Middle School Official Opening Ceremony and Open House

We would like to thank all of you who were able to attend our Middle School Official Opening Ceremony and Open House last Monday; it was wonderful to see so much interest and support.

For those of you unable to attend, the evening opened with Ms. Alison welcoming Honorable Malcolm, Minister of Education and Mr. Bowen, Education Officer for Private Schools and other guests, including parents and children of Provo Primary and Middle School.

She went on to talk about her commitment to offering a Middle School Educational learning experience like Provo Primary, that was meaningful, fun, and a place where children felt inspired to learn, where individual passions and talents were recognized, and where children were encouraged to express themselves in creative and imaginative ways.

“With the emergence of Artificial Intelligence, we need to be challenging the next generation of children to question, problem solve and think creatively. Above all, children need to be compassionate and caring and learn to work collaboratively, if they are to begin to solve larger world problems.” [Read more…]

Happy World Kindness Day

In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

November 13 is World Kindness Day. It is a day dedicated to promoting and celebrating kindness in all the different ways we can.  It’s a reminder to show one another how much we care.

Reflect on the kindness you have experienced in your life and what that has meant to you, or how it has shaped you. How will you pay that kindness forward?

You may like to share these 2 story videos below with your children about kindness and happiness… 

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Save the Date: Jingle Jam 2018!

Our Provo Primary Early Years families are hosting their annual Christmas Jingle Jam Disco Party for children 5 years and under and their families and friends.

Wednesday 5th December between 5 and 7 pm @ Provo Primary School. 

A wonderful evening for little ones with festive music and dancing, Christmas themes games and crafts, family photo opportunities with Santa and mulled wine, festive treats and mince pies!

All community families are welcome come and join the fun!
 
All funds raised go towards our Early Years Programme.

 

Providenciales Middle School Open Evening & Official Opening:

Providenciales Middle School Open Evening & Official Opening:

Monday 12th November, 5:30 – 6:30pm

Please join us on Monday evening as we celebrate the opening of our new school!

We are delighted to invite you to share an evening with staff, parents and students of Provo Middle School.

Come along to hear about our Year 7, 8 & 9 provision, tour our purpose-built facility and hear from our students and parents about life and learning at Provo Middle School.

We look forward to welcoming you and hope to share our educational vision with you.  You might also like to learn more on our website.

Warm regards,

Ms. Alison & Mr. Toby

 

‘Throw-back Thursday’ and Tourism Environmental Awareness Month

With the launch of November as Tourism Environmental Awareness Month, under the theme: “Tourism is Key… It Starts with ME,” ‘Throw back Thursday’ takes us back 6 years to November 2012.  Our then Year 4s felt that the issue of littering on our beaches was an environmental and tourist-impacting pollution that they all felt strongly about – so much so in fact, that they set about creating some protest photography to raise awareness on the subject.  Read their story here.

How do our Year 4 photographs make you feel?

Litter education has positive effects on changing student attitudes and behaviours toward littering because it instills a positive cultural value and norm for how we treat our environment. (Hartley et al., 2015, Oliver et al., 1985).

Reflecting on the many, many environmental activities over the years that we have engaged in here at Provo Primary School,  it would be interesting to hear how those same children, now 14 and 15 years old, feel about this subject today, along with our countless other Provo Primary alumni.

How has this education, alongside family values, for example, impacted their attitudes and behaviours towards littering today? And what of others growing up in the TCI who have been a part of similar programmes.

What do our youth and young people think about littering and how do they feel it affects tourism?

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Thank you for making our Halloween party so fa-boo-lous!

What a spook-tacular Trick or Treat and Halloween party we enjoyed last night at Provo Primary and Middle School. A wonderful community event with families from across the island dressing up and joining in with the fun.

A HUGE thank you to our team of AMAZING parents who organised and helped out with everything – from decorations, candy supplies, food, drinks, photos and music, to our FANTASTIC Year 6s who did a great job running all the entertaining games, to Year 7 and friends for making the Haunted House such a THRILLING place to visit and to all the Flamingo Park residents who kindly joined in with the Trick or Treating.

The school looked amazing and it was wonderful to see so many children having fun in their costumes, enjoying the games and playing together. The smiles, the joyful play and the wonderful friendly nature between them all made the evening such a delight!

A night to remember! Hats off to the clean up crew too. Well done everyone – a successful night thanks to all your team effort and support. Until next year…!

Vehicles that help in the Community

The Preschoolers were very excited as the reality of listening to stories, role-playing, singing songs about different forms of transportation came to life when the fire truck and the ambulance came to visit the school.

All the children were happy to climb inside the fire truck and look out, try on the hat and some even were bold enough to step into the boots.  They were a little nervous, but excited, by the loud sound of the sirens from both vehicles but loved every moment of it even if it meant covering their ears for a second or two.

The highlights of the morning were the children using the water hose that the firefighters use to extinguish a fire.

The firefighters really enjoyed showing the children inside and outside the truck and seemed well educated in how to address our younger children (one of them was so brilliant that I said he will be our teacher on call!).

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Provo Primary Halloween Party 2018

Calling all ghosts, ghouls and goblins, it’s almost Halloween and it’s time to get your SCARE on!

Wednesday, 31st October

Trick-or-Treating at Flamingo Park followed by our Halloween Party.

Trick-or-Treating (5-6pm)

Please ONLY visit houses bearing Trick-or-Treat signs  Children should be accompanied by a *responsible* adult! Once you’ve gathered your treats come across to Provo Primary for our annual party events

Halloween Party (6-8pm)

Tickets $5 at the door, all ages welcome.

Spooky Games, Food, Drinks, Haunted House, Music

Please remember that all children will need to be supervised by an adult while at both the Trick-or-Treating and Party.

Provo Primary Parents Association

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.

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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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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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).

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.