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BANCHORY ACADEMY

TERM 1

Rockets! Slime! Volcanoes! Fire writing! These are just some of the activities that we will be doing this session in the S1 Science club. Come along on Monday lunchtimes (1.15pm) to Sc7 to get involved. Starts on Monday the 3rd of September. Sign up on the Sc7 door or see Miss Keppie for more details.


S1 Science Club

Seasons for Growth is a loss and grief peer-group education programme for young people aged 6-18 years. Seasons for Growth is based on the belief that change, loss and grief are normal and valuable parts of life. It aims to produce a sense of resilience, personal growth and acceptance of change in people’s lives. The programme focuses on issues such as self-esteem, managing feelings, problem solving, decision-making, effective communication and support networks.  We will be visiting S4 – S6 PSE classes over the next couple of weeks to inform pupils about the programme. An informal drop in session for parents and carers of pupils in these year groups, who would like their child to participate, will be held on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 at the Hill of Banchory Family Centre from 5:00-6:30pm.  Seasons for Growth will commence on Tuesday the 30th October 2018 and will be facilitated by Lilimar Simpson (Community Learning Worker) and Anna Carey-Miller (Pupil Support Worker). Click here to view letter to parents


Season for Growth for S4-6

Love and Limits

Loving our teenagers at the same time as setting them boundaries is not always easy.  Community Learning & Development will be holding an informal session for parents on Thursday 4th October at Hill of Banchory to share ideas around setting boundaries.  This one-off session has sprung from parent feedback following the ‘Living With Your Teenager’ course which ran in March and April this year.   The atmosphere is relaxed and parents are invited to explore their own experiences together, rather than feel they are being lectured!  To find out more or to book a place, please contact susan.mcgregor@aberdeenshire.gov.uk or alison.ritchie@aberdeenshire.gov.uk or call 013398 86222 or 01330 700360


Well done to all the orienteers who took part in the World Schools Orienteering selection race two weeks ago, and congratulations to Banchory Academy students; Catriona Chapman and Jonas Newey, for their selection to Scottish Schools select team to represent Scotland at the World Schools Orienteering Championships in Estonia next spring

B.A students selected to represent Scotland at World Schools Orienteering Champs