Soroptimist Success for Rainey Pupils!

 

 

On Thursday 8th November 2018, three Rainey pupils took part in the annual Soroptimist International Public Speaking Competition – Ballymoney and District Local Area Competition. Ellen Henderson (year 12,) Catherine Turkington (year 12,) and Holly Weir (year 12,) all volunteered to take part in the competition this year. The competition is open to girls in year 12 and year 13. The aims of the competition include “encouraging girls to develop the skills to speak effectively and to articulate with clarity” and “to develop self-confidence.”

 

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Artwork Unveiled

 

 

It is with enormous pride and gratitude that today we unveiled artwork commemorating one hundred years of the armistice of the World War One. Created by thirteen year 10 pupils with the guidance and inspiration of local textile artist Andrea Hayes, these pupils set about to create a piece that will be displayed in school to remember those brave pupils who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.

 

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Set Work and Performance Skills

 

On Wednesday 24 October, Year 14 Music students attended the Set Work and Performance Skills day at Queen’s University, Belfast.  This was an informative day which linked into the A2 set works from a contextual perspective and forced students to think about other, less obvious aspects of good performance practice.  Thanks to the staff from QUB Music for organising the day!

The June Smith All Ireland Junior Hockey Championship

 

The inaugural year of this competition was contested by the following teams:

 

South East: Loreto Kilkenny and Kilkenny College
Connacht: Salerno
Leinster: Loreto Foxrock
Munster: Mount Mercy Cork
Ulster: Rainey Endowed
Ulster’s Rainey Endowed Juniors as last year’s Junior Cup winners qualified for this All Ireland Tournament. The tournament hosted by Kilkenny College, took place on Friday 26th October 2018.

 

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Cookery Demonstrations

The Livestock and Meat Commission provided cookery demonstrations to Year 11 & 12 Food and Nutrition pupils during October.  Helen Bell  (LMC) informed the pupils about the importance of using farm quality assured beef and lamb, traceability of food and how to cook using both beef and lamb.  These demonstrations provided extremely useful to pupils allowing them to gain a deeper understanding of food from farm to fork and culinary skills including presentation and flavour combination.  Many thanks to Helen for her enthusiasm and knowledge which made this an enjoyable experience for all pupils involved.” Read the rest of this entry »

Thankyou

 

The Rainey community has responded with enormous generosity to the annual shoebox appeal with 110 gift wrapped shoeboxes brought into the school. To everyone who wrapped, bought and gave donations to make this possible, you will make a difference to a child’s life this Christmas.

We would also like to offer our sincerest gratitude to the Conlon Family, in particular Kelly and Michael who brought 30 filled shoeboxes into school. Your light shines bright. Thank you guys.

 

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Business Studies Students Visit Tobermore Concrete 2018

 

Lower Sixth students attended their annual visit to Tobermore Concrete on 16th October 2016. The visit commenced with a health & safety talk where the students were warned about the potential risks and hazards around the plant and then provided with their high-vis jackets.

 

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Aberdeen University Talk

 

 

Rainey Endowed School wishes to thank Professor Roddy Paisley, Dr Adeline Wilson and Dr Robert Taylor, who gave a very insightful talk into how to apply to university in Aberdeen, student life and in completing the personal statement. We also thank staff and pupils from St Pius X and St Marys’ for attending the event. Anyone requiring further information, please see Mr McDonnell.

European Day of Languages 2018

 

 

This year, as part of our celebrations for European Day of Languages, we invited two local primary schools to participate in French taster lessons.
For the first session, we had P6 and P7 pupils from Castledawson Primary School and for the second session we had P6 pupils from Spires Integrated Primary School. Through a variety of interactive activities, pupils were taught French numbers, animals and colours.

 

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Shoe Box Appeal 2018

 

 

Could you help to make a difference this Christmas by getting involved in our school Shoebox Appeal?

A small shoebox can have a big impact.

Perhaps you could make a combined effort with your Registration class. However you do, GET INVOLVED!

 

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New Rainey Digital Leaders appointed

 

 

This week sees the newly appointed Digital Leaders embark upon their role within the Rainey, not only promoting the use of ICT throughout the school but also playing a fundamental role in helping to raise awareness of Online Safety to students and parents.

