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Practical Payments for Creative Courses

As part of the creative courses (HE, Art & Technical) pupils are required to complete practical projects.  To allow this to happen, parents are asked to contribute towards the cost of the materials.  The payments are now due via myaccount on the Aberdeenshire Council website (here). Simply click PAY, followed by School Meal Payments.  If you don’t have a myaccount, please register using the guidelines here.

We ask that payment is made by the October holidays.If you have any registration issues please phone 03456 08 12 02










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Hundreds of jobs that are set to be created in the run up to Christmas will be promoted at a special Jobs Fair this month.

At least 25 firms will have stalls at a Christmas jobs fair in the Town House, Aberdeen, on Wednesday, October 18.

It will be the biggest event of its kind for seven years and several hundred mostly temporary vacancies are set to be advertised.

Aberdeen Christmas Jobs Fair


Our next fundraising event is the Bags2School collection, taking place on Monday 6 November from 08.30 until 09:15. Pupils can drop off bagged donations before they arrive in class or parents can drop off larger bags by car, (A member of the PTA is usually found in the school car park collecting the bags and depositing them in the store underneath the music department)  Any bags can be used to bring your donations to school for recycling- carrier bags, black bags or official collection bags available from the school office. The PTA then receives a sum of  money according to the weight of textiles donated on the day. It is a simple fundraiser that requires very little parental involvement and if every child in school donated even a small bag full we would raise a considerably larger sum. Bags 2school accept the following items—men’s, ladies & children’s clothing, shoes, bags, scarves and ties, socks, soft toys , bed linen, curtains, towels in a clean dry condition . For more information please visit uk.bags2school.com.

Bags2School Collection - PTA Fundraiser

On behalf of all involved with the Banchory Academy 2004 football team we would like to make a

special thank you to both Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace and The Rotary Club of Banchory St. Ternan for their very generous sponsorships which has allowed us to purchase new match kit (as seen in the photos) and black, personalised training tops (arriving shortly).

The boys train every Thursday lunch for one hour and aim to play a school match around every three weeks.  On top of school training, almost all the boys play for an external club: training twice per week and playing every Sunday. School games consist of a mixture of knock-out cups and friendlies….. read more…..

S2 Football News

Save the Date - Music Events

Dates for your diary for two of our musical highlights of the year:-

Banchory Academy Christmas Concert will be on Monday 18th December at 7.30 pm in Banchory East Church and the young Musician Of the Year on Monday 4th December at 7.15pm in Woodend Barn

Autumn Term Parents Newsletter

Click here to view this terms parent newsletter. School Finishes on Friday 13th October and resumes  Monday 30th October.

Oct 13th

Last day of term

Oct 30th

School Reopens for new term

The Future As5et Conference for senior girls was held recently in Edinburgh International Conference Centre.  The focus of the day was to raise awareness of career opportunities in the financial sector.  We were lucky enough to be able to attend and listen to a variety of speakers, all with motivational and inspirational messages. We were welcomed to the conference by Chelsea Cameron, winner of the Young Scot Award 2017. Jayne-Anne Gadhia, the CEO of Virgin Money, spoke about her career journey and its highs and lows.   Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, was the keynote speaker and she shared her vision for young women in 2017 embarking on the world of work.  All of these speakers had the same message–gender should never be seen as a barrier to progressing in whatever career you choose. There were many organisations with stalls in the ‘Market Place’ where we could gather information about job opportunities.  The conference helped us to explore a huge variety of roles available in the financial sector.  The talks & interactive experiences with successful women from a range of careers and professions were interesting and informative.  The day has shown us the rewarding opportunities available for women in business and finance and helped us to decide further what we want to do when we leave school and how we could go about getting into business or finance if we wanted to.  

Rachel Duncan, Hannah Griffiths, Eleanor Shrive

Future AS5ET Conference, September 2017

The next talk will be on Thursday November 9th and will be about Hospitality. Federica Bertolini, General Manager of the Fife Arms in Braemar, is overseeing the renovation and rebirth of this historically significant hotel, and will speak about her 20 year career is hospitality.  This talk may appeal to pupils who are interested in languages, business (including international business) but also history.  

Pupils wishing to attend the talk should sign up at reception by Monday November 6th.

Many thanks to Vikki Duncan, Curator with the National trust of Scotland, for her fascinating talk about working in Art & History.

Lunchtime Careers Talks