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’.


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RESults Summer School 2019


RESults Summer School is back!

It will take place this year from Monday 29th July to Friday 2 August 2019 in the RES Sports Complex.

The RESults Summer School aims to provide children with a fun and stimulating learning experience. Numeracy and Literacy tuition will be interspersed with coaching in a variety of sports such as hockey, rugby, football, tennis and rounders.


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Peace On Demand Weekend



Over the weekend, Year 10 pupils enjoyed a weekend away to Corrymeela in Ballycastle with pupils from St Colm’s High School, Draperstown. They spent time learning about the technical aspects of creating a podcast as well as considering how to create interesting content and working with peers from new communities. A fantastic time was had by all involved and their final podcasts are super.


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Rainey Open Evenings attract 1000+ visitors



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! #raineyopen2018

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Open Evenings 2018 #raineyopen2018

Rainey crest clear


A Caring School
Serving the Whole Community
Committed to Excellence
Open Evenings for P6 & P7 pupils
and their parents will be held on

Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Thursday, 18 January 2018
at 6.30 pm

Mr McCullough will address visitors at 7.00 pm sharp in the Sports Hall

Mr McCullough and the Staff of the Rainey look forward to welcoming
you to their Open Evenings.

RESults Summer School 2017

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We will be running our annual Summer School in August for all current P6 school pupils who will be going into P7 in September 2017.


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Operation Christmas Child sorting centre @OCC_UK




Pupils from 8A enjoyed their day as little elves at the shoe box sorting centre! When you’re out shopping over half-term don’t forget to pick up some items for the shoe box appeal… boxes to be return Wed 9th Nov.


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#Heartstart Training 2016



Rainey Endowed today held specialist Heartstart training for Year 11 pupils as part of an initiative supported by the Mid Ulster District Council to teach members of the public what to do in a life-threatening emergency.


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Year 10 Church Visits 2016



Year 10 undertook their annual church visits on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th of October this year. 10A and 10C visited Magherafelt Chapel and St Swithin’s Church of Ireland while 10B and 10D visited Magherafelt Baptist and 1st Magherafelt Presbyterian.


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RESults Summer School 2016

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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.


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RESults Summer School 2016

Results summer school 2016


This year again we will be running a Summer School in August for all current P6 school pupils who will be going into P7 in September 2016.


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CowPat Fundraiser

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What a night! Congratulations to all involved. (especially the cows) #raineyrugby


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Spring Concert Tickets Now Available

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This Year’s Spring Concert will be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 15th March 2016 in the Johnston Hall. Tickets are priced at £5 each and include refreshments, which will be served in the Dining Hall during the interval. Please complete and return the slip, along with the correct payment (cheques made payable to Rainey Endowed School) to the school office no later than Friday 11th March 2016.


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Rainey Community Group work with Magherafelt Foodbank

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On Tuesday evening the Community Group worked in conjunction with Magherafelt Foodbank and Agewell to produce 60 food hampers for members of our local community. 16 members of our group packed the food into bags with the Foodbank & Agewell logos as well as our School Crest.


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Magherafelt’s First Drive In Movie

Meadow Bank Sports Arena was the venue for Magherafelt’s first Drive in Movie experience on Saturday 21 November. Over 160 adults and children packed into 50 plus cars that turned up to watch Pirates of the Caribbean on the big air screen which was over 6 metres high. The crisp clear weather was ideal for the event, which seemed to stir the imagination of all who attended. Most of the audience had never attended a drive in movie, so once the practical applications of tuning in car radios to hear the film were sorted out everyone settled down for a great night’s entertainment!

Food was provided by Sizzlers external catering, deliveries to the cars were undertaken by some of the Rainey rugby players. Joint Chair of the Rainey Rugby Fund Raising Committee Alistair Mc Gowan commented “The feedback from all those who came along to support the event has been very positive. I would like to thank not just those who attended but Paul Clarke and the Sizzlers catering staff, the food was outstanding! Also Mid Ulster Council for allowing us to stage this event at Meadowbank. Hopefully we will have another Drive in Movie night in the future”

Rainey Rugby would also like to thank Alistair McGowan, Tracey Lupari, Helen Hall and all other member of the fund-raising committee for their hard work and time.

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Make this Friday Red and Black!



We need your help.

This Friday (27th November) shops across the uk will be holding the biggest sales of the year, meaning it’s the perfect time to pick up party dresses, grab gifts and take advantage of tech bargains.

Don’t forget you can collect free donations for Rainey Endowed School – Magherafelt every time you shop online thanks to

There are nearly 3,000 shops on board, ready to make a free donation to us – it doesn’t cost you a penny extra.

It’s really simple, all you have to do is:

1. Join – Head to and sign up for free.
2. Shop – Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.
3. Raise – After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to Rainey Endowed School – Magherafelt for no extra cost whatsoever!

Thank you for your support this Give Back Friday.

Fancy winning a pair of tickets to a Ulster Rugby match?

Fancy winning a pair of tickets to a Ulster Rugby match?  There are 2 pairs up for grabs plus hampers and vouchers.  For your chance win them call into the craft fair on Saturday from 11am-3pm and enter the raffle. Good luck:)



Mr Tughan – Visiting a former Headmaster



On Wednesday 18th November four members of the Community Group paid a visit to Mr Tughan, a former Headmaster of the Rainey. They thoroughly enjoyed the time spent with him as he reminisced about his life and his time at the Rainey. At the Rainey we value the links we have with past staff and pupils and this was a fantastic experience for these current pupils. Many thanks to Mr & Mrs Tughan for opening their home to us and showing such warm hospitality!

ShoeBox Sorting

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Little elves from 8C working hard at the shoebox sorting centre today. The girls really enjoyed their day checking and packing up lots of boxes. Great job girls!

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700 Twitter Followers

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At the weekend we received our 700th follower on twitter!

Timely up to the minute Rainey news delivered directly to you. If you are on twitter and haven’t followed yet then what are you waiting for?

Upcoming Concussion Seminars

There will be two Concussion Seminars, presented by Dr Michael Webb ( Ulster Rugby Medical Dept )


Wed 4th Nov at Rainey RFC  7pm start and
Tues 10th Nov at Limavady  7pm start.

These Concussion Recognition and Management seminars ( and IRFU graduated return to play policies ) are aimed at coaches,players, officials, parents and teachers at all levels as we continue to create awareness amongst everyone involved within our schools and is also an integral component of the Schools of Ireland Scheme.
Booking for these seminars will shortly be available online through the Ulster Rugby web-site


Technology & Design 6th Form Visit Emerson

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Keeping your cool can be tricky sometimes. Ask any large food retailer, especially when potentially thousands of pounds of food stock is at stake.


Fortunately for them, and us, we have local industry on our doorstep producing compressors for refrigeration units keeping our food fresh. Astonishingly, Emerson in Cookstown are producing scroll compressors at a rate of 1 per minute!

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