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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It is a Gym Thing!

How lucky are we? Years 2,  3  and 4 were fortunate attend a special introductory session at the newly opened Provo Gymnastics Academy, Downtown. They climbed ropes, balanced on beams, made bridges on floor work and tried their hand at somersaulting from a bar.

The coaches got them warmed up and busy for 90 minutes non-stop.  They each had a fabulous morning using their ‘observation and listening’ skills to build on their balance, co-ordination, flexibility and strength.

Thank you to Denver and Shin, the two professional coaches, who worked with them. Check out the photos to see how much fun they all had!

And let’s not forget that in our Literacy Letterland learning energetic, Gentle Ginger helps us to read and spell the word ‘gymnastics’ and other words like magic, huge,  age and giant!

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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!

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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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.”

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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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.

Looking for National Youth Day activities to join in with tomorrow… ?

Why not start your National Youth Day celebrations at the Edward C. Garland Youth Centre ‘Youth Fun Day’!  With a bounce house, arts and crafts, face painting, games and more, it’s set to be a fun event to go to between 10am and  4pm.

After this, Provo Primary and Middle School families are welcome to join Mrs. Laranda on the National Youth Day Parade March. Starting at 4pm, the parade leads from CIBC Bank to the Gustuvus Lightbourne Sports Complex, Downtown.

Families should meet Mrs. Laranda in the CIBC Bank car park at 3:45pm. Parents should accompany their children throughout the walk and at the following fair events at the Sports Complex.

Dress Down Day – Supporting the Bahamas

This Friday’s Dress Down Day will be in support of our neighbours, The Bahamas.

Come dressed wearing any of the colours of the Bahamas Flag –

Black, Gold and Aquamarine or all 3 colours!

Donate a dollar or give more if you’d like.

All proceeds will go to a Bahamas Relief Fund.

 

 

 

 

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Bake Sale Today… All Proceeds to the Bahamas Relief Fund

Bake Sale today in the Primary School walkway – 3pm

There’s still time for you to don your aprons and get cooking.

Or perhaps your support is more in the consuming.

Either way your support is appreciated.

 

 

Join us for our International Coastal Clean-up this Saturday

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 TCIFA Car Park or find us near this location, on Saturday 14th September, anytime you can give between 7:00-9:00am.

Why here? Walking to the National Stadium for PE lessons, our Year 3-6 children have noticed 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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MINISTER OF EDUCATION WELCOMES PRINCIPALS, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS FOR THE 2019/20 SCHOOL YEAR

“On behalf of the Ministry of Education, I welcome back to school our Principals, Teachers and Students for the Academic Year 2019-2020. I am sure you had a relaxing and enjoyable summer vacation.

We are grateful to God for his protection and for not allowing Tropical Storm Dorian to hinder the reopening of school. As we commence this academic year, we are mindful of what our neighbours in the Northern Bahamas are enduring at this time from the wrath of Hurricane Dorian. Let’s continue to keep them in prayer.

Thank you for your continued hard work and commitment to the children of the Beautiful by Nature, Turks and Caicos Islands. We look forward to exciting learning experiences in the year ahead. I encourage our children to be respectful, kind and to do the best in their school work. The Ministry will continue to ensure that the infrastructure of our schools are safe, resilient and conducive to learning. We are here to support you and wish you all a successful year.”

Hon. Karen E. Malcolm

Provo Library Summer Read-a-thon Competition

The Providenciales Public Library will once again be hosting its annual Read-a-thon from July 8-12, 2019 under the theme “Exercise your mind, Read!” The aim of this competition is to promote the habit of reading whilst exposing the children to a wide variety of books.

Since its inception, this competition continues to generate a fair amount of interest among the children and so we are not expecting anything less this year.

TCI Library Readathon Poster 2019

TCI Library Read-a-thon-Rules 2019

Provo Library Service

 

Provo Performing Arts Annual Showcases

Best wishes to all our Provo Primary and Middle students and alumni, and everyone else performing at the Provo Performing Arts School 5th Annual performances this weekend and next.  See the poster for details.

Come out and show your support to Mrs. Niki and her team.  We look forward to seeing them all enjoying themselves on stage, sharing their talents and love of the arts.  Good luck, everyone!

 

Summer Camps at Provo Primary – starting July 1st 2019

We are excited to share our plans for our Summer Camps this year, starting 1st July. Click on the links below for more details:

2-5-yrs-Crazy Creations – Summer Camp 2019

5-11 yrs Around the World in 80 Days – Summer Camp 2019

Registration is now open – just download the registration forms above and bring them to the school office – or email them to info@provoprimary.com

We look forward to you joining us the for Summer adventures ahead!

