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Under the supervision of teachers, Mr. Campbell, Mrs. Siese and Ms. Monk Somerset Primary has started a Robotics Club. Keen upper school students, along with the teachers have spent several lunch hours learning how to build and programme robots. Students in Primary 4 have been learning how to apply the basic principles of programming in their IT classes.

On Monday, 16th May, 2016, Mr. Campbell and the robotics team (Harry Berry; Najay DaCosta; Tashuna Dublin; Amara Richards, Head Girl; Dayla Richards, and Anaya West, Head Boy)  participated in Bermuda’s First annual Robotics Competition, where they attained first place honours in the ‘Skills Challenge’. Congratulations to the students and teachers on a job well done!



On Friday, 13th May, Somerset Primary ‘Bees’  entered a contingent of athletes in the 2016 Bermuda Pacers School Relay Classic. Our boys’ 4 by 100 A- team (Kee-Zai Cann, Stefan Jones, Arye’ Tucker and Anaya West) placed first in the qualifying heat and the final in primary school category; 4 by 100 B- team (Kai Sampson, Zaeden Stewart, Anai Jjombe’, and Jaelyn Grant) placed  4th in the qualifying heat and also in the finals. The Girls’ 4 by 100 team (Ashley Burrows, Malaya Raynor, Dayla Richards, and Ghile’ Daily) placed 3rd  in the qualifying round and 4th in the final.  The girls’ 4 by 400 team (Malaya Raynor, Tashuna Dublin, Anisa Seon, and Zaylie Millett) placed 6th in the final. The boys’ 4 by 400 team (Stefan Jones, Andrew Phillips, Zaeden Stewart, Jadon Simmons) placed 2nd in the final. Congratulations on a fine performance, student athletes and Coach Edwards.

O’Brien A. F. Osborne



Somerset Eagles Football ProgramNew Attachment
by Karen Whitecross
 5/26/2016 1:24 PM
Dept. of Health 
by Karen Whitecross
 5/26/2016 8:48 AM
Dept. of Communication and Information Attachment
by Karen Whitecross
 4/21/2016 10:35 AM
Centre Against Abuse Attachment
by Karen Whitecross
 1/18/2016 1:45 PM

 G.R.E.A.T Graduation


The GREAT programme consists of a series of lessons taught by officers of the Bermuda Police Service. The lessons are designed to help students make decisions that will not only allow them to avoid becoming part of a gang, but also to become a well-rounded citizen. During classes, students participated in discussions, role-playing, and group work. They learned how to make GREAT choices, and to communicate more clearly. They also practiced controlling their anger and respecting others. Becoming a GREAT citizen is an important part of growing up, and we would like to thank our instructors for the interesting lessons they taught.

Ms. Sophia Burch, School Counsellor
Ms. Lisa Siese, P6 Teacher



On Thursday March 3rd  Urijah Williams, Azori Stewart and their Para educator, Mrs. deChabert,  visited Bermuda’s Premier, The Honorable Michael Dunkley at the Cabinet Building. Uriah and Azori presented Premier Dunkley with a collage of the many symbols of Bermuda; in return  he gifted them with books.


 Tug of War 2016

 Healthy Heart Walk 2016

 Somerset Primary School Choir 2016

 Honours/Excellence Recipients


 Final SCORE Report


 S.P.S. Daily Rules


Be Responsible
Be Safe
Re Respectful
Be Safe
Be Ready to Learn
Be Safe
  • Flush the toilet
  • Wash your hands
  • Put trash in garbage cans
  • Keep floor dry
  • Report to office
  • Use quiet voices
  • Wait your turn
  • Give people privacy
  •  Listen for instructions
  • Get back to class quickly
  • Follow directions


Classroom Lunch
  • All food and drink stay in eating areas
  • Stay in your assigned seat
  •  Clean up your area: table and floor
  • Listen to all adults and prefects
  •  Listen for instructions
  • Follow directions

