Rainey School Rugby Fund Group – Launch Event

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Parents and supporters of Rainey School Rugby held a very successful barbecue in the Rugby Club on Friday 11 September, raising a very impressive £1750, which will subsidise the growth and development of school rugby.


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New Classrooms Officially Opened

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Last week staff and pupils were delighted to welcome back to school Mr Flanagan (Headmaster 1993-2002) and Mr Tughan (1979-1993) for the official opening of a suite of new classrooms.

The classrooms provide modern accommodation for Mathematics, English, Drama and Art and the new resources and facilities are already being put to good use.

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What sort of school is Rainey Endowed?

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Recently Rainey Endowed instructed a third party company to conduct an impartial survey inorder to gain opinions of its stakeholders. These are a few of the headline results. Good reading for our school. 🙂

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Family Barbecue

Rainey Endowed School Rugby – Family Barbecue, has been organised for 11th September at the Rainey Old Boys’ Rugby Club. Please support this event. Everyone welcome…..

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Homework Club

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Crossing Borders in the 21st Century

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On Friday 12th June nineteen pupils from Rainey Endowed travelled to Queens University Belfast to participate in a series of workshops.  All five schools in the Magherafelt area participated as part of the Magherafelt Learning Partnership’s (MLP’s) programme of shared projects.
When we arrived at the Medical and Biology Centre, City Hospital, we were all separated and put into three groups of thirty, six students from each school.

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RESults 2015 Summer School

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Rainey Endowed School are running a Summer School from Monday 3rd August to Friday 7th August 2015 for all primary school pupils who will be going into P6 & P7 in September 2015.


The aim of the Summer School is to provide children with a fun and stimulating learning experience. Numeracy and Literacy tuition will be interspersed with coaching in a variety of sports. Tuition will be carried out by a qualified primary school teacher. Working alongside the teacher will be sports coaching staff and qualified classroom assistants who work in the Rainey. This is a great opportunity for your child to come and familiarise themselves with the Rainey and some of the staff that work there.


The cost of the Summer School is £50 and the relevant documents can be downloaded here.

Application Form (Word Format)

Application Form (PDF Format)


Closing date for returned forms is Friday 19 June 2015.


Summer Junior Rugby Camps

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Ulster Junior Rugby Camps are to be held at Rainey this August for both boys and girls aged 6-12.

In total there will be 19 Junior camps located at a variety of venues throughout the Province. These camps are open to both boys and girls and you do not need to have previously played rugby to attend.
Duration: Monday – Friday , 9.30am – 1.30pm daily

Cost: £55/ 75 per participant, £45/ 60 second camp discount.


Please download this PDF file for more information. Early booking essential.

Community Group Assembly

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On Thursday the Community Group received certificates in Assembly. The certificates were presented by Deirdre Monaghan, the Manager of Brooklands Care Home, and Marjorie Cadden, the Activities Therapist. 62 pupils received certificates to mark their commitment to weekly visits to Brooklands Care Home. The group would like to thank the staff at Brooklands and in particular, Deirdre and Marjorie, who have accommodated our visits and given the pupils a very worthwhile experience. We look forward to continuing our visits next year.

Visit from Lord Rogan

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The History department of Rainey Endowed School hosted a talk from a member of the House of Lords on Friday to encourage students to engage more with the political and parliamentary process.  Lord Rogan met with sixth form History, Politics and Law students for an hour to talk about the work and role of the House of Lords. This was followed by a question and answer session on various aspects of the parliamentary process and life at Westminster generally. Read the rest of this entry »

Community Group Christmas Party

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Our Community Group held a Christmas party on Monday 15th December for the residents of Brooklands Care Home. There was carol singing, dancing, party games and a special appearance from Santa! The residents seemed to enjoy it! The Community Group is looking forward to continuing their weekly visits to Brooklands in the New Year.

Rainey Community Service Group

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On Wednesday 25th June some members of the Community Service Group visited Brooklands Care Home. They spent time with the residents in the dementia suite and presented them with individual door name plaques. They also presented the Home with a personalised frame with a collage of photos from our visits throughout the year! The Community Service Group will continue to run next year for 6th Form pupils.


Spring Concerts 2014

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At last it’s Spring and what better way to celebrate than a Rainey Spring Concert. This year again, Rainey pupils reminded us all what an exceptional, talented and happy school we are.

Pupils, thank you for the music……

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Connecting Classrooms Visit

On Tuesday 22nd February, the Rainey received guests from Rwanda and Kenya as part of the Connecting Classrooms project. The group consisted of Leonard and Aline who were teacher representatives from Rwanda and Linette was a headmistress from Kenya, she was accompanied by a 15 year old Kenyan student called Valencia.

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Bring it On.


Day One

An army of green hoodies arrived at Belfast City Airport, at 3pm on Tuesday 19th October excited and apprehensive about the trip we were about to undertake. After a brisk check-in, we made our way to a seated area in the

Departure Lounge and had a surprise celebration for Emily O’Hare’s 17th birthday where chocolate cake was enjoyed by all.

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Year 9 Geography Field Trip

In December 2010, Year 9 Geography went on a field trip to find out more about where our energy comes from at present and to explore the many possibilities for future energy production. Here are some of their reports of the day.

The day had come-14th December 2010. It was the day we had all been waiting for. We set off on a trip to Kilroot Power Station and Greenmount Agricultural College.


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Trip to Schrader Electronics

On Monday 6th December, 10 AS and A2 Technology students went on a trip to Schrader Electronics, Antrim. Leaving school at 9:30am, we travelled across snow covered roads to the manufacturing plant in Antrim where Schrader Electronics is based.


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The First Lego League 2010

We awoke excitedly on 1st December, eager to get to school to make our way to W5 and the First Lego league competition 2010.

With everyone aboard the Rainey mini-bus we were on our way. After driving up the snowy M2 we arrived at W5 where we were met by our sponsor company mentor, Mr David Caskey (Schrader Electronics)

Our first task was to give our presentation about Multiple Sclerosis to the judges. This went very well and we were disappointed not to receive the presentation award as Colin and Daniel had kept their cool under pressure when answering some very complex questions!

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Wizard of Oz Celebration


91 members of ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ cast and crew enjoyed dinner and dancing on Thur 9th Dec in the Greenvale Hotel.

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Comenius Project

Sunday 14th November 2010

Sunday 14th November saw the arrival of our exchange partners who had flown in from Germany, Denmark and France.  There were here to spend four days in Sunny Northern Ireland. Some of the pupils had the opportunity to be hosted by our sixth form modern linguists.  I had chosen to host four students and had been informed before their arrival that I would be hosting two Danish and two French students.  We were told to collect our new friends at the Terrace hotel at 6.30 pm and by the time 6.30pm arrived, many texts had been fired back and forth between us to make sure that we all arrived at the same time as we were unsure what exactly to expect.  We walked through the doors of the hotel and we were immediately met by a throng of European students, the initial awkwardness only lasted a short while and soon we had retrieved our guests and we were heading back to what was to be their home for the next four days.

That evening some of us got together and watched a DVD with English subtitles, after all it was supposed to be a learning experience.  All six of the exchange students watching the DVD fell asleep and we realised that it was time for bed.  We all went to sleep that night, excited at the thought of the days to come.
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Halloween Disco 2010

The “Blast from the Past Photos ” Brought to you by the Sixth Form Committee.
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