Terrific effort in our ‘Bear Hunt’ and ‘Body and Brain Triathlon’ activities

CONGRATULATIONS to every child for their great efforts in our recent “Bear Hunt” and Body and Brain Triathlon challenges.  Throughout the school, the children participated with enthusiasm, energy and mental prowess.

WELL DONE to the teachers for organising and supervising the various activities and to Mr. Toby and our Year 7s for helping to marshal the ‘biking, skating, scootering, running and walking’ challenge.

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.

And finally, 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, your support was MUCH APPRECIATED.

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Complimentary Seminar – Empowering you and your children to Wellness, Success and Happiness …. From the inside out.

We are excited to announce an encore presentation this Wednesday morning of the complimentary seminar…

Empowering you and your children to Wellness, Success and Happiness …. From the inside out.

WEDNESDAY 27th MARCH, 2019
at PROVO PRIMARY and MIDDLE SCHOOL Music Room
8:30 – 9:30 AM followed by Q&A / coffee
  • Learn the 5 Steps to Wellness and Success for you and your children
  • Find out the main factor in successfully developing a child’s self-esteem and confidence
  • How to manage stress for both children and parents
  • What is Conscious Parenting and how can I apply it to my family?

Q&A – Bring any questions you have related to managing stress, self-esteem, peak performance!

Meet Your Coach – Lisa Cavender at https://www.innergytci.com/about-me/

Come sit, have a coffee and take up this opportunity… all parents welcome.

South Caicos School of Field Studies visit

Ahead of our upcoming local animal themed ‘Dolphin Week’, it was great that on Wednesday, the School of Field Studies (SFS) from South Caicos came in to teach and tell us all about them. There were all different types of activities for different personalities, soccer for active people, trivia with rewards for those with a sweet tooth, origami for crafty types and clay modelling and swimming in water for experimental, scientific types.

Two of one of the Year 5’s favourite activities were marine animal trivia and four corners. The four corners was based on dolphins echo-location. The children also had to identify dolphins by their significant tail features, observing closely markings, scars and curves. [Read more…]

National Education Week – 3rd – 8th March 2019

National Education Week here in the Turks and Caicos will be observed between 3rd – 8th March 2019 under the theme, “Quality Education for Lifelong Learners”. Click on to see how we will be celebrating Education Week a Provo Primary and Middle School.

This year’s theme song for Education Week, Quality Education for All (QEfA)  is written by the Long Bay High School Team – a catchy tune with a great message! Here are the lyrics if you would like to sing along.

Education Week was established more than 29 years ago to call attention to the importance of education and to showcase the talents of TCI teachers and students. During the week, schools throughout the country will host a myriad of activities and the general public is encouraged to join in unity with educators and students in support of the theme.

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9 of our Soccer Superstars head to Florida representing the TCI

Wishing all the best and good luck to all nine of our Provo Primary and Middle School soccer players who are heading to the Weston Cup Tournament in Florida tomorrow as members of the TCIFA teams.

Being a small country with a small pool of players, the TCIFA rely greatly on these tournaments to assist in the development of their players. These tournaments provide an opportunity for our young players to compete at a very high level in various age group games and we fully support our students participation.

As the largest Youth Football tournament in Florida and one of the biggest in the United States, the Weston Cup is one of the premier football tournaments in the United States attracting from teams within and outside the United States. This includes teams from countries such as Brazil, Canada, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Today is Safer Internet Day – 2019 – how you will help to create a kinder online community?

Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity to talk to your family and friends about the safe, responsible and positive use of technology, and to pledge how you will help to create a kinder online community.

What we’ll be doing at school… Celebrating Safer Internet Day today, children across our primary and middle school will be taking part in lessons which aim to help young people understand how to keep themselves and others safe and happy online.  Plan to stay a few minutes at pick up today to see some of the activities they’ve been engaged in. We are also arranging for a community police person from the TCIPF to come and talk with our older students this week, as part of their countrywide online safety tour.

What you can do at home… To help you talk to your children at home about having a positive and safe time online, here is a link to some resources for parents and carers, including conversation starters, a fact-sheet, a family pledge card, videos and more!  Or simply try helping your children develop four critical skills – the 4Rs of online safety:

  • Respect– I treat myself and others the way I like to be treated
  • Responsibility – I am accountable for my actions and I take a stand when I feel something is wrong
  • Reasoning – I question what is real
  • Resilience – I get back up from tough situations

Latest research – Giving and receiving consent in an online context… For Safer Internet Day 2019, the UK Safer Internet Centre has launched a report into young people’s experiences of asking for, giving and receiving consent in an online context.  Read a quick summary of the research here. [Read more…]