TCI Celebrations tomorrow @ 1:30pm

national-heritage-day-clebrations-assembly-2016Come join Provo Primary’s National Heritage Month Celebrations

 Tomorrow, Friday 14th October @1:30pm

Everyone is invited to join us as our Years 1-6 honour our national songs, tales and dances.  This will be followed by an opportunity to view some Heritage artefacts on display and to sample some local traditional food.

Come join the celebrations!



School Council encourage hurricane relief support for Haiti

img_0743Provo Primary School Council are collecting to assist the Haiti hurricane Matthew relief efforts.

Things we need: Dry non-perishable foods; Canned goods, Clothing, Toiletries, Footwear, Baby Items and Bedding.

Bring your donations into school and we will sort and box them up and deliver them to the Haiti Relief Organization. Community donations welcome.

All donations in by: Next week – Friday 21st October.

Our final Dress Down this half term on Friday 31st will also be related to this cause – ‘Hats for Haiti’. Wear any hat to school for $1 – more information will follow.


National Heritage Float Parade

Here are the colourful floats representing Blue Hills and The Bight as they travelled from Grace Bay all the way to Blue Hills in celebration of National Heritage Day today. Great artwork and themes!  The celebration party continues at the Blue Hills Getty throughout the evening. 

Island-wide Celebrations of National Heritage Month 2016

five-cays-tci-flag-float-parade-2016Don’t miss the Provo National Heritage Month Float Parade tomorrow on Monday 10th.

Look out for the creatively decorated floats as they travel from the streets of Grace Bay at 3PM, all the way down to the Getty in Blue Hills.

Click here to find out more about all of the Department of Culture’s events happening across the islands of the Turks and Caicos during National Heritage Month this year.


It’s National Heritage Month – Oct 2016

tci-2016Take a look at how Provo Primary will be celebrating National Heritage Month this year and let us know if you have cultural or heritage knowledge or skills you’d be willing to come in and share with the children:

National Heritage Celebration Assembly

Our Culture, Our Heritage, Our Turks and Caicos”

(Friday 14th October @1:30pm)

Everyone is invited to join us as our Years 1-6 honour our national songs, tales and dances.  This will be followed by an opportunity to view some heritage artefacts on display and to sample some local traditional food.  Come join the celebrations!

Read on to find out more about our ‘Project Fridays’ and ‘Showcase’ afternoon or click on the thumbprint image.

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Provo Primary’s School Council Elections 2016

school-council-sept-2016-1It has been yet another successful and amazing turn out of students who are willing to donate their time, skills and ideas to becoming a School Councilor. Teacher feedback within the school, with regards to how the children presented themselves forward as candidates, was very, very positive. Therefore, a huge WELL DONE to every single one of you who participated in the elections this year.  It really is great to see so much enthusiasm and interest in trying to make things better, not only for us in the school, and on our island, but also for the world around us.

During our first meeting this year we talked about how much the School Council has achieved in the past – take a look at the photos below and scan through our School Council blog posts. We also discussed some ideas of what we could achieve this year.  Details of future plans are to follow once we get the ball rolling.  So keep a look out on this blog and see what wonders we will achieve this year.

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Provo Primary Summer Camp 2016

summer-camp-logo-1‘Come Dine with Me’ and ‘Crazy Creations’.  Starting Monday 4th July  Provo Primary is offering a wide range of amazing camp programmes to keep your 2-12 year old child learning, active and having fun during the summer:

Come Dine with Me (6 – 12 year olds)

Crazy Creations (2 – 5 year olds)

Flamingoes & Chicks Sessions (0 – 2 yrs) (returing soon)

Click on the links above to see more details and to register your child today.  More details are below as well.

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Thank you everyone from Provo Primary

pta-june-2016 A HUGE shout out to everyone who helped organise, and who supported our annual PTA fundraiser at Mango Reef last night.  What a fun night it was!  It was great to see Provo Primary parents and community friends all enjoying themselves together.  The children’s phenomenal artwork decorated the area and reminded us of the reason why we were all there.  Both Provo Primary and Food for Thought are very appreciative of all of your support.

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Creativity feeds creativity!

Year 1Pirate ships, rockets, teepees, mud pies and more…

Traditionally, each year the children contribute to our annual PTA fundraiser by creating pieces of artwork to be auctioned. This year they are especially excited to be involved as proceeds from this Saturday’s event at Mango Reef will go towards enhancing our school playground.

In collaboration with the PTA, we hope to build a magical playground brimming with opportunities for more imaginative and creative play.

To help make our dreams a reality, we would like to tap into our diverse community expertise and businesses as much as possible. PTA/School funds will be utilized to pay for these local supplies and services.

