ON THE COVER:
Change & Progress
In September, the Innovation Studio opened in Hibbard House. This refurbished science classroom is designed to provide students with the resources and flexibility needed in order to create and exhibit their work in new and exciting ways.
The RNS Innovation Studio
Life on the Hill
Amazing Alumni: Vivek Prabhu ’09
Make the Most of Your Giving
Learn2Learn Conference 2014
Editors Nic Carhart Nic.Carhart@rns.cc
The Class of 2014
Kat Barclay Kat.Barclay@rns.cc
137th Closing Ceremonies
Founders' Day 2014
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KAT BARCLAY | COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
I grew up in the 1990s and through the turn of the millennium, a time of constant change. The telephones I used as a teenager might now be a better fit for a museum, my book collection sits in my pocket rather than on a shelf, and the world is connected through technology in a way that would have once seemed impossible. And, like our society that is ever-evolving and moving forward, it seems so is our campus and community here at RNS. In the time I've spent on the Hill, just shy of two years, I’ve seen a number of exciting changes. Being on hand in 2013 for the ribbon-cutting at Kitchen House, the Head of School’s new home, was a significant moment for the school and an early highlight for me. Since then, we’ve seen landscaping work done on the Sunken Garden and the Jordan Boyd Memorial Pond and Rink, bright new signage installed across campus, the creation of the Innovation Studio, and improvements to many of our athletic venues, including a newly finished gymnasium floor and exciting renovations to the Memorial Arena. For our students, these recent changes build upon and help to enhance the RNS experience of today, while ensuring that long-held values and traditions remain at the heart of our community. In putting together this issue, which we’ve titled, A Time of Progress, our faculty and students have contributed pieces that offer a glimpse into the daily life and activities on campus, in both modern and traditional aspects. By reading these accounts of annual events, milestones, student excursions and more, we have set out to give you a sense of the positive change being instilled on campus and, hopefully, have you share in that excitement with us. If you haven't visited the campus in awhile, we hope you will soon and see the excitement that is the RNS community!
HEAD'S COMMENTS PAUL G. KITCHEN, HEAD OF SCHOOL
This fall marks the 5th year of the RNS Strategic Plan undertaken in 2009. We do not measure the success of today's school entirely on a plan that was envisioned five years ago, but we do reflect on the targets we set. The school is full with 284 students; our residences are full; the chapel is jammed every morning and classroom space is at a premium. Our teachers are working harder than ever, taking innovative initiatives, developing cross-curricular projects, and helping our students solve real problems. Teachers are the key to RNS, and teaching at RNS is getting better every year.
To accommodate all of our students in the chapel, seating was expanded into the back cloak room; we can as a result seat every student. What we still need are spots for the faculty to sit. This summer we reduced our deferred maintenance by re-roofing the Irving Gymnasium and School House. We created another outdoor sitting area, this one, with a fire pit. We have taken the first step towards replacing all of the Quinn House windows, and we are nearing completion of the Jordan Boyd Memorial Pond and Rink in the Sunken Garden.
The school is making progress building the 21st century campus we need to challenge and engage our students. We are doing a better job of creating the facilities to support our programs, teachers are doing a better job in the classroom, and students are responding with greater growth and outstanding academic results. Now, how does the 2009 vision of RNS compare to the reality of 2014? The Plan called for a school of 259; it required us to increase the endowment, which in 2009 was at just over $3M. Today with 284 students and our endowment sitting at just under $6M, we are moving ahead. Faculty salaries that have for so long lagged behind the public school's scale, have finally caught up. We are making progress on every front, but we need to continue to do so. Schools and teaching have changed a great deal in the last five years. We have improved because we have the ability to adapt quickly and with our mind set of constant improvement as the catalyst, we believe that we can always be better if we work hard and remain focussed on what is most important for RNS students.
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PROGRESS BY: DEAN VAN DOLEWEERD, DIRECTOR OF MIDDLE SCHOOL
I grew up in a little town in Ontario – just outside Toronto. It was little when I was growing up, but it’s much bigger now. It’s not really a town at all. When I was a kid there, my dad was the fire chief, my grandfather knew everyone he passed on the street, and I can remember the population sign reading 18,000 people. The town is close enough to Toronto that it now has more than 120,000 people. The down town is suffering in the same way all town centers suffer in this age of big box and mall culture. It’s not the same place I grew up. It has changed, and I’m pretty sure not all of those changes have been for the good. A lot more people call that town home now, but I was a little saddened
to see that this was not the town that I called home. I’m not naïve about life. I get what is happening around Toronto and the boom to its population. This is progress. This is the change that happens when something great happens and attracts so many people. In so many ways, this is a great thing. But, when I drove down the streets of my hometown, I was hoping to somehow feel the same pulse of life I felt when I walked and biked the streets as a kid. I guess I was hoping that part of life in that town had not changed. But, I didn’t feel that at all. All of that emotional value seemed to be gone. Now, I write about this, because I didn’t go to RNS as a student. I went to public school 1500 kilometers away
in Ontario. But, on this same trip to Ontario, my daughter and I were in the parking lot of a fish and chips store, patiently waiting for our order when a couple came out of the restaurant and commented on our rather large and heat bothered dog. As irony would have it, the man and his wife were both from New Brunswick, and they had noticed my licence plate. When we told them we were from Rothesay, the man, naturally, said that he had gone to school there. I then said that I was a teacher at RNS (I may have said RCS) and asked about his graduation year. He told us his name was Carl Hicks and that he was a graduate from the class of ’49. This was amazing. But, when I asked if he had been back to the school, he said no. They
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had been to New Brunswick a few times over the past year, but hadn’t been by the school. We chatted briefly, and I promised I would be there to meet him when he did finally travel up that Hill again, but I was a little disappointed he hadn’t been back. I am really proud of all of the things we have done with the school over the 13 years I have been there. I thought it would be incredible for Carl to come and see all of the changes we have made.
But, maybe Carl hasn’t been back because he is a little concerned that the place won’t be the same. Just like me when I quickly drove through the streets of a now modern Whitby, Carl will see a lot of new things at RNS. Maybe the memories he holds most dear of the place won’t be honoured by the many changes that have been made. Every time I have seen a backhoe digging a new foundation, a truck paving another road, or a carpenter building a new wall, I have rejoiced at the support our community shows for progress. Over these past thirteen years, I think there has been one summer when a major piece of construction has not occurred. In the short time my family has been part of this community, the school has built a new dining hall, two new residences, a new administration building, four
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new faculty homes, completely renovated Mackay House and South House, built a new library, changed the road (twice) so it goes around the school, and a myriad of other construction projects that we hope make the school better. But, at the heart of all of these projects is the hope that we are honouring, not straying, from our history. A little work was completed in our Chapel this past summer. As we were considering what to do in order to accommodate a few more kids, Mr. Kitchen reminisced about how beautiful that building remains. While we have had to renovate almost all of our spaces as a result of the natural wear active kids have on a space, the Chapel has remained largely the same. With very little work, the pews are as they were 60 or 70 years ago. We were blessed to have the organ completely refurbished last year, but it was reassembled and looked exactly as it would have when it was brand new. This point about existing within history is one that is made often to our kids. When they sit in the Chapel in their blazers and school ties, they are doing what students for decades have done. As they exit Chapel, they see the faces of the boys to whom this Chapel is dedicated. Each day they sing hymns and say prayers,
and hope for miracles on math tests the same way Carl Hicks may have done 65 years ago.
We hope the students of RNS today, enjoy many of the same joys of students from decades ago. Change is inevitable, and hopefully progress comes with it. But, neither should happen at the price of what makes something important. Important things are different for all of us, and we can’t assume to have been able to keep everything the same. It just can’t be that way. But, we hope we are remaining true to that which is important here. We hope the students of RNS today, enjoy many of the same joys of students from decades ago. We hope we have made some progress from those days too. We hope when alumni return to our Hill that they love what we have added, or fixed or repaired. We hope that when they walk the paths here, they feel their memories are honoured, but we also hope they feel a little jealous – jealous of the lovely additions that have been made, and jealous that those great years we often think about, are the very years today’s students are in the midst of enjoying. 6
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INNOVATION STUDIO BY: BRAD READ, IB TEACHER & INNOVATION LEADER
In September of this year, the Innovation Studio opened in Hibbard House. This
refurbished science classroom was designed to provide students with the resources and flexibility needed in order to create and exhibit their work in new and exciting ways.
Experts in change leadership cite “a sense of urgency” as a critical first step toward making meaningful and far-reaching change. For businesses, this sense of urgency often follows a short series of events or factors that challenge the deep-rooted organizational culture that shapes the identity of the company, as well as its agents. For our school, this sense of urgency developed in recognition that the RNS education that has served so many so well, was no longer enough. As advancements in information technology and communications are moving in an infinite number of directions in leaps and bounds, educators across the country are being challenged to keep pace. For faculty at RNS, the notion of living in a state of constant change has compelled us to re-imagine, not only our professional practice, but the culture of our relationship with our subjects, our colleagues and our students. It has meant learning and re-learning alongside our students, seeking collaborative partnerships with colleagues from across the country, and developing new capacities in an environment of technological THE HEAD’S LETTER
ubiquity. Microsoft founder Bill Gates was referring to much the same idea when he stated that “Microsoft is only two years away from failure”. The success of this school, now and in the future, will rely on our ability to adapt and thrive in a state of perpetual and disruptive innovation. The design and development of several spaces for the purpose of encouraging exactly this sort of thinking and action has been transformative for our school. Over the last twenty-five years, there have been many changes to the RNS campus. While these changes are a testament to the dedication and generosity of our many supporters, they have also been inspired by a single objective: to improve and enrich the learning experience for our students. Of course, this was no less true of campus renovations a century ago. A quick glance at the 1914 Blue and White tells us that it was with great excitement and anticipation that the students of Rothesay Collegiate School arrived on campus in September of that year to find the newly constructed Reading Room. Dr. Hibbard, who was the Head of School that year, notes that the new addition was “quite
large enough for all purposes” and contained a “large brick fireplace which adds comfortably to the room”. The reading room of 1914 shares something in common with several of our more recent constructions like the Irving Gymansium (1996) or Heritage Hall (2009), in that it added richly to the life of staff and students on the Hill. But not all additions and improvements represent natural or gradual evolutions for our school. Some have involved rather great philosophical and cultural leaps. In the last five years there have been three distinct improvements to the RNS campus for which the inspiration was not to support current practices at the school, but to change them completely. These three re-imagined spaces at RNS have served to delineate a fundamental change in the RNS education. The remodeled Colin Mackay Library in Fawcett Hall, the new Math Room in School House and, most recently, Hibbard House’s Innovation Studio exist because our faculty and students are thinking differently about what it is to teach and learn at RNS.
Although evidence of a paradigm shift in education has been palpable in many of our classrooms, faculty meetings and workshops for several years, the construction of our new math room in 2011 served as a line in the sand for staff and students at the school. The sense that we had started on a journey that would fundamentally change the brand of an RNS education was clear to everyone who stepped into that room. And it is our faculty’s collective willingness to embrace such change by seeking new approaches to learning that are most effective for our students that will continue to secure our school’s place amongst the best in the country. Our school library is, in many ways, at the very heart of changing how our students learn. Re-located to Fawcett Hall in 2009, the library has evolved into a multi-faceted research and resource centre where students are able to connect what they do on the Hill to what is happening everywhere else.
24-hour access to online databases has changed the way that students are conducting research and has enriched our shared understanding of how their learning fits into the much bigger picture. Librarians Kathleen McLellan and Kathy Archer, when describing the changes in the library, noted that “Our students have been the biggest contributors to change as they are the ones deciding how the space gets used.” From small group collaborations in case studies to student-created exhibitions of learning, our conception of what happens in a library is changing all the time. In September of this year, the Innovation Studio opened in Hibbard House. This refurbished science classroom was designed to provide students with the resources and flexibility needed in order to create and exhibit their work in new and exciting ways. In the first few weeks of school, students in the Innovation Studio were busy filming documentaries with
green-screen technology, working through team-based challenges in Destination Imagination and building interactive displays through the use of programmable technologies. Like the library, the math room or the reading room of 100 years ago, this latest addition to campus will undoubtedly enrich the learning experience for our students. Unlike those spaces, we hope the Innovation Studio will be the essence of evolution – a space that can change and adapt to facilitate all modes of learning. Although the layout of this space provides great value as a model for further classrooms, its true quality will be the way it serves to disrupt traditional teaching and learning practices at the school.
After all, a successful re-imagining of teaching and learning at RNS is assured not by changes in the paint, the furniture or the design of any of these new learning spaces, but in the hearts and minds of the learners who inhabit them. 6
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LIFE ON THE HILL
JACK SMITH & DARCY WELLS, HEAD PREFECTS
The 2014-2015 school year is off to a great start! Our class was eager to begin leadership camp as the first day of school quickly approached, and itâ€™s safe to say that during the two days spent camping on Hickman Field, we bonded like never before as we transitioned into our roles as prefects at RNS. The first week of classes introduced new students to the many RNS traditions, and everyone quickly adjusted to the demanding lifestyle. Boarding often proves to be a particularly challenging adjustment for some students, but the houseparents along with the heads of houses have done an outstanding job in ensuring that students feel welcome and are always able to find the help they need. Following a fun-filled Opening Day, RNS was full of enthusiasm and
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a sense of community, welcoming the school year ahead. After two days of classes, new and returning students seemed to be getting into the routine. This year, there are almost 100 new students that make up the largest student body this school has ever seen. Our Interhouse Challenges helped bond students and forge new friendships. The students of RNS are split up into four houses: Stuart (Red), York (Blue), Lancaster (White) and Tudor (Green). During these challenges, students played icebreaker games that would help familiarize them with the rest of the house. After we got to know the new students in our house, we moved on to games that would allow us
to earn house points. We played Rock-Paper-Scissors, Train, Capture the Flag and Sock Wrestling, which all helped bring the entire school together and rally behind their fellow housemates. The pinnacle of the Interhouse Challenges came the first weekend on the Hill: New River Beach. We piled on to buses Saturday morning and headed down to the beautifully scenic Bay of Fundy just in time for the tide to go out. We started the action-packed day with a paint war (the highlight of the day), followed by the cheer competition championed by Stuart House (Grade 6
‘Macbeth’. An extra-curricular that is new to the school this year is the Enviro-Club. Prefects Jack McKenzie and Shira Hollinger, under the guidance of Ms. Saley, have successfully united a group of students who are passionate about having a positive impact on the environment. The group has been successful in implementing more efficient methods of recycling as well as keeping the school up to date with their ‘Enviro-Club Facts of the Week’. And of course, Mr. Kidd has been sharing his knowledge with many, hosting both band and choir on Wednesdays. There
student Farida El Bailey was leading the charge). After a race to the water, human charades, and a game of Bring Me, we were all beat. A barbeque was the perfect reward after a well-fought battle of the houses. Overall, it was a defining moment for what the year set out to be: cheerful, inclusive and fun!
are many others, such as Art Club, NBA, Yearbook, Right to Play, Debating and Round Square, which give students many opportunities to step outside their comfort zones and try something new.
