BBC NI School Soloist of the Year Performance

Pheobe was selected to go through to the Junior Heats of the BBC NI School Soloist of the Year competition which was to take place after Easter.  Unfortunately, because of restrictions surrounding singing in schools, this competition was cancelled.  We didn’t want anyone to miss out on Pheobe’s performance, so please take a few minutes and enjoy her rendition of ‘Home’!

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 link or on SIMS pay for Rainey parents. Even £1 could make such a difference. Thank you and happy Christmas!

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 the new academic year!

Staff Virtual Choir

Hello Rainey pupils,


We hope you are all well and we miss seeing you in school. While you were enjoying a break from online learning last week, some members of the Rainey family recorded this message for you. We hope you enjoy it and that it makes you laugh. Remember though, your teachers are only ever an email away if you need us.


Watch right until the end to see the Rainey’s most obedient dog!


Associated Board music exams


Associated Board music exams have been cancelled. The most recent correspondence states that candidates will get a 100% refund. This will be processed in due course.


Candidates will have the opportunity to discuss the next steps when they meet with their tutors again.


We will continue to keep you updated.

Evening Of Music 2020



Rainey Endowed celebrated the 2020 Evening of Music with a fantastic night of musical talent on display.


Thank you to the Music Department and all those involved for making it such a great night.


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Exciting news!


A school production of ‘Annie’ will be taking place in in October 2020. There are a few days left to sign up to be part of the cast (either a main role or in the chorus). Please sign up for your audition on the Music noticeboard by 3.30pm on Thurs 6th Feb.


Please also take a sheet to learn your audition parts. Speak to Mrs Glenn, Mrs Service or Mrs Thorogood if you have any questions. Auditions will take place after half term.






Interested in learning an instrument in 2020?


There are many advantages to learning an instrument.

– Helps strengthen your memory and reading skills
– Reduces stress
– Develops multi-processing skills
– Develops communication skills
– Makes you happy!


However, it does take some time and patience. If you would like to learn an instrument in school, please see Mrs Glenn or Mrs Thorogood for more information.

Carol Concert 2019

Rainey Endowed held the annual Carol Concert in the Sports Hall. We’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Read the rest of this entry »




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


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Rainey Christmas Celebrations 2018



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

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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!

Primary School Music Workshops 2018

A large number of pupils from Magherafelt PS, Woods PS and Castledawson PS took part in our Music Workshops over a period of four mornings before the half term holidays.  These workshops were led by our 6th form Music students and assisted by some of our GCSE students.  Read the rest of this entry »

Shrek The Musical

On Thursday 18th October members of the Junior Choir enjoyed a brilliant trip to see ‘Shrek the Musical’. We loved singing along to the hits and taking in the brilliance and splendour of the Grand Opera House.



Spring Concert 2018




A photo gallery from the 2018 Rainey Endowed Spring concert.
Recorded on 22 March 2018.

Well done to everyone involved. #springconcert


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Rainey’s Got Talent #RGT2018



Last night we were left in absolutely no doubt – Rainey really does have talent!
Well done everyone. #rft2018


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Rainey Carol Service 2017



Well done to all for another amazing Rainey Carol Service last night. Happy Christmas everyone!

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@Castledawsonps1 Music workshop


Earlier this week our sixth year Music classes hosted the Primary Six pupils from Castledawson Primary School for a music workshop. During this they learnt about tempo, pulse and rhythm. In groups they got to create their own rhythms after being inspired at our rhythm café.


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Spring Concert 2017

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Some video snippets and a photo gallery from the 2017 Rainey Endowed Spring concert.
Recorded on Wednesday 22 March 2017.


Well done to everyone involved. #springconcert


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Rainey Pupils selected for Ulster Youth Choir @UYCNI

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The Ulster Youth choir recently visited Rainey Endowed to deliver a workshop for our junior and senior choir. This was a fantastic experience for over 90 of our pupils who attended. Following on from this, twenty eight of our students have been selected for the Junior Ulster Youth choir or the Ulster Youth Training Choir. This is a wonderful opportunity for these pupils which reflects their commitment and talent.


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Rainey Christmas Carol Services 2016




A snippet from the excellent Carol Service of Tuesday 13th December 2016.

Well done to all pupils and staff involved.

Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year


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Music Workshops for P6 & P7 Pupils



For two weeks in November a group of seven enthusiastic A level music students volunteered to participate in four fun-filled music workshops for Primary 6 and 7 pupils from Castledawson and New Row Primary Schools. During the course of the four workshops, we taught the children the basic elements of music – pitch, rhythm dynamics, pulse and texture. We taught these musical elements through powerpoint and of course one or two fun games!


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