LENT - A time for Praying, Fasting and Almsgiving
Slip-and-Slide .... Rutherford style!!!
Sheppard Shed 'Slip-and-Sliding' away .....
Wacky Wednesday! Christchurch City Council's "Walk or Wheel to School Week"
Look out! It's pedalmania!!!
School focus 2023 "Letting our light shine" - students helping to bark our playground
Batten Team caring for Te Waimōkihi, Centennial Stream
Media Team presenting Values Assembly. Their 'word of the week' .... RESPECT!!!
2023 Zones Swimming Team
Happy St Patrick's Day 2023!!!

Our Values

At Our Lady of the Assumption School, we have 4 key Values which guide your child(ren) throughout their school journey from Year 0 – Year 8. These Values are ….





Life long learning




Our children work at different stages within these values… they start off with being a ‘Seed’, then progress on to the ‘Seedling’ stage, before moving on to being a ‘Sapling’ then ultimately becoming a ‘Tree’. In addition to these values underpinning everything we do, one value is specifically focussed on in each Value Assembly. These assemblies are run twice a term and are run by our Year 8 Leaders, in their Leadership groups. 

Principal’s Welcome

It is a pleasure for me to extend a warm welcome to you and your family on behalf of the Our Lady of the Assumption School Community. We are a Year 1-8 co-educational school that endeavours to provide educational opportunities of the highest standard within a sound Catholic environment. Education in our school concentrates not only on academic progress for our pupils but also on their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development.

Conceptual Curriculum

Our Lady of the Assumption Conceptual Curriculum is structured around four overarching conceptual understandings across the school. There is one conceptual understanding per year over a 4-year rotation.  

Teachers design learning opportunities around each year’s concept so that students strengthen and deepen their understanding of the concept by learning through at least three contexts. By learning through more than one context, students can transfer their ideas and understandings across contexts.  Programmes are designed with the learning areas being integrated where there are authentic connections.

Enrolment Information

Our Lady of the Assumption School – Te Kura o Tūpaki welcomes enrolment enquiries and visits. Prospective new families are invited to make an appointment with our Principal and have a tour of the school. If you are interested in enrolling for 2023 you can make an appointment to meet with our principal by emailing admin@ola.school.nz