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Our Story


History of the school

St Aidan’s was opened in January 1907. The school consisted of an old shed and was run by the Sisters of St Joseph who used to travel from St Mary’s on foot until a horse and sulky were purchased. The school was then taken over by the Franciscan Monks of Mary in 1969. The first lay principal was appointed in 1990.

The name St Aidan was chosen by a group of men and women who were associated with its beginning. They were mostly of Irish descent, so they chose an Irish Saint – St Aidan of Lindisfarne.

Since then St Aidan’s has grown into a two stream school with an enrolment of just over 400.  Eighteen languages other than English are spoken by our students.

Our crest and motto express who we are and state our highest ideals and aspirations. We believe that they communicate simply and clearly, yet deeply, our identity, beliefs and hopes for the future of our school.

The parish/school community built a hall named ‘The Mary MacKillop Parish and School Hall’ in 2006 . In 2009 the school underwent extensive building, renovation and refurbishment of the classrooms, using the funding from the Australian Government's National School Pride (NSP) project.

In 2010 the school utilised the funding from the Australian Government's Buiding the Education Revolution (BER) to construct a new tuckshop and year four learning space and refurbish the library and stage three learning space.

 All classrooms are of an open plan design, which is conducive to collaborative learning. The classrooms are equipped with the latest technology in order to develop 21st century learning.

 As a result of these building programs, the facilities at St Aidan's are second to none. St Aidan's is one of the best resourced school in the local area, thus providing students with learning experiences that are relevant, engaging, vigorous and enabling. 

School motto and crest

St Aidan

The cross on the school crest displays several themes. It is made up of various sized pieces that signify that we are individuals, yet we are united in His Son, Jesus Christ. The saving love of our Lord, which He expressed on the cross, makes us one.

St Aidan’s motto ‘Together We are One’ sums up this truth—the Christian community of St Aidan’s school is a place where we seek unity through love.



St Aidan’s strives to be a vibrant Catholic learning community, working together as one.


St Aidan’s is committed to:

  • Promoting and celebrating our Catholic identity
  • Fostering the gospel values of justice, respect, dignity and tolerance
  • Developing a climate in which individuals are valued and respected
  • Providing an environment where each student has a sense of self-worth and achievement
  • Fostering a partnership between school, home, parish and the wider community
  • Creating a challenging and supportive learning environment that develops confident, independent, lifelong learners
  • Providing opportunities for students to develop spiritually, physically, emotionally and academically
  • Building a relationship between St Aidan’s and St Agnes Catholic High School.

Contact Us

You can contact St Aidan’s Primary, Rooty Hill by email or phone on (02) 9625 3181 between 8:15 am and 3:30 pm from Monday to Friday.

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Contact Us

  • You can contact St Aidan’s Primary, Rooty Hill by email or phone on (02) 9625 3181 between 8:15 am and 3:30 pm from Monday to Friday.

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