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  • Jun 08 / 2018
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PMHS Parent Council Hill Walking Trip 9th June – Important New Information

PMHS Parent Council Hill Walking Trip 9th June – Important New Information


Please note. Due to professional advice received with concerns about heat exhaustion we have decided to change the details of tomorrows sponsored walk. The walk will now be a walk around The Greenock Cut. This is a 7.25 mile circular and mostly flat walk with spectacular views over the Clyde. We will now be meeting at Cornaless Visitor Centre (Loch Thom) at 9am. This walk should take around 3-4 hours with a quick stop at the cafe for lunch (or bring a packed lunch).

For those not going please support the Parent Council fundraising walk donating at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/benlomond. The Parent Council funds have provided many additional benefits to the school over the years including Mini Bus, keyboards, laser cutter and sponsoring of awards. We look to continue this through effective fundraising.< br>

There is still time to come along but please let us know in advance by e mailing the parent council on parentcouncil@parkmains.com

Suggested kit list is as follows:-

Waterproofs (you never know it is Scotland!)

Sun screen

Sun hat

Midge spray

Suitable footwear (trainers would be ok for this walk)


Packed lunch (optional if not visiting the cafe)

  • Jun 07 / 2018
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Parent Council – Fundraising Information

PMHS Parent Council Fundraising
For those not going on this weekends Parent Council Fundraiser please support the Parent Council fundraising hill walking trip to Ben Lomond by donating at
 https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/benlomond. The Parent Council funds have provided many additional benefits to the school over the years including Mini Bus, keyboards, laser cutter and sponsoring of awards. We look to continue this through effective fundraising.

The weather forecast is good so for those looking to join in at the last moment please arrange to meet at Rowardennan Car Park at 8-8:15am on Sat 9th June. Please let us know you are coming along and we will e mail you a kit list by e mailing the parent council on parentcouncil@parkmains.com


  • Jun 05 / 2018
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Modern Apprenticeship Opportunity

Dear All

We are now recruiting for a Modern Apprentice Assistant Practitioner Clinical Technologist within our Medical Equipment Management Team based at Stobhill Hospital.

What is Medical Equipment Management?

The Department of Clinical Physics and Bio-engineering (DCPB) provides the Medical Equipment Management Service for NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. The Departmental staff work closely with Clinical, Nursing & Allied Healthcare Professionals in providing a comprehensive range of maintenance and management services for patient connected and other electro medical and scientific equipment. Clinical Physics staff maintain the majority of medical equipment used in hospitals. Some specialist equipment will be maintained by external service contracts. These contracts will be administered and monitored by physics staff.

What education or qualifications do I need in order to apply?

At the time of submitting your application you must already hold a minimum of two Highers (or SCQF equivalent)  in Maths and Physics at grade A to C and Grades A to C in three other subjects at National Five (or equivalent) one of which must be English, OR an NC at SCQF Level 6 or above in an Engineering discipline (Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or Mechatronics).

Consideration will also be given to those who already hold an HNC/HND in Electronics.

Where will I work?

This post is based in the Medical and Clinical Physics department at the following location;

·         Stobhill Ambulatory Care Hospital

What departments will I be working in?

Much of the work takes place in the equipment servicing laboratory. Users of the Physics service send or arrange for equipment to be taken to the laboratory area. A significant proportion of the work takes place within clinical areas e.g. theatres, clinics, endoscopy, renal dialysis etc. This is mainly because these can be bulky items or equipment fixed in their location.

What qualifications and training will I receive?

You will undertake a HNC in Electronics followed by an HND in Electronics  and an SVQ level 3 in Engineering Maintenance (Instrumentation).

For full details and to apply visit http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/252590

Closing date is 12 Noon on Thursday 14th June 2018



Noelle Mackay| Workforce Employability Officer |  Organisational Effectiveness |HR & Organisational Development | West Glasgow ACH| Dalnair Street | Yorkhill |Glasgow G3  8SJ


  • Jun 05 / 2018
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Hospitality Apprencticeship


The Apprenticeship in Hospitality Scotland is open to 17-24 year olds and is underpinned by the Modern Apprenticeship Hospitality framework. Apprentice places are allocated after an interview process from a partner property and an eligibility of funding check through the SQA.
If you are disabled or care experience up to age 29 you are eligible to apply.
Over the two years of the apprenticeship, our candidates work in a partner property, where they learn about, and gain experience across a range of hotel operational areas – unlike current apprenticeships which are generally restricted to one department. Our apprentices also participate in bespoke masterclasses and Learning Journeys delivered by top industry professionals throughout the programme to support the curriculum and enhance their knowledge.

