Sharing Christmas Lunch Together

christmas-lunch-2015The festive season at Provo Primary continued on Thursday with our annual Christmas Lunch.  To celebrate this occasion, the children made festive hats and place mats.  It’s always lovely to see the unique creative creations that each class, and every child comes up with.

A big thank you to Robin and his staff at ‘Pizza, Pizza’ for all of your hard work cooking our delicious feast, and for cooking our school lunches every day throughout the year.

 

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Great Sportsmanship at the TCIRFU TAG Rugby Competition

rugby-dec-2015-8-(8)On Saturday 5th December Provo Primary for fortunate enough to be invited to participate in the annual TCIRFU TAG rugby competition for all the schools on the island. This term the children in Years 1-6 have been developing their TAG Rugby skills with Mr. George, together with Courtney Tinkler from the TCIRFU. A big thank you to Courtney for all the fantastic help and resources she has provided. The children have all enjoyed this tremendously.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank the TCIRFU for offering this support to our school programme.

Provo Primary were able to field two teams in the competition, comprised of children from Year 3 – 6 – Provo Primary Ospreys and Provo Primary Pelicans.  Both teams played well throughout the tournament with both reaching the finals for a fantastic head to head game.

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Year 6 enjoy participating in TCHCA ‘Hello Tourist’ initiative

yr-6-hello-tourist-nov-2015 (11)Year 6 recently received an invitation from the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association, which requested their participation in their Hello Tourist initiative. The Hello Tourist scheme aims to make children more aware of the tourism industry here in the TCI by giving insight into the variety of job opportunities that this growing sector offers; why tourism is important to our islands economy and financial well-being and the need for excellent customer service in order to further promote the facilities and resources accessible here on island.

Accepting the invitation ensured that on the 23rd November all members of Year 6 would be treated like a tourist for the day, in order to gain a better understanding of the hotel and tourism industry. With their passports in hand, Year 6 embarked upon a fun-filled and educational day!

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Year 6 Join Steps 4 Good Charity Walk

yr-6-steps-4-good-nov-2015Year 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.

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Thank you for all of your Christmas toy donations

school-council-toy-drive-dec-2015 (2) 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.

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Tree Planting at Provo Primary for World Aids Day

ps-tree-planting-5-2015Trees were planted all around the Turks and Caicos yesterday to mark World Aids Day. Here at Provo Primary, our youngest students helped to plant a mahogany tree in the school playground.

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.

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Have you got your tickets yet?

tickets-dec-2015Jingle 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 info@provoprimary.com or call 441 5638 to reserve them.

 

A festive Jingle Jam tomorrow night for younger ones

Christmas Tots Party.jpgWednesday 2nd December 4:30-6:30PM on the stage at Provo Primary School.

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.

 

 

Preschool look after the Puppies at Potcake Place

ps-potcake-place-nov-2015 (13)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!

 

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Cinderella and Rockerfella – 2015

cinderella-rockerfella-poster-2015“Come and get your ticket to the greatest show in town…”

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 info@provoprimary.com or call 441 5638 to reserve your tickets.

Christmas with the Aliens – 2015

christmas-with-aliens-poster-2015Our Toddlers, Preschool, Junior and Senior Kindergarten Classes present…

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 info@provoprimary.com or call 441 5638 to reserve your tickets.

School Council Toy Drive – Christmas 2015

Standing-Logo-santa-nov2013The Provo Primary School Council invites 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 2nd December.

The gifts will be distributed to other children on the island through The Salvation Army.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

 

Bonfire Night Treats and Thrills

bonfire-night-nov-2015 (6)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.

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Why do we wear a Poppy on Poppy Day?

remembrance-poppyHere 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.

 

 

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Book your table for the Provo Primary PTA Yard Sale – 21st Nov

yard-sale-nov-2015This 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 nikiflowers@gmail.com

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.

 

 

 

 

Provo Primary Halloween Party

pta-halloween-party-2013-tonightSaturday 31st October at Provo Primary School.

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.

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It’s ‘Global Handwashing Day’ Today

global-handwashing-day-2015‘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.

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12 Hour Perform-a-thon a Great Success

perform-a-thon-Oct-2015Thank 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.

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Provo Library Book Drive Thank You

school-council-book-drive-thanks-oct-2015The 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.

 

 

Island Life in Turks and Caicos – Celebrating our National Heritage

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.

Island Life in Turks and Caicos from Brilliant by Tropical Imaging on Vimeo.

This Land of Ours… in memory of the late Rev. Dr. Conrad Howell

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.

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Beautiful by Nature – Celebrating our National Heritage

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?

School Council Provo Library Book Drive

school-Council-Book-Drive-oct-2015Only 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.

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‘The Week of the Young Child’ – October 5-9, 2015

week-of-young-child-oct-2015-1Each year during the month of October, the Department of Early Childhood Education celebrates ‘The Week of the Young Child’.

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?

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Local Children plan a 12-hour PERFORM-A-THON Rescheduled

12-hr-performathonThe 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 nikiflowers@gmail.com
The children will also benefit greatly from support on the day – come along and cheer them on!

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