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St. Oswald’s R.C. Primary School, Accrington - Mission Statement and Ethos
St Oswald’s is proud to be a Roman Catholic school where every person is helped to do their best to succeed in a place of love, peace and safety, following the teachings of Jesus. In our school family, we are enthusiastic learners and teachers.
‘Nihil Satis Nisi Optimum - Only the best will do’
In order that we might have life in all its fullness, our school will:
Welcome - Be warm and welcoming towards all visitors to our school, just as Jesus welcomes us to the family of God.
Welfare - Be ready to forgive as Jesus taught us. To always say sorry with honesty, courage and meaning. Show love and kindness by trying to think of the needs of others before our own. Thank God for our talents and celebrate achievements earned through working hard, aiming high, and always believing we can reach our goals. To make God’s world a better place.
Word - Follow the teachings of Jesus by loving, respecting and accepting one another. Give children as well as adults the chance to have a voice in the future development of our school. To place the Word of God at the centre of all that we do.
Worship - To say our prayers meaningfully and worship the Lord our God joyfully with all our hearts.
Witness - Find love and kindness here and when we leave take lasting friendships and happy memories with us. To be witnesses of a Loving God who is at the heart of all we do.