Pineapple Paradise in the School Garden!

Mrs B’s pineapples are thriving during lockdown in the school garden.

I’m hoping for a slice of one of her infamous pineapple upside-down cakes sometime soon!

Did you know the first upside down cakes were not made with pineapple, but with other seasonal fruits like apples and cherries. The use of pineapple began in 1901 when Jim Dole established the Hawaiian Pineapple Company (now known as the Dole Company) and started to produce and market mass quantities of canned pineapple.

Click on to see some upside down cakes being made…

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“We Are Turks and Caicos… We’ll See You Soon!” says Year 2 and 4


Inspired by a recent Turks and Caicos Tourist Board destination video, ‘We are Turks and Caicos’, our Year 2 and 4 home learners became creative graphic designers and multimedia creators, designing their own promotional media offerings to promote the very best of our islands to visitors.

The original video was made in an effort to keep the destination of the Turks and Caicos Islands in the forefront of the minds of potential visitors, with the message, ‘We’ll see you soon!’   It promotes wanderlust for paradise with the use of breathtaking imagery that highlights the ‘Beautiful by Nature’ islands and its hospitable people.

Click on to see some individual videos the children made.

All in all, I think you’ll agree that our students efforts equally highlight and promote what makes the TCI such a special place to come and visit.

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Year 7 & 8 Explore Lockdown Experience in Art

Students in across the school have been busy with their continuing education at home during the current school closures.

As part of our PSHE and Personal Growth curricula, Years 7 and 8 explored their feeling and thoughts about the current lockdown through artwork.

Children shared their artwork at our assembly time, conducted through video conferencing. Despite the challenges, it was clear that our students were keen to be learning together again back at school soon. The optimism and collective support among peers is something we cannot wait to share in!

Take a look at the children’s beautiful and poignant work, which says so much about the experience of young people during this strange time! [Read more…]

Celebration Assembly – Home Learning Style – Friday 3rd April 2020

This week families have nominated all the teachers to receive ‘Stars of the Week’ certificates as part of our virtual Primary School Celebration Assembly.  What a wonderful way to end an usual spring term of learning.

Teachers have done an amazing job adjusting to distant learning through our Home Learning Programme and happy students sharing their love and appreciation for them is heartwarming to see.  Thank you everyone for all your photos and videos.

If it’s ever been true that it takes a village to raise a child, this is a moment for that village to come together, and Provo Primary and Middle School’s teachers and parents have certainly been a great team and led the way.  School may be closed but our student’s brains have been open for business as usual!

Celebration Assembly – Home Learning Style – Fri 27th March 2020

After a successful week of distant learning through our Home Learning Programme, of course we had to end the week with our usual primary school ‘Celebration Assembly’.  Congratulations to all our students, parents and teachers – through your great teamwork and hard work, learning has continued to flourish at Provo Primary School. It was lovely to celebrate this virtually, imagining we were on the school field as usual.  Thank you everyone for all your participation and for doing the best you can.

What’s one of your favourite early reading memories?

The ‘King’s Breakfast’  by ‘AA Milne’ is one of my favourite childhood poems that popped into my head just recently, as a matter of fact.  I loved hearing my parents reading this to me at bedtime. I’m not sure that I appreciated the meaning behind it at the time, but I certainly loved the rhythm and miter!  I imagine it set me off to sleep in a lullaby-like way.

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Today is World Book Day!

A day to celebrate authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) to celebrate reading across the school.

 

 

 

 

 

Education Week 2020 Remarks from our Minister for Education

MINISTERIAL STATEMENT

“As we commence a week of activities celebrating Education Week 2020, I am indeed grateful to Almighty God for all he has done for us in the Turks and Caicos Islands.  Every praise is to our God!

This week, is a time that highlights education as the path that leads to a future full of hope, promise and prosperity. The role of education is to nurture, grow and realize every child’s potential, hence this year’s theme ‘Building a Resilient and Inclusive Education System’.

A high quality education system is the heart and vision of our Government. With education being at the core of Turks and Caicos Islands’ mission for social change and development. We must continue to raise our efforts in celebrating our teachers, as teachers are the vanguards of sustained transformation.  My Ministry has made lifelong learning a priority. We are dedicated to providing all our children with good choices for life. We are resolute about our nation’s economic strength, our children’s future.

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Year 8 Field Trip to Fortis TCI

Education Week 2020 – 1st – 6th March 2020

National Education Week here in the Turks and Caicos will be observed between 1st – 6th March 2020 under the theme, “Building a Resilient and Inclusive Education System”.

Click on to see how we will be celebrating Education Week at Provo Primary and Middle School.

This year’s theme song for Education Week,  is written and performed by the Clement Howell High School Choir.

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Year 3 Safer Internet Day Activities – 2020

Safer Internet Day activities took place all across the school last week, encouraging our students to explore how they manage their online identity and safety, and how the internet shapes how they think of themselves and others.

Year 3 had fun creating paper and online avatars and made posters about being SMART online.

 

 

 

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National Spelling Bee 2020

Congratulations to our novice National Spelling Bee team. They gave it their best and made it to the 3rd round.  a great example of a ‘can do’ attitude.  Thanks Mrs Laranda for preparing and accompanying them, and parents for their support. With experience under their belt, next year here they come!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talking to your child about their online life – Safer Internet Day 2020

From Under 5s to Middle Schoolers, Safer Internet Day (Tuesday 11th) is a fantastic opportunity to have a conversation with your child about using the internet safely, responsibly and positively – we can all play a role in empowering children and young people to enjoy their time safely online!

