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2019-2020

School Captain News

Congratulations to our new Junior/Senior House Captains and School Captains for this academic year! They all participated in a training event recently with an Outreach team from the Army in order to promote personal development, teamwork and communications skills. This year they will help at school events and organise House events. They will also meet up regularly with SLT, the guidance team and attend Pupil Voice in order to look at how we can further improve our school

Monearn: Junior House Captains: Fay Kelly,  Logan Inglis, Matthew Mair

Senior House Captains: Ross O’Hara, Iona Kelly, Leanne Inglis      

Ternan: Junior House Captains: Melisa Stewart, Johanna Thorok, Freya Allan

Senior House Captains: Evannie Birch, Zara Hall, Lewis Mackinnon

Kerloch:Junior House Captains: Catriona Chapman, Femke Andrew, Sarah Clark

Senior House Captains: Cameron Matthew, Jelle Andrew, Nadia Austin                         

Lochton:Junior House Captains: Keila Kinnaird, Jamie Holroyd, Aimee Plender

Senior House Captains: Phoebe Griffiths, Nathan McKeown, Yasmin Sheils    

School Captains:

Emma Blackhall 6M

Jarvis Bull 6T            

Click here to view photos from the team building day

Monearn

Lochton

Kerloch

Ternan

19th

Sports Day  


Three pupils from Banchory academy, Sabrina Veglia and Riah Donald, both S3, and Jenni Dunn in S4, have been on work experience recently. They have been going to The Seed Box, a walled garden in Ballogie to find out about raising chickens, growing vegetables, tending the gardens, making flower arrangements and weighing and packing fruits and vegetables.  So far the weather has been kind to them. This week the girls were harvesting beans and carrots. Last week they were digging up leeks which was hard work. One of their favourite jobs is collecting and counting the eggs before putting them in boxes. Seedbox is a Social Enterprise located in the Ballogie Estate. They sell their fruit, veg, eggs and flowers at local farmers’ markets. They also make wooden items for sale, such as vegetable trugs and decorative items for the home and garden.For more information: https://www.theseedbox.org.uk/



Seedbox - Social Enterprise work at Ballogie Estate




Monday September 30th 7-9pm in the Games Hall

35 employers across an incredibly broad range of sectors – BBC, many jobs within healthcare & social care, National Trust (horticulture, art, tourism), architecture, all sorts of engineering in the oil & gas industry, ROV operations & diving, IT, armed forces, hospitality, accountancy, law, joinery & construction, civil engineering, marine architecture, marine science, entrepreneurship, investment & business growth, Aberdeenshire Council – sports & work experience, optometry & retail, photography, primary school teaching, veterinary, human resources, digital marketing & design, gap year volunteering abroad…

North East Scotland College (Nescol) Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)

10 universities and SAAS (Student Award Agency Scotland) - Aberdeen, Abertay, Dundee, Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian, Heriot-Watt, RGU, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde

MyWorldofWork young ambassadors will be on hand to demonstrate this excellent website resource, and Skills Development Scotland will also be represented.

Teas & coffees will be on sale throughout the event.

This is a golden opportunity for pupils to gather information about all sorts of job and study areas, to help make subject choices at school, as well as make contacts with employers and universities.

It’s never too early to start getting informed – the Careers Fair is open to all years, S1s to S6s.  

Click here to read more about the fair and to view all our Confirmed Attendees




Open to pupils AND parents - Banchory Academy Careers Fair with over 45 stands


NEW School Phone Number 01330 700450

banchory.aca@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

To report an issue with a school transport please email with details to


banchory.aca@aberdeenshire.gov.uk


SCHOOL TRANSPORT


7 female students studying both Higher Maths and Physics attended ‘Energise your Future’ event at Offshore Europe last week.  The event run by OPTIO gives demonstrations, challenges and practical experiences to inform and inspire the 160 pupils who attended from across the city and shire.  The focus this year was on the energy transition, and the new skills that will be required in the future. The girls were first set a task by Shell of constructing and racing an electric motor car, powered by lithium cell and salt water.  They met with an OGTAP apprentice and a young female graduate trainee with Shell who encouraged them to think about their Career paths.  We then toured the exhibition where we met with representatives from SeaJacks, Total and Worley; where they had opportunity to fly a drone.  The girls enjoyed the experience and came back with lots to think about and a number free gifts!  

