Welcome!

Welcome to the website for St. Martin's Primary School, Garrison. I hope you will take the time to browse this site and become familiar with some of the work and activities which take place in our school. Whether you are a pupil, parent or past pupil or indeed someone visiting us for the first time, I hope you get a feel for the place which has served the parish of Inis Muighe Samh for the last 50 years. If you would like to visit the school to see at first hand the work which takes place, please feel free to contact me.

 

Mairéad Gormley

Principal

 

Latest News

Super Attendance

Congratulations to Callum and Megan (P6), who both received certificates and goodies for 100% attendance in 2023/2024 from Miss Gormley during an end of term assembly.

Goodbye Mrs Mc Hugh

We said a very sad goodbye today to Mrs Mc Hugh, our treasured P1 classroom assistant, who has been a member of staff in St Martin's for the past 26 years.

We had a special assembly for Mrs Mc Hugh today, the children sang songs and presented Mrs Mc Hugh with gifts from the school.

We will miss her greatly and want to thank her for all her hard work over the years.

We hope you have a happy, healthy retirement.

Term 3 Accelerated Reading Winners

Congratulations to all the boys and girls who reached their targets in Accelerated Reading, you have all worked really hard and put in a tremendous effort in term 3.

Congratulations to the following children who were awarded with a certificate at a prizegiving assembly for excellent effort in Accelerated Reader in Term 3.

Congratulations to the following winners:

P4: Dylan Love

P5: Matthew Mc Manus

P6 (AOC): Ryan Sweeney

P6 (LB): Saorlaith Flanagan

P7: Conor Latten.

Well done everyone and keep up the great reading!!

Term 3 Mathletics Wizards

Congratulations to all the children who worked so hard at Mathletics during Term 3 and completed all the tasks assigned to them by their teachers. 

The teachers had a very difficult job of picking a pupil  from each class who worked really hard at Mathletics this term.

The Mathletics Wizards were presented with a certificate and a special treat from Miss Gormley for all their hard work in term 3.

Term 3 Mathletics Wizards are:

P1: Annie O'Brien
P2: Cormac O'Flanagan 

P3 (SW): Quinn Mc Manus (Absent for photo)

P3 (SN): Rosie O'Brien

P4: Aodhan Flanagan

P5: Maggie O'Brien

P6: (AOC) Teigan Merrett

P6 (LB): Saorlaith Flanagan

P7: Fintan Keown

Leavers Assembly 2024

To celebrate our P7's time at school, St Martin's we held a leavers assembly in school tonight.

The children shared their special memories from school and Mrs Gormley and Mrs O'Connor presented the children with gifts to mark the end of their time with us. 

It was great to see so many parents take the time to join us for the children's special assembly.

Some children won some individual awards on the night.

  • Ryan Mc Govern trophy for friendship, presented by Donal Mc Govern, was won by Fintan Keown.
  • Gemma Doherty trophy for the arts was awarded to Molly Duffy, and presented by Miss Gormley.
  • Contribution to literacy was awarded to Jacob Mc Caffrey and presented by Mrs O'Connor.
  • Contribution to numeracy was awarded to Eadaoin Murphy and presented by Miss Naan.
  • Personality of the year was awarded to Pippa Halliday and presented by Miss Ward.
  • Contribution to sport award was awarded to Ben Mc Govern and Rosa Alonso and presented by Mrs Burns.

We wish all the P7 children every success in the years ahead and don't be strangers.

Double Winners!!

Congratulations to the P6/7 boys and girls who won the  Cumann na mBuscol titles in Brewster Park today.

The teams performed brilliantly and we are so proud of them. 

Thank you to Mrs O'Connor for all the effort she has put into promoting gaelic games in St Martin's.

Sports Day Presentation

Congratulations to all the children in St Martin's who participated in sports day and to all those children who won medals at sports day.

The sun was shining in Garrison and the children had a fantastic time. 

Thank you to Mrs O'Connor for organising another memorable sports day.

Sports Day 2024

The children had a great day at sports day.

The sun shone and the children participated in a running, egg and spoon, sack and three legged race.

There was also a whole school relay competition with the P7 children captaining each team.

Well done everyone, it was a fantastic day!!

Fermanagh Cross Country Championships

Congratulations to all the boys and girls who represented St Martin's at the Fermanagh and Omagh Cross Country competition at the Bawnacre today. 

We had P4, P5, P6 and P7 boys and girls teams competing.  It was a cold blustery morning and all the children ran their hearts out. 
There was a  hard earned medals for Shea in P6.

