SCS Newsletter

T1W1 2023

Tumuaki Korero

Tēnā koutou

Happy New Year to you all! Welcome back to our children, whanau and friends. It is so lovely to see our children back at school, with happy smiles and lots of excitement to see old and new friends!

We would also like to welcome Ollie Cooze-O'Brien, Brodie Lee and Phoenix Lee who have joined the Nga Whetū Team. We are so happy to have you all at Spring Creek School.

Over the summer break, the verandah was completed outside the Studio Hub, creating another great space at SCS. We are so proud of how amazing our kura is looking and excited about our plans for further development of our school environment this year. We will share these with you all soon.

This term we are excited to offer breakfast club at 8am with supervised care as well as after school care until 3.30pm. Oscars also offer after school care with pick ups from Spring Creek School. Please see information below. We are also very fortunate to be part of the Ka Ora, Ka Ako Healthy lunches scheme and all children will receive a free tasty and nutritious lunch each day. If your child has any dietary restrictions, please ensure you let Cara know if you haven’t already done so.

Our whole school hui celebration will now be on Tuesday mornings on even weeks from 9-9.30am. All whanau are welcome to attend and you will be notified if your child is presenting at hui or if they are receiving a hui award.

We are looking for support to run our breakfast club (daily 8-8.30am) and also to support with road patrol in the afternoons (2.55-3.15pm). If you are able to help or would like to know more information, please see Cara or myself.

We would like to invite our children, whanau and friends to a whanau evening on Wednesday 15 February from 5-6pm. This will be an opportunity to meet with the teachers and look through the learning spaces and you are welcome to bring along your dinner as well. We will be sending out a notice next week,

Also on Wednesday 15 February we will be working on our Butterfly and Bee Garden with support from Sandy at Bunnings. If any of our whanau would like to join us and help with this project, please see Cara in the office.

Coming home this week will be our whanau information booklet, the Netsafe agreement for whanau and children to sign, a contact details form and our Setting Up for Success form to be completed and returned to school. If you need any support of have any questions, please get in touch with myself or Cara.

Have a fantastic week everyone.

Ngā mihi

Cheryl Alderlieste

Acting Principal

Waka Hoe Focus:

Week 1-2: Respect/Manaaki:

Setting: All Settings

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

Term dates 2023

Term 1: Tuesday 31 January to Thursday 6 April
Term 2: Wednesday 26 April to Friday 30 June
Term 3: Monday 17July to Friday 22 September
Term 4: Monday 9 October to Friday 15 December TBC

Upcoming Events 2023

Term 1

February 2023

  • 6 Waitangi Day - School closed
  • 7 Whole school Hui - 9am
  • 7 Board Meeting - 5.30pm
  • 15 Bee and Butterfly Garden 9am
  • 15 Whanau, friends and food evening 5pm
  • 21 Whole school Hui - 9am

Uniform Orders

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

Next order is being sent on Tuesday 7 February.

Please see Cara in the office for an order form.

KiwiCan 2023

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


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:

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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