St Nicholas' Primary School

Useful Information


Our School Day

Primary 1-3

Monday - Friday (9.00 am - 2.00 pm)

*P3 return to a 3pm finish after Easter

Primary 4-7

Monday - Thursday (9.00 am - 3.00 pm)

*FRIDAY FINISH FOR ALL PUPILS AT 2PM (from September 2018 onwards)*

Break- 10.30am – 10.45am

Lunch- 12.05 pm – 1.00 pm (P1 - P4 pupils)

             12:15 pm - 1:00 pm (P5 - P7 pupils)

PE Days - Tuesday & Thursday


After School Clubs

Run from 2 pm - 4 pm, except Fridays, when they finish at 3 pm.

Breakfast Club - Every morning from 8:15 am - 8:55 am.


Whole School Assembly -  Friday Afternoon

Parental Assemblies - 1 pm on Friday Afternoons

School Uniform


Pictured above, is a version of our school uniform.

Our uniform can be purchased from Pricewise, Downpatrick.

Pupils enrolled in St. Nicholas’s Primary School are required to wear the school uniform.

The school uniform consists of:

  • White crested polo shirt
  • Royal blue crested school jumper/crested cardigan
  • Black shoes or plimsoles
  • Grey trousers/skirt

PE uniform should be worn on Tuesdays and  Thursdays (PE days):

  • navy track-suit bottoms
  • white polo shirts and school jumper.

An optional crested school bag and outdoor coat and homework case is also be available to purchase.


Our School House Teams


House System  

St Nicholas' operates a “House System” to promote positive behaviour and to encourage care for others and the environment. All children are grouped into four “Houses” - Red, Yellow, Blue, and Green and each child is given a badge of the appropriate colour. House points are awarded for good school work, helping others, tidiness and many acts of good behaviour. At assembly each week the total points for each ‘House’ are read out and children are encouraged to get as many points as possible for their team. A cup is awarded to the winning ‘House” each term with a party for the winning team.



At St Nicholas' we promote a 'Postive Behaviour Policy'

Every class in our school operates a ‘Classroom Management Plan’. This consists of rules, rewards and consequences and helps reinforce positive behaviour within our school. Classroom rules are made by each class at the start of the academic year and displayed in all classrooms alongside rewards and consequences. Good behaviour plans encourage pupils to take ownership of their own actions. Good choices and good behaviour will be rewarded and unacceptable behaviour will be dealt with in line with the agreed and appropriate consequences.


Super Students

Every Friday at assembly, a Super Student Award is presented to a child from each class.

The Super Student is awarded for outstanding work or behaviour and they also win a homework pass for the following week and a small gift from Mr Burns.









Super Students presented with their certificates.