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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. Payments are now OVERDUE. If you have any registration issues, please contact 03456 08 12 02.

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Session 2018/2019 – Contribution towards Practical Projects

Big November night with Banchory Academy’s very own band, Soul Academy!

Parents and friends - get your tickets quick for what promises to be an excellent night of entertainment from Banchory Academy’s very own soul band!  Take to the floor or just take in the sounds – get a group of friends together for a great night out.  You’ll be astounded by the performance of these talented musicians, and their supporting sound & light technicians!  Bring your own nibbles - there’ll be a bar running all evening.  Saturday November 24th, 8-11pm, Banchory Scout Hut  £10 per ticket (over 18s only), or 10 for £90.

To buy tickets, click here for the form and drop it into the school reception with the correct money or a cheque (payable to Banchory Academy PTA)

This event is being organised by the Parent Council in association with the PTA, and all funds raised will make a valuable contribution towards the school’s purchase of brand new stage lights for the drama studio.

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Ex Banchory Academy pupil, Luke Buskie, will be giving an overview of the many different career areas in engineering.  Luke works as a Reservoir Engineer at ConocoPhillips and will speak about his own job, but also about the whole discipline of engineering. Pupils who wish to attend should sign up at reception by Wednesday November 14th.  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.

November 16th: Engineering lunchtime Careers Talk for pupils

New parents Evening Online Booking System

We have organised a new online booking system for our parent’s evening.  Our next evening is on Tuesday 20th November 2018 for S1 pupils.  Please click here to access Banchory Academy's booking page.

A PDF can be viewed here, giving step by step instructions of how to login and start booking appointments.

If you are unable to book at home, please call into the school office for help.  Parent-booking also have a youtube channel with short help videos - click here to visit their page.

20th Nov

S1 Parents Evening

SCILL Sessions for Parents - Supporting Children with Poor Mental Health

A support session is being held by Aberdeenshire charity SCILL on 29th November at Aboyne-Dinnet Church hall (AB34 5HE) at 7pm-9pm.  The session will begin with a talk for teachers and parents/carers on ‘Children with poor mental health and how can we best support them in school’.  Please visit the SCILL website for further information

My World of Work evening workshop for parents, is being held on Wednesday November 14th 7:30-9:30pm at Banchory Academy. Parents and carers have a leading role when our children are making decisions about their career.  It’s important to be prepared and feel confident when they come to us for advice.  Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has created a website – My World of Work - which helps shine a light on things that parents/carers need to know, whatever stage their child is at.  A My World of Work expert from SDS will be running a workshop to help parents explore the website and get the most out of it.  The evening is being organised by Banchory Academy Parent Council.  To book a place, please email chair.bapc@gmail.com by Friday November 9th. Booking is essential so that we know numbers.  If there is not enough interest the workshop will not run.  Thanks for your understanding.

Helping young people with careers decisions - My World of Work Evening workshop for parents,

Congratulations to former pupil Ally Hemming who was awarded the Princess Diana Award last week in Edinburgh. Ally, alongside Lewis Duffy, showed excellent leadership skills both on and off the pitch, inspiring pupils to be the very best versions of themselves. Pupils and staff are extremely proud of their achievements and wish them all the very best for the future!

Coaching kings

Last Saturday, 40 pupils from all year groups attended the Scotland v Fiji Autumn Test match.  Pupils behaved wonderfully and a great day out was had by all!  It was a bonus to see Scotland winning too.  Next trip will be the Scotland v Wales Six Nations match in March.  


Rugby Fun: Scotland v Fiji