St Nicholas’ Primary School to celebrate building’s 20th anniversary

St Nicholas' Primary School. Ct52-008th
St Nicholas' Primary School. Ct52-008th

A Carrickfergus school will mark a significant milestone in its history this Friday (May 11).

St Nicholas’ Primary School is hosting an exhibition to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of its new school building.

Local politicians, council representatives, staff from other schools and many others connected to the school and parish have been invited to celebrate with pupils, staff, governors and parents.

A magazine commemorating the occasion packed full of personal stories and photographs will be presented to those who attend.

A collection of photographs - featuring past and present pupils, the old school, the construction phase, and the new school building - will be available to view.

St Nicholas’ Primary School’s longest serving teacher and former teaching staff will be sharing stories and humorous anecdotes about their experiences over the years.

The Minorca Place premises were officially opened and blessed by Bishop Patrick Walsh in March 1998.

Kieran Austin, principal of St Nicholas’ PS, said: “We are truly blessed with a beautifully designed and maintained school building.

“The natural light and vibrant colour scheme provide a superb learning environment and it’s such a delight to see our children flourish and develop in this setting.

“My vision for the next twenty years is that we continue to grow our happy, inclusive environment, where all are welcome and encouraged to be the best that they can be.”

The anniversary magazine traces the origins of the school back to Mount Saint Nicholas’ National School which opened in 1871. It stood where the car park is now.