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). 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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What’s Happening?

Galway’s Johnny Heaney is back!

Galway’s Johnny Heaney is back!

Such happy children in St. Nicholas’ today with the return of the great Galway player....Johnny Heaney! What a role model! What fun!! #ReactionGames #BallSkills #Soloing #HandPassing #Steps #Teamwork #ActiveSchool #GaillimhAbú  

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Pancake Day

Pancake Day

Tomorrow, 25th February, is Pancake Tuesday - one of our favourite days of the school year! As is tradition, our wonderful parent volunteers will come in and cook pancakes for the whole school! We cannot wait to try all the delicious toppings! 🍫🍋 This...

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SPAR FAI Primary School 5-a-side

SPAR FAI Primary School 5-a-side

Best of luck to our senior pupils who will be taking part in the SPAR FAI Primary School 5-a-side blitz on Tuesday next! Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh!!! We will keep you posted!  

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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