Developing the Young Workforce is a government initiative which aims to address youth unemployment; equity, equality and inclusion; partnerships with employers and skills for learning life and work.  Mrs Bruce PT Guidance will be chairing the DYW working group, working with students on Career Ready, myWOW Ambassadors and publicising other opportunities in school via the website and twitter @BanchoryDYW.  Our Careers Evening 30th September will be a great opportunity to learn more about opportunities, career management and employability skills.

Click here to visit our dedicated DYW page and to view more photos from the Offshore Europe event

Developing Young Workforce at Banchory Academy


BA Nepal Expedition 2019 - Fundraising Activities

The Nepal Expedition team are raising funds for the Uttargaya Secondary School in Betrawati in Nepal. During the 18 day expedition to Nepal in October, the Banchory Academy group of senior pupils will visit the school and help complete a perimeter fence.  they will also be raising funds for the charity ‘Days for Girls’ who help girls who are suffering from period poverty in Nepal,  as well as educating the boys in the community.

From the 22nd -27th of September the following events will run:-

Monday 23rd -Break time Bake Sale

Thursday 26th - A film screening in the lecture theatre over lunch (£1 entry)

Friday 27th - Dress as you please day (£1)


Food, films and show off your fashion - all for a fantastic cause!


It’s been a busy start to the year for pupils at Banchory Academy who are involved with the schools “Banchory Leaders” programme run by Active Schools in partnership with the PE dept.

So far this school year 16 pupils have been out delivering a range of extra-curricular sports sessions to primary pupils in the nearby Banchory Primary and Hill of Banchory schools.

Pupil leadership is a key priority of Active Schools, and pupils at Banchory Academy have embraced the opportunities they have been offered as part of the programme, including attending a wide range of training either in specific sports or in sports leadership in general, which has helped to develop their confidence and ensure the high quality of sessions that they deliver.

Recruitment for the programme is ongoing so we hope to see even more pupils volunteering in sport and physical activity as the year progresses.


Young Leaders with Active Schools @ Banchory Academy


Duke of Edinburgh Award Enrolment and Information Evening



Activities Week 2020




An information booklet has been issued to all S1-S3 pupils with details of all the trips and activities that are being  ran as part of this academic years Activities week, which will take place in May 2020.  

After studying the activities on offer, parents should indicate their child’s choice by completing and returning the form at the end of this booklet.

Forms should be returned to register teachers by Wednesday 18th September 2019.


CAREERS


FAIR


BANCHORY ACADEMY & Parent Council


The Banchory Academy Greenpower Racing team travel to East Fortune to compete on Sunday. This is the team's first race since their double win at Alford back in June.

The single-seat electric racing car was built last year by a group if students and mentors. Since June it has undergone a series of improvements.

Team members racing or acting as put crew this weekend are Bailey Mackay,  Rory Pritchett, Mark Littlejohn, Duncan Amundrud, Phoebe McLeod and Gui Pai

Live race data available from 09.30H on https://keduro.net/gp.aspx and http://www.bbk-online.net/gpt/



Greenpower Racing team Update

CAREERS

FAIR

Monday 30th September 2019

7-9pm: Games Hall/PFR


Duke of Edinburgh Award Registration and Information Evening 19:30 Monday 30th September The Lecture Theatre Banchory Academy The Banchory Open Award Group will hold a registration and information evening for pupils a who want to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, and parents who might be interested in helping run the scheme. The scheme is open to S3 pupils and above who want to register for their Bronze award, and S4 pupils and above who have already completed their Bronze award who want to register for the Silver award. The Banchory Open Award Group is run by a small number of volunteers. We would welcome more volunteers to help administer and deliver the scheme. There are many ways to support the scheme, and anyone interested is welcome to come along to the registration and information evening, or contact Colin MacLeod - bronzedofebanchory@gmail.com for more information.


25th

Rector Drop-in Session 4.30-6pm  


30th

Banchory Academy Careers fair