Citywest & Saggart

Community National School

Principal: Decision Time!

I would like to wish you all the vey best for 2015. This year will be a very exciting year for many families as their child prepares for their formal education journey in September. This can be a stressful time for many parents as they try to choose which school best suits their needs.

Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child. It is extremely important that you fully trust whichever school you choose to do the best for your child. We are very lucky in this area to have such a great choice of school. Parents are wise to put their child’s name down in a number of schools in case they are unable to get a place in their first school of choice. To help parents make an informed decision, the local schools have agreed January 30th as their closing date for applications and offer letters will be sent out from all schools on the same day at the beginning of February. This way, you know what your actual choices are and are able to make a firm decision.


We will be holding an information meeting on Thursday, 15th January at 8 p.m. for anyone who is interested in finding out more about our school. This will be a great opportunity for you to hear about our school and our ethos and ask questions. There will also be an opportunity to walk around the school and see what life in our classrooms looks like. We are delighted with our temporary school building but we were thrilled to find out before the holidays that we will hopefully be moving into our purpose-built school building in September 2016!

If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact Karen in the office. If you have already submitted an application form, a letter will be going out today with more details about the meeting. If you have yet to fill in an application form, please have it into us by January 30th. As there are far more applicants than places, please read our enrolment policy available on the website to see how places are offered. This policy is subject to change.

I look forward to seeing you at the meeting next Thursday and I’m sure you will find it very informative.