He is one of the many examples of new students this year who have really found their place and have become valuable members of the RNS community. Following a week of interhouse activities, sports were quickly underway and for some, this provided the chance they needed to find their feet at the school. This was true for one student in particular, Sean Docherty (Grade 10) who showed up on the first day of soccer tryouts ready to play, and impressed the coaches enough to earn a spot on the Varsity Boys’ Soccer Team. It is never easy on the first day of sports to say hello to a team of people, most of whom you've never met. It’s always a little bit awkward, but Sean took it all in stride and quickly became an integral part of the team. He is one of the many examples of new students this year who have really found their place and have become valuable members of the RNS community. The rehearsals for the Senior School play have started and it has been business as usual for the leads as they prepare for their major roles in Ms. Bell’s production of
Rothesay Netherwood School prides itself on being devotedly philanthropic, and that is evidenced by and demonstrated through its students. On the second week of school, students came together to participate in the community Terry Fox Run for cancer research. Up next was the Big Bike ride for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, where a group of students rode a 30-seat bike to help raise funds and awareness for the organization and the cause. Events like these help the students of our school lend a hand to the community and realize their own passions for giving back. Students have also had the privilege to enjoy the new additions to the school campus. A new fire pit was built with donations by the Class of 2012 as well as the Parents' Association, and it has been a wonderful addition to life on campus. Also, a liner was put into the Jordan Boyd Memorial Pond so that students will be able to enjoy skating on it during the winter months. Looking forward, we are very excited for the school year to unfold. With exciting new initiatives around the corner, the 2014-2015 school year is shaping up to be one of the best the school has seen, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store. 6
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HIGHLIGHTS FROM STUDENT EXPERIENCES AND ADVENTURES
Canoeing the St. Croix BY: ELIZABETH BOISSONNAULT ’16
My experience during the canoeing trip on the St.Croix River was amazing. What could be better in the morning than to wake up to singing birds and the sound of the flowing river? I had the chance to take in many aspects of nature, and even to see different species of animals, including fish and many birds. We even had the opportunity to see bald eagles in their habitats.
We arrived ready and dressed accordingly for different temperatures and weather to ensure we had a really good time, but still needed to learn some new skills. I’ve now learned how to navigate a canoe into rapids and strong currents. The first time that we saw the strong current, we thought that it was going to be tough, but we had a great teacher to show us how to get out of the worst situations and didn’t have any trouble. My favourite part of the trip was getting out of our canoes to ride the rapids in our lifejackets. It was
Australian Exchange BY: LUKE FLEWWELLING ’16
At the end of my Grade 10 year, I had the most amazing experiences of my life on an exchange trip to Australia. The school I chose to attend was Ivanhoe Grammar School in Melbourne. Considering that I have lived in a small town all my life, going to Melbourne, with a population of 4.2 million, was very exciting for me. Living in Australia was a big change compared to living here in Canada. Even
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the aggressive traffic and my train ride to school were interesting. The temperature was great; it was never too warm or too cold, a welcome break from the snow on the ground at home. My host family and
a very exciting and unique experience to be thrown back and forth by the power of the currents. This canoe trip helped us relax, take our minds off everyday life and made us get closer to nature in a very non-intrusive way. I would never hesitate to say yes if given the opportunity to go canoeing again, and I would recommend it to people needing a good session of relaxation, peace and quiet. ♦
their son introduced me to his friends and they were all very welcoming, so I was able to adjust quite well. The school was a lot larger than RNS; it had 1,300 students and the campus was huge. They still had sports after school and other aspects of our culture here at RNS. Though it took time for me to adjust in Australia, I realized that our cultures weren’t so different after all, even if we had different accents. I made friendships that will last a lifetime and had a strong connection with my host family. ♦
CAIS Leadership Conference: “Connect the Dots” BY: DARCY WELLS ’15
Last spring, four delegates from our school travelled to Vancouver, British Columbia to take part in the annual Canadian Accredited Independent Schools Leadership Conference. It was a remarkable experience to see another beautiful part of Canada, one that most of us had never visited. We spent four days exploring the city and learning about different ways to become a leader
in our own communities. We met many students, all eager to be catalysts for positive change in their schools, and it was inspiring to be a part of an initiative that motivates teenagers to rise up and take action. The members of the delegation from our school were MaeLin De Lange ’15, Ziyad Hussain ’15, Cecil VanBuskirk ’16, and me, as well as our chaperone Mr. Murray. We were billeted by the families of the boys of the host school, Saint George’s, who were welcoming and very accommodating (late night movies were one of the highlights). Some of the activities featured at the conference included a beach/park
cleanup, workshops, guest speakers, and attending the Vancouver-wide triathlon where we got to see the spectacular waterfront of the west coast city. The organizing committee from St. George’s made the conference so much fun and kept our energy up at all times. I would definitely recommend that Grade 10 and 11 students apply for the conference next spring; it was a phenomenal experience and I have memories that will last a lifetime. I had so much fun making new friends, and I feel even more prepared to take part in leading our school this year as a Prefect! ♦
RNS explores Costa Rica: Service Trip BY: EMMA GALLOWAY & SYDNEY DARLING ’16
This past March break, we along with twenty-four other members of the RNS community, embarked on a ten-day service trip to Costa Rica. This experience was like no other and it opened our eyes to many different facets of life. We started our trip off in San José, exploring a volcano and being exposed to their cultural practice of mask making. We then quickly made our way to the village of Yorkín, Talamanca, where we spent six days doing service work. Yorkín is a small indigenous community separated from Bambu by the Yorkín River. It is populated by Bribri descendants who live off the land and have reconstructed their community to uphold their culture's practices and traditions. The area we were travelling in has recently been facing the effects of climate change, and had been in dry season for more than five months. While in Yorkin, our group painted the elementary school, weaved leaves that made the roofing and built a waiting area for a health clinic. We also began work on a new building for future
volunteers who visit the community. We were able to take in cultural and language lessons, including shooting a traditional bow and even making chocolate from the cacao seed. We swam in the river to beat the heat and were able to play cards each
night with the Bribri students and adults. Our time spent in Yorkín made a huge impact on our lives, making us reconsider what we truly need not only to survive, but to be happy. ♦
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A Year in Art 2013-2014 BY: EMILY ARCHER ’15
If you’ve ever visited the room located at the top of Kirk House, you’ve likely realised it’s home to one of the most creative spaces on campus - the art room. The students here are extremely motivated, and this year especially, we’ve strived to reach higher levels than ever before. This is evident by the copious amount of beautiful pieces overflowing the art room made by students from Grades 6 to 12. Another thing you could be promised to see if you took a trip to the art room, would be the smiles on the students’ faces; there’s never a bad day. This year of art was successful to say the least! It began with 125 members in the senior school and the entire middle school heading up for their first day of
classes. As the middle school was trying their hand at painting, my IB art class was diving deeper into the program with our self portraits. During the winter, while the rest of the school was a bit chilly, the art room was kept toasty by the Grade 9s and 10s firing their clay in the kiln. The Grade 12 class worked hard to prepare
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for their art exams in January, and their work showed nothing less. Regardless of the grade, skill level, or dedication, each art student this year can agree that they improved immensely, thanks to our art teachers. ♦
Senior School Musical Presents: Smile
BY: MORGAN WIRTANEN-BLACKADAR ’16
BY: MINJAE KIM ’17
This past spring, I went on exchange to Lima, the largest city in Peru. The school I attended was Markham College, which ranges from Kindergarten to Grade 12. I stayed with a host family, as Markham is a day school, which was a big adjustment compared to boarding at RNS. Another adjustment was the traffic of the large city; we had to wake up early to make sure we were ready and got to school on time. Classes were similar to RNS, but the day’s schedule was completely different, fitting eight classes, rather than four, into a single day. My exchange school was focused on outdoor education, with a few different trips to choose from, which reminded me of the Outward Bound Program at RNS. I went on a three-night camping trip as a leader, and I also went on a service trip to build houses in a town that was badly impacted by an earthquake
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in recent years. My favourite part of my exchange was a trip to the Cusco region over Easter break with my host family. We visited different Incan ruin sites, and went to Machu Picchu on the last day of our trip. It was amazing! Overall, my exchange was an incredible experience. It was strange living in a country where English isn’t the first language, but I quickly got used to it and picked up a bit of Spanish too! ♦
During my year at RNS, I greatly enjoyed participating in the Senior School Musical, Smile. The story follows a young American pageant girl. The musical crew and cast were very nervous on opening night, but we were glad to be part of the production and were all immensely satisfied with our final product. All of us still have many memorable moments from the production. “I never expected how close I would become with the other cast members. The cast became like a team, supporting each other every step of the way." noted Darcy Wells, who played Doria Hudson, one of the main pageant girls. But this feeling isn't limited to those who were on the stage. "Being backstage for the musical was one of the most memorable
experiences this year" exclaims Daniel Abay, Grade 11, one of the many backstage workers. The musical cast and crew can look back on this production and feel proud about their performances. We are grateful to everyone who made this musical possible. A big thank you goes to everyone who worked behind the scenes, whether it be on set, technical crew, choreography, costumes, hair and makeup, or as stage manager. A special shout out to our amazing directors, Mrs. Ellis and Mr. Kidd. Thank you for sticking with us all the way throughout this production! ♦
Middle School Musical Presents “The Little Mermaid” BY: KATIE GUILLIVER ’19
This year, for the first time, the Middle School students at RNS performed their very own musical. Following some nervous auditions, I was ecstatic to learn I had been chosen to play the part of Ariel in The Little Mermaid.
Wilderness First Aid Course at RNS BY: JACK SMITH ’15
This past March, a group of students had the opportunity to attend a wilderness first aid course led by Blair Doyle, a certified search and rescue technician. We were ordered to bring full rain gear, ropes, and other items useful in a survival scenario. Many of us had already taken the standard ‘urban’ first aid course which consisted of hours spent in a classroom. We showed up on a Friday with all of
We had practices every day during the week and every other Saturday (sometimes on Sundays). Although it was a lot of work, no one complained; we had a lot of fun doing it. Many hidden talents were discovered in people who are shyer than others. Who knew that Jonah McAloon could be such a funny actor with such a great interpretation of a French accent?
for Touchstone Academy. This was fun because the children had such a willing suspension of disbelief, being enthralled by the powers of the trident and Ariel losing her voice. One child even cried when meeting the evil Ursula after the performance! Being a part of the musical was a great experience, and it developed great acting and singing skills. I had the time of my life and the whole group wishes it hadn't ended so quickly. ♦
A special highlight was the day before opening night, when we performed
our gear, only to be told that we would be spending the evening inside. I can remember one student saying “Ugh here we go, another weekend spent in the classroom,” but he couldn’t have been more wrong. Aside from that first evening, the entirety of the course was carried out far back in the woods behind RNS. Led by Mr. Boyle, we were taught splinting, injury management, emergency procedures and even makeup. I remember staring blankly at Mr. Boyle as he attached a very realistic looking broken bone to Vishal’s arm and smothered him in fake blood. Moving away from traditional classroom teaching,
he spent the entire weekend setting up scenarios where we would have to run and find a victim, only to discover that he had an axe stuck in his knee or that we had to get him out from underneath a fallen log or pile of snow. As much as it was “just a course”, the scenarios seemed very real, and by Sunday night we were all exhausted. Along with the unique learning experience, the group felt much closer after finishing the course, and the friendships made carried on through the rest of the year. Special thanks to Blair Doyle for making it such a memorable and educational weekend. ♦
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Grade 9 LEADS BY: IAN MORRISON ’17
Through the entirety of the school year, the Grade 9 LEADS class was busy getting involved in the community, with a focus on fundraising. We were tasked with finding worthwhile charities in the community to help out with our efforts. Through a program called the Youth and
Philanthropy Initiative (YPI), we formed groups and went to work for our chosen charities. We sold things like baked goods and raffle tickets around the community. Each team needed to win over a group of judges with a short presentation about the work of their chosen charity, with the winner receiving a $5000 grand prize from YPI to donate. We ended up with a well deserving charity receiving the funds, the Centennial School Hot Lunch
Program, where there are meals and even clothing provided to children who may go without otherwise. Congratulations to Brett, Jiny, Victoria, and Tong Tong on their fundraising for the Centennial School Lunch Program. We had a very successful year in the LEADS class, learning how each one of us can really make an impact on our communities and how we will be able to get further involved in the future. ♦
invested in the new Innovation Studio. The school converted the industrial-like physics room into a colourful area with
focus-conducive chairs, ergonomic desks, and white boards encouraging groupwork. These improvements represent
My Life on the Hill BY: SEAMUS BANNON ’15
There’s a feeling that can barely be described, but is constant throughout each RNS student's experience. It's the feeling that inspires so many stories that begin with "When I first stepped on the Hill...” or other sentimental phrases. As a student for three years here on the Hill, I've had that feeling every time I return from long weekends, breaks, and summer vacation. With each year also comes the expectations and excitement of what’s to come. This year, for example, it was a great surprise to return to campus to see some major improvements. Responding to suggestions from students about a lack of study spots on campus, or places to meet with teachers, the school
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the direction RNS academics is headed: a student centered and organic learning environment. It outlines the changes and improvements that constantly keep the school a step ahead for the students who make the trip up the Hill. The progress made toward helping facilitate a positive student experience isn't only represented academically, but also athletically. Most noticeably is the refinishing of the gym floor. Used by every student, the gym allows for fun, fitness, and practice. Another major project that has been started this year is additions to the school arena. This includes improved speakers for the rink, a new entrance, and new dressing rooms. Another recent improvement is to the scoreboards on Hickman field. These various athletic
improvements not only serve to attract talented young athletes to the school’s varsity programs, but they also serve to bring the school together and encourage physical pursuits. Not being a particularly skillful athlete myself, my very first year at RNS boosted my confidence and ability to compete in sports. This is in major part due to the wonderful facilities offered on the Hill. The campus has also seen aesthetic changes. Between the efforts of the grounds crew and fundraising by past classes, there have been a number of improvements around campus. These include new water fountains in School House, which encourage an eco-friendly atmosphere. The Sunken Garden beside Mackay, which was a gift from the
classes of 1971 and 2008, has had its pond recently named the Jordan Boyd Memorial Pond and Rink. It has been refurbished with a new liner so during the winter, students can safely and regularly play pond hockey. In this way, the school is moving forward while remembering and honouring its past. As an RNS student, there's a feeling that I get every time I come back, and every time my brother comes back as an alumnus. There’s an excitement that bubbles up as Collegiate Hall slowly rolls into view. Each time, there is an excitement around seeing what has changed and what has been built; an excitement to see new students discovering what will become staples of their own experiences on the Hill. ♦
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Vivek Prabhu ’09 From College Hill to Parliament Hill.
PHOTO BY: LUTHER CAVERLY
Q: Tell us about your personal background – where are you from, how long did you attend RNS, where are you living now, what are you doing for work/school? A: I grew up in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and came to the Hill in my grade ten year. After graduating in 2009, I went to Huron University College at Western for a BA Honours Specialization in History and then went to Carleton University for my Masters degree in Political Management. I now work in the Prime Minister’s Office, in communications. Q: How would you describe your experience as a student at RNS? A: I had an amazing student experience at RNS. I came to the school as someone who was self-conscious and not the most confident. What impacted me the most was how supportive everybody was, it did not matter whether
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they were a teacher, a member of administration or my classmates. I think the RNS community is all about the relationships you make. In my case, those relationships gave me the confidence to find my strengths. Q: Do you have a favourite memory from your days on the Hill? A: A single memory alone wouldn’t give my experience justice. When I think back to my time at RNS I think about playing bass in a band with Mr. Jollymore (who was on vocals!), Duncan Lutes ’10, Marco Landry ’09, and George Aldous ’10. I also think about the opportunity I had to go to India for the International Round Square Conference with Amelia Moffatt ’09, Abby White ’09 and Mr. & Mrs. Jollymore. Some of my fondest memories are also just hanging out with my fellow housemates in Mackay.
Q: What is the most significant lesson you learned at RNS? A: To achieve your wildest dreams there truly is no substitute for hard work. I’m sure past, present and future RNS’ers can agree there is never a shortage of hard work to do on the Hill! I choose to look at it this way: the experience of studying as hard as you can, giving it your all on the rugby pitch, the court, or on the water, and trying to accomplish a million and one other things is prepping you for the big leagues. You can meet whatever your challenge is if you believe in it and work for it. Q: After graduating from RNS, you went on to attend Huron University College at Western where you obtained your BA in History. And now, you hold your Masters in Political Management. What drew you to this field of study? Was there an opportunity or an experience at RNS that opened a door for you in university? A: I had been a political ‘junkie’ throughout university and while I had experience in student government, I did not in municipal, provincial, or federal politics. The Masters of Political Management program at Carleton University enabled me to learn about that world and be more prepared to work on Parliament Hill. I believe that RNS instilled in me a passion for public service. Q: You are currently working as a Communications Assistant in the Prime Minister’s Office on Parliament Hill. What led you to this opportunity? A: My Master’s program at Carleton opened a lot of doors through the faculty as well as networking throughout the year. When the position opened up, I applied for it and hoped for the best! Q: What is it like to work in the hub of Canadian politics? A: The sight of the Peace Tower on my walk to work every morning is still very much an inspiring sight to see – it reminds me how fortunate I am to be here. Parliament Hill is a dynamic place to work. The issues sometimes change by the hour and for many of us there is no such thing as a 9 to 5 schedule. Just like anything, there are highs and there are lows, but I know these memories and experiences will have a lifelong impact. Q: What is your proudest moment working on Parliament Hill so far? A: My proudest moment without a single doubt was returning to work on October 23rd after the tragic events in Ottawa.
