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Lego League 2019

    W5 welcomed 140 pupils from schools across Northern Ireland to the twelfth annual Northern Ireland FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge on Wednesday 4 December.   The FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) is a global science and technology challenge for teams of students, to encourage an interest in real world issues and develop key skills that…
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Twelve Rainey Pupils among CCEA Top Candidates

    We are delighted to learn that in the 2019 summer GCSE and A-Level examinations Rainey Pupils not only achieved the highest possible grades but some also gained the highest individual marks in Northern Ireland. This year we had an outstanding 12 CCEA Top Candidate placings with 6 students placing first in their subject…
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Rainey crowned Ulster Superleague champions

    Rainey Endowed V Banbridge Academy in the final of the Ulster Schools Superleague – Wednesday 27 November at Playball, Stormont. The Rainey girls 1STXI hockey team won their league group matches 7-0 v Coleraine Grammar School, 4-0 v Glenlola Collegiate, 1-0 v Dalriada and 4-0 v Ballymena Academy to top their Superleague section…
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Olivia Currie wins ILGU Junior Medal

    A huge Rainey well done to Olivia Currie who won the ILGU Junior Medal recently at the links at Seapoint. Olivia carded the score of the day in very windy conditions to win the Golf Medal. Playing off 31, she made four pars and racked up 45 points. Great job Olivia, your school…
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Soroptimist Success for Rainey!

    On Thursday 21st November 2019 Honor Graham and Catherine Turkington took part in the annual Soroptimist Public Speaking Regional Competition for Ballymoney and District Area. This is a competition organised annually for girls in year 12 and year 13. The aims of the competition include: “encouraging girls to play a more prominent part…
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    What a night at Rainey’s Got Talent. Everyone was utterly amazing! We think it’s fair to say Rainey definitely does have its fair share of talent! A special congratulations to Phoebe McIvor, who topped the votes with her rendition of Doris Day’s “Black Hills of Dakota”. #RGT2019  

Paired Reading Programme

    On 21st October two students along with Mrs McMullan, attended a Paired Reading Workshop facilitated by Learn Spark as a part of the Mid Ulster Community Planning Schools Together Initiative. The workshop was held in the Bridewell, Magherafelt and saw the five local secondary schools coming together to learn about paired reading.  

Shared Education Pupils meet Holocaust survivor, Eva Clarke BEM

    Yesterday year 11 RS and History pupils had the very special opportunity to hear a testimony from Holocaust Survivor, Eva Clarke BEM. The event was kindly hosted by our friends in Magherafelt High School and organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust. Her family story, which reflected the true horrors and tragedy of the…
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Eco Club Recommences

  Our first week of Eco Club got off to a great start with our new recruits. Our three topics are Healthy Living, Energy and Waste. We have all been assigned our new duties for the next two months Year 8 members Kevin Cheung, Maia Nowak, Isabella McCracken, Olivia Overend, Amelie McConnell, Hannah Field Bianca…
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Business Studies Students Visit Tobermore Concrete 2019

  Lower Sixth students attended their annual visit to Tobermore Concrete on 1st October 2019. The visit commenced with a health & safety talk where the students were warned about the potential risks and hazards around the plant and then provided with their high-vis jackets and personal audio devices.  

National Poetry Day 2019

  National Poetry Day 2019 was celebrated in a very special way at lunchtime today with our friends from Milesian Manor joining our Year 14 English Literature students in an engaging reading of W.B Yeats’ ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’.  

AS Biology Students visit Ramore Head

  In September, an enthusiastic bunch of intrepid year 13 students headed to the rocky shore at Ramore Head in Portrush to complete some fieldwork as part of their AS Biology course. There they developed sampling skills as they completed a belt transect of the shore to see if the different seaweeds were adapted for…
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Sponsor Day

  In Uganda it is very common that parents simply can’t afford to send their pupils to school. This is where you can make a difference to the life of a child of a similar age to you. If you give £1 per month a pupil will be able to attend Rainey Primary School. The…
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Prize Distribution 2019

  On Thursday 19 September 2019 Rainey Endowed held its annual Prize Distribution. We were left speechless by the first hand account of past pupil, Clodagh Dunlop and her battle to escape Locked In Syndrome. Having had a brain stem stroke Clodagh was told she wouldn’t walk or talk again yet, last night, she addressed…
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Digital Leaders 2019-2020

  Introducing this year’s Digital Leaders- In RES the Digital Leader’s team work together to help ensure our pupils are using technology kindly, respectfully, creatively and responsibly. Throughout the year, they will deliver presentations, host assemblies and plan and organise events and competitions.

Rainey ABP Finalists

    The Rainey ABP Finalist pupils attended a media presentation day at Cool FM Academy yesterday, where they learnt about presentation skills and pitched their presentation to a group of media experts. This was a very beneficial experience that will help as they prepare for their final pitch. Many thanks to the Cool FM…
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Headmaster’s notes to parents – August 2019

      Dear Parent / Guardian, Headmaster’s notes to parents August 2019 may be downloaded here.

The GCSE results at Rainey Endowed are outstanding

    The GCSE results at Rainey Endowed are outstanding.  21% of all passes were at A* grade and 62% at A*/A grade.  100% of all pupils achieved 7 or more A*-C grades including English and Mathematics.    

Paris Trip 2019

    Day 1 – After our early start from school (1am) we arrived in France. A short coach trip from Beauvais airport later we were in central Paris and our first stop of our trip. The Arc de Triomphe. We weren’t just here to see this amazing monument, we were also to walk to…
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Knockloughrim Primary School join Rainey Rocketeers

    This morning the Rainey Rocketry Club hosted some budding young Rocketeers. P1 and P2 Pupils from Knockloughrim Primary School joined us to build and launch some very special rockets. We were delighted how everyone worked so hard and asked such excellent questions. The future is certainly very bright if this bunch are anything…
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Year 8 Micro Generators

    Year 8 today built micro generators to power model electric vehicles. This was a special STEM event hosted by our friends at Sentinus. Well done year 8 – you are all really bright sparks! ?