Monthly Archives: April 2016

Earth Day At RIA!


Students are wearing their blue and green today in support of our beloved, but yet servery abused, Earth.  We are also going ‘lights out’ today and collecting plastic bags for the plastic bag challenge; please drop off any that you have!  Please do your part to preserve the planet…not just today, but EVERYDAY!  It’s the only planet we got…so let’s take care of it!

Good Weekend Of Basketball For Your Crusdaers

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Congratulations to Both the Junior Girls and Boys Basketball teams on having successful weekends of basketball.  The Junior Girls played host to the NLBA 9 & Under C Provincials; the girls played well and it was a fun experience for them as it was their first junior basketball provincials. Teachers parents and coaches commended our team for their motivation and staying positive throughout the tournament; many remarked that they are a ” great group of girls”. Congratulations to Sabrina Martin, Adrianna Martin and Hayley Macdougall on winning players of the game and big thanks to all the girls who helping and showing a great deal of respect to the other teams!

The Junior Boys were in St. John’s and had a great weekend going 2-1 in round robin play defeating St. John Bosco and Roncalli and losing to Holy Trinity.  The boys finished second in their division and faced the host Brother Rice in the Semi-Finals.  They boys played well and carried themselves well all weekend, but were defeated in playoffs.  Congratulations to Sawyer Collins, Peter Martin, Devin Kelly, and Cody King for being named players of the game.

A Big thank you to all volunteers who helped out at RIA this past weekend and thank you to Ms. Victoria Power, Mr. Darren Avery, Mr. Naasson Lambert, and Mr. Cook for volunteering and giving up your weekends for a great group of young guys and girls!

The Next action for Crusaders Basketball is the Boys 11 & Under Provincials this coming weekend…good luck Crusaders!!!




Regional Festival Win For RIA…Provincial Festival Ahead

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The Random Island Academy won Best Overall Production at the Vista Regional Drama Festival in Trinity last Thursday.  It was a great experience for a fairly young cast.  With only 6 members returning from last years production of a Ghost Of A Chance the troupe quickly rebuilt and has established itself as a talented group of entertainers.  The Cast and crew included Patrick Bowering, Kiesha Kelly, Brianna Green, Gregory Hoskins, Ethan Blundell, Jennifer Hart, Devin Kelly, Sherridan Parrott, Abby Blundell, Sabrina Martin, Cody March, Keisha Parrott, Laci Fitzpatrick, Adrianna Martin, Ms. Kia Power, and Mr. Matthew Cook This years Production of Welcome To The Show has been well received and saw it earn 7 awards including:

Best Choreography – Jennifer Hart

Most Moving Performance – Devin Kelly

Best Supporting Actor – Patrick Bowering

Best Lighting – Gregory Hoskins

Best Lead Actress in a Comedy – Jennifer Hart

Best Exit – Ethan Blundell

Best Overall Production Random Island academy Drama Troupe

The troupe will be performing at the school before they leave for the festival so stay tuned for the date and time!  They leave for the Festival on Thursday and will experience  three days of the Provinces best plays and many exciting workshops. Congratulations everyone…you gave a fantastic performance and certainly deserve the honour of attending the Provincial Festival!!!

Check out the Festival story by the Packet:

Play synopsis:

Welcome To The Show…

A play by: Matthew Cook

Performed by: The Random Island Academy Drama Troupe

Welcome To The Show… exposes us to the inner workings of a disastrous children’s television show filmed in St. John’s NL.  Inspired by shows such as The Mickey Mouse Club or our own Skipper & Company, we see how cast and crew deal with the pressures of keeping a show on the air in the face of a shortage of both money and talent.  The Cod Fish Club aims to deliver music, laughter, and good old fashioned moral lessons, but tends to bring more ego than ethics.  In spite of all the antics, things tend to have a funny way of working out in the end…for some people anyway.

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Vista Regional Drama Festival Starts Tonight

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The Vista Regional Drama Festival starts tonight in Trinity at 7:00 with performances by Discovery Collegiate and Clarenville High.  The Festival continues on Thursday with a performance by Bishop White at 6:30 and Random Island Academy going on second at around 7:30.  After this performance the Random Island Academy Glee group will give a non-adjudicated performance while the festival adjudicator is preparing awards.  Performances take place at Rising Tide Theater and tickets for each night are $8 for adults and $5 for students.  Please come out and support the festival and your Random Island academy Drama Troupe!!!

Drama Performance On Monday At RIA

‘Welcome To The Show…’

Performed by: The Random Island Academy Drama Troupe

School Showing on Monday, April 11


Adults – $5.00

Students – $3.00

Doors Open at 7:00 with the show starting at 7:30

(Bake sale to follow!)

And Please come out to support us in Trinity on Thursday as we participate in the Regional Drama Festival