SCS Newsletter

T2W1 2022

Tumuaki Korero

Tēnā koutou

Welcome back to Term 2. A warm welcome to Wyatt and his family. Wyatt has started in Awhi and we wish him and his family happy school days here at Spring Creek School. Welcome back also to Rana Moanaroa, who joins us again as a Learning Assistant, it's great to have him as part of our team again.


Thank you to everyone who helped out with the end of term working bee. The transformation of the old edible garden area into a Butterfly and bughouse is well underway. In addition, the current vegetable gardens are now ready to plant, as are the seating and planter boxes behind the classroom blocks.


The move to the Orange traffic light setting brings some changes to our school procedures. Face masks are no longer required to be worn at school. Current health advice is that it is encouraged for masks to be worn indoors, we will be leaving this to the individual's choice. We are continuing to keep other health measures in place at school, ensuring indoor spaces are well ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene and cough/sneeze into elbows, distancing when possible and very importantly staying home if we're sick. We have RAT tests here at school, provided by Waikawa Marae, to share with whānau who need them. Let Cara in the office know if you need some and we will get these to you.


Our whole school hui's every second Monday, starting next week, Monday 9 May at 9.00 am will be open for whānau to attend if they wish.


If you have any Shower Bombs still at home or money from sales, please send these to the office as soon as possible. We're tallying up how much we made for the school with this fundraiser. If you'd like to purchase any more, we do have some available in the office, just pop in and see Cara.


Ngā mihi

Debbie Stanger


Tumuaki - Principal

Waka Hoe Focus:

Week 1-2: Respect
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

May

  • Friday 6 Mako Connect & Inspire Rugby - all classes

  • 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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Taekwon-Do

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 https://springcreek.schooldocs.co.nz/ (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 https://springcreek.schooldocs.co.nz/1893.htm

  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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