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School Librarian Northfield Academy

S3 Outward Bound Leadership Project

A group of S3 pupils were involved in an Outward Bound Leadership Programme. The pupils decided that they would like to run a project based around Primary 7s and transition.  Pupils from our ASG schools visited for an afternoon to take part in team building exercises so they would bond with different pupils from different schools and feel more comfortable when coming up to the Academy. Here is a video of the project.



Farewell to Mr Hendry

Today we say goodbye to Headteacher Mr Hendry after 4 1/2 years at Northfield Academy. As a surprise we asked staff and pupils across the school to describe Mr Hendry in one word. The film below shows what the school community thought. We now invite the wider Northfield community of parents , friends and partners to think of their word for Mr Hendry and to share it with us.


Thank you Mr Hendry


Whole School Extra Curricular Timetable

The latest whole school extra-curricular club timetable is now available below.



New Clubs

S1-6 Volleyball club Monday lunch time

S1-6 Lego Club Monday lunch time (Starting 20 Feb)

S1-3 Gymnastics club Monday after school

S1-6 Trampolining Skills Development Wednesday after school

S1-2  Table Tennis Thursday lunch time

S1-6 Parkour Drop in Friday lunch time


Change of time/place

S1-6 Henna club now in N26

Reading Café is now on a Monday after school (instead of Tuesday).


Aberdeen Treasure Hub Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day – Aberdeen Treasure Hub Museum Centre

Saturday 19 November 2016, 10am-2pm
Granitehill Road, Aberdeen AB16 7AX

Admission Free

Join us as we open the doors to Aberdeen Treasure Hub,
Northfield’s newest building and the city’s state-of-the-art
museum collection centre.
Free family fun activities will include games, arts and crafts, and
face painting. Meet the Treasure Hub team and see artworks and
objects from the amazing collections cared for by Aberdeen Art
Gallery and Museums on behalf of the people of Aberdeen.
Refreshments will be served.


Northfield Total Place Parents Support Project


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The parent support project aims to encourage and assist parents and their children to experience the formal educational system positively, to promote personal and social development, and to increase training skills and confidence in order to enhance the ability to relate effectively to school and other professionals as required.

The project can offer one – to – one support and can home visit if necessary. They can accompany parents to meetings regarding their children’s education and create links with existing organisations so their services are accessible to parents and their children.


For further information, contact Northfield Total Place Parents Support Project

(01224) 487813

From the Archives

This week we are looking to find out more about this photograph.

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It looks to have been taken in the science department but we have no information on when or indeed why  it was taken? Can you fill in the blanks? Do you recognise anyone in the photograph?


From the Archives – Town Top Times 1961

This week we have delved into an early edition of our school magazine – Town Top Times. In 1961 first year pupil Colin MacRonald wrote a poem about his school.

Our School

The can speak about the “Gordons”,

An’ the Grammar School sae braw,

Torry, Powis, Ruthrieston,

An’ Cumming Park an a’

But gie tae me the braw new school,

Built wi’ sic a fine design,

The bonny school up on the hill

NORTHFIELD  – school o’ mine


Now, there’s some fine schools aroon’ the Don,

An’ some aroon the Dee,

But I’m sure there’s no’ anither school,

Wi’ sic a-mer-it-ee

As we enjoy at NORTHFIELD,

The best school o’ them a’

There’s time for work an’ time for play,

An’ time to kick a ba’.


So, they can speak about the “Gordons”,

An’ the Grammar School sae braw,

Torris, Powis, Ruthrieston,

An’ Cummings Park an a’

But gie tae me the good old school,

Where we a’ got on sae fine,

In future, I’ll be proud to boast,



Colin MacRonald

Town Top Times (Northfield School Magazine) No 4 May 1961

From the Archives – SVS Trip 1989

This week we go back to June 1989 when the S3 Social and Vocational Skills class went on a 5 day camp to the Combruith Scottish Crusader Centre in Comrie.

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The itinerary listed trips to Caithness Glass, Lochearnhead, a safari park visit and Loch Tay.  Evening entertainment included several discos, a beetle drive and bingo sessions.

A note on the photograph suggests that this was the very first SVS residential stay trip.

The pupils in this photograph will now all be around 40/41 years of age.  Do you recognise anyone?