1M1, 1L2 and 1K1 have been looking at the work of painter Mairi Stewart as inspiration
for their own still life paintings. After learning about colour theory, they chose
one hue and painted their background in tints, shades and pastels of their chosen
hue. The coffee pots were drawn in oil pastel and the patterned birds in ink and
coloured pencil. Flowers were also added in paint. We are delighted with the excellent
results -Mrs Trudgill (Art Teacher)
The PTA have organised a Bag2School collection for Wednesday 4th May 2016. Bags
will be issued by the school, although any plastic bag can be used, so get collecting!
Bags should be delivered to the school car park for 9am on 4th May. Visit the bag2School
website for more information about what items are accepted.
S4/5/6 Last day at school
Start of S4/5/6 Study Leave and SQA Exams
STV News Exam Tips
STV News has been producing a series of exam tip videos this week with Head Strong’s
mind coach Brian Costello. Here are the links to the videos on Facebook
Congratulations to the members of Banchory Academy's STEM in the Pipeline team who
were all awarded a Gold Crest Award this week.
The pupils undertook their own research and worked with oil industry professionals
to produce a report considering the social and geopolitical influences of oil exploration.
Gold Crest Awards
So you want to be….?
at Banchory Academy
Careers Talks at Banchory Academy
The next careers talk will be Wednesday June 8th at lunchtime and will be given by
Dr Gillian Archbold, a GP working in Banchory. Dr Archbold will speak about studying
medicine and becoming a GP doctor. Please sign up at reception before Monday June
11th. A big thanks to Jeff Wallace who came in to school last week to speak about
Physiotherapy. A great turn-out from the pupils too! Please click on the icon in
the menu to the right for more information about the careers talks, or if as a parent
you would like to find out more about supporting this initiative.
SCILL Workshop - Teenage Issues
Join SCILL (Supporting Children in Learning for Life) for a half-day workshop in
conjunction with sector-leading education and care experts, on Saturday 30th April
2016 9.00am – 1.00pm Camphill Estate, Milltimber, Aberdeen
Subjects to be covered will be:
‘Understanding and Supporting Teenagers Through Adolescence’ by Laurence Alfred,
Camphill School, ‘Naming the Unspeakable’ covering
Aberdeenshire Wellbeing Festival aims to raise awareness of the importance of relationships
by organising a range of community based opportunities to coincide with Mental Health
Awareness Week. This is a celebration of the connections, the relationships and the
people in our lives that add to our wellbeing and protect and sustain our mental
health. To raise awareness of how individuals, groups and communities can promote
mental wellbeing, will be an information evening for young people 14 + on Thursday
19st May at the Family Centre – Hill of Banchory from 7– 9pm. This session will
provide an interactive workshop addressing: exam stress, anxiety, resilience, listening
skills and strategies-self help. Presentations on the evening will be delivered by
The SPARK, Strategic Partner of the Scottish Government and Community Learning and
Development staff. To register for a place please contact Community Learning office
on 01330 825966 or Lilimar Simpson on 07790914008 email: Lilimar.firstname.lastname@example.org
by Friday 13th May.
Aberdeenshire Wellbeing Festival - Information Evening