School Communication

Below you can read the latest newsletters, latest notifications, upcoming events and other communication information from Our Lady of Lourdes School Palmerston North.

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

KIND HEARTS DAY TOMORROW – Children can wear free choice clothing – and a gold coin donation greatly appreciated. Blessings to you all.

Thu Sep 29 08:07pm

A reminder that school photos are tomorrow morning and we will be starting with Room 1 at 9am. Please have your child at school on time.

Wed Sep 28 10:45am

A quick update

Tue Sep 27 01:54pm

Good afternoon fabulous people

We are just writing to share that there is currently a bomb scare near the block of shops by the Mobile Station on Pioneer Highway. This part of the road is blocked off. We are all safe and well here at school enjoying the lovely sunshine. It might be easier to use the Featherston Street end to enter Shamrock Street. We will keep you informed should we need too. 

Looking forward to seeing you tonight


Blessings to you for the longer Memorial weekend – apologies for the two errors in the previous one – see you all on TUESDAY!!!

Fri Sep 23 04:59pm

We hope this note finds you all well – and that you have something special planned for the longer weekend. We look forward to seeing you on TUESDAY.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday night at the Wellbeing, OLOL Has talent show where we have a variety of things happening. We have our Kapa Haka group opening the night.

We also have every classroom performing a little item with their Hub. We have some questions we want your ideas, these will be shared with you via the HERO app as well as in paper form. We have the finalists for the OLOL Has talent.

Children are to wear their PE uniform if they have one, if not school uniform.

If your child is performing with the Kapa Haka group please be at school at 5.15pm. Hall doors will open at 5.30pm with the event starting at 6pm.

Again abundant blessings for your longer weekend

Caroline Gilligan


Thu Sep 15 12:05pm

Hello there Year 6 Families

Cookie Time orders have arrived.  If you have an order to pick up please come to the school office between 2pm – 3.15pm to collect your order.

Alternatively your child will be given their order to take home with them tomorrow.

Blessings for your day

REMINDER FOR YEAR 6’s – Year 6 Camp Fees and Forms are due by this Wednesday 14th September. Thank you and Blessings

Mon Sep 12 12:12pm



As a school we use the Seesaw app to communicate how we live, love and learn the Mercy Way in each classroom. You can contact your class teacher for a link to your child’s private learning journal early in the school year.

You can log into Seesaw here.

Here are the links to the classroom blogs

Our School App is what we use for general School-Wide communication. You can download the School App to receive Alert Notifications, read the latest newsletter, view upcoming events, submit absences and more.

To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search Our Lady of Lourdes School in the search bar in the app.

If you are on a mobile you can click this link to download the App.