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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Next Week is National Youth Week – 23rd- 28th September, 2018

During National Youth Week next week, a variety of events are happening in the TCI in celebration our young people. The theme for this year is: Empowering the youth, one Island at a time; no child left behind.

Provo Primary School is looking to make a presence and would love for you to come along and help support our school and all schools on island.  Here are a couple of the events…

 

 

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Join us on Saturday for International Coastal Clean-up Day

Provo Primary and Middle School have pledged to join The Department of Environment & Coastal Resources (DECR), and its partners to support

International Coastal Clean-up Day – ‘FIGHTING FOR TRASH-FREE SEAS’

Meet at the CARIFTA Stadium Car Park on Venetian Drive or find us near this location, on Saturday 22nd September, anytime you can give between 7:00-9:00am.

Why here? Walking to the stadium for PE lessons, our Year 3-6 children have noticed a lot of rubbish on the path that they feel something needs to be done about.  So let’s clean it up and help make a difference!

 WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BRING:

  • IGA or trash bags

  • Water to drink (bring along a re-usable water bottle!)

  • A First-aid kit

  • GlovesWe have GLOVES (Donated by Mark Osmond Dental Clinic)

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Welcome to the new school year 2018-19

We are excited about the upcoming start to the new school year and the learning journeys ahead here at Provo Primary and our new Provo Middle School.  We have lots of new families joining us this year and we take this opportunity to welcome them all into our community.

Our Open Houses will be on Tuesday 4 th September, between 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

Come along to meet the teachers, see your child’s new classroom – and take a peek at our amazing new Middle School buildings – find out more about the year ahead and ask any questions you may have.

School starts Wednesday 5 th September at the 8:15 AM (Middle School – 8:30AM).

Schools Out for Summer!

Happy summer holidays to all our families.

What an eventful year we have had together – starting with turbulent hurricanes and ending in a whirlwind of celebrations and goodbyes at our Graduation/ Celebration Assembly.  It’s certainly one to remember!

We wish you all a happy summer full of new experiences and adventures together with family and friends.

And if you find yourself at a loose end or missing us… remember that we have Summer Camp starting July 2nd .

2-6-year olds Imagination Island Summer Camp 2018

7-13-year-olds Raft Building and Sea Faring Camp 2018

Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you again on Tuesday 4th September for our Open House (11:30am -1:30pm), with the 2018-19 school year starting at 8:15am on Wednesday 5th.

 

Ahoy, me Hearties! It’s the Pirate Captain’s Cuisenaire Rod Challenge!

In my role as Principal, every day I take the opportunity to step away from the office admin duties to enjoy spending time in various classes and sharing in all the learning taking place.  This week, I had the pleasure of teaching a couple of short numeracy sessions with the Year 2 class.

I chose to review and apply their understanding of number bonds/number facts to 10 and 20, using the Cuisenaire Rods. Fitting in with their’ Sea Faring’ class topic, my activities were presented in the context of the children being sailors working for a notorious Pirate Captain (who was known for expecting a hardworking crew, but who also liked to have fun along the way).  I have to say… the Captain was extremely pleased with all of the Year 2 sailors – their key number skills were impressive and fortunately no one was made to scrub the poop deck or walk the plank and feed the fish!

Take a look at some photos of the mathematical adventure we had together as we weighed anchor and hoisted the mizzen! I think the Year 2s will agree that playing and learning at the same time is fun for everyone!

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The Yearbook has Arrived!

Remember to pick up / purchase your 2017-18 Provo Primary School Yearbook.  With its beautiful hardback cover, decorated by our Year 6 students and 152 pages of wonderful photos and memories, we are sure that each opening of the book, will bring back a wealth of memories for years to come.

A HUGE thank you to our Yearbook Team, Claire, Janine and Joan.  The immense amount of time and effort that you have put into creating this is very much appreciated by all at Provo Primary and I’m sure all the children and parents.

What a lovely keepsake for children and families to enjoy.

 

 

Trike-a-thon / Triathlon

Thank you to all the children for their amazing efforts in our EY Trike-a-bike-a-scooter-thon and KS1/2 Triathlon.

It was fantastic seeing every child in the school taking part with such enthusiasm for the activities and challenges – riding, running and swimming!  Well done teachers too for organising and supervising the various stations along each route.

A HUGE thank you to all the kind family and community sponsors who have supported the children’s efforts to help raise funds for learning resources which they themselves will benefit from.  To Flamingo Park and the TCIFA for the use of the road, pool and field.  And finally, thank you to all the parents who brought bike and scooters to school and to everyone who was able to come along and encourage the children with claps and cheers.

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Raft Building & Sea Faring – Summer Camp 2018 (Ages 7-13)

2nd – 13th July

Ages 7-13, $250 per week

8:15am-12:15pm

Sign up for 2 weeks of fun:

  • Learn about the TCI’s sea faring history;
  • Discover the pirates and buccaneers who visited our shores;
  • Become a pirate or castaway, scavenging for materials and then designing and building your own raft or boat;
  • Set sail on our own boat trip to explore the islands;
  • Visit the Caicos Sloop project.

Simply click on the image above and print and complete the attached registration form. Hand it into the school office or email it to us at info@provoprimary.com.

 

Imagination Island – Summer Camp (Ages 2 to 6)

Imagination Island

(Ages 2 to 6)

2nd – 13th July

8.15am-12.00pm: $40 per day or $180 for the week

8.15am to 3.00pm: $60 per day or $280 week

 

Here is a taster of what this summer’s camp on-site fun, games will involve:

  • Become a mermaid or a pirate as we create our own island themed costumes!
  • Enjoy map making, treasure chest making and treasure hunting!
  • Will you choose to make a pirate’s ship or a mermaid’s lagoon?
  • Sea shanties will lighten the mood as we make healthy mermaid cookies and enjoy a pirate’s picnic
  • For 4 years and up… let’s pond dip for pearls and enjoy adventure days in our local surroundings!
  • Swimming/Water Play – Bring your swimwear: Tuesday and Thursday: 4-6 year olds, Wednesday: 2-4 year olds.

Simply click on the image above and print and complete the attached registration form. Hand it into the school office or email it to us at info@provoprimary.com.

 

Summer Camp – 2018

We are excited to share our plans for our Summer Camps this year for July 2nd to July 13th.

Registration is now open in the school office or via email.

2-6-year olds Imagination Island Summer Camp 2018

7-13-year-olds Raft Building and Sea Faring Camp 2018

We look forward to you joining us the for adventures ahead!

 

Oil your wheels… ‘Skate Night Disco’ is fast approaching

Roll, up, roll up… get your skates on!

 

It’s Skate Night Disco

Thursday, June 21st,

5:30 – 7:30pm

At the Graceway Sports Center.

 

Join us for food, drink, treats, music, skating and a fun “obstacle course” for our non-skaters.

‘Wheel’ see you there!

 

 

 

Provo Public Library Summer Competition

The Providenciales Public Library will once again be hosting its annual Read-a-thon from July 9-14, 2018 under the theme “Read to Succeed”. The aim of this competition is to promote the habit of reading whilst exposing the children to a wide variety of books.

Since its inception, this competition has generated a fair amount of interest among the children and so they are not expecting anything less this year. The format has undergone a slight adjustment to make it a little more interesting and no doubt the children will embrace this.

You need to be a member of the library, so if you’re not… now is the time to join!

 

 

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