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Parent Sessions to support our children and young people in their online lives

Parent Sessions to support our children and young people in their online lives

Aberdeenshire Council have responded to Parent Councils request to provide sessions looking at the digital world children are growing up in and how to support them with that. They are offering the following sessions which will be run on Teams for any parent who wishes to attend.

Growing up online: Come along to our informative session for parents all about supporting our children in their online lives.  We’ll cover tech trends, digital wellbeing and what to do when things go wrong! 

  • Parents of Secondary age young people: 12th March 6pm – 7pm.
  • Parents of Nursery & Primary children: 13th March 4pm – 5pm.

Both sessions are open to any Aberdeenshire parent.

To join either session please email christine.mclennan@aberdeenshire.gov.uk to get the relevant  meeting link.

Daily Bulletin – Tuesday 20th February

Daily Bulletin – Tuesday 20th February

Senior Madrid Trip 2025

Pupils currently in S3, S4, or S5 who are planning to take History, Spanish, or Travel & Tourism courses and are interested in participating in the Madrid trip in February 2025 – we are seeking initial expressions of interest from pupils. Please talk to Mr. Kilerci in room D1-49.

Interhouse Competition

There will be a Basketball themed interhouse competition in the Games Hall on Friday at 1.30pm.  Please come along to earn some house points.

Young Musician of the Year

Applications for Young Musician of the Year are now open.  Auditions are on 5th March and the event is at the Musical Showcase on 27th March.  Application forms are available from Mrs Rees-Jenkins in Science and will be handed round CLAN classes.  Completed forms should be handed to Mrs Rees-Jenkins.  Deadline for handing in forms is the 1st March.

Feedback on Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) career service:  

Feedback on Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) career service:  

Parents and carers are key influencers over young people’s career ambitions and choices.

SDS work in close partnership with this school to support our young people to make informed career choices and they would value feedback from parents and carers on their services. You can do this by taking part in a short survey.

All responses are confidential and anonymous, and the results will be used to inform SDS services.

The survey should only take about 10 minutes to complete.

Career Fair – 2024

Career Fair – 2024

On Thursday 15th February, Alford Academy hosted it’s annual career fair. 60 different employers and further education establishments were on site to talk to our pupils, parents/carers and members of the community. The evening was very busy and there was a real buzz on campus.

Our thanks to Developing the Young Workforce for organising this successful career evening.

We hope it was helpful for all who attended to think about future pathways.

Daily Bulletin – Tuesday 30 January

Daily Bulletin – Tuesday 30 January

Creative Writing Group

Creative Writing will meet back as normal in D1-46 at 1.30pm on Thursday.

We are going to be looking at creating and building characters for the next few weeks.

If you fancy exercising your creativity and having a bit of fun, then please do come along!

Sports Council

Sports Council applications have been extended until Friday 2nd February, If you would like to be part of the S1-6 Sports Council and become a voice and representative  for your year, please see Kerry in the PE office or anyone in the department for an application form.

Alford Academy Career Fair – 15th February 2024 – 6pm – 8pm

Alford Academy Career Fair – 15th February 2024 – 6pm – 8pm

Invitation: All Pupils, Parents/Carers, members of our Community and Primary 7 pupils are invited to join us at our annual Career Fair. We have over 50 businesses/companies in attendance to chat with and find out more information.

Date: Thursday 15th February 2024

Time: 18:00 – 20:00

Venue: Alford Community Campus

All welcome.

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