Year 5’s Segregation Rap

The Year 5’s topic this half term has been ‘Space and Segregation’.  In this topic the children examine the era of space explorations and the era of expanded civil rights for racial minorities and women, both of which began at the same time in the United States of America (USA) in the 1960s.

Exploring the topic across the curriculum, the Year 5s created this rap as part of their Performing Arts Class with Mrs. Niki.  Both Mrs. Niki and the Year 5 teacher, Miss Cara, have commented on how receptive and passionate the children have been about this part of their topic. To find out more about this topic, please ask a Year 5 to share their learning with you.

Segregation is wrong
Civil rights belong
Judge me by morality
And my personality

We need equality
Let’s change the policy
Do it now
Ask me how

We’ll be together all the way
We’ll work as one
Until it’s done

MLK he marched for us
And Rosa didn’t move to the back of the bus
Now today here we stand
Black and white
Hand in hand

Written by Year 5
in their Performing Arts Class.
Feb 2019

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9 of our Soccer Superstars head to Florida representing the TCI

Wishing all the best and good luck to all nine of our Provo Primary and Middle School soccer players who are heading to the Weston Cup Tournament in Florida tomorrow as members of the TCIFA teams.

Being a small country with a small pool of players, the TCIFA rely greatly on these tournaments to assist in the development of their players. These tournaments provide an opportunity for our young players to compete at a very high level in various age group games and we fully support our students participation.

As the largest Youth Football tournament in Florida and one of the biggest in the United States, the Weston Cup is one of the premier football tournaments in the United States attracting from teams within and outside the United States. This includes teams from countries such as Brazil, Canada, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Today is Safer Internet Day – 2019 – how you will help to create a kinder online community?

Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity to talk to your family and friends about the safe, responsible and positive use of technology, and to pledge how you will help to create a kinder online community.

What we’ll be doing at school… Celebrating Safer Internet Day today, children across our primary and middle school will be taking part in lessons which aim to help young people understand how to keep themselves and others safe and happy online.  Plan to stay a few minutes at pick up today to see some of the activities they’ve been engaged in. We are also arranging for a community police person from the TCIPF to come and talk with our older students this week, as part of their countrywide online safety tour.

What you can do at home… To help you talk to your children at home about having a positive and safe time online, here is a link to some resources for parents and carers, including conversation starters, a fact-sheet, a family pledge card, videos and more!  Or simply try helping your children develop four critical skills – the 4Rs of online safety:

  • Respect– I treat myself and others the way I like to be treated
  • Responsibility – I am accountable for my actions and I take a stand when I feel something is wrong
  • Reasoning – I question what is real
  • Resilience – I get back up from tough situations

Latest research – Giving and receiving consent in an online context… For Safer Internet Day 2019, the UK Safer Internet Centre has launched a report into young people’s experiences of asking for, giving and receiving consent in an online context.  Read a quick summary of the research here. [Read more…]

World Wetland Day 2019 – Saturday 2nd Feb

Every year, on the 2nd of February, we celebrate World Wetlands Day (WWD).

The DECR would like to invite you to celebrate the 6th annual Turks & Caicos Islands, World Wetlands Day clean-up initiatives,  on Saturday, 2 February, from 07:30 – 09:00am at Wheeland Pond, Blue Hills, Providenciales.

Please take this opportunity to get involved in our local community, to learn about the importance of wetlands and what we can do to protect them in the fight against climate change!

Wetlands are often an undervalued natural resource; however, they are important buffers against the impacts of climate change for a number of reasons.  Watch this video and read on to find out why it’s so fitting for us here in the TCI to recognise this day:

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After-school Clubs – Jan to April 2019

Provo Primary and Middle School after school clubs commence on Monday 14th January.  We are pleased to be introducing a range of new and  previously popular experiences:

Bento Bonanza (Mondays – Yrs 3/4/5/6/7 – Miss Claire Marie)

Ever wondered how to make a Bento Box? Come and join this Japanese themed club. Explore all aspects of Japanese graphic art and skills, creating your own Kawaii piece of graphic art; making origami decorations and gifts; and learning various Bento box and sushi making skills.

Steel Drums (Tuesdays – Yrs 5/6/7 – Ms. Alison)

Join the Steel Band, and learn to play the drums and to read basic music notation.

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Happy New Year and welcome to 2019!

Happy New Year to all our students, families, teachers (past and present) and to our many community friends. Wishing you all the best in 2019!

A new year to continue to grow together with new adventures and opportunities, new things to inspire, explore and discover; new perspectives and greater awareness; new fun to have and new memories to be made.We look forward to making 2019 a successful year together!
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning”. – Albert Einstein.

Happy Holidays from all at Provo Primary and Middle School

Best wishes to all of our children, parents and community friends.

The holiday spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving.  We hope you enjoy your time with those you care for, doing the things you love to do and that this brings happiness that you pass on to all you meet.

“Above all, bring peace to the Earth by bringing peace to all those whose lives you touch… be peace… be a gift to everyone who enters your life, and to everyone whose life you enter.” Neale Donald Walsch

Happy Holidays!

Santa visits bringing gifts of books for all

A HUGE thank you to the fire service for once again bringing Santa to our school, laden with sacks of books for all the children throughout the school.  What a joy to see the smiles on all the children’s faces as each received their gift and got their own special time to sit and chat with Santa.  A lovely way to bring an end to our busy term.

Thank you, Santa!

A big thank you to our elf helpers, including many of our alumni students, to the PPPA for our Turkberry treat and to our Year 3 parents for the much appreciated morning coffee and goodies

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.