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SCHOOL TIES can be purchased at reception for £3.50

Cashless Catering

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TechFest in September is Aberdeen and the North-East Scotland's annual festival of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This year the festival has an amazing programme of events and activities suitable for all ages. To find out more have a look at their website at http://www.techfestsetpoint.org.uk/tis/public/. If you would like a copy of the programme then either pick one up from reception, the library or Dr Skellern.



Techfest in September


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Congratulations to Dylan Curry 1K2 who represented Scotland in the European secondary school table tennis championships in Germany last month. Out of 140 teams Dylan and his partner won bronze.



Table Tennis News

ASLS Young Writers Competition


Congratulations to Iseabail Duncan (S2) whose short story ‘ Seal’s Shadow’ has been awarded first prize in the ‘Association for Scottish Literary Studies’ Young Writers Competition.  Iseabail will attend a presentation in October at Strathcyde University where she will be awarded her prize.

Pupils from Banchory academy were selected to represent Scotland last weekend in the orienteering junior home internationals.

The competition has been won by England for the last 11 years, but this year Scotland were victorious. Representing Scotland and Banchory Academy were Sasha Chepelin, Jennifer Ricketts, Ewen McMillan, Abigail Mason, Jake Chapman, Joseph Wright, Kirsty Campbell, Eilidh Campbell and Alistair Chapman. Congratulations!



Junior Home Internationals -Orienteering

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Sponsored Walk 2014

With near perfect weather conditions for this years Sponsored walk - staff and pupils headed out on the 10 mile round walk in their house colours.

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Expressive Colour Painting Workshop

Starting Monday the 15th September after school (4-5pm) Mr Wylie is running an expressive colour class exploring new colour techniques for painting for S1, S2 and S3 year groups - all welcome.

1st, 2nd & 3rd years welcome

Monday after school 4-5 in the Art Department


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Inter-House Triathlon

On Friday 26th September the Parents of the BANCHORY BOYS U15 team (S3 boys) are holding a fundraising disco (S1-3) in Banchory TOWN HALL 7:30pm – 10pm.  Tickets will be on sale (£4 in advance, £6 on the door) in the Central hall from 10:50pm on the following dates: Thurs 18th Sept, Tue 23rd Sept, and Wed 24th Sept.  Any questions contact Fiona 01330 823766.  

The organisers cannot be responsible for a child if they choose to leave the disco.


S1 –S3 Fundraising DISCO

Extra Curricular Activities 2014 -15

Click here to view details of all Banchory Academy’s Extra Curricular Activities that are taking place this academic session

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Sponsored Walk

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S4 TRIP TO THE WW1 BATTLEFIELDS


A meeting for parents of pupils involved in the WW1 Battlefields trip will be held in Drama Studio 2 at the Academy on Wednesday 24 September at 6pm.

Click here to view Letter with information about the meeting and what you are required to bring along