Welcome to another school year! This of course is year #41 for Random Island Academy and we look forward to another fantastic school year on this beautiful island. First off, a big “CONGRATULATIONS!” goes out to the 40th Anniversary planning committee (Sherry & Brianna Green, Katie Hansford, Fallon Parrott, and Jill Brooking) and all of the volunteers for organizing a truly magnificent day on July 26th. The day had a great community feel to it – and was certainly well-attended…I can’t wait for the next one!! I would also like to welcome Mr. Vincent Mulrooney to our school as the new Assistant Principal. Mr. Mulrooney, originally from Southern Harbour, comes to us from Main River Academy in Pollard’s Point where he was the Assistant Principal since September 2004. In addition I would like to welcome Ms. Lynn Hiscock back to our building as our Guidance Counsellor. Ms. Hiscock will also have Special Needs and Music teaching duties. Ms. Hurley will not be starting the school year with us as she is about to go on maternity leave. In the interim we welcome Ms. Jennifer Burke back to our school where she will be a member of our special services team. I’d also like to welcome Ms. Donna Strowbridge to our staff as she replaces Ms. Brenda Marsh as the school’s caretaker. We would like to wish Ms. Marsh a long and happy retirement. I’d like to inform parents that our new lockers are now installed in the school and most all of our windows have new blinds installed. With a volleyball court to come as well as a field area to be installed at the rear of the school, things, once again are looking to be positive and busy at Random Island Academy.