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Tena Koutou, Malo e lelei, Talofa, Bula Vinaka, Mauri, Namaste
Nau mai, haere mai – Welcome to Our Lady of Lourdes school/kura

‘Achieving the best possible academic results is a goal for all Catholic schools. In its academic standards, the Catholic school is required to be “at least as outstanding’ as other schools in its area.’
(Catholic Education of School-Age Children Document 2014 p18).

We are a Decile 4 Integrated Catholic multicultural primary school catering for boys and girls aged 5 ~ 11 years from Year 1-6.
The roll stands at approximately 150-175 children/tamariki by the end of the school year. We are one of three Catholic primary schools in Palmerston North and work collaboratively with a Palmerston North Catholic Kāhui Ako for the Good of ALl.


The Special Character of a Catholic School is defined in the Integration Agreement as follows:

“The school is a Roman Catholic School in which the whole school community through the general school programme and in its religious instructions and observances, exercises the right to live and teach the practices, worship and doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church, as determined from time to time by the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese.”

We are disciples of Jesus and work to LIVE, LEARN and LOVE to be the HEAD, HEART, VOICE and HANDS of Jesus in our community. This is then supported by the Mercy sister’s Charism, Mission and Vision.

Latest Notifications

Hello , blessings for your day. A note – Year 1/2’s – no Tabloids today. School as normal. See you all soon.

Thu Feb 23 08:13am

A message from our Diocesan Education Office

Fri Feb 17 03:44pm

This afternoon we have had an urgent request from St John’s College, Hastings.  On Monday 20th the College is being opened as a community centre to provide food and showers to their students, whānau and community.  Currently, there is a food shortage and they have reached out for urgent assistance from us.  While there are a number of plans in place to provide ongoing support to the wider Hawkes Bay area, we are currently responding to an immediate need from a community we can physically reach.


Te Rau Aroha | The Diocesan Centre 33 Amesbury St, on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th from 9am – 3pm will be open as a drop of point.  A van and trailer will be taking donated items up to Hastings on Monday 20th February. 


Can I please ask that you communicate the following attachment to your school communities today please so we can reach as many people as possible.  This is an expression of our faith in action.

Many thanks.

Mā te Atua koe e tiaki, e manaaki.



GOAL SETTING EVENING 16TH FEBRUARY 2023 – it’s time to book your appointment

Wed Feb 08 11:22am

Dear Parents & Families

Click on the link below to make an appointment with your child’s teacher to set some learning goals for 2023

Please note that bookings will close on the 15th February 2023 at 4pm so make sure you make your appointment before then.

If you need assistance with booking an appointment time come and see Karen in the school office.

Blessings for your day.

Book your appointment here

Good morning/Morena school community. We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

Mon Jan 30 07:52am

We look forward to welcoming 15 new children to our school during our first week. We have been busy painting the exterior of our Administration Block and doing quite a few jobs around the school. Just a couple of notices:

You can buy our school uniform at Academy Apparel on Broadway Ave. There is a daily uniform and a PE uniform.

Swimming will begin this week – especially with this fine weather.

Please make sure your child has a named drink bottle with this warm weather ahead.

See you all on Tuesday. Blessings for your day.

The team at OLOL



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