Dates are subject to change throughout the year - please check regularly for any
The Royal Society of Edinburgh work in partnership with various universities around
Scotland to organise a set of Science and Technology Masterclasses to conduct science
experiments with S1 and S2 students.
The sessions are intended to give young people who have shown an interest in science
and technology the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and experience. The sessions
promote participation and provide the students with a unique insight into academic
life and research. At these Masterclasses, students get up to all sorts of science
and technology mischief!
Click here for more information and an application form.
Free Start-up Science and Technology Masterclasses
Banchory Academy extra-curricular programme
Our extra-curricular programme is finalised and ready to go! Application forms are
available from the PE noticeboard and should be returned in advance of sessions starting,
or ASAP after! If you have any questions about the programme, just come down to
PE and ask a member of staff.
Pipes and Drums tuition at Saturday morning Music Centre
S1-3 interhouse Aquathon - will now take place on the 26th
Rector Drop-In Session 4.30-6pm
Congratulations to S4 pupil Katie Woods Young who competed in the inaugural British
Show jumping National Junior Academy Championships meeting at the National Agricultural
and Exhibition Centre, Stoneleigh recently. The championships saw more than 400 riders
gather over the three days with Katie triumphing in the Midi Individuals on the
Irish-bred 12 year-old Appaloosa Apache Joe.
Well Done Katie!
British Show jumping National Junior Academy Championships
Seasons for Growth is a loss and grief peer-group education programme for young people
aged 6-18 years. Seasons for Growth is based on the belief that change, loss and
grief are normal and valuable parts of life. It aims to produce a sense of resilience,
personal growth and acceptance of change in people’s lives. The programme focuses
on issues such as self-esteem, managing feelings, problem solving, decision-making,
effective communication and support networks. We will be visiting S4 – S6 PSE classes
over the next couple of weeks to inform pupils about the programme. An informal drop
in session for parents and carers of pupils in these year groups, who would like
their child to participate, will be held on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 at the Hill
of Banchory Family Centre from 5:00-6:30pm. Seasons for Growth will commence on
Tuesday the 30th October 2018 and will be facilitated by Lilimar Simpson (Community
Learning Worker) and Anna Carey-Miller (Pupil Support Worker). Click hereto view
letter to parents
Season for Growth for S4-6
Battlefields Trip 2018
A meeting will take place in the Lecture Theatre at Banchory Academy on Tuesday 25th
September at 6pm. This will be a further opportunity for you to meet with the staff
involved and gain an idea of the experiences the trip will provide for pupils.
Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Kavanagh at the
Parent’s UCAS information evening
Click here to view a timetable of this years Scottish University open days for any
interested senior pupils.
Click here to view the Powerpoint presentation from this weeks University and UCAS
Parent’s information evening held at the school
As part of the creative courses (HE, Art and Technical) pupils are required to complete
practical projects. To allow this to happen, parents are asked to contribute towards
the cost of the materials. If your child studies any of the Subjects below, costs
are as listed:
Please make payment via myaccount on the Aberdeenshire Council website. Click PAY,
followed by School Meal Payments. If you don’t already have a myaccount, please register
using the Guidelines here. Once registered, you can pay securely and access a range
of services. We ask that payment is made by the October holidays at the latest to
allow procurement for the departments involved. If you have any registration issues,
please contact 03456 08 12 02.
NAT 4/5 Art
S3/4 Design & Man
S5/6 Design & Man
Session 2018/2019 – Contribution towards Practical Projects
Sangster & Lees Joinery Contractors Careers Talk for pupils
Like working with your hands? Harris Sangster, former pupil of Banchory Academy
and now running his own business, will be giving a lunchtime careers talk on Wednesday
26th September about working in the skilled trades, and following an apprenticeship
route into the construction industry. Pupils who wish to attend should sign up at
reception by Monday September 24th. The lunchtime careers talks are jointly organised
by the Parent Council and the school to provide pupils with a unique opportunity
to listen to people who have first-hand experience of different career paths. Check
out the Careers Talks page by clicking on ‘Careers’ in the menu to the right and
following the link from there.