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Head Teacher’s blog – Week beginning 27.4.15

  • May 01 / 2015
Head Teacher's Blog, School News

Head Teacher’s blog – Week beginning 27.4.15

SQA examination diet

All S4,6 and 6 pupils who are sitting National 5, Highers etc are now on study leave. The examination diet has started well. As intimated in the Easter newsletter, pupils are welcome  to come in to school to study or meet with staff for examination preparation. If doing so they are required to be in usual dress code.

 

Parentzone

The Parentzone website has been around for some time but has recently been upgraded and I think it is now much more user friendly. To access this go to the Education Scotland website and click on Parentzone or use this link – (http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/parentzone/). When on this website you can look up any school including Park Mains High School and find a wealth of information on a wide range of issues including attainment, leavers’ destinations etc.

 

Enquire Conference

You may recall that our school hosted the Enquire annual conference in March.  This was a very successful event with delegates coming from all over Scotland.  I was delighted to be asked to host the event and it proved an ideal opportunity to showcase our school and pupils.  The school worked well as a venue and many of our pupils were involved in a variety of ways – performing musical items, presenting to delegates and recording the day’s events as a media team.   If you click below you will be able to watch a short film recording the events of the day.  I should also point out that all the film footage and interviews were done by our pupils.  A small group of interested pupils had a couple of training sessions with a professional media company and then on the day they had sole responsibility for capturing the day’s events.  I hope you enjoy the film and agree it shows our pupils and school in a wonderful light.

40th Anniversary Celebrations – Raffle prize appeal

I am sure you are all aware that this year marks the 4oth anniversary of Park Mains High School and there are a number of events scheduled to mark the occasion.  On 17th and 18th June a variety show will be put on in the school.  More information will be posted on the website nearer the time.  Our Parent Council has offered to run a raffle on these nights to raise funds and would therefore welcome any donations which could be used as raffle prizes.  If you would be able to donate a prize that would be most appreciated.   In the past we have received some fantastic prizes from food items (chocolates/biscuits) to vouchers for local businesses.  Any donations can be handed in to the school office.