Celebrating Iguana Week


View a snapshot of our week’s learning about our endemic TCI Rock Iguana. Enjoy photos of our toddlers to Year 6 as you listen to the vibes of Correy Forbes and the Rakooneers. A special thank you to ‘Rocky the Iguana’ and Dr. Higgs from The National Trust and Amy Avenant from DECR for visiting us.

The ‘Make an Iguana Loose Parts Challenge’ has begun!

“Can you you build an iguana out of our loose parts resources?”

A group of Year 2s took on the challenge set this lunch time, and wow, what an amazing model they made!  Designing their ideas on paper first, and then building together, the group showed great teamwork and creativity!

Will others take up the challenge as our ‘Iguana Week’ continues…?

In JK and SK, the children took the opportunity to create iguanas from Duplo, playdough and paper.  Take a look at the photos of a few of their ingenious iguanas… in fact I’m pretty sure there are lots of photos around the school of other creations being made this week, that just haven’t made it to me yet.  Look out for further posts and take a look in your child’s classroom tomorrow to see what you can find!

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‘Rocky the Rock Iguana’ visits Provo Primary

It’s not every day that an iguana visits your school, but today it really did happen!  ‘Rocky the Rock Iguana’ came to Provo Primary, together with Dr. Higgs from the National Trust, to tell us all about the recently launched ‘Saving the Iguana Islands’ project.

We learnt that rats and cats can be a threat to the iguana populations, and that the project is working hard to keep them away from areas where the iguanas are living.   We also learnt about how we should behave around iguanas, when we see them, by being quiet and not feeding or chasing them.

It was lots of fun to meet ‘Rocky the Rock Iguana’ – he rocks! Having our class photos taken with him was really special.

We felt very lucky that ‘Rocky’ and Dr. Higgs came to visit us during our special Iguana Week.  Thank you!  We will do our best to remember all the important information they shared with us and share this with everyone we know.

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“A Night in Bollywood” PPPA Fundraising Event

Tickets are now available for the PPPA’s upcoming fundraising event, “A Night in Bollywood”.

They are sure to sell fast, so go ahead and get yours now!

A spicy evening is guaranteed with plenty of colourful entertainment.
Dress to dazzle, you won’t be alone! So don’t be shy, grab a sari.
Proceeds go to complete payment on our fabulous new play structure.
Music ∙ Drinks  Curry  Silent Auction  Best Dressed Award  Dancing
plus a few special surprises you won’t want to miss!
A Night in Bollywood
Saturday, April 28th
Distillery House
Pop by the school, call 333 5638 or email info@provoprimary.com to order your tickets.

You can also get your tickets on IsleHelp.  Please look in the  ‘Upcoming Events’ section on the app – not the ‘Provo Primary’ section.

 

It’s ‘IGUANA WEEK’ here at Provo Primary!

Our ‘Iguana Week’ kicked off to a great start this morning with an informative visit from Amy Avenant from the DECR.  Speaking to all our children from Junior Kindergarten to Year 6, she explained why our iguanas are so special to our islands and why we need to protect them.  Thank you, Amy.

Did you know that rock iguanas found here are endemic to the Turks and Caicos Islands, which means that they are found nowhere else in the world. How special is that!  If you would like to learn more facts about our iguanas, then come and ask any of our children. You can also find out more at this website and, even better, plan a visit to Little Water Cay and see them first hand!

Throughout this week we’ll be learning even more about our iguanas and comparing them to others around the world. We certain should be experts by the end of the week!

It’s World Book Day next week (Thursday 1st March)

Across the school, we are looking forward to celebrating ‘World Book Day’ together next Thursday and have a number of activities planned.  The School Council will be organising a ‘Book Swap’, with all classes being encouraged to participate. Simply bring in a book and swap it for another.  It’s a great way to share books you’ve read and to choose something new.

Early Years (Toddler, PS, JK and SK) Book Character Dress Up

All of our younger students are invited to come to school dressed as one of their favourite story characters.  From fairy tale characters to superheroes, this is a colourful and creative way to celebrate the world of books.

KS1/2 Book and Reading Activities

Throughout the day, the older students will join in with cross-curricular activities about books and reading.  In the morning, students from the British West Indies Collegiate will come to read with us. It’s always heartening to see these young adults together with our children and witness both age groups gaining so much from the experience.

