Year 6 were recently proactive in the community raising both awareness and donations for Jill Beckingham’s initiative: Foot Steps 4 Good. As you are probably aware, Jill walks across all of the Turks and Caicos Islands in order to promote and raise donations for organizations and charities who are prominent within our community. This was an excellent opportunity for our Year 6 children to both raise donations and participate in part of the walk here in Providenciales.
The School Council would like to say a HUGE Christmas time thank you to all of you who donated the many wonderful gifts during our Christmas Toy Drive. It was astounding to see the many gifts that you managed to donate. We’re sure that your generosity will be much appreciated by other children in our community.
So once again the School Council found themselves helping load a truck full of your donated ‘goodies’ (last month it was books for the local library). Captain Miller, from the Salvation Army, was thankful for the gifts and will organise the distribution of them over the holiday season. Thank you also to Nicole, who kindly dropped off at the Salvation Army store a further car full of gifts that came in this morning. You still have time to donate if you missed the drop off – please now take your gifts directly to the store.
A Merry Christmas to you ALL. [Read more…]
The event was organised by the HIV Prevention Unit and DEMA to celebrate World Aids Day. Celebrations are often marked with the release of red balloons but, in the interest of caring for our environment, Lynn Robinson of Big Blue Ltd promoted the planting of trees instead. The native Mahogany was kindly donated from the nursery at DEMA.
Although the children were too young to understand the significance of the occasion, they were keen to share their knowledge of what trees need to grow and how we can care for them.
Over the years to come we look forward to watching both our children and the tree grow up healthy and strong. [Read more…]
Jingle Jam (tonight 4:30 – 6:30pm)
‘Cinderella & Rockerfella’ Fri 4th & Sat 5th @ 6pm
‘Christmas with the Aliens’ Wed 9th @ 6pm
Buy your tickets in the walkway or in the office. Alternatively, email email@example.com or call 441 5638 to reserve them.
Open to everyone with children 5 years and under (older brothers and sisters can come along too!)
Toddler disco, mulled wine, mince pies, games and Santa appearance.
Tickets are available in the school entrance – $5.
Last year it was really festive fun time, perfect for younger children and families to enjoy together.
Join us for a festive fun evening.
The Preschool children visited Potcake Place as a part of their “Beautiful TCI” topic. We arrived very excited and were greeted by the little barks of Potcake pups. Mrs. Jane shared a few ways to take care of puppies with us which were very similar to the ways our parents care for us!
In small groups, we were able to bathe and dry two Potcakes, Pluto and Daisy. The children were quite gentle and calm. Perhaps the highlight of our visit was watching four, two week old, puppies learn how to drink milk from a bowl and then being able to pet them. They were so sweet and cute. One started crying because he couldn’t find the bowl. Mrs. Jane gave us the task to come up with names for them. So far we have suggestions of Pluto, Orch, Red, Snowy, Doggie, Picka, Noodle and Moo!
Years 1-6 present…
Cinderella and Rockerfella.
Friday 4th and Saturday 5th December – 6pm – at Provo Primary School.
Tickets $5 (Children 12 and under free) Refreshments available
The show is modern, panto-style reworking of the classic tale, including all the traditional characters: downtrodden Cinderella, Rockerfella (formerly known as Prince Charming!) Buttons, the Ugly Sisters and the Fairy Godmother, with a selection of additional characters, from music managers and paparazzi, to good and bad fairies and other well known fairy tale characters – all placed in a world of fame and celebrity.
With fresh and relevant things to say about fame, fortune and how true love will win in the end, this show has a wonderfully comical script, fabulous songs and plenty of opportunity for audience participation…Oh no it hasn’t…Oh yes it has! It’s is sure to bring the house down and is certainly not to be missed!
Buy your tickets in the school office. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 441 5638 to reserve your tickets.
Christmas with the Aliens
Wednesday 9th December – 6pm – at Provo Primary School
Tickets $3 (Children 12 and under free) Refreshments available
The traditional Christmas story is retold to some alien visitors. Stranded on earth with their broken spaceship, they meet a group of school children about to rehearse their Christmas play. Invited to watch, the aliens discover an amazing story they want the whole universe to hear. But will the aliens be able to mend their spaceship and travel back to outer space?
Come and find out and enjoy our younger students up on the stage, dressed in their costumes, dancing and singing all the catchy songs.
Buy your tickets in the school office. Alternatively, email email@example.com or call 441 5638 to reserve your tickets.
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 2nd December.
The gifts will be distributed to other children on the island through The Salvation Army.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Our annual Bonfire Night was a huge success with two fantastic Guy Fawkes on the bonfire, great food and an amazing surprise display of fireworks! We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to Clive, Joan and their serving team at Bay Bistro for hosting this marvellous, and much looked forward to, tradition especially for our Provo Primary families!
Thank you to all of the parents and friends who passed on all of these lovely photos for us to share and remember the event.
Here at Provo Primary, children in the older classes will have a special assembly today to learn about ‘Poppy Day’ and why we wear a poppy. Mrs. Betty has kindly made poppies for the children to wear. At 11am we will stop our lessons to have a two minute silence. Read on to learn about why we wear a poppy. Watch a video that explains, hear the story of Miss Moina Belle Michael who began the tradition of wearing the poppy and hear ‘The Last Post’ played on the bugle.
This term’s PTA yard sale will take place on Saturday 21st November between 9 and 11am. If you would like to reserve a table for $30, please contact Niki at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers Needed: This first Yard Sale will be hosted by PTA Class Reps and parents from the Toddlers, Preschool and JK Classes. Please let us know if you can help to organise and run this event – look out for details in your inbox.
Between 6 and 8pm. Entry ticket $5 per adult/child.
