Road Safety Week – 20-26 November 2017
Educators are being encouraged to register for UK Road Safety Week 2017 (20-26 November) at www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk/educators. Coordinated by charity Brake, the Week is a great opportunity to engage children of all ages with road safety by using free resources (available from September) on this year’s theme Speed Down Save Lives.
Pupil individual photographs will be taken on Thursday 31 August for S1 and S4. On Friday 1 September individual pupil photographs will be taken for S5 and S6 along with year group photographs. Each register class has been allocated a time too attend the Assembly Hall to allow their photo to be taken. Staff from the Photography company and the school will be present to assist pupils in this process.
A copy of the schedule is displayed in the Street Area and in the pupil bulletin.
All pupils should wear full school uniform.
Allocation of Lockers – Session 2017-18
· Pupils should report at the start of the morning interval and have exactly £15 or a cheque made out to “Park Mains High School”.
· Please note – Payment should NOT be made before this date or to your teacher. Forms and money should both be handed in together at the allocated time.
· Please check the Information Screens in school, the Bulletin and the school website for information updates.
1ST Year – Monday 28 August @ Morning Interval Assembly Hall
2nd Year – Tuesday 29 August @ Morning Interval Assembly Hall
3rd Year – Wednesday 30 August @ Morning Interval Assembly Hall
4th Year – Thursday 31 August @ Morning Interval Assembly Hall
5th/6th Year – Friday 1 September @ Morning Interval Assembly Hall
Please can you forward this email on to the following staff members:-
· For attention of :
· Year S4 Head,
· Year S5 Head
· Year S6 Head
· All Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinators
I hope you have enjoyed your summer holidays and had a well-earned rest J
We would appreciate if you could advertise our attached SCHEDULE on student notice boards for S4. S5 and S6 and/or distribute among the pupils electronically or via a newsletter. If you have any queries about Erskine or the opportunities on offer for volunteering for your pupils please do not hesitate to get in touch.
We would also be happy to come to the school to offer a presentation on Erskine for your pupils or set up a tour of the home in advance of pupils registering should you so wish.
Best of luck for the upcoming term!
I hope to hear from you and your pupils keen to take up this opportunity in the very near future
Thank you for your consideration of this matter
Renfrewshire pupils paid tribute to Park Mains High School pupil Owen MacDonald by taking part in a memorial rugby tournament. S4-S6 pupils from Park Mains, Castlehead and Johnstone high schools played a round robin tournament of eight-minute games on the Erskine school pitch, with Bishopton Rugby Football Club refereeing the games, supported by staff at Park Mains who ran the lines. Each school was presented with a certificate thanking them for their participation. Read the full story here: http://bit.ly/2sWdeSo
Several Park Mains pupils recently visited Bargarran Primary to read stories to Primary 1 pupils. Euan Rennie, Amie Orr, Lisa McPherson and Madeline Sutherland have been regular library users over the 2016/17 school year, with Euan and Lisa also helping out as volunteer library assistants. They didn’t disappoint on the day and were friendly, confident readers – the primary pupils had a great time! Well done to everyone involved.
The Smallpeice Trust is offering FREE places for female S4 students on CyberFirst Futures non-residential course at The University of Glasgow from 17 July – 21 July 2017.
This 4 day non-residential course offers students aged 15-16 (date of birth must be between 1 Sept 2000 and 31 August 2001) the opportunity to learn cyber security threats to devices, apps and software and to investigate different methods of protecting them. This will give students an excellent overview of the exciting challenges involved in a cyber security career.
In addition to first and foremost, being interactive, educational and fun, this Smallpeice course will enable students to:
1. participate in a university course with other students from around the UK,
2. gain real work experience that accelerates personal development and potential for greater academic achievement
3. acquire the confidence in their academic ability to believe they have the potential to flourish
4. begin to explore a range of possible STEM careers that are open to them
5. get a head start on enhancing future CVs and UCAS applications
The CyberFirst course is FREE and includes all course materials and supervised activities.
Students would have to make their own way to-and-from the course.
Details and applications for the course can be found here: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyberfirst-futures
Please note that students will have to complete an on-line assessment. All queries should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org