From understanding comes strength



Parent’s UCAS information evening

Click here to view a timetable of this years Scottish University open days for any interested senior pupils.  

Click here to view the Powerpoint presentation from this weeks University and UCAS Parent’s information evening held at the school

North East Kidz Literacy Quiz

Three S1 pupils from Banchory Academy entered the North East Kidz Literacy Quiz. They participated well and were in the lead at half time – even though they were a team member down. The International School of Aberdeen were the winners of the competition, Banchory being placed 8th out of 16 schools. Although the second half of the quiz wasn’t as successful for the team they won the round for the category of ‘Settings’ for which they each were rewarded by choosing a book from the selection available. Chelsea Lithgow also won a £2 coin for one of the extra questions that were asked between rounds. Well done to all 3 pupils: Chelsea Lithgow, Harriet Brotchie and Duncan Armunrud.

Congratulations to former pupil Ally Hemming who was awarded the Princess Diana Award last week in Edinburgh. Ally, alongside Lewis Duffy, showed excellent leadership skills both on and off the pitch, inspiring pupils to be the very best versions of themselves. Pupils and staff are extremely proud of their achievements and wish them all the very best for the future!

Coaching kings

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

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