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Aberdeenshire council has changed the way parents receive online alerts about school closures and changes to school transport. You can now sign up for these notifications through myaccount on the Aberdeenshire Council website – if you currently pay for school meals online, you will already be registered.

myaccount is a simple, secure way of accessing a range of Scottish public services using just one username and password and 13,000 parents across Aberdeenshire are already enjoying the benefits of it.  As well as being able to sign up for alerts, your home page will automatically give you handy information such as your bin collection days, where your nearest recycling centre is and the names of your local councillors.

So, if you want to be kept up-to-date and take advantage of the other myaccount benefits, sign up to the new system by going to the Aberdeenshire Council website and clicking on the red register button in the top right-hand corner.


Communication for parents from Aberdeenshire Council

Locker Allocation slips are being issued to new S1 pupils who requested a locker.  Please take these to the Janitors who will issue you with the locker key.  Locker Exchange slips have been issued to S6 pupils to move to the Coffee Bar lockers.  If you wish to request a locker we have some spare, please contact the school office for a form.

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Parent Council AGM (7pm)

Parent Council  and PTA AGM Dates

PTA AGM will be in the 6th September 2016 @ 7.30 pm at the School all are welcome to come along, there will be a short meeting afterwards to support new fund raising events.

Banchory Academy’s Parent Council AGM will be held on Thursday 8th September at 7pm in Drama Studio 2.  All parents and carers welcome.


Sponsored Walk (S1 – S6)  

Extra Curricular Clubs

Some info on a few clubs that have stared up this term:-

Netball Club starts on Monday 29th August 3:34pm - 4:45pm in the games hall.

Photography Club held every Thursday lunchtime 1:05pm  in Business Studies 2.  Bring your lunch!

Badminton Club every Thursday, in the Sports Centre from 4-5pm.  New members welcome.  Bring your PE kit – other equipment provided if needed.  Cost £1 per week.

Please note for more information on other clubs taking place, our school Extra Curricular Fayre will take place Tuesday September 13th at Lunch time

Braemar Gathering - Saturday 3rd September

For this years Braemar Gathering, 8 new Youth events which were successfully included in the 2015 programme will continue in 2016. The Youth events are open to competitors aged 10 and under 16 years. The races 100yds, 220yds, 440yds and half mile will be handicapped based on age and previous times.  There are also, long, high and triple jump events.

A highlight will be the relay race, with the final planned to be run in the presence of the Royal Party.   There are trophies for the overall champion and the relay winning team, and prize money of £950 on offer. Each participant will receive a commemorative inscribed Gathering shoe kit bag and water bottle.

The Gathering Organisers hope for a strong representation from Athletic Clubs and schools in the North and North-East, Dundee and Perthshire to compete against athletes from across the country.  Events commence at 10.50am. See Mr Petrie for further details

To ensure that a school is fully aware of its safety procedures, it is required to carry out a number of drills. This week we are going to review our “Stay in Place” (SIP) procedure.  This will involve ringing a bell continuously for 30 seconds.  It will indicate to all staff that pupils are required to stay where they are in class.  A message will be sent to the class teacher updating them on appropriate information.  I am making parents aware of this, as I do not want to cause alarm in the local community.  This procedure may be used if we require to evacuate the building due to the weather, an important message requires to be read out immediately or if we have an unidentified person in the building.  By keeping pupils in the classroom, we are able to register quickly where everybody is.  Pupils have been made aware during assemblies what they are required to do if the bell is sounded depending on where they are in the building.

Thank you

Judith Wight (Acting Rector)

Message from Rector Regarding Safety Drill

Sizzling Staff Summer Reads

Looking for some book suggestions? Click here to see a selection of staff reading from over the holidays.

SALT schools competition 2016

The SALT schools competition 2016 is open to all students studying a modern language in a Scottish primary or secondary school.
This year’s topic is
Friendship and Solidarity and pupils are invited to submit a poster, Powerpoint presentation, or a short video (maximum 3 mins) containing foreign language expressions related to the topic.
There are first prizes of £25 book tokens and runner-up prizes of £10 book tokens in each category—primary and secondary.
The closing date for entries is Friday 2nd September, 2016.  Please use the following
link to enter;   Bonne chance / Mucha suerte :-)


PTA AGM (7:30pm)