Daily Bulletin – Thursday 26 September

Pipeband Members: There will be a kilt fitting in the Conference Room Periods 1 and 2 today.  Please check the Music Noticeboard for your fitting time.

Belgium Music Tour.  All passports, EHIC and pocket money should now be handed in.  If this is not the case, please ensure that everything is handed to Mr Trueman by Friday lunchtime.  All are reminded that attendance at the Friday meeting at 1.45pm is compulsory.

Daily Bulletin – Tuesday 20 June

Pipe Band:  Could all Pipe Band members please ensure that you have your instruments with you tomorrow for the Awards Ceremony and be dressed in full school uniform.  Report to the Music Research area after registering with your Period 1 teacher.

Concert Band:  Could all members of the Concert Band please remember to bring your instruments with you on Wednesday and not Thursday for the Awards Ceremony.

The Musical Theatre Group will not meet this week.

Lockers:  With the end of term nearly with us, all pupil lockers must be emptied and left clean by the end of Lunchtime, this Friday.  Please reset your locker to a random code and leave your locker empty and locked.  Your assistance with this will make it quicker and easier to service the lockers ready for next session.  If your locker is not left clean and empty by this time, you may lose the option of having a locker next session.  Lockers will be available again from the start of next term to those completing a locker request form.

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh:  A reminder to pupils  that they must hand in their consent forms as soon as possible or they will not be allowed to come on the Bronze expedition after the summer.  If you have lost your form come to C1-34 today or tomorrow for a new one.

All pupils: Alford Academy is holding a Race for Life Walk to raise money for Cancer Research, on Wednesday 28 June 2017 between the end of morning break and the start of lunchtime. The route for the walk is approximately 5K/3 miles through the campus grounds and the adjacent playing fields so all pupils must wear suitable footwear for walking.  In the event of bad weather, the event will be rescheduled to Friday 30 June.  Donations for Cancer Research UK will be collected on the day of the event – the minimum recommended donation is £1.  Every penny donated helps to fight cancer.

Daily Bulletin – Wednesday 16 November

Career Interviews Wednesday 16th November – please check paper bulletin for appointment times.

S4/S5/S6:  Are you considering applying for an apprenticeship in mechanical or electrical engineering with Opito?  If you are there will be a presentation from OPITO on the 24th November 2016 Period 5, in PSE room D0-67. All pupils wishing to attend must sign up.

Pipe Band: Could all pipe band members and/or pupils of Ian Dallas and Scott Niven, please look at the Music Noticeboard for information about practise/lesson times for this week.

Daily Bulletin – Thursday 16 June

Scotland Vs Iceland Trip: Could all those who attended the Scotland Vs Iceland football trip a couple of weeks ago please attend a short meeting at 1.45pm on Friday in the Games Hall. Due to the large numbers who attended this trip, we are able to give everyone £10 back. You must come along to this short meeting to collect this.

P7 Pupils: If any of you play bagpipes or drums you are invited to take your instruments in on Thursday lunchtime and have a go at playing with the school pipe band.

Pipe band: All pupils please remember to take all instruments in with them on Thursday and to attend the P7 taster session at lunchtime.

Dee and Don Ceilidh Collective:  World class musicians Paul Anderson and Shona Donaldson will be giving a presentation in A1-08 at 1.30pm this Friday to promote music workshops that will take place next weekend in Glenbuchat Hall.  These workshops are open to all pupils and will be of particular interest to singers and songwriters, fiddle players, guitarists, pipers, flautists and whistle players.  This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from the very best traditional musicians and could be a life changing experience for performers of all standards and abilities.  Please see Mr Trueman asap if you can come to the presentation on Friday.  Further information is on the music noticeboard.

Work to be collected from Technical Dept:  Can Mr Sande’s previous S3 class collect their finished bird tables  this afternoon please.

Can Mr Duffy’s previous S2-S6 practical classes please collect all projects and folio paperwork by Friday 17th June.

S4-6 Graphic Communication. Can pupils collect all work other than final folio by Friday 17th June.

Can Miss Woolley’s previous S2, N5 and Higher D&M Class please collect their folio and practical work before Friday 17th of June.

S3 Graphic Communication folio work is to be collected by 17th of June.

Fringe Festival: Please could any outstanding Fringe Festival slips be returned to Mrs McQuaker in the Drama Studio at break time on Friday.

We are unable to book tickets until all forms have been returned and shows are already selling out.

Daily Bulletin – Wednesday 15 June

Career Interviews – Please check paper bulletin for list of names and times to attend interviews. The Careers Room is in the Medical Suite.  Please make every effort to attend. If for any reason you are unable to attend please let me know and another appointment can be arranged.

Student Council:  There will be a Student Council meeting today (15 June) at 13.30 in Mr Findlay’s PSE room.

Mock Trial:  Any S4-S6 pupils interested in taking part in this year’s Aberdeenshire Schools Mock Trial Competition (to be held Saturday 10th September) should attend a brief information session at 10.20am today in room D0-63.  Or see Mrs Williams for more information.  Thank you.

New library signing-in procedures for senior pupils:  Senior pupils who study in the library are now required to sign-in.  If you study in the library just come to the issue desk and library staff will talk you through this easy process.  Thank you.

Scotland Vs Iceland Trip: Could all those who attended the Scotland Vs Iceland football trip a couple of weeks ago please attend a short meeting at 1.45pm on Friday in the Games Hall. Due to the large numbers who attended this trip, we are able to give everyone £10 back. You must come along to this short meeting to collect this.

P7 Pupils: If any of you play bagpipes or drums you are invited to take your instruments in on Thursday lunchtime and have a go at playing with the school pipe band.

Pipe band: All pupils please remember to take all instruments in with them on Thursday and to attend the P7 taster session at lunchtime.