Regional Heritage Fair In Trinity

On Wednesday, 10 students from Random Island Academy attended the Regional Heritage Fair in, the beautiful and historic, Trinity.  We were very proud of our students as they represented our school quite well with their wonderful projects.  When not presenting, students had a great time as they had the chance to make toutons with local chef Chris Sheppard, and they had the opportunity to visit the Green Family Forge and watch a blacksmith at work!  We would like to extend our congratulations to Emma Rogers who won the ‘WW100 Commemoration Program Award’ yesterday at the Regional Heritage Fair in Trinity!  we would also like to thank Ms Locke for coordinating and chaperoning this event; your efforts are greatly appreciated!

Students who won the opportunity to attend the fair included: Jasmine Walters, Hillary Ivany, Rebecca Martin, Jake Baker, Cody Watton, Tyler Verge, Emma Rogers, Lana Pitcher, Hayley Vokey, Thomas Clenche.  Well done everyone!!!


Class of 2018 Prom Night

A big congratulations goes out to the class of 2018 as they organized a fantastic evening on Saturday!  Their prom was a beautiful night filled with laughter, tears and a proud school community!  Everyone looked lovely as they celebrated the past thirteen school years together.  Thier theme this year was:  ‘And so…the adventure begins!’ and it was quite fitting as they now look forward to completing public exams and moving on to post-secondary or other exciting aspects of life.  This years’ class includes:  Jordan Baker, Emily Butt, Jennifer Hart, Naasson Lambert, Lukas Monk, & Kaitlyn Walters.

We would like to thank Mr Abbott for all his efforts in overseeing the preparation for the evening and the evenings’ events.  We would like to thank those parents and family members who gave up many hours of their time to help in fundraising and decorating (and cleaning up too of course).  We would like to thank the home and school for a fantastic meal!  We would also like to thank our staff and students for their help and support while this process unfolded.  And finally, thank you to the class of 2018 for all your efforts!  We are going to miss you all next year!!!

Provincial Drama Festival 2018

The cast and crew of ‘Spindrift Swirl‘ had an amazing time at this year’s Provincial Drama Festival, which was hosted in Clarenville at the EEC.   Our students put on a fantastic show on Thursday night getting a great reaction from the crowd!  Our Troupe really came to life on stage and treated everyone with an updated version of the play.  The play, written and directed by Mr Cook, was well received as it depicted a possible future where women rule and men are but legends of the past.  That is until men show up on the shores and chaos ensues.  Our students were all amazing; every single actor, our lights and our sound!  As Mr Cook always says…they were pros!  We know he was extremely proud of all of them, as are we all here at RIA!

Troupe members include: Jennifer Hart, Abby Blundell, Sawyer Collins, Devin Kelly, Cody King, Peter Martin, Sheridan Parrott, Kayla Watton, Matthew Drodge, Keisha Parrott, Sabrina Martin, Blade Greening, Laci Fitzpatrick, & Adrianna Martin. They were accompanied by Matthew Cook & Courtney Prince and we extend our thanks to them for there efforts in preparing for and chaperoning this event!

On Friday and Saturday, our students took part in workshops such as stage fighting, clowning, storytelling, pacing and production, belly dancing, and status.  And, in the evenings they took in more performances as we were all treated to 3 days of outstanding shows!

RIA received awards for the following: Award for ‘Stunts’, received by Kayla Watton as she allowed herself to be thrown off the stage; Award for ‘Hair’, received by Jennifer Hart on behalf of the Troupe; Award for ‘Acting’ received by Devin Kelly as he believed a fabulous performance; And an award for original script presented to Mr Matthew Cook.


RIA Well Represented At Kiwanis Music Festival

What a festival it was for Keisha Parrott, Emma Rogers, Raine Rogers, and our Elementry Choir!!!  It was 10 days of beautiful performances and each of our performers were called back to the Highlights concerts on Tuesday and Wednesday!  Random Island Academy is so proud of these students as they represented us so magnificently!

Our students pick up many first-place finishes throughout the festival but received their highest honours at the awards ceremony.  Our Elementry Choir under the direction of Ms Matthews,  was awarded an Adjudicator’s Discretionary Award for their wonderful performance.  Raine Rogers won the ‘Best Family Award’ and an award for Piano 9 and under Group A.  Emma Rogers won the ‘Anne Quinton-Avery Baroque Award’ and an award for Piano 12 and under Group A.  Keisha Parrot had an outstanding festival picking up five awards: The ‘Victoria Best Memorial Award’; The ‘Canadian Composition’ Award; The ‘Songs of NL’ Award; the ‘Mills, Pittman & Twyne Folk & Traditional Music Award’;  and the ‘Burin Peninsula Arts Council Award’.  Keisha’s voice teacher was Ms Matthews, who accompanied her on some of her performances.

Congratulations to you all…you were outstanding!!!


2017-2018 Heritage Fair At RIA

Congratulations to all of our Heritage Fair participants this year; your projects were well thought out and presented!  We were very pleased with this years fair and were so happy to see so many school community members come in and see the great work of our students.  We are also very pleased with the fantastic projects that will represent our school at the Regional Heritage Fair in Trinity.  The following students were selected as our representatives: Laci Fitzpatrick; Hillary Ivany; Abby Simmonds; Rebecca Martin; Jake Baker; Tyler Verge; Cody Watton; Emma Rogers; Lana Pitcher; Haley Vokey; Thomas Clenche.  Congratulations to all of you!

We would also like to thank our judges who were gracious enough to take thier time and volunteer to come in and help.  We had a nice mix of school community members this year; Lions Club members, Fire Department members, parents, alumni, and of course our former teachers, who we love to see back in our building!  A big thank you goes out to Marilyn Rogers; Melanie Pitcher; Geraldine Patey; Vera Smith; Emily Simmons; Brianna Green; Sheri Martin; Josh King; Lloyd Phillips; Bill March; Paulette Porter; Pearl Martin.

We would also like to thank our social Studies Teachers, Mr. Greening, Ms Locke, Ms Smith, and Mr Cook, for working with their students and we would especially like to thank Ms Locke for spearheading and coordinating this project for our school.   Thanks again to all involved!!!

RIA Basketball House League Champions 2017-2018: Celtics (Senior Boys)

Congratulations to our Senior Boys Basketball team who learned to win when it counted and stunned all of our alumni teams to win our school’s house league this year!  After starting 0-16 they went 4-0 beating all other teams (and the first place team twice) to complete the Cinderella story; the boys left it all on the court and left a bunch of cranky men in disbelief!!!  Way to go guys…got to keep the alumni grounded after all!!!