SCS Newsletter

T3W1 2023

Tumuaki Korero

Welcome back e te whānau!

It was so lovely to see all the excited and happy faces returning to our gorgeous kura. We hope everyone enjoyed some lovely whānau time over the break and now are ready for a great term 3.

I would like to welcome Vanessa Beck and Jade Mathijssen to the team. Vanessa has taken over from Cara as admin and learning assistant and Jade joins us as a Learning Assistant in Ti Tipu. We are excited to have you both on the team!

This week we have our Matariki Celebration and breakfast from 7am on Friday. All whānau are welcome to join in our celebrations with Matariki activities from 7-8.30am and enjoy a hot breakfast that will be served between 8-8.30am. There will also be hot drinks available to purchase (cash only) from the Hazbeanz Coffee Cart from 7am.

There will also be an opportunity for you to share how our school values might look at home and what you think they might or should look like at school because we value our home and school connection. There will be information coming home before Friday but if you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with me.

Starting next week, Nga Whetū will be leading the school in Jump Jam at 9 - 9.10am and whānau are more than welcome to stay and join in!

We are enjoying the delicious kai we receive as part of the Ka ora Ka ako Healthy Lunches Programme, catered for us by Ngati Rarua. We encourage our tamariki to try the kai provided, showing resilience sometimes when it is something different to what they are used to. When there are leftover lunches, students are able to take these home. It is important that the containers are put into recycling and we are happy for the containers to come back to school for this to happen.

We are very excited to share that we have received funding from the Marlborough District Council for our ‘Growing Trees, Growing Children’ Native Plantings Project. We are lucky enough to have the support of Tim Newsham, who will be overseeing the project, supported by Grandad Phil. We are going to need the support of our amazing school and wider community to help with the planting. We will let you know when this will be. If anyone has a post-hole auger that we could borrow for this project, please let us know.

Have a fantastic week everyone.

Ngā mihi

Cheryl Alderlieste

Tumuaki - Principal

Hui Awards

These are presented each fortnight at our school hui. They are linked to our vision, mission and values.

Waka Hoe Focus:

Week 1-2: Respect/Whakaute

Setting: The Waka (our learning environment)

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


  • 17 Term 3 begins
  • 21 Matariki Celebration 7am
  • 25 Whole school hui 9am


  • 1 Library visit 11.30am
  • 2 BOT meeting 5.30pm
  • 8 Whole school hui 9am

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 Tuesday 18 July 2023.

Please see Cara in the office for an order form.

KiwiCan 2023

This year 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.


Get paid to bring your skills to the 2023 General Election

Help your community to vote in this year’s General Election!

The Electoral Commission needs people with different skills and backgrounds to help deliver the 2023 General Election. Whether you want to work for several weeks or just for a day, there's a variety of options to suit you.

Spring Creek School will be a voting place for the Kaikōura electorate, and you can apply today:

Please note our school name in the reference field. Thanks

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