Showtime Extravaganzas 2013

jojo-christmas-2013Congratulations to everyone – two superb shows, each with their own special messages, to end our term with stories, dance, and music.

Well done and thank you to all the children, who did amazingly well – we are all so proud of each and every one of them.  They never cease to amaze us by how confident they appear on stage. The children have learnt about playscripts as part of our literacy curriculum and what better way to do that, than perform their very own play, for such a large and wonderful audience.

elves--christmas-2013When children leave our school, one of the main things that they consistently tell us that they remember about being at Provo Primary are the school plays. We are extremely fortunate to have a stage at the centre of the playground and children are on it daily during their break times.

bob-grump-gWe believe that going up on stage from an early age and the confidence that children build as a result, flows into so many different areas of their life and growth. This is of such value to them in their overall long term development as successful people, that it definitely is extremely worthwhile.

Thank you to all the teacher and helpers who worked tremendously hard to put everything together, from scene writing and rehearsals, scenery and props, costumes and make up and lights and sound.

Finally, a big thank you to everyone who came along.  Proud parents with beaming smiles and community friends, new ones and old ones who look forward to our shows each year.  It is so lovely to keep being stopped when we are out and about to be told how much you enjoyed the shows and the messages they gave.

Until next year…

Thankful to be Sharing Christmas Lunch Together

christmas-lunch-2013We would like to extend a big thank you to Robin and all the chefs at Pizza Pizza for all of our tasty school lunches this term.  Our final lunch was our special Christmas lunch which we celebrated together as a school, donning festive hats and eating on decorative place mats.

Talking with some of the children, they expressed their gratitude for everyone who helps prepare, cook and transport the lunches for us.  Pasta and meatballs are a tasty delight, but pizza seemed to be most of the children’s favourite – some even quoting it as the best they’ve every tasted!

So thank you Robin and all who help to make our lunches each day.  Seasons greeting to you all and we look forward to enjoying next year’s daily menu.

 

Toy Drive Thank You from the School Council

toy-drive-dec-2013The School Council would like to say a HUGE thank you to all the parents and friends of Provo Primary for donating so many wrapped gifts towards the Toy Drive. A whole variety of shaped and sized secret packages were sorted by the School Council on Wednesday morning.

The Rotary Club  organised for your donations to be equally distributed to children on the island and in South Caicos.

Additional thanks must also be given to Mrs Rachel for inspiring us with this generous and kind idea and, to Miss Evieann for organising the distribution of the Christmas gifts various areas.

The kindness and generosity of all who participated is going to make some children on this island so very, very happy. Thank YOU!

Festive Fun and Bob Humbug the Christmas Grump

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Come and enjoy some ‘Festive Fun’ watching our Early Years children dancing on stage, followed by the tale of Bob Humbug the Christmas Grump performed by Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten.

WEDNESDAY 11th Dec, 5:30pm.  Tickets $3.  Children under 12 free.

Don’t forget our Years 1-6 end of term show, JoJo and his Amazing technicoloured Coral Reef performances on Fri 6th and Sat 7th @ 6PM.

Two great performance to get you into the festive spirit!

Tickets are on sale at the school or call 442 5638.

Takaleed Showcase Traditional Arabic Music

arabic-musicians-nov-2013 (2) Last week we were entertained by a visiting duo of talented musicians, Abdelkader Saadoun and Nizar Al-Issa’s.  They are two members of a band called Takaleed who showcase traditional Arabic music.  Abdelkader and Nizar told the children all about their instruments, the oud,  the mandole and other percussion instruments.  In no time, our 2 to 11 year olds were joining in with songs, singing in Arabic and creating rhythms together.   Thank you, Abdelkader and Nizar, for introducing us to your beautiful instruments and music.  Thank you also to David Bowen of the Department of Culture for bringing Takaleed along to our school.  How fortunate we have been to meet such amazing musicians.  Read on to learn more about Takaleed and to  hear them play.

