SCS Newsletter

T3W7 2023

Tumuaki Korero

Kia ora e te whānau,

Wow, what a busy week we had last week! Thank you to everyone who helped out with the planting our our native trees and plants. It was a huge job preparing the area and planting over 700 trees and plants but it is complete and looks amazing. This project is not only about planting trees but also nurturing a sense of environmental stewardship within the hearts and minds of our students.

We are being impacted by illness at the moment with a number of tamariki away sick with coughs, colds and other illnesses. It is important to keep your child home if they are unwell. Please text or ring Ness in the school office if your child is away.

Students are currently working hard on their calendar art and these will be available for viewing and ordering next week. The artwork is looking incredible, the kids can’t wait for you to see it!

We are currently looking at classes for 2024, if you have a sibling or know of anyone who will be enrolling in 2024, can you please fill out the online enrollment form on our school website or pop in and see Ness in the office.

At Spring Creek School we are so fortunate to have free healthy lunches provided for our tamariki. If your child prefers not to enjoy the lunch provided, please ensure you send a healthy lunch option for your child. Sandwiches, fruit, vegetables etc and maybe one ‘treat’ option; and water only in their drink bottles. Please do not send chocolate or lollies of any kind. Thank you for your understanding and support.

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:7-8: Resilience/Manawaroa

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


  • 5 Whole school hui 9 am
  • 12 150th Meeting 3.30 pm
  • 13 Wig Wednesday
  • 19 Whole school hui 9 am
  • 20 BOT meeting 5.30 pm
  • 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

Uniform Orders

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

Next order is being sent on Monday 5th September 2023.

Please see Ness in the office for an order form.

Seed Fundraiser

On Friday we sent home details about the seed fundraiser, if you have any questions or need a new order form please see Ness in the office.

All payments and orders are to be in by Tuesday 12th September, with the delivery of seeds the following week.

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Daffodil Day

Thank you to everyone who gave to Daffodil day on Friday we raised a grand total of $66.60
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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.

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