In the afternoon, we’ll be having a storytelling session.  Bring your PJs and a favourite bedtime toy or cushion as we snuggle down to enjoy stories together.

Take a look at www.worldbookday.com and find out more about this special book day.

 

 

 

Weston Cup Soccer Tournament

The Turks & Caicos Islands Football Association had 4 youth teams participate in the Weston Cup soccer tournament in Florida, USA over the weekend of February 17th – 19th.  The tournament hosts approximately 700 teams from the USA, Canada, Europe, South America, and the Caribbean.  The under 10 boys team and under 11 girls team had several Provo Primary students on their rosters, and the under 12 and 13 boys teams had several former Provo Primary students included.  There was also a large number of Provo Primary parents filling the roles of coach and manager!

All of the teams were very successful and improved on their results from the 2017 Weston Cup.  The under 10 and 12 boys both made the finals and finished 2nd in their divisions.  Great job by everyone involved!  Contributed by Jen.

 

What a LOVEly ‘Secret Angel Week’ we had

‘Secret Angel Week’ is a special time when all of our staff gets to experience a little love and appreciation from each other. This is the fourth year of having this event at the school and it is a very much loved and enjoyed time in our calendar.

A bit like a ‘Secret Santa’, we each were assigned someone to be an ‘Angel’ to, with our task being to shower them with secret surprises over the week. From hand-picked flowers to caring poems, delicious food treats to special gifts, we were all amazed by each others’ creative ideas and appreciative of their kind thoughtfulness. As intrigue over who’s angel was who’s gathered each day, we all looked forward to the ‘grand ‘revealing of our angels on the final day and took the opportunity to thank them kindly for all they had done for us to make us feel special.  What a super week!

We encourage you to introduce a ‘Secret Angel’ event to your workplace— we introduced it the first year with just a single day and it was so fun that we extended it to a week.  We know you’ll love it and enjoy seeing how its happy effect spreads to each and every one of your team.  Check out some info about it on the https://blog.mindvalley.com/love-into-the-workplace/ and let us know if you are planning to join in the fun.

School opens for 2018

Happy New Year to all of our families (past and present) and friends, near and far around the world! We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome our new parents and families to life at Provo Primary School.

Welcome back to what promises to be a busy but exciting term.  It has been lovely seeing the children returning to school today with such energy and enthusiasm, reuniting with friends, settling back into their classes and beginning the new year with a positive ‘get busy’ attitude.

Look out for more information on what’s ahead in our Term 2 calendar and class newsletters and topic maps that will be sent out this week.

Santa brings gifts for all

Dear Santa!  Thank you for coming to visit us on our last day of term today at Provo Primary School:

Thank you to the Fire Service for helping Santa to get to our school.

The fire truck was big and red, just like your sleigh

The truck made a big noise.

I hope you weren’t too hot in your suit and boots.

Your beard was as white as snow and tickled.

I love the present that you gave me.  It was a book.  Thank you.

Thank you for the candy cane.

I hope you have a safe journey back to the North Pole.

Love from all the children at PPS.

Three cheers to our Year 2 parents too for baking goodies and offering refreshments for Santa, teachers, guests and onlookers throughout the morning.

On behalf of all the staff at Provo Primary, we would like to thank everyone for all their support this term, for their kind best wishes, cards and thoughtful gifts.

In return we wish everyone a happy holiday season with all your friends and family.  See you next year!

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Last orders for our annual Christmas lunch!

Calling all Provo Primary parents…there less than 24 hours left for you to order an annual Christmas lunch for your child:

When: Thursday 14th

Cost: $10 (available for all full day children)

What:  Roast turkey, roast potatoes, veggies plus a cookie for dessert.

Order via Isle Help app or at Provence in Grace Bay

by Tuesday 12th @ 4pm!

 

 

Have you bought your ticket for Wednesday’s show?

Final rehearsals are taking place for Wednesday’s show:

Provo Primary School’s

Toddlers, Preschool and Junior Kindergarten present…

A Medley of Jingle Bells

and Senior Kindergarten present…

A Letterland Christmas Show

Wednesday 13th December – 6pm – at Provo Primary School.

Tickets $5 (Children 12 and under free)            

Food and drink on sale.

Buy your tickets in the school office or on IsleHelp from Monday 27th onwards.  Email info@provoprimary.com or call 333 5638 for details or to make a reservation.

Synopsis: It is almost Christmas in Letterland and all the characters are getting ready for the annual Letterland Christmas Show.

