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  • Mar 12 / 2018
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BBC Journalism Opportunity

S5/S6 pupils interested in Production or Journalism

BBC Scotland are looking for people to join their Production Apprenticeship or their Journalism Training Scheme. They are holding an information evening about these vacancies at their Headquarters in Glasgow’s Pacific Quay on Wednesday 21st March 2018 from 6pm.

The webpage with details of the information evening is:

https://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/BBC-Apprenticeship-and-Journalism-Trainee-Discovery-Evening-Wednesday-21st-March/26971

There is a facility on that page for people to apply to go along to the event.   The closing date for applications for the Pacific Quay event is Wednesday 14th March.

  • Mar 09 / 2018
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Football Success – Under 18’s

Congratulations and well done to Ben Harwood from S6 who has been selected to play for the Scotland under 18’s football team this evening against Northern Ireland. The game is taking place at the home ground of Renfrew Juniors with a 7pm kick off is anyone would be interested in going to support Ben.

Well done Ben and good luck tonight

 

 

  • Mar 04 / 2018
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School Open Tomorrow – Monday 5 March

Update from www.renfrewshire.gov.uk

All schools and nurseries will be open tomorrow at normal times. School transport will operate as normal for pupils who travel on the school buses to Park Mains High School from Langbank, Bishopton and Inchinnan. The car park, designated bus area and footpaths have been cleared over the weekend to allow staff and pupils safe access to the school and grounds.

A huge thanks to the janitorial team at Park Mains High School for all their hard work over the past few days clearing and gritting the car park and footpaths to make sure these areas are safe for staff and pupils on their return.

We look forward to welcoming all staff and pupils back to school tomorrow.

  • Mar 01 / 2018
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Saturday Music Centre

Due to the adverse weather conditions this week, the Music Centre which normally takes place on Saturday morning in Paisley Grammar, has been cancelled this week, Saturday 3 March.

  • Mar 01 / 2018
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Renfrewshire Council – Weather Update

The update from www.renfrewshire.gov.uk today confirms that all schools and nurseries will remain closed tomorrow Friday 2 March. Please check the local authority website for updates relating to Monday.

  • Feb 28 / 2018
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Renfrewshire Council – Weather Update

Please see update on www.renfrewshire.gov.uk regarding updates to school closure information.

Due to the recent weather update this afternoon, Renfrewshire Council has confirmed that schools and nurseries will remain closed on Thursday 1 March with further updates being posted on the Council website.

  • Feb 28 / 2018
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Urgent School Information – Wednesday 28 February

Taken From Renfrewshire Council Website

All schools & nurseries in Renfrewshire are closed today due to the severe overnight weather.

Please avoid travel where possible.

We will update parents immediately through our normal channels when a decision has been made regarding the opening of schools & nurseries tomorrow.

  • Feb 26 / 2018
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Land Rover 4×4 Schools Challenge – S6 Success

Over the passed academic year, six S6 pupils from Park Mains High School have worked hard to compete in the Land Rover 4×4 in schools Challenge Regional finals. The road to the competition for the group was bumpy to say the least; their Technical teacher taking charge of their group suffered a horrible hill walking accident, resulting in his long-term absence. The team have had to work themselves to build a radio controlled four-wheel drive (4×4) vehicle. They have designed and manufactured their vehicle altering the vehicle body, vehicle chassis and all the vehicle electrics themselves. They have developed their own brand identity, naming their team and car ‘Wild Alba’. They have also worked extensively to seek sponsorship for all their funding for their project from local businesses wishing to help on their endeavour.

Competition day was an exciting experience for the whole team. The Scottish Regional finals were held at Inveralmond Academy in Livingston on the 22nd of February 2018. Fourteen other schools from around Scotland had travelled to take part in this event. The team were put through a variety of challenges; from giving a presentation to a panel of 3 judges, having the car scrutinized by competition officials and then driving their car over the fantastic obstacle course. The team’s hard work, dedication and passion for engineering shined through to the judges who were very impressed and interested in their design and engineering ideas. Wild Alba are now through to the UK finals at Jaguar Land Rover HQ and they came 2nd overall in the competition. They also won the best Innovative Design in the Scottish heat.

The team and school are delighted with their achievements and are now working extensively to prepare for the National finals held on the 22nd and 23rd of March in the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, England. This will involve the pupils travelling down to Gaydon and staying in a hotel for the two days of the final stages. The pupils will have expenses for travel, accommodation and food costs for this. If anyone could assist in supporting the pupils with these costs with sponsorship or have contacts to subsidise the travel and accommodation, the pupils would very much appreciate the support. Please contact Miss Marshall or Miss Madigan if anyone can support the pupils with their costs.

Well done to all staff and pupils involved and good luck in the final.

  • Feb 23 / 2018
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Young Ambassadors – S3 Pupils

Young Ambassador Programme

Cathleen Watt and Marlyn Fulton from S3 volunteered for the role of Young Ambassador and attended a course to enable them to fulfil this role within Park Mains HS. The girls wanted to come and present what they learnt to the S1’s which we accommodated through Tutor groups in the assembly hall. yesterday, Thursday 22 February. They both produced the PowerPoint attached and delivered the lesson to all S1 pupils by themselves.

Well done to both these girls, their presentation was fantastic and they have both worked very hard to achieve the Young Ambassador status.

 

  • Feb 21 / 2018
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S3 and S4 NHS Careers Evening

S3 and S4 NHS Careers Event

28th February 2018

7pm-9pm

At The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Care Centre

If you are considering taking a STEM, Business,

Finance, IT, Computing, Technical or Administrative subject at National 5 have you considered a career in the NHS?

ONLY 50% OF THE NHS WORKFORCE ARE DOCTORS AND NURSES

Book your place at our Careers Insight evening to find out about the wide range of careers available and the different ways to access them.

Please note that due to the size of our venue places are limited and interested parties must email me to book their place.

To book your place, email your name and the name of your school to

noelle.mackay@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

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