SCS Newsletter

T3W9 2022

Tumuaki Korero

Tēnā koutou

The last week has had all classes having in-class speech and poetry competitions. These provide an opportunity for children to share in a secure and familiar setting. The next step for some is our annual SCS Speech and Poetry Competition on Thursday 22 September at 9.30 am. Finalists have been shared via Seesaw. We invite families to come along and support us on Thursday. We hope to see you then. We will select one finalist in Year 4, 5, 6 Speech to represent the school at the Wairau Cluster Competition next Thursday.

Exciting news for the school. We were lucky enough to win a VR experience for the school. It was an online nomination that I put in, and we were one of 6 schools selected from 480 odd nominated! Team Blake will visit and children will learn about our unique marine environment and how you can make a difference through a truly immersive experience. Swim with dolphins, explore the Hauraki gulf, and learn about our marine reserves from their classroom. The date is to be confirmed, a lucky day for SCS.

Artworks are on display in classes for our annual Art product Fundraising. This year we have calendars, cards, diaries, sketchpads & mouse pads available to order. These make awesome presents, and you're also supporting the school to raise funds that this year will be going towards an exciting whole school Lego Experience in Term 4.

The time has arrived when I will be going on sabbatical for the next 10 weeks of school, from T3W9 to T4W9. Cheryl Alderlieste will be Acting Principal over this time, so I leave the school in capable hands.

Remember that Monday 26 September is a public holiday and all schools are closed.

Ngā mihi

Debbie Stanger

Tumuaki - Principal

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Hui Awards

These are presented each fortnight at our school hui.

They are linked to our vision, mission and values.

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Waka Hoe Focus:

Week 9-10: Relationships
Setting: Playground

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

Term dates 2022

Term 1: Wednesday 2 February to Wednesday 13 April
Term 2: Monday 2 May to Friday 8 July
Term 3: Monday 25 July to Friday 30 September
Term 4: Monday 17 October to Friday 16 December tbc

Upcoming Events 2022

Term 3, 2022


  • Wednesday 21 SCS Board Meeting 6.00 pm
  • Thursday 22 SCS Speech & Poetry Competition - 9.30 am
  • Monday 26 Public Holiday - SCHOOLS CLOSED
  • Tuesday 27 Order due for Calander/Card/Diary Artwork Fundraising
  • Wednesday 28 Wairau Cluster Speech Competition - Tuamarina School Hall 11 am
  • Friday 30 Term 3 ends

Term 4, 2022


  • Monday 17 Term 4 starts
  • Monday 24 Labour Day SCHOOLS CLOSED
  • Wednesday 26 Taiopenga 12pm - Marlborough Girls College
  • Monday 31 Marlborough Anniversary Day SCHOOLS CLOSED

Last chance to register for Touch Rugby

Is your child interested in playing Touch Rugby for SCS this year?

The season runs from Thursday 20 Oct to Thursday 8 Dec 22

Subs are $15 pp

Grades available are Year 3/4 and Year 5/6

Please click the link to the Registration form

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.

SCS Speech & Poetry Competition

Where: Spring Creek School

When: 9.30 am start

Presenting: Finalists from each year group will be presenting.

Supporting: The whole school will be the audience. All whānau & friends are welcome to join us.

We have had a whole school focus on oral language and presenting. Children have all either learnt a poem to share or written a speech on a topic of interest. Class competitions were last week and we now have the school competition.

KiwiCan 2022

This year we have Laekin and Aliyah returning as our leaders, and our sessions are on Friday mornings.

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:

  • Student Wellbeing and Safety section
  • Staff Wellbeing and Safety section

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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