SCS Newsletter

T1W11 2022

Tumuaki Korero

Tēnā koutou

Welcome to the last week of Term 1. It's certainly been a term of changes and challenges. Fortunately, we have managed to juggle the children and staff absences, keeping the school open and supporting learning from home as needed. Thank you all for this. It's a great show of how Spring Creek School and our community live our vision of Ako ngātahi kia tupu tātou - Together we learn - Together we grow. Together we make continue to make a positive difference for our tamariki.

Thank you also to everyone who has supported us with our shower bomb fundraising. It's been great to get such positive feedback. The final day for returning these is tomorrow. Please return any unsold bath bombs and the money from any sales to Cara in the office. We will let you know how much we raised once we get everything back and counted up.

Congratulations to Te Tipu class and Mrs Askin-Mills who entered a Seaweek Competition earlier in the term. They won $500 for the school. We are looking at spending this on resources for our outside learning areas.

We have a planned Kaitiaki Working Bee on Thursday 14 April from 9.00 am. The children are working on some exciting projects around our Kura. Clearing our old edible gardens area, ready to convert this into a butterfly and bee house as well as adding stones and dirt to our planter boxes, ready for planting these out. We would love you to come along and help out for an hour or two, make sure you bring your gardening gloves.

Next term we will be looking to be able to have whānau back onto site. Our Whole School Hui is on Monday mornings from 9.00 - 9.30 am fortnightly on even weeks next term. We would love you to pop in and join us for these.

Our Year 6's begin a mural project for the end of our administration block. KiwiCan secured funding for the community project last year, and we're excited to be working with Kate Vavasour on this. Stay tuned for updates on their amazing work.

We finish for the term on Thursday 14 April and start Term 2 on Monday 2 May. Stay safe and have a great break.

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 9-11: 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


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

  • Thursday 14 SCS Working Bee from 9 am & Term 1 ends

Term 2, 2022


  • Monday 2 Term 2 starts

  • Friday 6 Mako Connect & Inspire Rugby - all classes & OPEN afternoon

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

  • Friday 13 Mako Connect & Inspire Rugby - all classes

  • Monday 16 ASB St John’s in schools - all classes

  • Wednesday 18 SCS Board meeting 6.00 pm

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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