A Jingly Jangly Thank You

A great BIG THANK YOU to everyone that attended this years Jingle Jam at Provo Primary School! We had a record turn out and made a fabulous profit that all goes directly back into the Early Years to be spent at the end of the year on extra special goodies to enhance each Child’s fun and learning at school! We couldn’t do it each year with out the amazing help from all the mums and dads of the Early Years and beyond, whether you donated decorations, baked some Christmas treats, did a shift on the bar, simply attended and ate your fair share of mince pies or were part of the truly dedicated team of mums that put the whole event together this year – THANK YOU from myself and from all the kids who will benefit from your Christmas giving spirit! MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to everyone! Cant wait to see you all next year!

Kind regards, Kate Burchill

News Flash: Santa is on his way to Provo Primary!

News from Santa…he is making his way down to Provo in his water sleigh, with JoJo and his friends helping him out!

His flip-flops are polished and his beard shined.
The candy canes are all wrapped and taste tested.

His sleigh is full of books for all the children of Provo Primary.

And he is excited to see everyone!

Once at the dock, the local fire service will drive him to the school in their bright red fire truck.

See you tomorrow, Santa!

 

It’s Christmas time in the Caribbean…

Our Early years classes from Toddlers to Kindergarten will be entertaining us with festive songs, dances and a show.   Our Toddlers, Preschool and JK will set the festive scene decorating the Christmas tree and hanging up stockings for Santa.  Then our Kindergartners will perform a short play called Clever Cat’s Caribbean Christmas.  It’s a show not to be missed!

Wednesday 12th @ 6pm.

Tickets:  Adult $5 / Children $3 (children 5 and under and cast free)  

Food and drink on sale.

Buy your tickets in the school office, email info@provoprimary.com or call 333 5638 after 3pm Tuesday 4th Dec.

 

Book your seats for Shrek – The Musical JR!

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek – The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It’s a ‘big bright beautiful world’ as everyone’s favourite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairy tale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.

Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December

6pm @ Provo Primary School.

Tickets:  Adults $10 / Children $5 (Children 5 & under and cast free)            

Food and drink on sale.

Buy your tickets in the school office, email info@provoprimary.com or call 333 5638 after 3pm Tuesday 4th Dec.

See a few more of our Year 5 and 6’s amazing poster designs…

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Our Early Years Jingle Jam is this week coming…

Our Provo Primary Early Years families are hosting their annual Christmas Jingle Jam Disco Party for children 5 years and under and their families and friends.

Wednesday 5th December between 5 and 7 pm @ Provo Primary School. 

A wonderful evening for little ones with festive music and dancing, Christmas themed games and crafts, family photo opportunities with Santa.  Mulled wine, mince pies and other festive treats on sale!

All community families are welcome come and join the fun!
 
Tickets $5 per person (under 1 year olds free!).  All funds raised go towards our Early Years Programme.

Throwback Thursday – Information Talking Texts

Throwback Thursday takes us back to November 2015 when our current Year 6s were in Year 3 learning about rocks. You rocked then guys – and you still do today!

Distillery House Kids Christmas Party

Distillery House presents… An Unforgettable Kids Christmas Party. 

Sunday 2nd December

4-7pm        $5 entry fee

Food and drinks available for purchase. 

Pictures with Santa, X-mas dancing and games, with special performances by Provo Performing Arts and Rocik it Hot Dance Studio students.

100% school fund-raising event.

 

Happy World Kindness Day

In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

November 13 is World Kindness Day. It is a day dedicated to promoting and celebrating kindness in all the different ways we can.  It’s a reminder to show one another how much we care.

Reflect on the kindness you have experienced in your life and what that has meant to you, or how it has shaped you. How will you pay that kindness forward?

You may like to share these 2 story videos below with your children about kindness and happiness… 

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Save the Date: Jingle Jam 2018!

Our Provo Primary Early Years families are hosting their annual Christmas Jingle Jam Disco Party for children 5 years and under and their families and friends.

