On Wednesday 21st September, Year 12 Religious Studies students were delighted to attend the ‘Amazing the Space’ Peace event at the Eikon Exhibition Centre at the Maze. Here they were able to hear from different speakers on the subject of world peace, including Yasmin Kayali from Aleppo in Syria, who runs a charity for refugees; Rev David Latimer, the founder of the event; and Martin McGuinness, Deputy First Minister.
On Wednesday 14th September 36 AS Biology students headed to the rocky shore at Ramore Head, Portrush to carry out some ecological fieldwork. After a crash course in seaweed identification, the pupils were tasked with completing a belt transect along the shore, from low water mark to high water mark, to record the % cover of the seaweeds as well as any marine animals found there.
On Friday Friday 16 September 2016, AS Technology & Design pupils together with Mr Palmer and Mr Fields, visited Europe’s leading independent bus manufacturer – Wrightsgroup in Galgorm, Ballymena.
A tour of the factory floor gave us an insight to the many processes and stages involved in bus manufacture. This included composite moulding, various joining methods, painting and electronic installation on the production of both double decker and single decker buses. Many of the stages were demonstrated by our excellent guides, David and Ian.
Rainey Endowed School is delighted to be sponsored by Henry Brothers for GCSE Construction and the Built Environment. The course is currently studied in Year 11 and Year 12 by keen and enthusiastic pupils.
The units covered will enable pupils to progress to access potentially hundreds of specialties, making construction a diverse and multi-faceted discipline. It’s no surprise, then, that construction is the UK’s largest industry, employing approximately 2.2 million people. However, despite the enormity of its workforce it faces skills shortages. Current strategies seek to introduce half a million skilled and qualified entrants to the industry, presenting an exciting and lucrative opportunity.
So how much technology and science does it take to produce a bottle of Coke? To find out, a group of form 4 Technology & Design pupils traveled to Coca-Cola HBC Ireland last week.
Our first stop was to see how the power is generated for such a large plant. For this we were the guests of Contour Global. Contour Global is a power generation company who have developed and commissioned a small power plant right beside Coca-Cola HBC Ireland.
Thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s RESults Summer School. During the first two weeks in August, 68 local primary school children were involved. Held at the school, the children received numeracy and literacy tuition along with coaching in a variety of sports.
The GCSE results at Rainey Endowed have been excellent. 22% of all passes were at A* grade and 55% at A*/A grade. 99% of all examinations were passed at a standard of A*-C grade.
Half of the year group had at least 6A*/A grades.
We are delighted with our excellent results at ‘A’ Level – 43% of all our entries were at A*/A grades and 95% of all entries were at A*-C and highlights the superb pastoral care and learning and teaching at ‘The Rainey’. All our staff and governors offer our congratulations and wish our students continued future success. I want to thank the parents, staff and pupils for all their hard work and support of ‘The Rainey’.
Our pupils have built upon their prior success at GCSE in 2016 and we commend them for their hard work and success. These are the best AS results for Rainey Endowed School pupils over the past number of years. The demanding nature of our society for achievement and success is met squarely and directly by all those from Rainey Endowed School. We are particularly pleased with the depth of quality shown by our pupils. We look forward to these AS results being substantiated into full ‘A’ Levels next year, opening the prospects of our pupils for years to come.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.