MULLAGLASS 
Primary School 
 
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Welcome to Mullaglass Primary School’s Website! 

We hope this will give you a glimpse into life in Mullaglass Primary School, our positive and caring ethos and the many achievements and activities in which we are involved in. Please feel free to contact the school if you would like any further information, all our contact details and an online enquiry form are available through our ‘Contact’ page. 
 
Thank you for visiting 
 
Mr Murphy (Principal) 
This week at Mullaglass: 
 
Monday 13th March 2017 
- Staff meeting 3:00pm - 4:00pm  
 
Tuesday 14th March 2017  
- Galaxy Dancing 2:00pm - 3:00pm (P1-3) 
- Galaxy Dancing 3:00pm - 4:00pm (P4-7) 
 
Wednesday 15th March 2017 
- Ulster Scots 11:00am - 12:00pm (P4-7) 
- After school football 3:00pm - 4:00pm 
 
Thursday 16th March 2017  
- After school violin 3:00pm - 4:00pm 
 
Friday 10th March 2017 
- School Closed 
 
Upcoming dates to Remember: 
 
Monday 20th March 2017 
- School closed SDD (staff in school) 
 
Friday 7th April 2017 
- School football tournament Mid Ulster Schools' 9:30am @ Drumgor PS. 
Mullaglass Primary School’s Ethos and Aims 
“In Mullaglass Primary we aim to provide a welcoming, attractive and stimulating environment which supports pupils’ learning and which celebrates their academic and non-academic achievements. We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, which develops the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for future learning and living.” 
News 

Dairy Council (07.03.2017) 

P4 - P7 welcomed two workers from the Dairy Council to talk to the pupils about Healthy Living and Food Choices. The pupils enjoyed the practical session and hopefully will put what they have learned into action. Thanks to the Dairy Council for coming into the school!  

World Book Day 2017 (02.03.2017) 

Bryson House (21.02.2017) 

Bryson House came into school today (21.02.2017) to chat to P4-7 pupils about being energy efficient. Hopefully the pupils will remember a few of the strategies talked about for both at school and at home.  

Green Flag renewal 3.02.17 

Northern Ireland Road Safety Quiz Team 17.01.17 

christmas truce football tournament (06.12.2016) 

Mullaglass held their annual Christmas Truce Football Tournament today (06.12.2016). We welcomed Poyntzpass and Mountnorris for the girls and boys KS2 tournament. All players played their part in a fun and enjoyable tournament, played in the correct manner. Poyntzpass won both the boys and girls tournament - well done!! 

Cancer Focus NI (18.11.2016) 

Pictured to the right are some pupils from the school and Mr Murphy (Principal) presenting Cancer Focus NI with a donation raised from Mrs Quin's retirement donations. A massive thank you to Mrs Quin for this kind gesture.  

Budding Artists (18.11.2016) 

These 5 girls received a Certificate of Achievement for their great effort in designing posters for an Eco competition. Well done. 
Children In Need (18.11.2016) 
We brought our teddies to school today! They had great fun and were very well behaved. The teachers said they might swap them for the children! Thank you very much for the money which was raised for Children In Need. 

Action Cancer (18.11.2016) 

Amy from Action Cancer came to visit us today. She taught us all about how to keep our bodies healthy. We looked at healthy eating, sun safety, harmful substances and exercise. We raised £82 for the charity. Thank you! 
 

Fire and Rescue Service 

Mullaglass P5 class had special visitors today when they were given a talk by the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service from Newry. The pupils learnt about fire safety and even had were allowed to have a look inside a fire engine! Thank you to the Newry Fire Service for your valuable time. 

Football Team 

Mullaglass Football Team participated in the Mid Ulster Schools Football Festival on Friday 14th October 2016. They played 4 games; winning 2 and losing 2 games. The players played really well and should bode well for future tournaments coming up. 

Harvest Assembly 

Mullaglass held their Harvest Assembly on Friday 7th October 2016. All the pupils participated with wonderful singing and excellent speaking on the day. Below is some pictures. 

ECO Committee 

Nominations for the 2016/17 Eco-Committee are currently underway.  
 
