SCS Newsletter

T1W7 2023

Tumuaki Korero

Tēnā koutou,

This week the students have been attending Fundamental Skills at the Stadium and have been learning a number of skills in various water based and land based activities and games. It is great to see the children demonstrating resilience as they participate in a the various activities.

We are currently having students and staff impacted with sickness, both COVID, tummy bugs and seasonal colds. Please understand that we are working very hard to cover any staffing absences and there is currently very limited reliever availability across Marlborough.

It is so important to please keep your child home if they are unwell. If you require any RAT tests, we have some available in the office.

Tomorrow, March the 16th the school will be closed as teachers and principals will be striking along with their colleagues from ECE, primary and secondary across New Zealand. There are a number of reasons why this strike is going ahead but most importantly please understand that your children are at the heart of everything we do We need support in our kura and our classrooms to ensure everybody has the opportunity to be valued and achieve success. If you would like to support us, we will be at Seymour Square between 9-11am. It would be lovely to see you there.

Our school environment is looking so amazing! A huge thank you to Grandad Phil for all his mahi in our gardens and orchard. We have seedlings almost ready to be planted in our edible gardens and the we will get to enjoy crunchy beans, broccoli and more!

The orchard is there for the community to enjoy so please feel free to come and harvest some of the delicious apples and pears that are ripe at the moment. The Feijoa are not too far away from being ready as well.

Finally, next week we will be digging out the sand from the sandpit so if any whanau are able to bring along a shovel and help at any time that would be greatly appreciated. Please pop into the office if you want to find out more.

Have a fantastic week everyone.

Ngā mihi

Cheryl Alderlieste

Acting 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: All Settings

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

Netball 2023

If your child is interested in playing Netball this year for Spring Creek School, please register by filling out the registration form

The competition begins on Saturday 29 March for Year 5/6's, and Friday 28 March for Years 1-4.

Subs this year are Year 5/6 $52 per player

Year 3/4 $40 per player

Year 1/2 $37 per player

For more information please see Cara in the office

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


  • 16 NZEI Strike - School closed
  • 21 Whole School Hui - 9am


  • 4-6 School based Camp
  • 6 Last day of Term 1
  • 26 Start of Term 2

Uniform Orders

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

Next order is being sent on Monday 3 April 2023.

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
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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:

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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