On Friday 12th June nineteen pupils from Rainey Endowed travelled to Queens University Belfast to participate in a series of workshops. All five schools in the Magherafelt area participated as part of the Magherafelt Learning Partnership’s (MLP’s) programme of shared projects.
When we arrived at the Medical and Biology Centre, City Hospital, we were all separated and put into three groups of thirty, six students from each school.
It may be summer but pupils and staff of Rainey are already looking forward to using our new facilities in September! #raineypods
This week a joint Biology and Geography field trip took place. The trip included field work in the beautiful grounds of Lissan House and also a tour of the trout hatchery at Orritor road, Cookstown.
Pupils discovered how the breeding programme for fresh water pearl mussels and white clawed cray fish there are benefiting locally endangered species.
Thursday 25th June 2015 – 5pm-7:30. Please call in. We would love to see you….
A mixed squad of U12 and U13 girls were entered into the annual Coleraine High Soccer 7s tournament with 21 other teams. We were defending champions and Mrs Quigley informed me that ‘you’d better win’ – so no pressure there then. Rainey had a comfortable passage through the group stage winning 3 and drawing 1 match for a combined score of 12-0.
Many congratulations to Rainey Endowed pupils Alex Burns and Ellie Montgomery who represented the Rainey on the Ulster U16 Hockey Team against Scotland at the weekend.
The Ulster Team played the Scotland U16 Girls between Friday 19th – Sunday 21st June at University of Ulster, Jordanstown. Scotland won 5-2 on Friday however Ulster drew 1-1 on Saturday and again 5-5 on Sunday in a crowd pleasing 10 goal thriller.
RE: Phase 1 UCAS applications
The first UCAS deadline for medical, veterinary and dentistry degrees, together with applications to both Oxford and Cambridge (called Phase 1 entry), is officially 15th October 2015. With this in mind, I am holding an information event for pupils considering a Phase 1 application ONLY and their parents on
Monday 22 June, 5pm – 6pm in the Study Centre.
Parents of pupils within the Rainey are now being provided with access to SLG (SIMS Learning Gateway).This is an electronic means of communication between parents and the school. Parents will be able to log-on to a secure website with a unique password to access information on:
- SIMS comments from staff
- Academic Reports
The website address is: slg.raineyendowed.com
A guide to help use the site is also available here
Many congratulations to Rainey Endowed pupils Alex Burns and Ellie Montgomery. The girls have successfully progressed through Ulster Hockey’s talent ID programme to achieve selection for the Ulster U16 Team to play three matches against Scotland from the 19- 21 June 2015.
Alex will act as Vice-Captain for the series and Ellie is both the only 2nd year on the team and Rainey’s youngest ever U16 player.
The aim of the Summer School is to provide children with a fun and stimulating learning experience. Numeracy and Literacy tuition will be interspersed with coaching in a variety of sports. Tuition will be carried out by a qualified primary school teacher. Working alongside the teacher will be sports coaching staff and qualified classroom assistants who work in the Rainey. This is a great opportunity for your child to come and familiarise themselves with the Rainey and some of the staff that work there.
The cost of the Summer School is £50 and the relevant documents can be downloaded here.
Closing date for returned forms is Friday 19 June 2015.
Many congratulations to Rachel Burns and Lauren Mulholland of Rainey Endowed School, who have been selected for the Ulster U18 Hockey Team to travel to Cardiff on the 26 June, to play Wales, in a series of matches at U18 level.
This is a step up for the girls who both played against England last month in Lilleshall with the Ulster U17 Team.
The school is delighted with the girls continued success and progression .
Ulster Junior Rugby Camps are to be held at Rainey this August for both boys and girls aged 6-12.
In total there will be 19 Junior camps located at a variety of venues throughout the Province. These camps are open to both boys and girls and you do not need to have previously played rugby to attend.
Duration: Monday – Friday , 9.30am – 1.30pm daily
Cost: £55/ 75 per participant, £45/ 60 second camp discount.
Please download this PDF file for more information. Early booking essential.