Provo Primary are potty about Potcake Place!

yr-2-potcake-place-oct-2014-1-4.jpgAs part of our All About Me topic, Osprey class were lucky enough to visit Potcake Place. But why? Well, in Year 2 we have been learning how to look after ourselves. We discovered you have to eat a balanced diet, get plenty of sleep and exercise regularly.

So, why Potcake Place? Well, we wanted to know if puppies are the same. Do they need a balanced diet? What is a balanced diet for a puppy? Do they need 10 hours sleep like we do? Do they need to exercise every day?

Luckily thanks to the amazingly helpful, informative and patient staff at Potcake Place we found out all the answers to the above and LOTS more!



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School for Field Studies Marine Morning!

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A couple of weeks ago, Years 4, 5 and 6 were fortunate to spend several hours with a group of students from the School for Field Studies (SFS) from South Caicos, carrying out a range of fantastic marine based activities.

This was part of our ‘Keeping Healthy Week, which focused on ‘Healthy Communication’.  What was so special and so perfect for our communication focused week was that the children were interacting with a large group of young adults (18-20 year olds) in small group situations. It was lovely to see how well the children responded to the group of SFS students and how interested both sides were in learning from each other.



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Spooktacular Family Friendly Halloween Party

Halloween-Spooktacular-2014Year 6 along with The  PTA will once again host a very fun, family-friendly Halloween Party at the school this year!

See the poster for details.

Limited tickets at the door.  Call in at Provo Primary School or telephone 441 5638 to secure yours!







‘Empowering children during times of stress’ Workshop

wotycFIIn recognition of our National Week of the Child, Ms EvieAnn, a certified Child Life Specialist (awarded by The Child Life Council), will be offering a

workshop on Tuesday at 7th October @ 6:15pm


Enhancing life skills, reducing anxiety and stress in children.

Come and find out how you can help empower your child during times of change, with separation anxiety, friendship issues, exam taking and illness.  Be prepared!

All parents/teachers/friends welcome

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PTA Yard Sale – 11th October, 2014



SATURDAY, 11th October


$25 per Table



FREE Flamingo and Chick (Parent and Toddler) sessions at Provo Primary

flamingo-family-2Fly on down to Provo Primary School on Tuesday 30th September between 8.30am and 10.00am for our very first Flamingo (parent) and Chick (toddler) session.  See our flyer here for more information.

10 FREE sessions have been planned between now and Christmas, every Tuesday morning, so don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to enjoy our air-conditioned soft play room and join in with some fun activities with your toddler.





Youth Performing Arts Summer Camp Programme


From Monday 14th – Friday 17th July Ms Shara will be offering a week’s youth performing arts programme.

Performing Arts Summer Camp Registration Form

The camp will include:

Theatre Arts Skills
Acting, Staging, Props, Production, Scripting, Costumes, Choreography, Vocal Coaching, Tech & Performance
Mini Musicals – Annie, Oliver, Cats, The Sound of Music, Grease

Ages 7-16 welcome, varied ages needed!
$30/day or $125 for the week
Call 441-5638 for details

Summer Camp Continues through July and August

summer-camp-2013Summer Camp continues for 16 months – 7 year olds through July and August.

Click on the links below to find out more and to register your child:

16 months-7 yrs Summer Fun Camp Registration Form






Summer Camp 2014

summer-camp-2013We are offering  a wide range of  amazing programmes this summer to keep your child learning, active and having fun.

Click on the links below to find out more and to register your child:

Toddler/Preschool Taster Sessions:

14 mths to 2 yrs: Toddler Taster Sessions 2014

Summer Camps:

2 -5 year olds: 2-5 Year Olds Summer Fun Camp 2014

6+ year olds: 6+ Year Olds School Camp / Summer School 2014

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After-School Clubs, Summer 2014

web-imageAfter-school clubs resume  on Monday 5th May.  Along with our usual favourites,  we are pleased to be introducing tap dancing this term and bringing back cheerleading!

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 and when they finish.

Enrollment is on a first-come first-served basis and some clubs may be very popular, so be sure to make your choices ASAP. All payments need to be made in advance. Please note that students are not considered enrolled in clubs until the registration form and payment has been received.

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.

Go Flamingos!

pps-soccer-tournament-2014The TCIFA School Soccer Tournament starts this week. We are entering teams in the Year 3/4 Boys’, Year  5/6 Boys’ and Year 5/6 Girls’ competitions.

