World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day takes places on Wednesday 3rd February and is a chance to highlight the importance of sharing stories by challenging and encouraging everyone to grab a book, find an audience, and read-aloud! We are looking for families to take part this year and share with us any activity where there is some reading aloud taking place. This… More →

Remote Learning continues

Yesterday the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon,  shared that current lockdown measures will stay in place across mainland Scotland and some island communities until at least the middle of February.  This means that pupils will continue remote learning until at least mid-February, except in the case of vulnerable children and those of key workers. The Scottish Government will review this decision… More →

Return to school – Update

Dear Parent/Carer I hope you have managed to enjoy Christmas and that this finds you and your family well.  Further to the communications sent on Wednesday 23 December 2020 and Tuesday 29 December 2020, please find below a summary of some key points:- Alford Academy will be open to staff only on Tuesday 5 January 2021. On-line learning for all… More →

House Challenge Advent Calendar

The final event in the House Challenge Advent Calendar took place at lunchtime today. Guidance Teachers, House Captains & Vice House Captains from Craigievar and Forbes faced off in final festive event, which was won by the Craigievar team. The final overall scores are as follows. Thanks to all who have participated across December and to our hard working House… More →

University of Strathclyde Faculty of Engineering UG Webinars 7th to 11th December

  Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Monday 7th December from 4pm to 5pm CEE –  https://r1.dotmailer-surveys.com/1d79ff2c304b119f2ab58d65014ee75bf9ed-df437b8d73978ae453hrea077f68aea77f9a   Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering Tuesday 8th December from 4pm to 5pm EEE – https://r1.dotmailer-surveys.com/1d79ff2c304b119f2ab58d65014ee75bf9ed-252893280042b9f452va2dc723a33f7e7fb9   Engineering Academy Wednesday 9th December from 4pm to 5pm EA – https://r1.dotmailer-surveys.com/1d79ff2c304b119f2ab58d65014ee75bf9ed-84d952d75a8963e8535861afb95c276ec9a7   Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Management Thursday 10th December from 4pm to… More →

S1/S2 tackle Snowman Coding Competition

All S1/2 pupils, in Computing Science, are being encouraged to build and animate a snowman in Scratch and enter the Dresscode Snowman Coding Competition in conjunction with The Robert Gordon University School of Computing.  Pupils are being encouraged to the show their creative flair by being as imaginative as they can.  Entries close on Friday 18 December.  Good luck everyone!… More →

Ryan makes his debut!

At just 16 years old, former pupil Ryan Duncan made his first team debut for Aberdeen today, against league leaders Rangers.  All the years of hard work and commitment to his football paying off and no doubt the start of big things to come.  We are all cheering you on Ryan well done! 👏⚽️👏⚽️👏⚽️

Ethical Hacker helps launch Project Based Learning

“Me, My Data and Cyber Crime”.  Project Based Learning kicked off with S3 Computing Science enjoying an entry event with Moe Keir from the Scottish Business Resilience Centre.  Moe is an ethical hacker, who had a virtual period with Mrs Czarnecki’s class on Tuesday, where he explained his career journey into ethical hacking and gave some very interesting insights into… More →