Moves to tackle Aberdeenshire’s teacher recruitment problem

A recruitment drive to address the shortfall of teachers in Aberdeenshire is continuing, the area’s councillors have heard.

Parents and children enjoyed a speicial Future Me launch event, attended by childrens author Simon Puttock, in Glasgows Riverside Museum.

‘Future Me’ campaign launched

A new ‘Future Me’ campaign has been launched across Scotland as part of the early years initiative ‘Read, Write, Count’ for young children.

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spent a session learning to identify common birds. Pic: RSPB Images.

Local schools connect with nature

Pupils from 17 schools across Aberdeen City and Shire are closer to nature thanks to a partnership between the RSPB and Aldi and even more schools and nurseries are being encouraged to get involved in 2017.

The new Midmill School in Kintore opened to pupils in November last year

School to get Royal opening

The new Midmill School in Kintore will be officially opened by a very special guest in March.

Young musicians are being invited to go along to a meeting to form the Aberdeenshire pipe band.

Call for young pipers to join Schools Pipe Band

Young pipers and drummers from the whole of Aberdeenshire are being encouraged to come forward to join a new pipe band.

Ellon Learning Centre

New classes for 2017 at Learning Centre

North East Scotland College offering a range of inspiring and informative day-time and evening classes this year at its Ellon Learning Centre.

Undergraduate application deadline is looming

Undergraduate application deadline is looming

Students planning to start an undergraduate course at university or college this autumn have until 6pm on Sunday, January 15, to submit their UCAS application.

St Andrews School is set to move to the new Inverurie Community Campus

School relocation consultation opens

A statutory consultation on the relocation of St Andrew’s School to the new Inverurie Community Campus has opened.

Learn how to make the best use of your gadgets at Kintore Library

Pupils to offer tech help

Kintore Primary in conjunction with Kintore Library would like to offer some friendly help to folk who would like to know a little more about laptops or tablets.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Have your say on schools

There is one week left for people across Scotland to have their say on how schools should be run, with the Scottish Government’s governance review consultation due to close on January 6, 2017.

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Some of the youngsters at Homebase

Santa letter surprise for Nursery youngsters

Children from Port Elphinstone School Nursery made a special visit to Homebase Inverurie on Friday, December 9.

St Andrews School

Consultation on relocation of school gets go-ahead

Councillors on Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Learning & Leisure Committee have agreed that a statutory consultation on the relocation of St Andrew’s School will begin next month.

Meldrum Academy pupils with their food donations

Pupils do their bit to help those in need

Pupils at Meldrum Academy have donated a large number of food boxes to Inverurie food bank.

Bird tables for Dementia

Bird tables for Dementia

The Inverurie Scouts have presented bird tables to Bennachie View care home as part of the ‘A Million Hands’ project.

Strathburn Primary School pupils with Morrisons Community Champion, Amber Dines, and the new tree

Tree donation for school

Morrisons Inverurie has donated a British apple tree to Strathburn Primary school for them to plant and grow their own apples.

Dr Konstantina Martzoukou and Professor Simon Burnett

Research to help integrate Syrian refugees in Scotland

Researchers at the School of Creative and Cultural Business at Robert Gordon University (RGU) have been awarded funding to help integrate Syrian refugees in Scotland.

Leith Robertson, Jack Hendry, Archie Peebles and Sandy Cooper with Max,Reece, Craig and the new bench

Bench presentation for Meldrum pupils

Inverurie Men’s Shed have presented a Friendship Bench to Meldrum Academy as a thank you for recent donations.

The mess left by vandals

Vandals wreck school’s greenhouse ... yet again

Pupils and staff at Kintore School have voiced their anger and frustration following continuing vandalism of their greenhouse.

All of the young musicians were delighted to have the opportunity to perform with the band

Band visits young musicians

The Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland visited Meldrum Academy last week to spend the day with young musicians.

Pupils from across Aberdeenshire have taken part in the Young Enterprise Grampian programme

Public showcase for young entrepreneurs

Inverurie Academy pupils will be selling their wares at Christmas Fayres in November and December as part of the Young Enterprise Grampian programme.

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