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 must first obtain a preference card from their parish priest. A waiting list operates for non-preference children but there are no restrictions on those eligible for preference cards. We have a maximum roll of 286 students and currently end the year at approximately 245 students.
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 are in the process of a major upgrade to our ICT equipment. The new buildings allow for the reliable and effective use of wireless devices such as iPads, 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.