UKAYRoC Finals 2014

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Rainey Rocketeers have scooped an amazing 5th place from over 21 UK finalists on 25th June at Charterhouse School in Surrey. Teams arrived from right across the UK to compete in the final of the 2014 UKAYRoC competition making this an outstanding achievement reflecting the energy and commitment of the team. Pictured here just after receiving the reward from Christopher Orlebar, ex-concord pilot and author of the Concord Story. The achievement was only topped by the experience. Very well done indeed boys. #nextyear?

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Rainey Community Service Group

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On Wednesday 25th June some members of the Community Service Group visited Brooklands Care Home. They spent time with the residents in the dementia suite and presented them with individual door name plaques. They also presented the Home with a personalised frame with a collage of photos from our visits throughout the year! The Community Service Group will continue to run next year for 6th Form pupils.


Launch 10 Picture Perfect

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Launch #10 was picture perfect today into the hot summer sky. The Rainey Rocketeers travel to London next week to compete in the national finals. We all wish them the very best of fortune.





Rainey Success at Coleraine Soccer 7’s Tournament 2014

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Rainey Success at Coleraine Soccer 7′s Tournament 2014
We arrived early on Tuesday 17th June to the Coleraine 7′s Tournament with a bus of year 8 & 9 girls. We were placed in Group C and got off to a great start winning 1-0 against Limavady High School ‘A’ with an Ellie Montgomery goal. A tough game with some experienced players but a good way to start the day.
Next we played Coleraine High School ‘F’ team. A big win for Rainey here saw 9 goals with Captain Hannah J Porter getting on the score sheet, Ellie Montgomery getting a wonderful hatrick and Betty Scott with a whopping 5 goals to her name. bbr

Rainey faced Dunluce next and had another convincing win of 5-0. Another 3 goals from Betty Scott and Lauren Bleaks getting on the score sheet with 2 goals from that sweet left foot!

The last match of the group stages was against Coleraine High School ‘B’ team. Both Ellie with 1 goal and Betty with 2 goals sealed the win to take us into the knockout stages with straight wins and a huge goal difference of 17.
In the quarterfinals we met Magherafelt High School ‘B’ team and sailed through with a 7-0 win. Two hatricks from our goal scoring machines Ellie and Betty but a special mention to Sharagh Murphy who stepped up and slotted a penalty into the corner of the net. Tami Andrews and Lauryn Heaney made their mark on this game but both unlucky not to score.
The semi-finals had arrived and of course we drew Parkhall who are an excellent side. We knew this was the match we needed to step our game up and be tactically right. It was always going to be close but a wonder goal from Lauren Bleaks into the goalies top right hand corner left her with no chance and Rainey were up 1-0.Emma Scott stepped into midfield and made sure to curtail the Parkhall talents. Defensively Rainey stood strong with Katie-Rose Thompson and Sharagh Murphy letting neither a player nor the ball past them. Rainey had made it through to the final.

With great confidence Rainey took on the hosts Coleraine High School ‘A’ team. Rainey stepped up their game even further and had many attacking plays but unfortunately could not get the goal we needed. It was penalties again! After losing out in the Semi-finals of the NI Tournament to penalties the week before Rainey wanted to change their luck. I have never seen a shootout quite like this. An outstanding performance from both teams saw sudden death and 11 penalties later Rainey where crowned champions! Special mention has to go to Sara Semple who was just incredible in nets diving, blocking and tipping shots over the crossbar not to mention scoring a penalty herself. The other penalty scorers where Betty Scott, Sharagh Murphy and Katie-Rose Thompson. An excellent Coleraine High keeper and the wood work denied the other brave penalty takers. Ellie Montgomery’s penalty was a little controversial with us feeling it crossing the line fully but unfortunately the ref said it didn’t so we had to continue on but it was Katie-Rose who stepped up to take the tournament. Well done Girls an excellent day and an extra mention for Betty Scott awarded with the top goal scorer with 13 goals! A thank you must go to Coleraine High School for running a fantastic tournament and being great competitors in the final.

Team: Hannah J Porter Captain, Lauren Bleaks, Betty Scott, Tamzin Andrews, Sara Semple, Ellie Montgomery, Katie-Rose Thompson, Sharagh Murphy, Lauryn Heaney and Emma Scott.



Art & Design Department – End of Year Show

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Transfer 2015

Entrance Assessments for Entry to Year 8 in September 2015 at Rainey Endowed School.

Rainey Endowed School will hold a Transfer 2015 Information Session on Tuesday 27th May at 7.00 pm for parents of current P6 pupils. It will be held in the Johnston Hall and parking will be available in the car park at the front of the school.

This Information Session will outline the process of transfer to Year 8 at Rainey Endowed School in September 2015. Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions on all matters relating to transfer procedures.

If you are thinking of applying for a place for your son or daughter at Rainey Endowed School starting in Year 8 in September 2015, attendance at this Information Session is very important.

From Monday 19th May 2014, Registration Forms for the PPTC Entrance Assessments used by Rainey Endowed School will be available from the school office, the school website ( or the PPTC website (

The closing date for the submission of completed Registration Forms to Rainey Endowed School is 2.00 pm on Friday 26th September 2014.

The PPTC Entrance Assessments in English and Mathematics will be held in Rainey Endowed School on Saturday 15th November 2014.
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