Rainey girls blast their way through to Belfast Telegraph Schools’ Cup final. 🏑


Huge congratulations to our 1STXI hockey Team who have reached the final of the Belfast Telegraph Schools Cup for only the 3rd time in the schools history.
The girls played very well to produce a 2-0 win against Friends Schools in the semi final , with goals from
Lauren Mulholland and Andrea Hegarty. The girls will now face the holders of the Schools Cup and the All Ireland Kate Russel Trophy -Banbrdge Academy on 7 March @ 2.00pm at Playball, Stormont.


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Rainey’s Got Talent #RGT2018



Last night we were left in absolutely no doubt – Rainey really does have talent!
Well done everyone. #rft2018


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Junior Quiz League 2017-2018


On Thursday afternoons in the Study Centre, during the winter term, The Junior Quiz League took place. Teams of four, made up from pupils in Years 8-10, took part. Each week there was a picture round and two general knowledge rounds. This year the quiz league proved to be very popular with 19 teams being entered.

In what was a very close competition, but the victorious team was ‘The Nobodies’ made up of Eve Logue, Eva Loughlin, Eve McCullough and Danette Harbinson. In second place was team, ‘Turtle Squid Steam Train’. Congratulations go to the winning team who keep the trophy until next year.


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Rainey Cook Off



Today the Rainey hosted a Cook Off in conjunction with Henry Brothers, Magherafelt and Jane McClenaghan (Vital Nutrition). 4 Year 11 Food and Nutrition pupils competed against 4 Henry Bros employees to make Asian Fishcakes and Garlic & Sesame Vegetables. This was then judged by Ian Henry (Henry Brothers), Charlotte Scullion (Henry Brothers), Mr McClements (Rainey Endowed) and Emma (Vital Nutrition). Congratulations to Jane and Matthew (Rainey Endowed) and Stephen (Henry Brothers) on winning the Cook Off Challenge, both pupils and Henry Brothers employees benefited greatly from participating in this initiative. Our thanks goes to Charlotte Scullion (Henry Brothers) for organising such a fantastic event and Kenny Bradley (Kenny’s Spar) for providing the ingredients.


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N.Ireland Orienteering W12 champion



On Saturday 10.02.18 at the NIOA prize giving awards, Year 8 pupil Rebecca Linton received the 2017 N.Ireland Orienteering Championship W12 shield from NIOA Chairman Mr R.McCourt. Great navigation won Rebecca her age class during the N.Ireland championships in September 2017 on Cuilcagh Mountain in Fermanagh.


Rebecca has been a keen orienteer for many years now, is a member of the North West Orienteering club and British Orienteering Federation.


For more information on orienteering visit: www.niorienteering.org.uk


Rainey Open Evenings attract 1000+ visitors



Rainey Endowed opened its doors again this week for two open evenings. Thank you to all primary pupils and parents who came to visit the school and especially to all Rainey pupils for helping to make the evenings such a success! #raineyopen2018

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Congratulations to Rainey Rugby players Jake, Leon and Ben



Congratulations to Rainey Rugby players Jake McConnell, Leon Martin and Ben Brown who have been selected for the Ulster Schools U16 Development Squad.
Excellent achievement boys and Rainey wishes you well in your involvement with the squad.

Congratulations Alex




Congratulations to Alex Burns, of Rainey Endowed School, who after a series of U18 Irish trials in Dublin has been selected by Head Coach Gareth Grundie, to attend the next phase of the Ireland U18 programme.


The Irish U18 squad are training for the U18 European Championships in Santander, Spain, in July 2018.
The Team will play a series of tests before then against France, England, Belgium and Scotland in preparation for the tournament. Alex will attend regional training in Belfast on a weekly basis and national training in Dublin.
Well done Alex.

U16 Irish girls



After a series of trials in Dublin newly appointed U16 Irish girls coach Brendon Carolan has announced the players for the Ireland U16 Squad.


Many congratulations to Charlotte Beggs, of Rainey Endowed School, who is delighted to be included in this selection.
Commenting, Carolan said “As an initial entry point into the Ireland women’s hockey programme, our aim is to create a long term pathway. A pathway to facilitate conditioning, technical athlete development and ultimately provide these athletes with every chance to make the Senior women’s programme in years to come.
I look forward to working with the future of Ireland women’s hockey.


