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).

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.

Pupils attending St. Nicholas’ have access to an After-School Facility.

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

 

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Internet Safety

Our Internet Safety Day with John proved to be a great success. Everybody gained lots of very useful knowledge on how to stay safe online. A big thank you to all who attended the evening session at St. Nicholas’ School, your support is always greatly... read more

Active Week 2017

Active Week is fast approaching! A very Active Week is in store for all of the Pupils in St. Nicholas’ Primary School, Waterside! On Monday we have Grace coming in for Zumba and Darren for Gaelic Football. On Tuesday we will have Hip Hop with Mel. On Wednesday we will... 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.