachie Primary her name was Miss Ingils she wore glasses What a fiery little woman she was hahha no messing with her Seen her put a few including me in our place ahh the good old days and you dont realise it at the time
My Great Uncle Thomas Currie went to Camlachie School and is listed under the WW1 roll of honor. He served in the Seaforth Higlanders and died age 32 in France. I’d love to see if he or any of the other Currie family members appear in the school records.
My great-uncle was also in the Seaforth Highlanders and died in Belgium in 1915. I visited his grave last year. As far as I know I was only the second member of the family to do so. My son visited a few years ago.
Hi bob, her name was Agnes ( Nancy ) McDonald
My husband’s mother was born in 1919 and we believe might have attended this School until her father died around 1928.if there was any way to find out we would be most grateful.
Unfortunately you do not tell us who your mother-in-law was. You would need to let us know so that we may try and help.
Hi William, we will have a look for her in the school records next time we are at the Mitchell Library.
My mother was born in 1920 and was a dux medalist at camlachie . We have been trying to find out information on her.her name was Margaret wynne anything you can find would be welcome. As my niece has just won a dux medal at her school.