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The First Day of School for Students:       

Tuesday, 8th September, 2015


 Honours/Excellence Recipients - Term II

 Relay For Life

Teachers, parents and friends of Somerset Primary supported the Relay for Life fund-raiser at National Sports Complex, on Friday, 29th May, 2015. The school choir, under the direction of Mrs. Shannon Rose, opened up the entertainment segment of the event, with a rendition of 4 songs.




 Thank You!


1st June, 2015

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),
Sincere thanks and appreciation to those of you who supported the various fundraisers we participated in as a school this school year.  
In addition to financial support for school supplies the following will give details of what we as a school family contributed towards charities:

Thanks for making our partnership a meaningful one.  Your contributions helped to make a difference in the life of someone and assisted us in providing materials for the school.
Mr. O’Brien Osborne



 School Calendar

9/8/2015 8:45 AM   Students Return To School 

 P6 Art Lesson


 Bda Civics Quiz - House Competition 2015

From the desk of the Social Studies Coor
Good afternoon Parents,
We had a wonderful start to our school-wide game show: This is your Bermuda!  The students showed confidence and many of them were able to answer their own questions and team questions. Please continue to support your child by learning their grade level quiz questions at home. If they have already had a turn in the quiz, let them continue learning. You never know if they’ll get called on again!
Ms. Gooden-Young

 Differentiated Learning

 Jump To Be Fit Special Assembly


Dear Parents,

Please be informed that there has been an increase in absences due to gastrointestinal illness. I have contacted the nurse epidemiologist at the Department of Health and was informed that the outbreak is island-wide.  Should your child show any of the symptoms outlined in the fact sheet, please keep him/her home until 48 hours after the last episode of diarrhea. In the meantime, there should be increased attention to cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces such as desks/tables, railings and doorknobs. Again, I am requesting that you please honor the exclusion from school policy for diarrhea and vomiting illness, which is 48 hours after the last episode of diarrhea/vomiting.

Thank you,
O'Brien A. F. Osborne

 Arbor Day Activities

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20th April, 2015

Dear Parent,

This letter is to notify you that we continue to be experiencing an outbreak of chickenpox. The number of reported cases at our school is 10. Along with the Department of Health, we recommend that you protect your child and the Som­erset Primary School community from chickenpox.

Please note that there are some people who are susceptible to the virus because they have not/cannot be vaccinated or are at risk for severe complications from chicken pox, stopping outbreaks is vital. If your child does develop chickenpox, he/she should be kept home until ALL chickenpox rash has scabbed over (5 –6 days after the last pox has scabbed over).

Please help us to protect your child and the spread of chickenpox in our school. Please also read the Health/Medical section on our website for additional details about other infectious illnesses.

Thank you,

Mr. O. Osborne


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P3 Field Trip
P3 students went on a field trip to Pitman’s Pond to learn about native, endemic and introduced plant species.

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 PTA Information

Good Morning SPS Family,
Thank you so much for your efforts this Sunday in Dockyard for the Bermuda Triple Challenge.
I know some of you have communicated your feedback already and I have passed that onto Glen.
THANK YOU so much for helping make this event part of our annual fundraising.
Dawn Berry
PTA President

 Honours/Excellence Recipients

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Academic Merit Award
Students who earn 70-79% in core and encore subjects.

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 PTA Meeting








Hats off to our Guidance Counselor  for planning and organizing our January 2015 PTA meeting. The workshops: Coping with Loss, Organization, Positive Discipline and Co-parenting were timely practical and very well received by our parents.  The strong  attendance of parents (mothers and fathers) shows firm commitment and support.

Thank you,



 C.H.E.C.K.mate Program

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
School Hours                8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Enrollment                   120
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


 Ministry of Education

 Cambridge Results


TERM ONE  -  Mon, 8th Sept - Wed, 17th Dec, 2014
TERM TWO  -  Tues, 6th Jan - Fri, 27th Mar, 2015
TERM THREE  -  Wed, 8th Apr - Thurs, 25th Jun, 2015


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.



Dept. of Health 
by Karen Whitecross
 6/18/2015 10:09 AM

 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 June:    

Make Responsible Choices

Caught 'Bee'-ing Good! Recipients week ending 29th May, 2015




 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

 Handbell Choir

 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.


 Spring Break Fun Day

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Egg Drop Competition 2015

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 1st day of school September 2014

 Morning and Afterschool Care Information

 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




 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

 Somerset Primary School Choir



Wellness Wednesday

Committing to our school theme: Healthy Mind; Healthy Body; Healthy Community, Somerset Primary Students recognized World Heart by doing jumping jacks during a portion of their lunch play time. The students learned that jumping jacks is an activity that can quickly get the heart pumping. They also learned that when the body is engaged in vigorous exercise their muscles require more oxygen to keep them functioning.

 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.

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