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  • Sep 20 / 2017
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Modern Studies Success – Zara Balling S6

Well done to Zara Balling in S6 who has been recognised by the Modern Studies Educational Trust for being one of only three pupils in Scotland who achieved 100% in her Higher Modern Studies exam in June 2017.

Zara’s achievement will be recognised by inviting her and her family to the Modern Studies Association Conference to be presented with the Higher Modern Studies Trophy, a certificate of achievement and a £50 gift. The conference will be held at Glasgow University, Queen Margaret Union in November.

Well done Zara for your hard work achieving this fantastic award in recognition of 100% in your exam.

  • Sep 14 / 2017
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Extra Curricular Programme

Here is the programme of extra curricular groups that take place in Park Mains High School every week. The school provide an additional school bus one hour after school from a Monday to Thursday, to allow pupils who normally travel on school buses, to participate.

Extra Curricular Programme

  • Sep 14 / 2017
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Bike Breakfast – Wednesday 13 September

As part of the school Health and Wellbeing programme being led by our PE staff, 35 pupils and 5 staff signed up to take part in our Bike Breakfast. This involved everyone cycling to school and staff in Home Economics provided everyone with a hot healthy breakfast on arrival at the school.

All the staff and pupils who signed up to participate had a safe but energetic journey to school but enjoyed the breakfast on arrival.

Thanks to Mr Chambers, Mr Toole and Mr McCulloch for organising the event, another one will take place soon. Also thanks to Miss Davidson and Mrs Forrest from Home Economics who had the hot healthy breakfast ready for all the participants.

  • Sep 14 / 2017
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Conference in Healthcare


Please forward this information to your students in S3, S4 and S5 because they will find this invaluable. Thank you. 


200 healthcare professionals from across Scotland will be volunteering to present and network with your students who are interested in:


Veterinary Medicine

Nursing & Midwifery



Biomedical Sciences



at National Healthcare Weekend on the 4th and 5th November taking place at the University of Stirling: 7 conferences on different specialties in the same location on the same day! 



Please note that these events are likely to fill up quickly!


It is a highly valuable opportunity for your students to network with a variety of healthcare professions, learn about work experience opportunities and how to make a successful application.


Registration is £25 for students on the Saturday conferences and there is an optional UCAS lecture available on Sunday for each specialty.


Students can register on the Medic Mentor website and find out more about the events here.  http://medicmentor.co.uk/about/events-2/



All proceeds from the weekend will be used to support our UK’s healthcare students with scholarships, elective bursaries, free training and educational initiatives. 



Teachers can attend for free, as well as students from low-income backgrounds.  Please click here to download the flyer.



I would be very grateful if you could let me know that you have received my email.  Please contact me on 07454704204 if you have any questions. 



Teachers who would like to speak to a Mentor (Doctor) to find out how our National Medical Organisation can support your students this year can book a telephone appointment with us at this link: https://medicmentor.co.uk/book-a-telephone-appointment-with-a-mentor/

Dr Iain Kennedy, MBChB, BSc 




Lead Mentor 



Medic Mentor

  • Sep 12 / 2017
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Job Opportunity

Apprenticeship Vacancies within IT

A large and well known IT company based in Erskine/Bishopton is currently recruiting for IT Apprentices and Test Engineer Apprentices. Suitable for recent school leavers and students, successful candidates will start on a salary of between £12-£14k per annum.

Interested candidates should send their CV to itresourcing@qa.com

  • Sep 08 / 2017
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S3 Hospitality Team

Well done to the S3 Hospitality Team who provided the buffet and hospitality to our senior staff and invited guests at the Senior Award Ceremony last night. The pupils provided a fantastic buffet and great service with a smile.

Thank you to all the Home Economics staff and pupils in the Hospitality team for their hard work.

  • Sep 07 / 2017
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Career Opportunity

Scotland’s Land-based and Aquaculture Sector: Careers Workshop 

Good Morning, 

Please find attached an invitation to our Careers Workshop to be held on Wednesday 22nd November at Lanark Agricultural Centre.

The aim of the event is to raise awareness of the exciting and rewarding career opportunities offered within Scotland’s land-based and aquaculture sector. The event will take the form of industry speakers, interactive activity, networking and an optional tour of the Agricultural Centre.

We hope that you are able to attend but if this date is not suitable, we are running a similar event at Scottish National Heritage, Battleby Conference Centre, Perth on Friday 27th October.

We would be very grateful if you could forward this invitation to any of your colleagues who you feel this event would be of interest to.

Further details can be found within the booking form (link on the invitation) but if you require any further information on either event, please do not hesitate to contact me. Registration closes on Tuesday 14th November.


  • Sep 06 / 2017
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Celebrating Exam Success

‘Eleven Park Mains High School pupils are celebrating after securing 5 ‘A’s in the SQA Higher examinations. In addition, 10 S4 pupils achieved straight ‘A’s in their National 5 examinations. Michael Dewar, Headteacher congratulated both groups on their outstanding achievements and stated that ‘we are very proud of our pupils’ achievements this session, it is a testimony to their hard work and to the efforts of staff and parents in supporting their learning’.


  • Sep 05 / 2017
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FAO S5 and S6 Pupils – UCAS

FAO Parents of pupils applying for university this year

Park Mains High School are hosting an information evening on Monday 11 September 2017 relating to UCAS. This will provide important information for parents of pupils who are applying for university this year and will help parents support their children with the application process.

The event will take place in the Assembly Hall from 7pm and will include a presentation and visit from representatives of the University of Glasgow.

All parents welcome