Year 10 undertook their annual church visits on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th of October this year. 10A and 10C visited Magherafelt Chapel and St Swithin’s Church of Ireland while 10B and 10D visited Magherafelt Baptist and 1st Magherafelt Presbyterian.
Thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s RESults Summer School. During the first two weeks in August, 68 local primary school children were involved. Held at the school, the children received numeracy and literacy tuition along with coaching in a variety of sports.
This Year’s Spring Concert will be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 15th March 2016 in the Johnston Hall. Tickets are priced at £5 each and include refreshments, which will be served in the Dining Hall during the interval. Please complete and return the slip, along with the correct payment (cheques made payable to Rainey Endowed School) to the school office no later than Friday 11th March 2016.
On Tuesday evening the Community Group worked in conjunction with Magherafelt Foodbank and Agewell to produce 60 food hampers for members of our local community. 16 members of our group packed the food into bags with the Foodbank & Agewell logos as well as our School Crest.
Meadow Bank Sports Arena was the venue for Magherafelt’s first Drive in Movie experience on Saturday 21 November. Over 160 adults and children packed into 50 plus cars that turned up to watch Pirates of the Caribbean on the big air screen which was over 6 metres high. The crisp clear weather was ideal for the event, which seemed to stir the imagination of all who attended. Most of the audience had never attended a drive in movie, so once the practical applications of tuning in car radios to hear the film were sorted out everyone settled down for a great night’s entertainment!
Food was provided by Sizzlers external catering, deliveries to the cars were undertaken by some of the Rainey rugby players. Joint Chair of the Rainey Rugby Fund Raising Committee Alistair Mc Gowan commented “The feedback from all those who came along to support the event has been very positive. I would like to thank not just those who attended but Paul Clarke and the Sizzlers catering staff, the food was outstanding! Also Mid Ulster Council for allowing us to stage this event at Meadowbank. Hopefully we will have another Drive in Movie night in the future”
Rainey Rugby would also like to thank Alistair McGowan, Tracey Lupari, Helen Hall and all other member of the fund-raising committee for their hard work and time.
We need your help.
This Friday (27th November) shops across the uk will be holding the biggest sales of the year, meaning it’s the perfect time to pick up party dresses, grab gifts and take advantage of tech bargains.
Don’t forget you can collect free donations for Rainey Endowed School – Magherafelt every time you shop online thanks to easyfundraising.org.uk.
There are nearly 3,000 shops on board, ready to make a free donation to us – it doesn’t cost you a penny extra.
It’s really simple, all you have to do is:
1. Join – Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/raineyendowed and sign up for free.
2. Shop – Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.
3. Raise – After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to Rainey Endowed School – Magherafelt for no extra cost whatsoever!
Thank you for your support this Give Back Friday.
On Wednesday 18th November four members of the Community Group paid a visit to Mr Tughan, a former Headmaster of the Rainey. They thoroughly enjoyed the time spent with him as he reminisced about his life and his time at the Rainey. At the Rainey we value the links we have with past staff and pupils and this was a fantastic experience for these current pupils. Many thanks to Mr & Mrs Tughan for opening their home to us and showing such warm hospitality!
There will be two Concussion Seminars, presented by Dr Michael Webb ( Ulster Rugby Medical Dept )
Wed 4th Nov at Rainey RFC 7pm start and
Tues 10th Nov at Limavady 7pm start.
These Concussion Recognition and Management seminars ( and IRFU graduated return to play policies ) are aimed at coaches,players, officials, parents and teachers at all levels as we continue to create awareness amongst everyone involved within our schools and is also an integral component of the Schools of Ireland Scheme.
Booking for these seminars will shortly be available online through the Ulster Rugby web-site