Monthly Archives: February 2016

RIA shows Its Colours…And Yesterday…It Was Pink


We are very proud of our students here at Random Island Academy, but on days like Wednesday, it tends to go well beyond pride.  The amount of pink we saw and the messages presented were phenomenal!  We saw a fantastic performance by our Glee Group, that included many other of our talented drama and music students; we saw many of our students create posters  and signs displaying anti-bullying messages; we saw our student council make and deliver a  large amount of friendship bracelets and do a great job of promoting a very caring environment at RIA!  A BIG thank you goes out to Ms. Kia Power and her Glee Goup, Mrs. Smith and her Student Council who have been exceptional leaders in our school, and especially the students for embracing the message of the day.  Way to go Crusaders!!!  We look forward to seeing our entire school community at tonight’s (Thursday night) events…STAND UP RANDOM ISLAND!!!


A Great Day At White Hills For RIA

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On Monday students from grades 7-12 went to White Hills for a fantastic day of skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.  It was a great way to kick off education week at RIA!  It was a fantastic experience for all who went and our students represented us well and had lots of fun!  Thank you to Mrs. Rogers for organizing this event and to her, Mrs. Smith, Mr. Cook, Mr. Martin, Mr. Abbott, and Ms. Vikki Power for taking the students on a day of outdoor activity!

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We Feel Appreciated!!!

The Staff of Random Island Academy would like to thank the students, parents, and the entire School Community for your  acts of appreciation last week.  You all went above and beyond with your efforts and we are truly grateful.  The food, the cards, the kind words, etc., were fantastic.  It is wonderful to have everyone show their support for what we do.  THANK YOU!!!


Candace Butt Wins Bronze at Table Tennis Provincials


A HUGE congratulations goes out to Candace Butt who captured the Bronze Medal at the SSNL Provincial Table Tennis Championships.  Candace competed in the female singles division and represented RIA incredibly well!  She is now one of the top female table tennis players in our province. You have made us really proud Candace!  A thank you also goes out to MR. Baker who traveled to Provincials this past weekend; thank you for your time and efforts!

RIA School Life Update

Students at RIA are active and involved!  It is great to see so much happening in our building!  We can’t say enough about how great our students are and we want you to continue to stay focused on academics while still having all the fun the comes with co-curricular activities.  

Semi-Formal Success

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A BIG congratulations to our Student Council for hosting such a great Semi-Formal Dance last night!  It was a great evening with lots of fun, food, and of course, dancing!  Thank you to our Student Council Executive and Teacher Sponsors, Mrs. Smith & Mr. Abbott, and for all the teacher chaperons including Mrs. Rogers, Mr. Cook, Mr. Mulrooney, and Mr. Blackmore…Well done everyone!  And finally, thank you to all our students that came and supported and had fun…you guys are great!

Candace Butt Will Be Representing RIA at Table Tennis Provincials


Random Island Academy has not sent students to Table Tennis Provincials in quite some time, but Candace Butt has earned her position and will represent us extremely well…of that we have no doubt!  Candace will be playing in the Female Singles category at the SSNL Provincials at Ascension Collegiate in Bay Roberts this Weekend.  Good Luck and Have a great time!!!

Gold For Senior Girls Basketball


Congratulations to our Senior Girls Basketball team on winning Gold at Regionals yesterday in Kings Cove.  The girls beat St. Marks 46 – 17 to earn a spot at the Provincial tournament hosted by St. Joseph’s.  The SSNL Provincials will be starting March 11.  A big thank you goes out to Mr. Baker and Ms. Marsh for your efforts in coaching this team, it is appreciated! Good luck at Provincials Crusaders!

Another Good Showing From Junior Boys Basketball


Our Junior Boys Basketball team moves to 2 – 1 on the season with a 49 – 46 win over CMS on Wednesday night.  Great job guys!  Thank you to our coaches, Mr. Darren Avery and Mr. Jon Stone and student coach Naasson Lambert for all your efforts with the boys!  Great work and keep it up Crusaders!!!

