Monthly Archives: September 2014

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!!!


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:!project-nl/c1lk9

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


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!


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!

grade_12s   (Our Grade 12’s!)

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!

Terry Fox Walk Moved to Tuesday

Terry Fox Activities
To date the Terry Fox Foundation worldwide has raised over $600 million for cancer research in Terry’s name through the annual Terry Fox Run, held across Canada and around the world. We at Random Island Academy would like to help contribute to this great cause.

Our Fundraising Goal: $300!!!
Last year we raised close to $200 for this cause. This year we want to beat that amount. If we reach our goal of $300 this year’s Student Council President, Brandon Wiseman, has agreed to be dressed up by my his newly elected Student Council. The costume is a secret, not even Brandon knows; therefore if you want to see Brandon dressed up let’s get donating!!!
We will have a donation can in the office for any donations you wish to make. We will keep the can in the office until Wednesday, September 17th.

Student-Teacher Dodge Ball Game:
Grade 7-12 representatives from each homeroom will be playing against their teachers on Monday, September 15th, last period. What we ask is that all students, K-12, who come in to watch the game pay a $2.00 admission to go towards our fundraising for the Terry Fox Foundation. $2.00 is only a suggestion but not a requirement, please donate as you wish.
Annual Terry Fox Walk, Monday, September 15th (now moved to Tuesday September 16th – due to weather).
– Walk will start at 9:00 and go to the Salvation Army Cemetary in Hickman’s Harbour.
– This year we will be doing a run as well. Any 7-12 students ONLY that wish to run please see Mrs. Smith by the end of Friday. We will be running to the Salvation Army.

Bake Sale:
Student Council will be having a bake sale in aid of our fundraising efforts on Tuesday, September 16th.

Walk to Breakfast
The Walk to Breakfast is taking place on Monday, September 15th (now moved to Tuesday September 16th – due to weather) in coordination with the Terry Fox Walk. We will be cooking pancakes for all students to have for their breakfast as they return back from the Terry Fox Walk. If you would like to volunteer to help with the cooking and serving of the pancakes, please contact Sandy. In the past we have asked parents to send along non-perishable breakfast items such as cereal, jam, butter, juice, cheese whiz, etc. to be served at our Breakfast Program here at the school. You can also send along monetary donations marked in a envelope or items such as yogurt tubes or bread which we can freeze and use as needed. Please support the Random Island Academy Breakfast Program as it does benefit your child.

Thank You in advance for you support to this great cause! It is very much appreciated by all!
Sincerely, RIA Student Council

New RIA Student Council!!!

RIA Student Council 2014-2015

Class Representatives:

Grade 7 – Keisha Parrott & Sabrina Martin
Grade 8 – Abby Blundell & Gabe Blundell
Grade 9 – Kaitlyn Walters & Naasson Lambert
Grade 10 – Emily Simmons & Gregory Hoskins
Grade 11 –  Candace Butt & Morgan Phillips
Grade 12 – Melanie Reid & Robin Baker

Student Council Executive:

Junior High President –  Jennifer Hart
Special Events Coordinator – Joanne Hart
Secretary –  Mikaila Green
Vice President –  Brianna Green
President – Brandon Wiseman

Congratulations to all elected representatives!!!