Opening Week Details

The start of a new school year is always busy. Here are a some reminders to help keep you on track:

Sunday, September 1st:
  • Grade 12 Prefects arrive at RNS at 1pm.
Monday, September 2nd:
  • All Grade 12s arrive at RNS at 1pm. Leadership Camp begins.
  • Grade 12 Family BBQ for students and their family takes place at 5pm at Kitchen House. Presentation to follow in the Theatre.
Tuesday, September 3rd:
  • Grade 6 Orientation for students and parents will take place from 10am to 12pm in School House.
  • The New Families Social will run from 4 to 5pm on the patio at Heritage Hall. Please RSVP to admission@rns.cc.
Wednesday, September 4th:
  • Boarding Student move-in and registration (Heritage Hall) is from 9am to 12pm.
  • Lunch is available in Heritage Hall from 11am to 1pm. All welcome.
  • Day Student registration runs from 1-3pm in Heritage Hall.
  • Laptop pick up runs from 8:30am to 5pm in the IT Office (Kirk House).
  • A meeting for all New Boarding Students and Parents will be held at 1pm in Théâtre Susan B. Ganong (School House).
  • An optional laptop orientation session will be held at 3pm in the Math Room (School House), however, students are encouraged to do their laptop orientation online (log in to My RNS Portal and go to Resources).
  • A welcome reception and Family BBQ will be held from 4 to 6pm in Heritage Hall. Please RSVP to admission@rns.cc.
  • Students assemble with their Advisor Group in front of the RNS Chapel to walk to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church for Opening Chapel. Please note: Students wear #1 Dress.
  • The Opening Chapel Service at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (click here for a map) will take place from 7 to 9pm. All students, faculty attend. Parents and friends are encouraged to attend.
Thursday, September 5th:
  • First day of classes - chapel at 8:15am.
  • There will be a Coffee Morning for Parents from 8 to 10am in Heritage Hall.
  • Interhouse Challenge from 2-4pm. Students, bring athletic clothing. Competitive teams practice from 4:30 to 6pm.
  • Day students can be picked up 4:15pm (unless participating in competitive sports).
Friday, September 6th:
  • Chapel begins at 8:15am. Fridays are #1 Dress at RNS.
  • Interhouse Challenge from 2-4pm. Students, bring athletic clothing. Competitive teams practice from 4:30 to 6pm.
  • Day students can be picked up 4:15pm (unless participating in competitive sports).
Saturday, September 7th:
  • It's New River Beach Day! Buses depart from RNS at 9am and return by 4pm. Students dress in house colours (be prepared to get wet, dirty, and covered in paint).
  • School bonfire at 8pm.
See you on the Hill!