Gymnastics – Sporting success

Congratulations to S6 pupil Izzy Tolometti.

Izzy has been successful in her selection for national squads for 2017. Depending on how the next couple of competitions go will determine her success in being considered for the 2018 Commonwealth Games squad.

Senior Boys Football

The senior boys have the following upcoming games:

League v Huntly (away) on Monday 20th February . Bus leaves from bus park at 1.45pm. 3pm kick off. Return by 5.30.

JM Low Semi-final v Mearns (home) on Monday 27th. Kick off 4.15pm

North of Scotland Quarter-final  v Inverurie (home) on Tuesday 7th March.  Kick-off 4.15pm

Team sheets up outside guidance office. See Mr McEwan if you can’t play if selected.

YPI Alford – Dates n Mates

Alford YPI 2016 winners Tabby Allan, Lucy Maclean, Eve Morgan, Sarah Trewin and Liam Troup were vip guests at the dates-n-mates xmas night at the Copthorne Hotel tonight. Mr McEwan went to make sure the buffet was safe.dsc_0003dsc_0012dsc_0002dsc_0009

The group were presented with thank you placards and given the warmest of welcome’s. A fantastic event supporting local people with physical and learning disabilities.

Celebrating Learning – PSE

This week it is the turn of the Guidance team to share some of the work that we are doing. Our S4’s are focusing upon study skills . The pupils have been asked to consider their time and make best use of this outside of school. The pupils should be looking to study for at least 10 hours per week at home. Study plans have been issued. For more information on exams, course outlines, exam papers, marking schemes and much more, go to:


Celebrating learning – PSE

This week it is the turn of the Guidance team to share some of the work that we are doing. Our S3’s are working through topics related to sexual health and relationship education . The pupils will cover topics such as relationships and positive communication amongst others. Find out more at:


Celebrating Learning – PSE

This week it is the turn of the Guidance team to share some of the work that we are doing. Our S1’s are working through several units looking at personal safety and wider safety messages.

One topic is on Internet Safety and appropriate online activity. Find out more at:


Safe Drive Stay Alive 2016

Information letters and consent forms have been handed out to the S5’s in PSE today. Anyone who still needs a letter/consent form must collect one from the Guidance base. Consent forms to be returned by Thursday 27th October.

Buses will leave from the Academy on Monday 31st at 10.45am and return by 3.30pm.  You must return your consent form to be part of this hugely important road safety information event.

Izzy Tolometti – British Champion

Izzy competed at the British Challenge in Guildford on the weekend of 17th September. This is a competition for gymnasts who have not gone down a certain route to reach British Championships – an alternative route – but a high score is required to gain access to British Championships.

Izzy has competed in this competition now for 6 years and in that time British Gymnastics have increased their required score, making it even more difficult to qualify – especially as a senior. This year she not only got that score but she won the senior all-around section as well as Gold on Bars and Floor with a Bronze on beam. She now qualifies to compete at the British Championship in March (Liverpool) along side all the top gymnasts in GB which will include all the GB Olympic gymnasts!

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See Izzy’s winning routines on the Garioch Gymnastics Facebook page.

Aberdeenshire Regional Select Trials

Alford Academy pupils success at Regional Select trials. All of the U15 trialists were successful in reaching the next phase for the second trial. Five of the U18 trialists have also been successful in reaching the next phase for the second trial. Please see Mr McEwan for details of who has been successful.

There will be a second trial on Thursday 8th September for the U15 Select team held on the grass pitches at Inverurie Academy.  Players should be at the school for 4pm ready to start playing at 4:30pm.  Players should bring their own socks, shin guards and boots.  A final squad will be announced following this trial.

Transport to the second trial will be arranged via the school football coordinator (Mr McEwan).

Summer Job

Aberdeenshire Council Vacancy


Short term Gardening contracts available in Kemnay and Westhill


Will be involved in all areas of landscaping within Aberdeenshire Council gardening services. Grass cutting and weeding in public areas, schools and Care Homes. Driving licence preferred but not essential. No transport laid on so must be able to get to depot. Although no formal PVG required must still be able to work in areas listed above. Customers must have their own safety boots, but employer will provide all other PPE. Contract is to mid October and may lead to opportunities for permanent employment.

Monday to Friday 7.30am – 4pm.

A two week Work Experience placement is available here for suitably appropriate candidates. Please speak with your Work Coach or contact Douglas Allan on 01467 628263 or