Our bottle top collection is back up and running and all types of plastic lids are acceptable. Please leave your bottle tops in the plastic tub outside the P6/7 classroom or see Mrs Weir if you have a bag of bottle tops. 
 
We are also still collecting used stamps and batteries and now used ink cartridges.  

Celebrating the Queen's 90th Birthday  

On Friday 10th June, Mullaglass had a special visitor in school! She also brought a few members of her family!! Pupils enjoyed lots of games and a tea party. Some photos are on the school facebook page. Here are a selection of others from the day. Thanks to all staff and parents for a wonderful celebration today. 

P6/7 TAYTO CASTLE TRIP 
tUESDAY 7TH jUNE 2016 

Northern Ireland Finals and Cross Country Team 

Mullaglass Boys Football Team before their Northern Ireland finals today. Although they didn't win their final tournament today, the boys can certainly be proud of their fantastic season. They played some good football today but couldn't put the ball into the back of the net when the chances came. Well Done Boys and keep your heads held high! We are all very proud of your achievements and effort throughout the year. 
On Tuesday 24th May, Mullaglass participated in their first ever cross country competition. Around 20 pupils in the school competed against other schools. In each event there were around 100 children competing! All the children worked hard but a special mention must go to Matthew (P4), Grace (P5) and Kyle (P7) who all finished in the top 10! Well done runners! 

Ulster Orchestra 

P4-7 enjoying watching and listening to the Ulster Orchestra today. This inspired Sarah who on Friday 20th May played the harp in front of the whole school. She was amazing and blew the pupils and staff away with her talent! Well done Sarah! 

Olympics Day 

Well done to all the pupils today for participating in our Olympics in school. The competitive edge was there along with excellent sportsmanship throughout the day. A special congratulations to our 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed pupils in all the events. Pictures will be up on the school website and also the WOW wall at the school entrance. Finally thank you to all the staff for helping out throughout the day. All photos from the day are located at the school entrance along with the winners on the day. 
Wednesday 18th May 2016 

Tesco Trip 

As part of our topic, P4/5 class visited Tesco in Newry to find out information about the Rainforest and more importantly about fair trade. Please refer to the school facebook page for more pictures of the day. 
Wednesday 11th May 2016 
A MASSIVE congratulations to the boys football team who were crowned Mid-Ulster small schools champions today at the Champions Festival (Friday 6th May 2016). They will now represent Mid-Ulster in the Northern Ireland finals. Super work boys and well deserved for all your hard work this year. 
Team: Back row from left (Tom, Jamie, Kyle, Ben and Otis). 
Front row from left (Reuben, Daniel, Jonathan and Joel). 

Football Tournament Winners  

A big congratulations to the boys football team who won the Dr. Hemmingway 7-a-side competition today. The boys remained unbeaten throughout the day, qualifying from their group. They progressed to the semi-finals and then won the final in a penalty shoot-out. Lots of good football on display and a trophy to show for it! Great effort boys 
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Cycling Proficiency 

Cycling Proficiency has commenced this term. All P7 pupils are taking part. Click on the afterschool clubs link to see more pictures of the pupils in action.  
 

Local author visits school 

Local author Tracey Bell visited the children on World Book Day last week and read her book to them. She explained to the older children the process of publishing a book. Also a few late sheets have returned and our final total of books read over the 6 weeks for the Readolympics was 1005!!!!!! Great work everyone! 

Readolympics  

whole school world book day
A BIG congratulations to all pupils. We finished our Readolympics last Friday and for World Book Day today we dressed up in our Brazilian theme for the 2016 Olympics. The pupils and staff read a massive 955 books altogether in the last 6 weeks!! This smashed last year's Readathon total. We hope the pupils have enjoyed the reading challenge and will continue on with their reading in their free time. 

