September Was A Great Month At RIA

There were a lot of great things happening in our classrooms during the month of September!  Here are just a few:

Grade 1 Sight Word Practice!

 

Grade 6 Archeological Dig!

Social Studies 2201 ‘Cave Paintings’

Grade 4 / 5 Science class creating their own sedimentary rock!

Drama 2206 Getting used to some ‘Warm-up Games’

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K-6 field Trip To Champneys West a Great Success!

Our K-6 students were treated to a great day at the aquarium in Champneys West on September 25th.  they certainly enjoyed the touch tank and all the activities both at the aquarium and at the Beach!  Great work everyone!

                                        

First Ever SSNL Co-Ed Softball Regional Is In The Books

Our Random Island Academy Crusaders were a part of history on September 19th as they took part in the first-ever SSNL Co-Ed Regionals, hosted by Tricentia Academy.  There was a four-team tournament that saw Discovery Collegiate, Heritage Collegiate, Tricentia Academy, and Random Island Academy take part in this mixed tournament.  Our Crusaders finished 0-3 but played in some close games.  They lost their first game to Tricentia 15-12, lost an extra-innings game to Discovery 15-15, and then lost their final game to the eventual champions, Heritage Collegiate.   Our team played well and had lots of fun!  We would like to congratulate the Heritage team for their big win and Tricentia academy for being such great hosts.  A big thank you to Mr. Blackmore for taking them to this tournament!

Welcome Back Crusaders!!!

We are very pleased to welcome all our students on Friday!  We are excited to start a new school year and can’t wait to see everyone and meet all our new Kindergarten and transfer students!

There will be a limited canteen supply to start the year so parents and students should be aware when planning for recess and lunch.   There will be a hotdog lunch for all students on Friday.  There will be no charge for lunch but if  anyone who wishes to bring along a donation for the Heart & Stroke foundation it would be greatly appreciated!

Back to School: Important Information

The time to head back to school is fast approaching, although the students of RIA will not be heading back when many other students in the province are; they will get a few extra days of summer.

Our school was selected to be part of Phase 2 of the Responsive Teaching initiative which will be focused on providing interventions to improve reading for struggling readers in K-6. Our school will avail of a reading specialist, a learning resource teacher and resources to help establish a learning commons – all intended to support the goals of the Responsive Teaching initiative.

Being a ‘phase 2 school’ means that our teachers will receive 2 days of professional development in the area of responsive teaching. So the first week of school will look like this:

  • First day of school for teachers is Tuesday, Sept 3
  • Wed & Thurs, Sept 4&5 – PD for all teachers
  • Friday, Sept. 6th – first day of classes for students