Cyber Treasure Hunt Competition

This week, in Computing Science, our S2/3 have taken on the Cyber Treasure Hunt Competition run by Dresscode.  They have been challenged to see if they can solve the clues to find out who the cyber criminal is and stop them in their tracks. Prizes for the competition are provided by AMS (Amazon Web Services) and every pupil who enters… More →

Aberdeen Articulation Week

Articulation Week Parent and Guardian flyer Aberdeen University are hosting an event to promote the routes to degree studies through articulation from HNC/D courses. Aberdeen University have organised a 1 hour presentation and Q&A session for school pupils (in the senior phase) and their parents/guardians that will focus on Articulation – how it works and the opportunities that are available.… More →

Book Week Scotland – Monday 16th November

Below is the link to the Book Week Scotland author line-up of virtual pre-recorded talks.  This year the Library Service has decided to focus on crime authors (2 of which are journalists – non-fiction and fictions writers) as this is our most borrowed genre (over 150k titles borrowed in the last 18 months).   The link provides a brief introduction… More →

Virtual Awards Ceremony 2020

Dear Parents, Carers, Partners and most importantly our Pupils, Virtual Awards Ceremony 2020 We are delighted to now share the link for our 2-3pm Premier of this year’s celebration of our pupils and the community they represent. https://youtu.be/cFn6P7MkFfQ The Programme for this event is as follows: Alford Academy Pipe Band The Head Teachers Address: Moira Milne Keynote Address: Jasper Tissen… More →

Live Online Lesson in Cyber Skills

Pupils studying S3 Computing Science or an NPA in Cyber Security, pitted themselves against cyber criminals this afternoon during a live online cyber lesson.  The job was to defend a power station and along with 600 fellow cyber defenders, Alford Academy pupils worked together to protect this valuable asset.  The session was run by Craig who is a computer scientist,… More →

Alford Academy Inspection

Dear Parent/Carer, Alford Academy Inspection Alford Academy was due to be inspected from Monday 16 March 2020.  On Friday 13 March 2020, Education Scotland informed us they are pausing all inspections until the Easter break. This is due to the changing situation with Covid-19 (Coronavirus) in Scotland. We will update you when we receive notification of a rescheduled date. Yours… More →

Careers, apprenticeships and college Parents Evening – 30th January, Copthorne Hotel, Aberdeen

  Big Parents Eve event January 30, 2020 5.30pm – 8pm An opportunity for parents, carers, influencers and young people to find out more about the different sectors and jobs in the region explore how these are changing in the future looking at the key skills young people will need for these new roles speak to young people currently participating… More →

Skills Scotland Aberdeen @ P&J LIVE at TECA

Skills Scotland ABERDEEN @ P&J LIVE AT TECA 11th November 5pm – 7pm 14 – 24 year olds Free entry Families and Individuals welcome. Explore future skills and get work ready at Aberdeen’s largest skills, career and apprenticeship event. Register online for free tickets at skillsaberdeen.eventbrite.co.uk @SkillsScotland#SkillsScotland