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Bonfire Night – 5th November, 2013

bonfire-1For the third year running, Britain’s traditional “Bonfire Night” was celebrated by students of Provo Primary School, complete with the burning of a student-made Guy Fawkes, the scapegoat of the infamous “Gunpowder Plot”.  Since Mr. Toby “reignited” this English tradition two years ago with a humble gathering in the school parking lot, the celebration has relocated to Bay Bistro (thank you Clive and Joan!) to accommodate the entire school community. Nearly 100 parents and children descended onto the beach promptly at 6pm so as not to miss the 6:30pm lighting of the fire and were mesmerized as the massive bonfire was lit and Guy went up in flames.   The party also included traditional treats such as sausages on a stick and toffee covered apples, a call and response of “Remember, Remember, the 5th of November…” and a surprise fireworks display to end the evening.

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Reaping Rewards at Interschool Rugby Tournament!

rugby-tournament-Dec-2013Provo Primary had a truly outstanding day at the Inter-school Primary Tag competition on Saturday the 30th of November. With 19 children in attendance, we were able to field three teams, two in the 7-9 category and one team in the 10-12 category. The children all played magnificently and really put in all their effort whether it was scoring a try, grabbing those tags or passing beautifully to each other.

 

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Tickets on Sale for JoJo and his Amazing Technicoloured Coral Reef

jojo-reefTickets are now on sale for our Years 1-6 end of term show, JoJo and his Amazing technicoloured Coral Reef.

Friday 6th and Saturday 7th December @ Provo Primary School.  Starts promptly at 6PM.

Only $5.

Children under 12 come free.

Refreshments available.

Inspired by the original story of Joseph and the Technicoloured Dream Coat, our End of Term Show this year tells a moving story about our very own JoJo, a caring dolphin, with an incredible dream of animals and humans living in perfect harmony, looking after Mother Earth and her oceans.

Enjoy watching this emotionally stirring underwater thriller as we meet highly entertaining characters such as Bad the Baracuda, the ever optimistic Fishy, Provo Sailing Club members and many more.

Parents, family, friends and community members all looking forward to a night of entertainment are welcome to come along.  Certainly a show not to be missed!

 

After School Spotlight: Art Club

art-club-nov-2013 (20)When Miss Charlotte and her husband enrolled their two children at Provo Primary last year, little did anyone know the school was soon to have an “art attack”!  An accomplished professional artist with a graduate degree in higher education art and design from Cambridge University, Charlotte’s initial after-school art club proved so popular, that there are now  “junior” and “senior” sections on separate days with projects targeted to the different age ranges.

 

 

 

 

 

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A Night of Music and Art

night-of-music-jazz-art-nov-2013A Night of Music and Art with live jazz by Perry Delancy, Shara Bowen and Brentford Handfield

Friday, November 29, 2013

7pm onwards at Provo Primary School

(ticket includes one raffle ticket entry)

View resident artist, Charlotte Chapman’s beautiful paintings, together with a selection of children’s artwork.

A portion of Art sales and all other proceeds from the evening, will benefit our Scholarship Fund.

Drinks and nibbles available.

Raffle and auction prizes include: Dinner for 4 at Amanyara, Spa package for 2 at Amanyara, Dinner for 2 at The Palms, Paradise Scooters voucher, Discovery Tours Boat Trip, Islandcom phone and other items.

Email director@provoprimary.com (432 6327) for further information

Previous community Scholarship Fund supporters include:  Mark Pankhurst (Stargazer Villa) and…

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School Council Toy Drive

Standing-Logo-santa-nov2013The School Council invite you to donate gently-used toys, books or games to be re-distributed to other children on the island who are less fortunate.  

If you would like to donate a gift, then please… wrap it up in Christmas paper and attached a tag with the appropriate age and gender.

Bring your gifts to school on…  Wednesday 4th December.

The gifts will be distributed by the Rotary Club to other children on the island.

 

T.C.I. Smile visit Provo Primary Year 5 and 6

tooth-nov-2013Last Friday witnessed T.C.I. Smile visit Provo Primary Year 5 and 6 students.  They presented a terrific presentation regarding the physical features of teeth, the importance of dental hygiene and the purpose of the orthodontist.  T.C.I. Smile were impressed with the knowledge that our pupils already held regarding teeth and good oral hygiene, due to the responses given from our students to the questions asked from the team at T.C.I. Smile.

The session was extremely beneficial in demonstrating how an orthodontist can repair unaligned teeth, reshape gums and other problems that can occur with the structure of our teeth and gums.  The students were left in awe at the computer technology that the orthodontist used in order to repair these issues and enjoyed watching the clips that showed before and after shots.

