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Our website is updated daily and aims to keep pupils, parents, carers and the wider community informed about the life, work and successes of Banff Academy.

To help improve our communication we have also recently launched our Facebook and Twitter accounts – please follow us!

We are always looking at ways of improving and should you have any suggestions of how we could improve please let us know.

If you wish to visit the school or have any queries or questions then please contact the school and we will be very pleased to help you.

 Mr Andrew Ritchie, Rector

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Well done to Deveron Swimmers Jessica and Ryan who were competing at Loch Earn

The day started off calm and quite warm but half way into the swim it got quite choppy but they both kept going and remained strong throughout. Jessica got Bronze and finished in 1hour 48 and Ryan silver in 1hour 33 and both finished with no ill effects. Thanks to Janet and Jessica for being chauffeur and great laughs throughout the day.

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Three former Banff Academy pupils received their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards on the 3rd of July 2014 at the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh


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HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh chatted to Shannon Jeffrey, Anna Murray and Hannah Pert before the girls were presented their awards by celebrated artist Victoria Crowe. Molly Gordon also due to receive her award, was unable to attend due to other commitments. Huge congratulations to the girls who showed great spirit,tenacity and kept smiling on their way to achieving their Gold.

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SCHOOL OFFICE OPENING HOURS DURING THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS

Monday – Friday 9am-2pm

We are closed from 17 July to 25 July as we have no cover.

Open again 28 July 9am-2pm until the end of the holidays.

Ties are available in the office.

Any items for our Website/Facebook/Twitter can be Private Mailed via our Facebook page and will be updated asap. 

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Core Skills Through Football Course

Opportunity Enhancement is set to launch a Core Skills Through Football course in Macduff on August 11. Running in conjunction with Skills Development Scotland and North East Scotland College, the course is aimed at 16-24 year-olds who are unemployed or not in further education/training. A training allowance and travel expenses are available.

For more information phone: 01343 842776 or E-mail: opportunityenhancement@outlook.com

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On our way home! Just off ferry at Hull and have started our long drive north.

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Annual Biology Seashore Investigation – Life on Earth

100_2655On 19th & 20th June, as part of their investigations into ‘Life on Earth’, eighty eight National 4 & 5 Biology pupils from Banff Academy went on a field trip to Banff Links. Click photo for full story and photos.

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REMINDER – SCHOOL UNIFORM

School uniform is only available directly from:
http://www.schoolwearscotland.com/secondary-school-uniform-banff-academy-c-1_242.html
Paper order forms are available from our Office but these are sent by parents directly to the company.

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Today we’d like to say ‘Bon Voyage’ and ‘Good luck’ to several of our pupils who are away overseas (and over the Forth!).  We wish everyone all the best and have a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

 Finley Duncan, 4 Crovie – who is heading off to Canada to compete in Scotdance Canada week in Vancouver.  Finley is competing against some of the best highland dancers in the world.

Leoni Page – who is performing at Edinburgh Festival in August at two concerts:  the big Kaddish concert and Land of Counterpane.

Matthew James McKay – , who is going off to Ben Speer Stamp-Baxter School of Music, in Nashville for a two week intensive vocal and musical training course.  We are looking forward to reaping the benefits of this at our next School Show!

Stefan Watt and Ricky Taylor  - they are both going to Ryla Camp on Saturday 12 July for a week.

 WW1 Battlefields Trip – a group of pupils leave to go on this school excursion organised by Mrs Paterson of our History Department.  This promises to be an thoroughly memorable trip away.

 Apologies if we’ve missed anyone but these are the activities we know about (so far). 

Please feel free to get in touch if you know of any other activities.  Private Mail us through Facebook during the Holidays if you’ve any news to share (I’m not always in school to collect mail from there!).

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Miss Shearer, Mrs Hazlehurst and Mr Milne with some BxA pupils there to cheer Miss Shearer on as she goes through Huntly as part of the Queens Baton Relay today.

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Angela (Angie) Shearer MBE

10346307_10154348645050541_3442967571212995144_nBanff Academy are delighted and very proud to announce that Miss Angie Shearer, one of our PE Teachers,  has awarded the MBE today.  

Angie has very kindly sent us a photo so we are able to share her good news with everyone.

Angie works tirelessly for Cancer Research UK and other charities.  She leads the seniors of our Jasmine Charity Group every year and is a valuable member of staff who is always right in there taking part in school activities.  Very well deserved MBE.


 

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