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Portlethen’s new primary school opens its doors

Portlethen’s new primary school Hillside School, opened its doors to staff and pupils on Tuesday, brinign to an end a long wait for parents and children in the town who had been campaigning for a third primary school for several years.

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College lecturers vote to strike

College lecturers vote to strike

College lecturer members of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) – the country’s largest union for teachers and lecturers – have overwhelmingly backed strike action in a dispute over broken fair pay promises.

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Paul de Leeuw, Director of RGUs Oil and Gas Institute.

RGU launches new online learning portal for oil and gas industry

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has launched a new set of online short courses to help professional development and address skills needs within the oil and gas industry.

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Faubourg dAmiens Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery

Mackie pupils to attend WWI commemorative event in France

Two S3 history pupils from Mackie Academy in Stonehaven are set for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to France to observe the centenary of the Battle of Arras at Scotland’s national commemorations.

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Left to right- Dave Ramsay, MEP Ian Duncan and Linda Johnstone pictured with the Alex Johnstone Memorial Quaich.

Memorial Trophy for ALex Johnstone MSP

A trophy dedicated to the memory of the late Alex Johnstone MSP, sponsored by The English – Speaking Union, Scotland, and Mearns Heritage Services, was presented last week to his wife Linda.

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Mackie pupils performed to a crowd of 1,700 at the Rock Challenge event on Saturday.

2nd place for Mackie in Rock Challenge

Mackie Academy came second in the Aberdeenshire qualifying rounds of the 2017 Rock Challenge.

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Johnshaven Primary School pupils Nathan Watson and Aiden Wardrop pictured with  the school's language teacher Frida Mittmann who teaches French and Spanish.

Johnshaven youngsters win in multilingual poetry competition

Two Johnshaven Primary School pupils were named as winners of their category after entering a multi-lingual poetry competition.

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The new Hillside School in Portlethen.

Opening of new Portlethen school delayed

The opening of a new primary school which was scheduled to open in Portlethen at the end of this month has been delayed.

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Dunnottar Primary School

Illegal parking ‘putting children at risk’

Worried parents from Dunnottar Primary have said that drivers parking illegally outside the school are putting their children at risk.

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Aberdeenshire pupils are preparing to take part in this weekend's schools' championships.

Aberdeenshire pipers pitch up for schools’ championships

Pupils from Aberdeenshire will be pitching their musical skills against youngsters from across Scotland when they compete in world’s largest schools piping and drumming competition.

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The information evening will be held at the University of Aberdeen

Information evening to be held for aspiring Secondary teachers

An information evening will take place this week for anyone interested in becoming a secondary school teacher in Aberdeenshire.

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Call for more young people to pursue apprenticeships

Call for more young people to pursue apprenticeships

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Scotland is urging young people and parents to consider an apprenticeship as a way to work, learn, and earn on the way to gaining high-performing and highly qualified jobs.

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Ian Hughes, CITB Scotlands strategic partnerships director

Construction apprentice numbers reach six year high

Recruitment of Scottish construction apprentices has grown every year since 2011, new figures from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) reveal.

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The Barefoot Computing Project was launched by John Swinney.

Aberdeenshire pupils benefit from computing project

Around 7,300 Aberdeenshire schoolchildren have benefited from a pioneering education programme to boost youngsters’ computing skills.

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Stonehaven primary school marks 40th birthday

Stonehaven primary school marks 40th birthday

Stonehaven’s Mill o’ Forest Primary School celebrated its 40th birthday at the beginning of this month with a special assembley and 70s ‘museum’ to mark the occasion.

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Could students be ‘climbing the walls’ at Mearns Academy?

Mearns Conservative Councillor George Carr has written to Aberdeenshire Council Officers requesting that consideration is given to installing a climbing wall at Mearns Academy.

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Craig Stephen, Adam Whyte and Aimee McPherson presenting Jean Malcolm, Area Volunteer Organiser, and Lorna Dunbar, Support Officer, with the donation

Mearns pupils win £3k for charity

Four Mearns Academy students have won £3,000 for a charity which offers tea, cake and company to older people in the local area at risk of social isolation.
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Aberdeenshire currently has 43 vacancies for teachers across the region.

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.

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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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Sustainable fishing lessons in Stoney

Sustainable fishing lessons in Stoney

Fish and chip expert, Calum Richardson, and Scotland’s best-loved skipper, Jimmy Buchan, have gone back to school to teach the next generation about Scottish seafood, sustainability and environmentally friendly practice.

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