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We are a non-denominational Secondary school covering years S1-S6 with a current roll of around 800 pupils.

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Success!!! The South Pole at last!


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The Aberdeenshire Active School's shield has arrived! Captain Nathan Davidson is shown here accepting the trophy.

Congratulations again to all the team involved in this tournament.

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Banchory Academy is currently offering for sale the mini Study Aid book “The Student Guide to Literacy In Every Subject”

Written in student-friendly language,  the book is divided into key sections, including: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar, Writing, Reading and Research Skills.

Written by Richard Durant, an experienced English Adviser – this handy practical guide offers students consistent support in using and improving their literacy skills in all subject areas.

Available at the School Reception and Library for the price of £2.00



Student Guide to Literacy

On the 14th of January, fourteen pupils from Banchory Academy took part in the first of a series of interactive sessions with GB under-23 rower Iona Riley. Iona came to speak to the pupils as part of her role with Champions In Schools. This is a role-model programme that places top Scottish athletes in schools across the country, enabling them to inspire and encourage young people to fulfil their potential.

Click here to read the full report and see photos of the event

Champions In Schools

2nd Feb

The Q-Step Centre at Edinburgh University's school of social and political science in collaboration with HeadStart offers a summer school for 16/17 year-olds. The summer school is for students who are interested in using maths and statistics in the worlds of Government and business as a career. Click on here for more information.  Students can submit their applications by January 31st.


Summer School at Edinburgh University

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Senior Prom Photographs

Official Photographs from the Senior Prom  are now available to order.  Photos can be viewed on several Notice boards in the Main hall until Thursday 26 Feb. The order number for the individual photo is displayed either below or to the left of the image (depending on its orientation) - please make sure you take a note of the correct number to avoid ordering the wrong photo.  An order form can be downloaded here.




The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), would like to make S5/6 pupils  aware of an exciting opportunity this summer 2015.  Science Summer School is a FREE, week-long course in the summer holidays designed for pupils to develop skills within the field of biology and research. The course is available at both Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park. For more details, visit our websites: Edinburgh Zoo or Highland Wildlife Park.  Application forms are accessed via the website, and the application deadline is Friday 27th March 2015.


RZSS Science Summer School

Subsea Expo 2015

Excitement is building around Subsea Expo which will see 200+ companies exhibiting at the AECC in Aberdeen.  A great showcase event for the UK’s subsea industry which is not only Oil and Gas, but Renewables, Wave and Tidal and Offshore Wind, Marine Science and Defence.  

On the Friday morning (13th February)  there is  a programme of events for young people to find out about the opportunities for careers in the industry and four young people will speak about their experiences.  You will then have the chance to visit the exhibition and speak to some of the companies who’ll be there.  

It’s totally free of charge to attend and you can register on line here.  


2015

LONDON

‘The Great Train Race’

PTA Fundraiser - 27th / 28th /30th January-  ‘The Great Train Race’ - a play Written by Scottish writer Robert Dawson Scott. This is the only amateur production, so far, of the play which brought full houses to the Acorn Centre in Inverurie. Graham Bett, Depute Rector is joined on stage by two former Drama teachers, Laurence Young and Primmie MacGillivray in an active energetic show. Tickets including play, stovies and a refreshment cost £10 adult / £7 concession and will be available from Banchory Academy reception.  Click here for ticket order form.  

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S2-S3 Curriculum Options Parents’ Information Evening (6pm)

5th Feb

Parent Council Meeting (7pm)

11th Feb

S4/5/6 Timetable Resumes

Thanks to the Music Staff and Instructors for a great musical evening last night.  Congratulations to the winners -Vocal Winner : Anna Barton, 5L2,  Instrumental Winner : Laura Smith, 5T2.  Photos and report to follow.



Banchory Young Musician of the Year