Catholic Special Character

We are developing respectful, responsible, life-long learners who live their faith every day.

Our Catholic Special Character infuses all that we do here at Our Lady of the Assumption School; how we pray, live and learn together and through this we aim to 'communicate Christ and help to form Christ in the lives of others'-  Blessed John Paul ll,  pg 5 The Catholic Education of School-Age Children

Current Strategic Aim 2: Our Lady of the Assumption students are engaged in a connected Catholic community with a social conscience
  • We respect that each child is an individual and encourage students to have a caring and Christian attitude towards each other and members of staff
  • We encourage and develop an attitude of social justice in our children and staff
  • We encourage children to respond freely to God according to their gift of faith
  • We teach children to develop ways of integrating faith, life and culture
  • We teach the New Zealand Catholic Religious Education Curriculum
  • We pray daily in classes, teams or as a whole school
  • We attend Mass every term in our teams; these Masses are held on Friday mornings; class teachers will inform you when your child/s class is rostered
  • We hold  values assemblies twice a term; these are advertised on the school calendar and in the newsletter
  • We have a Helping Hands group that helps families in times of need; this is a parent and staff group organised by the Board of Trustees Special Character Committee (please contact the office if you know of anyone in need or are in need yourself)
  • We have a Young Vinnies student group at our school who organise different events related to social justice each term
  • The Parish offers the sacramental programmes for First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation; these are fully supported by the school; there is a high level of parental involvement in the preparation for these sacraments
We welcome and encourage your participation in Masses, values assemblies, assemblies, liturgies, class prayer, parent help, PTA, meeting new parents, and in the community.  All these activities help to  (all) build and share in the ongoing development and growth of our Catholic Special Character.