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  • Feb 24 / 2017
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Newsletter April 2017, School News

S3 Pupils _ Paisley 2021 UWS

A massive congratulations goes to the Park Mains pupils who attended the University of the West of Scotland’s Higher Expectation event on Thursday 16th February. Ten S3 pupils had the opportunity to experience University life as they worked in small groups on an interesting project. Pupils were to come up with an idea for the Paisley 2021 bid, for city of culture, and present it to expert judges. Not only did one of our groups reach the top five finalists with “Strongest Commercial Project”, they won the overall competition! They were awarded “Strongest Commercial Project” after presenting their idea to the eighteen other groups and judges. Well done to Kyle Burns, Callum Munro, Elise Roxburgh, Maya Little and Hannah Stirling for their winning idea!

 

Liberal Motive Revision

  • Feb 24 / 2017
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Rolls Royce, Inchinnan – Senior Pupil Visit

This week pupils had the privilege of visiting Rolls Royce in Inchinnan to learn a little about their engineering process and take a tour of the factory. Senior pupils enjoyed working in groups with Rolls Royce apprentices. Pupils competed to make the most working paper airplanes without any waste. After winning, and losing, millions of hypothetical pounds pupils were taken on an interesting and informative tour of the factory. Pupils learned a lot from the experts and many have been inspired to apply for a Modern Apprenticeship in engineering.

Thanks to Miss Mortimer, Project Leader Employability for organising this fantastic visit.

  • Feb 22 / 2017
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Newsletter April 2017, School News

Speaking Competition – Well Done Jay and Callum

Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service Speaking Competition

Congratulations to S2 pupils, Callum Friel and Jay Taylor for entering and winning the Renfrewshire heat of the Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service Speaking Competition. This competition is open to all S2 and S3 pupils in Scotland and challenges them to speak about a variety of topics in front of an audience and judges. Callum and Jay prepared and delivered speeches on the topic: ‘Social media is the enemy of equality’. In their feedback they were praised for the high standard of their presentations and the confidence with which they spoke.

The boys will now progress to the North Strathclyde Sheriffdom Semi-final, competing against the winning teams from the Inverclyde Heat and the winning team from the West Dumbartonshire Heat. This will be held at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Thursday 16th March. We wish them the best of luck!

You can find out more about the competition here:

http://www.copfs.gov.uk/media-site/media-releases/1475-who-will-be-crowned-best-school-in-the-copfs-national-speaking-competition

  • Feb 20 / 2017
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S2 Subject Choices – SDS Details

Skills Development Scotland (careers) are here to support pupils to make subject choice decisions. As part of this we will be interviewing every S2 pupil about managing their career plans and picking subjects that will allow them to get into the career of their choice. I will be helped by a few colleagues and will be interviewing over the next few weeks. I shall be issuing career packs to the pupils which should support you as a family making choices and provide you with websites to do more research. Parents are a huge influence on their children and we value your support with this. We are raising awareness of post school options ahead of S2 options evening to allow you to have discussions at home and make subject choices that are best for your child.
If you would like to contact me feel free to do so.
Lesley A MacKay
SDS Careers Adviser at Park Mains High
  • Feb 17 / 2017
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Newsletter April 2017, School News

Well Done – Euan

Euan Crombie (S6) gained a distinction in his ABRSM Grade 5 ‘Cello. In order to achieve this he performed three pieces of music, a range of scales, aural tests and sightreading. Euan is planning on going to university to study music.

 

  • Feb 17 / 2017
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Useful Websites

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/may/07/the-way-youre-revising-may-let-you-down-in-exams-and-heres-why

https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/apr/19/students-revise-exams-revision-science

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/jan/08/five-secrets-of-successful-revising

 

  • Feb 17 / 2017
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Newsletter April 2017, School News

Junk Kouture – Final Results

A massive well done to Emma Hammond, our S3 pupil who’s Junk Kouture design was selected for the final of the national competition. Emma and Miss Cassidy from our Art Department spent the full day at the national final in Glasgow where Louis Walsh was making the final decision. Emma’s design was 4th from 350 national entries. Emma is one of the youngest pupils to enter the competition, this is an amazing achievement.

Well done to all our pupils who participated in the competition and to the hard work of the staff supporting our pupils.

  • Jan 31 / 2017
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Community Sports Hub – Young Leader Vacancies

Community Sport Hub (CSH) Young Leaders aim to represent the views of young people and influence decision making at community sport level.

CSH Young Leaders will be responsible for delivering sport within CSH clubs, overseeing the implementation and/or the development of a hub marketing plan as well as working with other CSH Young Leaders on local projects.

We are looking for 20 young people (aged between 14-25) to become CSH Young Leaders for 2017-18 period, with each leader being assigned to work with a hub and its members as part of their role. Comprehensive training for role will be given to all successful applicants.

The application process for CSH Young Leaders is now live!

Applications close on Monday 6th February.

Interviews will take place on Monday 20th & Wednesday 22nd February 2017.

If you know anyone who would be suitable, please pass these details on.

Scott Graham (Sports Development Officer) is heading up the initiative, if you have any questions, contact him on:

M: 07786171177

E: scott.graham@renfrewshire.gov.uk

 

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