SCS Newsletter

T2W1 2023

Tumuaki Korero

Tēnā koutou,

Welcome to term 2! I hope everyone enjoyed a lovely break with their families. It is so lovely to have the children back at school, happy and settled and ready for a busy term ahead.

Next week our Year 4-6 students will be participating in Ride On Skills and later in June the whole school will be attending the ASB Theatre for Upbeat Orchestra and First Class Brass Band Performance. There will be other events happening and we will keep you updated as they are confirmed.

Many of you will have noticed that the old sand has been removed and our new golden silica sand is being delivered on Friday! If you are available after 11.30am to help move the new sand into the sandpit, it would be very much appreciated. If you have a shovel, bring that along as well. So exciting!

There will be opportunities to support the school coming up with fundraising, planting our native garden, weeding plus many other things. If you think you would be interested in helping out in some way, pop in and see us in the office or have a chat with the classroom teacher.

We are so lucky to have the delicious and healthy lunches provided for our children. We are encouraging all our children to try the food provided, even if it is to sample a teaspoon. We also ask that if you're packing a lunch for your child, we are focusing on a healthy environment at school and would appreciate any food provided is in a reusable container. Thank you for your support.

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.
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Waka Hoe Focus:

Week 1-2: Respect - Manaaki

Setting: All Settings

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 2


  • 26 Start of Term 2


  • 1-3 Ride On Bike skills Year 4-6
  • 2 Whole School Hui
  • 16 Whole School Hui

Uniform Orders

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

Next order is being sent on Monday 2 May 2023.

Please see Cara in the office for an order form.

KiwiCan 2023

This year we have Aliyah and Saxon 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


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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