About Our Primary School

St Nicholas’ Primary School is a co-educational, multidenominational, child-centred school with a long tradition of serving the youth of Galway. It is located in the heart of Galway City in Waterside, Woodquay. It is situated beside the Town Hall Theatre and is within close walking distance of the university (NUIG) and the hospital (UHG). It is the Parish School of St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church.

Our Primary school aims to provide an opportunity for each child to reach his/her potential in a co-educational setting and friendly atmosphere, Our Primary school aims to develop in each child the capacity to think clearly, creatively and critically and is a place where moral values and civic responsibility are nurtured and protected.

The Irish Primary Curriculum is delivered in an integrated manner, respective and appreciative of different religious affiliations and of different nationalities of the world. Facilities are available for children who wish to make their First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

Due to the central location of our Galway City Primary School (beside the Town Hall Theatre), our pupils have the opportunity to attend many different educational events within the city. The children regularly visit the Town Hall Theatre, Dubray Book Shop, The Black Box Theatre, The Galway City Museum, The City Library, Woodquay Park, The Plots (football pitch), The University, The Hospital and many other locations of interest.

Our school also offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities such as Swimming, Hockey, Drama, Chinese, French, Zumba, Ladybirds, Brownies, Music and Yoga.

St. Nicholas’ have an After School Facility in the school which facilitates homework and provides a range of activities.

The majority of the sixth class pupils transfer to local secondary schools in the Galway area.

 

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Hard Rock Cafe Christmas FM Contest Finalists!

Hard Rock Cafe Christmas FM Contest Finalists!

😍 PLEASE SHARE 😍 VOTING IS NOW OPEN UNTIL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8TH. We are so delighted to announce that the Christmas song, written by one of our parents (Musician, Niall Teague), and recorded with the the backing vocals of our very own pupils, has been...

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Baby in a Manger

Baby in a Manger

How lucky are we to have a real baby in our Nativity Play! The baby came to visit today and joined in our Carol singing! Well done to all the children who took such good care of the baby and for singing their hearts out for this very important visitor! Our Nativity...

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WE HAVE A WINNER !!

WE HAVE A WINNER !!

The winner of the Message in a Bottle Recycle Competition in the Galway Shopping Centre was a pupil from our school who won an Apple Ipad Air for himself and €1000 for our school!! Happy Days!!! #Reduce #Reuse #Recycle

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Testimonials

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A friendly little school, where everyone knows one another and no one is anonymous. Brilliant teachers and great co-educational acceptance within the school ethos. We travel 50km every day because we think there is no other comparable schools around. Gem of a school. (David and Ying Ying Tickner)

April 15, 2018