Monthly Archives: November 2015

Annual High School Trip to St. John’s

Last Tuesday and Wednesday grades 10-12 students from RIA travelled to St. John’s to take part in many fun and educational activities.  Students got the chance to return to Axtion for some Physical Education after a long evening bus ride.  students had a great time and them we relaxed at a movie for the rest of the night.

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On  Wednesday we went for a nice breakfast at Cora’s and then went to test our problem solving skills at Break-out NL.  students had to use teamwork, logic, mathematics, science, and just about everything else in order to find their way out of their locked rooms.  It was a great experience for all!


after a quick lunch we headed to The Rooms and enjoyed a great tour from a friendly and informative staff.  The students learned a lot about our Province’s history and culture.  We were very pleased to hear from the staff that they enjoyed the time with our students as much as we enjoyed our tour!  Our school was informed that we were one of the best school groups they have ever had!  Way to go Crusaders!  You make us proud!!!


(View from the Room’s…who would have predicted a foggy day in the fog city?)

After The Rooms we headed to the Geo Center were students had the opportunity to see may exhibits and films about the creation of our Province and our Earth  We headed home just before supper with a bus load of very tired students; we packed so much into a short trip but it was a great experience for the High School students of RIA!

A BIG thank you to Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. Smith, Mr. Abbott, and Mr. Cook for planing this trip and travelling with the students to St. John’s.  It’s a big undertaking but a very worthwhile one as well!!!

What’s Happening At RIA

As Always, RIA Students are very busy With Academics…Report Cards went home yesterday! 


Senior Boys Indoor Soccer Regionals

RIA lost to Heritage Collegiate but hosting a Soccer Regionals was a first for our school and our team played great.  Congrats to Aidan Collins on wining the sportsmanship medal.  And a big way to go to Adrianna Martin on joining the boys team and competing so well!


Senior Boys Volleyball Regionals

Congratulations to the Senior Boys Volleyball Team for hosting a great Regional tournament.  Unfortunately they came up short and this marks the end of another good volleyball season.  Congratulations to Lucas Marsh on wining the sportsmanship medal at his last high school volleyball tournament!


Last weekend our Junior Boys and Junior Girls Volleyball Teams had Tournaments in Clarenville and CBS, respectively.  Congratulations to the Junior Girls on wining the Bronze! (no photo submitted)  

Thank you to Ms. Hansford and Ms. Marsh for all your time and efforts with these teams!

Both Junior Teams (8 & under) are playing in Clarenville this coming weekend.  Good Luck Crusaders!

Senior Girls Volleyball Team are off to Provincials next weekend in Harbour Breton.  Good luck Crusaders…we know you can do it!!!  

The Senior Girls are looking really strong heading into this Provincials!

Student Life

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We had a great representation from RIA at the lighting of the Happy Tree that took place in the Random Square Mall last Thursday.  Thank you to Ms. Power and her Glee club for doing such a terrific job!

Congratulations to the Junior Boys Volleyball team who won Silver at a volleyball invitational in Clarenville last weekend.  The boys played well and had a great weekend!

Grades 10 – 12 are traveling to St. John’s Tuesday for some fun and educational experiences.  They will travel to The Rooms and the Geo Center and take part in some other fun surprises!

The Senior Boys Volleyball team will be hosting their regional tournament Thursday against Tricentia Academy.  It will be a best of 5 match so come out and support your Crusaders as they try to get back to Provincials to defend their title!

And another great effort by our Student Council in filling the Christmas boxes for Operation Christmas Child.  Your work in these social justice initiatives is outstanding!!!  Thank you to Mrs. Smith and all those who helped out and donated!  We can’t do it without your support!




Remembrance Day 2015

We would really like to thank all the parents and community members for attending our Remembrance Day assembly today.  Mrs. Smith and our Student Council did a fantastic job in planning and delivering the service.  Thank you to Ms. Brianna Green for MCing the event; Thank you to the Rangers, Random Air Cadet Squadron and Boy Scouts & Girl Guides for your dedication;  thank you to Lions members Vera Smith, Bev Penney, and Jim Penney for attending and presenting the peace poster prizes; Thank you to Rev. Donna Hann for the opening Prayer; Thank you to Mr. Devin Kelly for laying the ceremonial wreath; Thank you to Ms. Power and your choirs and Glee club for the musical performances; Thank you to Ms. Jennifer Hart, Mr. Patrick Bowering, Mr. Cook, and Mr. Blackmore for your readings and remarks; and thank you to Legionnaire Dale Benson for representing the Royal Canadian Legion and all Veterans.

Please remember all those who have served tomorrow,

on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11 month…

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Thank you to Legionnaire Dale Benson for attending our service today.  As a veteran of the Canadian forces and someone who has completed multiple tours of duty we thank you for you service to our country!

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Thank you to the Random Lions Club representatives for attending today, Lion Vera Smith, Lion Bev Penney, and Random Lions Vice President Lion Jim Penney.  They presented the Peace Poster Winners for this year.  3rd place went to Sabrina Martin, 2nd place went to Keisha Parrott (photo not available) and 1st place went to Laci Fitzpatrick.  Thank you to everyone who completed a Peace Poster this year and good luck to Laci at the district competition!

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Thank You!

DSCN0924We really appreciate all the volunteers who came out last Saturday and helped get our playgrounds back in shape and helped get our new facilities up and running.  We are very grateful to our school community!


Christmas wishes are up on the tree in the office at the school. If you would like to purchase one please contact the school or drop by.

Operation Christmas Child (shoe boxes) are available at the school. Letters have been sent home and if you would like to donate something for these boxes please send along to the school on or before Friday, November 13th.

Remembrance Day Assembly will take place on Tuesday, November 10th at 11:10 am. Parents and community members are welcome to attend. Kindergarten students will be dismissed on Tuesday at 12:05 pm following the assembly.