Wednesday 5th December between 5 and 7 pm @ Provo Primary School. 

A wonderful evening for little ones with festive music and dancing, Christmas themed games and crafts, family photo opportunities with Santa.  Mulled wine, mince pies and other festive treats on sale!

All community families are welcome come and join the fun!
 
Tickets $5 per person (under 1 year olds free!).  All funds raised go towards our Early Years Programme.

 

Providenciales Middle School Open Evening & Official Opening:

Providenciales Middle School Open Evening & Official Opening:

Monday 12th November, 5:30 – 6:30pm

Please join us on Monday evening as we celebrate the opening of our new school!

We are delighted to invite you to share an evening with staff, parents and students of Provo Middle School.

Come along to hear about our Year 7, 8 & 9 provision, tour our purpose-built facility and hear from our students and parents about life and learning at Provo Middle School.

We look forward to welcoming you and hope to share our educational vision with you.  You might also like to learn more on our website.

Warm regards,

Ms. Alison & Mr. Toby

 

‘Throw-back Thursday’ and Tourism Environmental Awareness Month

With the launch of November as Tourism Environmental Awareness Month, under the theme: “Tourism is Key… It Starts with ME,” ‘Throw back Thursday’ takes us back 6 years to November 2012.  Our then Year 4s felt that the issue of littering on our beaches was an environmental and tourist-impacting pollution that they all felt strongly about – so much so in fact, that they set about creating some protest photography to raise awareness on the subject.  Read their story here.

How do our Year 4 photographs make you feel?

Litter education has positive effects on changing student attitudes and behaviours toward littering because it instills a positive cultural value and norm for how we treat our environment. (Hartley et al., 2015, Oliver et al., 1985).

Reflecting on the many, many environmental activities over the years that we have engaged in here at Provo Primary School,  it would be interesting to hear how those same children, now 14 and 15 years old, feel about this subject today, along with our countless other Provo Primary alumni.

How has this education, alongside family values, for example, impacted their attitudes and behaviours towards littering today? And what of others growing up in the TCI who have been a part of similar programmes.

What do our youth and young people think about littering and how do they feel it affects tourism?

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Thank you for making our Halloween party so fa-boo-lous!

What a spook-tacular Trick or Treat and Halloween party we enjoyed last night at Provo Primary and Middle School. A wonderful community event with families from across the island dressing up and joining in with the fun.

A HUGE thank you to our team of AMAZING parents who organised and helped out with everything – from decorations, candy supplies, food, drinks, photos and music, to our FANTASTIC Year 6s who did a great job running all the entertaining games, to Year 7 and friends for making the Haunted House such a THRILLING place to visit and to all the Flamingo Park residents who kindly joined in with the Trick or Treating.

The school looked amazing and it was wonderful to see so many children having fun in their costumes, enjoying the games and playing together. The smiles, the joyful play and the wonderful friendly nature between them all made the evening such a delight!

A night to remember! Hats off to the clean up crew too. Well done everyone – a successful night thanks to all your team effort and support. Until next year…!

Let’s spread a little kindness on World Mental Health Day

What’s it all about?

World Mental Health Day 2018 is observed on October 10. This day is meant to raise awareness about importance of mental health of individuals across the world.

We’ve all known someone going through a tough time, whether it’s a big change such as moving home or school, a relationship breaking down,
or coping with the loss of a loved one.
At these times it can be hard to know what to do to help, especially where children are involved. It may sound simple but we know that small acts of kindness can make all the difference. Plus did you know studies show that being kind can make you happier and less stressed?
As teachers, parents and carers, we have a very important role to play in helping children learn the value of kindness. Here are a few simple ways to encourage your child to spread a little kindness today, and beyond…

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Help Support World Food Day Food Drive – Oct 2018

Please help us to support World Food Day by donating non-perishable food items for the families in need in Providenciales.

Click on the image left to see a list of needed items.

