The GCSE results at Rainey Endowed have been excellent. 22% of all passes were at A* grade and 55% at A*/A grade. 99% of all examinations were passed at a standard of A*-C grade.
Half of the year group had at least 6A*/A grades.
We are delighted with our excellent results at ‘A’ Level – 43% of all our entries were at A*/A grades and 95% of all entries were at A*-C and highlights the superb pastoral care and learning and teaching at ‘The Rainey’. All our staff and governors offer our congratulations and wish our students continued future success. I want to thank the parents, staff and pupils for all their hard work and support of ‘The Rainey’.
Our pupils have built upon their prior success at GCSE in 2016 and we commend them for their hard work and success. These are the best AS results for Rainey Endowed School pupils over the past number of years. The demanding nature of our society for achievement and success is met squarely and directly by all those from Rainey Endowed School. We are particularly pleased with the depth of quality shown by our pupils. We look forward to these AS results being substantiated into full ‘A’ Levels next year, opening the prospects of our pupils for years to come.
On Monday 27 June, a small number of our woodwind students had the opportunity to practice and perform with The Band of the Irish Guards at Cookstown Primary School.
They took part in instrumental workshops in the morning before rehearsing with the band in the afternoon. Pupils then performed in a short concert to conclude their day with the band.
Our thanks go to Mrs Cuddy from Cookstown Primary School for inviting us along to this fantastic event!
On Thursday 16th June, P6 and P7 pupils from Castledawson Primary were invited to the Rainey for some beginners’ French lessons and a French breakfast afterwards! These lessons were planned and delivered by Rainey Year 10 French pupils who had designed the best lessons and resources in one of their class assessments.
On Sunday the 19th June we arrived in Beauvais- Tille Airport and transferred to Central Paris by coach. Once there, we walked along the Champs Elysées which is 1.9 kilometres long and 70 metres wide. It was along this beautiful boulevard that we had lunch in one of the many restaurants. Next we moved on to visit L’Arc de Triomphe which is situated in the middle of the Place Charles de Gaulle and is an impressive 50 metres high.
A team of 10 Rainey Endowed U13 girls’ soccer players travelled to Coleraine Grammar School for the annual Soccer 7’s football tournament on Tuesday 21st June, 2016.
The first match we played was Rainey v Limavady Grammar School. In this match we lost 1-0, however, this match was our first time playing as a team due the French trip, so it was a good effort for such a challenging opposition!
The Under 16 Irish Girls Hockey coach, Alison McNeill, has announced her panel for a 6 Nations Tournament in Belgium. Speaking about the squad and upcoming tournament McNeill said “We would like to thank all the players for their commitment and effort at all sessions. The following players have been selected to play in a 6 Nations tournament in Belgium. We are looking forward to some highly competitive matches against Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Spain and England”.
The Rainey Endowed is delighted to announce that for the first time ever, the school has had two players selected for an Irish Hockey Team. This is a fantastic achievement for both girls, Erin Anderson and Betty Scott. The school is very proud of their achievements and wishes them every success in Belgium.
Many congratulations to Alex Burns and Lauren Mulholland, of Rainey Endowed School, who have been selected for an Ulster U18 Hockey Team. Lauren also has the honour of been selected as co-captain of this team. The girls will play for Ulster in a 3 match series against Wales in Cardiff in the period 24 to 26 June 2016.
Year 10 and 11 boys from the Rainey and St Marys are taking part in an on-going initiative to invite different schools, from one town, to form a cross-community under-16 Cúchulainn football team. I was wondering so I looked it up: Cúchulainn is a mythological hero, the greatest Knight of the Red Branch whose single-handed defence of Ulster (at the age of 17) repelled the invading forces of Queen Medb of Connacht.
Entrance Assessments for Entry to Form One in September 2017 at Rainey Endowed School.
From Monday 16 May 2016, Registration Forms for the PPTC Entrance Assessments used by Rainey Endowed School will be available from the school office, this website post or the PPTC website (pptcni.com).
The closing date for the submission of completed Registration Forms to Rainey Endowed School is 2.00 pm on Friday 23 September 2016.
The PPTC Entrance Assessments in English and Mathematics will be held in Rainey Endowed School on Saturday 19 November 2016.
Kainos CodeCamp is FREE and will run from 25th July to 5th August 2016, at Queen’s University Belfast, from 10am – 4.30pm each day. It is a fantastic opportunity for young people who are interested in, or completing STEM subjects to experience real life digital technologies in action.
Education Minister, Peter Weir, today visited Rainey to view progress of the £4million investment project.
The work is being carried out under the School Enhancement Programme (SEP) which provides investment up to £4million to meet immediate and pressing needs in schools.
Many congratulations to Emma Scott, of Rainey Endowed School, who has been selected to compete for the Ulster Schools U17 Athletics Team in the Inter Provincial competition at Santry, Dublin.
The Schools’ Inter Provincial is the main guide for selection on the Irish Schools’ team to compete against England, Scotland and Wales in the SIAB (Schools International Athletics Board), match in England; Ashford, Kent on Sat 16th July 2016.
Emma came 2nd in the Shot in the Ulster Schools Finals and then travelled to Dublin to compete in the Irish Schools Finals.
The Rainey wishes her every success at the Interpros. Well done Emma!