SS Aidan & Oswald's Roman Catholic School

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Roman Road, Royton, Oldham, Lancashire, OL2 5PQ

0161 652 2558


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School Advent Appeal

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of those who brought in items to be donated to our local foodbank. Oldham Foodbank collected all 15 Advent Appeal bags yesterday and were overwhelmed with how much we had collected as a school and were extremely grateful. A big thank you to the school council for helping organise and run the appeal. Thank you for helping our children understand the importance of helping those less fortunate and bringing the Word of God to life in our school.

“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35

Hopefully, the items we donated will help people who are struggling have a better Christmas this year. Thank you so much.

The Mini Vinnies helping out at the SVP lunch at the Parish Centre on Saturday 29th September.

On peace day, 150 children, families and adults from the school walked to Tandle Hills as part of Pope Francis' Share the Journey campaign - a global campaign to stand up for the rights of refugees and migrants. In support of the campaign, groups around the world are aiming to walk a portion of 24,901 miles – the distance around the whole world! It's an act of solidarity to Share the Journey with our global neighbours fleeing their homes.

The children enjoyed listening to Krishna and learning about Hinduism as part of our multi-faith month.

  • All the children, throughout the school, listened to Fr. Phil Sumner and Mufti Helal speak about the similarities and differences between Christianity and Islam as part of our Multi-faith month.

Staff Secret Santa with a difference

Every month 2 staff member are given a mission statement award. This month I think everyone of us deserves the award; we have all brought our mission statement to life and have been true role models for our children. I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff from our school for choosing to do Secret Santa in a different way this year. Instead of giving to each other, we have worked together to give to those in need and help our local community. All the donations have been sent to the Salvation Army for their Christmas toy appeal. I am sure they are going to help make some children very happy this Christmastime. Thanks for bring the Word of God to life this Advent.

“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35

Dear Friends at the Ss Aidan & Oswald's Roman Catholic Primary School,

Thank you very much for sending the paper cranes with the desire for peace. We received them and offered them to the Children’s Peace Monument.

To avoid a repetition of the tragedy that befell many victims who died of the Atomic bombing, we are working to build a peaceful world without nuclear weapons. This will be accomplished not only by our effort, but also by support and cooperation from all over the world. In line with this, we appreciate your action and desire for peace.

I ask that you to continue to keep in your heart Hiroshima’s experience and your hopes for peace.

I close with best wishes for your good health and every success in your activities.

Sincerely yours,

Masanobu Murakami(Mr.)

Peace Promotion Division

International Peace Promotion Department

The City of Hiroshima


  • Some of the school Chaplains helped out at the St. Vincent de Paul Society's lunch that was organised for some of the Parish members.

The children enjoyed learning about Buddhism from Olwen, a Buddhist leader, as part of multi-faith month.

Rabbi Daniel visited our school to talk to the children about the Jewish faith, as part of multi-faith month.