Congratulations to Shea

Green Flag Success

Congratulations to the ECO Council and Miss Ward for achieving the green flag for a further two years. 

The ECO team and Miss Ward have made a wonderful effort at helping our school become ECO friendly and we hope to continue with the good work they have achieved in September.

Devenish GFC Winners

Devenish GFC held an art competition for St Patrick's Day. Winners were selected by the cultural committee from Devenish GFC from each classroom.

The lucky winners won a £25 gift voucher for their endeavors

The winners are as follows:

P1: Niamh Mc Govern

P2/3: Mairead Latten

P3/4: Adam Tiffoney

P5/6: Maggie O'Brien

P6/7: Teigan Merrett

Accelerated Reading Success!

Congratulations to the children who achieved their Accelerated Reading Target in Term 2.

The children  worked really hard and should be commended for their efforts.

Well done everyone!!!

Accelerated Reading Winners Term 2

Congratulations to the following children who received certificates for super progress in Accelerated Reading during Term 2.

The winners were:

P4: Charlie Mc Manus 

P5: Leah Keaney

P6 (AOC) Edward Carty    P6 (LB) Emmet Lavelle

P7 Mason Kelly

Missing from the photo is Edward Carty

Mathletics Winners Term 2

Congratulations to the following children who received certificates at assembly for fantastic effort and participation in Mathletics during Term 2.

The winners were: 

P1: Katie Mulrone

P2 Mairead Latten

P3 (SW) Rose Keown   P3(SN): Calvin Flanagan

P4: Lochlainn Halliday

P5: Fionn Gallagher

P6 (AOC) Oisin Mc Gee  P6 (LB) Eoghan O'Flanagan

P7: Eadaoin Murphy

Fermanagh Feis

Congratulations to the children from St Martin's who participated in the Fermanagh Feis.

Children from P1 to P7 entered art, own poetry and verse speaking.

Congratulations to Florie (P5), Ava (P6), Darragh (P6) and James (P6) who won medals and certificates for own poetry.

Also, congratulations to Maggie (P5) who came 2nd in the verse speaking competition.

We are so proud of you all.

Easter Raffle

The student council and Mrs O'Connor, organised an Easter raffle in aid of Trocaire.

The children bought tickets and entered a competition to guess the amount of sweets in a jar. 

Congratulations to Ben, Ava and Mason who all guessed the correct amount of sweets.

The school council raised an amazing £665 for Trocaire, well done everyone. 

Families in Numeracy

Congratulations to the P3 children and parents who participated in the Families in Numeracy programme over a 6 week period.

The children each got a different numeracy game home each week for six weeks in lieu of written homework. The games were based on the P3 Numeracy curriculum. 

The children received certificates at assembly for their participation in the programme.

Well done everyone!!!

Green Day 

The children wore green today for St Patrick's Day.

The P7 children did some lovely arts and crafts with their buddies in P1 and read them the story of St Patrick.

Each class recited Irish poems, sang Irish songs, played traditional Irish music and some children did Irish Dancing at a special assembly to celebrate our patron saint.

The children even received a very special message from the Tumbling Paddies, wishing them luck for their performance of their song at assembly.

World Book Day 2024

We love World Book Day here in St Martin's!!

This year, children dressed up as book characters and designed book characters out of toilet roll tubes. 

A fantastic effort was made by each class. We enjoyed having the chance to view each class's costumes in a World Book Day assembly. 

Check out the photos below of some of the costumes and crafts made. Spot prizes were awarded to each class!

E-Safety 2024

The children in St Martin's have been learning about

E-Safety today as part of Safer Internet Day.

The children have been learning about some of the risks involved with internet use and have been learning how to stay safe online.

The children in P5/6 made posters and leaflets on E-Safety.

Grandparents Day 2024

As part of Catholic Schools Week 2024, we celebrated with our lovely grandparents by having a special mass for Grandparents Day. After mass, the grandparents came back to school for some well deserved tea, traybakes and scones. 

 

Christmas Carol Service

Well done to all our P1 and P7 pupils, Miss Keown and Mrs O'Connor on a wonderful nativity performance in Mary, Queen of Peace chapel .

The P1 and P7 pupils were ably supported by our P2- P6 pupils, who sang beautifully at the service so that they could deliver an outstanding nativity performance.

Well done everyone and we hope you have a lovely Christmas with your families and friends.

Term 1 Accelerated Reading and Mathletics Winners 

Congratulations to the boys and girls,who were awarded certificates in Assembly for their efforts in Mathletics and Accelerated Reading in Term 1. Well done everyone!

