Daily Bulletin Wednesday 8 January

Singles Badminton Championships:  The Secondary Schools Singles Badminton Championships are being held at Banchory Academy on Sunday 26th January. If you would like to compete in the Championships, please collect an application form from Kerry/Jennie in the PE Dept. The closing date is 21st January.

Are you interested in issues of equality and inclusion? Do you want to help promote these values? If so come along to D0-64 at lunch time today (Wednesday 8th January) to find out more (you can bring your lunch).

Senior Boys Football: Could all players who are interested in playing in the next home fixture on Wednesday 29th January please attend a short meeting in Mrs Rae’s room (D1-44) at break-time on Thursday.                                                             

Netball: Next Monday, 13th January, there will be training as normal for S1-3 at 4pm. There is also a friendly match against a visiting team between 5pm and 6pm. All S1 and S2 netballers are invited to play.


Daily Bulletin – Thursday 12 December

Active Schools Netball:  No netball training on Monday 16th December because of the school dance.  Training for S1-3 starts again on Monday 6th January.  Thanks.

Christmas Concert:  All pupils who are involved in the Christmas Concert are reminded to check the noticeboards outside the music classrooms for the rehearsal schedule (below).  All pupils should register with each class before attending a rehearsal.

Period 2 (09:35 – 10:00)MUSICAL THEATRE

Period 2 (09:00 – 09:30) – Pipers to see Ian Dallas for setup arrangements in A1-09

Period 2 (10:00 – 10:20)FLUTE CHOIR

Period 3 (10:45 – 11:30)PIPE BAND

Period 4 (11:35 – 11:50)PIPE BAND & FOLK BAND (Elliott’s)

Period 4 (11:50 – 12:15)FIDDLE BAND

Period 5 (12:25 – 13:00)CHOIR

1.30pm – Orchestra Pupils to begin setting chairs and stands for afternoon rehearsal.

Period 6 ORCHESTRA                                                                           

Another win for ‘Team Alford’?

This a win with a difference however.  Yesterday was the 2019 Alford Netball Challenge which saw a select group of staff take on our pupil netball teams.  All matches were close fought, but in the end… and we can’t quite believe we did it…. the staff won, by one point.  We are very proud of our pupil netball teams, and we thank you all for being such great sports!  A huge thank you to all the parent volunteers who have faithfully invested so much of their time in developing the teams.

Daily Bulletin – Monday 13 May


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.

Daily Bulletin – Friday 25 August

Aberdeen Sports Village Competition 2017: This year’s competition will take place on Tuesday 26th Sept. As reigning champions we would like to field our strongest teams for this year’s competition. The Teams will be selected by the staff and other Academy Coaches but if you would like to be considered please add your name to the list on the notice board outside PE.  All entries must be made by Friday 1st Sept.

Netball:  Netball training will start up again on Monday 28th August for S2-6 pupils.  S1 pupils can start the following week (4th September).  The training will now be split 4-5pm S1-3 & 5-6pm S4-6.

Volleyball:  Active Schools are looking to run an Introduction to Volleyball leadership course for pupils.  The course is aimed at anyone who may be interested in running or assisting with a school Volleyball Club.  If you are interested in the course or would like more information should see Kerry in the PE Dept.

Senior Boys Football:  There will be training after school today.  Please return consent forms.


All pupils:  Eco group starts again this lunchtime at 1.30 in the drama studio.  We will be going to the community garden to make bird feeders.  New members welcome!

Daily Bulletin – Thursday 4 May

Netball – Starting next Monday (8th May) and for all of May, there will just be one netball training session for all pupils and it will run from 4.00 – 5.30pm on a Monday.  This is for all S1-3 girls who normally attend.  If you are unable to stay until 5.30pm it’s ok for you to leave at 5pm as normal.  Normal sessions will resume after study leave.

Running – Running club is back on a Tuesday after school and new members are welcome at any time.  Please collect a consent form from PE.

Daily Bulletin – Friday 21 April

S5: All S5 pupils must attend a meeting today in the double PSE rooms at 10.40am.  Please be prompt!

Prefects: Can all prefects please attend a final meeting today in the double PSE room at 1.40pm.  Attendance is essential for all prefects and senior prefects.

Netball:  There is no training on Monday, due to the matches against Meldrum for the S1s and S4-6s.  The S1s and S4-6s who are playing in these games should meet at the hall as normal.

Daily Bulletin – Friday 13 January

Missing: a black & grey pen drive has gone missing.  If found please return to Reception.  Thank-you.

Exams and Displacements – Pupil are reminded that exams start on Monday and for the next 2 weeks pupils must listen carefully to bulletin announcements, check plasma screen for displacements and be aware of notices indicating rooms where exams are taking place. Pupils must be quiet moving to and from classes and should be aware that exams are also often taking place during breaks and lunchtime and therefore exam areas must be avoided at social times.

Netball: Girls who are playing in the S2 Netball match against Braidhurst on Monday 16th January should bring a packed lunch with them and leave class at 12.50pm to eat their lunch.  They must be changed into their kit and in the Hall for warm up at 1.15pm.

Career Interviews Monday 16th January- Please check paper bulletin for appointment times.