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Kia ora OLRS whanau, 
 
Thank you to you all for your response to the Governments alerts. As you will be aware the school term break has been moved forward to begin on Monday 30th March.
 
With the current Covid 19 situation moving to level 4 by midnight Wednesday, we are uncertain of how long schools will remain closed.
 
To support our students and families, we have developed a distance learning resource for each syndicate which has been emailed to you.
 
This is a very stressful and uncertain time for families and therefore we have developed this resource as a guide, not as a must do. They are ONLY suggestions. Please make reducing stress for your children your priority. This could be an amazing, fun family time.
 
A number of families will have adults working from home or will have children cared for by other family members.
 
It is so important that as a family what you do must work for you, your children and your family. Please give yourself permission to make the day, weeks and months ahead work for you, so you can have harmony within your home environment.
 
During this time I would like to extend the OLR Blessings to you and your whanau.
 
Please keep safe and well and we will stay in contact.
 
Karolina Surynt-Tapiki
Principal

Welcome…

Our Lady of the Rosary School is a Catholic Integrated school for girls and boys from Year 1 to Year 8.

We are a decile 5 school situated in the Holy Spirit – Te Wairua Tapu Parish. The school is situated on Wainui Road, and is about five minutes by car from Lower Hutt City Centre and twenty minutes from Wellington. It is approximately five minutes walk from Woburn Station.

Parents wishing to enrol their children are asked to contact the school to make an appointment to meet the Principal. Our roll is closed for 2020 as we have reached our maximum number of students. We have a maximum roll of 286 students and will currently end this year with 286 students. Enrolments for 2021 will close in August 2020.

Catholic Character

Our school displays gospel values and we have a strong and developing sense of spirituality, faith and belonging. We have pride in the Catholic character of the school.

Modern Learning

We have a modern learning environment for the middle and senior hubs that was opened in 2014.

Home Support

We strongly encourage all family members to be involved in the learning process. There are many ways that you can help out at home.

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We have a modern learning environment for the middle and senior hubs that was opened in 2014 and has state of the art features. These buildings consist of flexible teaching spaces, large classroom spaces with shared areas and breakout rooms which can be used for media productions, music, group work etc. The classrooms are furnished with a variety of bright, comfortable furniture.

All classes already use iPads as an integral part of the learning programme. We continue to upgrade our ICT equipment. The new buildings allow for the reliable and effective use of wireless devices such as iPads, chromebooks, laptops etc. to support children’s learning.

Children are being encouraged and supported to develop the key competencies needed to operate effectively in the 21st century. A major emphasis is being placed on self management which includes working towards individual learning goals.

The school enjoys a very good relationship with the Parish. We attend a school Mass in the Church at least once per term. Individual classes also attend a Parish Mass once during the term.
The school also enjoys a good reputation. We are particularly proud of our academic and sporting achievements and exemplary behaviour of our students.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to ring the school office. If you are considering enrolling your child at OLR, you are warmly invited to make an appointment to meet with the Principal, Karolina Surynt-Tapiki, and be shown around the school.