Category: Achievement

They’re a clever, talented bunch of kids at Breadalbane. When we hear about one of them winning an award, beating a personal best or just being an all-round good egg, we post the news here.

October 2022 agenda

Breadalbane Academy Parent Council Meeting

Wednesday 26 October

6:30pm – 8:30pm


The meeting will take place in the school. 

We’ll also provide online access for those who want it, using the Microsoft Teams platform. Please enter the URL below into your browser:

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  1. Welcome, introductions & apologies
  2. Matters arising from the September 2022 meeting
  3. Approve the minutes of the September 2022 meeting
  4. Headteacher’s report
  5. Funding for CERN trip
  6. Proposed operating manual and amends to the constitution
  7. Update from the anti-bullying group
  8. Update on therapy dog access to school
  9. Promotion of participation in sports and sporting events
  10. Update on BAPC discussions about a more frequent school newsletter
  11. Parent concerns about vaping on campus
  12. Time & date of next meeting (6:30pm, Tuesday 29 November)

Parent Council incredibly proud of Our Head boy and Head girl

Breadalbane Academy Parent Council are incredibly proud of our head boy and head girl (pictured here with MSP and Minister for Education and Skills at Tuesday nights meeting). They represented the pupil body so eloquently and brilliantly and filled the room with pride for the young people who attend Breadalbane Academy. A credit to their families and to our school

NEWS from the Science Department

‘Space Education Quality Mark’ at bronze level.

Wonderful acknowledgement of the hard work by teachers and students in Primary and Senior and clubs including the High Altitude Balloon Club and Science Club.

As Physics teacher Mr Blair said it is the “start of a journey towards excellence in this area.”

James Mcdonald wins advanced-saxophone first prize

James Mcdonald

James Mcdonald won first prize in the advanced saxophone category.

Congratulations to S5 Breadalbane Academy pupil James Mcdonald for coming first in the category ‘advanced saxophone’, at the Perform in Perth music festival. Sixteen-year-old James, who has been learning the instrument since he has in P6, beat two other young saxophonists to come away with the prize.

When asked for a quote, modest James said he just wanted to thank Mrs Waterston, an inspirational teacher. “I’m amazingly pleased”, he added.

Well done too, to James’s brother, S2 pupil Alastair Macdonald, who won second prize in the category ‘transitional clarinet’. And good luck to the Breadalbane Academy wind band who are competing in the festival on Friday March 13. We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed.

We’re trying to get details of the other winners, so watch this space.

Don’t miss the school achievement awards

Throughout March Breadalbane Academy is holding its annual school achievements awards. At these events, pupils are recognised for their achievements as members of the school community. All parents and carers are welcome. No need to book, just turn up on the day.

Each school house has its own award ceremony. Dates are:

  • Farragon: Tuesday 3rd March, 10.50-11.20.
  • Lawers: Thursday 5th March, 10.50-11.20.
  • Mhor: Tuesday 10th March, 10.50-11.20.
  • Schiehallion: Thursday 12th March, 10.50-11.20.

This is a great opportunity to show the pupils that their achievements as individuals matter and are recognised by the wider community, so please come along if you can.

And remember, to make sure you never miss important events in your child’s school life, regularly check the news section of the school website. You can find it here: