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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!


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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Senior Girls Volleyball – 2A Provincials in Harbour Breton

Congratulations to our crusader team for putting up a great fight in the Semi-Finals of the SSNL 2A Girls Provincials this past weekend.  Unfortunately they ran into the host team with a lot of momentum and they fell short after a 3 game battle (18-25, 25-18, and 9-15).  Great effort ladies…you had a great weekend and made us proud!   

Crusaders now 2-1 as they have just beaten Labrador Straits Academy (25-11, 25-11). RIA will now face the host team, King Academy, tomorrow morning in the semi-finals! Good luck and play hard Crusaders!!!


Our Crusaders have just won their first match beating Bay D’espoir (25-10, 25-7).

They are now 1-1 in Round Robin Play


Opening Ceremonies:



The Road to Provincials:


Our Senior Girls Volleyball team left yesterday for Harbour Breton for the SSNL 2A Volleyball Provincials.  They arrived safely and played their first match against Lakewood Academy (Glenwood) last evening.  RIA lost to the number 1 seeded Lakewood Academy team in 3 sets (18-25, 25-22, 8-15).  It was a tough first match but the girls played well.

They next face action today and their next two round robin games will be against Bay D’espoir and Labrador Straits Academy.  Good luck Crusaders!  Follow us on twitter for updates (@RandomIslandAcad) and check back here for updates!

You can also follow the tournament and get the schedule on the SSNL webpage; click link below:

SSNL 2A Girls Provincials


Tier 1 Bronze for Our Senior Girls At Subway

Congratulations to our Senior Girls Volleyball team on capturing tier 1 Bronze at the Subway invitational in Clarenville last weekend.  The girls had a great tournament and lost in the semis to a tough Tricentia Team that went on to capture gold in the tournament.  Our girls then went on to beat O’Donnell in three sets to capture the bronze.  The Senior Girls have been playing the top teams all year and holding their own.  Great job Crusaders!!!

A BIG THANK YOU goes out to Mrs. smith for all your time and efforts with this team!


Crusaders Update

We had a good showing from both our senior Boys and Senior Girls Volleyball teams this past weekend.  The Senior Boys lost some close matches at the annual Subway tournament in Clarenville but won their final round robin match to finish 10th and make the playoffs.  They lost a tight play-off game to Heritage.  Their next action will be at Volleyfest.  The Senior Girls were in St. John’s for Memorial University’s Burger King Invitational.  They had a lot of really close matches with some of the best senior teams in the province. They came up short but played awesome all weekend.  Their next action is in Clarenville this coming weekend at the Subway classic.  Go Crusaders!!!




Great Weekend for Our Crusaders

Congrats to our Senior Boys Softball team who went 1-2 in the round robin at Regionals this past Sunday in Clarenville.   They later lost in the Semi-Finals.  Congrats to Tricentia for going undefeated and capturing the Regional Banner! a BIG thank you goes out to Kristina Hansford for coaching the boys on Sunday and to Mrs. Katie Hansford for being their teacher sponsor.  We appreciate all your efforts!

Another congratulations goes out to our Senior Girls Volleyball team who captured silver at their invitational this past weekend at RIA.  The gold medal match saw RIA lose in a close third set to a tough Tricentia team.  Thank you to Mrs. Smith for all your efforts in coaching and organizing this event!  Thanks to all our parents and student volunteers who made this event possible!!!