Modern Apprenticeship vacancy – NHS

Please note that applications for the latest Modern Apprenticeship vacancy will go live tomorrow afternoon (Friday 17th July).  We are looking to recruit two apprentice data assistants to work within our Business Intelligence Team based at Westward House in Paisley.    This is an exciting opportunity to join our Health Information & Technology Directorate and to work towards completion of the Diploma for Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals. 
This will be a two year apprenticeship with starting salary of £13, 948. Minimum requirements are: National 5 Maths at Grade A- C (or equivalent) and two National 4 qualifications. 
Closing date:  7th August 2015
Information Session: Tuesday 4th August.  Applicants are encouraged to attend the information session.  Places can be booked now by emailing
The full job description, person specification, information packs and application form can be found at

Scottish Swimming Relay Championships 2015

Our school swimming team had a most successful day on June 18 at the 2015 Scottish Schools Relay Championships.

Of the eleven events our teams participated in both girls and boys were in 7 finals often coming ahead of the Glasgow School of Sport.

Our girls then went on to achieve medals in 3 events.

Medal winners were Kate Saxon S3, Nikki Miller S4, Heather Martin S4, Zoe Cameron S3, Rachel Saxon S6 and Katie Lillie S2.

Well done to all.

Inter Authority Athletics – Champions!

East Renfrewshire Council won the Inter Authority Athletics Championships on Tuesday 16 June.

17 pupils from Mearns Castle HS represented the Local Authority and competed to a very high standard against pupils from across the West of Scotland.

This is a fantastic achievement so congratulations to the following pupils who were selected based on their performances in the ERC Athletics Championships held on Tuesday 2 June.

  • Cameron McNeil
  • Hamish Armitt
  • Charlie Oliver
  • Owen Vinter
  • Sam Young
  • Scott Wylie
  • Jack Bell
  • Jack Orr
  • Ross Sutherland
  • Emma Barbour
  • Zoe Wilson
  • Emily McDonald
  • Nicole Nelson
  • Heather Barnes
  • Lisa Miller
  • Kate Saxon
  • Gemma Kerr

S1 Enterprise Group

The S1 Enterprise Group have worked extremely well this year and have managed to raise the magnificent amount of £300, which they have split equally between their chosen charities , Cancer Research UK and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.


The group which comprises of Caitlin Davis, Fraser Dalgleish, Logan Davidson, Josh Etherington, Katie Gavienas- Tweedlie, Scott Kirkwood, Lisa MacLeod, Kian McRitchie, Max Smith, Heather Stewart, Mark Waugh and Matylda Wrobel set up their own company called “Enterprisers” and worked together throughout the session to create, advertise and market products which they then sold to peers in school.

The group created hand- made cards, delicious cakes, hand- painted candle holders and personalised mugs and also enjoyed setting up their own stall to sell the products. The pupils all contributed very well to the group and enjoyed the experience.

They also raised the highest Mearns Castle S1 Enterprise charity total to date.

Congratulations to all who participated!

Carnegie Book Group

All members of the Carnegie Book Group are invited to the Book Group Party at 12.20pm on Thursday 18 June at 12.40pm.  This will be our last meeting before the holidays and we will celebrate the end of Carnegie in style. Bring your lunch and

Miss McEachern will supply the crisps, drinks and haribo!. Happy Reading.

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