Music students perform with The Band of the Irish Guards at Cookstown Primary School

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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!

Beginners’ French lessons with @Castledawsonps1

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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.


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Paris Trip 2016

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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.


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Coleraine Grammar School U13 Soccer 7’s

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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!

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Rainey Players Selected for Ireland #raineyhockey

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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.

Ulster U18 Hockey Team Selection

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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.



Magherafelt Cúchulainn Team Visit Croke Park

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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.


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Transfer 2017

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 (


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.

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RESults Summer School 2016

Results summer school 2016


This year again we will be running a Summer School in August for all current P6 school pupils who will be going into P7 in September 2016.


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Kainos CodeCamp

kainoscodecampKainos 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.

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Education Minister, Peter Weir, visits Rainey Endowed

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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.


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Congratulations Emma Scott

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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!

Ulster U16 Hockey Matches v Scotland – JUNE 2016

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Following the first phase of the U16 Female Programme for season 2016-17 we are delighted to congratulate Erin Anderson, of Rainey Endowed School, who has been selected to play in a 3 match series against Scotland, at the National Hockey Stadium in Glasgow, in the period 17 to 19 June 2016.
Ellie Montgomery –also of Rainey Endowed, was also selected for this team but was not available for selection as she is off to Spain at that time on the school Form 3 Water Sports Trip.

The Big Shift

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Rainey Endowed School

The Big Shift

Monday 13th – Friday 17th June 2016

Contact: Mrs D Adamson

Over the next week Rainey Endowed will take part in an online challenge run by the charity SUSTRANS which encourage pupils to travel more actively to school, benefiting their health and helping to reduce congestion around the school gates. The Eco-club is asking pupils to be more active by walking, cycling and scooting to school as part of a five-day event called The Big Shift.


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Rainey Art Show 2016

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You are invited to this year’s Art Show. Thursday 16th June 5pm to 7:30pm. Everyone very welcome.