Its all about the Senses in JK!

This term J.K. have been exploring the 5 senses.

Have a look at our pictures and guess which sense the children are using as they explore…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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We’re on The Move T.C.I…Let Move!

With memories of the summer holidays still fresh in the Preschool children’s heads, we have spent the first few weeks of term talking about the places and people they visited and how they got there – plane, train, automobile, boat or bike!

We were amazed that some of the children were able to recall where their travels had taken them and a little of what they saw or did over the summer.

 

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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…]

Estimation and Equivalents Exploration

There has been some interesting ‘I wonder’ and ‘I notice’ moments experienced during last week’s Numeracy lessons in Year 3. One of the tasks was to ‘estimate’ how many cubes or lollypop sticks were in a given pile. As the piles became bigger, we soon discovered how much easier it was to begin placing the objects into groups of either 2, 5 or 10, finally counting them using our times-tables knowledge – hurrah!  Our counts became much quicker and far more accurate; we certainly got better and better at both estimating and counting!

The class were also given the Cuisenaire Rods with some problem cards. The cards asked them to find out ‘how many different ways’ they could create the same length. They re-discovered that the numbers could be made using lots of different colour combinations – hence they could be made using different number combinations. After some discussion and sharing of findings, some of the children noticed that these patterns could also be related to the different ways of making even bigger numbers, especially when looking carefully at the value of each digit.

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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.

School Council 2018-19

A warm welcome to our new School Council. Congratulations for being chosen to represent your classes and your school. Thank you to ALL the students who put themselves forward for election. Every teacher commented on how well you represented yourselves, you should be very proud of having the courage and enthusiasm to have ‘had a go’! Well done!

In our first meetings, we have already been busy talking about adjusting the playtime schedule as well as revisiting and reminding us all about trying to use metal and reusable cutlery and NO to STRAWS! We have also been talking about more ways in which we can keep our school environment cleaner and more litter free. Any ideas – please let your Councillor know.

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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.

Happy 50th Birthday Letterland!


As lots of you know, Year 1 LOOOOOOOOVE Letterland!  We have embraced EVERYTHING Letterland…including our Christmas Show last year.  In case you didn’t hear about it, we performed a story about how Red Robot tried to ruin the Letterland Christmas show by stealing all the character’s props!

The Year 1’s continue to talk about the Christmas Show, often referring to the letter they played and the costumes they wore.  Sooooooo, when we heard it was Letterland’s 50th birthday, we knew we had to join in the celebrations.

People all over the world have been invited to send in videos of themselves singing ‘Happy Birthday’…well…we thought it would be lovely to go down to Grace Bay Beach here in the Turks and Caicos and do a little performance.  What could be better than the backdrop of the Number 1 beach in the world*?

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Life cycles of our favourite Year 5 animals…

Year 5 have been learning all about life cycles in science so far this term. We have investigated our own life cycles and then went on to research all about the different life cycles of species of plants and animals we are interested in. From bluebirds to mountain lions to ocelots; we have learnt a lot about the differences in how we are born, reared and our lifespans. We also explored a plant’s journey and drew some wonderful scientific diagrams of this process. We are now researching what makes a mammal different to an amphibian or a reptile or a plant and how we classify these.

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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

Provo Primary parents claim silverware!

Providenciales Primary & Middle School recently competed in the TCIFA’s 7v7 Corporate Challenge, supporting youth soccer in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and were proud to claim the runner-up trophy.

Yet, this was a team with a difference. Instead of parents cheering on their children, this event gave our Provo Primary parents and friends a chance to run out and compete!

The team fought hard in a series of tight games through hot summer weather, tight group games, penalty shoot outs and extra time, eventually claiming a spot in the final against the TCI Police Force. Despite our eventual defeat, it proved to be a wonderful morning of fun, camaraderie and effort.

Many thanks to the Provo Primary parents and friends who signed up for the event – we look forward to going one step further in next year’s competition!

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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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