SCS Newsletter

T1W9 2022

Tumuaki Korero

Tēnā koutou

Welcome to Week 9. We have been enjoying a number of great activities and experiences here at school and in the wider community. Friday's Waka Hoe Celebration Hut building and milo was enjoyed by all.

Fundamental Skills was an awesome week, resulting in great skill development and some very tired children by the end of the week.

Last week we had Blair Walker, from the Marlborough Museum at Brayshaw Park, come to the school to take a session on Turangawaewae with the junior classes. Yesterday the senior class went to Brayshaw Park to explore the space. Thank you to Michael Rea - Ray White Blenheim for the use of their van, and to families who supported with transport. The class had a fabulous time learning about Marlborough's history.

Today Nga Whētu are out and about on the Steadfast ship for their Turf to Surf experience. The weather looks to be clearing and we look forward to hearing about their experiences upon their return.

Our fundraising selling of Shower bombs got underway this week. Feedback so far is that these are selling quickly. Thank you all for your support with this.

You will be aware that we have a number of confirmed COVID cases at Spring Creek School in staff and children, as well as many isolating as household contacts. Thank you all for your calm and measured approach this time. Teaching and support staff have been juggled, moved and classes combined as needed. Please continue to let us know if your child tests positive, or if you are isolating as a household contact or Cara in the office 035705514. We have hard packs available for children if they are home as a household contact and you would like these to support learning, again let us know. Take care.

Ngā mihi

Debbie Stanger

Tumuaki - Principal

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

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

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Upcoming Events 2022

Term 1, 2022


  • Wednesday 30 Turf to Surf Trip Y4-6


  • Friday 1 Mako Connect & Inspire Rugby - all classes

  • Friday 8 Netball Skills - all classes

  • 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

  • Wednesday 18 SCS Board meeting 6.00 pm

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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 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:

  • 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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