Runners Up 5 A-side football 

Well done to the football team today (Friday 26th February 2016). They finished runners-up in the indoor 5 a-side competition. This was a great achievement considering the boys were playing against 'medium sized' schools. Great effort boys! 
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Belfast City Marathon 

A huge congratulations to both girls; Sarah and Yasmin from P7 and P6 respectively. Both girls have reached the final FIVE of a competition to design a certificate for the Fun Run of the Belfast City Marathon 2016. You can vote for your favourite entry via Facebook or email. 
Info@belfastmarathon.org 

School Garden 

We are delighted to announce that our brand new garden has been complete at the front of the school (Monday 9th February 2016). Classes will be able to participate in lots of fun activities in the garden when the good weather comes in. We would like to thank Mr Norman Porter and his team for completing the garden for the school. Some features of the garden include a small enclosed pond, a wildflower area, a willow structure, a seating area for a class and a tray to grow vegetables in. Also a thank you to the pupils who are in the Eco Schools committee. Well done! And finally, a BIG thank you to Mrs Sullivan who was in charge of our Eco Schools. All your hard work has paid off as the garden looks fantastic!  
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Newry Hospice Cheque 

Newry Hospice receiving a cheque from Mullaglass Primary School. This came from your generous offerings at the Harvest and Christmas Service. £342.51 raised....tremendous amount! Well done everyone! 
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Readolympics 
Mullaglass Primary School kicked off their Read Olympics this week. Pupils have to read as many books as they can between Monday 18th January - Friday 26th February 2016. This is another exciting initiative by the school to encourage reading at home and in school. Pupils can record their reading on their personal log sheet their received in class. Keep up to date with Readolympics information on our notice board (library). 
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Christmas Play 2015 

Well done to all the children. Their Christmas play was excellent and was just deserved for all the hard work they have put into rehearsals over the last few weeks. It was great for the children to see such a big audience supporting them. Thank you for your continued support. Also a thank you to all the staff who helped with the play and a special thank you to Mrs Ward for all her hard (and stressful!) work in organising the whole production.  

Mullaglass Primary School hosted their annual football Christmas Truce tournament on Thursday 10th December 2015. Local schools all came and took part in both a boys and girls tournament. Mullaglass P.S. Boys won their tournament and Poyntzpass P.S. won the girls tournament. Pictured Below is Mr David Taylor (Council Representative for Newry & Down District Council ) and Mr Kinnion and Mr McConnell from the Royal British Legion. 

Some more pictures from the Christmas Truce Football Tournament. 

BOBBLE HAT AND CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY 

On Friday 4th December 2015 Mullaglass raised money for two charities. Children wore a Chrismas jumper in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and also a bobble hat in aid of the NSPCC. A donation of £1 for each charity was given. Thank you to all who contributed. A total will be revealed shortly! 

more success for mullaglass football team 

Well done to the Mullaglass Football Team who participated in the IFA Futsal Tournament in Lisburn on Friday 27th November 2015. The players played well and won the Section 3 trophy. Another trophy for the cabinet! 
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Christmas Fayre 

A BIG thank you to everyone who supported the Mullaglass Christmas Fayre on Friday 20th November 2015. It was super to see such a great turnout. 
Also a big thank you to everyone who kindly donated various items for tonight...all will go towards school funds. 
And finally...another big thank you to the fundraising committee and staff for organising/helping such a successful night. Well done to all concerned! 

Remembrance Assembly 

Mullaglass Primary School held their annual Remembrance Assembly on Friday 6th November 2015. Mr Gary Hall brought his display of military memorabilia to our Remembrance Assembly. Katie read an extract from L. Binyon's poem "For the Fallen".  
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Ulster Hockey Fun Day 

Mullaglass Afterschool Hockey Team went to the Ulster Hockey Fun Day at Newry Hockey Club on Monday 26th October 2015. The players learnt new skills and participated in fun small sided games. Check out the pictures below from the day. 
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Congratulations Mullaglass P.S. Football Team! 

Congratulations to the Mullaglass football team as they won the Small Schools Mid-Ulster League Shield on Friday 9th October 2015 at Drumgor. The players were excellent and remained unbeaten throughout the whole day, winning 5 games and drawing 1. 
This is the first time the school has won the Small Schools Mid-Ulster League Shield - so a massive WELL DONE to all concerned! 
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