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New Parent’s Reception

A reception for all new parents to Albyn School will be held on Tuesday 1st September 2009 at 7.30pm in the main hall. This is a good opportunity for new parents to meet the staff and other parents.

Summer Swimming Success

Hannah Grayson, an Upper III pupil at Albyn School has continued her swimming success during the summer holidays. During the summer Hannah entered the summer grand prix of 6 open water championships with distances ranging from 2k to 5k and completed 5 out of the 6 competition rounds. She has also won gold in her age group for every race she has entered.

Additionally, at the Scottish Championships held at Loch Ore in July, Hannah became the Scottish Junior Champion (age 13 -14) at both 5k distance and 2k. The last round of the grand prix is at Loch Ore on the 5th of September 2009.

She has now been selected to represent the North District at 2 international competitions being held this weekend in Holland and Belguim.

Good Luck Hannah!

 

Albyn Donation To a School In Cambodia

In July 2009 Mrs Patricia Findlay, the Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies teacher at Albyn School undertook an expedition to Cambodia where she presented a cheque to a local school. The charitable donation (including an Albyn teddy!) was from Albyn School to support a local school. The school will be using the money to buy plastic chairs for the Kindergarten class and the school computer will be repaired. Mrs Findlay was apart of a small group who was based in Phnom Penh and travelled around the city to hear about the literacy and language work; to Siam Reap to see the temples and floating villages and also the coast to visit the Doulos ship.

Mrs Findlay was involved in 3 practical projects concerning children and was also asked to take part in Sunday services. The group organised a programme for a school where children learn traditional dance and music to perform to others as part of their education. They learned Scottish dances and Auld Lang Syne and in groups met Irish, Scottish and English people to hear a little about their cultures and traditions and each received a signed postcard.

Mrs Findlay said: “I have gained a much wider experience of the Christian world as I hoped to do. It was good to meet local Christians who inspired us with their stories of how they helping others with language, Khmer, English, reading and writing their own; how they are helping kids – on the streets, on the dumps, in orphanages, how they are creating micro-enterprises to help their families and serve the tourists.”

First Day of Term

All new pupils to Albyn will not be required to bring their school books on the first day. Timetables will be distributed during form business. Upper III pupils will have Games on the first day. Pupils should bring their school bags, pencil cases, note paper and either a packed lunch or money for school dinners.

Please contact Miss Gemma Neal for any further queries 01224 322408

Albyn Announces Excellent Exam Results

Pupils at Albyn School in Aberdeen have continued the trend of strong academic results with pupils being awarded high grades in many subjects.

Fifth Year results were particularly impressive with a record 55% of all Highers being passed at A grade. The results included six pupils who attained A grades in five subjects and one pupil – Emily Powell – who gained an impressive six A grades. In the Sixth Year, the results of the Advanced Higher examinations were also good with 89% of all Advanced Higher papers being passed – 64% at A or B grade.

At Standard Grade, fourth year pupils achieved a 97% pass rate including 91% papers being passed at Credit Level. These results included seven girls who attained top grades in all subjects that they sat.

Dr Ian Long, the Albyn Headmaster said, “I am very pleased with these examination results. Pupils and staff at Albyn continue to work very hard and our Higher results were excellent – the best on record. I am delighted that so many of our leavers will get to their first choice universities.”

Notes: Albyn School is an independent co-educational day school for children aged 2-18 years. It has an excellent academic reputation, retaining its place at the forefront of Scottish education. It is regularly placed in the top ten of all Scottish schools in terms of academic results and has been growing in size as its senior school becomes co-educational. Approximately 95% of leavers go on to university, mostly in Scotland but also to other institutions in the UK including Oxford, Cambridge and overseas. The foundations of the School’s success lie in small class sizes, a friendly community atmosphere and high academic expectations. Extra-curricular activities are strongly encouraged with pupils being involved both locally and nationally with sports, musical activities, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Young Enterprise and the Literary and Debating Society are among the other prominent activities, while the value of recent expeditions to Borneo and the upcoming sports tour to Barbados also add to the life of the School.

