Leadership opportunities 2019-20

House Representative Role – Application forms for S1, S2 and S3 pupils

Applications for the new House Representative leadership roles are now live.  Completed applications should be handed in to Mrs Milne on or before Monday 11 March 2019.

House Representative Application Form


Prefect Applications 2019-2020 for S4 and S5 pupils

Applications are now live for the following leadership opportunities next session:-

S5 Prefect  – open to all S4 pupils

S5 Prefect Applications 2019-20

S6 Prefect   – open to all S5 pupils (Please note current S5 Prefects must ‘reapply’ for a S6 Prefect role however no reference is required)

S6 Prefect Applications 2019-20

S6 Senior Prefect   – open to all S5 Prefects or S5 House Captains/Vice-Captains

Senior Prefect Applications 2019-20

Head / Depute Head Prefect – open to all S5 pupils with a school leadership role in S5 or in exceptional circumstances a significant leadership role outwith school.

Head and Depute Head Prefect Applications 2019-20

Closing date for all applications is Monday 18 March 2019.


House Captain/Vice Captain Applications 2019-2020 for S4 and S5 pupils

Applications are now live for the following leadership opportunities next session:-

House Vice Captain  – open to all S4 pupils

Vice House Captain Applications 2019-20

House Captain  – open to all current S5 Vice House or House Captains (please note current S5 House Captains must reapply if they wish to continue in the House Captain role next session) or in exceptional circumstances S5 pupils with another significant leadership role in or outwith school.

House Captain Applications 2019-20

Closing date for all applications is Monday 18 March 2019.

Student Council Leadership Roles 2018-19

This is a great opportunity to get to know pupils from all year groups.  You will have responsibility for gathering and sharing pupil views and working with staff to continue improving opportunities and experiences for all our pupils. If you are a S4 or S5 pupil and interested in being the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary or Treasurer of the Student Council next session, please complete the application form by 27 April 2018 and hand it to Mrs Milne.  You can download a copy of the application form here: Student Council Application Form 2018-19-24fka2f


Senior Pupil Leadership Opportunities for Session 2018-19

Application forms are now live on the Alford Academy website for the following leadership roles (the closing date for all applications is Monday 26 March):-

Head and Depute Head Prefect Applications 2018-19

Open to S5 pupils.

Senior Prefect Applications 2018-19

Open to current S5 Prefects only. S5 Prefects who apply for this will also be considered for the S6 Prefect role

S6 Prefect Applications 2018-19

Open to S5 pupils. Current S5 prefects must reapply (with exception of those applying for Senior Prefect roles)

S5 Prefect Applications 2018-19

Open to S4 pupils.  Application includes a reference.


Open to S5 pupils.


Open to S4 pupils.

Job Opportunity

JC Futures – School Leavers Programme:

Johnston Carmichael are an accredited ‘Investor in Young People’ company and as such offer school leavers support, structure and progression. This training opportunity is a six year programme and along with studying towards Chartered Accountancy qualifications, the programme includes hands on experience working in a real business environment on a wide variety of clients. The experience increases students’ confidence and competency levels as they work alongside experienced accountancy professionals. The students also benefit greatly from our study buddy and commercial mentoring schemes. We aim to retain the students following the completion of the programme, allowing them to progress further within the business.

Locations: Aberdeen, Elgin and Inverness.

The Aberdeen vacancy will be based within our Restructuring Department and is a unique opportunity to learn alongside our experienced team in assisting businesses through tough and challenging times and at the same time study towards the ICAS qualification

Closing date: 14 March 2017; Interviews: W/C 20 March 2017; Start Date: 24 July 2017

Minimum Entry: You should be aiming for or have a UCAS tariff of at least 135 points (or equivalent).  Whilst an Accountancy Higher is recommended it is not necessary.

How to Apply: To apply please complete our JC Futures Application Form and email to studentrecruitment@jcca.co.uk.



Celebrating Learning – PSE

This week it is the turn of the Guidance team to share some of the work that we are doing. Our S2’s are working through issues related to bullying . The pupils will cover topics such as cyberbullying and homophobic bullying amongst others. Find out more at:




YPI Finals 2016

Tonight’s YPI finals brought 5 highly talented and superbly rehearsed groups together to battle for the £3000 grant for their chosen charity.

The judges had the hardest of decisions trying to choose the winning group from such a fantastic range of presentations and worthy charities.

A massive congratulations to all who participated and who made the finals evening. But there could only be one winning group,received_1151049484984353 who were Eve Morgan, Lucy Maclean, Liam Troup, Tabby Allan and Sarah Trewin who were representing Dates-n-mates.

Well done to all!



Skills Development Scotland

Leaving school in 2017 and thinking about a Moren Apprenticeship and Training!


Skills Scotland Careers Event

AECC – Tuesday 1 November 2016 for 14 -19 year olds


Skills Scotland – Aberdeen


Tuesday 1 November 2016 @ AECC


Skills Scotland are hosting a careers and skills events for young people in Aberdeen who are 14-19 years old. Now in its sixth year Skills Scotland Aberdeen is a one day event taking place at the AECC Aberdeen on Tuesday 1 November between 9.30 am and 3 pm.There will be  more than 22 Employers and Training Providers present and  It is expected that 2,500 visitors are expected to come along.


For further information on the event is available in the attached brochure or please visit www.skillsscotlandaberdeen.co.uk

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!

Go Izzy!!!fb_img_147552191536220161003_200830

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