Our partners include Gleneagles Hotel, Cameron House Hotel, Apex Hotels, Blythswood Square Hotel, Old Course Hotel, Skibo Castle, Sheraton Grand Hotel, The Torridon Hotel, The Westerwood Hotel, Crieff Hydro, The Lovat Hotel, Achnagairn Estate, Kingsmills Hotel, Fonab Castle Hotel and Spa and Meldrum House Hotel.

What qualification or qualities are required?

To succeed as an applicant you need a real desire to work with people in Scotland’s hospitality sector. You need to be prepared to work hard in each of your 6 month blocks and have an open mind in all departments working with different managers and colleagues as you complete your two year apprenticeship.

All applicants must be willing to put the property’s guests first at all times, work as a team and be passionate. The industry is always changing therefore you must be able to react to all changing situations, be reliable and have the desire to deliver world class customer service day in and day out.

£14,000 – £14,000 per year Glasgow Full-time (40 Hours) Training Matters 01/08/2018 SCQF level 5 / MA level 2

  • Jun 01 / 2018
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Career Opportunity

Manufacturing and Production

Scottish Leather Group

Would you like to learn how to manufacture a product used by Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover, the Houses of Parliament or Boeing?

What might a typical day in this job look like?

If successful, you will embark on a unique two-year apprenticeship programme, which we hope is only the beginning of your learning journey, giving you the opportunity to gain experience and expertise across several areas of our business.

What will I learn?

You’ll learn about Leather Manufacturing and Production (including our very own Leather Laboratory) and develop skills in Operational Excellence. You will have the opportunity to gain an SVQ2 in Leather Manufacturing and Production and an SVQ2 in Business Improvement Techniques. With guidance and support from some of the best mentors in the Company, you will be given a platform on which you can thrive in your career moving forward.

What qualification or qualities are required?

  • A positive ‘can do will do’ attitude towards working
    • A desire to learn – you will need to be a quick learner who understands the value of teamwork
    • A problem-solving mentality – you will be an individual who focuses on solutions and not problems
    • Driven and determined– individuals who strive to deliver excellence consistently
    £8,627 – £16,083 per year Bridge of Weir Full-time (39.5 Hours) West College Scotland 10/06/2018 SCQF level 5 / MA level 2

For more information go to :-www.apprenticeships.scot

  • Jun 01 / 2018
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Modern Apprentice Opportunity

**PIPERS** fantastic Modern apprenticeship opportunities below!!

Two interesting (and niche) MA opportunities have become available with Wallace Bagpipe Makers in Paisley. The business is looking for enthusiastic, young bagpipers to assist in bagpipe making, assembly and dispatch.

Candidates must be able to play the bagpipes and should also have an interest in woodwork, a good sense of humour, an eye for detail and must be willing to work as part of a team.

If anyone is interested please let Darren Conway know – darren.conway@renfrewshire.gov.uk



  • May 31 / 2018
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S6 Preparation for Interview

The attached documents can be used by S6 pupils in preparation for interview and for the induction programme taking place in school on Monday 4 June.

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  • May 30 / 2018
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GDPR – Renfrewshire Council Update

Renfrewshire Council takes the privacy of your personal data very seriously. We have set out below what information we collect, how we collect it, what we do with it, who we share it with and why. You can contact us on 0300 300 0300. The Data Protection Officer, Allison Black can be contacted on dataprotection@renfrewshire.gov.uk.

We need to handle personal information about you so that we can provide better services for you. This is how we look after your information.

When we ask you for personal information, we will:

  • make sure you know why we need it
  • ask only for what we need
  • protect your personal information and make sure nobody has access to it who shouldn’t
  • take proportionate precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information
  • let you know if we share it with any other organisations to give you better public services
  • make sure we don’t keep it longer than necessary, and
  • not make your personal information available for commercial use without your permission.

In return, we ask you to:

  • give us accurate information, and
  • tell us as soon as possible if there are any changes, such as a new address.

This helps us to keep your information reliable and up to date.

