Year 2 recreate their brains, in creative ways!

Year 2 have been learning about the different parts of their brain and the jobs they perform. The children created and labelled their brains using different mediums – rocks, coral, leaves, paper, etc.

The brain guides everything that we do: our body’s movements, our decision making, and our emotions. Did you know that we have the power to make our brains stronger every day?

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Year 1 Cuisenaire Face Challenge

As best as our young Year 1s can, they are facing all the challenges of remote learning with a smile of their face and growth mindset! It certainly looks like they enjoyed using resources from their home learning packs to enhance their remote learning experience.

Using Cuisenaire rods in their pack, their challenge was to make a face. They then they took a photo of it and added it to their Seesaw journal to share with their teacher.   

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First day of the new school year…

Congratulations…we made it through the first day of the 2020/21 school year. Well done, everyone!

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Daycare Provision at Provo Primary

Painting a weather scene

Provo Primary re-opened it’s Early Years section of the school when deemed it was safe to do so by The Turks and Caicos Education Department and Ministry of Health, in June.

As soon as our school closed, it was always our intention to offer in school provision for this age group having recognized that online learning was not an option and we were happy to be able to do so.

Although not all of our families took advantage of our in school daycare provision, families who felt their children had really missed the social aspect of being with their peers, were keen for them to return. Parents who needed to return to work were grateful for help looking after their children, after a long period at home.

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Music lessons at Provo Primary and Middle School

We would appreciate it if you could complete a short survey so we can assess interest in the variety of instrumental teaching on offer, from our student body and wider community.

We are excited and look forward to recommencing our private and small group music lessons this year at Provo Primary and Middle School. These will take place after school and at weekends and will be in addition to our music and performing arts classes that take place within school hours.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you.

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Education Department DRAFT Guidelines for the Re-Opening of Schools:

Provo Primary and Middle School have received the draft guidelines for the re-opening of schools in September.  The schools’ leadership team have met to discuss these and provide feedback to the Department of Education.

We will attend meetings with the Department of Education over the coming days, alongside local government and private schools, and participate fully in the consultation process.

We will further update our parent body as soon as we have clear guidance on the reopening of our school, the protocols we will be following and the format of the education we will be providing in the first instance.

Please be assured that the received Draft Guidelines match with the planning and staff training that we have in place. This ensures that we will be able to work quickly to make plans ahead of the new school year.

See all our reopening news here.

Preparing to Reopen – September 2020

We have been busy preparing the school for re-opening in September. While we await government advice on the reopening of schools, due in the coming weeks, we want to share some of our planning at this stage.

All staff have worked to prepare classrooms and protocols in order to help us meet a range of scenarios that may face us in September. Our intention is to be ready for all eventualities, so that learning for our students can be seamless during the upcoming term and beyond.

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Congratulations to our 2020 Graduating Year 6

We are all very proud of our Year 6 graduates!

Their graduation had to be conducted individually with restricted gatherings and safety protocols, but the spirit, pride and feel of our usual graduation was evident throughout.

Here is one of our amazing student’s graduation memories – coronavirus style!
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Pineapple Paradise in the School Garden!

Mrs B’s pineapples are thriving during lockdown in the school garden.

I’m hoping for a slice of one of her infamous pineapple upside-down cakes sometime soon!

Did you know the first upside down cakes were not made with pineapple, but with other seasonal fruits like apples and cherries. The use of pineapple began in 1901 when Jim Dole established the Hawaiian Pineapple Company (now known as the Dole Company) and started to produce and market mass quantities of canned pineapple.

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“We Are Turks and Caicos… We’ll See You Soon!” says Year 2 and 4


Inspired by a recent Turks and Caicos Tourist Board destination video, ‘We are Turks and Caicos’, our Year 2 and 4 home learners became creative graphic designers and multimedia creators, designing their own promotional media offerings to promote the very best of our islands to visitors.

The original video was made in an effort to keep the destination of the Turks and Caicos Islands in the forefront of the minds of potential visitors, with the message, ‘We’ll see you soon!’   It promotes wanderlust for paradise with the use of breathtaking imagery that highlights the ‘Beautiful by Nature’ islands and its hospitable people.

Click on to see some individual videos the children made.

All in all, I think you’ll agree that our students efforts equally highlight and promote what makes the TCI such a special place to come and visit.

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Year 7 & 8 Explore Lockdown Experience in Art

Students in across the school have been busy with their continuing education at home during the current school closures.

As part of our PSHE and Personal Growth curricula, Years 7 and 8 explored their feeling and thoughts about the current lockdown through artwork.

Children shared their artwork at our assembly time, conducted through video conferencing. Despite the challenges, it was clear that our students were keen to be learning together again back at school soon. The optimism and collective support among peers is something we cannot wait to share in!

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Celebration Assembly – Home Learning Style – Friday 3rd April 2020

This week families have nominated all the teachers to receive ‘Stars of the Week’ certificates as part of our virtual Primary School Celebration Assembly.  What a wonderful way to end an usual spring term of learning.

