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 Parent Council Info


8th September, 2015

Dear Parents,

Parent Councils

I am writing to share with you important information on parent councils.  As parents, you may form a parent council for our school.

Parents and educators alike know that parental involvement is important to the success of our students and schools.  The introduction of parent councils will provide opportunities for parents to become involved in their child(ren)’s school(s) in new and meaningful ways.

Parent councils are governed by the recently introduced Education (Parent Council) Rules 2015 available at, and may be established for maintained primary and middle schools.

The Ministry of Education will be holding information sessions throughout September to introduce parents to the concept of parent councils.  Workshops will also be held to help interested parents collaborate and work together with principals on how to establish parent councils.

For your information, I have enclosed an FAQ on parent councils.  More detailed information will be provided to you in coming weeks.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, you can contact Kimberley McKeown, Policy Analyst in the Ministry of Education at or at 278-3311.

Mr. O. Osborne

 Science Challenge Sept. 2015


Science Challenge September 2015

This month’s science challenge asked our students to consider the topic of migration. We had very close to 100% participation as you can see from the fabulous board! There were some particularly creative projects that are featured in closeup pics.

Well done everyone! Look out for next month’s challenge on Friday this week.




Dept. of Health 
by Karen Whitecross
 10/8/2015 10:06 AM
Police Gymkhana 
by Karen Whitecross
 10/7/2015 3:48 PM


Youth Camps/Activities


 Ministry of Education

 S.P.S. Daily Rules

  • Listen and follow directions the first time given.
  • No running or talking in the hallway.
  • Raise your hand and wait to be called on.
  • Keep your hands, feet, and all other objects to yourself.
  • Respect others, yourself, and property.
  • If it’s not kind or necessary, then don’t say it, or do it.


 School Creed

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


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                   118
School Colours             Brown and Gold
Motto                         Education: Key To The Future

 SPS Mascot - Buzz Bee


 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


 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.


 Morning and Afterschool Care Information

 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


 Caught "BEE"ing Good recipients

         "BEE" Attitudes month of September:  

Fair and Sincere   

Caught 'Bee'-ing Good!

Recipients week ending 2nd October, 2015





 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


 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.



 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

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