A BIG thank you to all the pupils from Castledawson Primary School who came to visit us today. We hope you enjoyed the music workshop.
This season’s Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup, the world’s second-oldest rugby competition, was launched at Kingspan Stadium today by the participating captains.
Last season, Lewis McNamara led Royal Belfast Academical Institution to its 30th outright Schools’ Cup success, following a 14-10 win over Wallace High School. The competition was first won by Royal School Armagh back in 1876.
Calling all Rainey geographers!
Geography teaches us about how to be prepared for localised natural disasters such as the outbreak of a disease or huge tsunami waves however some hazards are global in their impact. One potential threat is the eruption of a mega volcano and the masses of ash and sulphur dioxide gas it would emit that would lead to rapid falls in temperature, resulting in a global winter for all.
On the 22nd October a great night was had by all who attended the Halloween Party. Some fantastic costumes were awarded with prizes and the night was a huge success. Thanks to all who came and for the 6th form committee for all their work behind the scenes.
The Rainey Endowed 1STXI Hockey Squad travelled to Glasgow, on the 24 October 2015, to compete in the Hockey Schools Nations International Tournament. This tournament saw 16 teams from Ireland, England and Scotland complete for the Schools Nations Cup. The standard proved to be very high and a tough match schedule saw the girls play six matches in two days.
On 19th October, GCSE Business Studies students visited Ditty’s Bakery, Castledawson, in order to gain some essential information for their Controlled Assessment. The visit started off with a question and answer session with Mr. Robert Ditty. The pupils learnt about the origins of the company, how it has grown and recent innovations including producing chocolate (which was delicious!).
Lower Sixth Applied Business and Upper Sixth A2 Business Studies students attended an industrial visit to Tobermore Concrete this month where they were given a very informative tour of the HESS plants.
During the visit, various departmental managers provided a detailed presentation in relation to the operation of the company. This presentation was ideally tailored to incorporate most aspects of the A2 Business Studies syllabus.
Could you help to make a difference this Christmas by getting involved in our school Shoebox Appeal?
You can drop your shoebox off in S1 during registration this week or the week after half term.
Last date for bringing in shoeboxes is Friday 6th Nov. A small shoebox can have a big impact.
Perhaps you could make a combined effort with your Registration class. However you do, GET INVOLVED!