From understanding comes strength




Three pupils from Banchory academy, Sabrina Veglia and Riah Donald, both S3, and Jenni Dunn in S4, have been on work experience recently. They have been going to The Seed Box, a walled garden in Ballogie to find out about raising chickens, growing vegetables, tending the gardens, making flower arrangements and weighing and packing fruits and vegetables.  So far the weather has been kind to them. This week the girls were harvesting beans and carrots. Last week they were digging up leeks which was hard work. One of their favourite jobs is collecting and counting the eggs before putting them in boxes. Seedbox is a Social Enterprise located in the Ballogie Estate. They sell their fruit, veg, eggs and flowers at local farmers’ markets. They also make wooden items for sale, such as vegetable trugs and decorative items for the home and garden.For more information:

Seedbox - Social Enterprise work at Ballogie Estate

School Captain News

Congratulations to our new Junior/Senior House Captains and School Captains for this academic year! They all participated in a training event recently with an Outreach team from the Army in order to promote personal development, teamwork and communications skills. This year they will help at school events and organise House events. They will also meet up regularly with SLT, the guidance team and attend Pupil Voice in order to look at how we can further improve our school

Monearn: Junior House Captains: Fay Kelly,  Logan Inglis, Matthew Mair

Senior House Captains: Ross O’Hara, Iona Kelly, Leanne Inglis      

Ternan: Junior House Captains: Melisa Stewart, Johanna Thorok, Freya Allan

Senior House Captains: Evannie Birch, Zara Hall, Lewis Mackinnon

Kerloch:Junior House Captains: Catriona Chapman, Femke Andrew, Sarah Clark

Senior House Captains: Cameron Matthew, Jelle Andrew, Nadia Austin                         

Lochton:Junior House Captains: Keila Kinnaird, Jamie Holroyd, Aimee Plender

Senior House Captains: Phoebe Griffiths, Nathan McKeown, Yasmin Sheils    

School Captains:

Emma Blackhall 6M

Jarvis Bull 6T            

Click here to view photos from the team building day





Congratulations to S3 pupil Jamie Holroyd who has won the Advanced section of the Cromar Future Group Coding Competition with three games coded in python. Jamie was complimented by the judges who were led by Ian Norris from Robert Gordon University. The Judges felt that one of his three games was capable of being commercialised as an APP it was so good!

Cromar Future Group Coding Competition

Congratulations to all our pupils who took part in Sports Day last Month - the sun shone down on a brilliant day of sporting excellence.  Ternan won the house shield again this year with Monearn giving them a close(Ish) run for their money.  Our champions this year were:-

S1 Girls: Lucy McLean

S1 Boys: Felix Crawford.

S2 Girls: Ellen MacLeod

S2 Boys: Adam McKeown

S3 Girls:Lydia Birch

S3 Boys: Aiden Linton

Senior Girls: Emma Strachan

Senior Boys: Kane Noble

Banchory Academy Sports Day 2019