Citywest & Saggart

Community National School

Principal: National Flag Ceremony

Hi everyone Our 1st and 2nd class children had a fantastic time at our ‘National Flag Ceremony’ yesterday. A lieutenant and a sargent from the Air Corps visited our school and Citywest ETNS to present us with our flag. They asked the children lots of questions about our Irish flag and the children answered brilliantly! They spoke to us about the significance of the flag and really got us excited about our shared identity – our Irish identity. They also taught us how we have to look after the flag when they left. They read out the ‘Irish Proclamation’ which set out the vision for the country. The Proclamation had a vision of peace, harmony and equality for all Irish citizens. It was really nice to see how this part of The Proclamation linked to our own school ethos. We look forward to writing our own proclamation very soon which will describe what we would like to see happen in Ireland over the next 100 years. The children all asked some really interesting questions and the members of the Air Corps were excellent and providing clear, understandable answers. We finished the ceremony by singing our National Anthem ‘Amhrán na bhFiann’. All of the children stood very straight with their hands by their sides during this song. The representatives of the Air Corps explained that they salute during the singing of the National Anthem. To see more pictures of our great morning, please click here....

Senior Infants Room 7: An Maith Leat Cáis?

We are looking at the theme of food (Bia) in Irish this month. We have been focusing on the three phrases “Is maith liom _______” (I like), “Ní maith liom ________” (I don’t like), and An maith leat _______? (Do you like ______?) Have a listen to the rhyme we learned “An maith leat cáis?” (Do you like cheese?)   We also played shop through Irish and welcomed the medical center into our room. For more photo’s of our week click...

Junior Infants Room 5: Road Safety Visit

Today, junior infants in room 5 were visited by Katie from the Road Safety Authority (RSA). Katie talked to us about being safe when walking near the road, when driving in the car, and when cycling our bikes. She was also very kind to give each of us a high vis vest which we can wear when we are out and about with our family and friends. Thanks so much for visiting us, Katie! For more pictures, click...

Junior Infants Room 1:Planting

Room 1 have been very busy this week planting flowers. We have planted lots of daffodils which we hope to see in Spring!!! As part of our Maths Week Topic we have been learning about repeated patterns and we tried to create repeated patterns using flowers. Mrs Swan is delighted with how many maths words the children are using when  making and describing their patterns.   For more photos Please Click Here...

Junior Infants Room 1: Anti Bullying Week

This week was Anti- Bullying week. Room 1 have been learning all about what the term bullying means and what they can do  if they are being bullied. The children created helping hands during our Anti- Bullying week and identified 5 adults who they could tell if they they think they are being bullied. Mrs Swan was so impressed with the mature attitude Room 1 displayed this week.   For more photos please click...

Junior Infants Room 1: Literacy Stations

Room 1 have been very busy during their Literacy lessons working at lots of different stations linked to improving fine motor skills. Our story this week was the Gruffalo, children have completed lots of handwriting patterns linked to this story. Mrs Swan was very impressed with how well children controlled the pen and followed the lines. Children have also enjoyed reading stories of their choice through pictures. Mrs Swan has been very impressed with all of the wonderful stories the children have created! Well Done Room 1! Mrs Swan can see a huge improvement in your fine motor skills!  For more photos please click here...