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Sports day 2015

Congratulations to all pupils who took part in  this years Sports day. It was a  fantastic, (if a little chilly) day where records were broken and Lochton house triumphed in a very close competition as this years house trophy winners.  

Many thanks to all staff and pupils who helped make the day such a success and to Bert Macintosh and Ben Kilner who presented this years prizes.  Click here to view photo gallery of the day. Results now available HERE









Aberdeenshire Council  are inviting all S5 students to attend an annual event 15TH SEPTEMBER 2015 Elphinstone Hall, Aberdeen University 9:15 – 12:45, hosted by Aberdeen University. It provides an opportunity for our prospective under-graduates to meet & speak with Admissions Tutors & representatives from all of the Scottish universities & colleges to discuss entry requirements, course content, accommodation & the application process. We strongly advise our 5th year students to attend as it has proved informative and helpful in previous years. Transport will be provided. To confirm a place you must register then submit your e-ticket to your Guidance teacher by the 1st Sept to guarantee a place. Students can register by going to:  http://bit.ly/AberdeenReg15

S5 Higher Education Convention



Last Day of School Term

Congratulations to Tom Beeley who became Scottish Junior Swimming Champion in the 100m fly, 200m fly and 200m Front Crawl in last weeks Scottish Nationals.

Scottish National Champion

School Crossing Patroller Required

Aberdeenshire Council are looking to employ a School Crossing Patroller, based in Banchory.  You should have good visual ability and be able to judge speed of oncoming vehicles.  As well as having the ability to work on own initiative you can also communicate well with children.  Full training is provided and a uniform supplied. 
This post may be considered as a job share, e.g. perhaps you could do the morning shift or the after school shift or perhaps 2 or 3 days out of 5.
Informal Enquiries to: Roddy Maclean on 01330 826843

Summer Newsletter 2015

Click here to read this terms school Newsletter.

School finishes on Friday 3rd July and resumes for all pupils on Tuesday the 18th August.

Have a Great Summer!!

Youth Commonwealth Games Success

Congratulations to S5 Pupil Alisha Rees who has been selected to represent Scotland in the Youth Commonwealth games in Samoa at the end of August.  Alisha is also part of the Scottish schools team who are competing in the home nations competition at Grangemouth on the 18th July.

Banchory Boys Player of the Year

Congratulations to Banchory Academy pupils Cameron Findlay (2M1), Dominic O’Donnell (3K2) and Sean Christie (4L2) - winners of this years Banchory Boys football club ‘2015 Player of the Year’.  

The new S2’s were unlucky to be defeated 4-3 in a recent friendly held in Tillybrake. Adam Duffy kept his cool in slotting home a spot kick at 1-0 down, and Nathan McKeown finished very well to take the score to 2-1.  In credit to Mearns they capitalised on a period of intense pressure and Shaun Mauchline was so unlucky to see his penalty save rebounded for the second Mearns goals.  Nathan picked up his second goal with the score at 4-2, to make for a thrilling finale with Ruaridh Arief coming close and Lewis McKinnon frightening the life out of the defence with electrifying pace.  Mearns held on for the win at the end, but the standout performers were Cameron Findlay, Gui Pais, Callum McIntosh, Nathan McKeown and man of the match Lewis MacKinnon.  This team has gone from strength to strength throughout the year and can achieve great things in the future and the coach would like to express his appreciation for the commitment of all the players and a special mention to Owen Laurence for all his support.

S2 Football News

Congratulations to all our 2015 Prize Winners. This years ceremony took place on an extremely warm afternoon at Banchory East Church.  Many thanks to our guest Speaker, Sir Moir Lockhead, OBE,  Head Boy and Girl Ben Hessell and Shannon Holt for their excellent S6 report and to the Senior Strings and Ross Mackay for their musical entertainment. Click here to read this years Prize Winners and here for photo gallery

Prize Giving 2015