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Daily Bulletin – Wednesday 25 May

Daily Bulletin – Wednesday 25 May

S1-S3 Summer Dance/Ceilidh Monday 30th May 7-9 pm

Tickets are £5 and will go on sale from lunchtime today from 1:30-1:55 at the pupil entrance. Pupils can pay for their ticket by cash (please have exact change) or cheque (made payable to Alford Academy). This will cover the cost of the ceilidh band and disco, juice and snacks. The dress code is informal.

Debating Club

Introductory session for S1-S3 only this Friday lunchtime at 1:25 pm in D0-65 (please bring lunch) with Mr Ryland and Mrs Niven.

 

 

Daily Bulletin – Monday 23 May

Daily Bulletin – Monday 23 May

For all pupils going on RNAS Mackie’s Education Day – Monday 30th May.

Registration 

You are expected to go to your class for the start of period 1 and be registered there. Then at 9am meet in the school reception area where you will be taken to the bus by your teacher leaders.

Do not go to the bus park first.

Uniform 

You are expected to attend in full school uniform, not sweatshirts/ joggers/leggings. Please make sure you bring a waterproof jacket with you as you are outside all day, and it may rain.

Food 

Please note you will be provided with lunch at the farm. If you prefer you can bring a packed lunch, but you will have to carry it with you all day. All foods can only be eaten in the allocated eating area. Ice cream will also be available on the day. You are not allowed to eat on the bus.

Footwear 

It is important that you wear watertight footwear like wellie boots as you will have to walk through a footbath with chemicals before you can enter the farm. You are advised to just wear your boots to school, or you would have to carry your belongings/shoes with you all day around the farm.

Bag 

We suggest that you do not bring a bag to school that day (unless you need to bring your packed lunch) for your own comfort as you cannot leave it on the bus or drop it at the farm – you will have to carry your belongings with you all day. If you need to bring materials to class for the start of period 1 then leave it with the teacher in that classroom.

If you have any questions please come along and ask Miss Lovelock, Mrs Niven or Miss MacRae this week.

Library

Book Club

Book Club is meeting on Monday in the library during lunch break to discuss A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder.

Library Assistant Wanted

We are looking for library assistants.  Pop into the library for more info.

Daily Bulletin – Thursday 19 May

Daily Bulletin – Thursday 19 May

NPLQ Course

We are running a National Pool Lifeguard Course in Alford Campus on the following dates.

Saturday 2nd July till Friday 8th July 2022 inclusive and 100% attendance is required.

The course is 40 hours plus Assessment. Students who wish to apply have to be 16 years of age at the time of assessment. The cost is £275.00 which includes all the course materials.

Any enquiries please E mail Christian.anderson@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

 

Eco Ambassador meets her hero

Eco Ambassador meets her hero

One of our committed Eco group members and climate change ambassadors, Leah, recently attended a talk with naturalist, explorer and writer Steve Backshall MBE.  The talk took place at Aberdeen Music Hall and was titled “Ocean – Bringing marine dreams to life”.  Leah has a keen interest in the ocean environment and learnt more about what we need to do to save our seas from one of her nature loving role models.  Leah will feedback all she has learned to the school Eco-group.  Leah stuck around after the talk to get a signed brochure and a picture with her hero.

 

THE BIG PLASTIC COUNT

THE BIG PLASTIC COUNT

The Eco-group would like to make you aware of the Big Plastic Count.  Households, community groups, schools and businesses are being encouraged to take part in order to show the government that it is time to commit to reducing single use plastic by 50% by 2025 by switching to reusable options that work for everyone – and ban sending waste to other countries.  This is backed by the school’s Humanities Department who are carrying out the big plastic count in the faculty.  The count takes place for a week and we would like you to do this between the 16th – 22nd May.  Follow this link to find out more and to sign up.  https://thebigplasticcount.com/

 

Daily Bulletin – Wednesday 4 May

Daily Bulletin – Wednesday 4 May

Access to Pitch beside Primary School: Could all Academy pupils please NOT use the caged pitch at the primary end of the grass slope – it’s for supervised use by the Primary school only. Academy pupils are welcome to use the Astro or the grass pitch on the Academy side (up from the Astro) instead. Thank you.

S3 Monitors: Applications can still be made up until end of school day Thursday. Completed forms to go in box outside SLT offices where you can find blank application forms as well.

Doctors at Work Scheme

Doctors at Work Scheme

NHS Grampian has developed this programme for S5 students who are intending to make a UCAS application for Medicine for 2023 entry.

The virtual sessions have been designed to give experience and understanding of the realities of the working life & experiences of a doctor/specialists within a major UK Hospital Trust.

Given that applicants should have undertaken personal research into a career in Medicine prior to submission of their UCAS forms, the virtual ‘Doctors at Work’ opportunities are offered to current S5 students who are intending to apply for September 2023 entry.

See your Guidance Teacher for an application form which needs to be completed and returned to your Guidance Teacher by 12th May,

Daily Bulletin – Thursday 21 April

Daily Bulletin – Thursday 21 April

DofE update

The afterschool meeting on Thursday 21st April has had to be postponed due to staffing issues. The next two sessions will take place during study leave on Thursday 5th May (covering first aid) and Thursday 19th May (covering tents & trangias) at 3pm – 4.30pm. Please make sure everyone in your group is aware, this message has been put on the Google Classroom as well.

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