I never thought I would ever be so close to a tragedy of this magnitude. Standing at the War Memorial the next day reminded me how proud I am to be Canadian. Q: Do you have a secret to success? A: If there’s a secret to it, fill me in! I think I’m still a ways off from being a ‘success story’, but I can say it is much easier to give it your all for something when you really believe in it. Q: What inspires you to give back to RNS? A: For me, RNS was a place that allowed me to both succeed and fail when I was going through the years of figuring out who I am and who I want to be. Our gorgeous facilities and beautiful grounds are only a small part of the experience. You won’t find such a strong culture of unconditional support anywhere else and I think that’s what makes it special. Q: What advice would you offer to today’s RNS students thinking about life beyond the Hill? A: Don’t be intimidated by adversity. Achieving the dreams you’ve mapped out with Ms. Turnbull, your family, and your friends is not going to be a cakewalk, otherwise they wouldn’t be dreams. Let the lessons you’ve learned from RNS be your guide and actually apply them. If you do that I promise you will stand out. Your best days are very much ahead of you and we all know it. Being nervous about the unknown is natural, but do not let that stop you from pursuing the opportunities that will inevitably come your way! Q: And, to your fellow RNS alumni? A: Keep in touch! I have caught up with quite a few alumni over the years and some are leading very different lives, which is amazing. While we lead different paths in life, we do share a common chapter together. Some of us first discovered our life long passions, had that high school crush who turned into a life partner, and created life-long friendships. All of these moments were real and getting a chance to re-connect helps you realize how wonderful it truly was. From a networking perspective, those professional connections might also play out later on! Q: And just for fun to finish, if you could trade places for a week with a faculty or staff member at RNS, past or present, with whom would it be and why? A: I would definitely trade places with Mr. Gray for a couple days to see what it’s like to run Mackay House!
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BY: NIC CARHART, RNS ANNUAL FUND MANAGER
A school can only be as great as the support it receives from its community. At Rothesay Netherwood School, we have been very fortunate to have had a faithful and dedicated community that believes in our work as educators. The importance of every gift, no matter how large or how small, is integral to RNS. The impact of all gifts, of all sizes, has an immediate benefit to every student, every day, every year. Support from our community – alumni, past and present parents, grandparents, board, governors, faculty, staff and friends, is vital. Your gift to RNS is essential in taking RNS from a good school and making it a great one. We ask that you continue to remember our wonderful school through your gift to the RNS Annual Fund, the GOLD Challenge, 100 RNS’ers Who Care, or a special fundraising project, and by attending our events. For the long-term success of RNS, the most important element is your participation, in that our school community supports and gives in a meaningful way. Modest gifts made year after year, or even each month, add up to a generous gift over the course of a lifetime. These gifts are truly the lifeblood of our school. The Annual Fund is the backbone of fundraising for RNS. It provides fundamental additional resources, programs, opportunities, and financial aid to support the educational experiences of each and every student today. By making a gift to the area that is most meaningful to you, you are providing an excellent opportunity to make a difference in the life of a student. Last spring, we introduced our young alumni to the
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GOLD Challenge (Grads of the Last Decade). We asked them to donate the amount of their grad year, i.e. $20.14, and support the area of the school that meant the most to them. Primarily, this group of alumni are students or graduates who have just begun their careers and who do not have extra funds. In just one short month, over 130 young alumni donated just over $10,000 to the school – many choosing to give more than twenty dollars. In an effort to engage our parents and alumni in annual giving, we asked for $100 from 100 RNS’ers Who Care. The response was overwhelming; we had well over a hundred donors helping to provide the school close to $20,000. Continuing a long-standing tradition to give back to the school, last year’s Grade 12 class, The Class of 2014, worked hard all year to raise money for their class. At graduation in June, the class presented RNS with a cheque for $10,000. These gifts, when matched with those from countless other individuals who have made meaningful gifts, and with the dedicated fundraising efforts of our annual auction and art show, create a substantial impact on the daily life of each student and teacher at RNS. Every gift matters and every gift makes a tremendous impact. Thank you for supporting RNS.
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Giving back to
RNS Our school community gives back to RNS and helps to ensure that our school continues to set the standard for excellence and provide an extraordinary educational experience for students for years to come.
Thank you for making a difference.
Alumni Profile: Giving is Easy
MATT POIRIER ’04
“My time at RNS was a formative experience. The school provided me the opportunity to push myself academically, while also expanding my horizons. While the classroom education was valuable and important, I gained something that I consider of even greater value: the knowledge of my personal ability to push myself and strive to be the best I can be. RNS provided a safe place for me to push my personal limits. A place where, even when I would fail, I knew I would be helped back up. I have done a lot more learning since graduating in 2004 (too much if you were to ask my parents – who spent
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years insisting that I ‘get a job’). While travelling, working at different jobs, and acquiring a few degrees at different universities, nowhere have I found a single experience that was as rewarding as the one I had while at RNS. I give to support the community that provided me with so much. The financial generosity of others allowed me to attend, while the generosity of those involved at the school, be they teachers, staff, students, parents or alumni, allowed me to be the best I could be as an adolescent. Giving is easy. In my case, all it took was a quick email to set up monthly pre-authorized donations. A little bit each month can really add up.”
Parent Profile: Why I believe in RNS JANET BLACKADAR ’82 School Governor and mother of Morgan Wirtanen-Blackadar ’16
“Every year there are many groups that ask us to help them in their field of interest by donating a few dollars to their cause. Each of us has to make choices about where we will focus our effort. There are many important things that I can choose to do with my “donation dollars” each year and for the last number of years one of them has been choosing to give to RNS.
Alumni Profile: Why I Give Back JEREMIE POIRIER ’06
“The school’s continuous pursuit of excellence is but a part of what makes RNS a school worth attending and donating to. Year over year, bit by bit, the school improves. The facilities become more modernized; the academic and leadership curricula evolve; the faculty reaches a higher standard; and students are offered more opportunities to explore different lands and cultures. There is, on the other hand, one aspect of the school that remains a constant, and for a good reason, because it always works masterfully. For me, the community at RNS is what moves mountains. This small, country school community allows students of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds to safely discover, challenge and improve themselves.
For a time after I left the hill I thought I couldn’t possibly donate enough to make a difference to the school so I needn’t bother. I have since come to understand what a difference my contributions can make when pooled with those of others. Together these donations can make a big impact on the overall well being of the school. Whether the funds are used for supporting infrastructure improvements, activities or scholarships, it’s a win-win for students, teachers, parents and friends of the school. I spent six very enjoyable years as a student on this campus and now, as a current parent, I find myself spending time here again. Certainly having a child at RNS gives me a sense of connectedness to the school and a very concrete vested interest in seeing the school succeed and improve year over year, but I still carry many of the lessons I took away from my time at RNS to this day and I am happy knowing that in some small way my annual giving might help to give someone else these same opportunities.”
Attending RNS gave me, for the first time in my life, an opportunity to feel like I was a part of something, a part of a community where everyone, including me, mattered. It is a place where everyone from the Head of School to the cleaning staff, live and breathe the RNS philosophy and work tirelessly to guide students down their own right path. I donate to RNS because I want to preserve the sense of community and its accompanying value system, and give to other young people the same opportunities that were given to me.”
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Our sincere thank you to Rothesay Netherwood School alumni, parents and friends! This past fiscal year was one of RNS’s most successful fundraising years, generating approximately $1.5M. It is thanks to your support that we are able to maintain and continuously enhance the RNS learning experience and environment for our young students. RNS saw a significant increase in the number of donors thanks to initiatives including the Annual Fund, 100 RNS’ers Who Care and the GOLD Challenge (Graduates of the Last Decade). The strong response we had to these fundraising efforts illustrates your care and commitment to the school, providing funding for many campus improvements. The RNS Endowment continues to grow and now is approximately $6M. Considering that it took almost 132 years to raise the first $3M for the endowment and it has nearly doubled in the last 5 years, we are optimistic about the future. This growth is a direct result of the generosity from the RNS community. Events on campus including Reunion Weekend, the RNS Art Show & Sale, and the Top of the Hill – Dinner, Dance and Auction all attracted great crowds and helped to raise important funds for various projects. The excitement and sense of community at these events further illustrate what makes RNS a special place. RNS is thankful to the donors listed in the following pages for their commitment over the past year. It is this type of participation that allows RNS to be the outstanding school it is. On behalf of RNS, I extend our sincere appreciation for your generosity and encourage your continued support.
For Alumni & Friends in the United States Give directly to your school and receive an official US charitable tax receipt. Rothesay Netherwood School US Foundation, Inc. IRS Tax number: 46-4702044 Rothesay Netherwood School US Foundation, Inc. is registered with the IRS and exempt under section 501 (c) (3).
For more information contact: Rob Beatty Director of Development & Alumni Affairs e: firstname.lastname@example.org t: (506) 848-1731
Thank you for your generosity and support!
Rob Beatty Director of Development & Alumni Affairs
The following donor and giving report is published as a gesture to acknowledge and thank donors who provided financial support to Rothesay Netherwood School during the 2013-2014 school year between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of this listing and apologize for any errors. Please notify the Development & Alumni Affairs Office of any errors or omissions.
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Statement of Revenue and Expenses The statement below has been extracted from the school’s audited financial statements. The audit was performed by Ernst & Young. Overall revenue is up 7.3% from prior year. This is mainly due to increased enrolment which caused tuition revenue to be up 7.2% from prior year. Overall expenses have increased 4.7% from prior year. The major reason for this increase was an increase in administrative salaries of 10% from prior year, as the development office was expanded. There was also 16.5% increase in plant expenses from prior year, as additional maintenance was done on campus. Overall for the last 5 years, operationally we have run on a break-even or better basis.
REVENUE Tuition Fees Endowment Contribution
2013- 2014 $ 8,235,317 168,168
90. 7 % 1. 9%
$ 7,827,866 149,227
351,584 322,714 $ 9,077,783
3. 9% 3. 6% 100.0%
280,803 325,435 $ 8,583,331
3.3% 3.8% 100.0%
$ 3,087,072 585,855 3,672,927
35.2% 6.7% 41.9%
$ 3,030,853 627,923 3,658,776
36.3% 7.5% 43.8%
$ 1,397,107 546,400 1,943,507
16.0% 6.2% 22.2%
$ 1,257,203 544,400 1,801,603
15.1% 6.5% 21.6%
$ 136,797 853,385 990,182
1.6% 9.7% 11.3%
$ 113,727 712,420 826,147
1.4% 8.5% 9.9%
1,134,674 172,084 859,565 $ 8,772,939
12.9% 2.0% 9.8% 100.0%
Annual Giving Other Income Total Revenue
EXPENSES Education Salaries & Benefits Operating Expenses Total Education Administration Salaries & Benefits Operating Expenses Total Administration Plant
Salaries & Benefits Operating Expenses Total Plant
Financial Aid & Scholarships Agent Commissions Food & Housekeeping Total Expenses
Excess Of Revenue Over Expenses*
1,089,928 13.0% 166,414 2.0% 813,766 9.7% $ 8,356,634 100.0%
Capital items not covered by donations Capital debt repayment
- $ 185,910 - $ 81,016
- $ 12,993
Total adjustment SCHOOL EXCESS OF REVENUE
- $ 266,926 $ 38,218
- $ 12,993 $ 213,704
* Before other expenses, gain on sale of assets,depreciation and amortization.
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Fundraising Summary In 2013-2014, a total of 668 donors contributed to Rothesay Netherwood School in the form of monetary donations, the transfer of shares and Aeroplan miles, gifts-in-kind, and endowment gifts.
Foundations (RNS & Currie)
Total Annual Giving
Total Capital Giving
Endowment Funds Gifts-in-Kind
Total Other Giving
Overall Giving (number of donors)
CRA Rothesay Netherwood School is a charitable organization registered with the Canada Revenue Agency. Canadian Charitable Registration No. 107916330-RR0001. IRS Rothesay Netherwood School US Foundation, Inc. is registered as a US charitable organization with the Internal Revenue Service. US Charitable Registration/Tax Identification No. 46-4702044.
