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  • May 15 / 2015
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Head Teacher’s blog – Week beginning 11.5.15




Dress code

The vast majority of our pupils adhere to our dress code and I hope take pride in wearing the Park Mains High School uniform.   However some pupils do challenge the expectations and recently the main challenges have been –

  • Girls wearing legging/jeggings
  • Girls wearing very short fashion skirts and
  • Pupils wearing footwear which is not all black.

As our senior pupils are mostly on study leave at present the Depute Head Teachers are taking this time to remind S1-3 pupils of our expectations.   This will be followed up by letters being sent home if required.

I would welcome the support of all parents in this matter and ask that when purchasing new items of clothing or  footwear that they be appropriate for our dress code.  Should you have any questions regarding what is appropriate please call and speak to your child’s Year Head.


Pupil bags

I am concerned that many pupils routinely leave their school bags lying unattended around the building or grounds at lunchtime.  I would like to remind all pupils and parents that if any bags/items are lost/stolen when a bag is left unattended that the school is not liable and would urge pupils not to leave their valuable unattended at any times.

  • May 08 / 2015
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Return of Locker Keys S1 – S3

All locker keys should be returned at the times indicated in the file below/shown on the posters within school. All lockers must be emptied by end of school day on Thursday 21st May.

S1_2_3 Locker Key Return2015

  • May 01 / 2015
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Head Teacher’s blog – Week beginning 27.4.15

SQA examination diet

All S4,6 and 6 pupils who are sitting National 5, Highers etc are now on study leave. The examination diet has started well. As intimated in the Easter newsletter, pupils are welcome  to come in to school to study or meet with staff for examination preparation. If doing so they are required to be in usual dress code.



The Parentzone website has been around for some time but has recently been upgraded and I think it is now much more user friendly. To access this go to the Education Scotland website and click on Parentzone or use this link – (http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/parentzone/). When on this website you can look up any school including Park Mains High School and find a wealth of information on a wide range of issues including attainment, leavers’ destinations etc.


Enquire Conference

You may recall that our school hosted the Enquire annual conference in March.  This was a very successful event with delegates coming from all over Scotland.  I was delighted to be asked to host the event and it proved an ideal opportunity to showcase our school and pupils.  The school worked well as a venue and many of our pupils were involved in a variety of ways – performing musical items, presenting to delegates and recording the day’s events as a media team.   If you click below you will be able to watch a short film recording the events of the day.  I should also point out that all the film footage and interviews were done by our pupils.  A small group of interested pupils had a couple of training sessions with a professional media company and then on the day they had sole responsibility for capturing the day’s events.  I hope you enjoy the film and agree it shows our pupils and school in a wonderful light.

40th Anniversary Celebrations – Raffle prize appeal

I am sure you are all aware that this year marks the 4oth anniversary of Park Mains High School and there are a number of events scheduled to mark the occasion.  On 17th and 18th June a variety show will be put on in the school.  More information will be posted on the website nearer the time.  Our Parent Council has offered to run a raffle on these nights to raise funds and would therefore welcome any donations which could be used as raffle prizes.  If you would be able to donate a prize that would be most appreciated.   In the past we have received some fantastic prizes from food items (chocolates/biscuits) to vouchers for local businesses.  Any donations can be handed in to the school office.

  • Apr 24 / 2015
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Bags for Life!

As this is the 40th anniversary year of Park Mains High School, we have designed a Bag4Life to commemorate the special year. We would like to encourage parents and pupils, past and present to buy a souvenir of our special year.

These bags are on sale from the school office for £2.50.

  • Apr 01 / 2015
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Young Musician of the Year 2015

2015 junior winners 2015 senior winners

On the evening of Monday 23rd March the school hosted its third Young Musician of the Year competition. During the evening 12 young people entertained the audience with fantastic individual musical performances. The visiting judges had a difficult job deciding on the winners, but in the end they decided on the following –

1st Bethany Watson (S3) Voice
2nd Mia Stevenson (S3) Violin
3rd Jade McCreadie (S2) Voice

1st David Small (S6) Guitar
2nd Scott Young (S6) Whistle
3rd Scott McIldowie (S5) Guitar

Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to everyone who was involved in making this such a fantastic evening.
Mrs. V. McKay