The Southern Sports Partnership, Sport Northern Ireland, Netball Northern Ireland, Ulster Badminton and Ulster Hockey conducted a Sports Academy Talent Search for 2013-14. A total of 350 nominations were received from Schools and Clubs within the region and 11 Talent Search sessions took place in October 2014. In a change from previous years and due to the expansion in size of the council regions to include Magherafelt, Rainey Endowed students were eligible for this Talent Search for the third time.
Many congratulations to all Rainey students that attended.
A total of 31 players have been selected for the Sports Academy Girls Hockey Development Squad based in Cookstown, this squad was picked from the Dungannon, Cookstown and Magherafelt regions. The following girls from the Rainey Endowed have been selected for the Girls Hockey Development Squad 2014-15:
Dawn Francis, Ellie Montgomery, Evie Doherty, Zara Glendinning, Hannah Slaine, Katie Scott, Laura Hall, Catherine Turkington, Charlotte Beggs, Molly Clifford, Alexandra McKinlay, Zoe Espley, Honor Graham, Rachel McMenemy and Lucy Payne.
This is a fantastic achievement for the girls with 15 of the squad of 31 attending Rainey Endowed. Much of this success is thanks to the strong links between Rainey RF Hockey Club and the Rainey School.
This squad will be based at Cookstown High School, waterbased pitch and will meet for a total of twelve sessions from Tuesday 6th January 2015 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Parents are requested to use the entrance at Cookstown Leisure Centre.
Year 11 Business Studies – Tayto Factory Visit
On January 6th Year 11 Business Studies pupils visited the Tayto factory in Tandragee to view the production processes of one of Northern Ireland’s most famous brands. On the tour pupils learnt about the application of many of the topics they will study at GCSE including Computer Aided Manufacture, Health & Safety, Quality Management, Marketing, New Product Development and Stock Control. Read the rest of this entry »
As part of their studies on the Ethical treatment of animals, GCSE Religious Studies Students decided to do something practical and fill shoe boxes with gifts for abandoned dogs in a local animal shelter for Christmas. Unfortunately, their visit had to be delayed due to a virus outbreak at the shelter but on Tuesday 6th January they finally got to deliver their boxes! 37 pupils made the trip and got to see some of the abandoned dogs. The shelter was nearly full and included many different breeds of dogs who had ended up in the shelter due to different circumstances. The shelter were very grateful for all the gifts the dogs received and said it would make a real difference to their care and the pupils enjoyed putting their class studies to use in a practical way.
Our Community Group held a Christmas party on Monday 15th December for the residents of Brooklands Care Home. There was carol singing, dancing, party games and a special appearance from Santa! The residents seemed to enjoy it! The Community Group is looking forward to continuing their weekly visits to Brooklands in the New Year.
On Thursday 20th November 2014, three form five pupils took part in the BPW Northern Ireland Public Speaking Competition-Ballymena Heat. The team was comprised of Courtney Rose Crilly (Chair,) Roseanna Hunter (Speaker) and Amy Parke (Expresser of Thanks.)
Throughout the evening the main speaker was introduced to a new team and faced the challenge of answering questions put to them by members of the judging panel and pupils from the team who introduced them. Read the rest of this entry »
Irish Girls U18 Panel Named by Coach Francey
The Irish U18 National Coach Graeme Francey has reduced his panel to 25 athletes following the recent U18 trials in Dublin.
“We have selected a training panel of 25 players, including 3 goalkeepers, as we start to build up towards the Euro Hockey Championships in July, 2015. The group will attend a strength and conditioning day in December, before we meet up in February for a three day training camp in Belfast, making use of the new facilities at the Queens University Sports Campus.”
COACH: Graeme Francey
ASST COACH: Richard Willis
Many congratulations to Tori Hastings of Rainey Endowed School who has been selected for the Irish U18 Panel. Tori also played for the Irish U18 National Team last season. This is a fantastic achievement for Tori and the Rainey Endowed School and the school would like to wish her every success.
On the 2nd December 2014 eight pupils from the Rainey went to the Odyssey Arena in Belfast to compete in the annual First Lego League competition.
There had been a lot of preparation leading up to this competition, we had to build our robot that would compete in the competition and we had to come up with an idea to help pupil’s experience in the classroom.
On Thursday 27th November, GCSE English Literature and Drama students travelled to Portadown College to watch a matinee performance of their set text ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’. We were very impressed by the pupils’ performance and the attention to detail on set. Thanks to everyone involved for making this such a successful excursion.
A large number of students have been busy rehearsing for this year’s Carol Services , which will take place on Wednesday 17 December and Thursday 18 December, commencing at 7:45pm in The Johnston Hall.
Tickets, priced £5 can be purchased from the School Office. Proceeds this year are in aid of charities supported by Rainey Endowed this year.