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◆ Has contributed to RNS from five to nine consecutive years
alumni Class of 1928 Margaret Fairweather Bourne ✵❁ Class of 1930 Nancy Butters Pacaud U Class of 1935 Fred Hubbard U Class of 1936 Eva McAvity Dunlop Hope Mackay Hunter U Class of 1937 Hazen Mackay Inches U Class of 1938 Bill Bishop U❁ Barbara Stewart Ferguson U Aileen Smith MacLaren U❁ 30
Class of 1939 Doug Bannon U Jean Kitchen McCormack ◆ Class of 1940 Janet Mackay Hart U Eileen MacDonald U Class of 1941 Leila MacKenzie Buckingham ✵ Michael Page U Robert Shatford U Edith Gandy Steele Class of 1942 Jack Hickman U Class of 1943 Sally Petrie Login Harold Mayes ◆ Class of 1944 Errol Mitchell U Class of 1945 Tom Macaulay U
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U Has contributed to RNS for ten or more consecutive years ❁ We remember these donors who are deceased and are grateful for their support
Class of 1946 Jim Archibald U Eve Marler Aspinall Jim Irving U Betty Goodday Mitham U
Alan Lawson Ed Morrisey U Boyd Ritchie U Doreen Allison Tuomola U Eve McMackin Tupper ◆
Class of 1947 George Fawcett U Donald Gillis U❁ Rory Grant U David Leighton U Bill Thompson U Bill Turney U
Class of 1952 Margaret Short Banks U Mac Butt Zoe Molson Murray Edward Petrie U Joe Robinson U Michael Schofield U Peter Smith U Glasier Somerville U
Class of 1948 Alfred Brooks U David Harley U❁ Arthur Irving U Mary Murray Le Messurier U Doug Mackay U Diana Sutherland Pitfield Class of 1949 James Coster U Dorothee Sear Cowan U Richard Grant Beth Newell Hall U Pauline Nelson Himmelman ◆ Joan Fraser Ivory U Mary Gillespie Jardine U Dorothy Ann Green Piet Class of 1950 Robert Bidwell ✵ Joe Hickman ✵ Stewart Hudson ◆ Louise Miles Hunt ✵ Sandra Baird Munn ◆ John Readman ◆ Barbara Mason Shaw Lucy Whitman Traves ✵ David Yuill Class of 1951 Anne Aitken Baker U Hugh Donald U Bob Findlay U Lorna MacDonald Gouws U
Class of 1953 John Bate U Mary-Jane Magee Burns U Michael Coster U James Farquhar Jerry Nickerson Richard Trynor U Tony Yearwood ◆ Class of 1954 Ruth Henderson Anglin Charles Baxter Dick Hollies U Margaret Emerson Ross Class of 1955 Dennis Anglin Alfred Groom ◆ Gregor Hope ✵ Avery McCordick Maynard Shore Class of 1956 Robert Bell Jr. U Derek Black Jim Golding David Maddison U Harold Nickerson U Frederick Simmons U Charlotte Gibbon Turnbull U Wally Turnbull U
Class of 1957 Don Gruchy ◆ Robert Jackson U Bill McMackin U Derek Oland Bob Snodgrass U Class of 1958 Wendy Armstrong Colpitts Margaret Crosby U Roger Harley U Robert Little ◆ Margaret McFadgen McMaster U Grant Pattison Tom Turnbull U Ann Puddington Wechsler Class of 1959 John Baxter ✵ William Boyd ◆ Terry Bryant Sally Butler-Grant ✵ Sallie Mackay Caty ✵ Brian Copeland Marion Whitehead Groundwater ✵ Doreen LeBreton Haydon Don Hazen ✵ Charles Hiscock ✵ Donald Maddison Ian Robinson ✵ Michael Smith ✵ Peter Sodero Thomas Starkey Clare Gilbert Trischuk Class of 1960 Judy Logan Bain ◆ William Gunter Patricia Starr Horne ✵ Henry Litz ✵ Reay Mackay ✵ Duncan Noble ◆ Graham Scott ✵ David Stewart ✵ Lionel Teed ✵
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alumni Class of 1961 Carolyn Manning Allworth Faith Detchon ✵ David Hiscock ◆ David Lyman ✵ Geoff Mitchell ✵ Class of 1962 Brian Baxter ✵ Mary Crosby Hare Jane Harris O'Malley John McFarlane ✵ Brian Ritchie ✵ Sandra Keirstead Thorne ✵ Class of 1963 Derek Brown ✵ Colin Crosbie Richard Emmerson Douglas Hazen Thomas MacWilliam ◆ Sally Drury McDougall ✵ Dan Sargeant Douglas Stanley ◆ John Teed ✵ Nancy Mann Wood ✵ Mel Young ✵ Class of 1964 Fred Deakin Glenn Johnston Sue Kinnear Ness John Small John Stevenson ✵ Class of 1965 Jane Ross Allan ◆ Cricky Brodhead ✵ Cherry Ferguson Cynthia Findlay Richard Foot ✵ Rob Guildford ✵ Connie Carr McGill Hugh McLellan ✵ Gerry McMackin ✵ John Simson ✵ George Teed
Class of 1966 Joan Johnston Jean Cameron Kelly ✵ Class of 1967 Lesley Brooks ◆ Jim Crosby ✵ Stephen Fitch ✵ David Mackay ✵ Barbara Francis Stuart Carolyn Myles Withers Class of 1968 Ellen Pickard Cudmore U Judith Fisher Allen Hubbard U Debbie Hanley McKee U Deborah Purdy White
Class of 1974 Peter Anderson ◆ Jim Brittain U Rick Buckingham U John Donald Macgregor Grant Lloyd Shears U Jack Stephen Class of 1975 Janice Collins Anderson ◆ Sylvia Brenan MacVey U Gordon Smith U Vera Turnbull ◆ Class of 1976 Nathaniel Noel ◆ Robert Shepherd
Class of 1969 David Campbell Michael Gunter Sandi Mahon U Peter Stone U
Class of 1977 Gard Bennett Arthur Crease ◆ Andrew LeMesurier ◆ Peter Nee
Class of 1970 David Casgrain U Charles Peatman
Class of 1978 Jill Keddy Smith
Class of 1971 Michael Biggar Bill Hicks U Bill McCracken U Jim Nelles U John Scovil U Drew Williamson Class of 1972 Drummond Macdougall U Class of 1973 David Gresh ◆ Cynthia Earle Lunderville Ralph Lutes U Christine Brenan Whelly
Class of 1983 Rob Hutcheson U Jim Snodgrass Lyn Salsman Waller U Thomas Wellner U Class of 1984 Daniel Groppini Debbie Hackett Laura Barr Kissmann ◆ Anna Marino Catherine Ferris Mason Jeffrey Nicholson Margaret Hackett Totten Class of 1985 David Cassidy U Val Streeter U Joël Youden Class of 1986 Rosalyn Hodgson Kelsey Dennis Oland Class of 1987 Susan Streeter U
Class of 1979 Elizabeth Hunter Dixon
Class of 1988 Maria Griffin Boudehane ◆ Roxane MacDonald Streeter U
Class of 1980 Blake Anderson Colin MacDougall
Class of 1989 Isabelle Saillant U Michael White ◆
Class of 1981 Paul Creaghan Angela Jones Estey Yandra Portela Diggy Turnbull U
Class of 1991 Daniele Harrison ◆
Class of 1982 Janet Blackadar Jane Snodgrass Northrup U Paige Hyndman Stoecker Mary McCain Turnbull U Nora Valentino U
Class of 1992 Kiren Handa Luke Vallee U Jennifer Waldschutz Class of 1993 Malini Handa Mary Kitchen Orszag U Matthew Lister
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alumni & students Class of 1995 Jamie Irving Mark Vallee U Class of 1996 Stephanie Kitchen Armstrong U Peter Clark U Hugh Simson ◆ Class of 1997 Matthew Hambly Geoffrey Hamilton ◆ Holly McMackin Owens ◆ Leslie McCracken Simson ◆ Class of 1998 Lynn Bessoudo ◆ Jeff Owens 32
Class of 1999 Drew Simson Class of 2000 Sonia Handa Lindsay Stollery Jephcott Stefanie Mortimer Melanie Poirier ◆ Class of 2001 Kathryn Higgins Hans Klohn David Lalonde Class of 2003 Sacha Ritter Bustin Jeff Coyle Luke Hoeksema Puddy Kingsley-Williams Jeff Kitchen U Jonathan Lownds Sam Mackay Shannon McLaughlin-Butler MacLeod Laura McMackin U Rachel Purvis Mike Roy Caroline Savoie Harriet Wennberg Blake Williams
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Class of 2004 Riley Carter Charlotte Edwards Faith Flemming Stephanie Honour Colin Hsiao Brittany Halpin Kitchen Claudia Lutes Cail MacDonald Brian Marr Florence Dalton McMullen Natasha Meier Russell Murray Charlene Paddock Johanna Wagishauser Platt Mathieu Poirier U Nick Rademaker Nick Smart Will Trivett Murray Tucker Sheena Young Class of 2005 Heather Adams ◆ Tyler Dunphy Fernanda Escobedo Matt Forbes Jamie Grant George Harrington ◆ Mitchell Henderson U Nicole Hoeksema Kate Mallin Alex Morse Ross Ripley Class of 2006 Nicholas Bezanson Luc Boucher Chris Carter Allie Gilks U JK Hamilton Sarah Irving U Hayley Lutes Diana MacVey ◆ Ted Moffatt Stephanie O'Neill Jeremie Poirier ◆ Julien Savoie Luke Taylor
Tyler Veriker Kana Watanabe Class of 2007 Katherine Castonguay Meghan Flood Rachael Grant Tom Jewett Emily LeMesurier Mark Livingstone Maggie MacVey Class of 2008 Adam Baxter Zhorrah Grant Lauren Henderson ◆ Olivia Lutes Rob McCann Cassie Murphy Andrea Paddock James Ryder Mark Simonds Ben Valcour Ian Whitcomb Class of 2009 Harry Aldous Graham Bailey Brittany Clark Katelyn Gorman Taylor Overing Vivek Prabhu Abby White ◆ Keiller Zed Class of 2010 Hayden Atkinson Alex Jewett David LeMesurier Duncan Lutes Andrew Marshall Nicole Tonge Class of 2011 Emma Bailey Mario Begner Dax Bourcier Laura Fraser Pat Hughes
Juliana McIntosh Gaelyn McMackin Alice Smith Class of 2012 Liam Bannon Jim Che Linda Chen Jack Clark Kelly Fillman Margot Grant Sarah Hand Adam Wells Julie Yoon Diana Zhang Class of 2013 Haley Brittain Brittany Carroll Emily Fraser Eric Lee Macaskill Oland Class of 2014 Austin Beaton Matthew Blunston Emma Brown Karolina Gaebe Carlos Hurtado Peter Jensen Lily Sellhorn-Timm Class of 2019 Erin Flemming
PARTICIPATION Top 3 Classes Congratulations to the alumni classes with the highest number of individual donors this year! Thanks to all of the alumni who have contributed, and to the alumni volunteers who have helped the school with fundraising!
# of Donors
2004 19 1959 16 2006 15
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parents Parents Abera Abay & Susan Price Brian & Kathy Archer ◆ Shawn Beaton & Lynn Douris Janet Blackadar Shawn & Mary Blunston Ian & Kelly Boyd Jim Brittain & Heather White Brittain U Paul & Janel Browning Ralf Buschmann & Kerstin Schuler-Buschmann Rafal Byczko & Holly Campbell Julie Cadavez & Kathy Hong David & Sheri Cassidy U John & Jennifer Chisholm Les & Mary Rose Dewar Marc & Candace Dixon Bill & Tammy Dunnett Andrew DuPlessis & Stephanie Suter Matthew & Tammy Earle U Kenneth & Wanda Flemming Kai & Marion Franzmeyer Rick & Cindy Gowan U Jamie Gray & Emily O’Regan Karen Gray Christopher & Krista Gulliver Soonseog Huh & Soomi Kim Krista Keller Richard & Janet Kidd ◆ Joon Myung Kim & Eun Jeong Yoon Peter & Sharon Klohn Nick Lee & Julia Kim Colin & Janet MacDougall Charlie & Linda McEvoy U Michael McGinnis & Lynn Lamont Jonathan & Debbie McKenzie Paul & Kathleen McLellan U Jeff Morrison & Diane Liscomb Michael & Melinda Murphy Brian & Jayne Murray Danny Neil & Rachael Cooper Neil Nathaniel & Michele Noel ◆ Patrick & Jill Oland Marc & Missy Pelletier John & Rosalie Pino Jean-Guy & Marielle Poirier Antonio Hurtado & Yandra Portela
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Faculty & Staff Mike Adams Jacqueline Albinati ◆ Cody Alderson Harry Aldous Kathy Archer ◆ Kat Barclay Rob Beatty Lindsay Bell U Stephanie Buchanan U Robert Calder U Nic Carhart ◆ Mike Carpenter Chrissy Chetley ◆ Simone Crawford Cindy Dooks ◆ Tammy Earle U Dayna Ellis U Greg Ellis U Damian Gay Rick Gowan U Zhorrah Grant Jamie Gray Gerry Hebert Nicole Hoeksema Mark Jenkins Andrea Jollymore ◆ Craig Jollymore U Richard Kidd ◆ Elizabeth Kitchen U Paul Kitchen U Aaron Lee Cara Lee Judy MacFarland ◆ Shauna MacNeill ◆ Geoffrey McCullogh ◆ Charles McEvoy U Kathleen McLellan U Paul McLellan U Tanya Moran ◆ Brian Murray Jayne Murray Sharon Nason Richard Oulton Sandy Phillips Brad Read ◆ Kristin Read ◆
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Emmerson Service Center Ltd. ESCO Co. Fitz's Realty Ltd. Garden of the Gulf ◆ Genivar HH Hunter Holdings Inc. ◆ Imperial Theatre Irving Oil Ltd. J.D. Irving Ltd. Kennebecasis Drugs Ltd. U Kim's Korean Food 646534 NB Ltd. Long Reach Investments Inc. ◆ Maple Lane Holdings Corp. Nova Scotia Power Ocean Marine Brokers Inc. ◆ Pettingill Dental Clinic Puneves Investments Inc. Rigel Shipping Canada Inc. U RNBA Saint John YW-YMCA The Dartmouth General Hospital Charitable Foundation The Diocesan Synod of Fredericton Toronto Eye Clinic Dr. G.M. Somerville United Way
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Coaching & Mentoring
BY: PAUL MCLELLAN, DIRECTOR OF SENIOR SCHOOL AT ROTHESAY NETHERWOOD SCHOOL
On Tuesday, July 2, 2014, one hundred and fifteen educators, primarily from Atlantic Canada, including nineteen of our own faculty members, gathered on the RNS campus for Learn2Learn 2014. The theme for our second annual conference was coaching and mentoring. Dr. Ann Sherman, Dean of Education at the University of New Brunswick, and co-chair of the conference welcomed participants on behalf of RNS and UNB. Ann then opened the conference by introducing our afternoon keynote speaker, Dr. Jim Knight, who is an Associate Professor of the University of Kansas Centre for Research on Learning and Director of the Kansas Coaching Project. Jim is an accomplished author and expert on instructional coaching. Jim led the afternoon workshop on Effective Instructional Coaching. In his workshop, he talked about the absolute need for real change in education, the importance of timely and specific feedback for teacher improvement, the value of video as a coaching tool and the necessity for teachers
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to engage in regular, meaningful professional development. Jim was clearly very knowledgeable about using planning and strategy to improve teaching and learning. He also challenged everyone in the room to commit to improving one aspect of their instruction and including at least one colleague in this process. His workshop left a powerful impression on participants and seemed to give them real purpose and direction which was evident in the sessions that followed. The evening keynote was given by three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Marnie McBean. Marnie kept the participants and other guests from the RNS community on the edge of their seats, speaking about her development as a rower, the
At our conference, we had a wide array of educators, including teachers and administrators from New Brunswick, university professors, graduate students, administrators with the New Brunswick Department of Education, members of the business community and even members of the RNS Board of Directors. Olympic experience, her personal challenges with coaches and her newest passion, mentoring Canadian Olympic athletes. Marnie’s passion for competition and love of her country were on full display during her spirited address. Learn2Learn is designed for educators by educators, so this year’s conference format was adjusted slightly to better fit the needs of our participants and to allow more voice and choice. Sixty minute workshops and round table sessions were added on topics, which included Google Apps for Education, the Harkness Method, Minecraft as a basis for Cross Curricular Projects, Gamification, Learning Essentials and Teacher Growth Models, and many of these presentations were offered by members of our faculty. At our conference, we had a wide array of educators, including teachers and administrators from New Brunswick, university professors, graduate students, administrators with the New Brunswick Department of Education, members of the business community and even members of the RNS Board of Directors. This unique blend of participants creates an environment which encourages participation, thoughtful reflection and true collaboration which cannot be matched by larger conferences. Everyone at this conference is equal, valued and focused on improving teaching and learning in their school. Sitting for lunch on the second day of the conference, I joined a conversation on professional growth models. I was very interested because the discussion was borne out of presentation by one of our teachers, Brad
Read. I sat and listened while two teachers and an administrator from New Brunswick, a teacher from the United States, an administrator from Nova Scotia and one of our teachers discussed the different perspectives on professional growth, the role of administration and some of the challenges that exist in each of their schools. Listening to the passion and commitment from these educators gathered at RNS on a warm summer day in July, discussing ways to improve as teachers, personally and collectively, with the end goal of improving education for the students in Atlantic Canada was truly humbling. This conversation which was not planned in any way made me realize just how worthwhile and credible this conference is, and how much RNS has to contribute to education in our province.
This is a special moment at RNS. We have worked really hard to create a culture of excellence at RNS and our annual Learn2Learn conference is one part of a very intentional plan to influence education in Atlantic Canada. We are committed to providing the leadership and the facilities necessary to bring together the best teachers in our region annually. While here, teachers will enjoy a rich learning experience where they can become a part of a true professional learning community, where they can engage in meaningful discussions about best practices in education and where they can present aspects of their professional practice to their peers. This conference is a beacon of light for many teachers in our province and yet another opportunity for us to showcase our campus and, more importantly, our teachers.
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THE CLASS OF 2014
THE 137TH CLOSING CEREMONIES AND GRADUATION
On June 20th, 48 young men and women graduated with their RNS diplomas. Led by Head Prefects, Neetin Prabhu and Isabelle Spinney, each student helped contribute to RNS and to the community by demonstrating their unique talents, leadership skills, and determination. We are extremely proud of each student and wish them much success at university and beyond. From Neetin Prabhu and Isabelle Spinney: The 137th Graduation Ceremony took place on a day that repeatedly switched from sunny and warm to raining and cold, but this didn’t deter from the celebration of the graduates. Our class hailed from around the world and earned some of the highest IB scores to date at RNS. Our accomplishments were noteworthy, and our connections to each other were strong. It was hard to say goodbye as we looked back on our years at RNS with fond memories and the realization of all the opportunities we were granted during our time on the Hill. Many of us have spent the majority of our young lives at this school and now it was time for us to say our farewells to RNS. Hopefully we can all look at this not as a ‘goodbye’, but rather, a ‘see you soon’.