We anticipate the tournament to be a very positive experience for each of our amazing teams!

Please see the updated TCIFA School Competition Schedule to see the game times each week and come and support our school teams.

Many thanks again to Casablanca Casino and our Provo Primary PTA for sponsoring our soccer uniforms.

Looking Forward to our PTA Cocktails and Curry Night

cocktails-curry-poster-2014Mark your calendars for Friday, May 16th at Bay Bistro. 

Tickets will be $55 and include a gorgeous curry buffet with desert, silent and live auctions.
Only a total of 135 tickets available.
A post-party will follow at the Sandbar.
I’m looking for as much parent participation as possible on the auction committee. Please contact me if you can solicit some items and also with any questions regarding the event.
Many thanks in advance for your help in making this another successful event!
Haley Weldon (PTA Chair 2013-2014)


Yr 1 visit Sunshine Nursery and Garden Centre

yr1-nursery-visit-march-2014 (4)For the last two weeks in Year 1, we have been learning all about growing plants. Our class was lucky enough to visit Sunshine Nursery & Garden Centre for our field trip. I would like to pass along a massive “Thank you” to Nadine for showing us such a wonderful time! Not only did we have fun but we also learned lots!

During our trip, we took a tour and learned what a nursery is, about how some plants grow from seeds and how with some plants, you can snip off a bit of the plant and re-plant it to grow another new plant. We also learned where Turks Head Cactus keep their seeds and how important it is to show lots of patience because they take a long time to grow! After, our tour, we got a chance to plant a cutting of a bougainvillea and also two seeds straight from Africa—the Baobab seed and the Ceiba Pentendra seed.

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“X Marks the Spot!”

yr-six-anti-bullying-march-2014Year Six recently joined forces with Justin Spencer, founder of Recycled Percussion and Legacy X in taking a stance against bullying by helping him build the worlds largest RED ‘X’, symbolizing our mission to stop bullying!

Year six students contributed powerful anti-bullying messages to Justin and the Legacy X team, which are now included in this anti-bullying sign in the Nevada Desert. Each leg of the RED ‘X’ is as big as a football field and consists of a compilation of almost  250, 000 personal anti-bullying messages, taken from people around the world.

Year Six were proud to be a part of this mammoth project, which will hopefully make a global impact upon the lives of those who suffer or have suffered from the devastating impact that bullying can bring.

Stand up against negativity! Spread the word.

World Osprey Week – A Fantastic Week of Learning!

wow-march-2014-10Thank you to everyone at the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust for organising this wonderful WOW celebration and encouraging us to learn more about the ospreys that live here in our islands. The week has been a great success and the interest of the children and the support community has been amazing. A true example of learning at its best!

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Yr 5 enjoy an outstanding osprey presentation

DSC04639Year 5 had a real treat this Thursday! We were lucky enough to enjoy the expertise of Mr Terry Richardson  who is a keen photographer of birds. He showed us an amazing collection of osprey photos which really ‘told the story’ of an Osprey’s life cycle, something we have been studying recently. The background detail Mr Terry gave to every picture was so interesting and all the children thoroughly enjoyed the talk as well as the truly awe-inspiring close-ups he has been able to photograph! Please come back again to show us more of your nature photos!

Thank you DEMA and Fortis TCI. Ltd

fortis-thanks-march-2014Our Year 2 class wrote thank you letters to DEMA and Fortis TCI. Ltd to thank them for working together to install the new Osprey nesting platform in the Children’s Park in the Bight.  Here are a couple of examples.  Saying thank you is an important skill to instil and we were pleased to get a prompt reply…

Dear Miss Jones,

The letters from the students are simply WONDERFUL!! Thank you so much for sharing them. We are so happy to have been able to partner with DEMA and make this event possible for the students to witness. Hopefully they will soon get to see an Osprey in its new home.

We have a few staff that will see you all tomorrow for the clean-up. :-)

Best regards,

Talisha Simons|Manager of Corporate Communications | FortisTCI.Limited

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Up-coming Obstacle Course and Triathlon


To kick off our Keeping Healthy week (7th – 11th April), we will be staging an Obstacle Course and Brain & Body Triathlon event at school on Friday 4th April.   Working towards the Triathlon, the children are encouraged to work hard to practice their class Literacy, Numeracy and Mind/Body challenges.

