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  • Sep 13 / 2018
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Italian Club – All Pupils Welcome

The club will take place on Thursdays at lunchtime starting Thursday 20th September (next Thursday) and, as mentioned on the poster, we will be learning some introductory Italian as well as about Italian culture, music and food. All welcome!

Week 1 will be greetings and a general knowledge quiz about Italy. Please speak to Mrs Thouard in Modern Languages if you would like more information.

italian club poster

  • Sep 13 / 2018
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Wall of Poppies for Remembrance Day Celebrations

At Park Mains High School this year, we would like to include people within the Erskine, Bishopton, Langbank and Inchinnan communities in our whole school Remembrance Service this November. Staff and pupils are creating a Wall of poppies within our Assembly Hall and we would like to encourage as many people as possible to become involved in making and creating poppies to fill up the wall.

Our new S1 pupils will be working with staff in Expressive Arts making poppies to display in the assembly hall and we thought it would be fantastic if people within the community were to contribute as well to make a whole wall of poppies. We are looking for parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles and people residing within our communities to get involved to support our pupils to fill up the whole wall.

Who is this for?

Anyone in the community who would like to support our pupils.

What do you need to do?

Make as many or as few poppies as you like and bring them into the school to be included on the wall. We have included some sites with knitting ideas and craft suggestions but you can make it any way you like.

When is this for?

Our service is on the 9th November so ideally by the 8th so we can display everything properly.

Poppy Design Sites:




Any questions contact Miss Maynes in the Art department.


  • Sep 12 / 2018
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Career Opportunity

ECLIPSE BLINDS – Inchinnan Business Park

Customer Support Department have 3 vacancies for Customer Service Administrator Apprenticeships.

Successful applicants will be offered a 12 month Fixed Term Contract with the potential to become permanent members of the team.  Apprentices will be supported through the SVQ Business and Administration Levels 2 with the potential to progress to Business and Administration Level 3 or the Customer Service Level 3.


For details, see Miss Anderson.

  • Sep 12 / 2018
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New House System

The school has explored prior to the summer holidays, developing and re-branding the current House System within Park Mains High School. For many years Park Mains had Pastoral Care groups named Cart, Calder, Leven and Kelvin.

The aspiration was to create four House groups and establish a whole school house system which every pupil and every member of staff is involved in.

House groups give pupils more of a sense of belonging, as well as creating more leadership opportunities which in turn will help develop self- esteem and support their well being. It also offers opportunities for house competitions and further celebrate the many successes of our pupils.

After a period of consultation with staff, parents and pupils the overwhelming majority voted to create four house groups named after Scottish Islands. The new House groups are Arran, Bute, Mull and Skye with their own logo, colour and motto. New S3 pupils worked with the English department, and the pastoral care staff plus SMT has agreed on the following mottos.

Arran – Stand together, soar together.

Bute- Be different, be brave, be Bute.

Mull- Don’t stop- exceed expectations!

Skye- Don’t just dream it- do it!

Staff and pupils have been allocated to a House group and wear a coloured badge to show which House they belong to. Pupils can also be rewarded by staff with Bronze, Silver or Gold tokens. The tokens will be counted at various stages in the school year and the House group with the most at that point will receive a House reward.


The logos were designed and illustrated by Miss Wylie, Art probationer and are now displayed in the Street Area and the stairwells within the school.

Each House has House Captains from every year group who will have some leadership responsibilities when there are House events taking place throughout the school year. Watch this space for more information on our House events.

House Captains 2018/19

Please see Paisley Daily Express today to read an article covering this story.

  • Sep 12 / 2018
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There will be a catch up day for any pupils who would still like to request a locker. This will take place on TUESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER at INTERVAL in the ASSEMBLEY HALL. Pupils should ensure they bring the correct money.  Forms are still available from the school office


  • Sep 11 / 2018
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Career Opportunity

Engineer Linn Products Ltd

Job overview

Linn Products are a specialist manufacturer of extraordinary music systems for over four decades. The company are looking to recruit Modern Apprentice Engineers for their manufacturing facility in Eaglesham near Glasgow.

As an engineering apprentice you will be expected to be adaptable to learning new skills and processes and play an active role in ensuring the manufacture and assembly of the company’s products.

What might a typical day in this job look like?

Candidates will work towards SVQ’s at levels 2 & 3.The will also be required to obtain a suitable academic qualification in an engineering discipline to at least National Certificate (NC) level. Candidates will receive comprehensive training at both East Kilbride Group Training Association and the company’s premises.

What will I learn?

Typically the apprentice will be working in the Manufacture of a variety of different types of hi end specialist sound equipment. You will be learning skills required to play an active role in the organisation. Full training will be given to the successful applicant throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.

£10,725 – £10,725 per year Waterfoot Full-time (37.5 Hours) East Kilbride Group Training Association 21/09/2018 SCQF level 6/7

More information available on :- www.apprenticeships.scot

  • Sep 11 / 2018
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Career Opportunity

Science Technician West College Scotland

Job overview

Under the supervision of the Technician, you will be required to provide an efficient technical support service to the Science curricular area at West College Scotland’s Clydebank campus.

You will be expected to assist science technicians in supporting delivery of the curriculum. This will involve preparing teaching areas and equipment for student use, checking labs to ensure appropriate housekeeping standards are met, maintaining micro-organisms, preparing reagents, checking stock of chemicals / consumables / lab resources as requested by and under the supervision of the technician.

The successful candidate will have Science Higher (from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Biology, MER or Biotechnology) with second science at Intermediate 2/Standard Grade Credit/National 5 or equivalent. He/she will be familiar with science lab operation. And be expected to complete an MA in Life Sciences over the course of their employment.

What qualification or qualities are required?

Science Higher (from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Biology, MER or Biotechnology) with second science at Intermediate 2/Standard Grade Credit/National 5 or equivalent.
Working towards or have relevant HNC/D Science Qualification or equivalent

£7,644 – £14,250 per year Clydebank Full-time (35 Hours) West College Scotland 19/09/2018 SCQF level 6/7

More information available on :- www.apprenticeships.scot

  • Sep 07 / 2018
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S3 Hospitality Team

Huge well done to the S3 Hospitality Team who helped Mrs Thomson, Mrs Ward and Miss Tugman prepare and serve the buffet for the guests to enjoy before the Senior Awards Ceremony . Also big Thank-you to S5/6 Practical Cake Craft who made the Gingerbread cake and the Carrot cake . All the food was enjoyed by the guests and the pupils involved did a great job serving it all.

  • Sep 07 / 2018
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Supported Study – Maths

Detailed below are the Supported Study Sessions being offered to pupils in S4, S5 and S6 who wish to attend.  The BGE sessions relate to pupils in S1, S2 and S3.

Nat 5   Every Tues/Wed/Thurs

Higher Every Wed/Thurs

AH every Wed

BGE – wed – see class teacher for dates.