SCS Newsletter

T1W3 2023

Tumuaki Korero

Tēnā koutou

Wow week 3 already! It is lovely to see how our children are settling back into school routines and finding their place in the classrooms.

Unfortunately due to the uncertainty around the weather this week, we have had to postpone our Whanau, friends and food evening until next Wednesday 22 February from 5-6pm. This will be an opportunity to meet with the teachers and look through the learning spaces, meet other families. You are welcome to bring along a picnic dinner as well. We hope to see you all there.

The Butterfly and Bee Garden project is now happening on Tuesday 28 Feb from 9am. If any of our whanau would like to join us and help with this project, please see Cara in the office.

On Wednesday 22 Feb, our year 5 & 6 students will be participating in Road Patrol Training with Constable Amber Wright-Watson from 9am. Year 4 students will be given the opportunity to train in term 4.

On Fridays we have our Te Taiao sessions between morning tea and lunch. This is our opportunity to learn about and within our environment. Whanau are welcome to join us in these sessions. If you would like to know more information, please talk to your child's classroom teacher or come and see me.

We are no longer using Seesaw for Schools due to the massive price increase and have decided to trial Storypark as a way to share your child's learning with you. We are setting this up and hopefully will be able to go live with this next week. We will keep you updated!

Just a reminder that on Mondays after school, SCS children can attend Taekwondo with Aaron at the Spring Creek Community Hall. It is free for our children and their siblings. Taekwondo supports with organization, vision, body development, and mental awareness. The goal of this martial art is to give a sense of self-esteem and heightened mental and physical well being. These assets attribute to a common goal of harmony.

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 3-4: Responisbility/Takohanga

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

February 2023

  • 22 Whanau, friends and food evening 5pm
  • 22 Whole school Hui - 9am
  • 28 Bee and Butterfly Garden 9am


  • 8 Whole School Hui - 9am

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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