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Sports Day 2016

Congratulations to everyone who participated in Sports Day and to Kerloch - this years house winners.  It was an action packed day with many long standing records being smashed.  Full results to follow soon.

This years individual champions are as follows:-

S2- Ben Read and Kate Hare

S3 - Lewis Mackinnon and Rachael Stevens

S4 - Luke Hughes and Claire McGarvey

S5/6 - Charlie Lightowler and Alisha Rees

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Gold Crest Award

Ewan McMillan has been awarded a Gold CREST Award in recognition of his research into Dark Matter and Dark Energy. Ewan carried out this research entirely on his own, following up a long held interest in the topic. He communicated his findings in the form of a poster and a powerpoint presentation which was attended by his colleagues from the Advanced Higher Physics class and members of staff.

 Ewans' presentation was interesting and informative and touched on many of the 'hot' research topics in Physics. It was followed by questioning and some debate which was ably handled!

 The Gold CREST Award is a significant achievement. Ewan joins the STEM in the Pipeline team and Calum Mackintosh who have also achieved the Gold Award this year. Well done!


Aberdeenshire council has changed the way parents receive online alerts about school closures and changes to school transport. You can now sign up for these notifications through myaccount on the Aberdeenshire Council website – if you currently pay for school meals online, you will already be registered.

myaccount is a simple, secure way of accessing a range of Scottish public services using just one username and password and 13,000 parents across Aberdeenshire are already enjoying the benefits of it.  As well as being able to sign up for alerts, your home page will automatically give you handy information such as your bin collection days, where your nearest recycling centre is and the names of your local councillors.

So, if you want to be kept up-to-date and take advantage of the other myaccount benefits, sign up to the new system by going to the Aberdeenshire Council website and clicking on the red register button in the top right-hand corner.

PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS A SEPARATE TO  THE SCHOOLS OWN TEXT MESSAGING SYSTEM


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LOCKERS – Locker Allocation slips are being issued to new S1 pupils who requested a locker.  Please take these to the Janitors who will issue you with the locker key.  Locker Exchange slips have been issued to S6 pupils to move to the Coffee Bar lockers.  If you wish to request a locker we have some spare, please contact the school office for a form.


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Can pupils interested in being involved in a school show (acting, lighting, sound, set design, hair and make-up, props, costume, marketing, front of house) please come along to a meeting in Drama Studio 1 at 1.20pm on Thursday 25th August to find out more details.


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Badminton Club

Badminton Club starts this Thursday, 25th August in the Sports Centre from 4-5pm.  New members welcome.  Bring your PE kit – other equipment provided if needed.  Cost £1 per week.


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SEPT 8TH

Parent Council AGM (7pm)

Parent Council AGM

Banchory Academy’s Parent Council AGM will be held on Thursday 8th September at 7pm - venue to be confirmed.  All parents and carers welcome

SEPT 9TH

Sponsored Walk (S1 – S6)  

Physical Education at Banchory Academy

Please click here to read the updated parent information for Banchory Academy’s PE Department regarding PE kit and procedures