Monthly Archives: December 2015

Senior Girls Volleyball – 2A Provincials in Harbour Breton

Congratulations to our crusader team for putting up a great fight in the Semi-Finals of the SSNL 2A Girls Provincials this past weekend.  Unfortunately they ran into the host team with a lot of momentum and they fell short after a 3 game battle (18-25, 25-18, and 9-15).  Great effort ladies…you had a great weekend and made us proud!   

Crusaders now 2-1 as they have just beaten Labrador Straits Academy (25-11, 25-11). RIA will now face the host team, King Academy, tomorrow morning in the semi-finals! Good luck and play hard Crusaders!!!


Our Crusaders have just won their first match beating Bay D’espoir (25-10, 25-7).

They are now 1-1 in Round Robin Play


Opening Ceremonies:



The Road to Provincials:


Our Senior Girls Volleyball team left yesterday for Harbour Breton for the SSNL 2A Volleyball Provincials.  They arrived safely and played their first match against Lakewood Academy (Glenwood) last evening.  RIA lost to the number 1 seeded Lakewood Academy team in 3 sets (18-25, 25-22, 8-15).  It was a tough first match but the girls played well.

They next face action today and their next two round robin games will be against Bay D’espoir and Labrador Straits Academy.  Good luck Crusaders!  Follow us on twitter for updates (@RandomIslandAcad) and check back here for updates!

You can also follow the tournament and get the schedule on the SSNL webpage; click link below:

SSNL 2A Girls Provincials


Important Information

The Coffee House that was scheduled for tomorrow night, December 9th has been cancelled and will be rescheduled mid January.

Lunch tomorrow (Wednesday) is spaghetti, cookie and juice

This Friday, December 11th we will be having our next Kinderstart session at 9 am. Therefore, there will be no school for kindergarten students on Friday.

On Monday, December 14th we will be having our Annual Student and Staff Christmas Turkey Dinner. If there are any parent volunteers that want to come along and help it will be greatly appreciated.

Christmas Concert will take place Wednesday, December 16th.

Crusader Christmas 2015


As a part of Christmas spirit here at Random Island Academy the Student Council are having six days of Christmas!

Food Drive:

This year we will also be having a food drive in aid of the Salvation Army so please bring in nonperishable food items!  Homerooms can bring in food items until Dec. 22nd!

Candy Grams:

During these days (Dec. 15th-Dec. 17th) there will be Candy Grams for sale! They are a dollar each!

Below are each dress up day and that day’s activities!

Monday December 14th: Ugly Christmas Sweater Day!

  • Wear your best ugly Christmas sweater! This day is hosted by the Glee Club!

Tuesday December 15th: Stocking Day!

  • Wear your favourite stocking! It could be a traditional stocking or even a pair of wool socks!

Lunch Activity(7-12): Egg Nog Chug!

*Your homeroom will also be given 2 boxes of candy canes and your class will have 3 days to complete a Christmas sculpture with the candy canes provided. Projects will be judged on Friday. (7-12)

Wednesday December 16th: Reindeer Day!

  • Wear your best reindeer antlers!

Homeroom Activity(7-12): Christmas Trivia!

Lunch Activity(K-6): Musical Chairs!

Thursday December 17th: Present Day!

  • Come wrapped up like a present, wrapping paper, bows, anything goes!

Activity(7-12): Wrap a Random Object!

Lunch Activity(K-6): Pass the Parcel!

Friday December 18th: Elf Day/ Candy Cane Day!

  • Come dressed as an elf or a candy cane! It’s up to you!

Lunch Activity(7-12): Bubble Gum Race!

The judging of the candy cane sculptures will be done this day as well!

Monday December 21st: Pj Day!

  • Themed, “’Twas the night before Christmas” today wear your comfy pajamas as if it were Christmas Eve!

Recess and Lunch(K-12): BYOM Hot Chocolate!

Lunch(K-12): A Christmas Show!  Admission: Non-Perishable food item!

Tuesday December 22nd: Santa Hat Day!

  • Wear your Santa hat for the last of the six days!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

What a Great Tradition!


It was another great evening at Random Island Academy as we had our 2nd annual Christmas Tree lighting and Christmas movie night.  We had a great evening of family fun and hot chocolate!  Mr. Blackmore officiated the event and our Student Council President, Ms. Brianna Green, did the official lighting of the tree.   Then our carolers, lead by Ms. Kia Power,  did a fantastic job of getting us into the Christmas spirit!  A big thank you to Mrs. Smith and her Student Council for organizing this great event, and thank you to the student council members and Mr. Adam Smith and Mr. Brian Ivany for getting the tree set up and decorated so nice!


Festivities then moved to the gymnasium as we had our family Christmas Movie Night.  We enjoyed Home Alone  (25th anniversary) and some popcorn and drinks.  Thank you to Mr. Cook and Mrs. Courtney Prince and the student Council for making this event a fun way to spread Christmas cheer.  Between the two events we were able to raise $168 for Christmas Wishes!  Thank you all who supported us in this endeavor!


There can’t be enough positive things said about the efforts of our Student Council.  They were simply fantastic!!! And, not only our Student Council…we had many other students pitch in and help set up and clean up and your efforts have not gone unnoticed!  All in all, it was a great night that showed how generous our students and entire school community are with their time and money.  Thank you all for helping us help others and start off this Christmas season right!

2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Family Movie Night Is Tonight


We hope to see everyone come out to our 2nd annual Christmas tree lighting and family movie night tonight.  There will be some Carols and some free hot chocolate for the tree lighting and then we will be showing Charlie Browns Christmas (50th anniversary) and Home Alone (25th anniversary).  There will be no charge for admission but there will be a donation can at the door.  We will also be selling bags of popcorn and drinks for a 1$ each.  All donations and money made from popcorn and drinks will go towards Christmas charity and the wish tree. It is a great Social Justice initiate for our school and we hope you come out and support it!  Thank you to Mrs. Smith and her Student Council for organizing this event!


RIA Update

Great turnout for Bingo

Thanks to all the people who showed up to support our Grads Goods Bingo…we appreciate your support!  A great event put together by our graduates and their parents, and of course it wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts of our teachers sponsors, Mrs. Smith and Mr. Abbott!

8 & Under Volleyball

congratulations to our Junior Girls team who won gold and a banner in tier 2 at the 8 & under Regionals this past weekend in Clarenville.  Great job girls!!!  Our Junior Boys also won a bronze medal at this event.  Great effort from both teams…Go Crusaders!!!                             (no photos submitted)