SCS Newsletter

T2W3 2023

Tumuaki Korero

Tēnā koutou,

Week 3 already! The mornings are certainly cooler and the autumn colours are spectacular. With the wet weather, the children can get a bit muddy or sandy (with our gorgeous new golden sand!) so it would be helpful if you could send a change of clothes, just in case.

Please be aware we are noticing a resurgence of COVID-19 in the community with children and staff self-isolating with positive cases. We are working very hard to cover any staffing absences with limited reliever availability across Marlborough. We are doing all we can to keep classes operating. If staffing levels are unsafe, we will move to home learning. While this is the last resort, it is something that may happen in the coming weeks.

Please as always, if you or your child are unwell, stay home, get tested, follow the current MoH advice and let the school know. We have RAT tests available here at school if families require them.

Unfortunately, as a result of staff absences duetoillness, we have had to postpone our trip to Rarangi this Friday. We will advise of the new date as soon as we can.

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

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 3-4: Responsibility/Takohanga

Setting: Learning Spaces

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


  • 10 Board Meeting 5.30pm
  • 16 Whole School Hui
  • 22 St Johns visiting
  • 30 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 Tuesday 6 June 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
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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.

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