Clubs at Alford Academy: Alford Academy has a wide variety of clubs ranging from football to songwriting, there is something for everyone. Please take a look at the list on the pupil area of our website https://alfordacademy.aberdeenshire.sch.uk/activities/ and see if anything interests you. It is really important that you take all the opportunities presented to you at school so that you enjoy yourself and reach your full potential. Feel free to try as many clubs as you wish, but some require consent forms so make sure you fill them out if required. Thank you. The Student Council
Can any S4/5 pupils who are interested in taking part in the John Stuart Mill Cup please come to a meeting at 1.30pm on Thursday 5th March in D0-64. The John Stuart Mill Cup features teams of pupils from across the country facing off against each other discussing ethical issues of public concern. This is an initial meeting for pupils to find out more. You can bring your lunch.
Musical Theatre: Apologies to those involved but there will be no Musical Theatre rehearsal after school on Tuesday this week.
Numeracy Ambassadors: There will be a meeting for Numeracy Ambassadors on Tuesday 3rd March at 1.20 in C1-37. This is open to all year groups, and you don’t need to have been to the first meeting to come along. Bring your lunch with you.
Sponsored Walk 2019: A huge thank you to all the pupils who have handed in money so far – the total is sitting at £2,237. A special thank you to 4 pupils – Cara in S1, Hamish and Lewis in S2 and Jorja in S4 – who have raised an amazing £100 each – very well done! There are still a large number of pupils who have not yet handed in their sponsorship money so please try and do so before the end of this week. Money can be handed in to the School office or put in an envelope with pupil name on front and posted in the Pupil Drop Box beside the Guidance offices. Thank you!
Under 14 Boys Football: Our next match is today away to Meldrum Academy, departing 2.50pm sharp. Please collect a consent form and sign your availability on the sign-up sheet outside guidance ASAP, if you have not already done so.
Musical Theatre will be cancelled on Tuesday 8th October due to a staff meeting. Apologies in advance.
Today is National Poetry Day. Hopefully you will get a chance to think about this year’s theme of truth and create a poem around that idea during the course of your day. If not, feel free to have a go yourself and pop it in to D1-46.
If we can’t trust the news
That we read
Are we not as well
to switch off devices
and listen to the beat
of our own hearts?
Maybe a voice will come
out of the silence.
Anna Frater 2017
Student Council: Could all Student Council members please meet in the Theatre at 1.30pm sharp in full school uniform for a photo.
Wellbeing Festival – Would you like to find out how volunteering can improve your health and wellbeing? Would you like to start volunteering, but not sure how?
Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action will have an information stand at Alford Library during the Aberdeenshire Wellbeing Festival (Monday 13 May – Fri 17 May).
On Tuesday 14 May from 9am-4pm, at Alford Library, Meriem Kayoueche-Reeve, your local Development Officer, will also be on hand to answer any questions and get you volunteering.
Netball v Huntly Tuesday 14/5: Can all the girls selected to play against Huntly on Tuesday who have not yet returned their consent forms, please come and check the noticeboard in PE for their names and also to pick up a consent form which will need to be returned to me on Tuesday morning for them to be able to ravel.
Musical Theatre: There will be no Musical Theatre rehearsal after school on Tuesday due to a staff meeting taking place at the same time.