Our School Day
Monday - Friday (9.00 am - 2.00 pm)
*P3 return to a 3pm finish after Easter
Monday - Friday (9.00 am - 3.00 pm)
Break- 10.30am – 10.45am
Lunch- 12.15 pm – 1.00 pm
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 - every Friday Afternoon
Parental Assemblies - 1 pm on Friday Afternoons
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:
PE uniform should be worn on Tuesdays and Thursdays (PE days):
An optional crested school bag and outdoor coat and homework case is also be available to purchase.
Our School House Teams
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.
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 an 'ice-cream token' which is an new initiative introduced in September 2016. Each child who wins a Super Student award will receive an ice-cream token and can use it in our local Eurospar and choose a cone/flavour of their choice!
Super Students presented with their certificates and ice-cream tokens.