Citywest & Saggart Community National School, formally Scoil Niamh was established in 2012 by then principal Seamus Conboy (ETBI). The school opened alongside Citywest Educate Together. Since opening its doors in 2012, Citywest and Saggart CNS has grown to become an innovative and vibrant learning environment. The school now caters for 448 children from infants to 6th class and welcomed two classes of children with Autism in 2020.
In 2019, the completion of the permanent school site was greeted with great joy and excitement, only to be overshadowed by the pending pandemic. However, following two years of restrictions, both school communities came together to celebrate and mark the official opening of a state of the art multi-denominational campus in the Citywest area.
“It was with great pleasure that following two years of waiting, we could mark the significance of this new campus. The two schools work very closely together to serve the local community and wished to celebrate together with the whole school communities” Michael Byrne, Principal of Citywest and Saggart CNS (DDLETB).
It was a wonderful day and was attended by our CE Caitríona Murphy, Director of Schools Noel Kelly, the Mayor of South Dublin Peter Kavanagh, members of the managing body for Citywest ETNS, both school communities and the wider Citywest and Saggart community. An Oak tree was planted as a symbol of strength, unity and community and a plaque unveiled between both schools. Attendees were entertained by the students of Citywest and Saggart CNS who sang and performed an original song written by a parent. The official event was followed an international food fair in the school hall and a family fun day on the grounds of the campus.
Principal Michael Byrne and his team worked tirelessly to ensure the day was a huge success and a fitting celebration for the whole school community.