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 and there is a high level of parental involvement in the preparation for these sacraments.