Big Ted and Flamingo went to Sea…

Big Ted is so excited about you joining him for the ‘Global Cardboard Challenge’ tomorrow. In fact he and Flamingo couldn’t wait and got creative with some amazing friends!

Big Ted and the Flamingo went to sea, in a beautiful cardboard boat,

They took some honey, and plenty of money, wrapped up in a five-dollar note.

Big Ted looked up to the stars above, and sang to a small guitar,

“O lovely Flamingo! O Flamingo my love,

What a beautiful Flamingo you are, you are, you are!

What a beautiful Flamingo you are!”

Adapted from the poem ‘The Owl and the Pussy Cat’ by Edward Lear.

Our Global Cardboard Challenge Day is 2 sleeps away!

Inspired by Caine, we are getting ready for an afternoon of good old fashioned – no technology – imaginative, family fun!  3-6Pm – Sunday 29th Sept.

9-year-old Caine Monroy spent his summer vacation building an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store. The entire summer went by, and he never had a single customer. But Caine didn’t give up. Then, on the last day of summer, filmmaker Nirvan Mullick walked in by chance to buy an auto part for his car. Caine asked Nirvan to play, and, well,  Caine’s Arcade 2 to see what happened next…

Looking for National Youth Day activities to join in with tomorrow… ?

Why not start your National Youth Day celebrations at the Edward C. Garland Youth Centre ‘Youth Fun Day’!  With a bounce house, arts and crafts, face painting, games and more, it’s set to be a fun event to go to between 10am and  4pm.

After this, Provo Primary and Middle School families are welcome to join Mrs. Laranda on the National Youth Day Parade March. Starting at 4pm, the parade leads from CIBC Bank to the Gustuvus Lightbourne Sports Complex, Downtown.

Families should meet Mrs. Laranda in the CIBC Bank car park at 3:45pm. Parents should accompany their children throughout the walk and at the following fair events at the Sports Complex.

A huge welcome to our new School Council – 2019-2020

Congratulations to our new Year 3 – 6 School Councillors for being chosen to represent your classes and your school. This time round we have 3 students from each class to share the responsibilities over the year. Thank you to everyone who put themselves forward for election. Once again, all the teachers commented on how well you represented yourselves, it takes courage as well as enthusiasm to present yourselves to the whole class – keeping that amygdala in check. Well done to all of you!

We have already been busy talking about adjusting the playtime schedule as well as revisiting and reminding us all about continuing to use metal and reusable cutlery and NO to STRAWS! Are we ready to reduce all single-use plastic?!

The first early ‘Dress Down Day’ was a success. You all donated a total of $335 – an outstanding amount of money that will all be donated to assist the people of the Bahamas who suffered during Hurricane Dorian. [Read more…]


It just just takes the imagination of one child to inspire the world! National Youth Week – ‘IGNITE THE YOUTH, TO IGNITE THE FUTURE’. We are celebrating ‘Cardboard Challenge Day’ this Sunday, 29th Sept 2019. Look out for more details this week.


Our Year 4 Flamingos are truly a flamboyant flock!

The Y4 class have had a great start to the year, creating lots of art work for their class animal, the flamingo, and finding out some fun facts. Did you know, a flamingo’s ‘knee’ is actually an ankle joint?!

Children have worked in pairs, small groups and as a class to produce some amazing 3D models (see photos below). They have also started their topic for this half term, learnt about their amazing brains AND engaged in some challenging math activities around place value!

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Our Year 2 Ospreys are Working Together like Birds of a Feather

Our Year 2 Osprey Class are ‘working together like birds of a feather.’
See how our class animal, the osprey, helps us with our learning. Listen to our ‘Meet the Parts of our Brain’ song. We hope you enjoy our presentation.

What’s on your mind?

Year 2 have welcomed in the new school by learning all about their body and their brain. So, what exactly does the brain do? Well, you only have to wander through our classroom to find out! As a get to know you activity, we explored the endless possibilities of ‘What’s on your mind?’ What do we think about when we are imagining, thinking, day – dreaming…?

