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  • Oct 10 / 2017
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European Day of Languages

European Day of Languages 2017

Park Mains High School celebrated European Day of Languages 2017 on Tuesday 26th September! All S1 pupils were invited to come along and enjoy tasty treats from many European countries including France, Germany, Spain and Italy. Pupils enjoyed trying out new delicacies such as Italian prosciutto, French camembert and German Lebkuchen.

This was a cross-sector event with invaluable input from Music, Art and Home Economics departments. Senior pupils studying Higher music volunteered to play European classical guitar to give the department a continental vibe. Pupils from S1-S3 Art classes created colourful decorations for the department including French macarons and German pretzels. Finally, the Home Economics department opened their kitchens for us to cook our Italian pizzas. It was a brilliant success!

As part of European Day of Languages, pupils were encouraged to think about the languages behind the cuisine before them! Vocabulary activities including quizzes and games in French, German, Italian and Spanish were enjoyed by all.

Well done to all the staff in Modern Languages for organising the event.

  • Oct 10 / 2017
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Opportunities for Career in Music


Academy of Music and Sound October 2017 Bulletin Modern Apprenticeships, Work Experience Opportunities and FT Applications are now officially underway and open


Modern Apprenticeships

Welcome to the October bulletin for the Academy of Music and Sound and this month we have some very exciting news. We are continuing our Modern Apprenticeship programme this year and we are seeking three applicants between the age of 16-24 to apply for our Digital Marketing, Design and Live Promotions Assistant in Glasgow. Furthermore, we also have three positions in Edinburgh.   The closing date for these positions will be the 21st of October so its advised to get your CV and covering letter submitted as soon as possible as interviews are already scheduled to commence next week. If you want to know more information – click here


Modern Apprenticeships (Click)


Work Experience Opportunities, Career Events

In the past, we offered work experience opportunities to those 16+ and gaining insight into what it was like to have a position in both the education and creative sector and we are pleased to announce that we are once again open to accepting High School pupils for placements. We are seeking a minimum of three pupils per cohort as we look to train and provide experience as a technician and audio recordist. We are approved to deliver this from Glasgow City Council and also North Lanarkshire and we are seeking further partnerships outside of these areas. If you would like to discuss this further or you have pupils in mind please call – 0141 248 6269. Do you have a careers event coming up? If you do we regularly visit schools to offer learners advice on all of the courses we provide. Let us know and we’ll visit!


Full Time Courses – Applications Open


HND Music Performance

This two-year course is suited for experienced musicians of any age (16+) who have at least three to four years playing experience and want to refine their instrumental technique to professional standard; develop songwriting, composing and music arranging skills, and gain business knowledge and contacts.


BA(hons) Performance Industries

The Performance Industries course is designed to follow on from most music-related courses after completion of a HND. This can include music performance, production, technology or similar courses. You may also be eligible to study this qualification using your experience and expertise within your industry sector (Recognition of Prior Learning)



FREE Accredited Short Courses


Sound Production Short Course

This program will give you hands-on experience with Logic Pro X, microphones, MIDI recording and a host of other useful skills and knowledge that will help you in home recording or set you up for further study in sound production. On successful completion, you will be awarded a BTEC Level 3 Award in Sound Production to evidence your new-found recording abilities and throughout the whole process, receive guidance and support from one of AMS’ specialist trainers. This programme is open to anyone who is 16+, you can be infurther study or high school and still participate!




National Progression Award (NPA) – Music Performing

This short course (16+) is tailored for practising musicians looking to improve their instrumental technique and live performance skills via a series of structured lessons from our very own AMS tutors. The course lasts for eight weeks and will provide you with up to 15 hours of instrument-specific lessons! This is a great opportunity for those still currently studying Higher, Advanced Higher Music or any grading exam, the course is also suitable to those with band experience seeking to gain more advanced knowledge of their instrument. This can assist with songwriting, creative development or gaining confidence by sharing your experiences and performing alongside other like-minded individuals. Our tutors are practising musicians and regularly tour Europe and the United States. The main disciplines we can cater for are; Drums, Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Songwriting. We expect this course to fill quickly so book in early to avoid disappointment.


Short Course Dates Sound Production Saturday 11th November for 5 consecutive weeks (10AM – 5PM) Sunday 12th November for 5 consecutive weeks (10AM – 5PM) NPA – Music Performance Saturday 21st October for 8 consecutive weeks (10AM – 4PM) Sunday  22nd October for 8 consecutive weeks (10AM – 4PM) Please note, the Saturday NPA is for drums, bass, vocals and guitar, the Sunday course is for solo, singer-songwriters.


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  • Oct 10 / 2017
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This Week is Foodbank Week

This week is foodbank collection week at Park mains and our aim is to match or increase the number of donations from last year.

All donations of non-perishable in-date food are greatly appreciated. Also hygiene products and toiletries can be donated. Taking part in this is a great opportunity to give back something back to our fantastic community.

Pupils can drop donations off to our S6 Charities Committee in the Street Area at morning break or lunch time this week. Please help support us with our donations.

Thank you

Charities committee

  • Oct 02 / 2017
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Modern Apprentice Opportunity

I write to advise that the following Modern Apprenticeship Vacancy is now open for application for candidates with 3 or more National 4 Qualifications, one of which must be in Maths or a Technical Subject. This post will close at 12 Noon on Friday 13th October I would appreciate if you could circulate as widely as possible across your networks.

Healthcare Support Framework (Non Clinical) – Modern Apprentice Orthotics Technical Assistant

Please click this link for more details and to apply –   http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/257382.aspx

You can also visit our main website www.nhsggc.org.uk/ma


  • Sep 29 / 2017
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Paisley 2021 Bid

Over the past 2 years @Paisley2021 bid for #UKCityofCulture2021 has become Scotland’s bid. Help us bring the title home!

The winner will be announced in December – so let’s show Let’s show @DCMS that Paisley is ready!


  • Sep 27 / 2017
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Inter House Sport Results

Inter House Sport Cross Country Results


Boys – Callum Dymock (Cart)

Girls – Danya Thomson (Leven)

Boys House – Cart

Girls House – Leven


Boys – Kyle McGale (Calder)

Girls – Nicole MacGilp (Calder)

Boys House – Cart

Girls House – Calder



Boys – Colin Thomas (Kelvin)

Girls – Niamh Provan (Calder)

Boys House – Cart

Girls House – Kelvin

Overall House Results – 1st Cart   2nd Kelvin   3rd Leven   4th Calder

Renfrewshire Schools Climbing Championships Results


S3 Boys Champion – Max Arthur

S1 Girls Champion – Christie Arthur


  • Sep 27 / 2017
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P7 Parent Information Evening – Thursday 28 September 6pm to 8pm

The P7 Parent Information Evening will take place in Park Mains High School on Thursday 28 September between 6pm and 8pm.

During the evening pupils and parents will be given the opportunity to see the work of departments across the school as well as hear about the transition process from primary to high school.

All current primary 7 pupils and parents within our catchment primary schools are welcome along with any pupils who are considering attending Park Mains High School in S1 for August 2018.

  • Sep 21 / 2017
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S6 Music Workshops

S6 pupils Lauren Hay and Emily Dick have taken part in a workshop at the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, learning about being music leaders. This will result in a qualification for them as well as benefitting younger pupils in Park Mains.

Well done girls

  • Sep 20 / 2017
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Publication Guide – Useful Resources SQA

Here is a very useful link to the National Parent Council Forum of Scotland where there are very helpful and useful resources to access in supporting your child with the learning.