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!
What a day at RIA!!!
We had a busy day yesterday as we came together and cleaned up our school grounds. We cleared away the playground and gave it a much needed sprucing up! We cleaned up the basketball court, beach volleyball court, soccer field, front & back of the school, and we have begun the process of building our outdoor classroom!!! We are so proud of our students, parents, staff, and community volunteers for coming together and showing their Crusader (and Eagle) Pride!!!
It was especially nice to see the Allan Duffett Memorial Playground get some much needed cleaning and painting on the anniversary of Hurricane Igor. We hope to make this clean up an annual event as it is a great way to meet the staff and work together to improve our school!
Our clean up started with our students in the afternoon and continued on with students, parents, teachers, and community members long into the evening. A big thank you goes out to Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Rogers, and Mr. Blackmore for your efforts in organizing and planning this event! We have a lot of pictures because…well…we had a lot of help!
The Senior Boys Basketball team will be heading to Provincials at St. Mary’s (Dunne Memorial Academy) next week after capturing the Regional Banner with a win over St. Mark’s. The Crusaders defeated the Lions to capture the SSNL Avalon West ‘A’ Boys Basketball Regional title. We would like to thank Mr. Glen O’Driscoll and the boys from St. Mark’s for coming up and competing! The boys have had a pretty good season thus far as they have previously captured the tier III banner at the Cougar Classic in Clarenville early this winter. We look forward to seeing them represent us at the Provincials next week. Go Crusaders!!!
We would like to thank everyone in our school community who came out for our annual tree lighting last night. It was another great event overseen by Ms. Smith and her Student Council! We can’t say enough good things about our student volunteers at RIA…they are second to none!!!
We would also like to thank everyone who made donations to the wish tree or supported us at the annual Christmas movie night. We were able to raise $209 which will definitely help those in need this Christmas! We really appreciate all the support we get from our school community and we hope last nights event gets the Christmas season started right for everyone and that it brought some well deserved Christmas cheer!!!
Thank you to all of our School community who were at our Remembrance Day Assembly Today. It was a great event and really showed how RIA remembers all of those who served. thank you to representatives of Random Air Cadet Squadron and the Rangers, as well as Rev. Hann for delivering the opening and closing prayers. A big thank you goes to Ms. smith and her student Council for a fantastic assembly; great work everyone!!!
Special thanks to the Random Lions for judging and presenting the annual Peace Poster Prizes. Congratulations to Laci Fitzpatrick for winning 1st place. Second Place went to Hillary Ivany and 3rd place went to Faith Butt; great work everyone!
We would also like to thank Mr. Cook’s NL Studies class for their presentation on the ‘Forget-Me-Not’! Special mention goes to Sawyer Collins, Abby Blundell and Kayla Watton for speaking and thanks to all for your hard work making flowers!
Another big thank you goes out to Ms. Matthews and her very talented Glee group, John Martin, Raine Rogers, Brianna Green, The Kindergartens (Jeremiah, Cierra, Morgan, and Autumn), Gregory Hoskins, Mr. Blackmore, and of course, our Master of Ceremonies, Jenifer Hart! You are awesome RIA!!!
The Canadian Red Cross was at RIA today to present a certificate of appreciation to our school for its efforts in fundraising for their organization. Much of that thanks goes to our fantastic Student Council and all of their hard work and efforts in all that they undertake! Great work Crusaders!!!