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Daily Bulletin – Monday 27 September

Daily Bulletin – Monday 27 September

S5/6 Prefects

An opportunity has arisen for us to invite further prefect applications from S5/6 pupils.

Please see the email that was sent to you on Friday 24 September for the link to the application form.  The closing date is Monday 4th of October.

Active Schools

Active schools now have a number of sessions running after school on a Monday-Thursday.

Please sign up for these activities by searching for Active Schools Alford on your web browser and click on book activities online to secure your place.  You can also use this link  http://bit.ly/ASAlfordActive

Mondays 4-5pm Basketball for S4-S6

Tuesday 3.45-4.45 pm Active Girls S1-S3

Wednesdays 3.45-4.45pm Football S2 and S3 boys

Thursdays 3-4pm Football S1 boys

Thursdays 3-4pm Netball S1-S4

Thursdays 3-4pm Hockey S1-S6

Thursdays 3. 3.45pm Running S1-S6

Daily Bulletin – Friday 24 September

Daily Bulletin – Friday 24 September

S4-S6 Basketball

S4-S6 Basketball starts next Monday (27th Sept) in the Games Hall from 4pm-5pm.  Remember to sign up online before you come along on Monday: http://bit.ly/ASAlford

Dungeons and Dragons Club

Dungeons and Dragons will be restarting during Monday lunch times for Junior pupils (S1-S3).  The purpose of the first session will be to go over the format and rules of the game with covid in mind.  Please come along to D0-61 (you can bring your lunch if you like) at 1:30 to find out more!

Young Writers Poetry Competition:

Find your voice and talk about any subject you feel confident and empowered by.

Young Writers are running a poetry competition for 11-18 year olds and the theme is ‘Empowered’.

You can write about anything from current affairs, religion and identity to love, loss and everything in-between. National Poetry Day is coming up soon on the 7th October and the theme for this year is Choices so Empowered complements this as you can choose to empower yourselves, and others, through your words.

The top 5 poets can win £100 each and a trophy plus the chance to be a published writer.

Collect an entry form from Ms Steel in D1-44 if you’re interested.

Closing date for the school is 12th October as the main one is during the October holidays.

Daily Bulletin – Friday 17 September

Daily Bulletin – Friday 17 September

Scottish Schools Snowsports – Autumn Dual Slalom Series

If you are interested in representing Alford Academy in the Autumn Dual Slalom Series, see Mr Lawson by the end of the day on Wednesday 22nd September. Race day is on Sunday 3rd October, approximately from 10-4 as Academies compete in Dual Slalom races at Alford to qualify for the finals in Glasgow.

Daily Bulletin – Wednesday 15 September

Daily Bulletin – Wednesday 15 September

S1-S3 Active Girls from 3.45-4.45pm starting Tuesday the 14th. A club for girls who want to play lots of different sports and have fun.

S1, S2 and S3 football 3.45-4.45pm Wednesdays

S1-S6 Hockey from 3-4pm Thursdays

S1- S6 Running from 3-3.45pm Thursdays

Please sign up for these activities through the active schools page Website – https://bit.ly/ASAlford

S1-S3 Girls Netball – Netball is starting this Thursday (16th September) from 3pm-4pm. Make sure to sign up online: https://bit.ly/ASAlford

Daily Bulletin – Friday 10 September

Daily Bulletin – Friday 10 September

FLU VACCINATION TIMETABLE – FRIDAY 10 SEPTEMBER

Vaccinations to take place in the Theatre today for S1 pupils.

Class Teachers – If you have an S1 class P1, 2, 4 or 5 please release each SDA register group at the times indicated below. Please brief them with the following instructions:

Pupils to leave bags in their class and make their way down to the entrance to the Theatre where they are to line up until they are called through for their vaccination. Pupils should only attend if they have returned a consent form. Once pupils have had their vaccination, they should leave the Theatre by the fire exit into the playground and return to their class.

S1 Pupils P1/2 and P4/5

1CL

09:00-09:15

1CM

09:15-09:30

1FL

09:35-09:50

1FM

09:50-10:05

1GL

10:05-10:20

1GM

11:35-11:50

1KL

11:50-12:05

1KM

12:05-12:20

All Pupils

There will be catch up sessions on Monday morning for any pupils who were absent this week. Also blank consent forms are available from the vaccination team in the Theatre for pupils who would like a vaccine but have forgotten or mislaid their original consent form. You can pick up a form on Friday, take it home to be completed by your parent over weekend and come along to a catch up session on Monday morning with a completed form.

Daily Bulletin – Thursday 9 September

Daily Bulletin – Thursday 9 September

FLU VACCINATION TIMETABLE – THURSDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

Vaccinations to take place in the Theatre today for S4, S3 and S6 pupils.

Class Teachers – If you have an S3 or S4 class during the periods below please release each SDA register group at the times indicated below. Please brief them with the following instructions:

Pupils to leave bags in their class and make their way down to the entrance to the Theatre where they are to line up until they are called through for their vaccination. Pupils should only attend if they have returned a consent form. Once pupils have had their vaccination, they should leave the Theatre by the fire exit into the playground and return to their class.

