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Open Evenings 2019 #raineyopen2019

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

Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Thursday, 17 January 2019
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.

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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World Book Day 2018



Another, now famous, Rainey #worldbookday video.

Click below to play.



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Chemistry at Kilronan

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On Wednesday the 22nd March, five AS Chemistry pupils; Abbie Speers, Pollyanne Fullerton Bungay, Rachel Curry, Rachel Brown, Leanne McKinley , Mrs Short and Dr Peggs visited Kilronan School, Magherafelt, to carry out sensory experiments with the nursery class. We were welcomed at the door by two of the pupils who then escorted us to the classroom where were introduced to the other three pupils within the class.


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Fixture list 2016-2017

Click here for this season’s fixture list

Rainey ES progress to semi finals

On Wednesday 24th February the ‘P Keenan Road Surfacing’ sponsored Rainey ES travelled to Regent House for the replay of the Quarter final of the Danske Bank Subsidiary Shield. Rainey and Regent had played out a hard fought draw on Saturday and on the evidence of this game there was very little between the teams.

Rainey knew a good start was important, so elected to play with the wind. An excellent kick off from Matthew Smyth forced Regent back to their own line. Good work at the breakdown resulted in a Rainey turn over. Great driving work by Wallace Bruce and William Drennan set up a scoring opportunity for Lorcan Quinn who darted through a gap to score. Lorcan stepped up to convert his own try to give Rainey a 7 0 lead.

Rainey continued to dominate both possession and territory but couldn’t get the second score they deserved. They put themselves into some excellent positions but crucial mistakes in key attacking areas let them down. Regent were finding it difficult to get into the game but a missed tackle in midfield gave the Regent centre the opportunity to run in a try. The conversion was kicked and the scores were level at 7 7. This gave Rainey a warning but to their credit went back on the attack. A great carry from Matthew Gordon set up Neal Hastings who powered forward but was held up over the line. With the Magherafelt boys attacking at every opportunity Regent cleared their lines with a few loose kicks. These kicks were dealt with expertly by Matthew Mulholland and Adam Hunter who put Regent under pressure with clever counter attacking. With half time approaching Regent were penalised after a fine break from Matthew Smyth. Lorcan Quinn converted the penalty to make it 10 7 at half time.

Playing into the breeze Rainey put pressure on Regent right from the kick off. They were playing with real purpose forcing Regent deep into their half. The intensity of the Rainey defence, particularly from centres Andrew Brown and Mark Mulholland, was a real positive for the visitors. Rainey forced Regent into a number of errors and Andrew Nevin capitalised with a number of strong runs. As the half progressed the enthusiasm within the Rainey ranks grew and many of the line breaks were well supported, in particular, Andrew Hawe continuing many promising breaks.

The variety of the Rainey attack was causing Rainey problems. A well timed back move involving Andrew Brown and Mark Mulholland put Michael Lynn in space. Michael beat his opposite man before being stopped illegally. Rainey kicked to the corner and from the lineout Anton Lupari drove over the line for an important try. Lorcan Quinn kicked an excellent conversion into the wind to increase the lead to 17 7. A lapse in concentration at the kick off gave Regent a penalty which they converted to make it 17 10.

Rainey responded positively to this set back going straight back on the attack. Many super breaks, especially by Adam Thornton and Anton Lupari, kept Rainey on the front foot. With time running out Rainey kept Regent deep in their own half. However, with full time approaching a couple of Regent penalties put the home team into the Rainey 22 for the first time in the match. With the ‘last play’ called Regent caught Rainey on the hop to score in the corner. To the relief of the large traveling support the conversion was missed and the final whistle sounded. Rainey had deservedly won 17 15.

This was a very mature and professional performance from Rainey. They dominated Regent throughout and never gave them time to settle. There was a lot more energy in this performance and they showed much more variety in attack. They will need more of the same when they play Down HS in the semi-final.

Other results this week included a comfortable win for the U12s over Foyle College. The U14s also had a big win defeating Carrickfergus GS. The U13s lost narrowly to Carrickfergus GS.

On Friday 4th March the U13s and U14s travel on their tour to Dublin. They play High School, Dublin on Saturday 5th March before going to watch Leinster play Ospreys in the Pro 12. The U12s also play on Friday. They travel to Belfast to play Grosvenor GS before going to watch Ulster play Zebre.

On Saturday 5th March the 1st XV play Down HS in the Quarter-Final of the Danske Bank Subsidiary Shield. The game is at home with a 11.00am kick off. All support welcome.



Photo 1 – Damien Lynn of ‘John Lynn Heating and Plumbing Ltd’ presenting new Hoodies to Rainey 1st XV players Michael Lynn and Cameron Stewart

Photo 2 – Andrew Nevin launches another attack

Photo 3 – Anton Lupari breaks from a scrum
Photo 4 – Neal Hastings beats a defender


Did you graduate during the academic year 2014/15? If so the Rainey Magazine would like to celebrate your success by including you on the graduates’ page.
Let us know your subject, degree classification and university and we’ll be delighted to include you!

