Hockey S1-6 – Thursdays – 3pm – 4pm – meet at PE
Please sign up through the Active Schools page. All players need to sign up to play. Search for the Active schools Alford page and then click on book activities button.
The book of the week is Lord of the Flies by William Golding – the winner of the Noble Prize in Literature.
Although the title has been awarded, it also happens to be one of many banned books in the USA .
I also have super exciting news for you – the books you have asked for (Good Girls Guide to Murder – all 3 volumes; a few of Agatha Christie’s novels, Alex Rider graphic novels, Theodore Boon series HAVE BEEN ORDERED 😊 Watch this space for updates).
Water Sports Residential Trip 2023
Any S1-3 pupils interested in a residential water sports trip to Aviemore in May 2023 please attend a short meeting on Wednesday 28th September at 1:30pm in D144. Further information will be provided and letters for home will be handed out then. Looking forward to seeing you there!
On Wednesday we had the privilege of Owen Miller visiting Alford Academy. Owen won Gold in the men’s T20 1500m category at the Tokyo Paralympics in September 2021. Owen brought his Gold medal along for pupils to see as well as the MBE he was awarded in June of this year. Owen spent time chatting with two Prince’s Trust Achieve classes, a Nat 5 PE class and an S3 Study & Organisation class. The pupils got to see and hold Owen’s gold medal and his MBE as well as ask any questions they had for him. Thank-you very much to Owen for coming to visit Alford Academy and share his story with some of our pupils. Hopefully the pupils have been inspired to dream big and follow their passions in life.
Rotary Young Musician of the Year 2022
Alford Academy’s YMOTY competition takes place on Thursday 1st December 2022 at 7.00pm in the school’s Theatre. The competition is organised by Alford Academy Interact Club and is sponsored by the Alford Rotary Club. The competition is in its 12th year after a 2-year break and continues to provide a fantastic opportunity for pupils to showcase their musical talents, building on their experiences of performing in front of an audience. The competition is open to all pupils and to enter please collect a form from Mrs Rees-Jenkins in Science in lab B1-23.
Entrants must prepare a piece to perform to showcase their talent lasting no longer than 5 minutes. To enter:
Select one piece to play.
Complete an entry form with all of the information requested. Please make sure you include whether you need an accompanying pianist so we can ensure this is arranged for you.
Hand in your entry form + a copy of your chosen piece to Mrs Rees-Jenkins by Friday 7th October 2022.
Any questions contact either Mrs Rees-Jenkins or Mr Trueman.
Aberdeenshire North Foodbank :
Mrs Jo Munro is the main contact for the Aberdeenshire North Foodbank at Alford Academy and can request food parcels on your behalf using an e-referral. Please make contact via email : email@example.com
Too Good to Go App : Accessing Unwanted Food
The app that lets customers rescue unsold food from shops and restaurants, to save it from going to waste, all at reduced prices. For further information access : https://toogoodtogo.co.uk/en-gb/
We are happy to accept any donations for uniform and revision guides, and you can leave these under the clothing rails situated at the main entrance to the campus. Thank you.
Pupil Photographs: The School Photographer will be in school today. School uniform – including ties – must be worn. Hoodies etc must be removed for the photograph.
You will be released from lessons in your class during the periods detailed below. Pupils make their way to the Theatre and line up in the corridor in alphabetical order of surname (like in the fire drill). S6 pupils will assist. Once photo is taken pupils must go straight back to class.
Period 1 = S2 pupils
Period 2 = S1 pupils
Period 3 = S3 pupils
Period 4 = S5 pupils
Period 5 = S4 pupils
Period 6 = S6 pupils
Period 7 Catch Up Session: If you miss your photo at your allocated slot please report to the Theatre at 3 pm sharp.
Pupils will be issued with order forms to take home. Photos can be ordered online or by returning the completed order form to the pupil drop box.
Social Group on a Monday lunchtime D0-67 bring your lunch come and chill and play games.
Pupil Scottish Gaelic Club Thursdays D1-48
All welcome S1-S6 – come and learn some Gaelic language on Thursday lunchtimes from 1.10. Bring your lunch!
Senior Girls’ Football
There will be a meeting in the dance studio at break time on Thursday 15th September for girls in S4/5/6 who are interested in playing football for the school this session.
S1 Football Training
Football training for S1 boys will begin after school on Monday.
Hockey S1-6 – Thursdays – 3 – 4pm – meet at PE.
Please sign up through the Active Schools page.
S1-6 Practical Cookery
As part of our school’s commitment to sustainability and promotion of environmental issues, pupils who are cooking in home economics are encouraged to bring their own reusable container with them to take their food home at the end of the day. Your teacher will let you know in advance, in person or on the Google classroom, what you are cooking and what size container we recommend you bring. If you already have something at home that you can bring that’s great but don’t worry if you don’t have anything suitable or you forget because we can provide you with a disposable container. Remember to collect your food at the end of the school day. If you forget we can usually keep it until the end of the following school day but after this due to food hygiene your food will need to be disposed of. If you have any questions about this please ask your Home Economics Teacher. Thank you.
BGE Pupils S1-S3 Science Club
If you are interested in seeing some cool science experiments ran by our senior pupils, you are welcome to join us in B1-24, Thursday at 1:30 pm. This week, our senior pupils have prepared the elephant’s toothpaste experiment for you.
S1 Boys Football
All S1 boys wishing to trial for the school football team to meet in the Games Hall this Wednesday breaktime.
S5/S6 MVP Mentors
Just a reminder that you will be going into your allocated CLAN classes on Thursday 8th September P6.
Please register in the canteen area first with us and then go to class.
The book of the week is Online Safety. If you would like to read about the metaverse, critical thinking online, social media influencing and many other topics related to social media, this book covers them all.
We have 1 copy in the library, but you can also download an e-book version.
Did you know you can access the Issues online using Alford Academy login and password? Login details are in the poster on the display board outside the library.
A Scholar information session will be held for parents and carers on Wednesday 14th September 2022 6:00-6:30pm.
Register (via eventbrite.com)
SCHOLAR provides a range of National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher online courses and support materials for young people in subscribing local authorities across Scotland.
The webinar will take place in MS Teams and will provide an overview for parents and carers of:
- the key features of the courses;
- how your child can access their account and courses; and
- how they can make the most of SCHOLAR to support their learning and revision.
For information on the SCHOLAR programme and courses, please see:
SCHOLAR currently offers the following online courses aligned to the SQA curriculum at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher level:
Drama Club will be starting on the 8th of September and will be held every Thursday lunchtime in the Drama Studio (F0-33). All year groups welcome, you can bring your lunch.