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  • Oct 08 / 2018
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Pupil Photographs

Pupil photograph proofs for S1, S4, S5 and S6 will be issued this week during Tutor Class with information from Colorfoto regarding how to order and providing a code for each pupil. There is also a contact telephone number on the information pack should parents have any questions.

Photographs can be ordered online up to and including Friday 19 October or alternatively orders can be handed back the school by Tuesday 23 October and they will be forwarded to Colorfoto for processing.

  • Oct 05 / 2018
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Career Opportunity

BSc (Hons) Software Development     CGI

Job overview                 more information available on:- www.apprenticeships.scot

At CGI we’re offering you a unique opportunity to be part of something exciting and earn while you learn on our Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) Grad Level Apprenticeship. We’re a company that each day enables the transfer of £3 trillion, protects against 43 million cyber-attacks, drives two thirds of the world’s SMS messages, support the missions of more than 200 satellites and who employs 74,000 professionals from hundreds of locations worldwide.

What will I learn?

Join our programme and you’ll study towards a BSc (Hons) Software Development degree at Glasgow Caledonian University whilst spending the other four days a week developing your career on real projects at CGI. You can shape and develop your career throughout the course of the programme then continue with us after graduation.

With our sponsorship, you won’t have to pay a penny in tuition fees. You’ll also benefit from a competitive starting salary and all the support you need to succeed. We’ll even provide the course resources and materials required, so there’s no need to worry about textbooks either and you can use the laptop you are given when you join CGI to use at University. Individuals who participate in the scheme are able to access the same learning opportunities as those who go down the traditional route of direct entry into college or universityYou could be based from our Edinburgh or Glasgow office. As CGI is a consultancy, your projects could be based from other locations asides from your base location, and you should therefore be prepared for travel in your role.

What qualification or qualities are required?

  • The preferred requirement is 4 Highers at Grade B or above including 1 in Maths, Physics or Computing (equivalent qualifications are accepted) unless you can show strong technical (programming/development) ability through work experience or extra-curricular activities.

    £16,478 – £16,478 per year Glasgow Full-time (37.5 Hours) Glasgow Caledonian University 01/12/2018 SCQF level 10 – Honours Degree

  • Oct 03 / 2018
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Parent Visits – Sports Complex

A letter was issued last week to all parents regarding the proposed operational changes to the Sports Complex. Two sessions have been arranged to allow parents to view the adaptations and walk round the Sports Complex with staff from the school and RLL.

The first session is tonight between 4pm and 5pm which will go ahead as planned.

The second session on Monday 8 October has been changed to be between 6.30pm and 7.30pm at the request of parents who attended the Parent Council meeting this week.

  • Oct 01 / 2018
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Modern Apprentice Opportunity

Insurance Apprentice – Claims Handler     Zurich

What might a typical day in this job look like?

A Zurich apprenticeship is an opportunity to be part of a global company that has a real desire to make a difference to our customers, whilst developing new technologies to help them protect what they love most.
Our Insurance Apprenticeship is a great opportunity for someone who would like to start a career with one of the world’s most successful insurance companies. You’ll be able to earn and learn in an apprenticeship role that will give you a real job with real responsibility from day one in a truly global company.
Our Claims function is the largest department in our UK business, and it’s critical in ensuring we provide our customers with an efficient, professional and empathetic service. As an Apprentice Claims Handler you’ll deal with a whole range of situations and our customers will look to you to be able to work quickly to provide them support at an often-stressful time.Our apprenticeships cater for a variety of different skill sets and interests and you’ll receive all the training, support and opportunities you need to set you on your way to a successful career with us.

What qualification or qualities are required?

A professional attitude with a positive ’can do’ approach to your work

National 5 or equivalent including Maths and English is required for this role.

Higher Grade qualifications or equivalent would be advantageous


£16,700 – £16,700 per year Glasgow Full-time (35 Hours) BPP Professional Education 01/10/2018 SCQF level 5

For more information go to:- www.apprenticeships.scot

  • Oct 01 / 2018
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Modern Apprentice Opportunity

Aldi Store Apprentice           Aldi Stores – Erskine

Benefits of working for Aldi:
• We see Apprentices as managers of the future
• Competitive salary (starting at £6.50 per hour)
• Supportive environment where you can learn from the very best
• Many of our Apprentices go on to become Deputy Store Managers after three years
• 28 days’ paid holiday (including bank holidays)

What might a typical day in this job look like?

In year one you will learn all about the store and how it works. You will be expected to:
• Stock shelves                         • Assist customers
• Operate the checkouts           • Build relationships with your colleagues

In year two you will start to take on more responsibility as you complete the level 3 programme. This will involve:
• Managing rotas                     • Allocating tasks to colleagues
• Ordering products                 • Managing cash
• Supporting the Store Manager in running the store

What qualification or qualities are required?

