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Farewell from Mrs Milne

Farewell from Mrs Milne

We’ve made it!  Thanks to everyone for working so well together during this challenging year. My final farewell now….

 

I am now retiring and leave with many happy memories and that’s down to this amazing school community, our pupils, staff, parents and all our business partners and local organisations.  I am very proud of all we have achieved together.  Thank you!

lt has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to be Head Teacher of Alford Academy.  Sincere thanks to everyone for the amazing send off.

Now time to relax and have a great holiday.  Warmest wishes for the future.

Moira Milne, Head Teacher (retiring ☺)

May Holiday Weekend for Team Alford

May Holiday Weekend for Team Alford

May Holiday weekend is here already! I can’t believe it’s the last day of April, it’s been a really busy first ten days of term!  Well done everyone.

No school on Monday, a long weekend to look forward to.  We must all continue to follow the Covid-19 restrictions and keep ourselves, our families and school community safe. Please take no risks at the weekend!

In general, at Level 3:

  • Indoors at home, you should not meet anyone socially who is not in your household
  • Indoors in a public place such as a café or restaurant, you can meet in groups of up to 6 from 2 households
  • Outdoors in your garden or public place like a park, you can meet in groups of up to 6 from 6 households

Check out what you can and can’t do at https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels/pages/protection-level-3/

Now time to switch off, have a good weekend everyone.

Team Alford Update

Team Alford Update

We’ve made it – what a term, what a team! Never did I think that we would face a term like this, it’s been a tough time for pupils, parents and staff.  Thanks to everyone for working so hard and sticking together. Our pupils have been brilliant when they were in school these past weeks, it was great to see them and we’re looking forward to welcoming them all back to school on Monday 19 April.   All going well our First Minister will confirm this on Tuesday 6 April. Lets all make sure we continue to stick to the rules and stay local, not meet up with other households in their homes and when we are outside, the maximum group size for adults is up to four people, from up to two households and for 12 to 17-year-olds, the maximum group size is also four people – but they can be from up to four households.  Now let’s pack up for today and enjoy this Easter weekend and the holidays ahead!

 

Team Alford Update

Team Alford Update

End of term is racing towards us!  This week we’ve seen smiles and great work both in school and in remote learning.   All down to our amazing team of pupils, staff and parents/carers working together.  Thanks to all.  Keep going everyone and make the most of the four days next week (remember Friday 2 April is the Good Friday holiday).  Now for some well deserved down time, but a slightly shorter weekend as the clocks ‘spring’  forward one hour at 1 a.m. on Sunday so remember to reset your alarm ready for Monday morning!

 

 

National Day of Reflection

National Day of Reflection

Tuesday 23 March 2021, the first anniversary of the first UK lockdown and a National Day of Reflection across the country.  Whether you are in school or at home please join in the 1 minute silence, across Aberdeenshire, at 12 noon when we will all pause to remember everyone and everything we have lost over the past year. Let’s all hope for a brighter future.

Well done Team Alford!

Well done Team Alford!

It’s been great to see our young people back in school this week and I’d like to thank them for working so well with us. Thanks also to all parents and carers for their support and for the messages of encouragement. I am amazed at what our pupils and staff, supported by parents, carers and our school partners and friends have achieved these past weeks.  I am a very proud ‘heidie’. It’s the weekend again and time to rest and relax.  Take care everyone and please stay safe.

 

See you all soon!

See you all soon!

We are all really looking forward to seeing you on the days you are in school next week – for almost all of you, the first time in 2021!

Make sure you check your email in-box for communications from school.

Enjoy the weekend and make sure you stay safe and well.

Mrs Milne

Head Teacher

 

Happy World Book Day!

Happy World Book Day!

As a way of marking World Book Day this year, we are celebrating all the reading we did for World Read Aloud Day. Please take some time (5 minutes max!) to watch the attached videos giving book recommendations and responses to the challenges issued on the WRAD site.

WRAD Postcard Shout OUTS

https://youtu.be/6WidRMecfTY

       WRAD Challenges :

https://youtu.be/qXoY2JxkDzE

 Digital tokens have been sent home via group call and in our own classes, we have focused on non-fiction promotion this week.

 

World Read Aloud Day update

World Read Aloud Day update

Thank you to families and pupils who have sent in their World Read Aloud Day activities; we are looking forward to sharing some of these, along with pupil work, next week as part of World Book Day. There is still time to add a submission via the form by the end of this week. Many thanks!

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