As part of the action plan for litter reduction in the school, the Eco Team enjoyed an afternoon cleaning up the school grounds. Pictured are some members of the Eco Team involved in litter picking before going on to enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate.
Year 10 pupils at Rainey were inspired today by our visiting speakers from NICILT (QUB), Europe direct and British Airways who, through a variety of activities demonstrated the range of careers options facilitated by the study of more than one foreign language to GCSE level and beyond.
Merci bien! ¡Muchas Gracias! 🇫🇷🇪🇸 Vive les langues étrangères! Viva los idiomas extranjeros!
A2 English Literature pupils enjoyed a workshop focusing on Heaney’s use of the chorus in their A-Level text ‘The Burial at Thebes’. Before the workshop they had the opportunity to view the excellent exhibition at HomePlace. Thanks to Sheila Fullerton for another hugely successful event at this wonderful local resource. @SHHomePlace
Courtney Weir – Second Place in Northern Ireland Final of Soroptimist Competition
On Saturday 4th February 2017, Courtney Weir (year twelve) took part in the Northern Ireland Final of the Soroptimist Public Speaking Competition, which was held in Hillsborough Village Centre. Courtney won the local heat (Ballymoney and District) which was held in Ballymoney, back in November 2016 and involved nineteen competitors.
On Thursday morning, 2nd February, the Year 11 Applied Business class visited ‘The Jungle’ to collect information for their controlled assessment. Pupils are required to investigate entrepreneurship and Mr Robert Carmichael kindly agreed to complete their questionnaire and give a presentation on how the Jungle began and has developed over the years.
Rainey ES 1st XV played their rescheduled Danske Bank School Cup game on Wednesday 25th January. After the frost on Saturday, Wednesday’s conditions were much better. Playing with a slight breeze Regent House went immediately on the attack, dominating both territory and possession.
On Thursday 5th January the Business Studies students visited the Tayto Factory in Tandragee. The aim of the visit was to investigate production methods used by the company. This helped the students to consolidate the information they had been taught in their lessons.
The School Bank team have been celebrating a superb opening week, with many students keen to open accounts and get involved. The team have big plans in place to start the new year on a high and get the whole school involved in making it a real success! Student accounts will be active in January and they can begin to save.
For two weeks in November a group of seven enthusiastic A level music students volunteered to participate in four fun-filled music workshops for Primary 6 and 7 pupils from Castledawson and New Row Primary Schools. During the course of the four workshops, we taught the children the basic elements of music – pitch, rhythm dynamics, pulse and texture. We taught these musical elements through powerpoint and of course one or two fun games!
Rainey Endowed School in Magherafelt has been named The Sunday Times Northern Ireland School of the year. The top performing schools in Northern Ireland are revealed in The Sunday Times Parent Power, published in The Sunday Times and online this Sunday, November 27. The definitive guide, which can be found at www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/parentpower contains the top 2,000 state and independent schools, searchable by postcode, town, local authority and name of school.
As well as assessment of all academic results on a school-by-school basis, Parent Power enables parents to compare the performance of a given school with other schools in the same town, local authority or nationally. There are also live links to school websites and schools’ most recent inspection reports.