Silver for our Senior Girls Softball Team in a Very Close Regionals

Congratulations to our Senior Girls Softball Team on a hard fought silver medal at Regionals this past Friday.  Our girls lost a close first game to Bishop White 7 – 4 but won the second game 7 – 5!  Unfortunately this regional went with a combined total score from both games and that meant our girls lost by a single run (12 – 11); a very close ending but our girls played hard and represented us well!  A big congratulations to Caitlin Hoskins for winning the sportsmanship award!

A Really big thank you to coach Kristina Hansford and Assistant Coaches and teacher sponsors Fallon Parrott and Katie Hansford.  Your time and dedication are greatly appreciated!!!

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Newsletter – Friday, Sept 26

You can download the newsletter here:

Word – Newsletter September 26th

PDF – Newsletter September 26th

As we did last year, we will no longer be giving paper copies of the newsletter to students after today.  Students, parents, and community members can access them on our website and those on our email list will have them emailed out.  This is in an effort to become a ‘greener’ and paperless school.  Thank you for your support!

RIA Supports One Step Project: NL

ONE STEP Shoe Recycling is a project to help those in need in both Newfoundland and across the world, starting with a pair of shoes.

A donation bin for the used shoes has been placed in the main entrance of RIA. We will accept anything from heels to flip-flops to running shoes of all sizes.

Please help the Grade 4’s and 5’s spread the word. For more information, please visit:

http://www.onestepshoerecycling.org

http://www.onestepshoerecycling.org/#!project-nl/c1lk9

A big thank you to Mrs. Porter for starting this initiative!

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RIA Students See David Suzuki

You may know him from The Nature Of Things, or you may know him as a champion of the environment, but we all recognize him as a Canadian Icon.  Students from Random Island Academy were quite fortunate Wednesday evening to travel to St. John’s and see the start of David Suzuki’s Blue Dot Tour, his last national tour.  Dr. Suzuki has been listed as the most trusted Canadian as he speaks from the heart about issues that are important to him and vital to us all; as an eco-champion he has filled auditoriums expressing his concerns and imploring us to recognize the need for change.  Our students entered the theater last night with an already great admiration for this most trusted Canadian; but they left with these important ideas:

Urgency –  as the United Nations Environmental summit is taking place this September and the leaders of the world, such as the American President Barack Obama, are addressing the summit and expressing the need for urgency, Canada needs to step up and speed up our Environmental initiatives.

24/25 – Canada is currently ranked 24th out of the 25 most developed countries for its consideration for the environment; we are clearly lagging behind the rest of the modern world.

The Right to Clean Air, Water, and Food – People need to put pressure on governments to include the RIGHT to clean water, air, and food into the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  Right now its not a RIGHT to have these things (as ridiculous as it may sound to not have the right to clean air, water, and food).  It is up to us to put pressure on our governments to incorporate these laws into the Charter so then it would be illegal for corporations or governments to exploit people and the environment for commercial gain.

A Big Thank you goes out to Mrs. Rogers for organizing this trip and accompanying our students to St. John’s; along with coordinating the schools Green Team, who are responsible for all of our schools environmental initiatives!  And, thank you to Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Wiseman for also traveling with our students to this event!

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RIA Visits Trinity

Random Island Academy students from grades 7 – 12 visited Trinity on Tuesday and had a great day of drama and culture.  We were treated to Rising Tide Theater’s production of Round Robin, which was a fantastic comedy that explored the lives of some hockey moms; all of our students enjoyed it thoroughly!  We then had the opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of historic Trinity!  This trip was especially fun for our Grade 12’s (a great group of drama lovers) who soaked up every minute of their last school trip to Trinity!

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Another Fantastic Terry Fox Walk / Walk to Breakfast

Our Student Council did another tremendous job in organizing the Terry Fox Walk and Walk to Breakfast this past week. They set a fundraising goal of $300.00, and well surpassed that goal by raising $426.00. Also, a VERY BIG THANK YOU goes out to our volunteers who helped prepare the pancake breakfast that day. We couldn’t do it without you! Some members of our Student Council will be traveling to Flower’s Cove for the Provincial Student Leadership Conference this Fall and will represent us quite well!