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Please make sure you have made your Online Payment if your child  is studying a practical subject

Technical Education

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S1 Tech Educ - £3.00

S1 / 2 £15

S1/2  £7.00

S2 Tech Educ - £5.00

S3 - £35

S3 £10

S3 Design & Man -  £5.00

S4/5/6 Hospitality - £50

Nat 4/5 £12

S4 Design & Man-  £5.00

S5 Enrichment - £28

Higher £18

S5/6 Design & Man- £10.00

Advanced Higher £18

Enrichment (If not sitting Higher) £12

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Art Acrylics Payment of £12.20  sold to the S4/5 & 6 Art Pupils can also be paid online. Click on the following link to log into your Mygovscotland  account to make a payment.  Please note, if you are currently making payments through the IpayImpact website, in order to use the MyGovScotland payment system you must link your IpayImpact account.  Instructions of how to do this can he found here. If you are still experiencing difficulties please contact the Aberdeenshire helpline on 03456 08 12 02

Please be aware that the online receipt will show School Meals under the Fund Heading to check that payments are correct check under the Reference Heading

Reference ending E24099 refers to Technical payments

Reference ending E21899 refers to Home Economics payments

Reference ending E20199 refers to Art payments

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Careers Talks - Information Technology



Ever considered a career in IT? From oil rigs to Snapchat, find out what career you could have in IT!  Have you thought about what goes on behind the scenes to get you Instagram and Snapchat and the people who support making that work? Careers in IT cover a large number of areas, from building applications, to making sure the network delivers the information when you need it. This talk will try and describe some of the roles behind making IT work, both in the oil industry, but also in the many everyday applications you use.  Come along and listen to Angus Murray, head of IT at Taqa Friday February 24th 1.10-1.50pm

Sign up at reception by Wednesday February 22nd!  Come along! You’ve got nothing to lose! (You can bring your lunch!)

Subject to change - please check for regular updates

Prelim Exams timetable 2017

PTA Quiz and Chips Night- 25th March

The PTA are holding a Quiz and Chips night on Saturday 25th March at Banchory Primary school. Quiz Teams of 8 people and prizes for the best dressed table. Tickets (priced £15 each) are on sale now from the school reception. Click here for more info and here to download a booking form


S2S3 Parents’ Information Evening



S2 Tracking Reports Issued

Poetry and Science Event

This week the Science and English departments collaborated on our annual ‘Poetry and Science’ Event.  All of our S1 classes watched some explosive chemistry experiments run by the Science department and are now to write a poem based on what they had seen.  The poems will them be judged in a competition - watch this space for details on the winners.

Click here to view photos of the event and here to watch a short video

Inter house Climbing Competition - Wednesday Lunch Time

Starting Wednesday 22nd February, Mr Ritchie will be running an Inter house Climbing Competition every Wednesday lunchtime until the Easter Holidays.  Held in  the Practice Room (next to PFR) at 1pm, just wear your PE kit - All Years Welcome.

Great racing at the weekend - lots of PB's, 20 finals, 4 medals and 16 club records broken!!
The team were: Luke Charles, Louis Easton, Ben Ferguson, Angus Harrold, Anna Harrold, Finn Heard, Tom Horrell, Zoe Hutcheon, Ross Johnson, Carlyn Kennington, Aaron Lewsey, Alice Lewsey, Alicia Lumsden, Ruby Lumsden, Cameron Reid, Elliot Rowe, Emily Scott, Alice Steven, Katie Tulloch, Isla Yule.
Finalists: Luke Charles, Louis Easton, Ben Ferguson, Finn Heard, Tom Horrell, Zoe Hutcheon, Alicia Lumsden, Katie Tulloch, Isla Yule.
Medalists: Louis Easton - BRONZE 400 Free Relay; Ben Ferguson - BRONZE 400 Free Relay, Aaron Lewsey - BRONZE 400 Free Relay, Cameron Reid - BRONZE 400 Free Relay, Alicia Lumsden - BRONZE 100 Back, Katie Tulloch - BRONZE 50 Fly, Isla Yule - SILVER 50 Fly

Well done to everyone - great effort!! ⭐⭐⭐"

North District Age Group Swimming Championships


**UPDATED 7/2/17**

Charity Non Uniform day Friday 17th February - Project Trust

There will be a non-uniform fundraiser day on Friday 17th of February. All money raised will go towards Rosa Hare's 12 month volunteering placement with an organisation called Project Trust in Ghana in 2017/18. A £1 donation would be very much appreciated. Money will be collected by your regi teacher. Thank you!





Creative Writing Competition

Open to S1 – S3

Choose one of the pictures below (Click on each picture to enlarge) to write a piece of creative writing up to 500 words.  Submit your piece of writing to the Library by Friday 3rd March

Prizes will be awarded to the winner from each year group.

A Book Fair will be held in your School Library from Wednesday 22nd February until Wednesday 1st March 2017.

Pupils can choose a FREE lucky library square and win one of the £5 prize vouchers to spend at the Book Fair.

Book Fair

Open to S1 – S3

10th & 13th

School Holiday

14th & 15th

In-Service days - school closed to pupils

YPI Family Ceilidh - Befriend a Child Charity Fundraiser

As part of this years YPI project (Youth and Philanthropy Initiative) A group of S5 pupils whose chosen charity is ‘Befriend a Child’, are holding a fundraising family Ceilidh at Finzean Hall on Saturday 1st April.  Tickets are priced at £12.50 for adults, £7.50 for under 16’s and £30 for a family ticket.  Stovies will be served along with Aberdeen's Premier Ceilidh band ‘Ceilidh Fusion’.

Tickets on sale at Banchory Academy reception or email befriendachildceilidh@outlook.com

To Spelling Bee, or not to Spelling Bee

This is a whole year competition for S1. Three competitors from each English group were selected, and will compete during period 2 on Thursday 9th February. The winner of the competition will be selected through a system of gruelling elimination rounds until one "bee" remains. Our finalists are as follows:-

Morgan Matthew, Jo-Ann Greig, Louise Craig, Katherine Thomson, Archie Blackhall, Roddy Jansen, Isla Cordiner, Eva Watt, Conor Sibson, Katie Wood, Calum Welch, Steph Murison, Jena Grange, Robyn Anderson, Sula Munro, Chloe MacLeod, Holly Stewart, Ciara Haynes. GOOD LUCK!