Monthly Archives: November 2014

Fall Fair is Tomorrow

Come to Random Island Academy on Saturday November 22nd from 10 -2 and check out all the tables and activities!.  Fun for all ages!!!  Click on the poster to the left to see all the things that will be taking place!

Student Council Children’s Playroom for the Fall Fair
The Student Council will be providing a playroom for parents & guardians to drop off their curious kids while they browse the Fair. The charge will only be $2.00 and all proceeds are in support of the Student Council initiatives. Children will be kept busy with story time, getting their face and nails painted, coloring, playing board games, movies and much more.

Alumni Volleyball Match

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(The games saw some great battles like this Brother vs Brother match-up)

Mr. Cook was pleased to have so many of his former players come in and play his Senior Boys Volleyball team on Wednesday night.  It was a great chance to hear about past glories and re-tell funny stories, and there were some really good games of volleyball.  The Senior Boys won the first game of the best of seven match with the Alumni winning the second.  There was a lot of talk on the Alumni side about winning the match but the Senior Boys came back and won three straight to win 4 games to 1.  They played another game which the Alumni won, so all in all, it ended with the Senior Boys winning 4 and the Alumni winning 2; although the Alumni did swear the results would be different the next time they played!

Thank you to coach Jordan Mash for helping organize the Alumni and thank you to Jordan Cooper (Assistant coach), Matt Latham, Anthony Marsh, Sheldon Marsh, Jon Stone, Ben Martin, Jordan Marsh, Darren Avery, and Justin Marsh for coming in to help the Senior Boys prepare for Provincials!

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Senior Boys Volleyball Team at Subway Classic

Congratulations to our Senior Boys Volleyball team on a great showing at the Subway Classic in Clarenville this past weekend.  The boys went 3-2 and made the playoffs ranked 5 of 15 teams.  RIA defeated Discovery and Roncalli on Friday, lost to Lester Person, and defeated Clarenville B Saturday morning to earn a playoff spot.  They eventually lost to a tough Gander team in the playoffs.  The boys played well and had a great tournament to prepare them for the upcoming SSNL Regionals.

Junior Boys Volleyball Win Bronze!

Congratulations to the Junior Boys Volleyball team on winning a bronze medal this past weekend at the grade 8 and under NLVA regional tournament.  The boys were playing in a seven team tournament in Clarenville and saw action against teams from St. Johns, Wesleyville, and Clarenville.  The team played well and had fun…way to go!

A BIG THANK YOU to Mr. Baker and Ms. Parrott for taking the team this weekend; it couldn’t have happened without you!

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Fall Fair – November 22nd

Random Island Academy, in partnership with the PBLLC Recreation Association, will be hosting a fall fair at the school on Saturday, Nov. 22nd. Call Penny Currie or Sandy to book a table.

It would be greatly appreciated if parents would donate baked items, crafts, knitted items, preserves for our table at the Fair and/or send along a monetary donation to help offset canteen expenses. We thank you for your continued support and look for ward to any support you can give us for this fundraiser.

Student Council Children’s Playroom for the Fall Fair
The Student Council will be providing a playroom for parents & guardians to drop off their curious kids while they browse the Fair. The charge will only be $2.00 and all proceeds are in support of the Student Council initiatives. Children will be kept busy with story time, getting their face and nails painted, coloring, playing board games, movies and much more.

RIA College Tour 2014

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Random Island Academy students from grades 10 – 12 had a fantastic trip to St. John’s last Tuesday and Wednesday.  Students were able to take tours of Memorial University and The Marine Institute and get a good indication of what college life would be like.  It was a great opportunity to allow students to learn about different programs that these schools offer and let them know that they have many choices to make in the years to come regrading post secondary education.

While Career Development students covered obvious curriculum outcomes while on the tours, we were also lucky to achieve English, Science, and Physical Education outcomes while on the  trip.  Students went on the haunted hike on Tuesday night and were treated to all the great stories of st. John’s past; it was a rainy night but students were lucky to have such a talented actor give them the tour and bring the stories to life (Steve O’Connell – most known for playing Sgt. Hood on The Republic of Doyle).  While on the tour of the Marine Institute, students were able to go into a ship simulator, tour a marine Aquaponics facility, go into a state of the art food production facility, take part in a chemistry lab, and experience a Biology Lab.  And, to end the trip the students really tired themselves out climbing and zip-lining at Axtion.  Students had a great time these two days and many of them called it “the best school trip ever!”

Thank you to the Marine Institute for some great hospitality!  And, thank you again to Tiffany Martin for your great work with our students!

A BIG THANK YOU goes out to Mr. Abbott, Mr. Cook, Mrs. Rogers, and Mrs. Smith for taking the time and bringing these students on this overnight adventure.  A REALLY BIG THANK YOU goes to Mrs. Rogers for organizing everything for the trip!

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RIA Remembers

DSCN0120Random Island Academy held their annual Remembrance Day Assembly today.  We were very pleased to have members of the Newfoundland Rangers and the Random Lion’s Club, as well as many parents in attendance.  Members of the Random 567 Air Cadet squadron started our assembly with their entrance and then Devon Bowering laid the ceremonial wreath and we sang the Ode to Newfoundland.  Lisa Hart from the Random Lions made the Peace Poster presentations and then we were treated to a songs  from the Intermediate choir (Traveling Soldier)  and Mr. Blackmore (Willie MacBride).  We reflected on why we remember when Brianna Green read In Flanders Fields and Mr. Cook discussed the Act of Remembrance and the Commitment to Remember, and then taught us the history of the Last Post, the Moment of Silence, and the Reveille before we completed those important acts. We then watched a very emotional Remembrance Day video created by John Bowering, leaving many to wipe away the tears.  The Cru, our student band, then performed Highway of Heroes and we followed with O Canada to close the assembly.  Thank you to all the staff and students who worked hard to put this assembly together and thank you to all our guests for attending on this important day.

ON THE 11 HOUR OF THE 11 DAY OF THE 11 MONTH…

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO REMEMBER!

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