Banchory Academy Parents & Teachers Association would like to announce the resignation
of Mrs Angela Reilly who for the last few years has held the position of Secretary,
to which Angela carried out an outstanding job. Prior to that Angela supported the
BPTA in many ways with fund raising and supporting the School. The PTA and Staff
of Banchory Academy would like to thank Angela for all her time and continued support
to the PTA over the years. The Chairperson of the BAPTA Elainesarah Freelove, would
like to announce that Mrs Kate Diamond has kindly come forward to take the position
on as secretary.
The PTA is ran by parents and teachers trying to raise funds to support the needs
of the Students at the Banchory Academy we would welcome any Parent/Carer or individuals.who
would like to join us or if you can offer your support at events. For more information
with regards to the BAPTA please contact the School reception staff or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Community Volunteer Award
Congratulations to S5 pupil Connor Smith who has been awarded The Keith White Award
volunteering. This is awarded to a community volunteer up to 25 years of age who
at some time in the last 12 months has demonstrated dedication and made an outstanding
contribution to a voluntary organisation or project in or around the Banchory area.
S3 Creative Writing Winners
The annual Rotary Club sponsored S3 creative writing competition winners were awarded
their prizes today. Forty pupils put forward their stories with an environmental
theme. Thje judges were very impressed by the high quality of writing and the complex
and creative ideas. First place went to Katrina Murray for her short story 'Opened
eyes'; runner up was Jessica Cardy for her dramatic script 'The Voice of The Future';
two highly commended stories were 'The Hunt' by Jaimee-Leigh Reid and 'Plummet' by
RSPB Doric Poetry Competition
Congratulations to 4 S2 Pupils, whose entries in the RSPB Doric Poetry Competition
won prizes across the board.
1st Prize - Bruce Alexander Webster
2nd Prize - Darya Ogston
3rd Prize - Faye Addison
Commended (Monty Duncan – poem wasn’t in Doric but considered very good)
It is hoped that the pupils will go to the Loch of Strathbeg to read their poems
at an award ceremony.
Click here to read Bruce’s winning poem and here to read Monty’s
Best School Award for Banchory Swimmers
Banchory Academy won best school at the Scottish Schools Swimming Championships yesterday
It was a fantastic day - the relay teams qualified for 14 finals and won five medals
- 2 bronze, 2 silvers and a gold!
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.