S4 Pupils P1/2

4.4

(Miss Shearer)

09:00-09:15

4.5

(Miss Lovelock)

09:15-09:30

4.6

(Miss Steel)

09:35-09:50

S3 Pupils P2-5

3CL

09:50-10:05

3CM

10:05-10:20

3FL

10:40-10:55

3FM

10:55-11:10

3GKL

11:35-11:50

3GM

11:50-12:05

3KL

12:05-12:20

3KM

12:25-12:40

S6 Pupils P6 *S6 pupils to register with Mr Cookson as normal at start of P6, vaccinations to be held in Theatre, S6 Pupil Photos in Dance Studio (see email)

6C

14:05-14:20

6F

14:20-14:25

6G

14:25-14:35

6K

14:35-14:50

Vaccinations for S1 pupils will take place on Friday. There will be catch up sessions on Monday for any pupils who were absent this week.

Senior Boys Football – the trial will take place on Monday from 3.45pm-4.45pm on the astro turf. If you did not make the initial meeting to put your name down, please see Mr Lawson before Monday. If you cannot make the trial on Monday, please let Mr Lawson or Mr McKay know.

Daily Bulletin – Wednesday 8 September

Daily Bulletin – Wednesday 8 September

FLU VACCINATION TIMETABLE – WEDNESDAY 8 SEPTEMBER

Vaccinations to take place in the Theatre today for S5, S2 and some S4 pupils.

Class Teachers – If you have an S5, S2 or S4 class during the periods below please release each SDA register group at the times indicated below. Please brief them with the following instructions:

Pupils to leave bags in their class and make their way down to the entrance to the Theatre where they are to line up until they are called through for their vaccination. Pupils should only attend if they have returned a consent form. Once pupils have had their vaccination they should leave the Theatre by the fire exit into the playground and return to their class.

S5 Pupils P1/2

5C

09:00-09:15

5F

09:15-09:30

5G

09:35-09:50

5K

09:50-10:05

S2 Pupils P2-5

2CL

10:05-10:20

2CM

10:40-10:55

2FL

10:55-11:10

2FM

11:35-11:50

2GKL

11:50-12:05

2GM

12:05-12:20

2KL

12:25-12:40

2KM

12:40-12:55

S4 Pupils P6/7

4.1

(Mrs Gould)

14:05-14:25

4.2

(Mrs Munro)

14:25-14:45

4.3

(Miss Shepherd)

14:55-15:15

Flu Vaccinations – Thursday 9 September

Confirmed details will be issued in tomorrow’s bulletin but the intention is that the remaining S4 classes will be vaccinated during P1/2. S3 pupils will be vaccinated during periods 2-5 and S6 pupils will receive their vaccinations during P6. NB S6 pupils will also have their photos taken for seemis during P6 – venue to be confirmed. S1 vaccinations will take place on Friday.

Senior Boys Football – the trial will take place on Monday from 3.45pm-4.45pm on the astro turf. If you did not make the initial meeting to put your name down, please see Mr Lawson before Monday. If you cannot make the trial on Monday, please let Mr Lawson or Mr McKay know.

Daily Bulletin – Tuesday 7 September

Daily Bulletin – Tuesday 7 September

Flu Vaccinations

Look out for notices going up around the school from tomorrow – please check these notices carefully so you know when your SDA class should go to the Theatre to get vaccinated on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week. There will be a catch up on Monday for anyone absent from school this week and any pupil that requires an injection rather than the nasal spray.

Young Ambassadors 2021/22

Registration for the 2021/22 Young Ambassador programme is now open!

Do you have what it takes to promote sport, and influence and inspire other young people at Alford Academy to get involved in sport? ⚽️🎾🏑🥍🥊

If so, let your PE teacher know you are interested by Thursday 9th September.

Youth Mental Health Awareness Day 2021

On Tuesday 7th September it is Youth Mental Health Awareness Day. Pupils can access informative and supportive resources on this topic by accessing the ‘Pupil support site’, which includes information on physical, mental, social and emotional health.  Access using this link: : https://sites.google.com/as.glow.scot/alford-academy/home

Pupil Support Google Site Link or by adding the resource tile to your GLOW launch pad by searching ‘Pupil Support’ and clicking on the ‘i’  

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following resources have also been promoted across the school, look out for the relevant posters in research areas, classrooms and social spaces:

Kooth : https://www.kooth.com/

The Kooth online service is available for all 10-18 year olds across Aberdeenshire, offering anonymous access to self-help articles and tools, community support which is pre-moderated and professional support through drop-in and scheduled sessions with accredited counsellors and emotional wellbeing practitioners.

Togetherall : https://togetherall.com/en-gb/

They provide anyone living in Aberdeenshire over the age of 16 with free access to the Support Network. It is an anonymous, safe, online, peer to peer mental health community and self-help support monitored by mental health practitioners 24/7.

Daily Bulletin – Monday 6 September

Daily Bulletin – Monday 6 September

S1-S6 Hockey from 3-4pm starting the 9th of September

S1- S6 Running from 3-3.45pm starting 9th of September

S1-S3 Active Girls from 3.45-4.45pm starting the 14th of September

This is a session of multi sports for girls to come and get active. The first session will be introductory to get feedback on what you would like to do in the sessions.

Sign up for all of these sessions is through the Alford Active Schools website

http://bit.ly/ASAlford

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