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Talented alumni returns to dance at Provo Primary

dancescapes-2016 (5)Last week we were transported back in time as Ryesha Higgs and Dancescapes, came to Provo Primary to dance for us. Ryesha graduated from Provo Primary in 2008 and as she performed her dance, we remembered vividly, the talented little girl, who so enjoyed singing, music and dance and  performing on stage while she was with us. It was truly wonderful to witness the now graceful young woman on the same stage, following her passion for the arts.

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A Quick Video Tour of our Turtle Week

As a final celebration of our ‘Turtle Week’, here is a short video selection of the fantastic activities and experiences that the children across the school engaged in during the week, with a special thanks everyone who helped.  We feel very fortunate that our children’s learning was enhanced by so many community supporters. Please enjoy all the wonderful photos.

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Year 5/6 Turtle Puppet Making Design and Technology

yr-5-6-turtle-puppets (8)Years 5 and 6 were very fortunate to work alongside Lempen Puppet Theatre Company last week when they visited Provo Primary.  To support our environmental focus on ‘Turtles’, Lempen Theatre Puppet experts Daniel and Liz ensured that our students Design and Technology skills would be put to the test. Listening to the story of ‘Fisherman Joe and the Three Brothers’ set the scene for our very own moving turtle puppets!


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Year 3 and 4 Create Beautiful Turtle Paintings

yr-3-4-turtl (1)A HUGE thank you to local artist Lucie Winton-Stubbs, from Diftwood Studios, for coming in to help create these beautiful paintings together with our Year 3 and 4 children.   What a multitude of skills and techniques were taught as she carefully took them through the process step-by-step.  I think you will agree that she encouraged oodles of artistic flair and talent to be creatively released onto the canvas. Aren’t they wonderful?!  Look closely and you will see lots of individual details – just like their creators, there are many similarities and yet they are unique in their design!

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Year 4’s Turtle Tagging Experience

Year-4-turtle-tagOur Year 4 Flamingo class quite literally dived into the world of the sea turtle, joining Jackie Walker from Amanyara Nature Discovery Centre, and Amy Avenant and Katharine Hart from DEMA at Coral Gardens for an educational visit to witness first-hand how sea turtles are tagged in the TCI.



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More in-depth learning about turtles in KS2

ks2-turtle-week-april-2016 (5)‘Turtle Week’ was a busy, fun and turtley exciting week in KS2.  We are very grateful to Miss Katharine and Mrs. Amy  from DEMA and Miss Jackie from Amanyara Nature Discovery Centre for sharing their vast knowledge and for creating such a wonderful collection of fun and exciting turtle activities!

“I felt the turtle activities were really fun and made me really happy,” said BD.

“I learnt that leatherbacks have collapsible lungs so that they can dive deep,” commented ED.

“I enjoyed Turtle Week because it raises awareness of the turtle situation, especially here in the T.C.I.,” added JW.

We started ‘Turtle Week’ first thing Monday morning with a superbly informative talk by Miss Katharine Hart (DEMA) about the current situation of turtles in the world, their life cycle and the different species. Then after break the children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 took part in a round-robin of activities on the benches and field with Miss Katharine, Mrs. Amy (DEMA) and Miss Jackie (Amanyara.)

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Turtle Tales from our Times of the Island

toti-Summer-2002-CoverHas our ‘Turtle Week’ at Provo Primary inspired you to find out more about sea turtles in the Turks and Caicos Islands? If so, then perhaps you may like to relax in a hammock, or on the beach, and read through some wonderful articles from our locally produced magazine – The Times of the Islands.

Keeping Tabs on Turtles – Beach profile monitoring for marine turtle nesting areas.

Turtle Travels Unraveled – “Stay at home” turtles are valuable to boosting local populations.

Mother Sea Turtle – A look at the importance of turtles to the Tainos as food and myth.

A Promising Prognosis -Tackling TCI’s turtle fishery.

Thank you to The Times of the Islands team for collating and passing these on to us.


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Superb Spring Inter-Island U12 TAG Rugby Competition

tag-rugby-comp-april-2016 (3)Last Saturday morning saw Provo Primary school take part in the Spring Inter-Island U12 tag rugby competition. With tag rugby being such a popular sport on the island and interest from all schools at an all-time high, it was no surprise that Provo Primary could enter two teams: Provo Thunder and Provo Hurricanes.

With competition at such a level, Provo Thunder and Hurricanes instantly realised that they had to use all the skills they have mastered during tag rugby club as well as a strong sense of team work and communication. Both teams played exceptionally well against really well-organised and disciplined teams

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Join us for the TCI Shines Beach Clean-up on Saturday

beach-clean-up-april-2016 Everyone in the TCI community is encouraged to join us for the TCI Shines Beach Clean-up anytime between 7:00-9:00AM on Saturday 23rd April at the Children’s Park in the Bight.

