SCS Newsletter

T1W5 2023

Tumuaki Korero

Tēnā koutou

What a busy week this week has been. And we are halfway through term 1 already!

On Tuesday, Sandy and the team from Bunnings worked alongside children, whanau and teachers to develop our beautiful Butterfly and Bee Garden. It is almost completed and looks so amazing! The team at Bunnings supplied all the materials and plants we needed to create this gorgeous space, so generous and we are so very thrilled!

We have also been using our compostable lunch containers from our Ka ora Ka ako healthy lunches to plant vegetable seeds for our edible gardens. We are excited to be able to reuse these containers.

Tomorrow we have our Mufti Day to support North Island families affected by the floods. Instead of a gold coin donation, please consider donating some of the options shared on the flyer. We are dressing in bright colours to signify ‘being the rainbow after the storm’.

Our school environment is looking simply amazing. We are lucky enough to have Grandad Phil (Arwen’s Grandad) working in our gardens and is doing amazing things with our space.

We are also excited about receiving funding to replace the sand in our sandpit with beautiful new golden silica sand. We will be needing support to dig the old sand out, water blast and paint the sandpit before the new sand goes in. If anyone is available and keen to work alongside the children to do this, please pop in and see Cara or myself. Dates to be confirmed.

We are also looking at starting our native pathway this term, preparing the ground in readiness for planting. If anyone is able to support us with a digger, that would be so helpful! Please see Cara or myself.

So many exciting things happening at our amazing kura!

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 5-6 : Relationships

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 1


  • 7 Whole School Hui - 9am
  • 13-17 Fundamentals Skills at Stadium 2000
  • 21 Whole School Hui - 9am


  • 4-6 School based Camp
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Uniform Orders

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

Next order is being sent on Monday 6 March 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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