 Hallway &


  •  Walk quietly on blue and white
  • Follow dress code
  • Keep hands to self
  •  Follow adult directions
  • Use appropriate language and tone
  • Be mindful of work on the walls
  •  Listen for instructions
  • Get back to class quickly
  • Follow directions
  •  Use good manners
  • Have a positive attitude
  •  Follow adult directions
  • Use appropriate language and tone
  • Use the front office entrance and wait your turn
  •  Listen for instructions
  • Get back to class quickly
  • Follow directions
  •  Bring all supplies
  • Turn work in on time
  • Take care of classroom materials
  • Use kind words and actions
  • Follow directions
  • Use appropriate voice level
  •  Stay on task
  • Participate actively
  • Complete all work
  • Take care of equipment
  • Stay within boundaries
  • Follow adult directions
  • Use kind words
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to self
  • Follow the rules of the game
  •  Line up quickly
  • Use appropriate voice level when reentering school
  • Listen when new games are introduced
  • Stay in seat
  • Be safe
  • Stay alert
  • Use kind words
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to self
  • Use a appropriate voice level
  • Listen for instructions
  • Follow directions
  • Keep belongings together


 C.H.E.C.Kmates Lunch

Somerset Primary School is always looking for ways to improve and enhance student learning and behaviour.

In June of 2004, the Principal, Mrs. Richardson challenged the staff to put extra support in place for students.  This challenge was accepted and implemented in September 2004.  The entire staff including our  Administrative Assistant and now the custodians, too, enthusiastically agreed to take students “under their wings” to give any support and encouragement necessary.  The staff seeing the impact this could have on all students wholeheartedly agreed that this shall be extended to all students at Somerset Primary.  Students and teachers were grouped based on already established relationships and/or randomly picked names.  Parents were introduced to the concept at our first PTA meeting that September. 

We brainstormed at a Team Meeting on activities that could be done, with the understanding that spending time with students, not material things, must be of primary importance.  The response from students was overwhelming.  They were overjoyed to meet and know their C.H.E.C.K.mates.  The acronym C.H.E.C.K.mate means —

          Communication, Humour, Encouragement, Cooperation for Kids.

This program has had a positive impact on teachers, parents and students.  Meaningful relationships have been established.  Students and teachers search out each other to celebrate successes and address concerns.  During activities students are assured of a C.H.E.C.K.mate who cheers especially for him/her.

It’s a delight to see C.H.E.C.K.mates interacting during break times, having lunch together, chatting, visiting the farm or beach, meeting and greeting others with a sense of purpose.  Teachers and students get excited.  One can often hear both teacher and students say “That’s my C.H.E.C.K.mate.”

We are enthused that all members of staff, teachers and support staff, are involved in this programme.




 Somerset Primary School

Our Mission is
To provide quality education
in a caring environment
that will recognize the various
cultural, intellectual and social differences
of students with the sole aim of
developing the whole child
-   Intellectually, Physically, Socially,
Psychologically and Spiritually.

2 Gilbert Lane
Sandys MA03
Phone: 234-1440
Fax: 234-3073

 School Information

Principal                      O'Brien Osborne
Deputy                        Angela Edwards
Counselor                    Sophia Burch
School Hours                8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Enrollment                   122
School Colours             Brown and Gold
Motto                         Education: Key To The Future


May 2016


5/27/2016 12:00 PM   Heritage Tasting ExtravaganzaNew 
5/31/2016 8:45 AM   Common Core Assessment - English Language Arts 
6/1/2016 8:45 AM   Common Core Assessment - Math 
6/7/2016 8:45 AM   Common Core Assessment - Science & Social Studies 
6/17/2016 10:00 AM   P6 School Leaving Ceremony 
6/20/2016 12:00 AM   National Heroes Day - School closed 
6/24/2016 8:45 AM   Last Day for Students 

 Message from the Principal

 Principal’s Pledge    

I respect each person in this school and I will show it in my daily actions.

I will do my very best to promote a positive and caring environment where:

Ancillary staff members perform their duties with pride, teachers can teach, and the students can fulfill their potential for academic and personal growth.


