E. P. Roberts Primary School

"Hallmark of Excellence!"

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"OUR LEADER OF EXCELLENCE"

Mrs. Janice Moss, Principal

OUR ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Vision Statment

To become the premier learning institution that promotes excellence in academic performance, discipline and respect, supported by parents and the wider community to produce global competitors.

Theme for 2014-2015

“Enhancing Academic Proficiency through Collaboration, Performance and Accountability”

Weekly Bulletin: April 27 - May 1, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

"Serving with Excellence!"

JOKE FOR THE WEEK

This is a conversation between a lost boy and a few police officers.

Police: Where do you live?

Small Boy: With my parents.

Police: Where do your parents live?

Small Boy: With me.

Police: And where do you all live?

Small Boy: Together.

Police: Where is your home?

Small Boy: Beside my neighbor’s house.

Police: Where is your neighbor’s house?

Small Boy: If I tell you, you will not believe me.

Police: Tell me?

Small Boy: Next to my house.

BELATED BIRTHDAY GREETINGS

to Mrs. Kayshann Thompson who celebrated on Saturday. We hope you had a great day and may God continue to bless you!

DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE MORNING GUARDS

The following persons are assigned to distribute late slips this morning:

1. Mr. Malkovich Taylor

2. Mrs. Tennille Ryan

3. Ms. Nicole Munroe

4. Ms. Cynthia Neymour

Nurse Mortimer will be in Mrs. Ryan's office from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

INFORMAL OBSERVATIONS

Please be reminded that informal observations continue this week.

HOLBOURNE READING TEST & THE READING INVENTORY ASSESSMENT

The testing of students in reading continues this week.

REGISTRATION FOR GRADE ONE

Registration for grade one students is ongoing. Requirements for registration are as follows:


  • Student must be present
  • Student Permit (for non-Bahamians)
  • Birth Certificate and/or passport
  • Passport photograph
  • Passport of parent/s
  • Immunization Card
  • National Insurance Card
  • Cable/telephone/electricity/water bill (showing proof of where you live)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE MORNING GUARDS

The following persons are assigned to distribute late slips this morning:

1. Ms. Virginia Brown

2. Ms. Nicole Munroe

3. Mr. Malkovich Taylor

4. Ms. Cynthia Neymour

DETENTION SLIPS

Please ensure that you submit the names of students for detention to Ms. Robinson today so that the detention notice forms can be sent home.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

MATH ASSEMBLY

Assembly will be held this morning and will be led by the teachers and students of grade five. The theme is "Math to the Core." Please ensure that your bulletin boards reflect the theme.

DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE MORNING GUARDS

The following persons are assigned to distribute late slips this morning:

1. Ms. Georgia Robinson

2. Mrs. Tennille Ryan

3. Mrs. Lauretta Marshall

4. Ms. Cynthia Neymour

Thursday, April 30, 2015

DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE MORNING GUARDS

The following persons are assigned to distribute late slips this morning:

1. Ms. Nicole Munroe

2. Ms. Virginia Brown

3. Mrs. Maneica Pratt

4. Ms. Cynthia Neymour

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

The School Board Meeting will be held today at 12 noon in Mrs. Moss' office. Please make a special effort to be on time.

Friday, May 1, 2015

DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE MORNING GUARDS

The following persons are assigned to distribute late slips this morning:

1. Mr. Malkovich Taylor

2. Mrs. Lauretta Marshall

3. Ms. Georgia Robinson

4. Ms. Cynthia Neymour

Nurse Mortimer will be in Mrs. Ryan's office from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE DETENTION ROSTER

The following persons are assigned to monitor detention this afternoon from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Detention will be held in grade six and students must bring a sharpened pencil. In addition, teachers please be reminded to submit the names of the students for detention to Ms. Robinson every Tuesday afternoon to ensure that letters are distributed on Wednesday.


1. Mrs. Abigail Neely

2. Ms. Vernet Duncan

3. Ms. Rayette Julien

4. Ms. Tonya Storr

"ENHANCING OUR PRACTICE"

FACTS ABOUT THE BAHAMAS

Facts about The Bahamas in preparation for Bahamian Day.


National Symbols

National Bird: The Flamingo

National Fish: The Blue Marlin

National Tree: Lignum Vitae

National Flower: Yellow Elder

Coat of Arms

Motto: "Forward, Upward, Onward, Together"

Bahamas Flag - The flag colors are aquamarine, gold, and black. The colors are very symbolic. Gold stands for the sun and sand. Aquamarine stands for the sea

The black triangle stands for the unity of the Bahamian people, moving forward together.


National Anthem

Lift up your head to the rising sun, Bahamaland,
March on to glory, your bright banners waving high,
See how the world marks the manner of your bearing;
Pledge to excel thro' love and unity.
Pressing onward, march together, to a common loftier goal;
Steady sunward tho' the weather hide the wide and treacherous shoal.
Lift up your head to the rising sun, Bahamaland,
'til the road you've trod lead unto your God, March on Bahamaland.


The official name of the country is The Commonwealth of the Bahamas but it is most often just called The Bahamas. The name "Bahamas" came from the Spanish word "bajamar", which means "shallow water". The Bahamas is surrounded by shallow waters.


Independence

On July 10,1973 the Bahamas became an independent country from the United Kingdom.


Capital

Nassau is the capital city and is located on the island of New Providence.


Geography

The Bahamas is an archipelago nation with about 700 islands. About 40 of the islands are populated. The islands cover an area of about 100,000 square miles. Although the Bahamas is considered to be part of the Caribbean it is not geographically in the Caribbean. It is located in the Atlantic Ocean. The Bahamas is right on the edge of the infamous Bermuda Triangle. The highest point in the Bahamas is Mount Alvernia on Cat Island.


Main Islands

There are about fifteen main islands in the Bahamas: Abaco, Acklins & Crooked Island, Andros, Bimini, Berry Islands, Cat Island, Eleuthera, Exuma, Grand Bahama, Inagua, Long Island, New Providence & Paradise Island, Mayaguana Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador.


Out Islands

All the Islands of the Bahamas are called Out Islands or Family islands, except for New Providence and Grand Bahama. This is because that is where the two biggest cities are located. Nassau is in New Providence and Freeport is in Grand Bahama.


Population

There are about 320,000 people in the Bahamas and most of them, about 200,000, live in Nassau.


History

On 12 October 1492 Columbus landed on San Salvador, an island in the Bahamas.

Woodes Rogers, the first Royal Governor of the Bahamas, was a former pirate.