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Practical Payments for Creative Courses

As part of the creative courses (HE, Art & Technical) pupils are required to complete practical projects.  To allow this to happen, parents are asked to contribute towards the cost of the materials.  The payments are now due via myaccount on the Aberdeenshire Council website (here). Simply click PAY, followed by School Meal Payments.  If you don’t have a myaccount, please register using the guidelines here.

We ask that payment is made by the October holidays.If you have any registration issues please
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Scottish Cup - Outer Hebrides Trip

Lunchtime Careers Talks - Primary School Teaching

On behalf of all involved with the Banchory Academy 2004 football team we would like to make a

special thank you to both Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace and The Rotary Club of Banchory St. Ternan for their very generous sponsorships which has allowed us to purchase new match kit (as seen in the photos) and black, personalised training tops (arriving shortly).

The boys train every Thursday lunch for one hour and aim to play a school match around every three weeks.  On top of school training, almost all the boys play for an external club: training twice per week and playing every Sunday. School games consist of a mixture of knock-out cups and friendlies….. read more…..

S2 Football News

Aged 16-18? Want a career in biology or conservation?  Apply now for the RZSS Science Summer School. This free week-long course runs at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo or the Highland Wildlife Park!

The RZSS Science Summer School will run within the school summer holidays and aims to foster professional skills in the field of conservation and research through a fun and interactive programme.

And The Cost? Completing this RZSS course is totally FREE!

How Do I Apply? Apply before the 16th March 2018 deadline here



Science Summer School


S1 & S4 School Photographs

S1 Author Visit - Cathy MacPhail

Many thanks to Scottish Author Cathy MacPhail, who visited Banchory Academy to speak to the S1 English classes about plot and character development and what inspires her to write.  The Scottish Book trust has described Cathy’s fiction as running the gamut from fun action and adventure to gritty and challenging stories of teen struggles.  Cathy's work is enormously popular with young teenagers, her trademark being pacy and topical storylines.

"Total UK kindly sponsored 50 pupils from S2 to go and see Un Sac de Billes (A bag of marbles) as part of the French Film Festival at the Belmont Cinema this November.  The film relates the story of two French boys, from a Jewish family, who have to escape Occupied France during World War Two.  

It is based on true events, recounted in the memoirs of Joseph Joffo, one of the boys in the story.  The pupils found the film both moving and engaging and were grateful of the opportunity to see it as it links in to the film unit they are about to study in class.  The film was in French with English."

S2 French Cinema Trip

The next lunchtime careers talk, which is open to all pupils from all years, will be on Friday November 24th.  Carole Taylor will be speaking about studying towards, and working as, a Primary School Teacher.  

The 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.

When both U15’s & U16 football teams drew against Nicolson Institute on the Isle of Lewis, in the Scottish Cup it was decided to join together and take a road trip to Stornoway.  The 2 teams met at a bracing 4:45am on the Tuesday of the inservice days and drove by minibus to Ullapool to catch the 10:30am ferry crossing to Stornoway. For many of the boys this was their first time on  a ferry.  Fortunately the weather was kind and the 2 and a half hour crossing was relatively smooth with only a few of us looking green around the gills on arrival.  We stayed the night at the Heb Hostel in the centre of Stornoway ready for a early kick off in the morning. Unfortunately things did not go our way, as is often the case with Football.  Both teams drew in their matches and heartbreakingly both ended up loosing in penalty shoot outs.  Many thanks to Nicolson Institute for their warm and friendly hospitality and also well done to all the boys for their excellent behaviour on the trip -despite our defeats in the football the overall experience more than made up for it and they were a credit to the school.

Banchory Academy’s Young Musician Evening will be held on Monday 4th December starting 7.30pm at Woodend Barn, with a short interval during adjudication. Open to all with no entry charge - come along and enjoy a night of some of the best musicians Banchory Academy has to offer.

Young Musician Event