Little do they know, the rascal Red Robot, has a sneaky plan up his sleeve to ruin the show.  Will the characters get their performances ready in time?  Will Clever Cat and his team be able to follow the clues and solve the mystery of the missing props?  Or will Red Robot succeed in his mission to make The Letterland Christmas Show a complete catastrophe?

See if you can spot our silly sentences and the characters trying to begin all their words with their letter.

Good luck everyone with tonight’s show

Good luck tonight to all our Year 1-6 children with the first night of their Peter Pan musical show- ‘Pantastic’!

It will be a packed audience with tickets all sold out for tonight’s show.

Here they are at their dress rehearsal on Wednesday, which was enjoyed by our Year 5 friends from the Ianthe Pratt Primary School.  Tonight it will be dark and they’ll be performing under the sparkle of the stage lights, with character make-up to add to their amazing costumes.  It’s going to be…FANTASTIC!  Enjoy the show, everyone!

More photos of our Special Santa Book Delivery to our friends on South Caicos

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Jingle Jam was a jingle of fun

Santa 🎅🏻 Selfie at The Jingle Jam! What a fabulous turn out! So much festive cheer, and lovely to see all the little ones having such a jolly good time. Thank you so much to everyone that helps me to make this possible every year! 🎁

Kate Burchill

Santa delivers some special books to our friends on South.

A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated books for our Pen Pal Schools on South Caicos, Calvery Christian School and Iris Stubbs Primary School. Altogether we donated 12 big boxes of books – the kindness of our children is quite overwhelming.

Earlier today, Santa flew over to South with his two elf helpers from Year 5, Miss Laranda and PPPA rep, Kelsey, to deliver the books. Looking at the first photo we’ve seen, it certainly looks like it has been a fun time.  We look forward to seeing more photos and hearing more news about their special delivery on their return!

We decided to collect books when we were sad to hear that many of the schools’ books had been damaged by the Hurricanes.  The children looked on their own bookshelves and choose books that they had enjoyed that they thought others would too.

Thank you everyone.  Thank you Santa for taking time out of your busy pre-Christmas preparations to help us, and thank you to Sail Rock for helping us with transporting everyone, and all the boxes, over to South.

Hooray… it’s the Jingle Jam Tomorrow!

It’s the Jingle Jam tomorrow, Wednesday 6th December from 5-7pm.  Join us at Provo Primary for a parent and toddler – Kindergarten aged friendly Christmas Party – older siblings are of course welcome!

Tickets: $5 per person (under 1 yr goes free!)

Community friends are more than welcome to come along!

The evening kicks off the festive season with a toddler friendly dance party, Christmas crafts station, mulled wine, mince pies and a visit with Santa himself!  It’s the perfect opportunity for a relaxed family photo with the jolly old guy and we will have a professional photographer there to snap away – your holiday photos will be sent to you free of charge – just remember to write your email on the back of your ticket!

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Invertebrate Sketching

As part of their learning in Science this term, Year 6 have been studying classification and variation within the animal kingdom. With a specific focus on invertebrates they have been finding out all sorts of scientific information which have left them informed; and fascinated to discover more about this important element of the animal kingdom.

In order to categorize invertebrates carefully, observational skills are a must! Year 6 used this skill to even greater effect in art class, which demanded a pencil sketch of invertebrates drawn from: insects, mollusks, arachnids, crustaceans, echinoderms, Cnidarians, sponges and annelids.

Please check out some of the sketches below or visit the Year 6 classroom to see more. Examine them closely and see how they used paper space to good effect; focused in on light and dark tones using shading; and used lines and curves to give an almost realistic impression!

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Provo Primary ‘Pantastic’ Show Tickets on Sale

Years 1-6 present…

Pantastic!

Friday 8th and Saturday 9th December

6pm @ Provo Primary School.

Tickets $10 (Children 12 and under free)            

Food and drink on sale.

Buy your tickets in the school office or on IsleHelp from Monday 27th onwards.

Email info@provoprimary.com or call 333 5638 for details or to make a reservation.

Synopsis:  It’s an adventure like no other as Peter Pan whisks the intrepid Darling children off to the fantastical world of Neverland.  It’s a world of Lost Boys and villainous pirates, fearsome natives and enchanting fairies. And boy do they fight!

When Wendy and Tiger Lily are kidnapped by the pirates, can the ever-youthful Peter find a way to rally the Lost Boys, appease the angry Natives and defeat the pirates once and for all? Or will Captain Hook play his final hand!

