Spring Concert 2015

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Well done everyone on yet another excellent Spring Concert last night. Have a great Easter. #endofterm

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Community Group Assembly

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On Thursday the Community Group received certificates in Assembly. The certificates were presented by Deirdre Monaghan, the Manager of Brooklands Care Home, and Marjorie Cadden, the Activities Therapist. 62 pupils received certificates to mark their commitment to weekly visits to Brooklands Care Home. The group would like to thank the staff at Brooklands and in particular, Deirdre and Marjorie, who have accommodated our visits and given the pupils a very worthwhile experience. We look forward to continuing our visits next year.

Junior Plate Final 2015

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Junior Hockey results: Ulster Junior Schools Plate Final
Rainey 0 Sullivan Upper 1
Well done Sullivan. A big well done also must go to the 16 Rainey girls who have worked very hard to reach the final – not the medals you were after girls but you played until the final whistle ‪#‎raineyhockey‬

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Senior Schools Plate Final

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Rainey Endowed v @CarrickGrammar in the Senior Schools Plate Final won 4-2, Rachel Burns 2, Ellie Montgomery, Betty Scott.

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School Bank Launch

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Rainey Endowed School Bank was officially launched on Wednesday 25th February 2015, attended by Mrs Joanne Rafferty, Commercial Branch Manager, and Mr Michael Mc Cann, Customer Advisor from Bank of Ireland, Magherafelt.

The School Bank team consists of Chloe O’Lone (Bank Manager), Stephane Bergeron (Marketing Manager), Edele Mallon and Keeva Maynes (Customer Service) and Lauren McCann (Compliance Manager). They are enthusiastic and dedicated to making this initiative a positive experience for students, and will be available each week to give advice to those pupils who wish to use the facility. Read the rest of this entry »

Almost £1million invested in accommodation at Rainey

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Education Minister, John O’Dowd, visited Rainey Endowed today to view the new and refurbished accommodation provided under the School Enhancement Programme (SEP).

Speaking during the visit today, Minister O’Dowd said: “I welcome the opportunity to visit Rainey Endowed today to see first-hand the new accommodation that has been provided as a result of £1million investment from SEP. These types of works provide an enhanced environment and will positively impact on pupils, teachers and school staff.”
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Happy World Book Day Everyone! #WBD2015


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We have the perfect RESolution!
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From the 3rd-5th March, while stocks last!


Students from Rainey Endowed School represent the United Kingdom in Euroscola at the European Parliament in Strasbourg

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Students from 21 European countries took the seats of EU politicians for one day

On Thursday 5th February, the third Euroscola day in 2015 was held at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Around 600 students and teachers from across the European Union’s member states were in Strasbourg. They came from Belgium, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »

U18 Irish National Girls Hockey Team

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Following a very productive three day training camp in Belfast, Irish Coach Graeme Francey has selected a squad of eighteen for the upcoming test series at Easter, against Scotland and Wales. After this 3 Nations Tournament in Glasgow, all of the players in the training sqaud will come together again, as they begin the next phase of preparations for the EuroHockey Championship in July in Italy.

Many congratulations to Tori Hastings of Rainey Endowed on her selection for these International matches. Fantastic achievement Tori!

Semi-Final success

Screen Shot 2015-02-23 at 16.18.29Facebook_like_thumbOn Saturday 21st February the ‘P Keenan Road Surfacing’ sponsored Rainey ES 1st XV hosted Foyle College in the Semi-Finals of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools Bowl. Without Captain Calvin Smyth and Vice-captain Rory Nicholl the task was going to be difficult, considering they had lost to Foyle earlier in the season. After a night of snow the pitch was heavy. Unfortunately, Rainey started the game in familiar fashion going behind to a soft try within the first minute. Foyle converted this to go 7 points up. Rainey to their credit did not panic and soon went on the attack. In terrible overhead conditions they tried to move the ball but found this very difficult. With Andrew Brown and Lorcan Quinn causing problems for the opposition Rainey enjoyed territorial advantage. Read the rest of this entry »

Lions Club Peace Poster

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Congratulations to Naomi Drennan 9A (winner) and Alison Brown 9B (runner-up) of the Lions Club Peace Poster competition. Both girls designs were excellent and answered the theme of ‘Peace without borders’ with great skill and creative flair.

Naomi’s poster has subsequently been awarded the Iain McKay Memorial Cup for the most creative design from the Magherafelt area. Her work now goes through to the All-Ireland final. Well done girls!

Rainey 5th in the League Tables

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Yesterday the Irish News newspaper published the latest league table for Northern Ireland Grammar Schools according to A-Level exam performance (13/14).

Staff, pupils and friends of Rainey Endowed are delighted to rank in 5th position according to this most recent data.

Congratulations to Chloe

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Congratulations to Chloe O’Lone L6 whose GCSE Art and Design work was featured as part of the CCEA True Colours exhibition at the Ulster Museum, Belfast.
Year 10 pupils considering taking art next year along with all of the GCSE and A level classes visited this inspirational exhibition, which showcases creative and talented pupils work from across the province.

The Rainey’s art department is proud to have Chloe’s work on show and is testament to the gifted and talented pupils we have in our school.  Well done Chloe!

Visit from Lord Rogan

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The History department of Rainey Endowed School hosted a talk from a member of the House of Lords on Friday to encourage students to engage more with the political and parliamentary process.  Lord Rogan met with sixth form History, Politics and Law students for an hour to talk about the work and role of the House of Lords. This was followed by a question and answer session on various aspects of the parliamentary process and life at Westminster generally. Read the rest of this entry »