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Nissan Test Drive Event A Great Boost For RIA

A big thank you to Ian Mackey for delivering a cheque this Friday for $2560 on behalf of Hickman Nissan. The Nissan Test Drive Event was a part of the Home and School Association’s Annual Fall Fair. This money will help our Home and School in all its fantastic initiatives. 


Remembrance Day Assembly

Random Island Academy held its annual Remembrance Day Assembly today to honour those who have served and those who continue to serve our country.  We were very pleased to have Canadian Armed Forces veteran Dale Benson speak to our students today, and we were equally pleased to have members from the Canadian Rangers attend the ceremony.

We would like to thank Kayla Watton for emceeing the event, Mr. Cook for leading us in the act of remembrance, Damian Marsh for his reading of the poem, ‘In Flanders Fields’, & Mr. Mulrooney for delivering a message from the office.  We were also entertained by the elementary choral group and Matthew Drodge, Sheridan Parrott, & Keisha Parrott.

Members of the Random LIons Club also attended and presented the awards for the annual Peace Poster Contest; the theme this year was ‘The Future Of Peace’.  Lion Bev Penny (organizer of this event) and Head Lion Jim Penney presented the prizes for the annual peace poster contest.  We would like to congratulate Jake Baker on winning first place; Second place went to Faith Butt, and third place went to John Frye.  Thank you to all who participated in this event.  It was a great year for peace posters!



Please remember to take the time on November 11 at 11o’clock to have a moment of silence and remember the sacrifices of those who have served!

Terry Fox Walk To Breakfast


We apologize for posting this so late, but we still feel it is important to thank all those who donated to the ‘Terry Fox Run’ and the Breakfast Programs’ ‘Walk To Breakfast’ which happened at RIA on October 4th.  We appreciate the contributions of all our school community volunteers who prepared a fantastic breakfast for us! As always, we are so pleased to have the Random Lions Club support our school!  And thank you to all who donated to such good causes!




Random Island Academy would like to thank all the volunteers that made our annual Fall Fair a huge success this past Saturday!  Your efforts are extraordinary and we couldn’t possibly do all we do without the support that you give us; so again…THANK YOU!  We would also like to thank Hickman Nissan and their fabulous staff for coming to RIA to hold their Test Drive event at our school.  This is an amazing initiative and we are grateful for your support of our school community!  We also need to thank all the vendors who came to our event; we appreciate your efforts and we hope to see you back again next year!  Finally, we need to thank all the people who came out to support the Fair, the Nissan Test Drive event, and the book drive.  We are ever so grateful for the support that you all have given.  We hope to see you again next year!!! 

Fire Prevention Week

A BIG Thank you to the Random East & Random West Fires Departments for coming in last Friday to talk to our students about fire prevention and fire safety!  And, of course, we have to thank SPARKY for coming in and engaging our students!  We learned a lot and we are grateful that both departments are there to help keep us safe!  It is great to have you both in for a visit in our building and we are fortunate to have you as part of our school community!