A great outside visit that was both valuable and complementary to what we promote to our children about healthy lifestyles.

Provo Primary’s Music and Art Celebration (A Scholarship Fundraising Event)

night-of-music-jazz-art-nov-2013Keep the date free – Friday, November 29, 2013 – 9 pm – 11pm

Browse/purchase our resident artist, Charlotte Chapmans’, beautiful paintings, while enjoying smooth jazz music with Perry Delancy live on stage at Provo Primary School.

Nibbles and Drinks available for purchase.

 

Door Tickets $15. (A portion of all Art sales will go to our Scholarship Fund).

Following on from the success of our previous ‘Dancing Under The Stars’ event, you won’t want to miss out.

Email director@provoprimary.com to find out more about the event.

Visit the admissions page on our website www.provoprimary.com for further information on our scholarship programme and learn more about how you can become a community supporter and help a child to attend Provo Primary School.

Previous community Scholarship Fund supporters include:  Mark Pankhurst (Stargazer Villa) and…

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A whole new experience, Halloween underwater!

turksandcaicos_3093-450x300Last Thursday Brilliant by Tropical Imaging took Halloween photos for charity, as they do every year, here at our Provo Primary School PTA Halloween Party.  After the event, they asked some of the children if they wanted to celebrate Halloween one more time but this time underwater…

Click on the image to see more of this special photo shoot!

 

Another Spooky & Spectacular Halloween Party!

pta-halloween-night-oct-2013Making the front page of the TCI Weekly News for the 2nd year running, the Provo Primary PTA’s annual Halloween party was a smash hit once again as tribes of ninja’s, groups of Goths and all manner of vampires, witches and zombies invaded the school campus for 2 hours of post-trick or treating fun.

While the spider-web and light encased dance floor proved popular with the younger set, the TCI Middle Schoolers kept other attendees busy with a variety of games including “pin the nose on the pumpkin”, bobbing for apples, pumpkin bowling and spooky darts.  Parents got in on the action as well with costumes that rivalled their children’s’ get-ups…a trio of colourful crayons was seen on premises, and Cleopatra and King Tut also made the scene.

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PTA Halloween Party Tonight – 31st Oct, 2013

pta-halloween-party-2013-tonightOur PTA Halloween Party promises to be a fun evening, with spooky music and decorations, costumed children giddy with candy and prizes and a relaxed family friendly atmosphere…be sure to come!   6-8PM.

If you haven’t already, please consider volunteering. Sign-up sheets are outside the school office and there are shifts available for ticket-sellers/takers, bartenders, set-up/clean up.

Trick or treating at Flamingo Park prior to the party, is from 5-6PM. Look out for the marked the doors of the participating residents.  There will also be a trick or treat trail at the Golf Course starting at 5PM.

Provo Primary Golf Club a Smash Ht!

golf-club-oct-2013 During September and October the Provo Primary Golf Club was in full swing! Eight pupils were welcomed by our friends at Provo Golf Club for a fantastic five-week golf clinic that aimed to help them with all parts of their game. From chipping contests to putting challenges, longest drive competitions and straight shooting matches, our Golf Club had it all!

Children were able to learn the basics of the game on the beautiful practice greens and driving range, and were even able to get out onto the course to test their long game on a real fairway.

In our final session children used their new-found skills in a hotly-contested competition. Pupils realised that a smooth swing is only part of the recipe needed for a good golf game! In our “Cool as a Cucumber” challenge, children learned that a calm and focused mind was just as important as the club in their hands.

A huge congratulations goes out to all of our young golfers, as well as an even bigger thank you for our enthusiastic parent volunteers.  And finally a  giant thank you to Dave Douglas and the Provo Golf Club.

We hope to swing back into action in the summer! FORE!

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PTA Halloween Party 2013

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10th Anniversary Location Celebrations

Provo Primary’s Logo is a Pink Flamingo. In ancient Egypt, flamingos were symbols of the sun. Flamingos also symbolize beauty, balance and grace. We believe that Provo Primary Flamingos are sunny, beautiful, graceful and balanced, who with their beautiful plumage, attract attention wherever they go.
Our little student flamingos certainly attracted attention and made us very proud yesterday as they captivated the audience with their performances depicting Provo Primary’s evolution and Pink Flamingo; their rendition of “I Believe I Can Fly’’; celebrations of our surrounding sporting facilities; and in thanking our community members for their assistance with sports. [Read more...]

