Citywest & Saggart

Community National School

Principal: We are the Fitness Five!!!

Hi everyone 5 of the Scoil Niamh staff had great fun last night participating in the Dublin Staff Relay in the Phoenix Park. We were absolutely delighted with our times. We had predicted we would do the 25km in 2.5 hours, with 30 minutes each to do 5km. However, we way exceeded our own expectations. We are thrilled to be going round this morning showing off our medals to the children for a change....

Junior Infants Room 2: Hotel Super Stars

Room 2 have been super busy in their Class Hotel over the last few weeks, learning how to give a number of procedures, checking their guests in and out, ordering breakfast, and calling the receptionist, and the porter to help with their bags! They also made fantastic hotels as Gaeilge, with their very own fuinneoga (windows), doras (door), dian (roof), ballaí (walls) agus simléar (chimney)! Room 2 have also become great Mathematicians, learnt how to give and follow lots of directions, played Simon Says, and navigated themselves and their friends around Room 2! The Room 2 Geographers have also been exploring, using and making their own maps, and have really enjoyed hiding teddies and stickers and locating them around room 2 with their friends! They have been learning all about Kenya aswell and even made Maasai Warrior Headdresses using lots of beautiful shapes, lines, patterns and beads last week. Room 2 have also been learning and using lots of new reading and writing skills (can you remember any of your skills Room 2?) and have even started to use the class computers by themselves! They read a great new story ‘Peace At Last’- and felt so sorry for poor Daddy bear, they made him a new class quilt to keep him warm in case he has to sleep outside again! One of their favourite new rhymes about sleeping is ‘Are You Sleeping Brother John‘ – they liked it so much in fact, that they even learnt it in French ‘Frére Jacques‘ ! Well done Room 2, vous êtes fantastique (you are fantastic!) For more photos of the Room 2 Super Stars please see...

Junior Infants Room 2: At School!

Room 2 have been very busy over the past month learning all about school. They had a mini-school in their classroom, where they played the role of Prinicpal, Teacher, Student and Secretary, and did a brilliant job of interviewing their school Secretary Karen, asking her clever questions about what her job in the school community is like.  They went on a ‘5 senses’ hunt around the school, investigating the smells, sights, sounds, textures and tastes to be found in the school building, and even made it into the staff-room! Room 2 have also been discussing the time, and learnt some new songs (‘This is the way we go to school‘ and ‘I went to school one morning…’), to help them order their day from morning to nighttime. They have also been learning lots of new skills to help them become great readers and writers, and can now give a procedure (a set of instructions) to a new girl starting school, on how to come into school in the morning. Well done Room 2, you are brilliant students, secretaries, principals, and teachers! For more photos of Room 2 busy at work and play, please see...

Principal: Citywest & Saggart CNS

Hi everyone I am sure the very observant parents have already noticed our new signs! Our first signs bearing our new school name and crest were put up last week. I am absolutely delighted to see this move to our new school name start to take place. We will not be officially launching the new school name until May, 27th so most of our new signs will go up that week. I really hope all parents and anyone in the community interested in visiting the school, will come to the launch on May 27th. Thanks!...

Principal: Tús maith to the Irish classes

I was delighted to see such a fantastic turn out to the Irish class this morning. Well done to all the parents who have joined this class in an effort to improve their own Irish. Your children will be delighted to see you use the ‘cúpla focal’ with them. Go n-éirí libh go léir!...

Principal: Article on Religious Diversity

Hi everyone I was recently asked by our patron body to write an article for their termly publication about the research I carried out for my Masters thesis. If any of you are interested in the topic of Religious Diversity and multidenominational schools, you may enjoy reading it. It goes from p. 32 of the magazine. Thank you Séamus ETBI...