SCHOOL TIES can be purchased at reception for £5.00
School Uniform information
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YPI Family Ceilidh -
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 email@example.com
PTA Quiz and Chips night
Last day of term
Groupcall Xpressions -
An exciting new service, Groupcall is now available to the school, making communication
between us and yourselves easier and more effective. A free app -
Banchory Community Action Plan -
Final chance to review before Publication -
Speak with community members, professionals and others with the knowledge and/or influence over the various issues or just go along and have a look at the draft whilst having a coffee and cake.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
An Aberdeen youth recruitment event which will promote training, apprenticeships
and employment opportunities for school-
The Moving On event is being held at Aberdeen Town House, Town and County Hall, on
Thursday 30 March from 12.30-
The event is hosted by Aberdeen City Council in partnership with Skills Development Scotland.
Moving On -
The Royal Society of Edinburgh is inviting applications for the spring Start-
New S3 Football Strips
A huge thank you to local business ‘John Watson Painter and Decorators’ for generously
sponsoring a brand new strip for our S3 football team. The team looked extremely
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PTA Quiz and Chips Night-
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
Football 7’s Tournament
Our S1 football team was at Garioch sports centre on Thursday to take part in the
Cashback 7's tournament. The day started off very well with the boys winning their
first game 4-
Tom Findlay X5
Conor Sibson X3
Morgan Matthew X1
Last week our skiers took part in the SSSA Secondary Schools Indoor Races at Glasgow ski centre. Banchory A team won third place in the team event. Individually Andrew Simpson and Rachel Brown just missed on the medals both in 4th place.
A team – Andrew Simpson, Neil Simpson, Rachel Brown, Hamish Alexander and Kathleen Ray.
Wonderful Words Week 2017 (27th February – 6th March 2017)
The Literacy Committee & S6 pupils organised a number of activities to celebrate
Wonderful Words Week this year. On World Book Day, pupils and teachers participated
in our annual “Drop Everything and Read” hour. On Wednesday 1st March, Lochton won
Blockbusters and Ternan were successful in the Staff vs. Pupils Spelling Bee. Rafal
Wilowski (2M2) won the 2nd round of the competition, which was an individual spelling
bee in the traditional format. There were a number of interesting and varied submissions
for the creative writing competition, for which WH Smith kindly donated prizes: The
winners picked by our panel are:-
School Lost Property
Lost property will be in the PFR for collection on the last week of school term. Any remaining items will then be moved to the Main Hall for the first week of the school holidays. Any items not collected after that will be bagged and sent to our local charity shops.
Red Nose Day -
On Friday 24th March there will be a school non-
At lunchtime there will be a Staff Lip Sync battle with a truly eclectic range of
participants and genres represented. This will take place in DS2 with a small 50p
suggested donation for entry. There will also be food-
Cathy enthralled and engaged all S1 during her visit to the school.
Cathy’s work is very popular with teenagers, and she has established a reputation as a writer of gritty, urban stories that tackle emotional, contemporary issues but always work towards a positive solution.
Interestingly, Cathy informed the pupils that she left school at 15, never attended University nor any creative writing course. Her inspiration for writing came from reading books – manna to all English teachers and the librarian.
Great feedback from the pupils on her visit.
Cathy MacPhail Visit
Fantastic Science and how to find it
Many thanks to all the pupils and staff involved in last weeks Science Festival -