Citywest & Saggart

Community National School

R6: A First Class Term

What a fantastic start to the year Room 6 have made! First, they kicked off the term on the topic of Autumn. They were particularly fascinated by nature, and learnt all about how trees, birds, and certain mammals prepare for the Winter during the Autumn season. They read lots of non-fiction books about animals and nature, and learnt a few Autumn songs and poems in English and as Gaeilge- maith sibh! They went on a local nature walk to try and spot the signs of Autumn, made bird feeders to help the birds survive Winter, and complied wonderful fact files of their work. Click here to see some photos of them learning about Autumn, and celebrating the midterm in unusual style! Next the children delved enthusiastically into the topic of India, which they learnt is located in the continent of Asia. They researched its people, famous buildings, leader Gandhi, folktales and fiction, traditional dances, and of course it’s delicious food and spices! They were feeling so curious by the end of the topic, that they agreed to take part in a taste test, sampling some traditional Indian naan, spices, daal, chai tea and saffron cookies.  Well done R6 on being so adventurous and open minded 😊 Finally, to celebrate all of their fantastic learning, and to mark Diwali, they made beautiful candle holders  as seen below, and here! Next up, is the topic of the weather. R6 will be turning into meteorologists this month, and doing lots of research on how and why the weather changes each season. They will be making forecasts, spotting weather patterns, and might even set up...

Road Safety Art Competition

As part of the Irish Road Safety Week 2018, the Road Safety Team at South Dublin County Council invited pupils from junior infants to second class to design a helmet for their school, to be in with a chance of winning a helmet of their own! The children in CSCNS were delighted to participate, as road safety is something we discuss often in school, and value highly. The children did a superb job on their designs, and received a number of commendations. Congratulations to all of the RSA helmet winners: Tommy & Emily (R1), Alex James & Kayla (R2), Skye & Tadhg (R5), Maja & Kajetan (R3), Isabella & Kevin (R4), Wareesha & Evan (R6), Maylee & Dylan (R7), Nathan &  Daniel (R10), Victoria & Darragh (R11). Many thanks to the RSA and SDCC for including us in this fantastic initiative promoting road safety. For more information about the project please see...

All Rounders Fitness Begins Monday 5th November

All Rounders Fitness Begins Monday 5th November 2018 in the PE hall with Schweta Reihill. For information please see her Facebook page here. Classes begin at 13:35 for infants and 14:35 for First Class upward.           Shweta Reihill All Rounders Fitness Ltd. + 353 089700...

Enrol Your Child

Thank you for considering to enrol your child in Citywest & Saggart Community National School. Please see the following updates: There are some limited places available in Junior Infants 2018-19. All other classes for the 2018-19 school year are now full.   Enrolments for the 2019-2020 School Year: Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-20 school year for all classes from Junior Infants to Sixth Class. Applications can be: made online by clicking on the link below in writing by downloading the application form below or requesting one from the school office. An original birth certificate will need to be sent to the school also. All applications for the 2019-20 school year should be made before the 31st January. Any application received after this date will be added to our late application list. These will only be considered if places are still available after other lists have been cleared. The Admissions Policy for 2019/20 is currently being developed by ETBI in line with the Admissions Act 2018. This will be available before offers are made in February.   Application form for Admission Online...

Afterschool Programme September 2018

Afterschool Programme September 2018 Information about Afterschool classes is sent out in the form of flyers. Please see details below:   Art Classes by Agata –  Takes place on Fridays at 13:35 and 14:35 Contact: agbarwik@outlook.com   Drama by Adrienne and Karen Takes place on Mondays at 13:35 and 14:35 Contact: adriennedramateacher@gmail.com Please see www.playact.ie   Hip Hop by Sadbh Takes place on Thursdays at 13:35 and 14:35 Contact: m2mschoolofdance@gmail.com Please see www.motion2motionschoolofdance.ie   Kickboxing by Martin Takes place on Tuesdays at 13:35 and 14:35 Contact: tma.bano@yahoo.ie   Polish School by Marta Takes place on Monday at 14:35 and Friday at 14:35 Contact: martamajchrzak.spk@gmail.com   Science by Shane (on behalf of Anyone For Science) Takes place on Thursdays at 13:35 and 14:35 and 15:35 Contact: shane@anyone4science.com Please see www.anyone4science.com...

Fifth Class Room 14: Pulleys in Action

Fifth class have begun learning all about Egpyt. Did you know that the ancient Egyptians used a variety of simple machine to construct the pyramids. One machine which they invented was the pulley. They used pulleys to help lift the heavy blocks into the pyramid form we see today. In Room 14 we designed and made our very own pulleys. We firstly we drew a plan. We then made pulleys using hangars, twine, plastic straw, sellotape, spools, wire cutters and a weight! We had lots of fun! Please see some pictures of us designing and making here!...