 For the safety and security of all our students we ask that all parents and visitors report first to the office, and all deliveries  be made through the office.

O'Brien Osborne, Principal




 SCORE Advisory Committee Documents

 Commissioner's Vision Awardees


Somerset Primary P6 students Najay DaCosta, Stefan Jones, Amara Richards and Anaya West, were among the Island’s top students celebrated for the Commissioner’s Vision Awards, a police initiative for each of Bermuda’s schools.

They were told by Michael DeSilva, the Commissioner of Police, to “Be honest about everything you do and say, be positive no matter what the circumstances, be enthusiastic, be committed to your education, be respectful — and respect starts with yourself,”

“Do the right thing. Always do the right thing, even when no one is looking.”

Najay, Stefan, Amara and Anaya were nominated  because they exemplify the police core values of professionalism, integrity, respect, accountability, dedication, courage and unity.

The awards were opened by police spokesman Dwayne Caines, who told the gathering at the Berkeley Institute: “The compass has several directions, but north is the most important. You can never get lost if you know where north is. Boys and girls, you are your peers’ north.”



 School Activities 2015/2016

 Cambridge Results


The Uniform Store on Union Street has Somerset Primary School brown winter dresses, summer dresses, khaki and grey trousers, white shirts, brown socks and brown jackets that can be monogrammed on site. The Uniform Store is located in the Cyrus Building at 11 Union street, Hamilton. Email them on for further information.

The Gibbons Company sells the school tie, white shirts and khaki and grey shorts.


 Sports Day 2016

 Spring Activities 2016

 Morning and Afterschool Care Information

 Ministry of Education

 Green Family Adopt-a-School Donation

Dear Parents,

As part of the ongoing support of our school by the Green Family.  Please accept the Bermuda Parent magazine which will be distributed quarterly for your perusal.

I am sure you will find this magazine a very informative and useful resource for parenting.

Thank you
Mr. Osborne



Youth Camps/Activities

 Caught "BEE"ing Good recipients

         "BEE" Attitudes month of May:  

Tolerant & Honest

Caught 'Bee'-ing Good!

Recipients week ending 20th May, 2016



Monthly Bee Prize winners

Kree Holdipp

A'myah Raynor-Basden

Xave Smith

Zaeden Stewart

Perdita Thorpe

 Somerset Primary "BEE" Attitudes


Polite              Courteous           Sincere
Patient            Responsible        Compassionate
Fair                Self-Controlled    Truthful
Honest            Optimistic           Kind
Respectful      Dependable        Warm and Welcoming
Confident       Courageous         Tolerant
Principled       Trustworthy     Responsible for Choices


 School Song

I am Someone Special

I am someone special in this great big world.
There is no one else like me.
I can make a difference, make a dream come true,
‘cause I believe in myself,
Yes I do.
Oh, I care about who I am.
I care about what I do.
I care about being the best that I can be,
I care about being me.
I can be a doctor or an astronaut,
All I have to do is choose.
I can be a farmer with a college degree.
No one else can decide,
Only me.
Oh, I care about who I am.
I care about what I do.
I care about being the best that I can be,
I care about being me.

 Congratulations! Student Leaders 2015/2016







 If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn . . .
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight . . .
If a child lives with fear, he learns to be apprehensive . . .
If a child lives with pity, he learns to feel sorry for himself . . .
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy . . .
If a child lives with jealousy, he learns to feel guilt . . .


If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient . . .
If a child lives with encouragement, he learns to be confident . . .
If a child lives with praise, he learns to be appreciative . . .
If a child lives with acceptance, he learns to love . . .
If a child lives with honesty, he learns what truth is . . .
If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice . . .
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith in himself and those about him . . .
If a child lives with friendliness, he learns the world is a nice place in which to live . . .


 Dorothy L. Law

 School Creed - Manners

We say, "Thank you."
We say, "Please."
We don't interrupt or tease.
We don't argue.  We don't fuss.
We listen when folks talk to us.
We share our toys and take our turn.
Good manners aren't too hard to learn.
It's really easy, when you find.
Good manners means

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