Anti-Bullying Day 

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RIA is having its Anti-bullying Day assembly next Wednesday which will include some music, a Glee performance, a Drama performance, and most importantly, some awareness about a serious topic.  Don’t forget that we are also wearing PINK that day Crusaders!  The performances at the assembly will also be presented to out entire school community next Thursday night.  We hope to see everyone there!!!

Senior Boys Basketball Headed to Rashoon for Invitational This Weekend 

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The Senior Boys Basketball team will be playing in the Kenway Classic this weekend which is hosted by Christ the King in Rashoon.  The Boys will be playing off against Christ the King (Rashoon), Holy Name of Mary (Lawn), Fortune Bay Academy (St. Bernard’s), and St. Lawrence Academy.  Thanks to Mr. Cook and Mr. Mulrooney for taking the boys and good luck Crusaders!

Education Week 2016

Teachers Change Lives Every Day!

Student Council has planned a full week of fun activities for this year’s Education Week!

Follow the schedule, and participate as much as you can!  The more involvement the more fun this week will be!

Day Dress Up Activity Other Activities
Monday,  Feb 22nd

(Dress up & activity for 7-12 will take place if ski trip is cancelled due to snow conditions)

School Colours

(Green & White)


Junk in the Trunk

Grade: 7-12

Ski Trip (7-12)
Tuesday, Feb 23rd

Role Reverse Day

What do you want to be when you grow up? Dress your homeroom teacher as a student/child!

Grade: K-12

*Bring in things to dress up your teachers!

Wednesday, Feb 24th

Anti-bullying Day

Pink Day Cookie Face

Grade: 7-12

Location: Main Lobby

Free Pink Treats

Anti-bullying Assembly at 12:45

Thursday, Feb 25th

Throw Back Thursday

Wear something from the past


Human Hungry Hungry Hippo

Grade: 7-12

Location: Gym

Grade 9 Students: Junior Achievement
Friday, Feb 26th

Favorite Famous Nerd Day

Dress as a famous nerd or your favorite subject   Period 4 & 5: (7-12)

Hide & Seek

Battle of the Brains


NLTA Janeway Day Fund

We missed NLTA Janeway Day last week (it was suppose to be on February 12th), however, it is not too late to send in our contribution. All they ask is for students to contribute the value of their “recess” money.  Any other Contributions would be greatly appreciated!

So tomorrow we will be collecting for the NLTA Janeway Day Fund tomorrow, February 19th. All we ask is that if students wish to donate to this worthy cause they donate the equivalent of their recess money. We ask that students pass any donations to their homeroom teachers in the morning. Your generosity towards all our charity initiatives is always greatly appreciated!

RIA Has Great Showing At Table Tennis Regionals


Congratulations to all our Table Tennis players who represented RIA extremely well yesterday at the Regional Table Tennis Qualifiers at Bishop White School.  Team members included: Candace Butt, Brianna Green, Jennifer Hart, Adrianna Martin, Curtis Vardy, Gregory Hoskins, Peter Martin, John Martin, and Landon Wiseman.  RIA finished 3rd in the team event but did capture some medals along the way in individual and doubles events.  they Include:

Candace Butt – Gold Medal in Female Singles

Curtis Vardy & Candace Butt – Silver Medal in Mixed Doubles

Landon Wiseman & Peter Martin – Bronze Medal in Male Doubles

Candace Butt- Sportsmanship Award
Gregory Hoskins – Sportsmanship Award

Congratulations goes to Bishop white School for being such great hosts and capturing 2nd place in the team event.  We would also like to congratulate Heritage Collegiate on winning Gold in the team event; good luck at Provincials!  Joining them at Provincials will be our own Candace Butt who, by winning Gold has earned the right to compete in the Provincial Female singles event.  Way to go Candace!  Way to go Crusaders!!!

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