:::: MENU ::::

Posts Categorized / School News

  • May 02 / 2018
  • Comments Off on Apprenticeship Opportunity
School News

Apprenticeship Opportunity

Maintenance Engineering

Castle Precision Engineering

  1. Support all maintenance and facilities tasks within the business
    2. Achieve required qualifications through college and work based learning.
    3. Observe and adhere to the Company Health, Safety and Environmental standards.
    4. Work as part of a team to achieve a high standard of workplace practices
    5. Liaise with other departments within the business

What will I learn?

Through our renowned apprenticeship programme you will work towards an SVQ 2,3 and NC qualification following the Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineering framework. The apprentice will be part of the Maintenance Engineering department and will play a vital role in ensuring the site is kept to a fully maintained standard. In doing this you will gain a solid understanding of both electrical and mechanical, proactive and reactive maintenance engineering.

What qualification or qualities are required?

Minimum four National 5s or equivalent Standard Grades or Intermediate 2, including Maths, science or a technical subject.

£10,140 – £10,140 per year Glasgow Full-time (39 Hours)

West College Glasgow11/05/2018

SCQF level 6/7 / MA level 3

For further information look on www.apprenticeships.scot

  • May 02 / 2018
  • Comments Off on Apprenticeship Opportunity
School News

Apprenticeship Opportunity

Bus Engineering Assistant


Job overview

As a Bus Engineering Apprentice for McGills, you’ll get the opportunity to repair and maintain all kinds of vehicles, making sure they roadworthy and safe. As well as getting hands-on experience in the workshop, gaining experience of engine replacement, electrical work and welding, you will attend training at GTG to complete your apprenticeship in Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance.

What will I learn?

You will train through GTG Training to complete a Modern Apprenticeship in Bus & Coach Engineering & Maintenance.

What qualification or qualities are required?

Maths, English and either a Science or Craft subject at National 4 or above, Standard Grades 1-4 (Intermediates will also be accepted).
The willingness to learn and follow instructions.
Enthusiasm and a proactive approach.

£10,000 – £10,600 per yearInchinnanFull-time (40 Hours)

GTG Training 09/05/2018 SCQF level 6/7 / MA level 3

For more information look on www.apprenticeships.scot

  • May 02 / 2018
  • Comments Off on Apprenticeship Opportunity
School News

Apprenticeship Opportunity

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Glasgow Airport

Job overview

Scottish based Aircraft Maintenance Organisations (AMO) have partnered with the Scottish Government and two Technical Colleges to create a unique pathway to achieving an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer EASA Part 66 licence. This qualification is recognised worldwide and, enables the holder to work on various aircraft types and under many National Authorities throughout the aviation sector.

What will I learn?

You undertake a 4-year structured training programme that leads to a certified Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering. You will attend College full time for the first year to attain an SVQ level 2 and NC in Engineering and in years 2–4 you will be expected to achieve a minimum SVQ L3 in Engineering.

What qualification or qualities are required?

The successful applicant will have a minimum of National 5’s in English and Mathematics. In addition to this, will also have gained a minimum National 5 in an Engineering Science/Technical basis subject i.e. Physics, Chemistry and/or Craft and Design. As part of the recruitment process you will require to complete an on-line and practical aptitude test.

£13,000 – £13,000 per year Glasgow Full-time (40 Hours)

The Organisation21/05/2018                  SCQF level 6/7 / MA level 3

More information on www.apprenticeships.scot

  • May 01 / 2018
  • Comments Off on Transport Arrangements – National 5 Maths Exam Pupils Friday 4 May 2018
School News

Transport Arrangements – National 5 Maths Exam Pupils Friday 4 May 2018

The National 5 Maths SQA exam is taking place on Friday 4 May, which is an in-service day and therefore the arrangements to transport pupils to school have been changed. The school has made the following transport arrangements for pupils who are sitting the National 5 Maths exam and reside in Langbank, Bishopton or India Drive Inchinnan. Please ensure your child arrives at the appropriate pick up point at least 5 minutes before the time detailed below. The pupils will arrive at school at approx. 8.40am.

Bus 1.

59 seat coach        08.00  leave India Drive.

                                   08.07  leave Kingston Road @ Renshaw Rd

                                   08.15  leave Bishopton Primary (normally Ferry Rd)

                                   08.20  leave Old Greenock Road / Camphill Gardens


Bus 2.

Double Decker     08.05  leave 1st stop Main Road, Langbank. (layby)  

                                   08.10  leave Main street/ Station road, Langbank

                                   08.20  leave Slateford Road / Crosshill Road, Dargavel.

                                   08.25  leave Barrangary Road / Balerno Ave, Dargavel.

                                   08.30  leave Co-op Bishopton.


  • May 01 / 2018
  • Comments Off on Parent Council Fundraising Event
Parent Information, School News

Parent Council Fundraising Event

PMHS Parent Council is planning a sponsored hill walk on Sat. 9th June.

Venue: Ben Lomond.

The aim is to have a sociable day out with other parents, perhaps some teachers and even some pupils!