You’ll need passes at National 4 in Maths and English. Other that, it’s about your attitude and desire to succeed

£10,140 – £10,140 per year Erskine Full-time (30 Hours) Lifetime Training 30/11/2018 SCQF level 5

Further information available on:- www.apprenticeships.scot

  • Sep 26 / 2018
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Baking Club – S1 and S2 Pupils Welcome

If you want to learn how to bake or want to develop your baking skills- let your home economics teacher know or come and speak to Miss Tugman before the October holidays. The club will start on Thursday 25th of October and will be held from 3.40-4.40. A £1 contribution will be asked each week to go towards the cost of ingredients.’


  • Sep 26 / 2018
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Applying for Medicine – S6 Pupils

We will be running our medical/dental school interview course in Glasgow this year on the 27th October, previously we have helped hundreds of students gain, on average, 3 offers after the interview stage in the application process.

The course will be a full day intense teaching session on the different questions most likely to come up in the 2018 cycle alongside preparation for the MMI roleplay and scenario stations. We also discuss how to answer ethical questions and the hot topics currently in the NHS.

We ran a UKCAT course this year in Glasgow during the summer break and from the success of our UKCAT course, we have seen spaces filling up for our interview course. Could you kindly forward this to the relevant students interested in applying for medicine or dentistry? Furthermore, we would appreciate if you could place our poster, attached below, on your noticeboard.

The price of the course is £95 and we offer bursaries of £65 to students facing financial hardship and in receipt of free school meals.

Although we like to emphasise the success of our course we have attached below feedback received from students who previously attended:

This course was something special – there were 2 tutors for around 15 students and these were medical students that had not only gone through the same process but also nailed the questions – receiving first hand, unique advise from them has made me much more confident. Out of the 3 courses I attended, I would most recommend MyAcamedia because of it being affordable, accessible and contains thorough advise that you most likely wouldn’t be told in other courses. – Furkan

I came to your course when I got an invitation for an Interview, today I got my acceptance letter. Thank you so much for what you do, keep up the good work – Nelson


MyAcamedia Team


  • Sep 20 / 2018
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Sportscotland Gold Award

We are delighted to inform you that Park Mains High School has been awarded a sportscotland Gold School Sport Award for 2018-2021.

The Gold School Sport Award is recognition of your school’s achievements in putting sport at the heart of your school’s planning, practice and ethos.

The Gold Award also highlights that your school has shown excellent practice across the core areas of the Award and demonstrated an on-going commitment to increase young people’s opportunities and engagement in physical education, school sport and leadership and provide clear pathways to life-long participation in sport.


Thanks to the PE staff who work tirelessly to provide a fantastic opportunity for our pupils in Health and Well-being and sport.


  • Sep 20 / 2018
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Royal Conservatoire Visit – S4 Pupils

Our time at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – by : Ayshan Esen, Maria Holton and Rachael Hepburn

Our trip started at 09.00 on Friday 14th September.

Most of the band turned up excluding a couple of trumpets and other students who were already at the conservatoire.

We had been invited to the Royal conservatoire to play for students in 5th and 6th year who were learning how to conduct and run a rehearsal and to give them the opportunity to take a rehearsal in the process to give them some experience.

Our excitement matched our nervousness, but luckily we had practised the piece until we were sick of hearing the repetitive melody stuck in our heads from rehearsals. We gained confidence as we knew that we knew the piece “backwards, forwards and inside out.”

The bus ride to the RCS was an interesting journey but we will leave those details out.

After arriving at the RCS, we were lead to a hall where the senior students were patiently waiting for us, sharing the same nervous look as we did.

We went through a series of warm up working on things like testing our rhythm, beat and time keeping skills.

After we made ourselves familiar with the setup, we were lead through breathing exercises to open our lungs as it was first thing in the morning. This was quite unusual as we never did this at band, but we found the exercises quite enjoyable.

Before starting, as there was not enough of us, we had to fill spaces in the brass and percussion sections. Mr Chinn gave us a short introduction into how to conduct different time signatures E.g 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4.

Then we finally got right into the piece, with our first trainee conductor taking the run through. Our nerves left us as we made it through the first proper run though since the previous Monday, although the same couldn’t be said for the trainee conductors. However, we do think they did a great job as it was their first time conducting a band.

After a couple of run-throughs we were allowed a short break. During this we discussed what we were going over and how we were feeling, now that our nerves had calmed.

After break we split into sectionals and practised for about 45 minutes with the senior students taking turns conducting us. This allowed the senior students to learn how to take a sectional. There were many senior students for the smaller sections such as percussion. Although the senior students got some input from teachers, they worked hard and used the given advice wisely. We then stopped a lunch break. The café was very good and had a wide selection of food and drink to choose from.

After lunch we had a couple more run-throughs of “Celtic Air and Dance” to work on dynamics and finish the piece nicely.

Lastly, we were given the challenge of speed reading the piece “Into the Artic”. To help us with the piece, the senior students joined us where possible, as Mr Chinn took over conducting. Running through the piece was nerve racking but we made it in the end; considering we gave it our best shot. Once we boarded the bus, everyone was feeling relaxed, having really enjoyed their time at the RCS

In the end, we thank the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for presenting us with the opportunity, and if given the chance we would all go back.