Not creating litter and being part of a beach clean-up is a powerful way in which we can make a difference to our wildlife’s well-being here in the TCI.

Help us ensure that rubbish at the park and on the beach doesn’t find its way into the ocean!

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Puppet Theatre Tickets on Sale at Provo Primary

lempen-puppets-april-2016Buy your tickets at Provo Primary and you will receive a child ticket free with every adult ticket purchased.  Adults Tickets $10 / Children $5.

We encourage our families to take this fantastic opportunity of going to the first-ever live TCFAF Puppet Theatre performances at Brayton Hall  on Saturday. Performances are at both 2PM and 6PM.

We are looking forward to having Liz and Daniel from the Lempen Puppet Theatre Company joining us tomorrow to do a puppet workshop with our Year 5 and 6 students.

(Ticket offer open to Provo Primary families only)



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School Council First Aiders and Library News

school-council-library-april-2016-1Last term each of our School Council members participated in a First Aid Course devised especially for children, by the British Red Cross. Book donations and the purchase of library resources were also bought and presented to the Public Library.  Find out more about these two projects and do check out some of the photo to see our wonderful School Councillors at work!



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Looking Ahead to ‘Turtley’ Amazing Turtle Week!

turtle-newsletter-image-april-2016 It is ‘Turtle Week’ next week at Provo Primary School and it is going to be a fun-filled educational and conversational exploration into the world of Turtles here in Turks and Caicos. Find out more in our ‘Turtle Week’ Newsletter.

A wide variety of activities are planned, many of which will be led by community volunteers and supporters.  These include a turtle puppet workshop with the Lempen Puppet Theatre Company; presentations and workshops with local environmental experts from DEMA and the Amanyara Nature Discovery Centre; a first-hand experience of tagging a turtle at Coral Gardens; the creation of an acrylic painiting under the guidance of local artist Lucie Winton Stubbs and a viewing of phenomenal turtle photography by David Gallardo and Sean Brady. We would like to thank all of these people in advance for sharing their time and expertise with us.  Their contributions, together with our teachers plans, will help make our ‘Turtle Week’ turtley amazing!



Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) Meeting Tonight

KS3-provo-primary-starting-A reminder to all that we invite you to attend our Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) Meeting tonight at 6.30pm at Provo Primary School.
If you are looking for an alternative secondary school education that offers an exciting and challenging curriculum for your child, which follows on from the ethos of Provo Primary, come along at 6.30pm this evening.
All families interested in learning more about our school expansion are welcome.

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Provo Performing Arts’ Video – What do you Mean?

PPA-WhatDoYouMean from Provo Performing Arts School.

Provo Performing Arts  School’s Easter Camp was a brilliant success.  Take a look at their amazing Justin Bieber’s ‘What Do You Mean’ video that they created, in association with Eyespice Photography.  Throughout the project, the students explored and developed their knowledge and skills in choreography, dance, directing, acting, singing, voiceovers, costumes and make-up.    Well done to all of the performers and to director, Niki, too.  What fantastic talent all round…  it certainly looked like it was lots of fun too!

Do you love to dance and perform… do you wish you had been in this video?  Provo Performing Arts School is affiliated to Provo Primary School and classes run daily after school.  Take a look at the Provo Performing Arts schedule for this term classes and look out for future Camp activities.

Happy Commonwealth Day – March 14th, 2016

commonwealth-day-2016A big thank you to Year 4 for teaching everyone in assembly on Friday about why we celebrate Commonwealth Day.

The Commonwealth is a family of 53 nations and are home to two billion plus citizens of all faiths and ethnicity – over half of whom are 25 or under.  Member countries span all continents and oceans from Africa to Asia, the Americas, Australasia, the Caribbean, Europe and bases in Antarctica.

Most of the countries in the Commonwealth were once ruled by Britain, but today many other countries with different cultures, languages and faiths now want to be part of the Commonwealth.  As an Overseas UK Territory, the Turks and Caicos is part of the Commonwealth and we have a public holiday every year.

Click on to find out more about the Commonwealth and Commonwealth Day and visit  together with your child.

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End of Term 3 Up-Coming Events – 2016

upcoming-events-imageMonday 14th – Friday 18th – Keeping Healthy Week – The Enjoyment of Sports

With the majority of the school participating in various sporting events this week, our focus for this term’s Keeping Healthy Week is ‘The Enjoyment of Sports’.  We encourage families to talk about sports and how these play an integral part of life at home and at school.  What types of sports interest people in your family?  What sporting activities do you participate in together as a family?  What sporting events do you like to watch?

See detail of all of our planned school events below…

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