If we can raise some money for additional school equipment or events then that’s great.

We will organise this on an individual basis (to avoid the school or the PC having any liability). The PC will suggest a meeting place, a suggested start time, provide individual sponsor forms, a packing list and everyone can make their own way there and walk at their own pace. Participants would be responsible for their own lunch, kit, kids, safety etc. If you can raise some funds through sponsorship or through a donation then that’s great (but not essential).

Hopefully this will be a pleasant day out and a chance to chat to other parents.

Hopefully the date is suitable for you – being after the SQA exams and before the Bishopton and Erskine Gala days (and before the midge season)

If you are interested in taking part please contact us at parentcouncil@parkmains.com

This is intended to be a fun event so we’ll carry out a weather check before confirming final details.


Best wishes. Russell

PC Chair.

  • Apr 24 / 2018
  • Comments Off on Apprenticeship Opportunity
School News

Apprenticeship Opportunity

I am writing to you from the Hair Boutique Renfrew on 28 High Street PA4 8QP. We are holding an open day on Wednesday the 16th of May at 6pm for school leavers who may be interested in an apprenticeship in hairdressing. We are looking to take on a number of enthusiastic pupils eager to learn, employment will include full training in all aspects of hairdressing with 100% support. I would greatly appreciate if is email could be passed on to the pupils of Park Mains High School. We will look forward to hopefully seeing some of your pupils on the 16th.

  • Apr 24 / 2018
  • Comments Off on S1 Pupil Achievement – Swimming
School News

S1 Pupil Achievement – Swimming

Leigha Hughes in S1 attended a Scottish National Age Groups Swimming Championships event from 28th March – 1st April, 5 full days of swimming at Tollcross International pool in Glasgow.

Leigha won Gold for the 1500m Freestyle event with a fantastic time which now ranks her not only 1st in Scotland but 1st in Britain for her age group for this event. Please see attached rankings. Leigha also won Silver for the 800m Freestyle, missing out on the gold by 0.5 of a second. Leigha then went on to take Bronze in the 400 IM

Over a period of 5 days, Leigha swam 9 individuals swims and 2 relay events. Achieving personal best times in each one of these swims.

Leigha has also been selected by Scottish Swimming to attend stroke camp this weekend at Stirling University, following her success at the District Regional Programme, which she attended over 3 days last year. This is a great opportunity for Leigha to work with the best coaches in Scotland and to be trained by Craig McLean who recently swam in the Commonwealth games at the Gold Coast.  Well done Leigh on all your hard work and dedication to your swimming.


  • Apr 24 / 2018
  • Comments Off on S1 Pupil Achievement
School News

S1 Pupil Achievement

In September 2017 Niamh McGrory performed as part of  ‘Glasgow Philharmonia does Variety’ at the City Halls in Glasgow. Glasgow Philharmonia is an orchestra set up to give young musicians and performers an outlet to perform and gain experience within the music industry. In October 2017 Niamh auditioned with 250 other chidren and gained a place in the 35 strong Kids Cast that took part in the Movies to Musicals show in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in Febuary. This involved a 3 day residental stay in Ardintinny over the Febuary holiday for rehearsals. In March this year, Niamh performed at the Armadillo as part of the Abba Mania show. Back in November Niamh auditioned for the National Youth Choir of Scotland National Girls Choir as she has been in the Renfrewshire Choir since P4. She was chosen from hundreds of children who auditioned from all over Scotland to attend their residential course in Loretto, Musselbourgh for the second week of the Easter break. This ended with a fantastic concert in Perth Concert Hall and they are performing at events all over Scotland over the summer. This weekend coming Niamh is performing in Braehead to raise money for the QEUH hospital radio. At Christmas she performed in the Central Station to raise money for the Beatson Cancer Charity. These events are organised by her vocal coach Angela McCallum and gives the children a chance to perform while raising money for local charities. 

This Sunday she was performing in the Regonal Finals of Teenstar Uk in Edinburgh and we are delighted to confirm that she has been selected to take part in the finals in Leeds in May this year. Niamh is one of the 6 children chosen from 20 to go through to the Area final of Teenstar in Leeds. This will take place at the end of May. Last Sunday she sang Somebody to Love, the Scaramoush version from We Will Rock You. Niamh was excellent in her performance, well done on all your hard work and commitment.

Good luck in Leeds in May





  • Apr 23 / 2018
  • Comments Off on International Football Success
School News

International Football Success

A huge congratulations to Ben Harwood who played for Scotland Under 18 football team four times during the Centenary Shield.

He is pictured receiving his Scotland Cap from Joe Harkins, Scottish Schools FA President.

  • Apr 20 / 2018
  • Comments Off on Young Musician of the Year
School News

Young Musician of the Year

Congratulations to all of our fantastic performers at Park Mains Young Musician of the Year tonight. The judges were very impressed with the exceptional standard demonstrated by you all. Special mention to our winners: Junior Young Musican of the Year, Alastair Thomson and Senior Young Musician of the Year, Emily Dick.