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Exams for 28 May – Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies Higher Question Paper 9.00 – 11.15 Hall***NAT5 Question Paper 9.00 – 11.20 Hall***Practical Woodworking NAT5 Question Paper 13.45 – 14.45 Hall***Please note, our exam times may be slightly different to those on the SQA website. This is to allow us flexibility to work around our school day and bus times. Always refer to your individualised timetable and not the SQA times.***


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The change of timetable is on track for MONDAY 28 MAY, for all pupils in S1, S2 and S3 moving on to the new S2, S3 and S4 for 2018-19. The new S5 and S6 will only change timetable when they return from study leave on Tuesday 5 JUNE 2018. Therefore, the new S4 will be in Senior Phase for one week before the S5 and S6 pupils join the class.
OPITO are running the Industry Awareness event in Aberdeen on the 26th – 28th June 2018 which aims to provide senior school pupils from across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray with an inside look into the world of energy.

We are looking for pupils to sign up to be part of the event.
Pupils will have the chance to:
• Find out first-hand about the range of careers and opportunities available within the energy sector by engaging directly with industry professionals from a variety of backgrounds and experience
• Have engaging learning opportunities – find out more about the innovative industry and how as an industry we are continuing to discover new ways to operate
• Interact and networking with industry professionals, find out directly about the range of roles available and the various routes to employment including apprenticeships.

Pupils must be 16+ and complete an application form here.
After School Mountain Biking Club for S1-S6 pupils starting Monday 14th May until Monday 2nd July from 3:30pm – 5:00pm. Places are limited and will be given on a first come first serve basis.
To book a place, please see Iain McKay, Active Schools Coordinator, in the PE Department to collect a consent form.

This year we are aiming to re-create Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ Video. We are looking for pupil volunteers, boys or girls, from any year, who are willing to take part. The video can be found here – Each scene is numbered so pupils will simply have to pick the scene number(s) they want to do. There are 118 scenes so there is plenty of choice for everyone. Most scenes are just a few seconds long so nothing too taxing. Last year’s re-make of Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ was a great success, hopefully this year it will be even better.
Technician Mr Shorrocks will shoot the video and this can be done at teachers and pupils convenience. This should be done outwith class time if possible but you must get your teacher’s permission to partake if during class time.
If you want to take part, please liaise with your teacher or see Mr Shorrocks who can be found in the Reprographics base or in Technical.

Important information regarding study leave and exams –

Head Teacher’s Welcome

Welcome to the Turriff Academy website. One of our senior leadership classes is currently working on revising and improving the website and keeping it up to date with our successes and achievements as well as informing pupils, parents and the wider community about key dates and events.

Turriff Academy is a community which fosters Respect, Ambition and Achievement for all. Turriff Academy has a long history of upholding the values of honesty, hard work, fairness and ambition and it has a strong reputation as a school where pupils feel safe, secure, supported and included.

I am impressed by how Respect, Ambition and Achievement are promoted throughout the school.

We aim to develop our young people to be the best they can be in everything they do to enable them to make a positive contribution to the local, national and global community. We aim to ensure that all our pupils secure and sustain a positive destination beyond school.

We have an exciting year ahead and are looking forward to working with our partners in the community in developing our young people.

I hope that you find the information provided useful and that it gives you a flavour of the ethos and aims of Turriff Academy.

Ms Lee Menzies

Head Teacher
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