SCS Newsletter

T3W5 2022

Tumuaki Korero

Tēnā koutou

A warm welcome to Arwen and her family who have moved into the area. Arwen joins Te Tipu. We wish her happy school days at SCS.

Congratulations to Lena who came 7th in her age group at the District Cross Country. She has been invited to participate in the Regional Cross Country in Nelson next month. A huge achievement! We wish her all the best for this and will let you know how she goes.

Some of our Year 6's attended the Marlborough Young Leaders Day (MYLD) yesterday with Mrs A at the ASB Theatre. It was an inspirational day with amazing speakers, Mark Inglis, Karen Tui Boyes, Maiden Tupara, Vita Vaka and Jake Bailey. A great opportunity for our Year 6 leaders to connect with other leaders in the region.

You will be aware that the school had to move to online learning on Monday 15 August, due to staff illness. As I had indicated this is the last resort and we work really hard to keep classes operating. It is great to have all staff back and healthy. Thank you all for your support at this tricky time. Please as always, if you or your child are unwell, stay home, get tested, follow the current MoH advice and let the school know. We have RAT tests available here at school if families require them.

Thankfully we have avoided any major issues (so far) in relation to the wet weather last week and this week. Most staff and children were able to get to school and we had no flooding problems on site.

Next Friday we have an amazing experience coming to Spring Creek School, the Hillary Antarctic Hut Virtual Reality Experience. Children will explore Hillary’s Hut Through Virtual Reality. An awesome and unique experience that we're looking forward to. Marlborough Cricket will also be here for the day, taking some skills sessions with each of the classes.

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 5-6: 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 24 SCS Board Meeting 6.00 pm @ SCS


  • Friday 2 Hilary Antarctic Hut Virtual Reality Experience
  • Friday 2 Marlborough Cricket Sessions
  • Tuesday 13 Bee & Butterfly Garden Work Day (9.30- 12 noon)
  • Monday 19 SCS Whole School Hui - Awhi leading
  • Tuesday 20 SCS School photos
  • Thursday 22 SCS Speech & Poetry Competition
  • Wednesday 28 Wairau Cluster Speech Competition
  • Friday 30 Term 3 ends

Touch Rugby 2022

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

Term 3 Mask Wearing

For the start of Term 3, 2022, the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health strongly recommend that all schools require mask wearing in all indoor settings (where it will not have a significant impact on teaching and learning – see below) for students in Year 4 and above.

This recommendation does not include any situation where mask-wearing might not be practicable, such as while eating and drinking, playing certain musical instruments, indoor sports, where it will have a significant impact on teaching and learning (for example, students with particular learning needs), certain activities such as singing or drama performance on stage, and PE. In these situations, particular attention should be paid to ensuring there is good ventilation during the activity and physical distancing where practicable.

In line with the recommendations, we will be ensuring that the staff working with Year 4-6 children are wearing masks, and encourage our Year 4-6 children to wear masks.

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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:

  • 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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