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Parent Calendar 2015-16

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London Trip 2016

Villarreal Football Trip 2016

Careers Talks

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S1 Still Life Paintings

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)

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28th April

S1 Reports Issued

Having a Spring Clear Out?

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.

29th April

S4/5/6 Last day at school

2nd May


3rd May

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  

Day 1 - Associations


Day 2 - Breathing


Day 3 - Chunking


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….?

Careers Talks

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

Eating Disorders, Self-Harm & Sexualised Behaviours By Annie Baikie, Child/Adolescent Psychotherapist NHS Grampian .

Parents/carers £10, Teaching/Health Professionals £20

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.simpson@aberdeenshire.gov.uk by Friday 13th May.

Aberdeenshire Wellbeing Festival - Information Evening



From understanding comes strength