‘Teacher/Student Dress Swap Day’ – it was so fun!

A great day was had by all on the last Friday of this month, as the Provo Primary School Council had decided to do a ‘Teacher/Student Dress Swap Day’.

It was fabulous to see how everyone (teachers included) participated in the fun.  Many laughs and giggles were heard throughout the day and there were some astonishing ‘similarities’ between students and teacher impersonations!

One of the most amusing parts of the day was when the Year 6 students presented our Celebration Assembly – taking on the roles of the Principal all the teachers, and giving out awards.  Great job Year 6.  In fact, GREAT JOB to everyone for making it such a fun day!

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More photos of our Special Santa Book Delivery to our friends on South Caicos

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Santa delivers some special books to our friends on South.

A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated books for our Pen Pal Schools on South Caicos, Calvery Christian School and Iris Stubbs Primary School. Altogether we donated 12 big boxes of books – the kindness of our children is quite overwhelming.

Earlier today, Santa flew over to South with his two elf helpers from Year 5, Miss Laranda and PPPA rep, Kelsey, to deliver the books. Looking at the first photo we’ve seen, it certainly looks like it has been a fun time.  We look forward to seeing more photos and hearing more news about their special delivery on their return!

We decided to collect books when we were sad to hear that many of the schools’ books had been damaged by the Hurricanes.  The children looked on their own bookshelves and choose books that they had enjoyed that they thought others would too.

Thank you everyone.  Thank you Santa for taking time out of your busy pre-Christmas preparations to help us, and thank you to Sail Rock for helping us with transporting everyone, and all the boxes, over to South.

Forging Friendships with Schools on South Caicos

Recently, we the Provo Primary School School Council had a super smashing time in South Caicos. The main purpose of our trip was to visit two schools that had been hit quite hard by Hurricanes Irma and Maria – The Calvary Christian School and The Iris Stubbs Primary School.

At school, we had been shown photos of the devastation that had occurred to the classrooms and school buildings. Having seen the damage, we wanted to help in some way.

We wanted to connect with the children and offer a hand of friendship from one school to another.  So, it was decided that we would start a penpal outreach programme with the two schools.

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Hope For Haiti

A BIG, BIG thank YOU and a HUGE well done to all student, parents, teachers and friends of Provo Primary. Through the PTA Movie Night ($638) and the School Council Hats for Haiti Dress Down Day ($174), we have managed to raise a staggering $812. How fantastic is that!

The amount is being donated to the ‘Hope For Haiti’ Charity that assists the children that suffered most, during the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. For more information about the charity go to HopeForHaiti.com

It goes to show what wonderful things we can achieve when working together to help others.


School Council and the Born Free ‘Adopt and Animal’ Venture

school-council-animals-jan-2017 (1) Every last Friday of the month is ‘Dress Down Day’.  Funds that we raise are passed on to the school council to decide how to use.  Funds that are raised in Term 1 are allocated to a global need, Term 2 a local need and Term 3 a school need. There was much debate as to where the Term 1 funds would go.  Where could we as a school help make a difference?

Usually we help charities that support children, but an older member of the School Council suggested helping animals and this created a buzz of interest. Class discussions took place, research began and we discovered the animal charity called Born Free. Contact was made and we discovered that we had raised enough funds for each class from Years 2 to 6 to adopt an animal, from the wild, for a whole year.

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School Council present books galore to Ianthe Pratt School

sc-ianthe-pratt-book-donations-dec-2016Students from Ianthe Pratt School visited Provo Primary this morning. Together with the students from the Middle School, they became our first outside audience to experience our school Christmas performance of ‘A Panto Like No Other’ – hence some of the outfits in the photos! They did say they enjoyed the performance very much; however the excitement and smiles of the students of Ianthe Pratt grew even more when they saw the gift of books that were being presented to them after the show by our School Council. The students could not quite believe that all the books were for them, they were so utterly delighted and could not wait to read them!

A BIG thank you to the P.T.A. for encouraging parents to buy an extra book with their Scholastic order, and also to the children who bought in their own book donations. The P.T.A. also gave a $300 Scholastic budget to the teachers at Ianthe Pratt and they ordered additional books and teaching resources as well.  Altogether there were four big boxes of books for them to take back to their school.

How wonderful it is to share and see the love of reading. Merry Christmas to you all at Ianthe Pratt School.

Hats for Haiti and thank you for YOUR help with the Haiti Fund

sc-hats-for-haiti-oct-2016-25All there is to say is that we are truly truly thankful for all of your donations. Whether it was a gift of clothing, food, bedding, shoes and toiletries and/or a dollar to wear a ‘Hat for Haiti’ on our Dress Down Day. All and everything will go towards helping the people worst hit by hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Well done to the School Council for publicizing, collecting and loading the collection vehicle – YOU made it happen!

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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.


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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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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School Council Egg Decorating Competition

egg-decoration-march-2016Congratulations to everyone who took part in our eggstra-special egg decorating competition.  Wow, what amazing designs. They were eggsquisite!  First and second prize winners where chosen from each age group from Year 1 – 6.  Here they all are, eggshibiting their eggs.  Bold colours, effort, creative ideas and attention to detail were eggsamined by the judge when making their eggstremely challenging choices.

Well done to all of our prize winners – all of whom were naturally eggstatic!