New Parent’s Reception

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

A reception for all new parents to Albyn School will be held on Tuesday 1st September 2009 at 7.30pm in the main hall. This is a good opportunity for new parents to meet the staff and other parents.

Summer Swimming Success

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Hannah Grayson, an Upper III pupil at Albyn School has continued her swimming success during the summer holidays. During the summer Hannah entered the summer grand prix of 6 open water championships with distances ranging from 2k to 5k and completed 5 out of the 6 competition rounds. She has also won gold in her age group for every race she has entered.

Additionally, at the Scottish Championships held at Loch Ore in July, Hannah became the Scottish Junior Champion (age 13 -14) at both 5k distance and 2k. The last round of the grand prix is at Loch Ore on the 5th of September 2009.

She has now been selected to represent the North District at 2 international competitions being held this weekend in Holland and Belguim.

Good Luck Hannah!

 

Albyn Donation To a School In Cambodia

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

In July 2009 Mrs Patricia Findlay, the Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies teacher at Albyn School undertook an expedition to Cambodia where she presented a cheque to a local school. The charitable donation (including an Albyn teddy!) was from Albyn School to support a local school. The school will be using the money to buy plastic chairs for the Kindergarten class and the school computer will be repaired. Mrs Findlay was apart of a small group who was based in Phnom Penh and travelled around the city to hear about the literacy and language work; to Siam Reap to see the temples and floating villages and also the coast to visit the Doulos ship.

Mrs Findlay was involved in 3 practical projects concerning children and was also asked to take part in Sunday services. The group organised a programme for a school where children learn traditional dance and music to perform to others as part of their education. They learned Scottish dances and Auld Lang Syne and in groups met Irish, Scottish and English people to hear a little about their cultures and traditions and each received a signed postcard.

Mrs Findlay said: “I have gained a much wider experience of the Christian world as I hoped to do. It was good to meet local Christians who inspired us with their stories of how they helping others with language, Khmer, English, reading and writing their own; how they are helping kids – on the streets, on the dumps, in orphanages, how they are creating micro-enterprises to help their families and serve the tourists.”

First Day of Term

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

All new pupils to Albyn will not be required to bring their school books on the first day. Timetables will be distributed during form business. Upper III pupils will have Games on the first day. Pupils should bring their school bags, pencil cases, note paper and either a packed lunch or money for school dinners.

Please contact Miss Gemma Neal for any further queries 01224 322408

Albyn Announces Excellent Exam Results

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Pupils at Albyn School in Aberdeen have continued the trend of strong academic results with pupils being awarded high grades in many subjects.

Fifth Year results were particularly impressive with a record 55% of all Highers being passed at A grade. The results included six pupils who attained A grades in five subjects and one pupil – Emily Powell – who gained an impressive six A grades. In the Sixth Year, the results of the Advanced Higher examinations were also good with 89% of all Advanced Higher papers being passed – 64% at A or B grade.

At Standard Grade, fourth year pupils achieved a 97% pass rate including 91% papers being passed at Credit Level. These results included seven girls who attained top grades in all subjects that they sat.

Dr Ian Long, the Albyn Headmaster said, “I am very pleased with these examination results. Pupils and staff at Albyn continue to work very hard and our Higher results were excellent – the best on record. I am delighted that so many of our leavers will get to their first choice universities.”

Notes: Albyn School is an independent co-educational day school for children aged 2-18 years. It has an excellent academic reputation, retaining its place at the forefront of Scottish education. It is regularly placed in the top ten of all Scottish schools in terms of academic results and has been growing in size as its senior school becomes co-educational. Approximately 95% of leavers go on to university, mostly in Scotland but also to other institutions in the UK including Oxford, Cambridge and overseas. The foundations of the School’s success lie in small class sizes, a friendly community atmosphere and high academic expectations. Extra-curricular activities are strongly encouraged with pupils being involved both locally and nationally with sports, musical activities, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Young Enterprise and the Literary and Debating Society are among the other prominent activities, while the value of recent expeditions to Borneo and the upcoming sports tour to Barbados also add to the life of the School.

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