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Fundraiser for Hope Town Primary School.

On September 1st Hurricane Dorian made landfall on the small island of Elbow Cay in the Bahamas and hovered over for 30 hours.. With sustained winds of 185 MPH and gusts to 220 along with a 20″ foot storm surge much of the island was devastated. Along with all the destruction the local children have lost their beloved school, Hope Town Primary. Artist Kim Schwede, in conjunction with island resident Hope Schaffer-Colling has created a delightful print “The ABC’S of Hope Town”. We have put together a selection of items with this wonderful print. Many can make wonderful holiday gifts for family and friends. All proceeds after cost will be donated directly to Hope Town Primary School for helping to rebuild or wherever they see fit. Please support the wonderful families who call Hope Town their home and help them to get their school back up and running!!!! A message from the principal of Hope Town Primary School, Justin Higgs. “Hope Town Primary has been the ‘Beacon of Learning’ in Hope Town, Abaco since 1893. Due to hurricane Dorian on September 1st, the school suffered extensive damage that rendered it unusable this year and in need of repairs and re-outfighting of resources. With your help, we intend to shine again! This is a great opportunity to show your support and be part of the school family working together to bring the community back together”.

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My Memories of My Last Year

 One of my exciting memories was our last swimming class because we had a longer free time and had chicken fights.   Another one of my highlights was all of Mr. Higgs funny jokes.  Another exciting highlights I had was when we went to the Eleuthera trip. One of my lowlights was when swimming was over.  I am looking forward to going to a new school next year.

By:  Danel

My memories

First is the pool. The swimming pool was scary and fun at the same time. The thing i like about swimming is free time. Free time is you done with the lesson and you have fun at the pool. I will miss the pool so much.                

The playground was the best one yet. I had a blast. 

By Rayshawn                                    


Last year

   This last year was as an amazing year.  There were times when it was cheerless, and times when it was joyful.  There were exiting times like when I passed grade 5, and when my teacher Mr. Higgs tells his punny jokes. We had low times, like having to leave the best teacher ever, Mr. Higgs. 

                 This all started when I passed grade 5 . I was happy because I had one last year in primary school. I was miserable because I was leaving the best male teacher ever.  I am happy because I’m getting somewhere in life. This was the best year ever!

By:  Meggan

“If you don’t like where you are in life just move, you are not a tree.” {By Bhad Bhabie}  


My Last Year of Primary School Highlights

    If you guys want to know about my adventures in grade 6, keep reading to find out. One of the highlights was becoming a prefect. I almost cried when Mr. Higgs called my name.  It was an amazing feeling!  Another great highlight was when we went to Eleuthera; it was the best experience I’ve had in awhile. We got our fish, Rocky  Flare, on Wednesday the 10th of October 2018. We still have him today, even though I thought he was dead this morning.  Smokey the school cat went missing and came back later with her left leg cut open. On February 19, we had a fun day. We played on bouncy castles, played musical chairs, and many other fun activities.

    Every Wednesday, once a month, Mr. Higgs goes to a principal meeting in Marsh Harbor.  We don’t like when he leaves, but we understand that he has to go.  The girls in our school held a tea party and dressed as fancy as we could.  In Eleuthera, we swung off of a rope swing and snorkeled off of Current Cut. During the Valentines dance, all of the grade six girls competed in a dancing competition and won! This year was awesome and I am thrilled G.L.A.T.s are over.

By:  Kailey

P.S. Thanks a latte for being the puniest teacher I know!

Our Last Year

This is my last year and I have some highlight and low-lights. Some highlights are becoming a prefect, invertebrates projects, fun day, building air plain and testing them, and Mr. Higgs punny jokes. Also, the Valentines dance, Art class, Blog class, G.L.A.T.s being over, having the Eleuthrea and learn the wonders of Eleuthrea and when Mr. Higgs got Rocky Flare (our class pet).

But there are some low-lights such as jumping of the cliff, when Mr. Higgs goes to meetings, the swim meet canceled, have to jump nerve wracking jumps, and when Smokey went missing.

The Best Year Ever!

    This year was a roller coaster ride full of adventures.  I had the honor of being chosen as our school’s head girl.  I was also placed third runner up in the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year competition.  Since the function was held in Nassau, I went to Atlantis and had a blast getting splashed on the rides!  Over spring break, my family and I traveled to France and rode electric bikes through the mountains.  We saw the Eiffel Tower, ate macaroons, and even witnessed the Notre Dam burn down.                                         

  Towards the end of the year, our class traveled to Eleuthera for our graduation trip.  We jumped off of blue holes and ate a lot of pineapples.  Another great highlight was all of Mr.Higgs’ wonderfully puny jokes. The only lows of the year, were tests, G.L.A.T.S, and of course, knowing that I have to leave.

By:  Skylar

Eleuthera trip

My best experience in Eleuthera is when  we went snorkeling in the current.  When we  went to the current we got to see a bunch of sea life.  Another one of my best experiences in Eleuthera is when we jumped off the blue hole because I have never done something like that before.  Jumping off the blue hole was very fun it was very high.  Overall  Eleuthera was amazing and I truly had no bad experiences.

By Danel

Eluethera Is My HAPPY Place

Eight grade six students traveled to Eluethera last week from Tuesday till Thursday.    It has many beautiful features like pineapple fields.  We saw two cows on the side of the road.  We traveled across the glass window bridge.  Their were only a few problems for me.  I got stung by fire coral ouch!  And another problem was the scary stories Mr. Higgs  told about tar baby and watcher it was so scary for me so i ran inside and hid under the covers.  Some of the better parts were when we ate the food Mrs.Liz made like her no bake cookies they are off the chains . We went through current drift, the sapphire blue hole, preachers cave, hatchet bay cave, the 10 foot cliff jump, we had a turtle race, swinging on a rope into the water, body surfing and swimming at the pink sand beach.Personally I think Eluethera is a great place to go for vacation. This was my first time there and it was a sight to see. One of the boys in grade 6 who will remain anonomous got so washed up in the waves while body surfing when he was coming up the stairs from the beach and was on the trail on his way to the truck his pants fell off full of sand. His pants must have liked the beach so much it tried to bring it back to Abaco. It was at least 3-5 pounds in the hem of his swim pants. Mr.Drew had to pass him a towel because they were way to heavey to put them back on that was a laugh.The plane ride there and back went smoothly thanks to Mr.Shannon Wong.  He is a great lander.  Back to Abaco! Bye

By: Kailey