Rugby Results – Wednesday 3 February 2016

Danske Bank 3rd XV Plate Quarter Final – Rainey ES 5 Wallace HS 20. A courageous performance from Rainey eventually resulted in defeat. With the game finely balanced at 10 5 Wallace HS scored 2 very late tries to give them a flattering victory. The Rainey try scorer was Martin Cudden. 

Rugby Results – Saturday 30 January 2016

Danske Bank Medallion Shield Round 4 – Ballyclare HS 20 Rainey ES 12. Although defeated Rainey ES Medallion players can be extremely proud of their effort in yesterday’s game. Playing into a strong breeze they displayed brilliant courage and went into the half time break trailing by 10 points. In the 2nd half they scored 2 tries by Bryn Davies and Callum Bolton with a Karl Warner conversion. They continued to through everything at the home defence but luck was not on their side. The players showed magnificent attitude and commitment throughout. Many thanks to all the supporters who braved a terrible morning to support the team. 
They are now away to Campbell College in the Q-F of the Danske Bank Medallion Plate.


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Open Evenings 2016

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, 13 January 2016
Thursday, 14 January 2016
at 7.00 pm

Mr McCullough will address visitors at 7.00 pm sharp

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

Microsoft Office free for all staff and students

In order to help students and teachers get the most from their personal laptops and tablets, every student and Teacher is provided with Microsoft Office free of charge using their C2k username. This will give you access to the latest version of Word, for writing; Excel, for spreadsheets; PowerPoint, for presentations; OneNote, for organization and note taking; and much more.
•        Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad!)
•        Gain valuable skills on the world’s most popular productivity software
•        Office subscription lasts for as long as the student/teacher remains in school and the programme continues

Follow these simple steps to get Office:
1.     For PC and Mac:
a.     Visit
b.     Login with your C2k username and password
•   username must be in the format “”
(please note the @c2ken format – the usual format will not work)
You will be asked again for your credentials a second time
c.      On the installation page select your language and click Install-Run
•   You will be asked to sign in 1 more time with your username and password)

2.     For iOS and Android:
a.     Download from your app store
b.     Sign in with your school credentials for full editing capability

Competition Time!

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This year’s Young Enterprise company are giving away a FREE personalised half zip hoodie, worth £25!!

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Safety Matters





Pupils, with the approach of winter and darker evenings, please consider the following important points.
• Be careful crossing Rainey Street – use the crossing lights; do not run out between buses and cars.
• Be observant when crossing roads; you should not be wearing earphones, texting or chatting on your mobile. Be aware of the traffic and your surroundings.
• Watch when you get off a bus – check for traffic. Wear something bright or stick a reflector onto your school bag so you can be seen.
• Take care going to and from Meadowbank; wear tracksuit bottoms and walk with friends where possible.
• Make sure you let someone at home know if you change your after-school plans; tell them what you are doing and where you are going.
• If someone you don’t know offers you a lift in a car, say ‘No’. Let your parents or teacher know this has happened.
• Trust your feelings; if someone makes you feel scared or uncomfortable, get away as fast as you can and seek help from a trusted adult.


Principal Mr N McClements
Vice-Principal Mr C McDonnell
Assistant Principals
Miss C McClelland Mr I Francis Mr C Simpson
Art & Design
Miss S McCracken Mrs R Hutchinson
Mrs W McAlister Mr S Staples
Business Studies
Mrs D McGurk Mr I Francis Miss C Murphy
Dr L Peggs Dr E Kyle Mrs G Dunlop
Mrs C Drennan Mrs P Cooke Miss C McClelland Miss N McKay
Mrs M Hunter Mr C McDonnell Mrs Kenning Miss Wilson
Mrs L Lubwama
Home Economics
Mrs M Watson Mrs C Simpson Miss E Badger
Mrs S Parke
Mr D Laughlin Mr R Henderson Mrs F Ferguson Mrs K Irwin
Modern Languages
Mrs C  Patterson Mrs S Crawford Mrs S Service Mrs L Stewart
Mrs L Glenn Mrs N Thorogood
Mrs K Beggs Mr J Robinson Miss E Darragh
Physical Education
Mr C Campbell Mrs J Quigley Mr C Simpson
Religious Education
Miss C Bingham Mrs D Francis Miss M Perkins
Mr J Palmer Mr M Boyd


New Books in the Library

New in the Library are Tom Palmer’s ‘Football Series’ and ‘Rugby Academy’.

Library open at break from 11.00 am – 11.15am and lunch from 1.15pm – 1.35pm.

See you there!