The agenda for the Parent Council meeting on Thursday March 3rd at 7:00pm in the school library is now available here.
All parent council meetings are open to all parents/carers of pupils at Banchory Academy - please do come along if you'd like to find out more.
The Scottish Government is updating the National Approach to Anti-Bullying for Scotland's Children and Young People.
They have put out this short online questionnaire to gather the views of parents on anti-bullying.
A belated Happy New Year and a quick update from the Parent Council.
- Meetings - Our scheduled January 7th meeting was cancelled because of the adverse weather and early closure of the school. The next meeting will be the scheduled meeting on February 4th at 7pm in the school library. Please contact us with any agenda items. If you already raised something for the January agenda it will be carried forward to the February meeting. All parents/carers are very welcome at the meeting.
- Homework Survey - If you haven't already done so, please find a few minutes to complete the online Banchory Academy Parent Survey on Homework - link to it from the main school website www.banchoryacademy.co.uk. There is also a pupil version, so everyone can have their say. S1-S3 take (or have taken) the pupil survey in school; S4-S6 should take it at home.
- NPFS careers leaflet - The National Parent Forum of Scotland website is always a useful source of information for parents about education. Hard copies of their latest leaflet, Career Education: A World of Possibilities, will be distributed to all pupils via the school.
KPMG are one of the ‘big 4’ financial services companies in the world and are coming in to school on Friday 18th December from 1pm to 2pm to talk about two direct entry (from school) programmes that they run. This involves working, training and gaining a University Degree whilst being supported by KPMG.
This talk may be of interest to anybody interested in a career in the financial industry that may include accountancy or wider aspects of financial services including investments, insurance, pensions and banking.
Interested pupils should sign up for the talk at the School Office.
(For general information on career paths at KPMG, see also https://www.kpmgcareers.co.uk/) .