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Rainey Review 12/2018

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Headmaster’s Message Dear Parent/Guardian I cannot believe that Christmas is just around the corner in what has been another super year for the Rainey Endowed School. Our results go from strength to strength – with 100% A*-C at GCSE, first equal in Northern Ireland and 87% of all pupils gaining 3+ A*-C at A Level, placing us in the top Northern Ireland Grammar School’s category and 84th out of 500 in the UK. I am delighted for all our pupils and staff and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support in the parent-pupil-school partnership. May I remind you that a Development Proposal has been submitted to increase our numbers from 100-120 for September 2019. A public consultation Can I thank all parents for their financial input and gently remind others of the £150 fee that can be paid in instalments or in one lump sum? This is essential as we strive for successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens at a time of unprecedented demands on the education sector. We also intend to start operating a ‘cashless’ system in the New Year. This will allow for canteen, homework diary, school trip, PE kit and printer credit payments to be made with a debit or credit card, which we hope will be more efficient for parents and pupils. Further details will be available in due course. Once again, thank you for all your support in helping ‘making the best even better’ and can I take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy New Year for 2019. will be available on this shortly and I would appreciate your continued support in this.


The June Smith All Ireland Junior Hockey Championship The inaugural year of this competition was contested by the following teams: 1. South East: Loreto, Kilkenny and Kilkenny College 2. Connacht: Salerno 3. Leinster: Loreto Foxrock 4. Munster: Mount Mercy Cork 5. 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.  We are delighted to report that not only did Holly take first place in the competition but Catherine came second while Ellen tied for third place completing a clean sweep for the Rainey pupils. The girls worked extremely hard in their spare time to

Rainey won their first group match after

team play, however, Kilkenny came back strongly and scored just on the whistle of half time. The second half saw a very close game played out by both teams but with no more goals, Rainey were the winners! The Junior girls have made school history taking this first All-Ireland Champions title. This follows the Senior girls qualifying for the Kate Russell finals earlier this year for the first time, where they achieved bronze. Huge congratulations to all the Rainey girls on this fantastic achievement and to Judith Quigley the coach, the support coaching staff, parents and many generous sponsors from the local community.

coming from being 1-0 down against Connacht champions Salerno to win 3-2 on the full-time whistle. Gabi Scott scoring two and Ellie Stewart the other. The girls then played Kilkenny College in another close game before again winning 3-2, with goals from Aimee McClure, Grace Fullerton and Ellie Stewart. As the group winners the girls then faced Loreto Kilkenny in the final. Rainey started very well and an Aimee McClure pass saw Ellie Stewart roof the first goal high into the net leaving the Kilkenny keeper no chance. The second goal was then secured by Aimee McClure herself after some great

Yours sincerely D M McCullough Headmaster


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. Year 12 girls Ellen Henderson, Catherine Turkington and Holly Weir all spoke on “Real wealth is never measured in money or possessions.”

prepare for the competition.

Congratulations to everyone and all the best to Holly, who will go on to speak at the Northern Ireland Final in February.

| Miss N McKay

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