Today the Lego League Team welcomed back to Rainey Endowed our industrial sponsor Sensata Technologies. Sensata are well known in Northern Ireland for their innovation with remote tyre pressure sensing technology. Mr James Coulter, an embeded software engineer, presented the team with a Mindstorms EV3 robotic kit for use in the upcoming National Compeition in Belfast on 2nd December 2016.
Congratulations to our 12 newly qualified pupil librarians.
Mr McCullough awarded certificates and badges to those pupils who had taken part in a three week training programme. During this time the pupil librarians were taught about the role of a school library, how to shelve and keep books tidy and how to use the library computer system to enable them to loan out, return and search for books. The training was given by Mrs Drennan, Mrs McMullan and current pupil librarians. All librarians enjoyed a lunchtime party in the library.
Ulster Hockey’s U16 and U18 teams returned from their final competitive event of their respective seasons following the completion of Hockey Ireland’s U16 and U18 Female Inter Provincial series at the weekend. It proved a successful tournament for Ulster U16s as they became the first Ulster U16 group since 2013 to win the event while the U18s had to be content with a third placed finish.
A team of twelve students and three members of staff from Rainey Endowed School will travel to India on Tuesday 25 October to visit New Delhi.
While there, the Team will be working in the Rainey Endowed Resource Centre in Kusumpur, one of Delhi’s slums.
We are looking for a creative design that incorporates the Asha logo for the members of the 2016 team to paint in large scale at the Rainey Endowed Resource Centre in the Kusumpur Slum, New Delhi.
Your design should aim to be bright, bold, colourful and eye-catching. Small intricate details should be kept to a minimum, as it is difficult to transfer in large scale on a limited time frame when painting in New Delhi.
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.
Lower Sixth Applied Business and Upper Sixth A2 Business Studies students attended an industrial visit to Tobermore Concrete on 27th September. Tobermore has been ranked at number 66 on the 2015 Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table. This prestigious league table ranks the top 100 private companies across the UK with the fastest-growing profits.
Rainey Endowed presented its annual Prize Distribution on Thursday 22 September 2016. The school joined together in celebrating academic success. There were also musical interludes, the Headmaster’s Report and a very motivating speech from the Guest of Honour, Rhoda Barfoot, a past pupil of the School.
On Wednesday 21st September, Year 12 Religious Studies students were delighted to attend the ‘Amazing the Space’ Peace event at the Eikon Exhibition Centre at the Maze. Here they were able to hear from different speakers on the subject of world peace, including Yasmin Kayali from Aleppo in Syria, who runs a charity for refugees; Rev David Latimer, the founder of the event; and Martin McGuinness, Deputy First Minister.
On Wednesday 14th September 36 AS Biology students headed to the rocky shore at Ramore Head, Portrush to carry out some ecological fieldwork. After a crash course in seaweed identification, the pupils were tasked with completing a belt transect along the shore, from low water mark to high water mark, to record the % cover of the seaweeds as well as any marine animals found there.
On Friday Friday 16 September 2016, AS Technology & Design pupils together with Mr Palmer and Mr Fields, visited Europe’s leading independent bus manufacturer – Wrightsgroup in Galgorm, Ballymena.
A tour of the factory floor gave us an insight to the many processes and stages involved in bus manufacture. This included composite moulding, various joining methods, painting and electronic installation on the production of both double decker and single decker buses. Many of the stages were demonstrated by our excellent guides, David and Ian.