 

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Prize Distribution 2018

 

 

On Thursday 20 September 2018 Rainey Endowed held its annual Prize Distribution. We were thrilled to have past pupil Mrs Lesley-Anne Vaughan (née McLean) as our guest speaker. Mrs Vaughan entertained us with many stories from her work in Kenya as a software developer for Vodafone and spoke of how the pace of Technology continually offers us new challenges and opportunities.

 

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Equestrian Update

 

 

Congratulations to Hannah Woolsey, who earlier this year qualified for the Dressage Championships at Addington Manor in England and later for the Pony Club National Championships at Cholmondeley Castle near Chester. These two disciplines were Dressage and Eventing, competing against some of the most talented young equestrians in the whole of the UK.

 

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Success for Laura at the Atlantic Challenge International Contest of Seamanship

 

 

Well done to Laura Lynch, year 13, who was part of the Northern Ireland team which competed in and won, the Atlantic Challenge International Contest of Seamanship held on Lough Neagh in Antrim 20th – 28th July 2018. This is a fantastic achievement. They did extremely well, winning or coming 2nd in many of the events, showing determination, skill and teamwork throughout the competition.
There were 11 wooden gigs from USA, Russia (2), Belgium (2), Denmark, Ireland, Great Britain, France, Quebec and Northern Ireland which took part in sailing, rowing, oars and sails races, navigation, rope work, slalom racing and other seamanship manoeuvring challenges over the 8 days.

Congratulations, Laura!

 

 

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All-Ireland Piping and Drumming Solo Championships

 

 

Congratulations to Lee and Adam Montgomery. Both boys enjoyed success at the All-Ireland Piping and Drumming Solo Championships in Lisburn on Saturday.

Lee won his second All-Ireland, this time winning 1st place in the U16 Drumming.
This was only Adam’s second time in a solo competition and he secured 1st Place in U14 Tenor Drumming.
There are now a total of four All Ireland Champions in the boy’s band this year, Quinn Memorial. Much to be proud of!

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Year 12 visit Forestside Cookery School

 

 

Year 12 Food and and Nutrition pupils enjoyed a great session at Forestside Cookery School yesterday, massive thanks to Chef Jeffers and his team!

 

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Wako World Kickboxing Championships

 

 

 

Having recently become the Irish -63kg kickboxing Champion earlier this year, Nathan Hutchinson travels to Italy this weekend to compete in the Wako World kickboxing championships.
Nathan, your whole school will be supporting you from back home! Give it everything!

Rainey Former Pupils’ Association Annual Gala Ball

 

 

 

Rainey Former Pupils’ Association Annual Gala Ball.

We are once again encouraging Families, Year groups, Clubs and Societies to book tables.
Tickets via The Dinner Secretary Sandra Lamont 07962054495

Inter-Regional Mountain Bike Championships 2018

 

Cycling Ulster has announced the selection for the Inter-Regional Mountain Bike Championships to be held next week.

The team consists of 8 riders from all over Ulster. (4 boys and 4 girls).
Rainey is delighted to reveal that 3 out of the 8 rider team are Rainey pupils!
Darcey Harkness, Katie Neill and Travis Harkness will all travel to Hadleigh Park next week. As a school we wish them the very best and look forward to hearing of their experience. Go for it guys!

 

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Farewell Robert

 

This time of the year is full of hellos and goodbyes. Today we say a reluctant goodbye to our groundsman Robert Montgomery. Having served the Rainey faithfully for 28 years, Robert parked the tractor this afternoon for the last time. You’ve left us looking immaculate for the new school year Robert.
Farewell for now.

 

 

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The 2018 GCSE results at Rainey Endowed are outstanding

 

The GCSE results at Rainey Endowed are outstanding. 28% of all passes were at A* grade and 62% at A*/A grade. 100% of all pupils achieved 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Mathematics.

Over 60 pupils in the year group had at least 6A*/A grades.

 

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Rainey Endowed pupils have excelled at ‘A’ Level examinations in 2018

 

We are delighted with our excellent results at ‘A’ Level – 42% of all our entries were at A*/A grades; 75% of all our entries were at A*-B and 95% of all entries were at A*-C and highlights the superb pastoral care and learning and teaching at ‘The Rainey’.

 

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