Charlotte will attend national training sessions in Dublin as the squad trains to prepare for a 4 Nations Tournament in Germany, tests against Scotland in July and a 6 Nations Tournament hosted in Belfast in July.
Well done Charlotte.

Rainey Carol Service 2017



Well done to all for another amazing Rainey Carol Service last night. Happy Christmas everyone!

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Rainey Review – December 2017



Rainey Review of the past term now available here…..



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Rainey Lego League Team Outstanding in Belfast



Lego League is awesome. That was the general consensus this past week.


More than 240 thousand young people took part from all over the world this year and representing the Rainey, were a team of 8 GCSE Technology and Design students.


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Pupil Librarians receive their certificates



After a two month probation period 22 pupil librarians received their certificates and badges from Mr McCullough at the librarian party. A big thank you to all the new recruits for all their hard work, it is really making a difference.


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Rainey Bake Off Final



This week KS3 pupils participated in the ‘Rainey Bake Off’ Final, there was an exceptionally high standard of skill demonstrated. Pupils were set the signature challenge to produce 6 ‘Afternoon Tea’ themed scones.


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Winter Examinations 2018



Winter exam timetables Yr 10 -14.
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Boys Primary Football Tournament



Local schools from Mid Ulster took part in a very enjoyable day with surprising sun filled skies at the Rainey Endowed on the 16th of November.

Primary 6 Students from, Anahorish, Kilross, Knockloughrim, Magherafelt, Moneymore, Spires and Woods, were part of a football tournament run by the Sports and Leisure Science class.


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Alana awarded the BNF (British Nutritional Foundation) Drummond Education Award



Alana Atkinson (L6th) was awarded the BNF (British Nutritional Foundation) Drummond Education Award for CCEA GCSE Home Economics, achieving the highest mark in the coursework element of her exam. Alanna accompanied by her mother Mrs Isobel Atkinson, attended the awards ceremony on the 14th November in London hosted by The Royal College of Physicians.


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@Castledawsonps1 Music workshop


Earlier this week our sixth year Music classes hosted the Primary Six pupils from Castledawson Primary School for a music workshop. During this they learnt about tempo, pulse and rhythm. In groups they got to create their own rhythms after being inspired at our rhythm café.


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Rainey Primary 6 Girls Soccer Tournament



Recently the Rainey Endowed Upper Sixth pupils hosted seven of the local Primary Schools for a girls’ soccer tournament.
Teams of eight from Magherafelt, Spires, Anahorish, Knocklougrim, Kilross, Woods and Moneymore Primary all gathered with their teachers to begin the tournament.



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Soroptimist Public Speaking Competition 2017



On Thursday 16th November 2017, three Rainey pupils took part in the Soroptimist International Public Speaking Competition -Ballymoney and District Local Area Competition. Alana Atkinson, (L6) Ellie Beattie, (L6) and Eimear Nugent, (L6) all competed in this local round of the competition which was held in Ballymoney. The three girls had to prepare a speech lasting between four and six minutes on a topic from a list of six topics and then on the night they delivered these speeches in front of the audience. There were three judges and all of the judges were very experienced public speakers. 


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Parent Governor Elections

Rainey-crest-clear-253x300Dear Parent/Guardian


The nominations for Parent Governor Elections were received on Monday 6 November 2017. At the time of closing the receipt of nominations, two, properly nominated, names were received. As the Scheme of Management sets out:


“(ix) If only two nominations are received there will be no need for a vote and both candidates will be deemed elected.”


Consequently, as this is the case there is no need to hold a meeting on 13 November 2017. It is now cancelled. The two Parent Governors for the 2018-2021 period are:


Mr Aidan Donnelly and Mrs Sandra Overend


Yours sincerely


DM McCullough



Applied Business students visit to Tobermore Concrete

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Lower Sixth Applied Business and Business Studies students attended an industrial visit to Tobermore Concrete this month where they were given a very informative tour of the HESS plants and sales area.


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