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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Extracting DNA from bananas!

Extracting DNA from bananas!

What an exciting morning for 5th and 6th class….extracting DNA from bananas! Thank you so much to Cell Explorers who are based in NUIG, who provided the children with all the resources needed for the experiment, and in particular a huge thank you to Janic who was...

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More experiments!

More experiments!

3rd and 4th class found out what happens when you mix milk, food colouring and washing up liquid?!! They also made some butter! #Prediction #Results #Experimenting #BelieveInScience #ScienceWeek #GalwayScience  

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Walking Water

Walking Water

Isn’t science AMAZING! Take a look at this ‘Walking Water Experiment’! The question is…..how will it look tomorrow morning?!! #Prediction #Results #Experiment #WalkingWater #PrimaryColours #SecondaryColours #Rainbow #CapillaryAction #BelieveInScience #ScienceWeek...

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Testimonials

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A lovely, friendly atmosphere; children and pupils happy to be there. What is really nice is that children from different age groups all know each other. My daughter says: “There are no bullies in our school!” The small size of the school means each child gets plenty of attention. (Eavan)

April 15, 2018