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Ever considered a career in Journalism?

Many thanks to Carol Thompson for a very inspiring talk on September 8th about further study and job opportunities in physics.

On Wednesday 28th September, Jane Grieve, former BBC Journalist will be speaking about working in journalism. Come along and find out more – especially if you like Mods, History, RMPS, English! Sign up at Reception by Friday 23rd September.


Other talks this term will be from people employed in , architecture, geology and art.  Click here to find out more.


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S1 – S3 Inter-House Triathlon

Online Payments for Practical subjects and Paint Sets for Art

Online payment is now available for all S1-S6 pupils who are studying the following practical subjects













Art Acrylics Payment of £12.20  sold to the S4/5 & 6 Art Pupils can also be paid online. Click on the following link to log into your Mygovscotland  account to make a payment.

Please note, if you are currently making payments through the IpayImpact website, in order to use the MyGovScotland payment system you must link your IpayImpact account.  Instructions of how to do this can he found here. If you are still experiencing difficulties please contact the Aberdeenshire helpline on 03456 08 12 02

Technical Education

Home Economics

Art

S1 Tech Educ - £3.00

S1 / 2 £15

S1/2  £7.00

S2 Tech Educ - £5.00

S3 - £35

S3 £10

S3 Design & Man -  £5.00

S4/5/6 Hospitality - £50

Nat 4/5 £12

S4 Design & Man-  £5.00

S5 Enrichment - £28

Higher £18

S5/6 Design & Man- £10.00


Advanced Higher £18



Enrichment (If not sitting Higher) £12

The John Muir Trust is a conservation charity dedicated to protecting and enhancing wild places.  On Tuesday 25th October at 7:30pm, Cairngorms National Park Award Manager, Alan Smith will be giving a presentation at the CII Taylor Building at the University of Aberdeen. All Welcome


John Muir Trust Presentation

A Parent information meeting for the WW1 Battlefield Trip will be held in the Lecture Theatre at the Academy on Tuesday 27 September at 6pm. This will be an opportunity for you to meet with the staff involved and gain an idea of the experiences the trip will provide for pupils. Please see Parent Area (Letters Home) section of the website for further details.


Parent Information Meeting WW1 Battlefield Trip

I am very pleased to announce that after interview yesterday, I was appointed the new Rector for Banchory Academy.

This is a huge honour and one that I am delighted about.  I would like to thank pupils, staff and the local community for all their support since I started here in April 2015 and I very much look forward to leading what is a very successful school.

                    Judith Wight

Friday 29th September we will donate to Genes for Genes Charity. We would like pupils and staff to wear denim to school (casual wear- pupils are not required to wear uniform) and donate at least a pound for the pleasure of doing so. Dig deep and give what you can.


Jeans for Genes

Congratulations to our two school ski teams entered into the SSSA Dual Slalom Series on Saturday 24th September at Alford Ski slope. The teams success in this Regional qualifying event means they are through to the finals in Glasgow.

A team- Andrew Simpson, Rachel Brown, Hamish Alexander, Neil Simpson and Kathleen Ray

B team - Izzy Sharp, Sofia Greer, Tom Horrell, Jeremy Franks


 


2016 SSSA Autumn Dual Slalom Series


S1 SCIENCE CLUB - Starts Tuesday 27th September in OSA at 1.15pm, the first activity we are going to have fun with is SLIME! All S1 pupils welcome.


S2 SCIENCE CLUB - Starts Tuesday 27th September in Sc3 at 1.15pm, the first activity will be Bouncing Balls! All S2 pupils welcome.


S1 and S2 Science Club

4th October

S1 Parents’ Evening (4.45-6.55pm)  

7th October

Last day of term