About Our Primary School

St Nicholas’ Parochial 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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Eyre Square Exhibition

Eyre Square Exhibition

Another amazing photo on display in the Eyre Square Exhibition by one of our Senior Infants! Bualadh bos! Maith thú! #SnaG2021

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Engineers Week

Engineers Week

  These children took engineering to a whole new level today! Take a look at the structures they created! #EngineersWeek #Planning #Concentration #Prediction #Raisins #Toothpicks #Teamwork #EngineeringOurFuture #STEM

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Seachtain na Gaeilge

Seachtain na Gaeilge

  Tá Seachtain na Gaeilge faoi lán seoil anseo i Scoil Pharóiste San Niocláis!! Féach ar na páistí sa phictiúr seo!! Tá an-áthas orthu bheith ar ais ar scoil!!!! (Seachtain na Gaeilge is in full swing in our Junior Classes this week! What a very happy group of...

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Testimonials

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St. Nicholas’ is a very special school because it is petit in size but huge in ideas. The children are spoiled with different afterschool activities like Chinese, Brownies, hockey, and the most loved by my daughter...swimming! The teachers are dedicated and caring. I recommend this school to all of my friends.

October 5, 2015