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  • Aug 22 / 2018
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Music Success

Congratulations to the following Park Mains pupils for sitting and passing the following exams:

Logan Boyd S4 Grade 3 Trombone

Zoe Kerr S4 Grade 3 French Horn

Maria Holton S4 Grade 3 Flute (passed with distinction)

Rachael Hepburn S4 Grade 3 Flute (passed with merit)

Chloe Taylor S3 Grade 3 Flute (passed with merit)

Eilidh Speirs S3 Grade 3 Clarinet

  • Aug 21 / 2018
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S5/6 UCAS Evening – Tuesday 28 August

In conjunction with the many other strategies employed by the school to support young people who are applying to university, I would like to offer you the opportunity to visit the school for a S5/6 Parents’ Information evening on Tuesday 28th August, 2018 at 7.00 pm in the school assembly hall.

The evening is aimed at parents of S5/6 pupils who will be applying for university this session, and for parents of S5 pupils who are considering an application next year.

S5/6 pupils applying through UCAS are very well supported by PTs Pastoral Care and are guided step by step through the process. The aim of the evening is to give you further insight into the UCAS process.  It is hoped that the presentation will allow you to further support pupils with their application.

The evening will consist of input from myself, Mr Wilson (Acting DHT), Mrs L MacKay (Careers Advisor SDS) and Ms Notman from the University of Glasgow.

Could I also take this opportunity to alert you to the upcoming UCAS exhibition which will take place on Tuesday 18th September, 2018 from 9.30 am until 3 pm.  Further information about the event will be provided at the information evening and will be available on the school website.

I look forward to meeting you on the evening.

  • Aug 20 / 2018
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Pupil Photographs – S1/S4/S5/S6

Colorfoto will be in school on Thursday 30 August 2018 to take the new S1 pupils and the current S4 pupils individual photographs. They will also be in school on Friday 31 August 2018 to take S5 and S6 pupils individual photographs and also as a year group.

Pupils will be allocated a time slot in their registration class to go to the assembly hall where their photograph will be taken. Pupils will be given an information card from Colorfoto with their details on it to allow parents to log on to the Colorfoto website to order their child’s photograph pack. The schedule for the times each class should attend will be in the pupil bulletin next week and also displayed across the Street Area for pupils to check.

Pupil should wear full school uniform.

  • Aug 17 / 2018
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Allocation of Lockers – 2018/19 Session

Forms to request a locker are now available from the office.

  • Please note – Payment should NOT be made before this date or to your teacher. Forms and money should both be handed in together at the allocated time.
  • Pupils should report at the start of the morning interval only and have exactly £15 or a cheque made out to “Park Mains High School”.

 

  • Please check the Information Screens in school, the Bulletin and the school website for information updates.
 

YEARGROUP

 

DAY

 

DATE

 

TIME

 

LOCATION

1ST Year

Monday

    27 August

Morning Interval

Assembly Hall

2nd Year Tuesday 28 August Morning Interval Assembly Hall
3rd Year Wednesday 29 August Morning Interval Assembly Hall
4th Year Thursday 30 August Morning Interval Library
5th/6th Year Friday 31 August Morning Interval Library

 

 

 

  • Aug 16 / 2018
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Welcome Back to School

As we welcome pupils back to school, we would like to advise parents and guardians that the cost of meals in all Renfrewshire Council schools has changed from the start of the new school term. From August 15th the school meal price will be £2.60. Children entitled to free school meals will still receive them as usual. Parents or guardians who receive certain benefits are eligible to apply for a free school meal for their child.

  • Aug 16 / 2018
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Renfrewshire Music Centre

Renfrewshire Music Centre will re-open on Saturday 25th of August. All lessons will be at the same time as last year. Parents/Carers will be informed directly of any lesson changes if necessary.

  • Jul 31 / 2018
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Exam Results – Helpful Information for University Entrance

Helpful tips for University Entrance

At this time of stress here are some useful tips to deal with exam results.

UCAS Track where pupils see the progress of their University applications will be on lockdown from Thursday 2nd August when results are issued to Universities. This allows the Universities to offer places based on results.

UCAS WILL RE OPEN on Tuesday 7th August at 10am.

If you have been offered a place the first sentence will say CONGRATULATIONS.

If you need to look for alternative places you need to act fast.

YOU CAN ONLY ENTER CLEARING IF YOU ARE REJECTED BY ALL YOUR CHOICES.

You will then be issued with a clearing CODE.

You should call Universities you are interested in before you are issued code to ensure there will be a place for you and then apply formally when you get clearing number.

There are very few places available in clearing.

You can still apply to College although the choice is not as big as it was in February.

You should call the exam results helpline number in your results if you have concerns or are not sure what to do next.
This is staffed by Careers Advisers and I personally have handled calls on this for 20 years.

I shall be on holiday until 13th August this year. My Colleagues in our Paisley Centre in the Russell Institute will be available to offer advice.

Good luck

Lesley MacKay

Careers Adviser Skills Development Scotland

  • Jul 31 / 2018
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Pupils Entitled to Free School Transport to Park Mains High School – August 2018

For pupils entitled to free school transport from Langbank, Bishopton and India Drive Inchinnan please see the attached specifications regarding the pick up points and pick up times for your child. A text has been sent to you to advise which contract your child has been allocated to and this will direct you to the specification for that contract on the attachment, which will then provide details of the pick up points and times.

Pupils who are starting the school in August 2018 as new pupils should have submitted an application to Renfrewshire Council to be allocated a bus pass on one of the school contracts. If your child requires free school transport and you have not yet applied, please submit an application online at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/transport.

Any enquiries regarding the allocation of pupils to the contracts or pick up points/times should be directed to SPT on 0141 333 3785

Operators as follows:

Contract 5153K – Pride of the Clyde Coaches Ltd (Bishopton)

Contract 5154K – Glen Coaches Ltd

Contract 5156K – Gibson Direct Ltd (Ferry Road area)

Contract 5220H – Operator to be advised

Contract 5247L – Better Chauffeuring (New operator for August 2018)

Contract 5290H – Gibson Direct Ltd (Langbank)

Contract 5320D  – Pride of the Clyde Coaches Ltd (Dargavel Area)

Contract 5585P – Gibson Direct Ltd (India Drive)

Contract 5950A – ABC Central Taxis

The pick up points and pick up times are detailed on the attachment.

Park Mains specs July 18