Welcome to St Martinís Primary School web site
We are a successful happy, primary school and we aim to give our children the best possible start in life.
The school is at the heart of St Martin’s parish in Guernsey and enjoys excellent support from parents and the local community.
We offer a broad curriculum that promotes creativity and independent learning. Learning activities are personalised to meet the needs of the individual child.
We are proud of the high standards we achieve in literacy and numeracy and of the excellent way our pupils behave.
Art club members are very excited to be involved in an island wide lantern making project. Once the lanterns are made the children will be able to join a lantern parade through town. Two visiting artists have joined us during art club sessions to help construct the lanterns from willow twigs and tissue paper. As well as being creative, we have learned some new skills – such as safe use of wire cutters and the importance of making strong joints! But most important of all we have developed our team work skills and had fun!
PTA funds have enabled us to buy our first few class sets of iPads. The children absolutely love using them and seem to instantly know what to do. The ‘logging on’ process is quick meaning there are no lengthy user names for little fingers to type in. They make great learning tools for practicing maths and literacy skills as well as super research tools, cameras and video recorders. We can’t wait for more to come through the Educations Department’s refresh of our old machines. Laptops will still have a place for the older children’s use for activities such as word processing and power point presentations.
Mindfulness in School
Our first group of Year 5 pupils are nearly at the end of a 6 week programme of short lessons on mindfulness. Mr Chris Robilliard has been leading the sessions focusing on teaching the children about their brain, how it works and how to give time and space to ‘pause and be’.
The children have responded really well to the lessons and have impressed us with their maturity and openness to this teaching. The main purpose of the lessons is to promote feelings of well being and strategies to help children cope in challenging situations. The school is very grateful for Mr Robilliard’s time and expertise. The other Year 5 classes will start after half term.