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?

Pancake Day 2016

Everybody had lots to eat and drink in school today! Thank you so much to all the parents who helped to prepare the delicious pancakes, toppings and drinks! Thank you also to all who donated money. We will be deciding on a local charity over the coming days.... read more

Materials and change

Last week we were investigating how materials may be changed by mixing. We also wanted to investigate the characteristics of different materials when wet and dry. We began by mixing two cups of flour with one cup of salt and one cup of water. Then we added some red... read more

Samba!

Check out the photos of our Samba dancing with Mel! She even had a Brazilian flag and bandana! We had great fun!... read more

Testimonials

St. Nicholas’ is a wonderful school because it is more than a school, it is a community. it is not only a place that encourages parental involvement but also equips parents to participate in their child’s educational experience. My child is more than a number but rather a valued member of St. Nicholas’ Parochial community.