Healthy Reefs Need Sharks!

shark-talk-mar-2015-3Years 5 and 6 were extremely fortunate to attend Brayton Hall and listen to a talk delivered by Rob Stewart. Rob Stewart is an enthusiastic advocate for sharks and the maker of the documentary film ‘Sharkwater’.

Feedback from students indicated the following:

‘A great way to show how children can be advocates for something in which they believe in.’

‘A well-prepared talk which was easy to follow and understand.’

‘Rob was clearly passionate about sharks and extremely knowledgeable about them.’

Following this, our Year 2-4s were also able to join in as Rob was able to squeeze in a time to come to the school and talk to them too – thank you Ali for arranging this.

Community members are invited to a public screening of ‘Sharkwater’ Saturday evening – see details here.

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Wonderful Whale Awareness with SFS

sfs-students-mar-2015 (8)The whole of Key Stage 2 were recently lucky enough to have a second visit from the wonderful team at School for Field Studies (SFS) in South Caicos. This was a new group of students who have just began their time studying here.

As it was nearing the end of the whale migration season here in TCI, the students dedicated all their activities to educational information on them. The knowledge they had, along with the dynamic and entertaining way they delivered it to the children, was wonderful.

All our children loved the morning and didn’t want the students to leave. It was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about our wildlife here in the TCI, while also having the chance to interact with a different age group and learn about their studies.

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Toddlers visit the Local Farm

t-farm-trip-mar-2015 (3)The toddler class embarked on their first field trip to Turner Farm. Farmer Liz greeted us and took us to see the rabbits. There we got to feed them carrots. Some of the rabbits were quite impatient and took the entire carrot from us! We opened the cage and found a surprise – bunnies! They were so cute and little.

 

 

 

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‘Hideaway’ with Provo Performing Arts School

It’s so amazing to see so many of our Provo Primary Students performing in this amazing video – both past and present – all linked together and connected through dance. A true combination of talent, enthusiasm, hard work and dedication.  Well done, everyone!  I am thoroughly looking forward to your ‘Summer Showcase’ performance – Miss Sian.

Are you inspired to dance?  Provo Performing Arts School invite you to read on to learn how this video came about, and to see details on how you can sign up for their new dance sessions starting in Monday 20th April.  See the full programme details here.  You’ll need to sign up by 3rd April if you want to participate in the ‘Summer Showcase’.

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Shark Conservation Poster Winners

shark-poster-winners-mar-2015What an amazing level of participation – a total of 63 students, from Year 1 right through to year 6, entered the Amanyara Nature and Discovery Centre’s Shark Conservation Awareness Poster competition last week.  The message was clear on every child’s poster - sharks are important to the marine ecosystem and we need to protect them, both here in the TCI and globally!

We were extremely impressed by the high standard of research, aesthetic presentation skills and the phenomenal level of creativity that went into each poster’s design.  Recognition of the time and effort that each child had put into their poster was celebrated in a special assembly on Wednesday and each child received a special certificate – well done, everyone!  All of the posters were displayed around the school and, at the end of the assembly, we all got the opportunity to view them together.

All the posters will be displayed at the Rob Stewart Sharkwater Talk and Screening event at Brayton Hall this Saturday and also at the Turk and Caicos Reef Fund Cocktail Party fundraiser on Wednesday at Provo Golf Club – we hope to see you there at either or both events.  Our Year 5 and 6 students have been invited to a special Sharkwater school presentation this Thursday.

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Next Week is World Osprey Week

wow-2015-logoNext week is World Osprey Week and we are reminded of our dedicated week of learning connected with this last year.   Please take the opportunity to go out with your family to observe our local ospreys over this week and continue to promote the conservation of these majestic birds who live amongst us here in the TCI.  There are a number of osprey nests to visit – at The Bight Children’s Park, in Grace Bay, Leeward and at South Bluff.

If you would like to reminisce on the activities we did last year at school then  please take a look through our blog posts.  You can also find out about WOW 2015 at www.ospreys.org.uk  and follow interactive maps that track ospreys as they migrate around the world.

