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  • Mar 23 / 2018
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Modern Apprenticeships in Business


This will be in HASS Faculty Humanities and Social Sciences

Delivery of services will require enthusiasm, personal responsibility and initiative. We are currently looking for a Modern Apprentice to be based within the School of Social Work and Social Policy. The post holder will provide clerical and administrative support to the School across a broad range of administrative activities that underpin the general operation of the Faculty.
What might a typical day in this job look like?

You will provide clerical and administrative support to the School Support Team. This will include courses support, committee meeting support, organisation of meetings and events and supporting the organisation and running of Boards of Examiners.
You will act as a first point of contact for the Support Team, which will necessitate dealing with a range of enquiries from staff and students, offering advice and information where required and passing on enquiries
You might be drafting memos, email and letters on behalf of the administrative staff or carrying out database entry or processing of forms and notices (e.g. Invoices, orders, application forms)
What will I learn?

You will develop your skills across all MS Office packages and University specific systems. You will also learn and develop time and workload management skills to organise your work activities throughout the week. You will work towards completion of SVQ Business and Administration at SCQF Level 6 as well as a qualification in Team member skills.

What qualification or qualities are required?

Minimum of 4 National 5s at C or above, which must include English, Maths and Administration/Computing.
You should also possess the ability to work well with other people and be able to demonstrate good customer service.
You will have good IT skills and have good written & numeracy skills and demonstrate high level of accuracy and attention to detail

More Details on www.apprenticeships.scot website and details of how to apply

  • Mar 22 / 2018
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Land Rover 4 x 4 Challenge – UK Final

Our S6 team who entered the Land Rover 4 x 4 Challenge are in Gaydon, Warwickshire for the next three days for the final of the competition. Miss Madigan has taken the six S6 pupils to the final at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon. Our pupils have worked very hard on this to create Wild Alba.

Over the next two days they will participate in various challenges and tasks with the final winners being announced on Friday afternoon. Well done to Miss Madigan and the six pupils involved. Good luck in the final Lewis, Ben, Rebecca, Matthew, Alasdair and Nikki.

  • Mar 21 / 2018
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Easter Concert Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to staff illness and new SQA deadlines, the decision has been taken to cancel the Easter concert which was due to take place on the 27th March.

  • Mar 20 / 2018
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Fundraising Challenge

On April 3rd 2018 Ross Toole, Teacher of PE and a group of involuntary volunteers will be climbing the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in under 24 hours for the UK Sepsis Trust.


On October 3rd 2017 Mr Toole was rushed into hospital after falling unconscious with septic shock and sepsis. He spent 8 days in a high dependency unit under 24 hour observation and on a constant stream of antibiotics and fluids, with another 2 days on a ward for respiratory issues.

Around 150,000 people get affected by sepsis a year with just over half either not surviving or having an organ removed/limb amputated! Ross forever grateful for the quick thinking of his wife phoning the ambulance and the Drs and nurses at the RAH Paisley for a very quick diagnosis (as misdiagnosis is very common) that contributed to Ross coming out comparatively unscathed!

Mr Toole was back at his work within 2 months and is determined to raise awareness of the illness. The Scottish Government is also trying to raise awareness with a national campaign.



  • Mar 16 / 2018
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French Restaurant Trip – Senior Pupils

On Wednesday 14 March, pupils from S4, 5 and 6 were invited to dine at an award-winning French restaurant.

Pupils were greeted by French waiter Richard who welcomed everyone into the restaurant in French. Pupils enjoyed chatting to him and telling them about their experiences learning French and any trips they have been on to French speaking countries. Pupils ordered their drinks in French and were excited to see the buffet arrive.

Everyone was keen to sample les grenouilles and les escargots! They were pleasantly surprised and glad to have tried some traditional French cuisine. Alongside these delicacies, pupils enjoyed boeuf bourguignon, poule à la crème, gratin dauphinois et des légumes. Délicieux!

Pupils loved their French restaurant experience:

‘It was so cute and cosy!’

‘The people were friendly and spoke to us in French’

‘Really flavoursome food. The frogs legs were really good!’

  • Mar 15 / 2018
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Renfrewshire Cross Country Championships

Park Mains pupils had a very successful outing at the Renfrewshire Cross Country Championships on Tuesday 13/03/2018.

Kyle MacGale won the 2nd year Boys Race.  This helped the 2nd year boys win the overall team event. The team included, Kyle MacGale, Ross Kennedy, James Ross, Euan Cox, Fraser Clark, Cameron Hughes, Devin Mitchell

The 3rd year boys won their team event, the team included, Colin Thomas, Findlay Douglas, Anthony Agnew, Stephen Johnstone, Findlay Docherty, Reece Cairny, Aidan Maclagan

The 2nd year girls won their event, the team included, Nicole MacGlip, Siobhan Dornan, Megan Craig, Lauren Hunter, Mollie Brereton, Evinn McMurray, Jenna White, Mayah Kyprianou, Lisa Hammond

The 1st year boys team finished 3rd, team included, Callum Dymock, Alex McLachlan, Gregor Kehjoe, Kerr Smyth, Mitchell Dolan, Lewis Gibson, Euan Gilmour, Kristian Gray

Well done to all the pupils who participated and thanks to Mr Toole in PE for organising the event

  • Mar 15 / 2018
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S1 to S3 Inter House Sport

S1-3 Inter House Basketball & Football Tournament

Pupils are asked to check the noticeboard in PE to see if they have been selected to represent their House in the next round of Inter House Games.

The games will consist of  7-a-side Football and 3v3 Basketball Tournaments. (Squads will consist of 8 pupils for Football and 6 for Basketball)

Pupils are encouraged to wear thier House Colours for the event but should avoid Football Tops in line with School Policy

As always, the selection criteria for Inter House Sport is a combination of abiity, effort, attitude and behaviour over the last few months.

If for any reason you can’t compete for your House on the day please speak to a member of the PE Department.



Colin Chambers
Principal Teacher of PE & HWB