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 School Leaving Ceremony 2017

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 Honours/Excellence June 2017

 Honours/Excellence Assembly / P6 School Leaving Information

 PTA End-of-Year BBQ

 End of Year picnic


Dear P5 & P6 Parents,

There have been two recent incidents of cyberbullying at our school. In the first instance one of our students was threatened by an older teen. The incident was serious enough to warrant police intervention. The second incident involved our own students. The vitriolic language used was shocking and very concerning. As a result, the outreach police officer (PC Bridgeman) for our school was invited to speak to our P5 and P6 students.

From the meeting our students learned that at their age it is illegal for them to access social media (Snap Chat, Twitter, Facebook etcetera). The students also learned about Bermuda’s Electronic Communications Act 2001( ).  I am encouraging you to have full control over all of your children’s electronic devices. This will help to protect them from themselves, cyberbullies and predators.

At our PTA meeting in April, Berkeley Institute student, Chefanies Williams, shared her personal experience about being bullied. During this time she also shared excerpts from her book: A Place Without Bullies. If you don’t already have a copy, I strongly urge you to purchase one and read it with your child(ren). This is another way you can help to protect them from themselves, cyberbullies and predators.


O’Brien A. F. Osborne

 Fundraising 2016-2017


Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

I take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to those of you who supported the various fundraisers over the course of the 2016/2017 school year.

In addition to assisting local charities, your contributions provided instructional resources and opportunities for our teachers and students.

The following will give details of what we as a school family contributed:

25th Nov - Fundraiser for Haiti


13th Apr - Autism Socks Rocks $215.80
5th May - Open Airways $286.40
19th May - Put On Purple for Lupus $251.79
  - Celebration Grub Day $623.75
  - Pizza Lunches $2,271.00
13th Dec - Christmas Musical $2,003.30
16th Jun - BNAA $300.85

Thanks for making our partnership a meaningful one. 


Mr. O’Brien Osborne

 Bda Civics Quiz 2017

 Ag Show Winners!

 BIOS Challenge 2017

Somerset Primary Robotics Team 2017

MARINE(Mid-Atlantic Robotics IN Education) ROV Challenge

MARINE hosts an annual Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Challenge offering students the opportunity to design their own ROVs, and then deploy their self-built ROVs in underwater missions alongside their peers.  The MARINE ROV Challenge incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM topics), all of which play an integral role in providing young people with the skills necessary to succeed professionally in a wide range of careers, and to be informed citizens in a complex and rapidly advancing society.


2017 MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education Center) Bermuda Regional Challenge Winners

 Egg Drop 2017

 P6 Social Studies Lesson

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20th March, 2017

Mr. Rohan Shastri was invited to P6 Siese's Social Studies class to teach the students the basics of videography. They learned how to edit text, edit frames, add speech and audio sounds. The students are preparing videos to enter in Bermuda National Trust's  Earth Day Student Video Competition. The P6 students' videos highlight: Getting Out into Nature, The Ocean Around Us or What Does Earth Day Mean to You?

Kudos to Mrs. Siese for employing community resources ‎to achieve curriculum objectives (ELA, Science and Social Studies), and also for providing her students with the opportunity to responsibly use their personal electronic devices. 


 Sports Day 2017




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                   111
School Colours             Brown and Gold
Motto                         Education: Key To The Future
August 2017


 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




9/4/2017 12:00 AM   Labour Day holiday 
9/11/2017 8:45 AM   First day of school for students 
10/23/2017 8:45 AM   Mid Term Break 
11/13/2017 8:45 AM   Remembrance Day Holiday 
12/15/2017 8:45 AM   Last day of school for students 
1/3/2018 8:45 AM   All students return to school 
1/24/2018 12:00 PM   Professional Development for teachers - Schools Closed 1/2 day 
1/25/2018 8:45 AM   Administrative Days - School closed for students 
2/14/2018 8:30 AM   Mid Term Break - School closed 
3/29/2018 8:30 AM   Last Day for Students 
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 Daily Expectations

 Principal's Welcome Back Letter/2015-2016 School Report


Dept. of Health 
by Karen Whitecross
 6/22/2017 3:31 PM
Dept. Youth, Sports & Recreation 
by Karen Whitecross
 6/22/2017 3:25 PM

 Morning and Afterschool Care Information

 Cambridge Results

 SCORE Advisory Committee Documents

 Final SCORE Report

 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


 Buzzing Bees!


Caught 'Bee'-ing Good!  Recipients week ending 2nd June, 2017 


         2017 Heritage Day Junior Classic                                        Audubon Society
           Age: 8 - 10    1st Place Male                                             Bluebird Nest Box Winner


 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


 SPS Prefects 2016-2017

 Science Project - February 2017


 Fun Days at SPS 2016

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Afternoon High Tea

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 P5 Lesson

 PRIDE Red Ribbon Launch

 SPS Christmas Concert 2016

 Holiday Cheer!

On 25th November, 2016, the SPS choir participated in The Phoenix Store’s late night shopping event, in Hamilton City. They spread cheer and drew an interactive crowd, as sang a variety Christmas Carols, including selctions from our upcoming Christmas production. Santa joined in the singing and he even conducted the encore selections. The evening culminated with a special treat: Santa issued chocolate Advent calendars to ALL particiapting students.

 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

 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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