Category: Frontpage

Rainey Family Album

  During the last two weeks in June the pupils took part in the Take 5 Wellbeing Initiative.  As part of this, pupils and staff were asked to contribute positive photos and phrases regarding lockdown.  As a result the Rainey Family in Lockdown 2020 Album was compiled.  Enjoy!  

Christmas Concert

We have really missed having our usual Christmas Concert this year in the Rainey. We have put together a little something for you to enjoy instead! Usually our ticket sales would be donated to Abaana.   If you would like to support the work of Abaana this year you could donate using the Just Giving…
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Hope Magherafelt’s Foodbank appeal

    Thank you to everyone in the Rainey community who contributed to our Christmas food donations for Hope Magherafelt’s Foodbank appeal. The trolley was overflowing!   All the items went to the Foodbank warehouse on Friday.

Wacky tie, socks and hair day

Wacky tie, socks and hair day was held on Monday 30th November to raise money for our sixth form charities. This also marked the final day for our pupils who participated in Movember to grow moustaches and beards to raise money for the Movember charity. In order to let everyone join in the fun, members…
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Northern Ireland Secondary School of the Decade Article

When the wealthy Presbyterian merchant Hugh Rainey left an endowment in his will in 1707 to establish a non-denominational school to teach Christian values, he could hardly have imagined a legacy stretching from Magherafelt in Northern Ireland to India, China and Uganda.

GL Familiarisation Event

  To confirm, the on-site GL Familiarisation event scheduled for Wednesday 2 December at 4pm has been cancelled.   This will be replaced by a virtual familiarisation event to be released in early January. Thank you.    

NI Sunday Times Secondary School of the Decade

  I am thrilled to announce Rainey Endowed School has been awarded the “NI Sunday Times Secondary School of the Decade”.   Alastair McCall, editor of the Sunday Times, said: “Children leave the Rainey as citizens of the world and graduates of an outstanding school, which manages to combine consistent academic excellence with a wider…
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Exam Timetable Year 9 & 10

  The exam timetables for the Year 9 and 10 exams in January have been released. Please click on the relevant link below to view the timetable:   Year 9   Year 10

ABP Angus Youth Challenge

    Congratulations to Kelly Stewart who has been awarded an ‘Outstanding Individual Performance Award’ for her participation in the ABP Angus Youth Challenge.   Kelly along with her other group members spent 18 months rearing 5 Aberdeen Angus cross calves while also completing research on benchmarking and women in agriculture.   Well done Kelly!

Letter to Parents 15 October 2020

Dear Parent,   I am writing to you at the end of what has been a challenging and unusual half-term for all of us. I would like to begin by acknowledging the efforts of everyone in the school community to make the return to school as smooth as possible and, in particular, I would like…
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Congratulations Mrs Hamilton

    We are delighted to learn of the recognition given to another past pupil and former teacher, Mrs Margaret Hamilton.   Mrs Hamilton has been awarded the British Empire Medal for services to the community in Cookstown in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.   Mrs Hamilton, the Rainey family is so proud of you!

Congratulations Elizabeth Ferris

We could not be more proud of our past pupil Elizabeth Ferris, who has just been awarded the British Empire Medal for Services to Disability Sport in the Queens Birthday Honour’s list. Since leaving the Rainey in 2003 Elizabeth suffered spinal cord injury. However, this has not held Elizabeth back. She graduated as a Doctor…
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PPTC Information for Parents

    PPTC have released a PowerPoint presentation to provide updated information for parents with regard to the GL Assessment. The presentation can be downloaded by clicking here.

National Poetry Day 2020

Creativity continues to flourish in the Rainey in 2020. With National Poetry Day coming up on Thursday 1st October, judging of Year 8 haiku is underway. Sixth Form Literature students have been inspired by the vision of our Year 8 poets.

Letter to parents 28 September 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian   I wish to inform you that a member of our school community has tested positive for Covid‑19.   I have sought the most up-to-date advice from the Public Health Agency (PHA) and ensured that the affected area in the school has now undergone an enhanced clean. The pupils and staff that are…
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QUB Undergraduate Virtual Events

QUB are running a series of live virtual events with the aim of providing you with the knowledge, confidence and skills to make informed choices about your future learning and career. Please join them at the events listed below to gain an insight into life at Queens, along with useful information and advice which will…
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Updated COVID 19 Guidance

Updated COVID-19 guidance has been issued by the Chief Medical Officer. The full letter is available here. An instructional letter, available by clicking here, outlines actions which should be taken by parents and carers if their children develop Covid-19 symptoms. A mobile friendly version is also available.

Rainey Endowed Examination Success

We are delighted with our pupils’ examination results this year. At A level our results were outstanding with 26% of all passes at A* grade while 63% of results were A*/A grade. We wish all our A level pupils well as they embark on the next stage of their careers whether in education or employment.…
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Virtual Open Day

Usually at this time of year, Ulster University and QUB run their open days in order to supply prospective students with as much information about subjects, the Universities and the student experience as possible.  Due to current covid restrictions they are now running the following virtual open days:   Ulster University Saturday 5th September –…
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Entrance Assessment Update

2nd September 2020       P7 pupils to be provided with more time to prepare for the Entrance Assessment PPTC has been informed that the Education Authority has been able to move the Transfer Form deadline from early February into March 2021. As a result of this information from the EA, and following discussions with…
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Education Restart

Tuesday 11 August 2020   Education Restart   Dear Parent   As the end of the summer approaches, we are looking forward to welcoming Rainey pupils back into the building for the first time since March. You will be aware that the Minister for Education has stated that all pupils should begin to return to…
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Annie Production Postponed

  As you know, we were very much looking forward to our production of ANNIE in the Autumn term.  Unfortunately, because of the current pandemic, we are having to postpone the production until October 2021. This is beyond our control because of social distancing guidelines.  For now, enjoy the summer holidays and see you in…
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