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Austin Beaton ★ IB Ottawa, ON University of Ottawa
Andrew Gass Sussex, NB Hockey: Laconia, New Hampshire
Brittany Poitras ★ Saint André, NB Université de Moncton
Amar Bhardwaj ★ IB Lincoln, NB Acadia University
Gillian Grant ★ IB Rothesay, NB Acadia University
Neetin Prabhu ★ IB Yarmouth, NS Western University/Richard Ivey
Matthew Blunston ★ IB Grand Falls, NB Dalhousie University
Louis Grea ★ IB St. Martin, France Acadia University
Jonathan Ramessar ★ Yarmouth, NS Dalhousie University
François Boissonnault Dundee, NB University of New Brunswick - Fredericton
Tong Guo Saint John, NB Western University
Lily Sellhorn-Timm ★ IB Bremen, Germany Post Secondary studies in Germany
Kyle Brisbane Roseau, Dominica Miami Dade College
Hasan Hariri New Maryland, NB University of New Brunswick- Fredericton
Jungyoon (Yoona) Seo Quispamsis, NB University of British Columbia - Vancouver
Abigail Brittain IB Rothesay, NB Acadia University
Carlos Hurtado ★ IB Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Carnegie Mellon University
Zongzheng (ZZ) Shi Saint John, NB University of New Brunswick- Saint John
Emma Brown ★ Port Elgin, ON St. Francis Xavier University
Peter Jensen ★ IB Dieppe, NB Western University/Richard Ivey
Parker Somerville Unionville, ON University of New Brunswick - Fredericton
Jessica Burbine ★ Joggins, NS Mount Allison University
Katherine Keiser ★ IB Charlottetown, PE University of Ottawa
Isabelle Spinney ★ IB Charlottetown, PE Mount Allison University
Jule Buschmann IB Kelkheim, Germany Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Eleanor Lamb ★ IB Rothesay, NB Dalhousie University
Bradley Teskey ★ Quispamsis, NB University of New Brunswick - Saint John
Diego Martinez Mexico City, Mexico Post Secondary studies in Mexico
Chynna Trott ★ Smith's, Bermuda Saint Mary's University
Cameron McAteer Moncton, NB University of New Brunswick- Fredericton
Vishal Verma ★ IB Fredericton, NB Acadia University
Hannah McEvoy Rothesay, NB University of New Brunswick - Saint John
Julia Wilson ★ IB Red Deer, Alberta St. Thomas University
Olivia Murphy IB Quispamsis, NB Western University
Zihan (Valen) Zhang ★ Beijing, China Indiana University Bloomington
Juri Nakamoto IB Hyogo, Japan Waseda University
Zhixing (David) Zhou Foshan, China NSCAD University
Seul Ki (Agnes) Cadavez ★ IB Saint John, NB University of Ottawa Kyoung-Yong (Kwang) Cho IB Manchester, Jamaica Western University Ainsley Cochrane ★ IB Rothesay, NB Dalhousie University Eric DuPlessis IB Fredericton, NB Acadia University Robyn Edwards Labrador City, NL St. Thomas University Carl Elze Heidelberg, Germany Hospitality Institute Montreux Kali Furlong ★ IB Saint John, NB St. Thomas University Karolina Gaebe ★ IB
Saxony-Anhalt, Germany University of Waterloo
Jacob Neil ★ IB Houston, Texas Ryerson University Yu Peng (Gigi) Charlottetown, PE Western University Nicholas (Nick) Pino Baddeck, NS Hockey: Laconia, New Hampshire
A ★ denotes that the graduate received a scholarship offer. IB denotes the award of an International Baccalaureate Diploma. A total of $365,450.00 in scholarships and bursaries was offered to the Class of 2014.
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THE AWARDING OF PRIZES AT RNS
On Friday, June 20th, at the 137th Closing Ceremonies, we celebrated the many academic and community accomplishments and successes of our students. We are very proud of each student and the hard work and dedication that they each displayed throughout the 2013-2014 school year. The awarding of prizes is a small way to recognize and celebrate these achievements. Thank you to each alumni, prize donor and presenter who help uphold this tradition at RNS each year. Pictured above starting from left back: Heather Chisholm ’20, Stephane Carrigan ’15, Jessica Burbine ’14, Carl Elze ’14, Austin Beaton ’14, Spierings Verhoeven ’18, Lia Piekarski ’15, Emma Murphy ’18. Front Row: Eleanor Lamb ’14, Hannah McEvoy ’14, Neetin Prabhu ’14, Isabelle Spinney ’14, Julia Wilson ’14, and Agnes Cadavez ’14.
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The Fairweather Memorial Prize Neetin Prabhu, Gr. 12 The Paddy McAvity Memorial Prize Isabelle Spinney, Gr. 12 Sarah Streeter Memorial Prize Emma Murphy, Gr. 8 John D. Brock Memorial Prize Spierings Verhoeven, Gr. 8 The Birk’s Medal for Outstanding Leadership Neetin Prabhu, Gr. 12 Isabelle Spinney, Gr. 12 Harding Tray Gr. 12 students who have been a member of the school since Gr. 6 Agnes Cadavez, Ellie Lamb and Hannah McEvoy
The Baxter Prize For citizenship Julia Wilson, Gr. 12
Janice Harrison Teed Music Scholarship Alexandra Livingstone-Richard,Gr. 9
The Maggie Nugent Memorial Prize Conscientious service to Middle School Heather Chisholm, Gr. 7
The School Choir Prize Juri Nakamoto, Gr. 12
The Sophia Beutner Memorial Prize Outstanding contribution to school by an international student Carlos Hurtado, Gr. 12 The Halifax Old Girls Drama Prize Julia Wilson, Gr. 12 The Dr. C.H. Bonnycastle Drama Prize Carl Elze, Gr. 12
Stephen Hall Memorial Prize Senior Chapel Clerk David Zhou, Gr. 12 The Bishop of Fredericton Prize For Chapel Service Parker Somerville, Gr. 12 Community Service Prize Julia Wilson, Gr. 12 Bob Watt Memorial Prize Sr. School Male Athlete of the Year Louis Grea, Gr. 12 Mrs. Edward Domville Memorial Prize Sr. School Female Athlete of the Year Lauren Kolyvas, Gr. 11
International Baccalaureate Prize Highest IB predicted grade Karolina Gaebe, Gr. 12
The Yearbook Prize Emily Archer and Lia Piekarski, Gr. 11
IB World Student Prize Commitment to IB core elements Austin Beaton, Gr. 12
W.D. Burley Prize Outstanding service to student body Darcy Wells, Gr. 11
The Mrs. R. Brenan Memorial Prize Student progress Stephane Carrigan, Gr. 11
The Lorna MacDougall Bethell ’46 Award Exemplifying qualities of Outward Bound Jack Smith, Gr. 11
Roger Marino ’82 Award Outstanding contribution to competitive sports at RNS Jack Smith, Gr. 11
Permanent Art Collection David Zhou, Gr. 12
Due to space not all prizes could be listed.
The Colin B. Mackay Prize Conscientious service to school, Lia Piekarski, Gr. 11
J.D.Y. Hickman ’42 Award Outstanding commitment to the RNS Athletics Program François Boissonnault, Gr. 12
2014-2015 Head Prefects Jack Smith is a boarder from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and has attended RNS since Grade 9. He is the son of Jill (Keddy) Smith ’78, and brother of Alice ’11. Darcy Wells also began at RNS in Grade 9 and lives in Rothesay. This year she became a member of Quinn House. Her brothers, Fraser’11 and Adam ’12 also attended RNS. Adam was Head Prefect in his senior year. We look forward to Jack and Darcy’s continued leadership and contributions to Rothesay Netherwood School.
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Together We Celebrate FOUNDERS’ DAY 2014 - RECOGNIZING THE LEADERS AMONGST US WHO ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
n June 21st, 2014, during the school’s annual Reunion Weekend, Rothesay Netherwood School held its fifth annual Founders’ Day Luncheon. Heritage Hall was again full to capacity and represented the entire RNS family: alumni, students, parents-past and current, grandparents, board members,
school governors, friends of the school, faculty and staff. Individuals who have continuously helped guide and shape the RNS of today through their leadership, commitment, kindness, support and stewardship are honoured as Founders. In support of advancing the school of today, they have also helped preserve the important values and traditions that have been constant
throughout the school’s rich history. Individuals who have been named as Founders in past celebrations include: Mrs. Margaret (Robinson) Meighen Molson ’32, Mr. George Fawcett ’47, Mr. Doug Mackay ’48, Mr. Jim Irving ’46, the Parents of 1984, Mr. Jack Hickman ’42, Mrs. Hope (Mackay) Hunter ’36, Mrs. Hazen (Mackay) Inches ’37, Mr. Robert Findlay ’51, Mr. John Stevenson ’64, Mrs. Elizabeth Meier, and Mr. Philip Oland. This year, Jack Irving ’50, Joan (Fraser) Ivory ’49 , and Arthur Irving ’48 were honoured for the contributions that they each have made to the evolution of the RNS of today. The following is an abridged transcript of the comments of RNS faculty member Craig Jollymore when this year’s honourees were recognized as Founders of Rothesay Netherwood School.
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John E. “Jack” Irving ’50 Jack graduated from RCS in 1950 and went on to become an inaugural member of the New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame and a member of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. As well, Jack was a recipient of the Order of Canada. His former RCS roommate, David Yuill ’50, commented that, “Jack was building businesses even back then, running a tuck shop out of his room with a strongbox.” He had a sharp and reflective mind which he put to good work at school; he became a chess champion, and he had a great love of sports – he played rugby and was captain of the team. But his true passion was basketball; he was a fine first line guard on the squad in his senior year. In those days, each boy at the school had a nickname, and Jack’s was “Gassy”. An interesting note in his yearbook write-up goes like this: “Often Gassy would draw many crowds with his feats of acrobatics”. What the yearbook does not record is his best-known feat of acrobatics from that time. The most frequently remembered “unofficial” story about Jack in the school was how his agility allowed him to climb the water tower which was clearly out of bounds and detention worthy! This was a risky tradition at the time that all the boys wanted to try, but few ever achieved it. However, Paul Kitchen has
heard it repeatedly and reliably that on a particular day, Jack not only made it, he did a handstand on top of the water tower to the delight of the boys below.
Irving Gymnasium remains a top-notch facility, and in that critical moment, it encouraged everyone to see the school and its possibilities in a new way.
As we all know, our school had made it through financial trouble in the 1980s with the help of very generous parents and alumni that had given RNS the ability to survive. As we drew into the mid 1990s, the foundation had finally been laid at RNS for growth and progress again.
A couple of years later, Jack was again at the school for the first alumni hockey game and the dedication of the new score clock in the arena, also donated by the Irving brothers. Jack arrived and donned his skates for the dedication and, later that day, coached the alumni hockey team.
In February 1995, Jack helped make this transition happen. He, along with his two brothers, Jim Irving ’46 and Arthur Irving ’48, decided to make a donation to the school. Mr. Kitchen tells it this way: “On February 24, 1995, Jim Irving phoned me and said he and his brothers would like to build the school a gymnasium. The enormity of that contribution can never be underestimated. The school had been trying to build a gym for 40 years.” The following January, Jack stood beside his brothers and cut the ribbon to open the new gymnasium. He then gleefully shot the first basket in our brand new facility. That transformational building arrived on this campus almost twenty years ago, and was the first “great” campus building in over 50 years. It has stood the test of time and was the catalyst for the redevelopment of the RNS campus that has occurred since. The
Jack was a proud graduate, a dedicated alumnus, and an elated grandparent as his grandchildren continued the tradition of attending the school. He was also a loyal and steadfast supporter who made a tremendous contribution to this school by helping us transform the campus, improve the athletic facilities and give encouragement for RNS to become a better school academically. Jack, who passed away in 2010, left our community far too early. His Founders’ distinction was presented upon his wife, Suzanne, his daughter, Anne, and his son, John. They were given an original Richard Flynn painting depicting what Jack’s view may have been like on that infamous day when he climbed the water tower. 6
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Joan C. (Fraser) Ivory ’49 Joan graduated from Netherwood in June 1949 as a prefect known for her laughter, a singer with a “strong alto voice”, an editor of the Tallow Dip, an executive of the Senior Club, and the winner of the Mathematics Prize with a score that might rival everyone on the Hill today. Contributing to her community has remained an integral part of Joan’s nature to this very day. Over the intervening years since her graduation,
she has been recognized for her extensive support of McGill University, the hospital community and the arts community in Montreal and beyond. Joan may have left the school in 1949, but she has never left in spirit. She has been a passionate champion of our school ever since her graduation. In 1995, Joan became an enthusiastic supporter of the Building for the Next Century campaign and has remained a loyal contributor ever since. During that campaign, her friend and fellow Montrealer, Mrs. Margaret (Robinson) (Meighen) Molson ’32, generously gifted to the school the beautiful Théâtre Susan B. Ganong. When the new theatre opened and numerous performances were taking place, the only thing that seemed to be missing was a piano fit for this gorgeous theatre. Paul Kitchen was able to find a beautiful grand piano that would cost the school half of what it would normally cost. And desperate not to miss this deal, Joan made THE HEAD’S LETTER
the contribution that put the finishing
Last year, Joan and Paul made plans to
touch on the theatre that her friend had
refurbish the school’s 1943 chapel organ.
been so kind to give the school.
The organ was carefully taken apart piece by piece and all 360 pipes were sent to
Subsequent to this, CBC came and
Montreal for a total refurbishment at
recorded a number of performances that
Casanov. On May 8th of this year, Joan
were taking place in the theatre. One day,
returned to Rothesay to be part of the
in a moment of serendipity that comes
re-dedication of the school’s refurbished
along to some of us, Joan was driving
Casanov organ and brought her friend, the
near her home in Montreal, listening to
exceptionally talented John Grew, a leading
CBC, when she heard Sheila Rogers sign
figure among Canadian organists, to put
off saying: “that lovely piece of music was
on a concert for the school community
recorded in the Théâtre Susan B. Ganong
that was received with enthusiasm and
at Rothesay Netherwood School, and
performed on their beautiful new piano”. It was a very special, unexpected and
When Mr. Kitchen approached Joan about
emotional moment for Joan.
being a Founder, she asked, “Why?”. He told her it was because she helped him
In the 15 years since then, Joan and Paul
do his job better and that she helped the
have stayed in regular contact, talking
school be better. “Well”, she said dryly, “I
often about the school. She has been a
suppose I may have helped do that!”.
loyal supporter and is enthusiastic about the changes that have taken place at the
In her yearbook write-up, it says that while
school, about the academic rigor and
at the school Joan “won the friendship
about the improved level of stability. In
of all”. This is true but it does not go far
2008, when the economic downturn
enough. Friendship does not adequately
was at its worst, Joan offered to help
describe her unwavering support of the
the school significantly with a very
school in its effort to keep getting even
generous contribution to support student
better every year.
scholarships, allowing students who might not have otherwise joined us to make their
Joan was presented with an original
way up the Hill. For most of the last ten
Richard Flynn painting of a young girl
years, Joan has opened her home for the
performing on the grand piano in the
annual Montreal gathering of RNS alumni,
Théâtre Susan B. Ganong. 6
parents and friends. And, happy to phone Paul with her editorial thoughts, reads each Head’s Letter from cover to cover.
