The Student Council reviewed your ideas from the Big Ideas posters. One of the key points was the availability of more clubs. Please fill out the form below with your suggestions so that we can gauge interest.
New Clubs Survey
My World of Work Ambassadors: An exciting opportunity is available for pupils (S1-6) to take part in a leadership role in the school. My world of work is a programme from Skills Development Scotland (SDS) aimed at helping young people think about future pathways and careers.
We are looking for enthusiastic young people to become MWOW ambassadors to the school who will be trained to work with SDS and promote MWOW to other pupils/ parents and carers.
If you are interested in becoming a MWOW ambassador, please see Mr Cookson at 1:30pm on Monday 2nd March to find out more.
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.
Young Enterprise Masterclass: All pupils attending the Young Enterprise Masterclass on Thursday 12th September 2019 should individually register for it following the link on the Young Enterprise Grampian home page. Please do this as soon as possible. Assistance and computers are available in C1-31 on Tuesday lunchtime. After that, please come and see Mrs Forsyth if you require assistance.
Craigievar Prefects: Could you all please attend a short meeting in D0-68 today at break time. Thank you.
Pupil v Teacher charity football matches: Beat the Goalie on Friday lunchtime, kick off at 1.30pm. Bring donations. Pupil teams are on the notice board at PE.
Student Council: There will be a student council meeting on Wednesday lunchtime at 1.30pm in Mrs Taylor’s room. All new members welcome.
Attention all members of Student Council: Full attendance required at the usual meeting on Wednesday lunchtime (1.30pm) in D1-48, plus please remember there will be an extra meeting on Thursday lunchtime, when interested P7 pupils are invited along to meet with Student Council and take part in a consultation activity.
Royal Highland Show: There will be a meeting for all pupils who have returned a consent form for this event on Thursday 15th June at 1.20pm in Room B1-17. All pupils must attend to receive important information.
All pupils: If you care about animals and the environment then come along to the Eco Group which meets at 1.30pm Friday lunchtimes in the drama studio. In the group we organise events and sell arts and crafts to raise money for environmental causes.
For the attention of all student council members: Please note that this Wednesday’s Student Council meeting (29th March) will take place in Community Room 1 in the Community Wing, instead of D1-48. All student council members must attend this meeting, where we’ll be joined by some members of the Parent Council. You’re welcome to bring your lunch, but please come along to Community Room 1 as soon as possible, and by 1.30 at the latest.
Alford Academy Robotics Club: Could all members taking part in the Digital Inventors challenge please attend a lunchtime meeting on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to finish the submission of the project.
Student Council: All Student Council members please attend the meeting on Wed 1st Feb at 1.30pm in D148 in fullschool uniform and badges should be worn. We are taking a photo for the noticeboard and would like everybody to be present.
S5 pupils – Interested in a career in Medicine? Medicine & Medical Sciences Conference. Polwarth Auditorium, Foresterhill Health Campus, Aberdeen. The University of Aberdeen would like to invite your S5 pupils interested in studying Medicine or Medical Sciences to the above conference on Thursday 23rd March 2017. Timings of the event will be confirmed shortly but we expect the event to run from 10am-3.30pm. Please see your guidance teacher for more information.
Duke of Edinburgh – NEW BRONZE GROUP: The third afterschool session will be held on Thursday 10th November in D0-69 starting at 3pm and finishing by 4.30pm. This session is for participants only, if you do not know if you have a place please speak to Miss Shepherd (C1-34) prior to the meeting.
Student Council: There will be a meeting today at 1.30pm sharp in Mr Findlay’s PSE room (D-068). Could all members please attend and any new members would be welcome.
To all Skiers and Snowboarders: If you are an experienced skier or snowboarder and are interested in being part of a school ski & board team to take part in an upcoming competition at the Snow Factor in Glasgow, please see Miss Macfarlane by this Friday 11th November for more information. You need to be competent at skiing/snowboarding at speed on mixed terrain, linking turns and using a poma tow. You don’t need to have raced before.
Student Council: There will be a meeting on Wednesday 28th in Mr Findlay’s PSE room at 1.30pm. Please attend with your completed application.
Scripture Union – meets in A1-08 every Wednesday at 1.30pm. The group are filling Christmas shoeboxes to send to parts of Europe and Asia where people have little or nothing. If you want to know more about the Christmas Shoebox appeal or Scripture Union in general, come along on Wednesday.
Sponsored Walk 2016 – Information for Thursday
All S1-S5 Pupils: Register at Pupil Foyer from 08:15 am onwards, then once registered report to relevant bus room from 08:40 am.
S6 Pupils: Register with Miss McIver outside SLT offices from 08:15 am. Also please see info for S6s posted up on Miss McIver’s office window from today. Any queries see Miss McIver.
Walkers: At time of writing, weather forecast for Thursday is good and current plan is for walk to go ahead tomorrow.
It is important that pupils dress appropriately for the walk tomorrow. Wear layers and bring a warm top/hoodie and a waterproof jacket. Wear boots or trainers with thick soles. There are no toilets in the forest so be prepared. Remember to take snacks and something to drink or take money to buy food – there will be soup, stovies and sweets to buy on the walk (but your NEC card will not work so you need cash!). All pupils must check-in in the Pupil Entrance Foyer on return to school. Pupils remaining in school to the end of the day and pupils to be collected by parents will be allocated a classroom to wait in.
Non Walkers: If you have not handed in a consent form or a request for absence then it is assumed that you will be in school studying. You should have received a non-walker timetable and have gone round teachers to request work. If you have not completed that yet please see your teachers today and ask for work/study to be undertaken in school tomorrow. If you are taking part in the walk but have not yet handed in a consent form please see Miss McIver immediately.
Prefects and Senior Prefects: Meeting of all Prefects and Senior Prefects this Friday at lunchtime in the PSE Rooms. Lunch is provided and attendance is essential.
Student Council: There will be a Student Council meeting today in Mr Findlay’s PSE Room. All members must attend.
Aberdeen Sports Village Competition: A list of pupils who have been successful in gaining a place in one of the teams for the sports village has been posted on the notice board outside the PE Dept. Can all pupils and helpers please attend a meeting on Monday 12th Sept during lunchtime (1.30pm) to collect a Parents Letter and Consent form. If you can’t make the meeting due to another club or activity please see Mr Cruickshank ASAP.
Photo Competition: Congratulations to our winners of the Summer photo competition.
Thanks to everyone who entered. All photos will be on display in the library.
Digital Leaders: For those interested in becoming one, could you please attend a meeting on Friday at 1.30pm in C129 to find what you have to do. Seniors volunteering count this time towards a Saltire aware and the Digital Leader programme can help you earn your SQA leadership awards. If you have any questions or are interested come along.
Student Council: Reminder to all Student Council Members – application forms need to be handed in by this Friday 9th Sept to Mrs Milne. They can be found on the school blog or on the Alford Academy Facebook page.