Your rights

You have the following rights:-

  • The right to be informed about how your information will be used.
  • The right of access to your personal information.
  • The right to rectification, which is the right to require the Council to correct any mistakes.
  • The right to request the erasure of any personal information held by the Council where the Council no longer has legal reason to hold the information.
  • The right to request that your information is only processed in certain ways.
  • The right to data portability.
  • The right to object to the Council processing your personal information.

These are not absolute rights are there may be circumstances where the Council is legally obliged to process your information in a particular way. Some examples are listed below.

Your details will be accessed by the Council staff who need this to provide you with a service and if the service is provided by an external agency, that agency. We are also legally obliged to protect public funds, so details will be checked internally for fraud prevention and verification purposes and may be shared with other public bodies for the same purpose.

Sharing your information

The Council is legally obliged to share certain data with other public bodies such as Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and will do so where the law requires this; the Council will also generally comply with requests for specific information from other regulatory and law enforcement bodies where this is necessary and proportionate. Information is also analysed internally in-order to provide management information and improve service delivery.


We will not ask for consent in cases where we need to process your information to carry out our public functions. If we have asked for your consent to process your information, you have the right to withdraw this, in whole or in part, at any time. We will explain any consequences of this to you, including any impact on the service we are delivering.

Transferring our information outside the UK or European Economic Area

The Council will not transfer personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA)unless this cannot be avoided. The Council will only transfer data outside the UK and the EEA when it is satisfied that the party which will handle the data and the country it is processing it in will provide adequate safeguards for personal privacy. On the occasions when it does transfer your information outside the UK or the European Economic Area, the Council will inform you.

Profiling and automatic decision making

The Council do not use profiling or automated decision-making processes. Some processes are semi-automated (such as anti-fraud data matching) but a human decision maker will always be involved before any decision is reached in relation to you.

How long do we keep your information?

The Council will only keep your information for as long as necessary. Full details of how long the
Council usually retains your information can be found in the Council’s Retention and Disposal Schedule which is published on the Council’s website here. However, there may be circumstances where we may need to keep your information for longer. Once the Council no longer needs to keep your information, it will be securely destroyed.

Right to complain

When we ask you for information, we will abide by all relevant legislation, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). However, if you are unhappy with the way we process your personal data you have the right to complain. Any complaints regarding your data should be addressed to the Data Protection Officer, Allison Black on dataprotection@renfrewshire.gov.uk. If the matter is not resolved, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office, who can also provide independent data protection advice. The address and contact details for the Information Commissioner’s Officer are:

45 Melville Street



Telephone: 0131 244 9001

Email: scotland@ico.org.uk

You can email the Data Protection Officer dataprotection@renfrewshire.gov.uk for more details on:

  • what information we hold about you and how to ask us to correct any mistakes
  • agreements we have with other organisations for sharing information
  • circumstances where we can pass on your information without telling you, for example, to prevent and detect crime or produce anonymised statistics
  • our instructions to staff on how to collect, use and delete your personal information and
  • how we check information we hold is accurate and up to date, and

If you do not have access to the internet, you can contact us on 0300 300 0300 for hard copies of any of this information.

  • May 29 / 2018
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Important Information – Lockers S1 to S3

I M P O R T A N T    N O T I C E


S1,S2 and S3 Pupils

S1,S2 and S3 Pupils are required to return their locker keys before the end of term.

Please read the following instructions.

    •  S1 pupils should return their locker keys on Monday 4 June
  •  S2 pupils should return their locker keys on Tuesday 5 June


  •  S3 pupils should return their locker keys on Wednesday 6 June  Keys should be returned during the morning interval in the school library and refunds of deposits will be given where applicable. Pupils should report at the start of the interval.    It is important that you return your key at the allocated time.
  • Pupils who have lost their key and have not yet informed Mrs Hards, should do so NOW!
  • May 22 / 2018
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Parent Council Hillwalking Trip – Saturday 9 June

The PMHS parent council are organising a hill walking trip up Ben Lomond on 9th June.

Any parents, pupils or staff of PMHS are welcome. If you would like to participate then please contact the Parent Council for more details. 

Please e mail parentcouncil@parkmains.com 

Let us know if you would like to share a lift or perhaps do some fundraising or sponsorship for the event (not compulsory).

Hopefully we’ll get some decent weather and this should be a good chance to meet other parents, have a chat about the school and burn off a few calories!