Arthur L. Irving ’48 Arthur was clearly and accurately described in his yearbook write-up: “An outstanding forward. Gets on the ball quickly, is hard to stop, a deadly tackler.” He was described by his Scout group as one who “could always be counted upon to liven up an erstwhile dull evening”. These qualities were a glimpse of what was to come. His leadership for decades at Irving Oil, his place in the Canadian Business Hall of Fame, his contribution to Ducks Unlimited and his induction as an Officer of the Order of Canada all speak to his competitive spirit and willingness to “liven up” the status quo. Speaking of competitive spirit - most years Arthur sits at our graduation ceremony measuring which university has the most RNS students enrolling. It seems unlikely, but for those of you who don’t know – Arthur has, in addition to a slight tendency toward competitiveness, a deep and abiding passion for his other alma mater, Acadia University, where he has been Chancellor and a relentless supporter. Acadia was a clear winner this year with 8 of our 48 graduates choosing to attend this fall. Arthur’s nickname while at RCS was “Greasy” but, given how he moved on the rugby pitch, perhaps it should have been “greased lightning”. Perhaps his
memories as a “fearless and able scrum star” played a factor in his decision to step forward in 1995 to help make it possible for RNS to build a new gymnasium: a gift that would be a catalyst that accelerated the transformation of our school. The building remains a jewel on the campus today, almost 20 years later. To put it in rugby terms, it was a “game changing moment” that allowed RNS to advance up the field to where we stand today. Arthur became even more attached again to RNS when his daughter, Sarah ’06, joined the school in 1999 followed by six of his grandchildren over the years. Over the years, both Arthur, and his wife, Sandra, have been integral to the school’s success. Sandra served on the Safety Committee that gave a recommendation to the Board to eliminate 15 passenger vans years before laws were enforced by government. Arthur and Sandra, who have always been interested in the outdoors, have remained interested and committed to the RNS Outward Bound Program being successful. They offered critical support to the program when, in 2008, the financial downturn was at its peak and the Board was thinking of cutting the program. Thankfully, they chose to keep it and, in June of this year, six graduates spent one week canoeing the St. Croix River as part of a personal growth project; this could have only been possible through the continued presence of Outward Bound at RNS.
Sarah, Arthur’s youngest daughter, spent seven years at the school. During that time, Arthur seldom missed a basketball game, a soccer game or a rowing meet. The most difficult time Arthur had, however, was not only when Sarah decided to board at the school for Grade 12, but when she seemed to be occupied every weekend with some sort of school activity. Over the course of the year, he grew to forgive us. Since then, Sarah has gone on to become a well-studied, intelligent, leading young business woman in her own right. Arthur and Sandra have continued to contribute to the school over the years, and their generosity has allowed students who otherwise could not afford RNS to attend, to benefit from the opportunity to join our school community and to begin their experience of a lifetime. To this day, Arthur’s loyal and exceptional support of the development of RNS has helped to transform our school and expand the possibilities for our students. And this makes a great difference for RNS. Arthur was presented with his original Richard Flynn painting of two students making their way down river in a canoe on an Outward Bound adventure. 6
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GATHERINGS REUNION WEEKEND | JUNE 2014 1. The Class of '94, from left, Harold Williams, Dawn King, Andrew Tidby, Martine Renaud, Dan Frye and Julie Cloutier. 2. Paul Kitchen and Doug Bannon '39. 3. Bertram Miller '44 and Joan Miller. 11
4. Richard Reid '54, Ruth (Henderson) Anglin '54, and Dick Hollies '54. 5. David Gagnon '99, James '99 and Erin (Revill) Crosby '99 with Paul Kitchen. 6. The Class of '04, back from left, Cail MacDonald, Will Trivett, Paul Kitchen and Nick Smart. Front from left, Myles MacPherson, Faith Flemming, Sheena Young, Charlotte Edwards, Claudia Lutes, and John Foster.
7. The Class of '49. Back from left, Jim McKenna, George Leonard, Dick Grant, and Hal Stevens. Front from left, Dorothee (Sear) Cowan, Marnie (MacDougall) Pullin, Joan (Fraser) Ivory, Valerie (Wilde) Mackay, and Pauline (Nelson) Himmelman. 8. The Class of '69. Back, from left, Lynn (Keswick) Steenburg, Claude Shears, Pat Balcom, Allen Prowse, Michael Gunter, Hank Scarth, Steve Estes, David Campbell, Chris Keirstead. Front, from left, Carolyn Stephenson, Marnie (Hunter) Peck, Sandy Mahon, Sandy (Redpath) Anderson, Rebecca Wellner, Kathy (Nichols) Shears, and Helen Stephen-French. 9. The Class of '89, Back, from left, David Ritchie, Kevin Carson, Dan Coles, Darren Wheaton, Peter Dumouchel, Jamie Kindred, Colin Sifton, and Coby Hopkinson '90. Front, from left, Doug Reevey, Janice (Mason) Deveau, Lisa (Hamilton) Hrycajkiw, Jennifer (Brett) Hanson, Alice (Wright) Wilson, Christa (Sears) Brown, and Andrew Turnbull.
10. A great group of young alumni came out for the weekend! From top left, Charlotte Edwards '04, Graham Bailey '09, Nick Smart '04, Cail MacDonald '04, John Foster '04, Jamie Grant '05, Jordan Sawlor, Ross Ripley '05. Middle, from left, Deborah Coleman '05, Jane Foster '11, Nicole Hoeksema '05, Gaelyn McMackin '11, Abby White '09, Jenny Keleher '09, Rachael Grant '07, Margot Grant '12, Sydney Morse '09, Vince Mastrovito, Sheena Young '04, and Angela Marie Nicholls. Front, from left, Vivek Prabhu '09, Ben Valcour '08, Meghan Flood '07, James Ryder '08, Rob McCann '08, Tyler Veriker '06, Keiller Zed '09, Josh Ogden '08, Mike Simonds '05, and Erin Iles '08. 11. The Class of '74 at the Head's Reception. Back, from left, Peter Anderson, Jim Brittain, Elizabeth (Hanson) Bjornson Hale, Sinclair Woolridge, Peggy Cosman, Macgregor Grant. Front, from left, Rick Buckingham, Victoria (Griffiths) Keith, Vickie Jo (Smith) Bowden, Cari (Chesley) VanLingen, Hilary Drain, and John Logan.
12. The Class of '09, from left, Keiller Zed, Abby White, Vivek Prabhu, Jenny Keleher, Graham Bailey, Sydney Morse, and Harry Aldous. 13. The Class of '59. Back, from left, Tom Starkey, Terry Bryant, Bill Boyd, John Baxter, Charles Hiscock, Michael Smith, Blair Titus, Brian Copeland, and Don Hazen. Front, from left, Marion (Whitehead) Groundwater, Heather Jenkins, Peetie (LeBreton) Haydon, Sally Butler-Grant, Sallie (Mackay) Caty, and Linda Ramsay. 14. The Class of '64 at the Head's Reception. Back, from left, Gillian (Keirstead) Biddulph, John Newland, John Mitchell, Bill Bennett, Fred Deakin, Glenn Johnston, Pat (Allison) Taylor, and John Small. Front, from left, Ella Turnbull, Barbara (Lynch) Davis, Sue (Kinnear) Ness, Jayne (Howe) Dauphinee, Pat (Likely) Regan, and Linda (Mitchell) Hirtle.
15. The Class of '84. Back, from left, Steve Turnbull, Andrew McKenna, Jeff Nicholson, and Dan Groppini. Front, from left, Laura (Barr) Kissmann, Gillian Case, Maggie (Walmark) Davis, Andrea Cassidy, Margot (Short) Petrie, and Debbie Hackett.
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GATHERINGS RNS ASSOCIATION GATHERINGS 1. On May 8th, we rededicated the organ in Memorial Chapel. Joan (Fraser) Ivory ’49 very graciously donated this gift to the school. The organ was taken apart piece by piece and sent to Quebec to be refurbished to its original glory. A lovely evening concert was hosted in Memorial Chapel with leading Canadian organist, Mr. John Grew from Montreal. Pictured here, from left, are Mr. Grew, Mrs. Ivory and Paul Kitchen. 11
2. Andrew Graham (father of Grace ’16) and Mary and Shawn Blunston (parents of Matt ’14) at the annual Fredericton Dinner. 3. Brooke Cunningham ’16 and her grandfather, Terry Bird at Grandparent's Day. 4. Brian Richie ’62, Karen Ritchie and Vicki Noble at the Moncton Dinner. 5. Kevin Carson ’89, Brian Baxter ’62 and Luc Boucher ’06 at the Moncton Dinner.
6. A wonderful group of alumni and friends joined us on a lovely afternoon in Chester, NS this summer. Many thanks to Margie and Derek Brown ’63 for opening their home to us. 7. Lynn McMackin (past parent), Charley Zhen and Frieda Jin (parents of Lilian ’20), Paul McLellan (RNS Faculty), and John Teed ’63 at the Saint John Social. 8. On October 3rd, we held our annual Grandparents’ and Grandfriends’ Day at RNS. Over 130 grands joined us on the Hill for lunch, a special music concert and the opportunity to spend the afternoon with the special RNSer in their life. 9. The Cassidy Family at the Saint John Social in May. From left, David ’85, Marleen and David, Sr., and Jeff ’86. 10. We held our 27th annual summer gathering in Shediac in late August. A wonderful group of alumni, parents and friends joined us for the afternoon and dinner at Tait House. Thank you to Karen and Brian Ritchie ’62 for their generous hospitality again this year.
11. Cassie Murphy ’08, Nicole Hoeksema ’05, Rachael Grant ’07, Jordan Sawler, Jamie Grant ’05 and Katherine Castonguay ’07 at the Saint John Social in May. 12. At the Fredericton Dinner: Colette Wasson (mother of Jeremy ’16), Stephanie Suter (mother of Eric DuPlessis ’14 and Danielle DuPlessis ’15), Janet and Geoffrey Thompson (parents of Will ’15), and Svein-Ivar Lillehaug (father of Didrik ’17) 15
13. Wally Turnbull ’56 and Charlotte (Gibbon) Turnbull ’56 with their grandchildren, Graham ’17, Adrienne ’20 and William ’18 at Grandparents’ Day in October. 14. We enjoyed a great night at the Moncton Club for dinner in May. Thanks to Brian Ritchie ’62 for all his help with this event. 15. Lia Piekarski ’15 and her grandmother, Stevie Piekarski, at Grandparents’ Day. 16. Samuel Power ’19 and his grandfather, Bernard Lemieux, at Grandparents’ Day. 17. Jennifer Keleher ’09, Kali Furlong ’14, Parker Somerville ’14, Julia Wilson ’14, Robyn Edwards ’14 and Cameron McAteer ’14 at the Fredericton Dinner this fall.
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Mauri (Ravenor) Post Denaro ’34 was unable to attend her 80th Class Reunion this past June but sent along her best wishes to the school and to all alumni who could attend Reunion Weekend. She is pictured here in her garden in Marlow, Buckinghamshire in England with her son, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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1950's Dr. Larry Black ’55 has published his 36th book, The Russian Presidency of Dmitry Medvedev, 2008-2012: The Next Step Forward, or Merely a Time Out? Larry is the Director of the Centre for Research on Canadian-Russian Relations at Laurentian University in Barrie, Ontario, and a Professor Emeritus at Carleton University in Ottawa.
Derek Black ’56 visited the Hill in June while on a trip to the East Coast. He and his wife, Paula, had just returned from New York where they had attended their daughter Faith’s wedding. For a Father’s Day gift, Faith donated a campus tree in honour of her father, Derek and in memory of her uncle, Robert ’47, and her grandfather, Robert ’21.
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Charlie and Sallie (Mackay) Caty ’59 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 5th with
their children and grandchildren on a Rocky Mountaineer Train Trip. Sallie commented, “It was an amazing trip and a wonderful way to be together with family. I highly recommend it!”.
1960's Mary and Geoff Mitchell ’61 enjoyed a family trip to South Africa with their children and grandchildren in February. They spent time in Port Alfred, Cape Town and Kruger National Park. Robert Strong ’62 was in Halifax on business this fall when he decided to take a road trip to Rothesay to visit us on the Hill. Although much has changed on the campus since he graduated over 50 years ago, Rob was pleased to find that much is still the same and he was excited to visit School House, the Chapel, and his old room in Mackay. Rob lives in St. John's, Newfoundland where he remains active in the oil and gas shipping industry. David “Dag” Turnbull ’66, after 28 years of service, retired as Comptroller of Weins Canada Inc. in June. In his semi-retirement, he has assumed the role of Accounting Advisor for the same company. Dag mentions that he “hasn’t seen much difference between working and “retirement” yet, but hopes to soon!”
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Debbie (Hanley) McKee ’68 and Ellen (Pickard) Cudmore ’68 are already beginning to plan for their 50th Reunion celebrations in June 2018. Consider this your “heads up” if you are in the Netherwood Class of ’68; circle the date on your calendar and plan to attend! Debbie and Ellen would also appreciate hearing from anyone who wishes to help them in coordinating the celebration.
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Stephanie Lawton-Neima ’69 enjoyed a lovely visit to Devon, England this past July where she attended the wedding of her son, Luke Neima to Anna Sanderson. Luke attended the University College London where he received his Masters of Arts.
Peter Anderson ’74 was named President of the Canadian Urological Association (CUA) for 2013-2014. The CUA exists to promote the highest standard of urologic care for Canadians and to advance the science of urology. Peter and his wife, Karen, live in Halifax where Peter is a pediatric urologist at the IWK and a professor in the Department of Urology at Dalhousie and Karen is a family practitioner. Rick Buckingham ’74 and his wife, Kathy, have lived in Fredericton for the past 26 years. Their three children have all graduated from university and are now working in Fredericton, Ottawa, and Fort McMurray. Rick and Kathy have owned and operated Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza Inc. for the past 11 years, beginning with operations in British Columbia, and extending abroad to Singapore, Malaysia, and Dubai. This fall they have also launched into the floral
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business with GoBouquets.com, an online cut flower service that delivers across Canada. Linda Coates-Markle ’74 and her husband, David, live in Wenatchee, WA where she is a Field Manager for the Bureau of Land Management. In this role, Linda helps to oversee 400,000 acres of western rangeland. Their son, Bradley, 28, is a research glaciologist with the University of Washington in Seattle. Louise Silber-Gimblett ’75, mother of Stephanie Gimblett ’11, married Nick Michaud in Presque Isle, Maine on August 10, 2012. The couple now resides on the Canadian side of the border in Perth Andover. Louise is looking forward to
seeing her fellow classmates at their 40th Reunion in June. Andrew Grant ’76 continues to enjoy teaching Chemistry at Mount Allison (Grin and Miss Heffernon’s classes must have paid off!). He also enjoys seeing recent RNS graduates now studying at Mt. A. Andrew and his wife, Kim, enjoyed lunch with Col. Mike Barr (father of Dave Barr ’76, Jeff Barr ’79, Chris Barr ’83, and Laura (Barr) Kissman ’84) in Kingston, Ontario last fall, and had a great visit with Richard Powell ’76 and his wife, Donna, at their cottage on the Amherst Shore this past summer. Andrew is looking forward to seeing his fellow ’76 classmates at their 40th Reunion in 2016.
began graduate work in August at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Department.
1990's Nathaniel Noel ’76 and his family live in Conception Bay South, NL where he works as a soapstone sculptor. His beautiful artistic creations are a reflection of his appreciation for all forms of wildlife, especially those in northern locations. His work may be found in numerous collections worldwide, including many heads of state and several members of the British Royal Family. Nathaniel’s oldest son, Nathaniel ’13, studies at Memorial University and his youngest son, Nicholas ’16 is in his fifth year at RNS. Nathaniel and his wife Michele are pictured here with Jennifer Waldschutz ’92 at RNS Graduation in 2013. Nathaniel said he had often seen Jennifer in photos in the Head’s Letter and just had to stop and have his photo taken with this “RNS Celebrity”!
Four years ago, Alex Teed ’91 left the business world to return to school and follow his passion. This May, Alex graduated from the Virginia Tech University College of Veterinary Medicine with his doctorate in veterinary medicine. Since then, he has been working at Negola’s Ark Veterinary Hospital in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Alex lives in Alexandria, VA with his wife, Crystal. On a recent recruiting trip for UNB, Jennifer Waldschutz ’92 spent a few extra days in London, England with Susan Cullen ’92. Susan lives outside of London where she works as a school teacher.