Drop off your donations at Provo Primary School, Graceway Sports Centre or ECG Youth Centre by 14th October 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Teachers’ Day 2018

Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture and Library Services

  “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher,” (theme for World Teachers’ Day 2018 International Conference)

The Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture and Library Services, joins the global community in observing World Teachers’ Day 2018.  Happy World Teachers’ Day!

World Teachers’ Day is held annually on 5 October to celebrate the essential role of teachers in providing quality education at all levels. It also commemorates the anniversary of the 1966 signature of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. Its aim is to mobilise support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers.

The Minister of Education, Youth, Culture and Library Services, Honorable Karen Malcolm, and her team at the Ministry take this opportunity to celebrate with and express gratitude to each teacher in the archipelago for their dedication and commitment to the education of our children. [Read more…]

World Food Day Poster Competition and Food For Thought Food Drive

In recognition of World Food Day, October 16th, Food for Thought is asking all the school children of Providenciales, from age 5-19, to use their imagination to create a poster that illustrates their idea of Zero Hunger.

In order to enter the contest, the poster must be submitted by October 12th. The students would need to include their name, name of their school and their age. The winners will be announced on World Food Day, October 16th and receive a lovely prize from Food for Thought!  Some classes may be doing the poster in class, others may have it set for homework.  Families are encouraged to check out class noticeboards or to ask their child’s teacher for details.

In addition, the winners will also have the opportunity to participate in the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) World Poster Contest, which will be announcing their winner in December. They would be promoted by FAO offices around the world and receive a surprise gift bag and Certificate of Recognition if they are selected. They will also be featured in an exhibition at FAO headquarters in Rome.

Prior to World Food Day, Food For Thought will also be holding a large food drive for the families in need in Providenciales. Please look out for details on when to bring donations into school from our School Council, who will be helping to co-ordinate the collection.

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Years 3, 4 and 5 TCI Heritage Showcase

We are pleased to invite you to come and enjoy our Year 3, 4 and 5 Heritage Month Showcase on the stage tomorrow afternoon between 2:20 and 2:50pm.

The children will be presenting items from some songs and folk tales they have been practising with Mrs. Niki in their Theatre Arts classes. We hope you can stop by.

After school clubs commence next week

Provo Primary and Middle School after school clubs commence on Tuesday 9th October.  We are pleased to be introducing a range of new and previously popular experiences…

Just reading the list inspires and excites: 

‘Mix it Up’, ‘Bike’, ‘Homework’, ‘Expressive Arts’ and ‘Under the Microscope’

Great choices – which ones will you choose?

Click on the image left to download the registration form.  Please check the registration forms carefully to see the dates of when there are no clubs.

Please remember that all children will need extra water on club days.  You may like to also include a small extra snack to be eaten at 3pm before the clubs start.

All payments need to be by cash or cheque and should be made in advance, by 9am on Tuesday 9th October.  Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please note that students are not considered enrolled in clubs until the payment has been received.

A wonderful afternoon of cardboard creativity!

Inspired by ‘Caine’s Arcade,’ and with access to a HUGE pile of cardboard, a large crowd of creative thinkers and designers descended on the school this Sunday for an afternoon of good, old-fashioned family fun!

An amazing array of cardboard creations emerged, with each family making something completely different to everyone else!  With a lemonade stand and popsicles to keep us hydrated, the only thirst we felt was to think outside the box, create and play!

Here’s a selection of few of the almost 100 photos of the day!

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Monday was the official ‘Play Day’ with the whole school excited to see the cardboard playground on their arrival.  Come snack and lunch play, the creations certainly were given the full test of playability!  Everyone had so much fun!  Check out some of the action on this short video below:

Sadly, the rain today has brought a soggy end to our cardboard extravaganza but we are already looking forward to next year and the opportunity to create once more! That’s if, by popular demand – and a truck full of cardboard, we don’t have another one sooner!

Thanks Caine for inspiring us!

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A special thank you letter from Quarrelsome Queen!

