SCS Newsletter

T2W9 2022

Tumuaki Korero

Tēnā koutou

A HUGE thank you to everyone who attended and supported our annual SCS Matariki Community Celebration & Breakfast. It was wonderful to be able to have everyone on site and to catch up in person. Something we've been missing over the last wee while in these COVID times.

Next week your child's report information will be shared. Reading, writing and mathematics progress and next steps will be shared via Hero, and Seesaw will be used to share information on our Awa focus in Hauora - Taha Hinengaro - Mental & Emotional Health. Please check with the office if you need any support accessing these.

We will have Learning Conferences at the start of next term, on Tuesday and Wednesday. These conferences are for whānau, the classroom teacher and your child to attend. Please indicate your most suitable time in the survey shared via Hero and we will confirm the time and date before the end of the term.

We farewell Inga Parsons from her release position at the end of this term. Inga has been a valued member of our staff and we will miss her and her energy. Inga has secured a position outside education and we wish her all the best for this new challenge.

We are fortunate to have Melissa Bryant step into the relieving position from next term. Melissa has been relieving across the school. We're excited to have her on board.

Next term, Cheryl Alderlieste will be Acting Principal for the term, while I'm on sabbatical for the term. I was successful in being granted one of the allocated principal sabbaticals across the country to enable me to undertake professional learning, reflection and rejuvenation. I know the school will be in great hands with Cheryl at the helm and I will see you again at the start of Term 4.

Ngā mihi

Debbie Stanger

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 9-10: Relationships - Piringa
Setting: Learning Spaces

Staff will be working with children, showing them what the value means and looks like.

Term dates 2022

Term 1: Wednesday 2 February to Wednesday 13 April
Term 2: Monday 2 May to Friday 8 July
Term 3: Monday 25 July to Friday 30 September
Term 4: Monday 17 October to Friday 16 December tbc

Upcoming Events 2022

Term 2, 2022


  • Monday 4 Whole School Hui (Te Tipu Leading)
  • Tuesday 5 Wairau Cluster Cross Country @ Tua Marina School
  • Thursday 7 pp Wairau Cluster Cross Country @ Tua Marina School
  • Thursday 7 SCS Board meeting (rescheduled from T2W8)
  • Friday 8 Term 2 ends

Term 3, 2022


  • Monday 25 Term 3 starts
  • Tuesday 26 SCS Learner Conferences (1.00 -6.00 pm) School Closes at 12 noon
  • Wednesday 27 SCS Learner Conferences (3.30 - 6.00 pm)


  • Monday 1 Staff Only Day - SCHOOL CLOSED

How to sign into your Hero account

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Spring Creek School Board Elections 2022

Elections for Spring Creek School Board parent representatives will be held in Term 3.

This is an opportunity for whānau who are interested in taking an active part in the governance of our school to help guide the education provided at Spring Creek School.

We would like our SCS Board to be representative of our diverse community, with a balance of skills and experiences.

You don’t need to be an expert in education and there is plenty of training offered. If you are interested in finding out more check out this online information or feel free to make contact with any of our current board members.

Spring Creek School Board currently has the following members:

You are also welcome to come along to observe our next Board meeting on Wednesday 22 June at 6.00 pm at the school. Please let Cara (, the Board Secretary, know if you will be attending.

The following are the dates for our SCS Board Election:

Friday 15 July 2022 Nominations open

Wednesday 3 August 2022 Nominations close

Wednesday 10 August 2022 Voting issued

Wednesday 7 September 2022 - 4 pm Election Voting closes

Wednesday 14 September 2022 Board Takes Office

Uniform Orders

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

Please see Cara in the office for an order form.

KiwiCan 2022

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:

  • Healthcare

  • Behaviour management

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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