SCS Newsletter

T2W3 2022

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SCS Curriculum

We are excited to share our SCS Curriculum.
This has been developed after professional development across the school and consultation with the school community last year.

It weaves together our Waka Hoe (positive behaviour management focus), our Whetū Ako (our inquiry process) and our learning contexts (Awa) that strengthen literacy and mathematics.

This drives our learning at SCS, and we look forward to sharing children learning around this further as we move forward.

Tumuaki Korero

Tēnā koutou

It's been a busy start to the term. We welcome Luka B to the school and his whānau to the community. It's great to have them as part of our community and wish them happy school days here at Spring Creek School.

Last week we had our final session with Mako Connect & Inspire Rugby Programme. The children enjoyed the three sessions led by Quentin MacDonald.

Last week we also farewelled our Community Constable Josh Reidie, who has resigned from his position. He was well known by the staff, children, and the community and will be missed in the school, where he supported with a number of programmes and activities. We thank Josh for his contributions and wish him well in his future pursuits. His replacement is yet to be confirmed.

On Monday this week, we've had the ASB St John's in Schools programme running in all classes across the school. It was great to see all children getting a grounding in basic first aid that they will have if it's ever needed in the future.

On Friday we are excited to be starting our Year 6 SCS Mural Project, with the support of Kate Vavasour and KiwiCan. Our Year 6 children will be designing and painting a large 4 piece mural to go on the end of the administration block. Stay tuned for updates on this exciting project.

Next week we have the Life Education Trust Mobile Classroom visiting on Wednesday and Thursday. The cost of this programme is covered by the school. Children will all be participating in two sessions with Genevieve (and Harold). Focuses have been tailored for each of the classes, covering Friendship, Resilience, Identity, Empathy and Kindness.

Please be aware we are currently experiencing some staff absences due to sickness, and are working to ensure cover is as seamless as possible. We thank you all for your patience and understanding around this.

Ngā mihi

Debbie Stanger

Tumuaki - Principal

SCS New Entrants

We are currently updating our New Entrant roll. If you have a child that you would like to attend Spring Creek School, please make contact and let us know.

If you'd like to look around and see what we can offer, we're happy to show you around.

Contact details are Office phone 035705514 or email

We look forward to hearing from you.

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 3-4: Responsibility
Setting: Learning Spaces

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

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Upcoming Events 2022

Term 2, 2022


  • Wednesday 18 SCS Board meeting 5.30 pm

  • Friday 20 Pink Shirt day - Please come dressed in pink to promote awareness for kindness

  • Wednesday 25-Thursday 26 Life Education Visit - all classes


  • Wednesday 1 Ki o Rahi tournament @ Redwoodtown School
  • Monday 6 Queen's birthday - School CLOSED
  • Wednesday 22 SCS Board meeting 6.00 pm
  • Thursday 23 SCS Matariki Community Breakfast & Celebration
  • Friday 24 Matariki holiday - School CLOSED


  • Friday 8 Term 2 ends

Pink Shirt Day

This Friday please come dressed in Pink to spread awareness of Kindness. If not in pink please come in school uniform.
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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:

  • Healthcare

  • Behaviour management

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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