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  • Mar 16 / 2017
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Library Visit – Waterstones Bookshop

The school library received a special lunchtime visit from staff at Waterstones Braehead on Tuesday 14th March. All S1 and S2 pupils were given a World Book Day token which they exchanged for one (or more!) of the many free World Book Day titles available. Thanks very much to Waterstones Braehead and happy reading

  • Mar 16 / 2017
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John Byrne National Drawing Competition

I am delighted to inform you that Nicole Harvey is a runner up in the John Byrne National Drawing Competition.

Nicole and Ms McGroarty from the Art department attended the opening of an exhibition of drawings by the competition winners and runners up at Paisley Museum and Art Gallery on Thursday 16 March 2017. John Byrne himself will be presenting the prizes and certificates at 11.30.

Well done Nicole

  • Mar 10 / 2017
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Newsletter April 2017, School News

Made Brave Trip – S6 Pupils

MadeBrave Office Trip – Advanced Higher Graphic Communication – Thursday 12th January 2017.

Pupils met with the founder and Owner of MadeBrave, Andrew Dobbie, who are a multi Award winning Design Agency based in the East End of Glasgow. Pupils were introduced to how a Graphic Design Agency works, from meeting clients through to implementing their designs in multimedia formats (Print, Web, Social Media, Handheld Media, External Signage, Vehicle Signage, Clothing emblems etc)

The roles of each member of staff was discussed on what each staff member does and how important each persons strengths are shared between the company.

The pupils also got to use the latest on Virtual Reality systems and learned about its applied usage in the workplace and in to possible future uses for it.

Pupils that attended the trip with Mr. Reilly were –

Michael Hamilton

Jennifer Beaumont

Scott Brown

Jack Stewart




  • Mar 10 / 2017
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BBC Scotland Apprenticeship Opportunity

Good afternoon

We’d like to let you know that applications for the BBC Scotland Apprenticeship are open until 18 April 2017. 

Please could you share the attached email / pdf flyer with those you think may be interested in and eligible to apply. All relevant information can be found on the link above or in the attached email / flyer.

For anyone who is really keen to apply, there is an information session / Get In Event in the afternoon of the 14th March at BBC Scotland, Pacific Quay Glasgow which people can get tickets to attend.

BBC Scotland Apprenticeship A4 flyer


  • Mar 09 / 2017
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Apprenticeship Opportunity

Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership are looking for all Schools and Services working with young people aged 16 – 24 years of age to share their Modern Apprentice Facebook and twitter posts on their own independent pages.  
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are now advertising for 75 Modern Apprentice Posts and Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership are hoping to help these post get circulated across a wide audience. 
The starting salary is £16,000 and on completion of the apprenticeship candidates will be offered a permanent post within the NHS.
It would be fantastic for the posts to be advertised on your websites, Facebook and twitter accounts.  If you are within a High School and use SOLUS screens this would also be a great way of sharing the posts.
I have added the Facebook information and twitter link for the posts below and would like to thank you all for your support in this.
Twitter Link: https://twitter.com/RenHSCP/status/839147852278476805
Facebook Page: Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership

  • Mar 09 / 2017
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Young Musician of the Year – Monday 20 March 2017

Many congratulations to our Young Musician of the Year Finalists (listed below). 

The final will be held on Monday 20th March at 7pm in the Assembly Hall.

All welcome, tickets available from the Music Department.

Junior finalists : Kay McNidder, Abigail Thompson, Alastair Thomson, Amy Kennedy, Nathan Petrie, Holly Sinclair

Senior finalists : Sophie Sparks, Cameron Kehoe, Chloe Moore, Emily Bannon, Rebecca Hutton, Euan Crombie.

  • Mar 06 / 2017
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Scholar Sessions – Additional Support for S4 to S6 Pupils

Next week’s SCHOLAR online sessions will be:


Advanced Higher Physics                                       Monday, 6 March 6.00pm

Advanced Higher Modern Languages              Tuesday, 7 March 6.00pm

Higher Computing Science                                    Wednesday, 8 March 6.30pm

National 5 Maths                                                       Thursday, 9 Match 5.00 – 5.30pm

Higher Maths                                                              Thursday, 9 Match 6.00pm



Full details can be found on the SCHOLAR website: http://scholar.hw.ac.uk/Resources/Live_Online_Sessions/

  • Mar 06 / 2017
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Nutshell Guides from SDS

Hi more of these nutshell guides coming out this month. This one and also some on digital media.


lIII Skills Development Scotland Leasachadh Sgilean na h-Alba

Address: Skills Development Scotland Centre, 27 Causeyside Street , Paisley , PA1 1UL

myworldofwork.co.uk – for all your work, skills and learning needs 

ourskillsforce.co.uk – making skills work for employers 

skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk – corporate website


  • Mar 02 / 2017
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Paisley 2021 – Back to Bid

The competition to be UK City of Culture 2021 is hotting up with the announcement today of the eleven candidate cities:


We are now moving into the next phase of the competition and each candidate will submit their official bid by 28 April. There will be a shortlisting phase in May/June and shortlisted candidates will move to the second phase of competition, with the winner announced at the end of the year.

We will be doing everything we can from the communications and marketing side to spread the word about Paisley’s bid over the next couple of months and, as always, your help and support will be very much appreciated.

Today, we are asking all of our partners and supporters to show their support on social media – if your school has a presence on Twitter and/or Facebook, please show your support using the tags @Paisley2021 @DCMS and using #UKCityofCulture2021. 

We are also encouraging as many people as possible to go to our bid website at www.paisley2021.co.uk and back the bid by pushing the 2021 button on the homepage – again, as appropriate, your school’s support in encouraging people to this would be a great help.