Then, through songs and videos, we began to learn about the different parts of the brain and how they help us to navigate our every day to day life.

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Y3 are getting all fired up!

What a great way to start the new school year by looking into how our brains work, and how we can make it work even better for us!

To remind us that our brain sorts out all of our ‘thoughts, memories, actions and feelings’ we created our own model brains to share with you – take a look at the photos.

Did you know that our brain has over 86 billion ‘neurons’ that help us to connect our learning? When these connections are made, we call it ‘firing up’!

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Celebrating National Youth Week through our Cardboard Challenge Day!

Think outside the box and help us build… ‘Cardboardia’ a city where everything is made from recycled cardboard!

Global Cardboard Challenge Day is a week away… and Provo Primary & Middle School families are invited to celebrate this year’s National Youth Week theme “Ignite the youth – Ignite the future” by supporting their children’s creativity at our family-friendly, Cardboard Challenge Day.

So start thinking of possibilities as a family and meet us on

Sunday 29th, 3 – 6pm

Also a great day to encourage your child’s growth mindset!

A child-run refreshment stand will be available – please feel welcome to BYO drinks and snacks.

All children need to be accompanied by at least one family adult or supervising adult.

Not sure what it’s all about… take a look at last year’s event to find out more… and check out here for some added inspiration.

We hope to see you Sunday for an afternoon of good old fashioned – no technology – imaginative, family fun!

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Next Week is National Youth Week 22nd – 29th September, 2019

During National Youth Week next week, a variety of events are happening in the TCI in celebration our young people. The theme for this year is:


Provo Primary & Middle School encourages your family to make a presence and to show your support.

Your family may wish to attend the Youth Service on Sunday 22nd  September, which will commemorate the start of the Youth Week celebrations. It will be at the Harvest Bible Chapel at 11am.  Children should wear their school uniform.

Click on to see the full schedule of events…

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Today is World Gratitude Day and International Day of Peace, 2019

Today is both World Gratitude Day and International Day of Peace.

A perfect opportunity to remind us to step back and think about what we are thankful for.





A HUGE thank you to our Trash Hero Eco Warriors

International Coastal Clean-up Day… a HUGE thank you to our amazing Trash Hero Eco Warriors between the ages of 3 and 10 years old, and their family and friends…

27 giant bagfuls of litter… a win-win… less pollution on our ‘Beautiful by Nature’ island and a more pleasant walk to PE for our older students.

Thanks everyone for your support.

And if you didn’t make it… remember that you can do a clean-up of your neighbourhood anytime.

Help make a difference!

Growth Mindset for Students

Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

Learn about Fixed and Growth Mindsets in this short video. Come find out how we are nurturing growth mindsets at our Open House – Class Share today at 2:45pm.

MindUP: What do you know about the brain?

What do you know about the brain?  See what these children can teach you in this really amazing short video…






Dress Down Day – Supporting the Bahamas

This Friday’s Dress Down Day will be in support of our neighbours, The Bahamas.

Come dressed wearing any of the colours of the Bahamas Flag –

Black, Gold and Aquamarine or all 3 colours!

Donate a dollar or give more if you’d like.

All proceeds will go to a Bahamas Relief Fund.





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Why is Mindfulness a Superpower?

Mindfulness is a bit of a buzzword… most people have heard of it, but many are confused about what mindfulness really means. In reality is simply means focusing your awareness on the present moment; calmly noticing your emotions and physical sensations without judgment as you are doing whatever you happen to be doing. You can be mindful as you do just about anything from sitting quietly and breathing, to drawing, cooking,  eating, or playing on the beach in the sand.

