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Mary Esther Judy

What a treat to have Mary Esther Judy, children’s book specialist, in today to read stories and chat to the children about all things books! One book she read was called ‘On a Magical Do-Nothing Day’ by Beatrice Alemagna. The moral of the story was to put down... read more

Colette from RTÉjr Visits St. Nicholas’!

On Friday, Colette from RTÉ Jr Radio came in to record our Senior Classes giving their opinions on lots of science related topics e.g. Why do some birds migrate? Why does my hair sometimes stand up when I comb it? Why is the sky blue? Following the recordings, the... read more

Seashore Safari 2018

Unfortunately our Seashore Safari 2018 was cancelled today due to the Orange Weather warning. These photos are a throwback to last year’s trip and the rescheduled trip we can look forward to in September!! #StormHector... read more

Michelle’s Trip to Honduras

Today we had the pleasure of welcoming back one of our past pupils Michelle Moore-Temple. Michelle, who is now a botanist, spent some time working in Honduras and today she visited the children to share her amazing experience with them. –  What an inspiration!... read more

Branar Arts Flag Presentation

This afternoon we were delighted and privileged to be presented with the Branar Arts Flag!! Marc Mac Lochlainn (Branar’s Artistic Director), presented the school with the award and with the help of the pupils he raised our new flag, a visible beacon that indicates our... read more

Youth Work Ireland Transition Programme

Leti from Youth Work Ireland Galway was in back in our school today talking to 6th Class about the transition to secondary school whilst building on the positive sense of moving on and enhancing each pupil’s coping skills. The children found the talk very beneficial... read more

Mural Update!

We cannot wait for our next step in the mural process with Alison again tomorrow! See the progress we made last Tuesday!! #mural #localenvironment #beautyonourdoorstep #WoodquayGalway #ArtsFlag #ThisTownIreland... read more

Swimming Gala

Yesterday was the last day of swimming for this school year and oh what incredible participation and talent was on display in Leisureland yesterday afternoon!!! Congratulations everybody on receiving your medals this morning in... read more

Alison Returns!

Great excitement again this week as Alison returns tomorrow, Wednesday and Friday! Get your painting gear on everybody….busy days ahead! #branar #artsflag #funwithfish... read more

Green Flag Awards

On Tuesday last, our school was presented with our sixth Green Flag at the Green Flag Awards Ceremony in the Galway Bay Hotel! #globalcitizenship  #greenschools Maith sibh go léir a phaistí!... read more

Arts Flag/ Bratach na nEalaíon

Today we were privileged to work with local Galway artist Alison Mac Cormaic in association with Branar, who coordinate and implement The Arts Flag Scheme for Schools. The Arts Flag is intended to be a statement of achievement and intent with regard to the prominence... read more

Active Week Day 5

Our final day of Active Week 2018 – The photos tell it all! A great big THANK YOU to ALL who helped out during the week and today – your ongoing help and support at events like these is greatly appreciated.... read more

Active Week Day 3

Day 3 of Active Week brought our Morning Run and Yoga! Each class had a fabulous yoga session in the School Hall and then some children squeezed in a quick practice of the three-legged race before our Sports Day on Friday!!... read more


Lots more action was had in St. Nicholas’, Waterside again today! Our daily morning run, Dance & Drama with Paula and Soccer with Henry! Great energy, team spirit & positive vibes all round – maith sibh a pháistí!... read more