SCS Newsletter

T1W7 2022

Tumuaki Korero

Tēnā koutou

Welcome to Week 7. This week we start sharing our newsletter in a slightly different format. This will help readability on all devices.

This week we are at fundamentals at Stadium 2000 each day. We leave school at 10.30 am and return at the end of the day. This is our main swimming program, and it’s been great to see everyone attending and involved. Staff have all commented that it is great to see the progression of skills over the week so far. We are posting pictures via Seesaw for you to see the children in action.

You will be aware of the increasing number of cases of COVID in the community. We had our first case at SCS confirmed this week. Information was sent out to families via Hero. Here is the link to the information if you missed it. We ask that you continue to monitor for symptoms and keep sick children at home. Also please let the school know if your child returns a positive test - call the office 03 5705514 or email

We have had some ongoing issues with the Community Recycling in the staff car parking area. The fence has been hit and is now broken. Also someone local has been walking in with multiple rubbish bags and dumping them in the car park. To clarify these are recycling bins, not a rubbish collection area. If the recycling is full, please do not leave bags here. They do not get collected when the bins are changed. We have referred this to the police. If you know anything about either of these incidents, please let the school know. A big thank you to Joe Bak for removing the three rubbish bags, as the council had not been able to do this. Pictures are later in the newsletter for your information. We want to have this facility in the community and ask the community to support the respectful use of this area. Weekly dumping and vandalism of our fences is not acceptable.

Take care everyone.

Ngā mihi

Debbie Stanger

Tumuaki - Principal

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Waka Hoe Focus:

Week7-8: Resilience

Staff will be working with children, showing them what the value means and looks like.

Hui Awards

These are presented each fortnight at our school hui.

They are linked to our vision, mission and values.

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Upcoming Events 2022

Term 1, 2022


  • Monday 14 to Friday 18 Fundamental Skills - Stadium 2000

  • Wednesday 23 SCS Board Meeting (online)

  • Friday 25 Netball Skills Sessions - all classes

  • Friday 25 Waka Hoe Hut Building Day

  • Tuesday 29 Museum Visit - Nga Whetū

  • Wednesday 30 Turf to Surf Trip Y4-6


  • Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 Ride On Skills - Nga Whetū

  • Thursday 14 Term 1 ends

Term 2, 2022


  • Monday 2 Term 2 starts

  • Friday 6 Mako Connect & Inspire Rugby - all classes

  • Tuesday 10 Wairau Cluster Orienteering Y5-6 @ Blenheim School

  • Wednesday 11 ePro8 Challenge @ Bohally

  • Friday 13 Mako Connect & Inspire Rugby - all classes

  • Monday 16 ASB St John’s in schools

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Turf to Surf Experience Y4-6

On Wednesday 30 March, the Year 4-6 children from Spring Creek School will be travelling to Piction to participate in the Turf to Surf experience. This involves going to the ship Steadfast. The group will travel via bus to and from Picton and will leave school at 8.45 am and return at approximately 3.00 pm.

There is no cost to whānau for the trip.

All students will need:

  • Warm clothes

  • Covered shoes

  • Lunch and a drink bottle of water

  • Windproof jacket and windproof layers

Optional - Children are welcome to bring their own life jacket if they have one they know fits them

A permission form has been sent home with these children today. Please complete this and return it to school by Wednesday 23 March.

Netball Registrations

Would your child like to play netball this year for SCS?

Please register them here - SCS Netball Registration Form

Year 1-4 will play on a Friday evening and Year 5-6 on a Saturday Morning, beginning in Term 2. Subs per player are Year1-2 $37, Year 3-4 $40, Year 5-6 $52.

Uniform Orders

Orders will be sent to our supplier at the beginning of each month.

Please see Cara in the office for an order form.

KiwiCan 2022

This year we have Laekin and Aliyah returning as our leaders, and our sessions will now be on Friday mornings from Week 3.

Kiwi Can themes will follow in this order over the year:

Term 1 = Respect / Manaakitanga
Term 2 = Resilience / Taikaha
Term 3 = Positive Relationships / Whakawhanaungatanga
Term 4 = Integrity / Pono
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Legion Taekwon-Do is a dynamic martial art, and it is also an exciting sport suitable for all ages and abilities. Classes are for everyone from beginners to advanced levels.

Focused mind, disciplined body and pure spirit through community participation is our motto. Keeping this in mind, we encourage individual growth through a family feel atmosphere whilst practicing Taekwon-Do techniques.

Fees will be free to any Spring Creek School students and to the Spring Creek community. Classes will be Monday 3:15 - 4:15 pm in the Spring Creek Hall from this term. Families need to arrange for their children to go to the hall after school.

School Docs

Our school uses SchoolDocs as a website for our policies and procedures. This site is now live and available to our school community.

We invite you to visit the site at (note that there's no "www"!). Our username is springcreek and password 7202.

Policies being reviewed this term are:

  • Health, Safety, and Welfare Policy

This is done by following these steps:

  1. Visit the website

  2. Enter the username (springcreek) and password (7202).

  3. Follow the link to the relevant policy as listed.

  4. Read the policy.

  5. Click the Policy Review button at the top right-hand corner of the page.

  6. Select the reviewer type "Parent".

  7. Enter your name (optional).

  8. Submit your ratings and comments.

If you don't have internet access, the school office staff can provide you with printed copies of the policy and a review form.

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