Michelle (LaChance) Chapman ’86 graduated from Virginia State University in May with her Bachelor of Science. She
Peter Clark ’96 and his wife, Stephanie, welcomed their first child, Campbell, on May 25, 2014. The Clark family resides in Saint John where Peter works as a Product Manager with IBM.
Fred Murphy ’96 stopped in for a visit to the Hill this summer with his wife, Toshie, and their three children while they were in the area visiting his family. Fred and his family have been living in Yellowknife, NT for the past five years. Andrew Green ’96 currently serves as President of the Saint John Union Club. His vision is to ensure another 130 years and beyond of success at the Club.
Nora Valentino ’82 was presented with a special award from York Care Centre in recognition of her ten years of volunteer service with the Fredericton organization. This spring, Tom Wellner ’83 assumed the role of President and CEO of Revera, a leading provider of seniors’ accommodation, care and services in 242 sites across Canada and the US.
Stephanie (Kitchen) Armstrong ’96 recently moved to Burlington, Ontario with her family where she is selling real estate with Tanya Mackereth-Rocca ’96.
Mary Kitchen ’93 married Jon Orszag on June 14, 2014 at Bakers Bay Golf & Ocean Club on Grand Guana Cay in The Bahamas. The many RNS connections at the wedding included the father of the bride, Paul Kitchen, as well as Elizabeth Kitchen, Stephanie (Kitchen) Armstrong ’96, Jeff Kitchen ’03, Brittany (Halpin) Kitchen ’04, Malini Handa ’93, Jamie Irving ’95, and Mary’s mother, Ann. Mary and Jon reside in New York City.
Geoff Hamilton ’97 shares his time between South Sudan and Montreal as Managing Director with Equatoria Forestry Group, a sustainable forestry company in South Sudan. The company, which has been awarded a concession over an old teak plantation that was abandoned during the war(s), is harvesting the wood from the property and then will replant and manage the plantation for the future. A large part of this project involves working within the community to employ and educate the locals about sustainable FALL & WINTER ’14
forestry and working to earn a living. In Geoff’s previous career, he was based in Sudan in 2007 helping coordinate the UN's military ceasefire commission. Holly (McMackin) Owens ’97 and Jeff Owens ’98 welcomed their first child, Heath Robert Owens, on May 13, 2014. The Owens family reside in Rothesay. Heath is a nephew of Andrew McMackin ’00, Jonathan Owens ’02, Laura McMackin ’03, and Natalie Owens ’05; and a grandchild of Lynn and Gerry McMackin ’65 and Bob and Carol Owens.
Laura McMackin ’03 graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in May 2014 and this fall, began a two- year residency at the Saint John Regional Hospital. She hopes to remain in the Rothesay area and become a family physician.
Two old friends, and two new ones, met up with each other for a mini reunion this summer. RNS classmates, Fenwick McKelvey ’99 and James Upham ’99 are pictured here at the McKelvey’s cottage in Wickham, NB with their children, Wallace and Julia. Fenwick is now a Professor of Communication Studies at Concordia University in Montreal, where he lives with his wife, Jill, and their son, Wallace, who was born this past January. James, his wife, Catherine, and their two daughters Annie, aged 2, and Julia (also born in January 2014) reside in Moncton. James is the Heritage Development Officer of Programming at “Resurgo Place”, the newly expanded Moncton Museum and Transportation Discovery Centre.
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Brittany (Halpin) Kitchen ’04 has joined forces with her husband, Jeff Kitchen ’03, in the real estate world. Brittany is managing the marketing and communications efforts of the couple’s real estate and construction businesses. Natasha “Boo” Meier ’04 graduated in May from the Schulish School of Law at Dalhousie University. On August 23rd, she married Clayton Coppaway in Peggy’s Cove, NS. Among the many RNS connections in attendance were her bridesmaids, Sacha (Ritter) Bustin ’03, Laura McMackin ’03, and Puddy Kingsley-Williams ’03; her brother Mike Meier ’96, Claudia Lutes ’04, Alicia Tobias ’03, Andrew McMackin ’00, Holly (McMackin) Owens ’97, Jeff Owens ’98, and Lynn and Gerry McMackin ’65. Natasha and Clayton reside in Kitchener, ON where Boo is articling with Legal Aid Ontario.
Sacha (Ritter) Bustin ’03 and her husband, Daniel, welcomed their first child, Frankie Leah Bustin, on August 29, 2014. The Bustin family resides in Rothesay. Puddy Kingsley-Williams ’03 graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Dalhousie University this fall and passed her RN Exam. She remains in Halifax where she is working at both the IWK and Dartmouth General. Charlotte Edwards ’04 graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in May 2014 and this summer began a two-year residency in anesthesiology. Charlotte is currently working at Halifax area hospitals but will be doing a residency at the Saint John Regional Hospital over the Christmas holidays.
Johanna Wagishauser ’04 married Thorsten Platt on August 30, 2014 in Innsbruck, Austria with family and friends in attendance, including Paul & Elizabeth Kitchen. The very happy couple reside in Nussbaumen, Switzerland. Earlier this year, Johanna earned her graduate degree in Business Administration (Hospitality Management). She is currently busy writing her final thesis and looking forward to gaining work experience within the hospitality industry while travelling. Thorsten is a director of sales for premium fridges and household appliances.
Stafford Bain ’05 and his wife, Zoe, welcomed their first child, Carter Stafford Bain, on July 8, 2014. The Bain family lives in Miami, Florida. Mikaela Davis ’05 recently graduated from Yale University with a Masters of Public Health. She currently resides in Los Angeles. It has been another busy year for Matt Forbes ’05 in Los Angeles. In addition to acting in a number of comedy projects, Matt has been garnering great acclaim as a singer. This past May, he opened for the Emmy award-winning Seth MacFarlane (‘Family Guy’, ’Ted’) in Hollywood with Ron Jones’ acclaimed 22-piece Influence Jazz Orchestra. Since then, Matt has regularly headlined with Ron Jones as well as his own little big band (’The Horn-y Sextet') at some of the top venues in the city. This past summer, Matt recorded his debut album at the world-famous Capitol Studios in Hollywood. Titled ‘The Twelve Minutes of Christmas’, the album, which features a number of re-imagined holiday favourites, was released on Amazon and iTunes on November 4, 2014. And who knows, you may just hear Matt on the radio throughout the holiday season! Keep up on the latest with Matt at facebook.com/ MattForbesLive. Jamie Grant ’05 has recently been appointed Vice-President of the Saint John Union Club. Jamie lives in Rothesay and is working in his family’s insurance business, Hope Grant Insurance in Saint John.
Jeff Owens ’98 and Jonathan Owens ’02, as well as, Andrew McMackin ’00, Ross Ripley ’05, and Michael Simonds ’05.
Ashley Jewett ’05 married David Lamden on July 26, 2014 at Ashley’s parents’ home in Cranbrook, BC. Among the RNS connections at the wedding were: Paul and Elizabeth Kitchen, Nick Rademaker ’04, Aamina Jadavji ’04 and Hailey (Horochuk) Clark ’05. Ashley, who graduated from UBC Medical School in 2013, is now living in Vancouver completing her residency in psychiatry and David is a boat captain and musician. Ashley plans to pursue a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Topher Kingsley-Williams ’05 married Arianna Yanishevsky on July 11, 2014 in Rothesay. Among the large group of RNS Alumni in attendance were groomsmen, Robert Milne ’05 and Jamie Grant ’05, and sister, Puddy Kingsley-Williams ’03. Topher and Arianna live in Moncton where Topher works in technology and Arianna is an occupational therapist.
Natalie Owens ’05 married Ron Lovett on August 9, 2014 on Minister’s Island in St. Andrews, NB. Among the RNS alumni in attendance were maid of honour, Deborah Coleman ’05, bridesmaid and sister-in-law, Holly (McMackin) Owens ’97, her brothers,
Chris Coyle ’06 returned to school this fall. He is enrolled in the Radio Broadcasting Program at the Atlantica Center for the Arts in Saint John. Sean Hale ’06 is living in Cork, Ireland where he is working for Apple Inc. in software development.
Greg Honour ’06 married Nikki Halliwell in Kitchener, ON on September 20, 2014. Fellow alumni helping the couple to celebrate included Greg’s sister, Stephanie Honour ’04, his best man, Luke Taylor ’06, his groomsman, Nick Bezanson ’06, and Chris Carter ’06, Luc Boucher ’06, and Stephanie O’Neill ’06. Stephanie O’Neill ’06 and Luke Taylor ’06 returned to New Brunswick this summer and are living in Saint John. Stephanie graduated from UNB Fredericton and passed her RN exam and is now working as a nurse at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Luke is currently in his third year of Memorial Medical School, working in his clerkship at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Ben Forbes ’07 has enjoyed a whirlwind year working as an animator and illustrator on a variety of projects south of the border for Disney Television FALL & WINTER ’14
and Nickelodeon Animation, as well as Guru Studios in Toronto. Most recently, Ben's original cartoon pitch, 'Jo Minkus' was one of eight selected by Nickelodeon to be developed for their Global Animated Shorts Program. The short, currently in production, is set to be released in 2015.
For the past three seasons, Scott Forbes ’07 has been working as an art director for Mattel's hugely successful animated series, "Ever After High". As art director, Scott is responsible for creating and maintaining a unique visual aesthetic for the series. In addition to this role, Scott continues to be in high demand as a comic book cover artist. More recently, Scott's cover illustrations have been seen on major releases from DC Comics' Vertigo imprint, Marvel Comics and BOOM! Studios comics. Lauren Goddard ’07 is working on her Masters in Digital Film and Television at the University of York in England.
Shawn O’Neill ’07 married Laura Rankin on August 30, 2014. Helping the couple celebrate were Shawn’s parents, Mike O’Neill ’82 and Kathy McPhee ’82, his sister, Stephanie O’Neill ’06, his aunt, Karen O’Neill ’81 and Luke Taylor ’06. The couple resides in Fredericton where Shawn works for CIBC and Laura works at Avalon Spa. Adam Baxter ’08 married Meagan Smith on August 17, 2014 in Rothesay. Among the RNS alumni in attendance were his brother and best man, Luke Baxter ’10, emcee, Josh Ogden ’08, Amelia Moffatt ’09, Victoria Zed ’10, his aunts, Keltie (Baxter) Foster ’75 and Rhano (Baxter) Rideout ’82, his cousins, John Foster ’04 and Jane Foster ’11, and his parents, Colleen and Kirk Baxter ’78. Adam, Meagan, and their son, Jack, live in Salisbury, NB.
Diana Lee ’07 is living in New York City where she has recently started studying toward a master’s degree and working as an intern at the UN's Economic and Social Commission for Asia.
Sarah (Foster) Faulkner ’08 and her husband Justin, welcomed their first child, Nigel Ronald Faulkner, on August 29, 2014. Sarah and her family reside in McAdam, NB.
Kyle MacDonald ’07 has finished his third year of Medical School at Memorial University. He completed a 12 week rotation this summer in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Moncton and Saint John. Currently in his fourth year, Kyle is completing rotations at hospitals in Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Calgary, and at home in PEI. He will graduate this spring and begin his residency in July.
Zhorrah Grant ’08 finished a year back on the Hill in June as an Associate Faculty and Assistant Houseparent in Quinn House. This fall, she began working as a Boarding Program Advisor at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto with her past houseparent, Linda MacDonald.
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Rob McCann ’08 married Kate Lunenburg on September 13, 2014 on Cliff Island off the coast of Maine – the spot where the couple had met many years before. Among the many RNS connections at the wedding were Rob’s sister, Patience McCann ’09, Ross Ripley ’05, Jamie Grant ’05, Mike Simonds ’05, Tyler Veriker ’06, Alex Irving ’07, Jared Dinsmore ’07, Mark Simonds ’08, Josh Ogden ’08, Hayes Bishop ’08, Erin Iles ’08, James Ryder ’08, and Ben Valcour ’08. The couple resides in Portland, Maine where Rob is a Case Manager for Preble Street, where he works with homeless veterans, and Kate works in public relations. Cassandra Murphy ’08 graduated from UNB Fredericton in May with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. This fall, Cassie started working with a local chiropractor in Saint John, St. Stephen, and Hampton. She is also a medical trainer for the new Maritime Junior A hockey team, the St. Stephen County Aces. Mark Simonds ’08 and Luke Baxter ’10 graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in the spring where they were both grad class speakers. Mark graduated with a Bachelor of Science with a major in chemistry. He is currently preparing for law school. Luke graduated with a business degree, majoring in Organizational Leadership Studies. He is living in Halifax and is working as a Labour Relations Officer with Irving Shipbuilding and while studying toward his Masters degree.
Jessica Song ’08 is currently in her third year of dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Margaret Veall ’08 is currently in her second year at Oxford University in England where she is studying toward her PhD. Katelyn Gorman ’09 passed her Canadian Registered Nurse Exam and is currently working at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, AB in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Rachel Hayden ’09 and her partner, Kyle Thibodeau, welcomed their second child, Huxley Leonard Thibodeau, on September 29, 2014. Huxley is a little brother for Jaxon, who was born in December, 2012. Rachel, Kyle and their boys reside in Fredericton.
Sarah Gowan ’10 graduated on the Dean’s List with her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from UNB in the spring. This fall, she returned to UNB to study for her Masters in Chemical Engineering. Eun Ji Shim ’10 graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in May with her degree in Mathematics. She participated in a service trip to Mexico and is currently living and working in Boston.
Lance Pridham ’09 graduated this past spring from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western. He is working in Toronto as an Investment Banking Analyst with ScotiaBank. Meredith Irving ’09 is living in Toronto and working as a Strategic Planner for Young and Rubicam.
Vero Robichaud ’09 married Julien Leblanc in a small and intimate ceremony on August 16, 2014 at Royal Oaks Golf Club in Moncton. Julien is studying to become an RCMP Officer and Vero is currently finishing her final year of the dental hygienist program at Oulton College in Moncton.
Laura Fraser ’11 spent her winter and spring with Semester at Sea, circumnavigating the globe. She began her experience at sea in January sailing from Mexico and ending in London in May. While sailing around Africa, and at port in Ghana, she was greeted (quite literally, they were standing there waiting for her) by Patience McCann ’09 and Katelyn Gorman ’09. At the time, Patience was working on her Masters at the University of Ghana and Katelyn was spending a work practicum in the country. Laura thoroughly enjoyed her experience with Semester at Sea. This fall, she is attending UNB Fredericton. Ashley Draper ’11 spent six months on an educational exchange to the BI Norwegian
Business School in Oslo, Norway. While in Europe, Ashley was able to travel throughout the continent. Sarah Thompson ’11 and Paige Chapman ’11 joined her for three weeks of backpacking through seven countries in May. The trio is pictured here in Guell Park overlooking Barcelona. Ashley is currently in her final year of accounting at Mount Allison; Sarah too is in her final year of accounting at St. FX; and Paige is in Rothesay where she helps manage her parents’ franchises. Liam O’Brien ’12 signed his first NHL contract this summer and is playing for the Washington Capitals this season. Anna Simonds ’12, a third year student at St. FX, along with her fellow X-Women rugby teammates returned home to Antigonish from Guelph, Ontario this fall as gold medal winners at the CIS National Women’s Rugby Championships. Alec Belyea ’13 spent part of last winter motocross training. This past spring and summer he placed second and third in his races. Alec is currently studying business at NBCC Moncton. Thomas Cragg ’13 graduated from Westminister School in Simsbury, Connecticut this past June. This fall he began studies at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. Eric DuPlessis ’14 played on the NB provincial U18 Men’s Rugby
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team this past summer. The team played in nationals in Calgary and, although coming up short in the end, they successfully made it all the way to the playoff rounds. Andrew Gass ’14 and Nick Pino ’14 are playing in the Northern States Junior A Hockey League this season. Both boys are playing for the New Hampshire Fighting Spirit based in Laconia, New Hampshire.
