|Scholarships offered for local school|
|Thursday, 07 July 2011 11:12|
KH Capital is offering funding for students to attend Provo Primary School. Children of employees of KH Capital are eligible to apply for scholarship assistance beginning with the upcoming 2011-12 school year.
Provo Primary is a private school on the island of Providenciales, having opened its doors almost 18 years ago to children of preschool age. Today the school, centrally located behind the Graceway IGA, offers a caring, well rounded education for students age 2-12.
“Our aim at Provo Primary is to offer high academic standards, while helping children develop their unique strengths, talents and passion for life time learning,” explains school’s Director Alison Williams. “In doing this, we help our students reach levels of attainment that may normally not be available to them. An example of this would be the fact that many of our year 5 and 6 age children are attaining year 7 and 8 levels in literacy, numeracy or science.”
This year, in high school entrance exams, Provo Primary students achieved first place in Maranatha High School and TCI Middle School placement tests and second place in the year 7 BWI collegiate exam. Two of these students were year 5 age.
Alongside the academic subjects, Provo Primary offers extensive creative arts and sports programmes. “We consider being physically active and enjoying a healthy lifestyle a really important aspect of school life,” Williams said.
The school’s sports programme utilises the world class sporting facilities that surround it, such as the Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association soccer pitch, the National Stadium and the Graceway Sports Centre.
The programme includes athletics, soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, cricket and other team games as well as dance, aerobics, yoga and gymnastics. Thanks to the support of KH Capital, the owners and residents, the students have also participated in a swimming programme using the neighbouring Flamingo Park pool.
This year the school also added a large artificial football/soccer pitch which the children use for sports and playtime. “This has been a huge hit with the children,” Williams said.
Brentford Handfield has been teaching steel drums as part of the school’s after school programme, impressing crowds at this year’s Fools Regatta. “We are pleased and excited to announce that Brentford will be extending his role, and teaching music throughout the school next year,” Handfield said.
Music and arts play an important role in school life, with theatrical performances each Christmas when they invite members of the community to come and see their amazing array of talents.
For more information, contact Alison Williams at
or Sian Jones at
, or check out the school blog at provoprimaryblog.com.
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