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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SK are the Groovy Gecko Class

The Senior Kindergarten children in the Gecko class are

Groovy,

Enthusiastic,

Clever,

Kind and

Oh, so cool!

We love being called the Gecko Class because…

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Happy National Heritage Day

Happy National Heritage Day everyone.

 

 

 

 

Come Cheer on our Active Athletes at our KS2 Sports Day next week

Our Years 3-6 children are actively sharpening their athletic prowess in preparation for our annual KS2 Sports Day.  Parents are encouraged to come cheer on their children and see what they have learned over the past five weeks of P.E.

This day culminates the track and field sessions where children have improved their skills in Sprinting, Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump, Javelin, Discus, Shot Put, and Relay. Out of these events, students have made their choice of three events to take part in on Sports Day.

Sports Day will end with a final relay. There will be four teams for relay made of one person from each year-group. It will be an event not to miss! Please come and join us at the National Stadium from 8:45 – 10:15am.

‘Turtley’ Triumphant Times Yr 5 Turtle Class

Y5 kicked off the year with all sorts of work based on their class animal, the sea turtle. For example, in Art and design, they created an impressive, large collaborative drawing of a sea turtle which they all agreed would have been too difficult to do alone. So how did they do it I hear you ask.
Well, a small picture of a turtle was divided into 16 parts. Each child was given one of those small parts to try to draw accurately but it wasn’t that simple as the piece of paper they were drawing on was a lot bigger than the drawing they’d been given so they had to scale it up. They also had to liaise with other children to make sure their part matched the other parts of the turtle and joined in the correct places. They did brilliantly. In fact, you might say it was a turtle success!

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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.

Germination Animation in Year 8!

Year 8 recently began some tricky learning about the processes of seed germination. How could we possibly tell a cotyledon from a plumule?! Or remember which is the hypocotyl and which is the epicotyl? We looked at seed diagrams at first, but they didn’t really help us to appreciate or imagine how the process of germination really works.

Time to get our hands dirty in biology!

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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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Dive and delve deep into our Year 1 Dolphin Classroom

Our Year 1 Dolphins have been ‘dolphin dancing’ their way through the beginning of term learning all about their class animal through story, dance and crafty activities.

Our buzz word has been all things ‘Brains’ where we have been learning about mindfulness in our brains and bodies. Ask any of our Year 1s about the benefits of using our Pre Frontal Cortex and R.A.S. system and they will be sure to keep you informed.

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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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Year 6 have the Vision to See… Believe… and Achieve!

Over the past few weeks in Year 6, we have been creating our own vision boards. A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of on which you display images and words that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life.
Here are a few statements from the children in Iguana class about their understanding of visions boards and their purpose:

  • Vision boards display what we hope to achieve in our futures. 
  • Our goals and targets are colourfully illustrated on paper or as 3D models.
  • We all hope that one day, in the near or far future, we will be able to think how much we have achieved and how our vision boards helped us.
  • The reason why we created vision boards is to show what we envision ourselves achieving.
  • We made them to showcase what we are going to accomplish. 

In Year 6, we really hope that these vision boards allow us to take our ideas and goals to the next level by seeing exactly what it is that we want to achieve.
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Flamingos go free in fridge/freezer land!

The Y4s Flamingo Class had an amazing trip to the IGA on Wednesday to learn all about how the supermarket keeps food fresh.
They had an extensive tour of the various  departments including food preparation, weighing, pricing and storage.
They learnt how fridges, freezers and ovens keep food at particular temperatures and they loved experiencing ‘Alaska’ (the minus 35 degree freezer)!

In class on Friday, the Flamingos each wrote a ‘thank you’ letter to Mr Burns for arranging the visit.

 

 

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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Who knew that something so simple could become such a superpower?

Each year, watching this inspirational video resonates powerfully with our students.

Our Year 2 class have just watched it for the first time and it has been a really effective way to help them understand what mindfulness means. The video has become the catalyst for Personal, Health, Social and Economic Education (PHSE) discussions and helped the children begin to understand and manage their emotions as they learn and play together. When they remember to ‘just breathe’, they can find the clarity to calmly solve problems, resolve conflicts, find compromise and build resilience. 

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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.