RNS Students, Faculty & Staff Marlene Boissonnault ’15 and MJ Pelletier ’15 played for Canada's National Women's U18 Team this past August in Calgary at the annual three-game series against the USA. Both girls are now potential contenders to represent Canada at the 2015 IIHF U18 Women’s World Hockey Championships being held in Buffalo, NY in January. 58
Cindy (Knowles) Dooks, Math Teacher, and her husband, Ashley, welcomed their daughter, Felicity Jane Dooks, on July 14, 2014. Tanya Moran, Director of Finance and Operations, and her husband, Chris, welcomed their first child, Lucas Christopher Moran, on April 13, 2014.
Essie Lom, Past Faculty, graduated from UNB in May with her PhD in Education Studies.
Jim Midgley, Past Director of Hockey Operations, married Laura Frank on August 2, 2014 in Belleville, Ontario. Jim and Laura reside in Halifax where Jim continues as the Assistant Coach of the Halifax Moosehead hockey team and Laura is an RCMP Officer. Peter Tomilson, RNS Head of Math, graduated from UNB in May with his Masters in Education focusing on educational administration and leadership.
Ashley Molloy, RNS Director of Food Services / Brown’s Fine Foods, married Alex Pitre on October 4, 2014 in Hampton, NB.
Can you name any of these young lads from your RCS Days? Email email@example.com and let us know. We would love to hear from you!
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Generous, thoughtful people like John Bate have made the decision to make a difference in the lives of students at Rothesay Netherwood School by including a Legacy Gift when planning their estate. I attended RCS from 1949 until I graduated in 1953. Each year was an incredible experience for me: the cadets, rugby, track and field (I was great at the high jump) and attending Chapel all remain wonderful memories for me. Many of my life-long friendships were begun on the Hill and I continue to look forward to hearing from friends and attending Reunions with classmates. I am grateful for the role that Rothesay Netherwood School has played in my life - as a student and as an alumnus. I am thankful that there remains an RNS for students today. For these reasons, I have chosen to include the school in my estate plans to ensure it has a bright and successful future for many generations to come. - John Bate â€™53
Many independent schools, colleges and universities, including Rothesay Netherwood School, have benefitted from the foresight and generosity of individuals who have chosen to make a legacy gift. These planned gifts are of immense importance: they have already helped to build RNS into the extraordinary place that it is today and they will help secure and shape the school for the future. In many cases, legacy gifts are designed to suit an individualsâ€™ area of interest and also provide significant tax benefits to the donor. Scholarships, financial aid and new and improved facilities are just a few of the areas that benefit as a result of a legacy gift. Donors who have made a planned gift to RNS or made their intentions known are members of the 1877 Society. Through their charitable endeavours, their gift will help provide permanent benefits to the RNS community. Individuals can become members of the 1877 Society in a variety of ways including bequests, gifts of life insurance and charitable remainder trusts. If you are thinking of joining the 1877 Society or are interested in further information about how your legacy gift can work for future RNS students for years to come, please contact Rob Beatty in the Development and Alumni Affairs Office at 506.848.1731 or firstname.lastname@example.org . When donors let us know of their estate plans, all information regarding their donation is kept in strict confidence. Some donors wish to share with others their legacy intentions, while others wish to stay anonymous. No matter the case, we thank each of them for their leadership.
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PASSINGS Olympian swimmer, during this time. At the outbreak of WWII, she was appointed Lieutenant Nursing Sister in the 14th Canadian General Hospital Overseas Unit, serving three years in London. Munroe too served in the war, later honourably discharged as a Major. Before returning to Canada, the couple married in 1943. Munroe and Margaret settled in Montreal, raising their family from their home in Westmount.
Margaret (Fairweather) Bourne ’28 passed away peacefully on April 23, 2014 at home in Rothesay, just two months shy of her 103rd birthday. Mrs. Bourne had been our eldest living alumni for a number of years.
her beloved Netherwood to teach Latin, Algebra and Geometry for the next three years. She often reflected fondly on her Netherwood days as both a student and teacher, and the many long-lasting friendships bonded there.
Margaret began at Netherwood School in 1920 and graduated as valedictorian in June, 1928. She went on to attend and graduate from King’s College in Halifax with her bachelor of arts degree with distinction. That fall, she returned to
Margaret then left Rothesay to attend nursing school in Montreal, and later worked at the Montreal General Hospital where she rose to Head Nurse by the age of 28. She met her husband, Munroe, a medical student and former Canadian
Audrey (Ellis) Stanley ’35 died on September 12, 2014 in Rothesay. She is survived by her children, Sheila (Ken), Elsa, Robin, Douglas ’63 (Cassie), and Malcolm ’73 (Christine); her nine grandchildren including, Clay Polchies ’11; her eleven great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law. She was predeceased by her two sisters and three brothers, including Harold "Tim" Ellis ’33. Audrey was the daughter of Harold G. Ellis ’02.
Hugh “Pete” Paton ’39 passed away on October 15, 2013 in Charlottetown, PEI at the age of 93. He is survived by his five children, thirteen grandchildren, and one great granddaughter. Pete served in WWII and returned home to continue his expansive business career, which included creating and running a number of successful companies in Atlantic Canada and Toronto.
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The couple retired to Rothesay in 1983 taking up residence at Firshade. Margaret continued her community involvement here for many, many years. She took great pride in her gardens and enjoyed a good game of bridge. She was a loyal school supporter, taking an avid interest in life on the Hill and attending numerous school events, including alumni reunions, up until recent years. Margaret is survived by her three children, Robert (Denise), Richard (Donna), and Mary (John Colford), by her nine grandchildren, and by her eight great grandchildren.
Helen (Price) Perodeau ’39 passed away on January 15, 2014 in Sidney, BC at the age of 91. Pooh, as she was affectionately known, is survived by her four children, five grandchildren, three great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and members of her extended family. Helen married her husband, the late (Major, Ret'd) Giles Perodeau (d. 2011), in 1941 and served with the Canadian Red Cross in England during WWII. She then raised their family
throughout Canada and Germany, while keeping busy with community efforts. Margaret (Farquhar) Henderson ’41 passed away on November 13, 2014 in Sackville, NB at the age of 90. She is survived by three children, Colin (Beverly), Jill, and Sara Henderson ’77; her daughterin-law, Cyndy (Carroll MacDougall); her six grandchildren, including Jennifer Henderson ’99, and one great grandchild; and many extended family members, including her nephew, Andrew LeMesurier ’77, and great niece and nephew, Emily LeMesurier ’07 and David LeMesurier ’10. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, John, her son, John, and by her sister, Marion (Farquhar) LeMesurier ’43. Margaret (Everson) Campbell ’42 passed away on April 17, 2014 in Montreal. She is survived by her four children, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one brother, and many nieces and nephews. From Netherwood, Marg went on to attend Trafalgar School and the Montreal General Hospital School of Nursing, where she continued to work as a nurse for many years. Elizabeth (Reid) Kempe ’42 passed away on August 20, 2014 in Warwick, Bermuda. She is survived by her husband, James; her children, Reid (Lucia), Jay (Jackie), and Jennifer (Iain); her niece Margot Emory ’77 and by her seven grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister Anne (Reid) Emory ’48. John "Jack" West ’45 passed away on April 25, 2014 in Bedford, NS at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife, Joan (Guy) West ’47; his son, David (Lynne) and his daughter, Carol; his four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Jack was employed for many years with Air Canada, where he held a number of positions prior to his retirement and starting his own
business, Seawest Sales. When he wasn’t working, Jack enjoyed sailing, walking, talking with neighbours, and gardening. Ann (Peters) Wagland ’46 died peacefully on July 11, 2013 in Ottawa, ON. She is survived by her two children, three grandchildren, and one great-grandson. David Harley ’48 passed away unexpectedly on September 1, 2014 in Toronto. He is survived by his wife, Birgit; his two children, Robert (Erik) and Anne (Brian); his two grandchildren, Eleanor and Geoffrey; his brother, Roger Harley ’58; as well as his niece, Susan Harley ’81 and great-nephew, Tim Stirling ’06. He was predeceased by his brother, Edward “Tim” Harley ’47. Following his graduation from RCS, David was a Rhodes Scholar and attended and graduated from the University of Toronto and Oxford University. He practiced law up until his retirement in 2000. David loved sports and the outdoors, especially rugby, hockey, tennis and skiing; he also enjoyed traveling and history.
Donald Gillis ’47 passed away on November 17, 2014 in Halifax. A lifelong resident of Halifax, Don enjoyed sailing, his church, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Gretchen; his four children and four grandchildren, and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his brother, Gordon Gillis ’42. Thane Cody ’50 died on July 17, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; his two children, five grandchildren; and his sister, Suzanne (Cody) Humphrey ’53. Thane received his medical degree from Dalhousie University, completing his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, NY. For nearly thirty years, he practiced in Rochester, specializing in microsurgery of
the ear, restoring hearing and treating facial paralysis. He played a vital role in creating the Mayo Medical School, at which he was a professor of otolaryngology. He was instrumental in bringing the Mayo Clinic to Jacksonville, and upon its creation in 1986, served as its first chief executive officer. After retiring in 1988, Thane remained active in the medical community as well as in his local Jacksonville community. Larry Earl ’57 passed away on October 1, 2014 in Toronto. He is survived by his wife, Doris, and by his children, Karen and Boris. He lived much of his life in Asia and Europe, and worked for Time Magazine in Hong Kong. Hardy Ganong ’61 died on August 30, 2014 in Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON. Among his survivors are his children, grandchildren, cousin, Dan Sargeant ’63, and by his wife, Mary. James Fidler ’69 passed away on July 15, 2013 at his Grand Lake summer home in Sunnyside Beach, NB. He is survived by his sister, two nieces, two great nephews and by many good friends. John Riley, a past music teacher at RCS from 1960-1964, died on April 21, 2014 in Phoenix, AZ. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, and by his four children. Sonja Vander Kloet, who taught music at RNS from 1994-1996, passed away unexpectedly on April 18, 2014 in Waterville, NB at the age of 43. She is survived by her grandfather, father, four sisters, one brother, and several nieces and nephews.
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Our Sympathies… John Bate ’53 and Olga Grant (wife of Rory ’47) on the death of their sister, Margaret Anne Langmaid, on February 18, 2014 in Keswick Ridge, NB. Margaret Anne was a sister to the late George Bate ’41, an aunt to Janet (Bate) Brittain ’62, Christine (Bate) Webster ’65, James Bate ’72, Macgregor Grant ’74, Andrew Grant ’76, Michael Grant ’77, Norah Grant ’82, and Gary Foster (Keltie Foster ’75). She was a great aunt to John Foster ’04, Jamie Grant ’05, Rachael Grant ’07, Hazen Grant ’09, Jane Foster ’11, Margot Grant ’12, and Gillian Grant ’14.
Keltie (Baxter) Foster ’75, Kirk Baxter ’78, and Rhano (Baxter) Rideout ’82 on the death of their mother, Sally Baxter, on October 6, 2014 in Rothesay. Mrs. Baxter was grandmother to: John Foster ’04, Adam Baxter ’08, Luke Baxter ’10, and Jane Foster ’11. She was predeceased by her husband, John Baxter ’42.
James Gregory ’54 on the death of his wife, Fran, on January 30, 2014 in Richmond,
Philippe Bolduc ’09 on the death of his father, Alain Bolduc, on March 25, 2014 in Moncton.
Virginia. Marion (Whitehead) Groundwater ’59 on the death of her mother, Gertrude Whitehead, on March 3, 2014 in Saint John. Bill Gunter ’60 on the death of his wife, Catherine, on July 12, 2014 in Ottawa. Catherine was a sister-in-law of Michael Gunter ’69. Faith Detchon ’61 on the death of her brother, Eric Detchon, on December 25, 2013 in Duncan, BC. Lynn (Wasson) Mersereau ’66 on the death of her husband, Paul, on July 6, 2013 in Saint John. Linda Coates-Markle ’74 on the passing of her father, Ross Coates, on November 4, 2013 in Saint John. Alan Salsman ’74, Robert Salsman ’79, and Lyn (Salsman) Waller ’83 on the death of their mother, Evelyn Salsman, on October 26, 2014 in Halifax.
Janet Blackadar ’82 on the passing of her father, Ross Livingstone Blackadar, in Truro, NS on October 1, 2014. Ross was the grandfather of Morgan Wirtanen Blackadar ’16.
Peter Jensen ’14 on the death of his grandfather, Preben Jensen, on April 23, 2014 and the death of his grandmother, Dyanne Jensen on September 30, 2014, both of Calgary. Spierings Verhoeven ’18 on the death of his grandfather, Allen Potter, on November 20, 2014 in Sussex, NB. Alec Oland ’20 on the passing of his grandfather, Halley MacPherson, on April 7, 2014 in Bathurst. Mary Jane Logan, RNS Governor, on the death of her father-in-law, Emmett Burgess, on June 13, 2014 in Fredericton. The McEvoy Family: Linda and Charles (long time RNS teacher), Emma ’12, Hannah ’14 and Arran ’19, on the death of Linda’s mother, Anne Maston, on September 11, 2014 in Fredericton.
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RNS INVITES YOU ALUMNI, PARENTS, STAFF, AND STUDENTS
To Hockey Day at RNS on Saturday, February 14, 2015 Puck drop is at 12:30pm! Games are scheduled throughout the day for school teams and we have alumni games in the afternoon. RNS invites you to dinner at 5:30pm, and a special reception following opening ceremonies. We encourage you to join us to cheer on the Boys’ Varsity Hockey Team as they face off against Bridgton Academy at the RNS Memorial Arena at 7:00pm. Watch your email and the RNS website for more details. Come back to the hill, play some hockey, check out our new arena and cheer on our Riverhawks! There is no cost to participate, but you must register before February 1st!
To Register: RSVP@RNS.CC | Tel: 506-848-0869 | www.rns.cc | 40 College Hill Road, Rothesay NB
If you have any comments, suggestions, or inquiries, our team in the Development and Alumni Affairs Office would be delighted to speak with you! Please call us anytime at 506-848-0861.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13 RNS 86th Annual Carol Service Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Gondola Point Road, Rothesay • 7:30pm
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY APRIL 30, MAY 1 & 2 Middle School Musical Théâtre Susan B. Ganong • 7:30pm
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14 Hockey Day at RNS RNS Memorial Arena • 12:30pm
FRIDAY & SATURDAY MAY 8 & 9 27th Annual RNS Art Show & Sale Opening Reception on Friday in the Irving Gymnasium • 6:00pm Sale continues Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 19, 20 & 21 Senior School Musical Théâtre Susan B. Ganong • 7:30pm FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY APRIL 17, 18 & 19 26th Annual RugbyFest www.rns.cc/rugbyfest
FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY JUNE 19, 20 & 21 Alumni Reunion Weekend All alumni welcome to attend! Special celebrations for class years ending in a 0 or a 5 www.rns.cc/reunion
RNS ADMISSION INFORMATION SESSIONS If you know of a family who may be interested in learning more about the RNS experience, please invite them to join us at one of our upcoming regional information sessions, or to visit us on campus! For full details, please email email@example.com or visit us at www.rns.cc/admission RNS ASSOCIATION GATHERINGS Alumni, parents, grandparents and friends are encouraged to join us at our many regional association gatherings throughout the year! Events are being planned for this winter and spring in Western Canada, Montreal, Ottawa, Moncton and Saint John. For more details, please watch the RNS website, Alumni E-News or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing many of you at our upcoming association gatherings!
of a lifetime! Rothesay Netherwood School is Atlantic Canada’s leading accredited independent, co-educational, boarding and day school for grades 6-12. Our Alumni and Parents are our best source of student referrals. If you know a student who could be inspired by the RNS experience, please let us know.
• International Baccalaureate Program • Culture of innovation in learning • Curriculum designed to challenge and promote student thinking and to engage and empower students as leaders • Art, music & drama; athletic and co-curricular activities every day • Scholarships and bursaries
• Major Midget AAA/Prep School Hockey Program for girls & boys • Premier Soccer Program • Outward Bound Program
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