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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

Good morning all – the Working Bee is postponed this morning. We will try again early in Term 1. Advent blessings to you all

Sat Dec 10 08:00am

Our fun hour of Athletics this morning

Thu Dec 08 08:36am

Good morning all

Just sharing that we are having a fun hour of Athletics to replace the more formal Athletics morning that we had planned prior to Covid hitting our school. We have been asked if parents can come and while this is short notice you are welcome but please know that there are no formal events happening, just a bit of fun and fitness.

Blessings for your day


Covid Update for our school

Thu Nov 17 12:36pm

Dear families/whānau

As mentioned previously we are seeing an increase in the number of children and staff who have now tested positive for Covid. It is now having a big impact on how we are able to function as a school.  I have spoken to Maria Amey, our Board Presiding Member and our senior adviser in the Ministry of Education. The Ministry of Education has given approval for the school to ask parents to keep their children at home on Friday and Monday for those that are able too.

We need to all work together to break the spread of Covid throughout the school. Minimising numbers on Friday, over the weekend and Monday will hopefully see a break in the cycle of transmission.

Please know that our school will remain open for those who need to send their children to school on Friday and Monday.

We will return to a hybrid learning model for Friday and Monday. Your child has access to a range of learning opportunities such as Seesaw, Reading Eggs, EPIC, Mathletics etc. We have tried our very best to get on top of this however our staff are now very compromised, more so than in any other time over the last two years.

If you are able to keep your child at home for Friday and Monday then can you please let the office know. We will keep you updated as we move through this – messages will go out on facebook, School App and using HERO. 

Again, school will be open for those who need to send their child.Thank you in advance for your understanding and support.


Caroline, Maria and the team at OLOL


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