Patronage campaign for the post-primary school in Citywest and Saggart


VOTE DDLETB – Voting closes 4th October!

“Our parents-led campaign is urging families to support the campaign to open a new DDLETB Community College in Citywest/Saggart before the time runs out. Everyone understands the need for a second-level school for Citywest, Saggart, Newcastle, Rathcoole and Tallaght, but people are very relaxed when it comes to actually voting. Our message is, don’t allow others to decide your family’s school choice,” said David McGuinness, patronage spokesperson for Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board.

“We are delighted that lands that we, DDLETB, own on Fortunestown Lane will be the site of the new second-level school. We have supported two schools on this campus so far including our own Citywest and Saggart Community National School and DDLETB have also accommodated Citywest and Saggart Educate Together National School here too. These schools will soon move out into their permanent accommodation and we eagerly await the development of the new second-level school in their place,” added McGuinness.

“Our team of parents have been campaigning for years for this new school. We held two public meetings recently in Scoil Aoife CNS and Citywest and Saggart CNS where the many parents came to hear our vision. We were delighted to have Principal Deborah Dunne from our brand new Kingswood Community College on hand to answer questions and outline the work that she undertook to get to this point with their fantastic school. Families in Citywest and surrounding areas deserve no less and we promise to give them a state-of-the-art DDLETB Community College if they choose us in the patronage competition which ends next week,” concluded McGuinness.

The patronage campaign for the post-primary school in Citywest and Saggart close on October 4th. Parental preferences plays a major factor in the decision of the new school management. Parents of children in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class, who live in Citywest, Saggart, Newcastle, Rathcoole and Tallaght are eligible to vote at They need their postcode and child’s PPS number to complete the process.

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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