Volunteering in Zimbabwe

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During the summer, two upper 6th pupils,  Hannah Johnston and Hannah Monaghan, travelled to Zimbabwe where they spent two weeks volunteering.  They were based at Jabulani Orphanage and spent most of their time looking after the 13 children who live there. These children have been abandoned by their parents, many of whom have died from HIV and AIDS.

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National Poetry Day Photographic Competition

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Feeling the light of inspiration?  This year we will be running a photographic competition as part of our celebrations for National Poetry Day.  Simply upload your photographs on the theme of Light to the school’s facebook page by Wednesday 7th October at 9.15 am. You can respond to the theme in any way you choose. Maybe you have a picture of this week’s lunar eclipse or beautiful sunsets or perhaps you prefer to respond to the theme less literally.  It’s up to you. So come on, all you bright sparks!  Help us to celebrate the lighter side of life next Thursday.


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Recently a group of Rainey Year 8 pupils began a short study focused on the Technology behind wind speed and direction detection. This class activity is being made possible through the TheWindOp.com’s generous sponsorship, a rising startup company focused on the detection and reporting of environmental conditions.

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Technology & Design 6th Form Visit Emerson

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Keeping your cool can be tricky sometimes. Ask any large food retailer, especially when potentially thousands of pounds of food stock is at stake.


Fortunately for them, and us, we have local industry on our doorstep producing compressors for refrigeration units keeping our food fresh. Astonishingly, Emerson in Cookstown are producing scroll compressors at a rate of 1 per minute!

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2016 Asha Team Application

ashalogosmallIn October 2016, a team of 12 pupils and 3 members of staff will travel to New Delhi to work in the Rainey Endowed Resource Centre in Kusumphur.


A meeting will be held in the Johnston Hall on Friday 25 September at 1.15pm. If you are currently in Year 12 or Year 13 and would be interested in becoming a member of the 2016 Asha Team you are invited to attend this meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

Prize Distribution 2015

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Rainey Endowed presented its annual Prize Distribution on Thursday 17 September 2015. The school joined together in celebrating academic success. There were also musical interludes, the Headmaster’s Report and a very motivating speech from the Guest of Honour, Professor Tara Moore, a past pupil of the School.


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Technology & Design Students visit ContourGlobal

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Technology is all around us. Everywhere we look we see the impact of good design and careful implementation. It impacts us every hour of every day. How we travel, communicate, work and learn is changing.


The food and drink we consume are not excluded. On Wednesday 16 September Form 4 Technology pupils travelled to the Coca-Cola bottling plant at Lisburn. But we were not there to see the popular fizzy drink being packaged. Instead we were guests of ‘ContourGlobal’, an electricity generating company, who were in this case, powering the Coca-Cola plant.


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Lower Sixth Field Trip to Portrush



On Friday 11th September, 30 Lower 6th Biology students and 3 teachers headed to Portrush for their annual fieldtrip.  We arrived at low tide and took a few minutes to familiarise ourselves with the shore and its inhabitants before getting down to business.  The intention was to gather information on the abundance of several seaweed species across the shore and to measure limpets.

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Rainey School Rugby Fund Group – Launch Event

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Parents and supporters of Rainey School Rugby held a very successful barbecue in the Rugby Club on Friday 11 September, raising a very impressive £1750, which will subsidise the growth and development of school rugby.


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New Classrooms Officially Opened

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Last week staff and pupils were delighted to welcome back to school Mr Flanagan (Headmaster 1993-2002) and Mr Tughan (1979-1993) for the official opening of a suite of new classrooms.

The classrooms provide modern accommodation for Mathematics, English, Drama and Art and the new resources and facilities are already being put to good use.

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What sort of school is Rainey Endowed?

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Recently Rainey Endowed instructed a third party company to conduct an impartial survey inorder to gain opinions of its stakeholders. These are a few of the headline results. Good reading for our school. :-)

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Sainsbury’s School Games 2015


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Ulster Hockey’s U17 squads flew to Manchester on Thursday 3 September as part of the Sport NI sponsored Northern Ireland team who are competing at the Sainsbury’s School Games. The hockey event saw the Ulster squads compete with the national squads of Scotland and Wales plus 3 squads representing England Hockey.
UHU’s High Performance Manager led the Ulster party and commented “ this is our ninth year competing at Sainsbury’s School Games. It continues to be a valuable event for the development of our leading young players. Both groups have again gone about their preparations earnestly and are looking forward to the event.” Read the rest of this entry »

Big Flute Challenge

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Get involved with the Big Flute Challenge 2015!

For more information and to register, check out, www.bigflutechallenge.co.uk

Sainsbury’s 2015 School Games

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The Sainsbury’s 2015 School Games is a multi-sport event for the UK’s elite young athletes of school age.
The event seeks to create an inspirational and motivational setting that not only provides our elite young sports people with the opportunity to thrive and perform at the highest levels, but encourages more young people to take part and succeed in sport. The Youth Sport Trust is proud to develop and organise the Sainsbury’s 2015 School Games, which is supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England.

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First day for the new Form 1

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They did it! First day at the Rainey is now over. It was wonderful to meet all the new form 1 pupils. Enjoy the weekend. ‪#‎backtoschool‬


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