SCS Newsletter

T3W9 2023

Tumuaki Korero

Kia ora e te whānau,

Wow almost at the end of term 3. What a busy term it has been. We have had a few illnesses doing the rounds including tummy bugs, colds and school sores. Please keep your child home if they are unwell.

This Thursday we have the SCS Speech & Poetry Competition and next Thursday is the Wairau Cluster Speech Competition hosted by Tua Marina School. Notices have gone home today for the finalists in the SCS competition. Whanau are welcome to attend.

The students have been working hard on their calendar art and their amazing art is on display in the classrooms. Notices will be coming home this week for you to order.

The children have been enjoying the opportunities our loose parts playbox provides, empowering our tamariki to embrace their innate curiosity and inventiveness, providing them with the freedom to explore, take risks, overcome challenges as well as nurture problem-solving skills, decision-making abilities, and resilience. If you have anything we could add to our loose parts, that would be amazing. In particular, we are looking for steering wheels, pulleys, crates etc.

Have an amazing week..

Ngā manaakitanga,

Cheryl Alderlieste

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/Piringa

Setting: Waka

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 3


  • 12 150th Meeting 3.30 pm
  • 13 Wig/Wacky hair Wednesday
  • 14 SCS Speech & Poetry Competiton
  • 19 Whole school hui 9 am
  • 20 BOT meeting 5.30 pm
  • 21 Wairau Cluster Speech Competition
  • 22 End of term 3

To stay up to date with school activities you can add our events calendar with the following link SCS Events Calendar

Wacky Wednesday 13th September

Wear a wig or get creative with your child's hair this Wednesday as we acknowledge Wig Wednesday for Child Cancer. No donations are required just have fun.

Uniform Orders

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

Next order is being sent on Monday 16th October 2023.

Please see Ness in the office for an order form.

KiwiCan 2023

This term we have Fili and Saxon returning as our leaders for the first half of the term then Aliyah will be back with Saxon for the second half of the term, 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.
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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.

Calendar Art

Calendar art is back!

The children are working hard at getting their art done and ready for you to order. Look out over the next week for notice home about it. Colour copies will be displayed on the classroom windows for you to view.

Calendars: $15

Cards: $15

Diaries: $18

Mousepads: $18

Sketchbooks: $18

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