Wright Bus Visit 2014

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On Friday 21st November 2014, 12 Technology & Design pupils from Lower Sixth 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.  Read the rest of this entry »

Anti-Bullying Week

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This week is anti-bullying week. Our 6th form mentors decided to produce this video. Well done to all the creative and inspirational pupils involved. #togetherwearestronger

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Ulster U15 Talent Development

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Ulster Hockey invited 220 girls from right across Ulster to attend U15 Talent Assessment trials in Belfast on the 27 September 2014.
The girls were tested over 2 hours and the standard was extremely high, all six players from the Rainey who attended performed extremely well.
The Rainey is delighted to announce that three players, Alex Burns, Ellie Montgomery and Betty Scott are to be congratulated on being amongst the 70 girls across Ulster to be offered a place in the Ulster U15 Talent Development Programme. Alex and Betty return from last year while this will be Ellie’s first year. Read the rest of this entry »

Madrid 2014

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I think that we all can agree that the Madrid Exchange Trip was one of the most amazing experiences we have encountered. We met so many lovely people and will treasure or memories with them forever! On Saturday 19th October, 16 pupils, Mrs Patterson and Mr Graham all met up at the Rainey, all eager and excited to get on with our journey. We said our goodbyes to our family and had a photograph together before we started our descent to Dublin International Airport. As we coped with the 2 hour bus journey, time soon flew in and we arrived in Terminal 2 of the airport. We checked in our baggage and then we had some free time to ourselves.

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‘DAWN TIL DUSK’ competition

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Rachel Stewart was selected following successful entry into the ‘DAWN TIL DUSK’ competition for A-level geographers at the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Queens University, Belfast. Here she shares her experience of the day.

After an early 6am start to catch the bus to Belfast, Ciara and I set off for the event ‘Dawn til Dusk’ at Queens University, Belfast. Greeted at the doors by current students and tutors, we were not only provided with a folder of documents to guide us through our day but welcomed with a breakfast feast of bacon butties, scones and most importantly some strong coffee. After meeting the other selected pupils from a wide range of schools across the province, we were had an orientation session with Professor Geraint Ellis, who outlined the day ahead and shared with us a little bit of the ethos and aims of the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering at Queens.

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Meeting Eoin Colfer!

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As part of the events of the ‘On Home Ground’ festival, some Year 9 and 10 English pupils had the honour of meeting the famous author of teenage books, Eoin Colfer.  Eoin Colfer is best known for being the author of the Artemis Fowl series.  The author currently holds the laureateship for Laureate na nÓg – a project established by the Arts Council which recognises the role and importance of literature for children.  Eoin Colfer regaled the group with stories from his childhood which influenced his writing as well as answering questions relating to his books and the writing process.  Books were available for purchase and Eoin Colfer readily obliged with book signings.

Business Studies Uform Visit

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Year 12 Business Studies pupils had the opportunity on Friday 10th October to visit the Toome offices of Uform. Uform distribute kitchen doors throughout the UK & Ireland. Pupils had a talk in the boardroom from Mr Eamon Donnelly, MD, about entrepreneurship and the company’s vision.
Joanne Preston, Customer Service manager, brought pupils around the award winning showroom containing 32 kitchen displays, a rare treat, as the showroom is only open to trade customers.


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Year 10 Sentinus App Development Workshop

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social-flickr-box-icon Congratulations to all year 10 pupils who completed the App Development Workshop this week. Pupils were tasked with exploring the process of developing Android apps on the App Inventor platform.

Pupils developed, simulated and then tested their apps by downloading to an android tablet.

Well done Year 10 App Developers!

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European Day of Languages

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Bonjour, Hola, Guten Tag and Buongiorno! European day of languages has been celebrated every year on the 26th of September since 2001 and there are 23 official languages of the European Union and nearly 300 more unofficial languages and it’s hard to believe that there are a staggering 6,500 languages spoken around the globe.

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Pupil librarian awards

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Well done to all those pupils who have now successfully completed their librarian training.  On Tuesday, October 21st, librarians and friends enjoyed celebrating the librarian awards and of course, also enjoyed the accompanying treats!  Read the rest of this entry »

Irish Hockey Trials

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U18 Irish Girls – Trialists


Following on from the recent U18 Interprovincial Tournament in which Ulster won every match to win the tournament and with Tori Hastings scoring, Irish Coach Graeme Francey has announced a selection of athletes for trials for the Irish U18 Girls squad. Read the rest of this entry »

Rome 2014

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Ulster U15 Talent Development Programme

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Ulster Hockey invited 220 girls from right across Ulster to attend U15 Talent Assessment trials in Belfast on the 27 September 2014.
The girls were tested over 2 hours and the standard was extremely high, all six players from the Rainey who attended performed extremely well. Read the rest of this entry »

Under 16 and Under 18 Girls Interprovincial Series

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Many congratulations to Tori Hastings and Lauren Mulholland of Rainey Endowed School, who have been picked to represent Ulster in the Under 16 and Under 18 Girls Interprovincial Series which will take place this weekend at Lisnagarvey Hockey Club, Hillsborough from Friday 17th October to Sunday 19th October. Read the rest of this entry »

Rainey Endowed Students Visit New Delhi Slum


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A team of twelve students and three members of staff from Rainey Endowed School will travel to India on Tuesday 21st October to visit New Delhi.

While there, the Team will be working in the Rainey Endowed Resource Centre in Kusumpur, one of Delhi’s slums. The Resource Centre forms part of an educational programme funded by Asha, a Delhi-based charity founded by Dr Kiran Martin.  During their visit, the Rainey team will be involved in painting the Centre and running craft and English teaching sessions for the children. Read the rest of this entry »