Student Life

Activities

At REIA we want our students to work hard and play hard! We encourage them to explore Canadian culture with weekend activities and our full time activities coordinator ensures that they live their Canadian experience to the fullest.

Some of our excursions include:

  • a visit to Niagara Falls
  • a visit to the chocolate factory in Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • ski trips
  • skating lessons
  • a trip to the Hornblower cruise
  • a trip to Marineland
  • a trip to Canada's Wonderland
  • hiking excursions
  • a trip to the Toronto Science Centre
  • a hockey game
  • a trip to a local art museum ...and more!

See what the beautiful Niagara region has to offer with our REIA activities coordinator.



REIA students for an outing


Clubs

We also have a weekly club schedule! We want the students to have fun after school and build lasting relationships with their teachers and classmates. Our club program helps our school to develop our students' talents and abilities in skills that will help them in their everyday lives.

Cooking Club

Come and try your skills in the REIA kitchen! We make incredible dishes - sweet and savoury - to share with all our friends and teachers!

REIA Students enjoying student life in cooking club

Fitness Club

Use our fitness room to get in shape! Our fitness teacher will make you push your limits and help you overcome exam stress with push ups and other exercises

REIA Students enjoying student life playing basketball

Art Club

Use your creative skills to make a masterpiece! Somedays we work on collage, pottery or even Ukrainian egg painting. Our art teacher wants everyone to get involved and enjoy the artistic process..

REIA Students enjoying student life in the art club

Yearbook Club

Our yearbook club are the memory-keepers! They work keeping photos and important information all year round. Their finished product is a keepsake for everyone at the end of an academic year.

Gardening Club (spring and summer only)

Do you have a green thumb? The REIA gardening club is working to grow flowers and vegetables.

REIA Students enjoying student life in the gardening club

Student Council

Our student government act as leaders and help voice student concerns with administration. They also help to organize special events and give suggestions to our activities coordinator. Together we make action plans to improve the student experience!

Model UN Club

REIA participates in the Model UN Symposium and students travel to another city to try their hand at the political life. This experience is challenging, but rewarding! Students learn a lot about themselves and the world.

REIA Students enjoying student life playing basketball

REIA student creating artworks

REIA Students in gardening club


A day in the life of an REIA student

A typical schedule for a grade 12 REIA student would consist of the following:

8:00am Breakfast with your host family
8:30am Catch the bus to go to school
9:00 – 10:25 am Grade 12 International Business Class
10:35 am – 12:00 am Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors Class
12:00 – 12:40 am Lunch in the school cafeteria
12:40 – 2:05 pm Grade 12 Art Class
2:10 – 3:40 pm Grade 12 Communication Technology Class
4:00 – 5:00 pm Cooking club
5:30 pm Catch the bus home
6:00 pm Dinner with your host family
7:00 Time for homework, rest and relaxation

***The actual selection of classes depends on a student's interests and post secondary goals. For more information about our course offering please see Academics

REIA student life classroom


students walking

School Rules

Reia student studyingCode of Conduct

A school is a place that promotes responsibility, respect, civility and academic excellence in a safe learning and teaching environment. All members of the school community must demonstrate honesty and integrity and treat one another with dignity and respect at all times. When inappropriate behaviour occurs, REIA will utilize a range of interventions, supports and consequences that are appropriate and include opportunities for students to learn from mistakes and improve their behaviours. The code applies in school, on the way to and from school and in the residence provided by Royal Mansion.

Respect for Self

Come to school prepared, on time, and ready to learn. Show respect for himself or herself, for others, and for those in authority. Respect the school dress code and be expected to be neat and clean. Refrain from smoking within sight of the school. Attend school and school related activities free of alcohol or drugs. Follow the established rules and takes responsibility for your own actions.

Respect for Others

  1. Respect and comply with all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws;
  2. Be courteous, considerate and respectful to students, all staff and guests to our school. Use acceptable language, verbal and no-verbal, at all times.
  3. Cooperate with all staff members when requested to do so Refrain from bringing anything to school that may compromise the safety of others.
  4. Restrain behaviour that is disruptive to the learning environment of the class or school

Respect for School Property

  1. Treat the school building, grounds, contents and the property of others located on or in school premises with respect.
  2. Respect the ownership of school property
  3. Tidy up the lunch room when finishing your meals
  4. Help maintaining the cleanness of classrooms, activity room and washrooms at all time.

Respect for Safety

  1. Follow procedure during fire drills and other evacuation drills.
  2. Refrain from tampering with fire alarms or other safety equipment.
  3. Be safe and stay away from activities that endanger the physical.or mental well-being of other persons.
  4. Refrain from running or chasing in the school premises.
  5. Follow the municipal traffic by-law at all times.

Attendance and Punctuality

  1. Arrive on time for school and each class
  2. Attend school regularly and make up the work for any absence
  3. Bring all necessary supplies, materials and books to every class
  4. Be properly prepared for every class, including completion of homework, assignments and projects on time
  5. Attend school assembly and all related activities

School Uniform

Uniforms help promote safety, ease of identification, equality, school pride, positive behaviour and the development of community. Furthermore, a school uniform presents a professional image and distinguishes our students in the community. All REIA students and parents/guardians must sign a Uniform Policy Agreement stating that they agree to follow the policy throughout the school year.

The Uniform must be worn in the building during the academic day, evening or weekend classes and school events. Students are expected to dress in a neat, clean, tailored, and presentable manner, according to the uniform guidelines. Students who are out of uniform will be referred to the behaviour staff and parents will be contacted. Consequences range from Administrative warning to out-of-school suspension. A student will also be required to change into uniform clothing if available in the school uniform closet.

Students are required to purchase all uniform clothing/items from the designated REIA vendor. Items purchased from other vendors will not be allowed. Students must purchase their own black dress shoes as they are not provided with the uniform and are not available for purchase through the designated REIA vendor.

Uniform Maintenance

Students are responsible to clean and wash their uniforms, and must wear clean clothes daily. Students must keep their uniform in good repair and must replace any torn, frayed, stained or damaged uniform items. Students who out-grow their uniform will be required to purchase uniform items in the appropriate size. No tailoring is permitted, which will change the style or appearance of any of the uniform items of clothing except for the hemming of pants. REIA students are responsible for following the uniform dress code.

Standard Uniform for Boys

Standard Uniform for Girls

Gym Uniform

This is to be worn during physical education classes. It is a standard uniform for both males and females.

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