The 1946 Rainey Post War school magazine now available online

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For the first time the 1946 Rainey Magazine is available online.

A wonderful glimpse of our school history available now here.



All Ireland Swimming Success for Simon

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As a result of obtaining the qualifying times for both the 50m Butterfly and Backstroke events at the Swim Ulster Schools meet in October 2015, Simon Matterson attended the Irish Schools Finals competition which was held in the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. The best Swimmers from all 4 provinces in Ireland were represented at Under 11 and Under12 age Groups.


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School Bank

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Sixth form pupils are operating the school bank in conjunction with the Bank of Ireland.  This is available for all pupils.  Students in year 8 and 9 are encouraged to update their savings accounts from primary school.

The bank provides students with the opportunity to save regularly and the use of their own cash card allows them to take responsibility for their own finances.  Alternatively, parents can arrange to save using a standing order, and pupils will then receive a 4GB memory pen and a £10 gift voucher.


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Rainey can count themselves unlucky in cup




On Saturday 6th February the ‘P Keenan Road Surfacing’ Rainey ES 1st Xv travelled to Pirrie Park to play Methody in Round 3 of the Danske Bank Ulster School’s Cup. Traditionally this is probably the most difficult venue to play school’s cup rugby. Methody are also the most successful school in the history of the Ulster School’s Cup. Takng all this into consideration this was going to be a tough task for the local boys.


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Amyzing Success!

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Amy Parke-Second Place in Northern Ireland Final of Soroptimist Competition
Amy Parke (Lower Sixth) took part in the Northern Ireland Final of the Soroptimist Public Speaking Competition which was held on Saturday 6th February 2016 in Hillsborough Village Centre. Having made it through as winner of the local heat which was held in Ballymoney in November 2015 (and involved over twenty pupils,) Amy then had the opportunity to take part in the final which involved fourteen other girls who had won their local heats all across Northern Ireland. Each finalist had to deliver a prepared six minute speech on stage in front of a panel of three judges. After the prepared speech, each girl then had to speak for at least one minute impromptu on a new topic.

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Be smart on the internet

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This handy ebook explores how you might be smarter online. It’s full of helpful tips and advice. Have a look and become smarter online.

Read here

Open Evenings 2016

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Rainey Endowed opened its doors again this week for two open evenings. Thank you to all primary pupils and parents who came to visit the school and especially to all Rainey pupils for helping to make the evenings such a success! #raineyopen2016

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Congratulations to Mark Allingham

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Congratulations to Mark Allingham on receiving his award from Dr Liz Conlon from the Institute of Physics. Mark achieved the highest score at A-Level Physics in Northern Ireland. Mark is currently studying Engineering at Cambridge and we wish him continued success in his studies.

No Direction

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Last moment stand in act Rainey “Boy” Band, #nodirection take the school by storm this Christmas.


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Rainey Review – December 2015

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The December edition of the Rainey Review is out.

Read online here

The R – Second Edition

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The second edition of THE R is out.

Read it here

Rainey Carol Service 2015

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A snippet from the excellent Carol Service of Wednesday 16th December 2015.

Well done to all pupils and staff involved. Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year


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Exam Timetables – January 2016




Winter 2016 exam timetables now online…


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Rainey Christmas Bake Off

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The Year 13 Home Economics class completed ‘The Rainey Christmas Bake Off’ today which was judged my Mrs Ferguson and our very own ‘Bake Off’ star Darcey Harkness.


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Look where our reading takes us!

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Have a look at our school library video entry for the World Book Day Award 2016, to see Rainey readers transported!


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