Citywest & Saggart

Community National School

Lá Glas 2016

What a fantastic day we had for Lá Glas on Tuesday. A huge thank you to all of the parents for supporting the event. We were delighted to see such a big turnout. The children in Second Class taught us some interesting facts about the Irish flag. The Céilí Mór was a huge success – who knew there were such talented singers and Irish dancers out there! Please click here to see some more photographs of the...

Senior Infants Room 4: Making Pancakes

Room 4 were very busy on Tuesday morning! We all went to the staff room where Ms Harney made some pancakes. We talked about the ingredients needed to make pancakes and the different kinds of toppings we can put on our pancakes. We loved fruit on our pancakes! Please click here to see some more...

Senior Infants Room 7: The Life Cycle of a Frog

We have been learning all about the life cycle of a frog. We learned about frog spawn, tadpoles, froglets and adult frogs. Did you know frogs have ears behind their eyes? We learned that frogs hibernate during winter. We wrote our own book with frog facts inside. During art we have being making lighter and darker shades, so we painted a frog by mixing black with green for a dark green and white with green for a light green. Take a look at our pictures...

Senior Infants Room 4: Winter Concert

Room 4 worked very hard last week practising for our Winter Concert. We learnt some new songs, revised our new sounds and used our new Irish phrases to help us go shopping. Everyone had a job to do, some children had lines, some children showed us the actions to an Irish rhyme and some children showed everyone what we do in P.E. We hope that our audience enjoyed the concert. We had great fun! Please click here to see some more photos. I hope that everyone enjoys the break and look forward to welcoming everyone back in...

Junior Infants Room 1: Printing

Room 1 have been very busy creating beautiful pieces of art work using their hand prints and their finger prints this week. They created a giraffe linked to our story ‘Handa’s Surprise’ a reindeer as part of our winter art and fairy lights as part of our work on electricity and the dangers surrounding using electricity. The work that Room 1 has produced linked to printing is fantastic and Mrs Swan is so happy with all the new work displayed in her classroom. Well Done Room 1!   For more photos please click...

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....