Early Years Christmas Show Tickets on Sale

Provo Primary School’s

Toddlers, Preschool and Junior Kindergarten present…

A Medley of Jingle Bells

and Senior Kindergarten present…

A Letterland Christmas Show

Wednesday 13th December – 6pm – at Provo Primary School.

Tickets $5 (Children 12 and under free)            

Food and drink on sale.

Buy your tickets in the school office or on IsleHelp from Monday 27th onwards.  Email info@provoprimary.com or call 333 5638 for details or to make a reservation.

Synopsis: It is almost Christmas in Letterland and all the characters are getting ready for the annual Letterland Christmas Show.

Little do they know, the rascal Red Robot, has a sneaky plan up his sleeve to ruin the show.  Will the characters get their performances ready in time?  Will Clever Cat and his team be able to follow the clues and solve the mystery of the missing props?  Or will Red Robot succeed in his mission to make The Letterland Christmas Show a complete catastrophe?

See if you can spot our silly sentences and the characters trying to begin all their words with their letter.

Jingle Jam 2017!

The most highly anticipated Christmas event of the season is almost here – Jingle Jam 2017!

Wednesday 6th December from 5-7pm join us at Provo Primary for a toddler friendly Christmas Party!

Tickets: $5 per person (under 1 yr goes free!)

Open to Kindergarten and Early Years kids and parents (and kids of a similar age outside of Provo Primary – so tell your friends!)

The evening kicks off the festive season with a toddler friendly dance party, Christmas crafts station, mulled wine, mince pies and a visit with Santa himself!  It’s the perfect opportunity for a relaxed family photo with the jolly old guy and we will have a professional photographer there to snap away – your holiday photos will be sent to you free of charge – just remember to write your email on the back of your ticket!

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Golden Time – Fun Friday – ‘You know it’s all about the choice!’

Golden time took on a new spin this week for Years 2-6 with choices of activities on offer for the children to participate in.  Some children were drawn to a game of dodgeball, others to a game of Twister.  Others opted for construction play or colouring/drawing, while a group chose to have playground time and happily played on the swings together.  The emphasis was on children making their own choices on what they were interested in doing.  It was fascinating to observe the choices that different age groups made and how they all mixed and played together.  As the weeks go on, I’m sure the children will start to develop more ideas and take on more ownership of what they would like to explore during their Fun Friday session, with teachers helping to facilitate this.  It certainly was a ‘Fun Friday’.

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Heroes – Year 6 Graduation 2017 Finale!

Flamingo Wisdom – Graduation 2017

 

The flamingo is our special school emblem and we often refer to the journey of our students through the school as one from chicks to fledglings. Today, we celebrated our Year 6 achievements at our Graduation Assembly.  So as our fully-fledged Year 6 class spread their wings and take flight from our Provo Primary nest, we would like to share with them some ‘Flamingo Wisdom’, which encourages them to make good choices as they continue to soar onto greatness.

Summer Camps at Provo Primary – 2017

We are excited to share our plans for our Summer Camps this year, running throughout July. Registration is now open and you may either order online via our Isle Help App or in the school office.

We are also happy to announce that Okeanos Juice and Smoothie Bar will be offering $5 lunches for all campers, freshly prepared on the school site daily.  See the menu here.

 

 

3rd – 28th July:  Creative Construction Camp for 2-6 years olds

 

“for Little Kids with Big Ideas”

Onsite fun, games and environmental themed activities including:

  • a creative obstacle course, on our green field, in our shaded playground and in our soft play area
  • Arts, crafts and creative construction using the environment as inspiration
  • Computing, Music, rhymes and singing games
  • Becoming an Okeanos chef’s assistant and help create a healthy lunch

 

 

3rd – 14th July:  BirdSleuth for 7-13 year olds

BirdSleuth is perfect for the adventurous, environmentally conscious and scientifically minded! Off site trips will include Pirate Cove, Northwest Point National Park, Wheeland Pond, Provo Golf Club lakes and a boat tour of the mangroves or Chalk Sound*. Onsite activities will focus on the creation of bird houses (that can be fitted with cameras for future observations), bird baths and a range of practical games and challenges. To combat the summer heat, we also intend to mix in the usual opportunities to swim and work inside our air-conditioned classrooms.

We look forward to seeing you at camp!

 

 

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