We now see young children going online to play games, talk to family, watch videos, research topics of interest, and even learn to use voice enabled tech like Alexa and Siri to find out about their world.  Older children engage in social audiences, get news about current events and do research, purchase books, clothing, or music; or get information about health and well-being.

Many young people acknowledge the unique challenges – and benefits – of growing up in our digital age. Internet use, and the age that you should begin speaking to your child, will differ between families but essentially as children start engaging with technology and the internet these conversations can and should begin.

Click on to see some top tips for parents and carers for under fives right up to teenagers from saferinternet.org and childnet.com.

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It’s Safer Internet Day Today!

Every year children all over the world in over 140 countries participate in the event known as Safer Internet Day.  It’s a day we celebrate each year at Provo Primary and Middle School.

This year’s theme is ‘Together for a better Internet’, with a focus on online identities.  It encourages children to think about what online identity means, how they manage theirs, and how the internet shapes their view of others as well as themselves.

Through assemblies and class activities this week, we will reinforce our on-going e-safety Computing curriculum –  supporting children to use the Internet responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively and talking about what they should and should not share online. [Read more…]

Middle School Fundraising Items for Sale

Our Middle school fundraising items will be for sale in school at collection all week. All proceeds will contribute to the Y7 & Y8 field trips in the summer.

 

 

Elf Olympics – Dec 2019

Provo Primary’s talented Kindergarten, Year 1 and 2 astounded their audience with their amazing holiday productions, Elf Olympics.

Congratulations to all the children for a wonderful performance!

Here’s a short movie of photos and video highlights (photos by Chrystel Kendrew).

Catch us at the Fish Fry tonight for all your holiday gifts

Beautiful student art bags, mugs, calendars and greeting cards all ready for the Fish Fry tonight! Raising money for our field trips in Y7 & 8 this summer.

 

 

 

 

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Early Years Happy Holiday Celebrations – Christmas 2019

A few festive songs on our stage followed by some Christmas activities.  A lovely morning of celebration for our Early Years families to enjoy together.

 

Jingle Jam is rescheduled for Thursday 12th December

Postponed from last week, due to inclement weather, the Jingle Jam is rescheduled for Thursday 12th December.

We’re sure you’re looking forward to a very merry start to the Christmas season!

Starting at 4pm  – until 7pm, come along to get a photo of your little one with Santa 🎅 and yourself a little mulled wine 🍷 other activities include… a festive crafts table ~ plenty of tasty reindeer treats ~ a toddler dance party with all the best cheesy Christmas tunes! It doesn’t get any better!

Under 5 years (older siblings may attend) $5 for every attendee (those under 1yr go free!)

 

 

 

The Little Caribbean Mermaid and The Enchanted Ring – Yr 3-6 Christmas Show 2019

Provo Primary children amazed their audiences again this year with another of their incredible holiday productions.

The children at Provo Primary have been dazzling audiences with an array of talents for the past 28 years. They certainly didn’t disappoint us this year as our Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 took to the stage with their rendition of The Little Caribbean Mermaid and The Enchanted Ring. [Read more…]

Jingle Jam 2019

As you may already have heard Jingle Jam is fast approaching – our annual Early Years Christmas party is always a lovely way to kick off the festive season and a great way for parents to mingle, enjoy a mince pie and get that coveted Santa photo in a relaxed toddler friendly environment!

This year it falls on Thursday, December 5th so mark it in your calendars! Just $5 entry (under 1yr goes free) tickets on the door. 

Spread the word to friends with children under 5 years as everyone is welcome!

We can’t wait to see you there 🙂

 

 

 

Year 3 motivate our Fun Runners with their flags and cheers

Waving their positive affirmation flags, excitedly,  Year 3’s support really encouraged our Year 6, 7 and 8 students,  as they determinedly found the energy and endurance to keep going in the final laps of their Fun Run yesterday.  Here’s what Year 6 wanted to pass on back to them:

Thank you for the signs, you really motivated us.

We couldn’t have made it without you.

Thank you for putting so much thought and care into the posters.

Thank you you all for the support and energy you gave us.

Year 3’s signs really encourage us when we were about to give up.

Way to go, Year 3!  So great to see you being GAME ON leaders, motivating our older students!

When it was the Year 3’s Fun Run turn, they had lots of family and friends support too, as you’ll see in the photos below.

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It’s UN World Children’s Day Today


How would you change the world?

This United Nations World Children’s Day, we’re asking every child to tell the world how they’d change the world. Whatever issue you’re passionate about, from equality to the environment to education, World Children’s Day is the time to have your say on how you’d change the world for the better.

World Children’s Day, which is celebrated annually on 20th November, is to raise awareness of and support children’s welfare across the globe.

This year is extra special as it marks 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child – 30 years of child rights that have helped transform children’s lives around the world.

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Maths learning is fun with Mathletics!

Our Year 1 to Year 6 class are enjoying a free trial of Mathletics – an online Maths platform with interactive activities, games and challenges.  Classes are exploring this in school and login details are being sent home so that you can trial it at home too.

We have successfully used Mathletics in the past for a number of years.  It can be accessed in a web-based format on a computer or in an App (make sure you download the new app if you installed it prior to June 2019)

The QR code login is a great new addition to the app, along with the really handy off-line option. Mathletics live is a fun and interactive way to help improve  students’ maths fluency and mental maths skills. Many children love competing in Live Mathletics against one another or against children across the world – all in an internet safe way.

Download your app here and get started!

https://apps.apple.com/app/mathletics-students/id1369836502?ls=1

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mathletics

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