Alford Bulls Basketball Club
The newly reformed Alford Bulls basketball club will hold a fundraising table at the Side entrance next to D wing each break and lunchtime this week. There are various activities to take part in and prizes to be won. This is to help raise money for the basketball club’s new club kit and much-needed equipment.
Christmas Selection Box Donations
Interact are looking for donations of selection boxes to go in the Christmas hampers that get delivered to some families. We are also hoping to deliver to the Alford Sheltered Housing and surrounding care homes. Please give any selection box donations to Mrs Munro / Mrs Rees-Jenkins or Mrs Fraser.
Girls Basketball Club
Girls after school basketball club. Basketball training will start this Friday from 3pm – 4pm in the sports hall. This is a girls-only training session. Please sign up with the school’s sports coordinators as well as Mrs Niven.
Our Christmas Concert this year has been rebranded as a “Christmas Celebration and Review of 2023”. This event will take place in the theatre at 7pm on Thursday 7th December. Tickets priced £5 (£2.50 for a concession) will be on sale every lunchtime between 1.30pm and 1.50pm inside the pupil entrance. There will be an initial limit of 4 tickets per pupil and those who are taking part should try to purchase tickets as soon as possible.
Interact Club are happy to announce that we have raised £500.65 for Children in Need this year. Thank you for dressing up and for your donations. Well done everyone.
‘Drop-In’ Session’s to be held in the Library on the following dates
Friday 24th Nov
Friday 1st Dec
Friday 15th Dec
Iceland trip meeting
Could pupils coming on the 2024 Iceland trip please attend a meeting in D061 on Wednesday 29th November at 1:35.
Edinburgh Residential Trip
All pupils going on the Edinburgh Residential Trip in May 2024 need to attend a very short meeting on Wednesday 22th November at 1.35 pm in B1-18. Important documents will be issued.
Chill and Spill Group – D0-65 – 1.10-1.50pm Starting on 23rd November
Exciting New Lunchtime Club for all year groups, chill out space to have your lunch and play games.
Junior dance – 18th December (7 – 9.30pm)
Senior dance – 19th December (7 – 10pm)
Tickets cost £5 and will be on sale during the 4th — 13th of December in the PSE rooms from 1.30pm at lunchtimes.
They will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
You will only be able to buy a ticket if you have completed the online consent form, which will be sent out to parents via email before the 4th of December. NO CONSENT FORM = NO TICKET
Please wear smart clothing to the dance with appropriate footwear. For example – dresses, smart trousers, kilts, shirts etc. You can also see Mrs Taylor in C1-30 to borrow pre-loved formal wear and promote sustainable living.
SDS are delivering a national webinar for parents and carers of S2 and S3 pupils on Option Choices. The webinar will take place on Thursday the 7th of December at 6.30pm. This session aims to give parents and carers information about the support SDS offer young people at option choice time, as well as highlighting questions and information young people should consider when making these decisions and an introduction to SDS resources available to support young people and parents and carers.
@skillsdevscot careers advisers are hosting a webinar for parents and carers on 7 Dec at 6:30pm to discuss option choices, and resources and support available from Skills Development Scotland.
Register here: https://option-choices-webinar.eventbrite.co.uk
The Scottish Youth Parliament elections are open, and close at the end of this week.
Young people from Aberdeenshire are standing in a number of constituencies.
Young people aged 12 – 25 can vote in this online election.
Young people can vote at https://elections.syp.org.uk/elections/19/
On Monday 13th November the Alford Bulls basketball club hosted a home game against Meldrum Academy. The U15 team played first and the U18 team played straight after. Scores were:
Alford Bulls U15 vs Meldrum Academy
Home: 28 : 9 Guests
Alford Bulls U18 vs Meldrum Academy
Home: 23 : 42 Guests
The U15 girls faced Peterhead Academy at home in the league this afternoon. After giving away an early goal they worked hard to compete fiercely in difficult conditions. Two goals from Olivia (S2) and one from Abby (S1) brought us level and the score stayed at 3-3 for the majority of the second half, however Peterhead scored with a minute to go to make it a 4-3 win for them. The girls impressed us with their positive approach and worked effectively as a team and are making progress every game.
The team travelled to Ellon yesterday and faced a well organised and composed Ellon side. After a difficult first half the team bounced back and worked hard to bring back the deficit, putting lots of pressure on the Ellon players and being rewarded by a goal from Leia (S1). However three late goals by Ellon led to a comfortable win for them. The team wore their new pink kit for the first time, this was purchased through fundraising by the players as well as a financial contribution from our parent council.