Collaborating with a leader in the field of Mindfulness

We were very fortunate to have Michael Apollo, lecturer in Mindfulness at The University of Toronto, join us via a Zoom meeting for a wonderful session on ‘Mindfulness for Teacher Resilience, Wellbeing and Communication’ during our Professional Development Teacher Training days this year.  We felt very inspired,  keen to incorporate mindful pauses into our busy days and excited to  share ideas he offered with our classes.

This was just an introduction to our year of working collaboratively with Michael.  Amazingly, he will join us on island in November to offer workshops for our teachers, students and parents.  Plan ahead and schedule time to be able to join us for his parent session at 1:30pm PM – 5:00 PM on Wednesday 6th November. You won’t want to miss this!

We are truly grateful that Michael Apollo will be working with Provo Primary and Middle School children, parents and teachers throughout the upcoming year and we would like to take this opportunity to thank Deborah, John and Melissa Roy for their generosity in sponsoring this amazing initiative.


What is our Personal Growth, Growth Mindset and Mindfulness Curriculum all about?

Our Professional Development teacher training at the start of this year focused on the development of our Personal Growth, Growth Mindset, and Mindfulness Curriculum throughout the school.

We are excited to share a little more about this and why we believe it’s an important part of our students’ education. So what is Personal Growth, Growth Mindset and Mindfulness all about …




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Y7 Investigate how to Investigate…

Maths and Science classes have already got off to a head-scratching start at Provo Middle School this year!

Our new Year 7 class have undertaken a series of investigations in the hope of sharing their advice on how to succeed in an inquiry. From comparing results with others, to making careful notes and drawings – each member of the class discovered different ways to help themselves improve.

“Are we allowed to work together?” was asked at one point. As it turns out, finding proof is almost impossible if you don’t!

“I think I know how this works…I’ve solved it!” could be heard from the other side of the room. Again, as it turns out, forming a hypothesis (and testing it) is an essential part of the investigative process.

By thinking about how we investigate, every student was able to make better decisions and move forwards in their thinking and process. We discovered a lot of helpful tricks that will us in the future. We hope that you find them useful too!

Finally, each child was asked to pick the tip that they felt helped them the most – here’s what they had to say about them…

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Bake Sale Today… All Proceeds to the Bahamas Relief Fund

Bake Sale today in the Primary School walkway – 3pm

There’s still time for you to don your aprons and get cooking.

Or perhaps your support is more in the consuming.

Either way your support is appreciated.



Join us for our International Coastal Clean-up this Saturday

Provo Primary and Middle School have pledged to join The Department of Environment & Coastal Resources (DECR), and its partners to support

International Coastal Clean-up Day – ‘FIGHTING FOR TRASH-FREE SEAS’

Meet at the TCIFA Car Park or find us near this location, on Saturday 14th September, anytime you can give between 7:00-9:00am.

Why here? Walking to the National Stadium for PE lessons, our Year 3-6 children have noticed rubbish on the path that they feel something needs to be done about.  So let’s clean it up and help make a difference!


  • IGA or trash bags

  • Water to drink (bring along a re-usable water bottle!)

  • A First-aid kit

  • GlovesWe have GLOVES (Donated by Mark Osmond Dental Clinic)

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“On behalf of the Ministry of Education, I welcome back to school our Principals, Teachers and Students for the Academic Year 2019-2020. I am sure you had a relaxing and enjoyable summer vacation.

We are grateful to God for his protection and for not allowing Tropical Storm Dorian to hinder the reopening of school. As we commence this academic year, we are mindful of what our neighbours in the Northern Bahamas are enduring at this time from the wrath of Hurricane Dorian. Let’s continue to keep them in prayer.

Thank you for your continued hard work and commitment to the children of the Beautiful by Nature, Turks and Caicos Islands. We look forward to exciting learning experiences in the year ahead. I encourage our children to be respectful, kind and to do the best in their school work. The Ministry will continue to ensure that the infrastructure of our schools are safe, resilient and conducive to learning. We are here to support you and wish you all a successful year.”

Hon. Karen E. Malcolm