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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:







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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.

Banchory Academy

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

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

Scottish Schools Autumn Dual Slalom Series Final

The ski results for the Final of the Dual Slalom in Braehead, Glasgow were the Team A (S1-3) placed 4th in their pool group. The B team (S4-6) were  5th in their pool group which is great with two race novices in the team. Both teams not quite making the final knockout races but all put in great effort and delighted with the results. All the pupils enjoyed themselves and were a credit to the school in their team work and sportsmanship

All S4-S6 pupils are invited to attend the following study skills sessions, being delivered in room 21 at lunchtime and after school:
Note taking (Tuesday 27th November to Thursday 29th November)
Mind mapping (Tuesday 4th December to Thursday 6th December)
Memory techniques (Tuesday 11th December to Thursday 13th December)
Pupils have been given more detailed information about these sessions at S4 and S5 assemblies and will also receive a pamphlet with key information related to the study skills sessions.  Pupils should sign up at reception.


Senior Phase Study Skills

Huge congrats to S4 pupil Neil Simpson on returning from the Skiing's Europa Cup with 2 medals. He finished 3rd behind two Paraolympian medal winners on Day 2. However, on Day 3 he won GOLD

Skiing's Europa Cup News

Congratulations to S1 pupil Ava Fettes who finished sixth (62.000) in the final of the age 11-12 DMT (Double Mini Trampoline) competition. Representing team GB at the World Age Group championships at St Petersberg in Russia.

Trampoline and Gymnastics World Championships news

An evening of Music with Banchory Academy

An evening of music to showcase the talented musicians of Banchory Academy on Tuesday 4 December at 19:30

Join us in the Great Hall of Crathes Castle to enjoy an evening of entertaintment in a unique setting.   All proceeds go towards funding new instruments for the Banchory Academy Music Department and conservation work at Crathes Castle. £10 per person.  Click here for more information and to book a ticket

Tuesday November 27th: Linguistics lunchtime Careers Talk for pupils

Lee Ross, freelance proofreader and editor, will be at school to speak about her career path in Linguistics. Her degree has taken her in different directions, allowing her to travel the world and at times work from the comfort of her own home. Linguistics is the study of language and its underlying structure: grammar, syntax, and phonetics. There are many branches of linguistics – historical, geographical, descriptive, prescriptive, ethnic, social, etc. Linguistics research can also be very technical, e.g. measuring sound waves while a person speaks as a way of studying what’s happening when certain sounds are made, and comparing them to speakers of other languages, or even dialects of the same language. If you have an interest in languages this might be a talk you don’t want to miss.

Pupils interested in finding out more should sign up at reception by Friday November 23rd.