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 Uniform change info

 PTA Movie Night


 P6 Social Studies Lesson

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. 


 Bda Nat'l Library


 Assessments 2017

P6 Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Dates (Week of Exhibition):

English 844 – Tuesday, 18th April, 2017  

Paper 1 – 60 minutes (dark blue or black pen only)

Paper 2 – 60 minutes (dark blue or black pen only)

Mathematics 845 – Wednesday, 19th April, 2017

Paper 1 – 45 minutes (pen, pencil, ruler, protractor & no calculator)

Paper 2 -45 minutes (pen, pencil, ruler, protractor & calculator)

 Science 846 – Thursday, 20th April,  2017

Paper 1 – 45 minutes (pen, pencil, ruler & calculator)

Paper 2 – 45 minutes (pen, pencil, ruler & calculator)

 Sports Day 2017


 Science Project - February 2017


 Health Notice


Dear Parents,

Please note the following:
1. There has been an increase in the number of influenza cases within the community, affecting mainly the above 5 age group. We have  had a record number of student and staff cases this season. 
Please note, students should be free of fever for at least 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medications) before returning to school. Students absent due to influenza, must produce a medical certificate before returning to school. Your cooperation is appreciated. 
To protect against the flu the first thing you can do is get a flu vaccine, in addition to covering your cough and sneezes, staying away from those who are sick, washing hands often with soap and water and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces (telephones, doorknobs, keyboards, desks, etc).
2. We have received our first reported case of chicken pox. If your child(ren) complain/experience any of the following please schedule a visit to their pediatrician:
·         High temperature (fever), aches and headache often start a day or so before a rash appears.
·         Spots (rash). Spots appear in crops. They develop into small blisters and are itchy. They can be anywhere on the body. Several crops may develop over several days.
·         Loss of appetite 
Your cooperation and respect for the well-being of all students and staff is greatly appreciated.
Thank you, 
Mr. Osborne

 Honours/Excellence Awards

Honours Award recipients
Honours consists of students who earn all A’s (90-100) and/or B’s (80-89) in core and encore subjects.


Academic Merit Award recipients
The Merit Award consists of students who earn (70-79) in core and encore subjects.

Core Subjects:
Encore Subjects
Social Studies
Physical Education
Information Technology



Excellence Award recipients
Respect:    A feeling or attitude of admiration and politeness toward somebody or something, especially in putting somebodys feelings first; consideration or thoughtfulness; polite greetings offered to somebody; paying due attention and refraining from violating somebody or something.
Consideration:    Careful thought or deliberation; mindfulness of others; thoughtful concern for or sensitivity toward the feelings of others; showing sympathy or empathy to somebody.
Responsibility:     Literally means ‘ability to respond’; oriented toward others, paying attention to them, actively responding to others’ needs; others can depend on you; doing things to the best of your ability; accepting credit (humbly) when things go well, and accepting correction when things go wrong; keeping agreements; building a better world. Responsibility is an extension of respect.
Confidence:    Belief in your own abilities to succeed and to act in a proper, trustworthy, reliable manner; knowing you are doing the right thing; knowing you are competent.
Honesty:     The quality, condition or characteristic of being fair; truthfulness; sincerity; openness; tactful directness.



Dept. of Health 
by Karen Whitecross
 3/16/2017 1:21 PM
Fashion Show Attachment
by Karen Whitecross
 3/15/2017 11:16 AM

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



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.



 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.

 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
March 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.


3/27/2017 8:45 AM   Spring break - Schools closed  
4/3/2017 8:45 AM   All students return to school 
4/7/2017 8:45 AM   P6 Siese's Assembly 
4/12/2017 2:15 PM   Egg Drop 
4/14/2017 8:45 AM   Good Friday holiday 
4/18/2017 8:45 AM   P5 Assessment 
4/18/2017 6:30 PM   PTA Meeting - Math / Health Fair 
4/21/2017 12:00 AM   Annual Exhibition 
4/28/2017 8:45 AM   Post Ag. Show Celebration Assembly 
5/1/2017 8:45 AM   SPS 6 week Assessment 
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 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



 Daily Expectations

 Ministry of Education

 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





Congratulations! Third Place in the BUT annual road race

 At A Glance 2016/2017

 Caught "BEE"ing Good recipients

         "BEE" Attitudes month of March:  

Caught 'Bee'-ing Good!

Recipients week ending 10th March, 2017 

 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


 Fun Days at SPS 2016

30 day Evaluation period has expired on 12/16/2016 12:13:15 PM!
Evaluation Version (© 2011 AMREIN ENGINEERING AG)
Afternoon High Tea

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 Community Service

30 day Evaluation period has expired on 11/9/2016 1:51:18 PM!
Evaluation Version (© 2011 AMREIN ENGINEERING AG)

 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.



 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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