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

Why Be Kind?

Today is World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day is observed annually and in 2019 is falls on 13 November.

It’s a day designated to pause and consciously reflect on times when we have been shown kindness, and think about ways in which we can treat others kindly.

What’s your favourite way to spread kindness?

It doesn’t have to be huge or showy; in fact, sometimes showing our children how little changes can make big differences is the most impactful.

Have a lovely World Kindness Day and spread smiles!

Start your day by clicking on to share a kindness story and some fun songs to sing along to.

At the end of the day, ask your children, “How were you kind today?”

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Our Fun Run fundraiser kicks off next week!

Our Fun Run fundraiser kicks off next week! We love that there will also be leadership and character lesson portion this year – the leadership theme:

GAME ON

(G – Go Getter, A – Appreciate, M – Move Forward, E – Explore, O – Others First, and N – Now What?)

will take students on an exciting journey as they learn what it takes to be a game changing leader!

Pledge sheets will be coming home next week after the pep rally assembly on Tuesday.  Please note that our donation collections will all be done online through the Anython website www.Anython.com to make the collection process easier and faster. Plus, sponsors can pledge from anywhere in the world to support our students and school!

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Our Fundraiser Fun Run is Coming Soon – Save the Date!

Families, look out for information in you email, around the school and through social media.

Heritage Day Table Displays

Classes from Kindergarten to Year 8 shared information and activities on our picnic benches in celebration of National Heritage Day – Monday 14th October and Heritage Month.  Before this Years 3-6 presented some performances on the stage.

South Caicos SFS Outreach – Marine Plants – Fall 2019

Continuing our special connection with the South Caicos School for Field Studies, a group of visiting students came with 4 activities to teach our Years 3-7 all about the question…

Why are marine plants important to coastal and open ocean habitats of the TCI?

Through games, quizzes, and presentations, together they looked closer at different coastal habitats…sandy and rocky shores, mangrove and salt ponds, seagrass meadows and coral reef.  They linked animals that lived in each habitat and learned about the invasive Sargassum algal.

It was a wonderful morning of activities, with both young and older students gaining much from the interaction.  Thank you SFS – we are so fortunate that you continue to come and visit.  We look forward to seeing you again in April with more knowledge to share.

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Today is World Food Day – Food For Thought Food Drive

This year’s theme is  “Our actions are our future. Healthy diets for a #zerohunger world”.

Our School Council have been encouraging us to donate non-perishable breakfast items for the ‘Food for Thought’ Food Drive this week.  Click here to see a list of requested items.

Please bring your items in by Friday morning as they will be picked up before the end of the school day.  Community members are also welcome to drop off donations at the school. Thank you for your kind support.

Food for Thought has been holding various events and activities during the week, which will end this Sunday with their annual brunch at Mango Reef.  Tickets are selling fast!

A Crowd of Creative Cardboard Creations

17 families enjoying an afternoon of imaginative, non-screen time, hands-on fun!

What a collection of creative cardboard creations we engineered at our Global Cardboard Challenge:  trains, houses, crocodiles, wind turbines, dinosaurs, stores, games, puffer fish, dolphins, water dispensers, carousels, balls and even Steve from Mindcraft!

A HUGE thank you to Lise and Clare for the much appreciated lemonade and popsicles; cardboard engineering certainly is hot, thirsty work!

Take a look at some photos… we hope you’ll be inspired to build something yourself!

 

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Happy National Heritage Day

Happy National Heritage Day everyone.

 

 

 

 

Today is the U.N. International Day of the Girl Child

It’s International Day of the Girl Child- a day to bring attention to girls’ rights and the challenges that they face around the world.

2019 Theme — GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable

“We need to uphold the equal rights, voices and influence of girls in our families, communities and nations. Girls can be powerful agents of change, and nothing should keep them from participating fully in all areas of life.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres

International Day of the Girl Child was set up by the United Nations – or UN as it’s often called – a worldwide organisation that brings countries together to talk about world issues. Find out more about this day here.

Provo Primary Halloween Party – 31st Oct, 2019

Great for families with young children (0-tweens) looking for a fun, relaxed, family friendly atmosphere with an organised trick or treating route, lots of games and dancing.

Come dressed in your most creative Halloween costume.

Food and drinks available.

Tickets $5, on sale at the school or on IsleHelp.

If you haven’t already, please consider volunteering. Sign-up sheets are outside the school office.

Please remember that all children will need to be supervised by an adult while at both the Trick-or-Treating and Party.

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Looking ahead to World Food Day – Video Competition

Next Wednesday is World Food Day and ‘Food for Thought’ has a video competition you may like to enter as a family.  The competition as that you use your imagination and create a video that illustrates your idea of what needs to be done to make healthy diets available for everyone and how each of us can improve our diets. Tell ‘Food for Thought’ how everyone can come together to achieve better nutrition and #ZeroHunger.

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Celebrating ‘The Week of the Child’

‘Supporting Young Learners through Imagination and Creativity’

This week (7th-11th October), across the Turks and Caicos, early years classes are celebrating the ‘Week of the Young Child’.

Take a look at the exciting activities our Early Years Unit will be joining in with here at Provo Primary School and look out for our blog showing the children in action at the end of the week…

 

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Food For Thoughts 4th Annual Sunday Brunch

Enjoy a delicious meal in a delightful setting while supporting a worthy cause.  Food for Thought is a charity that provides breakfast to hundreds of children in Turks & Caicos.

Sunday 2oth October 2019 @ Mango Reef (click on the poster for details)

Last years, the charity’s third annual Sunday Brunch fundraiser raised over $17,000 for its breakfast and food bank programmes.

Jeanne and Karen Savory (Food for Thought Co-Founders) continue to express their gratitude for all the community’s support for this event, and in general. “Providing breakfast to a few hundred students may not seem like much, but to some of the students it is really an important addition to their day. Teachers very quickly report improved attention and attendance.  We could not do it without the amazing support from the community. We are very grateful to everyone who contributes, in so many ways, to the achievements of this charity.”

World Teacher Day 2019

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – Pablo Picasso


Every single day, we can be inspired by the people who do extraordinary things to improve the world. Their everyday acts and sacrifices are truly superhuman, and in no profession is this more evident than teaching.


So this World Teachers Day join us in celebrating five superpowers of teachers. Here are some of the things teachers do that, all told, have an impact on par with superheroes.

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Today is World Smile Day

It’s World Smile Day and this is your goal…

…to make as many people as possible aware of World Smile Day and encourage smiles and acts of kindness around the world.

How will you make someone smile?

Find out more about World Smile Day here.

 

 

 

 

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Take me Tuesday and Throwback Thursday… Celebrating TCI Heritage

Throughout National Heritage Month, we will be celebrating on Social Media each Tuesday and Thursday with a host of our heritage posts that we have published over the years, along with some of our favourite videos and songs.

Enjoy sharing this celebration with us, looking out for posts reminiscing times past and highlighting the amazing heritage of our islands…

 

 

 

It’s National Heritage Month here in the TCI – 2019

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 around the island. Click on the image left to see what’s happening.

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 11th October – time to be decided.

Everyone is invited to join us as our children 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.

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.