About Our School

St Nicholas’ Parochial School is a co-educational, non-uniform wearing school with a long tradition of serving the youth of Galway. It is centrally located in Woodquay, beside the Town Hall Theatre and is within walking distance of NUIG and UHG.

St Nicholas’ Parochial School is a six teacher school and comprises of 88 pupils from many different nationalities, different religious and non religious backgrounds.

The school aims to provide an opportunity for each child to reach his/her potential in a co-educational setting and a friendly Christian atmosphere. It aims to develop in each child the capacity to think clearly, creatively and critically and is a place where moral values such as honesty, truthfulness, justice, fairness, sensitivity to others and civic responsibility are nurtured and protected.

This school offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities – Swimming, Hockey, Drama, Chinese, French, Zumba, Ladybirds, Brownies and Yoga. Preparation classes for First Holy Communion and Confirmation are also available after school. In addition, pupils attending this school have access to an After-School Facility.

Due to the central location of this school, the pupils have the opportunity to attend many different educational events held in The Town Hall Theatre, Dubray Book Shop, The Black Box, The Museum, The Library and many other interesting locations.

The majority of our sixth class pupils transfer to local secondary schools although some go to board at Sligo Grammar, Villiers in Limerick, the King’s Hospital in Dublin.

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What’s Happening?

We Three Kings

First and Second Class have been busy getting their art ready for display in the church for the Carol Service next Wednesday evening, December 7th in St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church at 7pm. All are welcome!... read more

Trip to Tuam

Our annual trip to Tuam to meet with other schools in the dioceses was another great success. – A wonderful day was had by all!... read more

St. Brigit’s Garden

As part of Galway Science Week, 3rd – 6th Class went on a trip to St. Brigit’s Garden. Even though it was a bitterly cold day – everyone thoroughly enjoyed their activity filled day there! Check out the photos below.... read more

Testimonials

St. Nicholas’ Parochial School is a great school because of the friendly environment, qualified staff that are so helpful and understanding. St. Nicholas’ School has plenty of extra activities that the children can choose from.