Word play at this time of year is always a joy to eggsplore!  Shel Silverstein clearly was eggsited by this when creating the poem below, which one of our Year 3’s brought to me to share…

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Provo Primary ‘World Book Day Book Swap’

imageFollowing the success of last year’s event, the PTA and School Council are once again collaborating to organise a school-wide ‘World Book Day Book Swap’ on Thursday 3rd March.

Swap your old books for new favourites.  Here’s how it works…

1. Each child wanting to participate donates at least one book (in good condition or new) and brings this/these to the donation box in their class by Tuesday 1st March.
2. In return for the donated book/s, the child will receive a book token on which their name is recorded.

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School Council Crazy Hair Day Success

sc-crazy-hair-jan-2016-(22)A BIG thank you to all you creative parents and carers out there for participating so enthusiastically in our ‘Crazy Hair Day”; we can see now where the children get their ‘creativity’ from.

Take a look at all the photos of our Year 1 – 6s!




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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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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.


Our Book Donations are Happily Received

sc-book-donation-nov-2015 (3)This week, the ‘muscle’ of the School Council passed on your generous book donations from the Book Drive to Ms. Joan from the Public Library Down Town. Working as a team, they carried and loaded boxes upon boxes of books into her van.

While Ms. Joan was at the School, she was taken on a tour of our School Library by two of our School Councilors and was also shown around the school. Miss Joan was very excited by all that she saw. She was impressed by our selection of books and she just loved our computer ‘finger identification’ system that checks books in and out.

We still have some funds that were raised from the first term’s ‘Dress Down Days’ last year that the Councilors decided will be used to buy resources to assist Ms. Joan in the running of her library.

Ms. Joan left with a HUGE smile on her face and asked to pass on an even HUGER thank you to all of you who donated books to this cause. THANK YOU for making this happen and well done to the School Council for doing such a good job!

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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.



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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School Council News September 2015

school-council2015 School Council Elections have come to an end and the new School Councillors have been appointed.

There was a flurry of excitement last week as the students at Provo Primary were preparing presentations for their class explaining why they should be chosen to represent their class in the School Council. The feedback from teachers, students and the children on the presentations was so positive and all those who participated did a ‘fabulous’ job. We had posters, film clips, presentation cards and a whole array of wonderfully confident and vibrant presentations – so well done to ALL of YOU who participated.


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Happy readers enjoy our School Council Book Swap

book-swap-mar-2015 (9)As part of our World Book Day celebrations, the School Council organised a ‘Book Swap’ event. It was lovely to see everyone from Toddlers to Year 6 browsing through the vast collection of donations and happily going home with new books to entertain themselves. My favourite time had to be seeing the face of one of our youngest children beam with an enormous smile when she chose ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’, a book they had been reading in class as part of our Talk4Writing initiative. She was so happy!

Thank you to everyone who took part and helped to make this event a success. Our older year School Councilors helped to sort and organise the books into different age-group levels and our younger year School Councilors helped run the event by guiding and helping children with their choices and stamping book tokens. A real team effort!

The School Council will meet this week to decide where to donate the books that were left over at the end of the event. Many of them are picture books for younger readers. If you know of a local school that would benefit from them, do let us know.

We hope to set up an area in the library for future book swaps – so once you have finished reading your books, bring them in and swaps them again!

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Inviting friends to help bring History alive!

int-school-ed-week-mar-2015 (3)Our Year 5 and 6 School Councils Reps were lucky enough to attend a special Education Week ‘Living History’ activity afternoon at another local school yesterday.

Our visit was both  informative and entertaining; a fun afternoon of learning – that truly brought our TCI history and culture to life!

Through this blog post we hope that teachers, classes and families will share in our experiences.  The children also hope to report back to all of our students about their visit in an assembly time, too.

Our thanks to the staff and students of the International School of the Turks and Caicos who gave us such a warm welcome.

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PTA/School Council Book Swap

pta-book-swap-mar-2015Are you hungry for stories? Looking for a new adventure? Keen for a new Non-fiction theme to explore?  Then swap your old books for new favourites at our PTA/School Council Book Swap on World Book Day (Thursday 5th March).

The book swap works as follows:

1. Each child wanting to participate donates at least one book (in good condition or new) and brings this/these to the donation box in the office by Wednesday 4th March.
2. In return for the donated book/s, the child will receive a book token on which their name and the number of donated books is recorded.
3. On World Book Day, the tokens will be handed out by our School Council reps.
4. The children can then choose a new book(s) from the tables in the gazebo (for each book donated they can choose one to take home) and their token stamped to record their swaps.

It’s simple and fun – what a great way to celebrate World Book Day!

Toy Drive – Bringing smiles to those in need.

toy-drive-2014Thank you everyone for your kind donations of toys.

Our School Council Reps presented them to Captain Miller, from the Salvation Army, who will help to distribute them to children in the community this Christmas.

How wonderful to pass on smiles and happiness.  The spirit of giving is such a lovely feeling, especially when we imagine the smiles on the children’s faces as they open their gifts on Christmas Day.

Wear Blue for Dress Down Day!

wear-blue-nov-2014It’s Dress Down Day this Friday (The last Friday of the month in School) and this month’s theme is ‘wear blue

In honour of World Diabetes Day, which was officially on 14th November, the Turks & Caicos Islands Diabetic Association is reaching out to schools to help raise awareness with a wear BLUE day.

Last month’s Dress Down Day raised $72, in support of breast cancer.  Representatives from our school council with present cheques to both the Turks and Caicos Cancer Society and Diabetic Association later this month.

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