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

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…]

Year 8 Physics: Transfers of Energy demonstrations


So, as it turns out, it’s hard to imagine what elastic potential energy is. It’s hard to know when gravitational potential energy has given way to kinetic energy. And it’s even harder to conceptualise how these energies are transferred between objects all around us, all the time, everywhere we look! As one student put it, “physics is confusing!”

However, by conducting hands-on demonstrations of difficult concepts it is much easier to build understanding. No amount of diagrams or book-based explanations could replace the understanding that emerges from experience, experimentation and practical examples.

And so, with this in mind, Year 8 have set about conducting a range of experiments that demonstrate energy transfers. We wanted to share our experiment from this week with you.

Inspired by the wonder of a Newton’s Cradle in class, Year 8 set about observing the transfers of energy that occur in falling and colliding objects. Take a look at our video to see our amazing results and see how this helps us to observe transfers of energy in action.

Suddenly, by looking at a slow motion video of a basketball bouncing, it is quite easy to see, describe and explain the transfer of elastic potential energy into kinetic energy.

 

Mindful Walks and Drawing both bring a sense of Perspective.

Y5 have been enjoying mindful walks and pauses alongside the canal when we need to refocus and re-energise. As part of a set drawing skills lessons we have also been thinking about how to incorporate perspective and three dimensional aspects. The children have found that they can do things that they didn’t believe they could as well as finding the whole process very relaxing.

 

 

 

 

My Rock … Year 3’s Performance Poetry


Check out Year 3’s thoughtful and beautifully written ‘Rock Poems’.
We have rocks that remind of us outer space, deserts and oceans full of bubbles. We have rocks that tell us that they love fluffy things! We have rocks that make us feel happy on the inside and amazing on the outside. We even have rocks that feel smooth like ice-cream – yum!
Well done Year 3. I just loved listening to all of you read these uniquely precious poems to us all; they are truly FABULOUS! [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 🙂

 

 

 

Celebrations in Year 1

This half term Year 1 have put their party hats on and started learning about many of the festivities and celebrations that take place around the globe. Our Year 1s are having a bundle of fun in our role play corner that has been set up to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali this week. We have been mindfully creating Rangoli patterns and carefully writing party invitations in Literacy to celebrate the festival of light and prosperity.

 

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A Firework Frenzy in SK

Do you Remember, remember the 5th November?

The SK children learned a little bit about what is special about this date before our Bonfire Night party at Bay Bistro. We talked about how to stay safe by not going near the fire and standing back to watch the fireworks. We talked about how fireworks are used to celebrate other festivals and events such as Diwali – the festival of light, 4th July, the start of a New Year in many countries, weddings and even special birthdays.

The children thought about all the warm colours that they would see in the bonfire and they used these colours to create a wonderful display of red, orange and yellow stripy paintings. It really brightens our classroom up and makes us feel happy.

We then focused on the beautiful firework display that goes along with the bonfire.

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National Heritage Month: Provo Middle School head to the field to study our Islands’ heritage.

National Heritage month is always a busy one at Provo Middle School. We believe it is important to see and experience the varied remains of our Islands’ heritage in order to appreciate the past. This year, students in our Year 7 and 8 classes set out on a number of field trips linked to their learning on the Turks and Caicos Islands’ salt and cotton industries.

Year 7 first visited the national museum to understand the significance of the Salt Industry, which operated here for around 300 years.

The success and importance of this industry led to population growth on the islands, as well as creating tension between neighbouring islands who wanted to gain control of this profitable export. We learned how the Turks Islands were perfect for the production of natural salt, produced through solar evaporation, direct from our oceans.

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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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Middle School Film Festival video catches the eye of judges!

Providenciales Middle School recently enjoyed producing video entries for this past weekend’s inaugural International Film Festival High School competition.

We congratulate all students for their creative entries and powerful poetry, set to film, that they produced. We were especially proud that one of our student projects was chosen to receive an Honorable Mention in the competition, with the happy child picking up a cool $100 prize!

Our project brought the International Film Festival’s theme, Oceans and Environment, to life by giving nature a voice. Children wrote poetically from the point of view of Mother Nature, speaking about the challenges that face our planet with particular reference to human activity.

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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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Poppy Day 2019 – What does peace mean?

On 11th November, Remembrance Day, we talked about remembering, showing respect and honouring the brave people who have helped to keep us safe and have made where we live the safe and peaceful place that it is today. We all deserve to live in peace.

We wondered…  what does peace mean?

Peace is when you smile at someone and make the world a tiny bit brighter
Peace is when you hear a baby laugh, or give a hug to the hurt.
— Excerpt from a poem by 10-year-old Amaya M from Winnipeg

One way to show respect on Remembrance Day, or Poppy Day, as we sometimes call it, is to wear a poppy to show respect and remember soldiers and other people who have helped us in our lives.

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Tarsia Puzzles in Year 6

In Year 6 we have started our new fractions topic in Maths. This week we have been working on equivalent fractions, simplifying fractions and problem solving.

On Wednesday, Miss Iman challenged us to a tarsia puzzle; with collaboration and communication we were all able to solve it!

 

 

 

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Bonfire Night at Bay Bistro- Provo Primary’s 9th year!

The Flamingo class had a fun filled evening celebrating Bonfire Night at Bay Bistro. This was a wonderful end to a week’s learning in school about this true, macabre story and we would like to express our thanks to Clive Whent for hosting this event.

For a couple of children, this was their first ever bonfire night and they will have happy memories for many years to come. There were some surprise firecrackers hiding inside Clive’s Guy who towered above the Y4’s Stuart version.

The class researched previous Guy Fawkes effigies before deciding to make a life-size model of their own. Each child contributed to a part of his body or clothing and donations came from home, the garden, other teachers and even the Salvation Army!

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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.