This year, our local week study will focus on Sharks.  This will take place next term during 20th-24th April.

 

Tickets on Sale for our Family Evening of Fun

school-scholarship-fundraiser-2015-1Join us on Saturday 21st March for an evening of family fun, and support us in raising funds for our scholarship programme.

Enjoy live music with Pat Riel, view children’s art, bounce on our bouncy castle and play family games together.

Door Tickets are $15 per Person or $50 per Family (Mexican buffet included) Cash Bar.

Raffle Tickets $10 (Currently on sale) Prizes include: One Night stay at Parrot Cay, Two night stay at Villa Del Mar, Dinner for 2 at Beach House, Gansevoort, Blue Haven, Blue, Big Blue and Hemingway Gift Vouchers.

Scholarship Pledge Prize: Make a pledge to enter the chance to win a cruise on Addenda, a 40ft Hinckley Luxury Cruiser, for up to 8 guests.

All proceeds will benefit Provo Primary’s Scholarship Fund.   

A Family Evening of Fun

scholarship-family-fun-mar-2015Join us on Saturday 21st March for an evening of family fun, and support us in raising funds for our scholarship programme.

Enjoy live music with Pat Riel, view children’s art, bounce on our bouncy castle and play family games together.

Door Tickets are $15 per Person or $50 per Family (Mexican buffet included) Cash Bar.

Raffle Tickets $10 (Currently on sale) Prizes include: One Night stay at Parrot Cay, Two night stay at Villa Del Mar, Dinner for 2 at Beach House, Gansevoort, Blue Haven, Blue, Big Blue and Hemingway Gift Vouchers.

Scholarship Pledge Prize: Make a pledge to enter the chance to win a cruise on Addenda, a 40ft Hinckley Luxury Cruiser, for up to 8 guests.

All proceeds will benefit Provo Primary’s Scholarship Fund.   

BWI Collegiate Students entertain us with their Storytelling

collegiate-storytelling-march-2015 (6)On the day before World Book Day, we were lucky enough to have a visit from 19 Year 9 students from British West Indies Collegiate. The whole of Key Stages 1 and 2 were treated to three different dramatic performances carried out by the students. Head of English at the Collegiate, Miss Tessa Rankin, explained that the pupils had used traditional fairy tales as their starting point, but had chosen to intertwine different tales in their own completely independent and individual ways. Each group performed in costume to Years 1 & 2, 3 & 4 and 5 & 6.

The plays were written entirely by the students and were a true delight to watch. Not only were the students incredibly brave to come to a different school and perform, they were also extremely witty and dramatic. Great budding thespians!

 

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PTA Beach Day Fun!

pta-beach-fun-day-mar-2015Come and join in the fun at our family beach day with the Sailing Club at The Bight Beach Park on Sunday 8th March from 3-6PM.  The Sailing Club activities will start from 1PM.

Meet new friends as you relax and mingle, dig in the sand and splash in the waves. Feeling energetic? Then why not join in with the Sailing Club family activities and work up  an appetite and thirst for their BBQ and refreshments playing volleyball, sailing and displaying your strength in the Tug’O’War!

An afternoon of opportunities to relax, enjoy team building activities and to have lots of family fun; a winning combination.

We hope to see you there!

 

Inviting friends to help bring History alive!

int-school-ed-week-mar-2015 (3)Our Year 5 and 6 School Councils Reps were lucky enough to attend a special Education Week ‘Living History’ activity afternoon at another local school yesterday.

Our visit was both  informative and entertaining; a fun afternoon of learning – that truly brought our TCI history and culture to life!

Through this blog post we hope that teachers, classes and families will share in our experiences.  The children also hope to report back to all of our students about their visit in an assembly time, too.

Our thanks to the staff and students of the International School of the Turks and Caicos who gave us such a warm welcome.

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TCI National Education Week, 2015

tci-crestThe Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Library Services cordially invites the general public to celebrate this year’s Education Week: March 1st -6th, under the theme “Unite for Quality Education: Better Education for a Better World”.