Great for families with young children (0-tweens) looking for a fun evening 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 on sale at the school at pick up and drop off. Also call 441 5638.
‘Global Handwashing Day’ (Oct 15) is an annual global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of hand washing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases.
Teaching children about hand washing early in life is important. Most children develop the ability to wash their hands independently by about three years of age. But even when they know how to do it, they’ll almost certainly need to be given lots of encouragement and reminders.
At Provo Primary, teaching about hand washing and reinforcing its practice is an everyday part of school learning. On ‘Global Handwashing Day’ we will be highlighting and reinforcing this even more, with our younger children participating in a variety of focused activities.
Thank you to everyone for the amazing support of our 12 hour Perform-a-thon this weekend. Congratulations to all of the children – they sang, danced, acted and stretched their hearts out for the entire 12 hours. It was hot and sweaty, but well worth it – the children enjoyed being on stage and showing everyone what they’ve been working on for the past 4 weeks.
A special thank you to the parents and guardians who inspired and enabled the children to take part – it wouldn’t be possible without you. A big thank you also to all of our community supporters who made donations.
The Provo Primary School Council would like to pass on a huge thank you to everyone who donated children’s books for the local Library, downtown!
We will be sorting through the many books this week.
Look out for our next post telling you all about our trip to the library, what we learnt and discovered about this local facility and how we plan to support and promote it.
My second National Heritage Month video choice comes from our friends at Brilliant by Tropical Imaging. A collection of amazing photography that captures the spectacular nature, rich history and cultural splendor, our smiling people and wonderful places and experiences that can be enjoyed here in the Turks and Caicos.
A moment presented itself on Friday for us to video our Year 3 and 5 children singing ‘This Land of Ours’, the unofficial national song of the Turks and Caicos Islands. This song accompanies ‘God Save our Queen,’ the official national anthem of the country at every major event and special ceremony.
Written and composed by the recently passed Rev. Dr. Conrad Howell, it is a song that’s sincere words unites all who are fortunate to live here in the Turks and Caicos, celebrates its natural beauty and reminds us of our duty to protect this for the future.
Over the month of October – our National Heritage Month – I will be featuring some of my favourite videos about our islands. Let’s start with this wonderful video ‘Introduction to the Turks and Caicos Island’, which looks at each island in our ‘Beautiful by Nature’ archipelago.
Thank you to whoever made this… let me know if you know who did?
Only 3 more days left to join in…
The Provo Primary School Council is asking YOU to look through bookshelves to see if you have any GENTLY USED CHILDREN’S BOOKS that you would like to DONATE to the PROVO LIBRARY, DOWNTOWN.
This initiative takes place as part of our Department of Education’s National ‘Week of the Young Child’, under this year’s theme…“Celebrating Our Youngest Learners: – Grow a Reader and Watch them Bloom”
(Please pass on donations to your class teacher by Friday 9th October)
Thank you, The Provo Primary School Council
Embarking on their first community project this year, a selection of our School Council members will be visiting the library later this week. They aim to find out all they can about this local facility, which supports children on the island with their development and enjoyment of reading.
The week aims at highlighting the crucial period for learning that takes place during the life span of an individual and celebrates the unique way in which young children learn. The week commences October 5-9, 2015 under the theme;
“Celebrating Our Youngest Learners: – Grow a Reader and Watch them Bloom”.
We are pleased to share that our Early Years classes are participating in a variety of extra reading activities this week. The whole school also aims to get together for some book buddy reading times, with older children reading to young ones. There will also be a ‘DEAR’ session, where upon everyone in the school time Drops Everything And Reads at the same!
How will you choose to celebrate the theme “Grow a Reader and Watch them Bloom” at home? Why not send us a photo?
The Perform-a-thon has been be rescheduled for Saturday October 10th between 10am and 10pm at Provo Primary School’s Stage
Performing Arts teacher Niki Flowers has teamed up with The Turks & Caicos Friends of the Arts Foundation (TCFAF) and an old friend of hers; to bring London’s West End Theatre to Provo in February 2016.This project will be financially supported by TCFAF, but a fundraiser is required to assist with the cost. Niki wanted to include children in the fundraising efforts, so has asked all of her students to get involved and sponsored in a 12-hour Perform-a-thon. Niki teaches a collection of classes here at Provo Primary School, under the heading of Provo Performing Arts School.
Niki is appealing to the public, as well as local corporate organisations for their support – if you have any air miles that you could donate, or a pledge of backing please contact her at email@example.com
The children will also benefit greatly from support on the day – come along and cheer them on!
Here is the Calendar of events in relation to celebrations for National Heritage Month, provided by The Department of Culture through the Ministry of Tourism , Environment , Culture and Heritage
- October 1st Ecumenical Service Grand Turk – St. Thomas Anglican Church 10:00am – 11:30am
- October 10th South Caicos – A taste of South Caicos- Music, dance, food, games.
- October 11th Salt Cay – Gospel Concert
- October 12th 2015 ALL ISLANDS – Flag parade leading up to a community sporting event. [Read more…]
Look out for details of these in future post and see how Provo Primary plans to participate…
- Turks and Caicos National Heritage Month.
- Health and Family Life Month – “Better Bodies, Better Minds: Let’s Get Moving TCI!” ED Dept.
- 5th-9th Oct – Week of the Young Child – “Celebrating Our Youngest Learners: – Grow a Reader and Watch them Boom”.
Join our Provo Primary group of volunteers this Saturday from 7am – 9am to help clean-up the Children’s Park beach area. Meet us at the park and do your bit.
‘Only have an hour to spare – no problem – every little helps!”
See the poster below for further details and to know what to bring (DEMA-coastal-cleanup-campaign-2015)
In 2014, 168 people collected 279 bags of trash nation-wide. How will TCI do this year? Come and join in.