Year 1 were thrilled to receive a special thank you letter from Letterlander Quarrelsome Queen this week.  How quickly she responded!  Click on the image left to read it.

As you can see, she thought their Happy 50th Birthday video was unquestionably, quite magnificent!

I’m certainly not going to quibble about that – it really was top quality!

Thank you Quarrelsome Queen.  We are really happy that you liked our video!

If you missed our video earlier this week here is a link.

 

 

This is the Week of the Young Child

Following our National Youth Week celebrations last week, the first week of October here in the Turks and Caicos is always dedicated to focusing on our very youngest youth members.  With the theme of “Early Childhood Education The Foundation to a Bright Start” we are excited to join in with a selection of the planned events that will take place in Early Years centres across the islands.

Take a look at the poster and look out for activities being explored in our Early Years classes this week.

 

 

It’s National Heritage Month – Oct 2018

It’s National Heritage Month here in the Turks and Caicos.

The Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture and Library Services invites you to join us in celebrating encouraging  friends and neighbours to come out and be a part of the month –long activities. Click on the image left to see what’s happening in each island.

National Heritage Month is a time in which we wholeheartedly observe and celebrate the rich cultural history of our country. It is through our celebrations that we recognise the work done by our forefathers, and the rich legacies they have left for our enjoyment.

As we celebrate, we ask that we each reflect on our level of patriotism to this beautiful country; the role each citizen must play in making this a safer place in which to live, and the steps that are to be taken to make the TCI a more unified country.

Look out for further details this week on our National Heritage Celebration Assembly on the afternoon of Friday 5th October – time to be decided.

Everyone is invited to join us as our Years 3-6 honour our national song, tales and dances.   We hope you’ll be able to join us for the celebrations!

As always, do let us know if you are willing to come in and share a heritage related activity with the children during this month.

Let’s build a Cardboard City together…

All Provo Primary families are invited to join us for an afternoon of creativity at our Global Cardboard Challenge event.

Help us to build… ‘Cardboardia’ a city where everything is made from recycled cardboard!

What would your family add to our city? A fairground? A skyscraper? A castle? A park or even a soccer stadium? We’ll need everything from the neighbourhood cat to an international airport!  Will it be a city of the past, present or future? No idea is too big or too small for Cardboardia – our imagination is the only limit!

So start planning as a family and meet us at Provo Primary on Sunday 30th – 3pm onwards.

Just bring:
• Scissors, box cutters, etc.
• LOTS of masking tape (no duct tape please)
• An imagination

We have loads of cardboard but feel free to bring any tubes, thin card or any other card resources you think would help to embellish our city.

Please BYO drinks and snacks and cash for our lemonade stand!

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

No technology, just simple, basic, imaginative fun!

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It’s SKATE NIGHT this Thursday

Wheels on FIRE ! Get rollin’ down the road… 

The Provo Hockey League and the Provo Primary Parents Association are hosting:

SKATE NIGHT – Thursday Sept 27th from 5:00 – 7:00

Click on the poster for details.

  • $10 entry ($5 for non skaters)
  • Food and drinks available for purchase
  • Music and Games
  • Hockey information will be available for any new players that may be interested.

Thank you,

Provo Hockey League

Thanks to all our Clean-up Volunteers!

A HUGE thank you to the amazing efforts of our Provo Primary families and friends who supported our ‘International Coastal Clean-up Day’ participation this morning.  Cleaning up the road from the TCIFA Soccer Field to the CARIFTA Stadium, was a crowd of hard-working volunteers (inc 25 students from our Yrs 1 to 7). This photo shows some of the team and a portion of the rubbish collected.

The area had been brought to my attention as in desperate need for a clean up by our Years 3-6 students who travel the route to the stadium for their P.E. lessons.  With vast amounts of rubbish collected, I trust that due to their actions, their journey will be noticeably cleaner (and for others and the wildlife too!).

With a knowledge that we all have the ability to take action and to make a difference, it was interesting to hear the children’s ideas on how we could help to discourage the littering in the area – I wonder what you think could help?

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