This year’s theme song for Education Week 2015 is written by Clement Howell High School Music Department and performed by the staff and students of the schools.

 

Education Week was established more than 26 years ago to call attention to the importance of education and to showcase the talents of TCI teachers and students.

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Design a Poster – Why should we care about sharks?

tci-sharks-mar-2015Did you know that sharks are an important top predator in the ocean and keep the ecosystem in balance? During the week of March 26-29th, 2015 Rob Stewart: director, photographer, and conservationist will be making a special trip to TCI and our older students will have the opportunity to hear him talk about why we should care about sharks? Rob is an active shark advocate. He participates in many global shark conservation campaigns and will be here in TCI to increase education and awareness about the importance of sharks in our environment.

Today in our KS2 assembly, the students were introduced a special poster competition linked to Rob’s visit.  It aims to be a way for students to express their knowledge and love for sharks.  Entries need to be in by next Friday (13th March). 5 posters from our school collection will be chosen by teachers to be entered. Students of winning posters in the overal competition will receive some shark goodies.  They will also be given tickets to Rob’s Community Presentation, at which their poster will be displayed.

Continue reading to see more information about the poster competition and Rob’s Community Shark Presentation that we hope you will be able to attend.

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PTA Newsletter

pta-logoHello Mums and Dads!

A huge thanks to everyone that donated baked goodies, helped with selling and most importantly munched up all our Valentine’s treats last Friday – the Bake Sale was a huge success and raised a whopping $465 for the PTA. Well done!

Read on to learn more about our up-coming Family Skate Night and events planned for March during Education Week.

 

 

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Today is Safer Internet Day—“Let’s create a better Internet together”

safer-internet-day-2015Safer Internet Day is organised in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world. Today is the official day this year, but as this is during our mid-term, we will recognise it on our return tomorrow, and through the rest of the week, with a variety of class and mixed-class activities.  Read on to find out more about how you as a parents can support your child to use the Internet safely and positively.

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PTA Yard Sale 7th February

pta-yard-sale-feb-2015Mark your calendars!

The next PTA Yard Sale is scheduled for Saturday February 7th – if you would like to host a table please let me know. Each table is $25 and we are requesting pre-payment in order to avoid no-shows!

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After-School Clubs, Spring 2015

school-club-imageWe have  new and exciting after-school clubs to enjoy this term, alongside some returning popular ones.  Feeling sporty?  Then how about our ‘TAG Rugby’ or ‘Team Awesome’ clubs.  Find out more about our ‘Check Mate’ club and learn to play chess or develop your strategic moves, or take a closer look at our science based ‘Under the Microscope’ club.  French, Steel Band and Homework clubs will continue – new members welcome.  For our younger members  we also have a delicious ‘Edible Treats’ cooking club and our popular ‘Bit of Everything’ club is back.

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Provo Performing Arts School Springs into Action!

provo-performing-arts-school- inspired, dedicated classes for girls and boys – building confident and creative individuals – 

Following on from our Provo Primary After-school Club Programme we are pleased to announce that our affiliated Provo Performing Arts School Programme will be commencing this term.  We hope that together we offer a wide range of activities that will encourage our children active, learning and having fun.  Community members are also welcome to join.

Classes will start on Monday January 12th at Provo Primary School.  In order to manage class sizes, we are not offering drop in rates. Pre-registration is essential.

Please click on our timetable with class descriptions and information. I am also attaching the registration form which can be returned to me by arrangement, or can be dropped into the box at Provo Primary School Admin Office during term time, Monday through Friday between 8am and 4pm.

Best wishes from,
Niki Fowers

Provo Performing Arts School (Affiliated with Provo Primary)

Keeping cool and protected under our new shade

shade-jan-2014What a wonderful surprise for the start of our new term – the shade is up!

Having shade over this much loved, but rather hot area will be greatly appreciated by children, teachers and parents alike.

