First Day of Term
All new pupils should have received a letter regarding the instructions for the first day of term, if you have not please contact Miss Neal, Director of Admissions, Marketing and Development as soon as possible.
The new term will commence on Monday 22 August 2011.
All Upper 1 pupils should arrive by 8.30am and enter through the front door of no 21 Queen’s Road, prefects and staff will be waiting to meet all pupils.
All new Upper 2-4 pupils should arrive by 8.40am and enter through no 17 where they will be met and taken to their form classes.
All Lower 2-7 pupils should arrive by 8.40am and enter through the iron gates at the top of Forest Avenue where Mrs Thomson and class teachers will be waiting to welcome them.
All Lower 1 pupils should arrive by 9.15am and enter through the iron gates at the top of Forest Avenue where Mrs Thomson and the Lower 1 class teachers will be waiting to welcome them.
All parents are strongly advised to park away from the school and walk to the school gates if necessary.
Hockey and Football Camps
There are limited places still available for pupils to take part in the football and hockey training camps taking place at the Milltimber playing fields week beginning 8-12 August from 9-1pm.
Football- Lower 1 – Upper 3 boys
Hockey-Lower 4-Upper 3 girls
If any pupil is interested please contact Mrs Crawford on email@example.com
Albyn Pupil Wins 1st Place In Playing and Learning Art Competition
Max Mason, a pre-school pupil at Albyn School has won 1st Prize for Aberdeen City in the Playing and Learning outdoors, art competition. His prize was a gift voucher for £15 from the early learning centre and has received a certificate.
The judges at the School of Education at Aberdeen University had a difficult decision to make.
Well done Max!
Best In Show
We were delighted to learn of the success of one of our Upper 3 students, Jill Russell, who has been representing Scotland at a junior level at Crufts.
This achievement is especially notable as Jill has overcome considerable adversity in her journey to competition after her most experienced dog Sweet as Candy was tragically killed in a road accident. Together, Jill and Sweet as Candy competed against more senior teams to be ranked as top dog and handler in their section in 2010; successes which found recognition in the Agility Eye magazine.
However through her diligence and perseverance, Jill recovered from this setback and went on to compete with her substitute dog. Jill and her new team performed exceptionally well to achieve 5th place.
We are certain Jill’s dedication to training will see her achieve many more successes of this kind in the future.
The Aberdeen Society of Architects Design Awards
Archial Architects, the firm chosen to design the Albyn School Redevelopment project have received a ‘Commendation’ from the Aberdeen Society of Architects in the ‘Health, Education & Leisure’ category for the Albyn Lower School, Aberdeen at the Society’s inaugural design awards ceremony.
Archial, have been involved with the school for a number of years, Mr Graham Martin an associate director at Archial, has led the design of the Lower School and the Redevelopment Project currently underway. In addition to the creation of laboratories for Biology, Chemistry, and Physics with Technology, the project will enable the School to renovate its library, re-model some of its Victorian buildings, construct a new nursery which will allow the nursery classes to be housed on one site, and build a new classroom block to enable the school to offer a wider range of subjects to its pupils.
John Lewis Schoolwear Service
Your school specific uniform is now available to order solely online. Shop schoolwear at your convenience at johnlewis.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In store one of our selling Partners will assist you in placing an order on-line. We will have sample sizes available for your child to try on to ensure you achieve the best fit.
General schoolwear items remain available on-line or in store.
A ‘Click & Collect’ service enables you to place an on-line order (before 7pm) and collect your purchase from any John Lewis store free of charge after 2pm the following day.
Alternatively, your order can be dispatched to your address within 5 working days. Orders of £30 or more will be free of charge, for orders under £30 or a named day delivery, there is a charge.
If you do not have debit/credit card or an email address, which you will need to make an independent online order, please visit one of our stores where our selling Partners will assist you place an order without these items.
We trust you will be happy with your purchase but in the event that you need to return any item, returns are processed free of charge through any John Lewis store or through johnlewis.com via Royal Mail.
If you have any further questions regarding ordering your uniform through johnlewis.com, please speak to a Partner at your local branch who will be happy to assist you.
Revised Session Dates
We are re-issuing our term dates for the session 2011-2012 to accommodate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The change will also serve to bring Albyn School in line with the calendar dates of some other local independent schools:
There are two key changes:
(a) The Summer Term will begin on Monday 16 April 2012 and not Tuesday 17 April 2012 as previously advertised
(b) The Queen’s Jubilee Holiday will be on Tuesday 5 June 2012 when the School will be closed.
The revised session dates list can be found under the information tab and secured Lower and Upper School areas.