New P.E. Equipment To Help Further Promote Healthy Lifestyle Choices.

new-pe-equipment-sept-2013Last year, after-school rugby and soccer clubs run by community and parent volunteers raised $1210 to further supplement our school P.E. equipment.   Thank you Jamie, Jen, Zoe and Janine for your time and efforts over the year.  The clubs were well supported and enjoyed by the children.  The PTA also helped us to purchase a field hockey set.   Thank you everyone.

All the new resources will enable us to continue to broaden our P.E. curriculum throughout the school, by offering a wide range of sports to appeal to different interests of our children.  They will also help us to  promote and instil a love of P.E. and the desire to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Following the success of the introduction of  handball last year to our invasion game units, we are excited this year to introduce field hockey and beach soccer.  Last year we also introduced squash to our net/wall game units and this was very popular with the children.

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Join Us For Our 10 Year Location Celebration!

10years-300x200We cordially invite you to attend our assembly on Thursday 26th September at 2.15pm, during which time we will be celebrating being 10 years at our current location at Flamingo Park.  Join us for songs, steel pans, poems, cake and more!

In total, the school has been in operation for 22 years so it won’t be long before we’re celebrating our silver anniversary!

Regardless of whether or not you are able to attend, we would appreciate that if you are a Provo Primary alumni family, a past teacher or a current attendee that could share with us a couple of sentences describing memories of your time at Provo Primary, either as a parent or student, to be displayed in our entrance way.  Please email these to us by 25th Sept.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you and hopefully seeing you next week.

2nd Annual TCI International Coastal Clean-up, 2013

beach-clean-up-sept-2013 Take the pledge to help turn the tide on ocean trash – mark your calendars, set your alarms and give 30 minutes of your time for a place that gives you hours of enjoyment throughout the year.

The Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs (DEMA) will be once again spearheading a Coastal Clean-up in support of the Ocean Conservancy-led International Coastal Clean-up Day.

Be there at 7am at the Children’s Park in the Bight, this Saturday  21 st September .  Bring gloves and a bags if possible.

Over half a million volunteers participated around the world, covering a distance of nearly 18,000 mile, collecting over 10 million pounds of rubbish!

Last year in Provo, we collected 63 bags of trash, consisting of beer cans, glass bottles, plastic bottles, cans and other general debris.  Myself and two Provo Primary families joined in the effort of this initiative.  This year we hope that many more teachers and families will support the event.

Learn more about International Coastal Clean-up Day.

Photo/Poster left – created by one of our Year 5 students last year.

Summer Camp Boat Trip

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The first two weeks of Provo Primary Summer Camp ended with an amazing boat trip with Caicos Dream Tours. Our group of 12 children plus adult helpers, gathered together at The Alexandra Hotel on Grace Bay Beach ready to board the boat.

 

 

 

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Hockey Camp 2013

hockey-camp-2013 During our hockey camp this year, the children worked with Josh Williams, from Philadelphia Revolution Junior A team in the Eastern Hockey League. Josh, now 18 years old, is an ex Provo Primary student himself and the son of Director, Alison Williams. He has been living, attending school and playing ice hockey in The U.S since 2007.  Josh was happy to come back to Provo to work with our children this summer. ” We worked on improving our skating, getting better at stick handling, we worked on our shot and played a lot of fun games”.

Josh said, “The children were all enthusiastic, worked hard and improved greatly over the week”. The children said “We all had fun working with Josh!”

Click on the link below to watch Josh’s interview with WIV Channel 4 TV

Yummy, Tasty Nutrition Classes

As part of this term’s ‘Keeping Healthy Week’, nutritionist Tamika Handfield came in to teach Nutrition classes to all the children from Year 2 – 6.  Some classes made egg and vegetable burritos, while others made fruit kebabs.  The children learned about how whole-grain foods and fruits and vegetables are healthy, the importance of looking at the labels on food packaging,  washing hands before cooking, safety in the kitchen and that washing up is part of the cooking process!    PTV came along to video for their news programme.  Click on to see photos and to learn more about our nutrition classes.

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