Tayto Visit 2019


On 8th January the two Year 11 Business Studies classes travelled to Tandragee to visit the Tayto factory as an educational visit based upon the subject area of production. The aim of the visit was to investigate production methods used by companies such as Tayto.  This helps the students to consolidate the information that has been taught in class. The visit was accompanied by Mrs McGurk, Mr Francis and Mrs McIvor.  


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Rainey Endowed Girls Hockey Teams- December Update



Congratulations to all the girls hockey teams of Rainey Endowed who have enjoyed a very successful first part of the season. It is an amazing achievement to see that all cup teams have successfully won their 3rd round matches to proceed to the quarter finals of the four Ulster Cups after the Christmas break. The four Ulster cups in hockey are the Belfast Telegraph Senior Schools Cup, the 2NDXI McDowell Cup, the 3RDXI Gibson Cup and the U14 Junior Cup.


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The R – December 2018 Issue



The R is BACK! December 2018 issue now available.

Rainey Review December 2018 now available



Rainey Review December 2018 edition now available.

Rainey Christmas Celebrations 2018



Well done to all for another amazing Rainey Christmas Celebration. Happy Christmas everyone!

Click below for the gallery and video.


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Lego League Team impress judges at regional heat



W5 welcomed 140 pupils from schools across Northern Ireland to the eleventh annual Northern Ireland FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge on Wednesday 5 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 are crucial for their future careers.


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Cycling to Uganda



A huge thank you to everyone who gave so generously on Saturday to our shopping centre cyclists who were raising money for Abaana. A superb £971 pounds was raised to go toward the work in Uganda this summer.
Well done everyone.


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Year 10 January 2019 Exam Timetable



Click below for timetable.


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Thank you to everyone who came and supported the Rainey Shindig last week. Over £400 was raised for SU funds.


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NEBSSA Cross-country championships 2018



Congratulations to the Year 8 Girls’ Cross-country team who won first place at the NEBSSA Cross-country championships in UU Coleraine on Tuesday. They were awarded gold medals along with the NEBSSA trophy.


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Top GCSE Construction Candidate



Congratulations to Rebecca Gilbert who achieved 2nd place in Northern Ireland for GCSE Construction and the Built Environment. We look forward to attending an Awards Ceremony hosted by CITB early next year to celebrate the success of the top candidates.


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Soroptimist Success for Rainey Pupils!



On Thursday 8th November 2018, three Rainey pupils took part in the annual Soroptimist International Public Speaking Competition – Ballymoney and District Local Area Competition. Ellen Henderson (year 12,) Catherine Turkington (year 12,) and Holly Weir (year 12,) all volunteered to take part in the competition this year. The competition is open to girls in year 12 and year 13. The aims of the competition include “encouraging girls to develop the skills to speak effectively and to articulate with clarity” and “to develop self-confidence.”


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Artwork Unveiled



It is with enormous pride and gratitude that today we unveiled artwork commemorating one hundred years of the armistice of the World War One. Created by thirteen year 10 pupils with the guidance and inspiration of local textile artist Andrea Hayes, these pupils set about to create a piece that will be displayed in school to remember those brave pupils who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.


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Set Work and Performance Skills


On Wednesday 24 October, Year 14 Music students attended the Set Work and Performance Skills day at Queen’s University, Belfast.  This was an informative day which linked into the A2 set works from a contextual perspective and forced students to think about other, less obvious aspects of good performance practice.  Thanks to the staff from QUB Music for organising the day!

The June Smith All Ireland Junior Hockey Championship


The inaugural year of this competition was contested by the following teams:


South East: Loreto Kilkenny and Kilkenny College
Connacht: Salerno
Leinster: Loreto Foxrock
Munster: Mount Mercy Cork
Ulster: Rainey Endowed
Ulster’s Rainey Endowed Juniors as last year’s Junior Cup winners qualified for this All Ireland Tournament. The tournament hosted by Kilkenny College, took place on Friday 26th October 2018.


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Cookery Demonstrations

The Livestock and Meat Commission provided cookery demonstrations to Year 11 & 12 Food and Nutrition pupils during October.  Helen Bell  (LMC) informed the pupils about the importance of using farm quality assured beef and lamb, traceability of food and how to cook using both beef and lamb.  These demonstrations provided extremely useful to pupils allowing them to gain a deeper understanding of food from farm to fork and culinary skills including presentation and flavour combination.  Many thanks to Helen for her enthusiasm and knowledge which made this an enjoyable experience for all pupils involved.” Read the rest of this entry »



The Rainey community has responded with enormous generosity to the annual shoebox appeal with 110 gift wrapped shoeboxes brought into the school. To everyone who wrapped, bought and gave donations to make this possible, you will make a difference to a child’s life this Christmas.

We would also like to offer our sincerest gratitude to the Conlon Family, in particular Kelly and Michael who brought 30 filled shoeboxes into school. Your light shines bright. Thank you guys.


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Business Studies Students Visit Tobermore Concrete 2018


Lower Sixth students attended their annual visit to Tobermore Concrete on 16th October 2016. 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.


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Aberdeen University Talk



Rainey Endowed School wishes to thank Professor Roddy Paisley, Dr Adeline Wilson and Dr Robert Taylor, who gave a very insightful talk into how to apply to university in Aberdeen, student life and in completing the personal statement. We also thank staff and pupils from St Pius X and St Marys’ for attending the event. Anyone requiring further information, please see Mr McDonnell.

European Day of Languages 2018



This year, as part of our celebrations for European Day of Languages, we invited two local primary schools to participate in French taster lessons.
For the first session, we had P6 and P7 pupils from Castledawson Primary School and for the second session we had P6 pupils from Spires Integrated Primary School. Through a variety of interactive activities, pupils were taught French numbers, animals and colours.


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Shoe Box Appeal 2018



Could you help to make a difference this Christmas by getting involved in our school Shoebox Appeal?

A small shoebox can have a big impact.

Perhaps you could make a combined effort with your Registration class. However you do, GET INVOLVED!


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New Rainey Digital Leaders appointed



This week sees the newly appointed Digital Leaders embark upon their role within the Rainey, not only promoting the use of ICT throughout the school but also playing a fundamental role in helping to raise awareness of Online Safety to students and parents.


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