Teachers have done an amazing job adjusting to distant learning through our Home Learning Programme and happy students sharing their love and appreciation for them is heartwarming to see.  Thank you everyone for all your photos and videos.

If it’s ever been true that it takes a village to raise a child, this is a moment for that village to come together, and Provo Primary and Middle School’s teachers and parents have certainly been a great team and led the way.  School may be closed but our student’s brains have been open for business as usual!

Celebration Assembly – Home Learning Style – Fri 27th March 2020

After a successful week of distant learning through our Home Learning Programme, of course we had to end the week with our usual primary school ‘Celebration Assembly’.  Congratulations to all our students, parents and teachers – through your great teamwork and hard work, learning has continued to flourish at Provo Primary School. It was lovely to celebrate this virtually, imagining we were on the school field as usual.  Thank you everyone for all your participation and for doing the best you can.

What’s one of your favourite early reading memories?

The ‘King’s Breakfast’  by ‘AA Milne’ is one of my favourite childhood poems that popped into my head just recently, as a matter of fact.  I loved hearing my parents reading this to me at bedtime. I’m not sure that I appreciated the meaning behind it at the time, but I certainly loved the rhythm and miter!  I imagine it set me off to sleep in a lullaby-like way.

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Today is World Book Day!

A day to celebrate authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) to celebrate reading across the school.

 

 

 

 

 

Education Week 2020 Remarks from our Minister for Education

MINISTERIAL STATEMENT

“As we commence a week of activities celebrating Education Week 2020, I am indeed grateful to Almighty God for all he has done for us in the Turks and Caicos Islands.  Every praise is to our God!

This week, is a time that highlights education as the path that leads to a future full of hope, promise and prosperity. The role of education is to nurture, grow and realize every child’s potential, hence this year’s theme ‘Building a Resilient and Inclusive Education System’.

A high quality education system is the heart and vision of our Government. With education being at the core of Turks and Caicos Islands’ mission for social change and development. We must continue to raise our efforts in celebrating our teachers, as teachers are the vanguards of sustained transformation.  My Ministry has made lifelong learning a priority. We are dedicated to providing all our children with good choices for life. We are resolute about our nation’s economic strength, our children’s future.

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Year 8 Field Trip to Fortis TCI

Education Week 2020 – 1st – 6th March 2020

National Education Week here in the Turks and Caicos will be observed between 1st – 6th March 2020 under the theme, “Building a Resilient and Inclusive Education System”.

Click on to see how we will be celebrating Education Week at Provo Primary and Middle School.

This year’s theme song for Education Week,  is written and performed by the Clement Howell High School Choir.

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Year 3 Safer Internet Day Activities – 2020

Safer Internet Day activities took place all across the school last week, encouraging our students to explore how they manage their online identity and safety, and how the internet shapes how they think of themselves and others.

Year 3 had fun creating paper and online avatars and made posters about being SMART online.

 

 

 

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National Spelling Bee 2020

Congratulations to our novice National Spelling Bee team. They gave it their best and made it to the 3rd round.  a great example of a ‘can do’ attitude.  Thanks Mrs Laranda for preparing and accompanying them, and parents for their support. With experience under their belt, next year here they come!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talking to your child about their online life – Safer Internet Day 2020

From Under 5s to Middle Schoolers, Safer Internet Day (Tuesday 11th) is a fantastic opportunity to have a conversation with your child about using the internet safely, responsibly and positively – we can all play a role in empowering children and young people to enjoy their time safely online!

We now see young children going online to play games, talk to family, watch videos, research topics of interest, and even learn to use voice enabled tech like Alexa and Siri to find out about their world.  Older children engage in social audiences, get news about current events and do research, purchase books, clothing, or music; or get information about health and well-being.

Many young people acknowledge the unique challenges – and benefits – of growing up in our digital age. Internet use, and the age that you should begin speaking to your child, will differ between families but essentially as children start engaging with technology and the internet these conversations can and should begin.

Click on to see some top tips for parents and carers for under fives right up to teenagers from saferinternet.org and childnet.com.

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It’s Safer Internet Day Today!

Every year children all over the world in over 140 countries participate in the event known as Safer Internet Day.  It’s a day we celebrate each year at Provo Primary and Middle School.

This year’s theme is ‘Together for a better Internet’, with a focus on online identities.  It encourages children to think about what online identity means, how they manage theirs, and how the internet shapes their view of others as well as themselves.

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Middle School Fundraising Items for Sale

Our Middle school fundraising items will be for sale in school at collection all week. All proceeds will contribute to the Y7 & Y8 field trips in the summer.

 

 

Elf Olympics – Dec 2019

Provo Primary’s talented Kindergarten, Year 1 and 2 astounded their audience with their amazing holiday productions, Elf Olympics.

Congratulations to all the children for a wonderful performance!

Here’s a short movie of photos and video highlights (photos by Chrystel Kendrew).

Catch us at the Fish Fry tonight for all your holiday gifts

Beautiful student art bags, mugs, calendars and greeting cards all ready for the Fish Fry tonight! Raising money for our field trips in Y7 & 8 this summer.

 

 

 

 

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