Mathletics Winners         Accelerated Reading

P1- Annie Duffy            P4- Cian Mc Mahon

P2- Lorcan Reid            P5 -Saoirse Reid

P3 (SW) - Ruairi Lavelle   P6 (LB)- Callum Mc Cabe

P3 (SN)- Alfie Magee      P6 (AK)- Oisin MC Gee

P4- Callum Melly           P7 - Jacob Mc Caffrey

P5 - Ciara Latten

P6 (LB) - Shea Keown          

P6 (AK) - Ava Magee

P7- Pippa Halliday

P1 post very important letters!!

Miss Keown, Mrs Mc Hugh and the P1 children went on a very special mission today. They went to post their Santa letters. The boys and girls have been very good in school and will definitely be on the good list.  

Daily Mile Santa Run 2023

Today we took part in the Daily Mile Santa Run. We joined many schools in Northern Ireland who took part in the Christmas run. We wore festive jumpers and accessories. It was so much fun. Thank you to Miss Ward and the ECO council for organising the event.

Making Soup

The present P2 class planted some vegetables with Miss Keown when they were in P1. The vegetables  included carrots, potatoes and onions.

When the vegetables had grown in term 1 this year, Miss Keown sought out the P2 children to make some delicious vegetable soup.

Well done Miss Keown and children.

Shoe Box Appeal 2023

St Martin's elves were busy collecting lots of goodies to put in shoe boxes for the annual shoe box appeal. Thank you to the school council and Miss Keown for organising this event. 

 

Ditch the Dark Day

Today, to promote safe and active means of travelling to school, we celebrated 'Ditch the Dark Day.' Many thanks to everyone who participated and helped us raise awareness of the importance of safe travel to school, particularly as the days become darker in the winter months.

The PSNI also visited school today and shared some important information on how we can stay safe on the roads.

We had some amazingly bright outfits in school, with some children even going to the extra effort of creating and accessorising their own outfit! Well done to all involved.

World Diabetes Day 2023.

We marked World Diabetes Day in school by wearing blue.

Some children who attend  St Martin's, who have diabetes, talked to their classes about what diabetes is. It was very informative.

We raised a whooping £129 for the Northern Ireland Diabetic society. Well done everyone!

Odd Sock Day

Everyone is different and everyone is equal in St Martin's.

We took the opportunity to show how unique we all are by wearing odd socks as part of our Anti-Bullying Week celebrations.

We raised  £99 for NI Children's Hospice by wearing our odd socks.

Well done everyone.

 

Success in Lisnaskea Feis

Congratulations to Zoi, Ava, Ryan & Darragh P6, Siofra P1, Alfie P3 & Muireann P2 on their recent success in Lisanaskea Feis. Well done everyone!

Halloween Fancy Dress 

Maths Week Ireland 2023

The school participated in Maths Week Ireland 2023. The children used their Maths Skills and knowledge and applied it to tasks both inside and outside of the classroom. The teachers planned a range of lessons which were engaging, practical and fun.

Well done to all our budding mathematicians in St Martin's.

Letter Writing in P5/6

The children in P5/6 wrote letters to people who they admire in the world of sport and literacy. The children researched the person who they wanted to write letters to.  Mrs Burns posted the letters for the children and some children were fortunate enough to receive a reply.

ECO Council 2023-2024

Congratulations to the newly appointed ECO Council.

The ECO council members for 2023/2024 are:

P4: Arwen and Casey

P5: Eveleen and Daithi

P6: Edward and Emmet

P7: Fintan and Jacob

Our new School  Council 2023-2024

Congratulations to our newly appointed student council for 2023-2024.

Back Row L to R: Callum, Rosa, Ella, Zoi and Ryan

Front Row L to R: Molly, Pippa and Saorlaith

Thank you

Huge thanks to  Devenish GFC for the amazing gesture of sponsoring a brand new set of football jerseys to St Martin's and a special thank you to Brendan who liaised with the school and organised this gesture. 

We had two excellent models and Devenish stars of the future to show the other children the beautiful jerseys - thank you Fionn and Maggie.

Special Visitor

Today we had a special visitor to our school....Mr Nathan Carter. He popped in to say hello to the children and even sang a rendition of his famous song "Wagon Wheel". The children really enjoyed it and provided them with a special memory from St Martin's P.S. 

Thank you Devenish 

Devenish G.F.C kindly donated footballs to the school.

The balls have been put to good use by KS1 and KS2 classes during PE lessons.

The children have really enjoyed using them.

Thank you to all at Devenish G.F.C and good luck to all underage and adult teams in the forthcoming Fermanagh leagues from all in St Martin's.

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