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Our Lady of Lourdes is an inclusive and growing Catholic integrated primary school catering for tamariki from Year 1-6. We are located on the western side of Palmerston North, with a bi-cultural and multi cultural mixture whanau. We are a school based on the MERCY values . We strive to live out our MERCY Values of :


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MUFTI MANIA TOMORROW – please bring a gold coin as we work with all our other Catholic schools in NZ. Tomorrow is the last day of the term.

Thu Jul 08 03:20pm

Morena, a reminder that school finishes EARLY at 1pm today for 3 way conferences. Please ensure students are picked up at 1pm. Blessings.

Wed Jun 30 09:40am

A reminder – school closes at 1pm tomorrow due to parent/teacher/student conferences. Blessings everyone.

Tue Jun 29 02:15pm

A reminder regarding absences from school

Mon Jun 28 10:59am

Good morning familes.  A reminder to please let the school office know by email or phone if your child is going to be absent from school.  We need to know that your child is safe at home and has just not arrived at school.  Thank you to those families who have emailed, phoned in or left a message or voicemail this morning to let me know their child is absent today – I have received these.

Thank you and blessing for you day.



Sun Jun 27 04:21pm


Child/parent/teacher conferences will be held at the following times:

Monday 28th June @ 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Wednesday 30th June @ 1.30pm – 7.30pm (SCHOOL DAY FINISHES @ 1PM – please make arrangements for your child’s early pick up from school.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Blessings and thanks


Our Lady of Lourdes School – Subway Promotion. Free cookies for new and existing Lunchonline members.

Wed Jun 16 11:13am


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Summary of our Meeting/Hui #1 – June 9th

Thu Jun 10 08:46pm

Wednesday June 9th @ 5.30pm SUMMARY

BOT Members: Maria, Janine,Phillippa, John, Sheree, Jessica

Family community: Kelly/ Glen, Lisa, Janine, Sharon, Matt, Meliani, Justin, Tuiara, Daryl-Anne, Zoe, Lucy
Tracey, Monica, Rosette, Chris, Jessica, Patrick, Tim,

Staff: Whaea Frayne, Mr A, Mrs O’Connor, Mrs Pedley Karakia – Whaea Frayne

1. BUILDING UPDATE: A quick walk through of the junior block. Many things are on the go and the building completion is now looking at October. We will keep you updated.

2. UNIFORM DISCUSSION- sharing of some uniform options from Academy Apparel – they supply most of the Catholic schools.
APPROX. PRICES (depends on printed or embroidered logo)

●  SKORT – $52
●  POLO TOP (short sleeve) – $28
●  POLO TOP (long sleeve) – $32
●  PETOP-$33
●  PE SHORTS – $21
●  NAVY SOCKS (3 pack) – $19-$23

This is a journey ahead as we gather ideas. The new uniform would be decided and approved by the Board once due process has taken place. Many discussions and ideas were shared.
We need a PE uniform urgently – currently difficulty with stock etc, this will be decided by Term 3, 2021.

Process would be completed with a possible new uniform in mid 2022 -early 2023 with a phase in and out period.
3. Matariki – FRIDAY JULY 2
The Why: As a school we are a crown entity – and have an obligation to uphold Te Titiro o Waitangi. We began this learning last year and the children were very engaged. We also are working through the new draft Aotearoa New Zealand History curriculum which links well with this.

Matariki will be a distinctly New Zealand holiday; a time for reflection and celebration, and our first public holiday that recognises Te Ao Māori,” Ardern said. … “It will also break up the lag between public holidays that currently exists between Queen’s Birthday in early June and Labour Day in late October.”5/02/2021
Thank you for your thoughts, Ideas and suggestions

●  Arrive at 7am (optional early start) – to see the stars as we start a new day.
●  Liturgy – led by whanau leaders, light a candle, lantern for those who have passed, give thanks for what we have. If possible look to plant new harvests – and as a school programme, care for, harvest later in the year.
●  Morning kai – porridge, sausages, spaghetti, toast
●  Play
●  School 9am -a range of activities throughout the day:
●  Whanau groups/ Poi, Harakeke(flax work), rakau, Matariki activities, presentations of culture clubs in the senior rooms – junior, sharing of learning experiences, Maori Legends time/ create a digital wharenui (share minecraft with whanau)

Other queries

THE FERTILISER DRIVE – August 7th – many hands make light work. 
●  The lines of communications were discussed. We have a variety of platforms we use to best cater for all – an older style paper correspondence when best to do so, personal and school emails, a digital school newsletter, the use of the school APP, daily Seesaw communication, fa schoolacebook and our webpage which is linked with up to date information.

●  Parents to be given information regarding upcoming sports – rather than a note to the children only.

Coming up Term 3
Health consultation – required every two years
Data of where our school is at for the first half of the year-

We then all enjoyed a meal together… and enjoyed being together as a community. We look forward to our next meeting/hui.

Blessings, Ngā wkakpainga

The staff of OLOL

A reminder – for catering purposes please let the school office know if you are attending the meeting/hui tomorrow night @ 5.30pm. Blessings

Tue Jun 08 03:03pm

An invitation to our School Community Meeting/Hui

Thu Jun 03 02:05pm

You are all invited to our School Community Meeting/Hui on Wednesday 9th June @ 5.30 -7pm.  We would love for you to come along.

Where: School staffroom and will move to an upstairs classroom.

Ideas: Update on property, discussion on our uniform, planning for Matariki, planning for Term 3 – health meeting.

We will begin with prayer/karakia, meet to talk, then join in a meal/kai.  We welcome all your family.

Please let Karen in the school office know if you will be attending.

Blessings from Our Lady of Lourdes School Staff

Fertiliser Drive – Saturday 7th August 8am-noon. We need more volunteers.

Wed Jun 02 02:19pm

Hello families. Thank you so much to those who have offered to help with our annual fertiliser drive, your help is very much appreciated.

However we are short on volunteers to help with deliveries on the morning of Saturday 7th August.  For each load a driver, delivery person and a trailer/van/truck/ute is required.  Unfortunately this event cannot take place if we cannot deliver the orders to our customers and at this stage we just do not have enough volunteers to make this happen.

If you could spare an hour or two on the morning of Saturday 7th August could you please let the school office know as soon as possible.

Our Lady of Lourdes School Staff

Lunchonline Subway Promotion. Please see attached information from Lunchonline. Blessings for your day.

Wed Jun 02 11:49am


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Child/parent/teacher interviews are open for bookings. Please see this week’s newsletter for information on how to book your interview.

Tue Jun 01 11:28am

Hello families. A reminder that we have a Staff Only Day tomorrow (Friday 21st May) and school is closed. Blessings from OLOL School Staff

Thu May 20 03:19pm


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