Under the cool of the shade, protected from the sun, this expansive area will now be able to be utilised much more throughout the school day by all of the classes, for a variety of activities.   How fortunate we are!

This has been an immense task and we would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone involved along the way…. Allie Guest Franck, Natalie Zaidan and Haley Weldon, Peter Karagan, Roland at Tibor’s, David Doherty and Jose Ovando.

Both the grass and the shade are PTA funded and installed ventures and would not have been possible without donations of funds, expertise, time and labour from our PTA members and community supporters.  THANK YOU from all of us at Provo Primary.

Toy Drive – Bringing smiles to those in need.

toy-drive-2014Thank you everyone for your kind donations of toys.

Our School Council Reps presented them to Captain Miller, from the Salvation Army, who will help to distribute them to children in the community this Christmas.

How wonderful to pass on smiles and happiness.  The spirit of giving is such a lovely feeling, especially when we imagine the smiles on the children’s faces as they open their gifts on Christmas Day.

Jingle Jam Christmas Fun for the Young Ones

Christmas-Tots-Party-dec-2014Wednesday 3rd December 4:30-6:30PM on the stage at Provo Primary.

Toddler disco, mulled wine, mince pies, games and Santa appearance.

Tickets are available Monday morning in the school entrance and open to everyone with children 5 years and under (older brothers and sisters can come along too!)

Join us for a festive early evening.

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets available on Monday for our Early Years Show – Snowman at Sunset!

snowman-at-sunset-2014-posterOur Early Years classes from Toddlers to Kindergarten are excited to present their Christmas Show – Snowman at Sunset!

Everyone loves making snowmen, but what happens when there isn’t enough snow? Snowman at Sunset is a delightful Christmas musical with irresistibly catchy songs, containing a valuable message about the importance of teamwork.

Come and see our youngest children dazzle under the lights on our stage.

Tickets will be available in the school walkway from Monday onwards.  Community members welcome – pop down to Provo Primary, email info@provoprimary.com, or call 441 5638 to reserve your tickets.

 

Tickets available on Monday for our Panto – Aladdin!

aladdin-trouble-LARGE-webYears 1 to 6 are excited to present their panto this year, Aladdin Trouble!

A star-filled show you certainly won’t want to miss!

Tickets will be available in the school walkway from Monday onwards.  Community members welcome – pop down to Provo Primary, email info@provoprimary.com, or call 441 5638 to reserve your tickets.

Set within the context of the 1001 Arabian Nights from which the story originates, this panto-style version of Aladdin contains all the traditional elements and characters, alongside a whole host of less conventional ones!

The story begins in the bustling and spice-fragranced Eastern Streets, encountering dancers, musicians and pick pockets through the lively rhythms of our opening number In The Market Place.  Here we meet the hero of our panto…

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Wear Blue for Dress Down Day!

wear-blue-nov-2014It’s Dress Down Day this Friday (The last Friday of the month in School) and this month’s theme is ‘wear blue

In honour of World Diabetes Day, which was officially on 14th November, the Turks & Caicos Islands Diabetic Association is reaching out to schools to help raise awareness with a wear BLUE day.

Last month’s Dress Down Day raised $72, in support of breast cancer.  Representatives from our school council with present cheques to both the Turks and Caicos Cancer Society and Diabetic Association later this month.

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Kindergarten will Remember, Remember the 5th November!

k-bonfire-night-nov-2014 (11)The week following Halloween was an exciting and busy one in the Gecko Classroom! Children learned about and prepared to participate in the school’s Bonfire Night celebrations on Wednesday 5th November.

As part of our topic Why are we all so different? we have been taking all opportunities to find out about and enjoy different festivals and celebrations from around the world. Learning about the history and the present day traditions of Guy Fawkes Night led to many questions and gave us lots to explore!

Children learned about safety around a bonfire and created firework art from glitter paints. As part of our Shapes project in maths we all tried to re-create firework displays by combining colour and shape.   As the children created their work, they explained what they were imagining and thinking about.

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