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Online Payments for Practical subjects and Paint Sets for Art

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

TEL: 01330 823357 .  banchory.aca@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

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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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Winter Wonderland Trees

S1 classes 1T3, 1T2 and 1K1 have been working on Winter Wonderland pictures.  Pupils selected a harmonious colour range using their knowledge of the colour wheel.  They used paint and ink then decorated with sharpies, pencils, felt and gel pens.  Snowflakes were added using paper punches.

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Word Wizard is a multilingual spelling competition open to S1-S3 pupils learning French, Gaelic, German, Mandarin or Spanish in Scotland. We are inviting all pupils studying French in S1 (Beginners) and S2 and S3 (Intermediate) to participate in this competition.  The top three to five pupils in each year group will be put forward to the semi-final held in Aberdeen on 22nd March.  The final is held in May.  Word Wizard develops skills in acquisition of vocabulary, pronunciation, spelling, recall and public speaking; not to mention the many literacy outcomes it addresses. This hugely motivating competition encourages links with other curricular areas and with health and wellbeing, culminating in a high profile celebration of language learning.

If you would like to participate, prepare for the spelling bee using the attachments here. These will also be made available on Show My Homework.  The school spelling bee will take place on Wednesday 18th January at lunchtime in room 21.  Please see Mrs Burt if you have any questions.

Word Wizard Spelling competition

Many congratulations to the S6 STEM in the Pipeline team who worked together for 70 hours over the last three months producing an excellent oil well feasability study. They were awarded a GOLD CREST award at BP Dyce on 13th December.

STEM in the Pipeline

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Careers Talks - Information Technology


S1 Baseline Assessment Parents’ Evening (6pm)



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!)

Banchory Academy PTA are holding a CURRY NIGHT at the Forget me not Club on Arbeadie Road, Banchory on Saturday 4th February at 7:30pm.  Tickets are £15 each which will include a main/side and desserts (BYOB). There will be competitions with cash prizes throughout the evening.  Tickets are for sale at the school reception.  Please make any cheque's payable to “Banchory Academy PTA”.

Banchory Academy PTA Curry Night

Competition Organisers Training for Pupils

An exciting opportunity for S3+ pupils to be trained in order for them to be able to run competitive sporting events with the support of Active Schools in the Academy.

Course Name: Competition Organisers Training

Day/Date of course: Tuesday 14th February (In-Service Day) Time: 9-4pm

Venue: Banchory Academy Sports Hall/ PFR Room

This training is a great way to build up your CV and if you’re looking for a career in sport then this is the training for you! If you are interested please pick up an application form from the PE Department and return it by the 3rd February’. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Active Schools co-ordinator, sarah.fraser@aberdeenshire.gov.uk or in the PE department on a Wednesday


Start of Prelims - Study leave begins for S4/5/6 pupils

** Updated 17th Jan **

Dyslexia Practical information & advice for parents & young people Tues 21st Feb ‘17. 7.00 – 9.00pm, Mackie Academy, Stonehaven
An evening of practical workshops designed to offer information and advice for families to support young people's learning.  Workshops include:
- Aspects: “Using IT to support your child’s learning at home"
-Dyslexia Scotland North East branch "A parent and young persons’ perspective"
-Aberdeenshire Council "How needs are supported in school”
- Educational Psychologists Team & Dyslexia Scotland“Understanding our service”

Attendance is free, but please register for this event at:  Here

Dyslexia Workshop 21st February