Through sponsorship, we hope to raise money to assist us in upgrading and extending our computer and information technology and classroom reading resources throughout the school. Last year we raised almost $5,000 with funds being used to purchase 8 new IPad and Samsung tablets and new reading books, extending the number of books we have at varying levels in our reading programme.

Do you recognise this serious young biker from our 1998 Bike-a-thon?  Click on ‘Read more’ and have a guess…

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A Thrilling Dance Workshop

Dance excitement filled the air early Tuesday morning at Provo Primary with a short whole-school workshop with Mike and Mara from Wexford Dance Academy, New York.   The chosen music was Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ and the choreography, involving everyone pretending to be zombies, was much enjoyed by the children.

Following this, a group of enthusiastic Year 4, 5 and 6 children worked on an additional hip hop choreography during their PE lesson.

A big thank you to Mike and Mara for taking the time to visit us during their short stay on island.  Also to Barbara and the TCFAF for creating this opportunity. How fortunate we have been to have such a creative couple share their passion for dance.   They were fantastic teachers and inspired children from toddlers through to Year 6 join in and take part.

Showcasing our Maths learning throughout the school

‘Maths Calculations’ was the focus of our 2014 Education Week Theme Week.  Throughout the week we aimed to explore, share and celebrate the amazing range of Maths skills that students have in our school.  Many parents and visitors came along to our Open House and Showcases.  Take a look at all the Maths going on in at these events in our two movies.

World Osprey Week – 24th – 28th March

osprey-smiths-reef-TCI-22-02-14Did you know that it is first ever World Osprey Week during the week of 24th – 28th March?  This is an exciting opportunity for families and schools to learn more about our local ospreys, to follow the amazing migratory journeys of satellite-tagged ospreys around the world and to make contact with schools on  migratory flyways.  Check out Rutland Ospreys website for more details and see our school as one of the Osprey Flyways Project Schools

Here in the Turks and Caicos we are fortunate to have ospreys nesting close to the beach for us to observe.  With ample food all year long, our sub-species lives here throughout the year. Why not plan a family trip to one of the nesting sites in Turtle Cove or Leeward to watch these majestic birds of prey.



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Once Upon a Story Night…

bedtime-stories-march-2014-5“Once Upon a Time, on a lovely little island, at a lovely little school, there were lovely little students who loved reading books and listening to stories…”

If a tale was to be written about our annual evening of Bedtime Stories, that would be a fitting opening line.  The sun had begun to set and just the right amount of breeze was blowing, as dozens of children streamed back to school at 5:30 in the evening, wearing their pajamas, clutching their teddy bears and excitedly awaiting the hour of stories that lay ahead.





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School Council makes a donation to the TCIRF

school-council-donation-march-2014At the end of Fabien Cousteau’s presentation, our Year 5 and 6 School Council representatives invited  Fabien Cousteau, along with David and Don from the TCI Reef Fund, to a special Provo Primary donation presentation.  Two donations were made, one on behalf of the School Council to the TCI Reef Fund and one from the school to Fabien’s ‘Mission 31′ project.




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Fabien Cousteau Visits The Turks and Caicos Islands!

fabien-cousteau-march-2014-3Fabien Cousteau,  world-renowned conservationist and environmentalist and the grandson of Jacques Cousteau, visited the Turks and Caicos Islands last week.  The Turks and Caicos Reef Fund organised an Educational Outreach event for the TCI Student Community and our Year 4, 5 and 6 students attended an inspiring presentation by Fabien about the importance of protecting the marine environment.


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Sk8 Night A Big Success

Skate-night-2014-255Red-faced, sweaty and all smiles, skaters throughout the night enjoyed the camaraderie of skating with pals from school and elsewhere while parents socialized on the bleachers or got in on the act and skated right along with their kids.  While the younger set had a spot to boogie off the “ice”, this year the majority of children attending – from 3 to 13+ – skated, and skated incredibly well, with nary a wipeout to be seen.

A huge thanks to all that came out and supported the event; the cadre of PTA volunteers that manned the admissions table, rink door, concessions and puck shooting contest., making the evening a smooth running success; to Lemon2Go and Giggles, whom generously donated prizes for the puck shooting contest; and to MELT, who treated each child to a $10 voucher on their way out (many of which were seen being used the following afternoon!).


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