Spring Creek Staff
Principal, Teacher Y3-6, SENCO, PB4L Lead
Ko Tapueo-o-Unekuki te maunga e rū nei taka ngākau.
Tapueo-o-Unekuki Is the mountain that speaks to my heart.
Ko Wairau te awa e mahea nei aku māharahara.
Wairau is the river that alleviates my worries.
No Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa ahau.
I am from Gisborne.
E mihi ana ki ngā tohu o nehe, o Waiharakeke e noho nei au.
I recognise the ancestral and spiritual landmarks of Blenheim where I live.
Ko Alderlieste tāku whanau.
My family name is Alderlieste.
Ko Rick tāku tāne.
Rick is my husband.
Tokotoru āku tamariki.
Ko Mitch ratou ko Cam ko Ethan āku tamariki.
I have 3 sons, Mitch, Cam and Ethan.
Ko Cheryl tōku ingoa.
My name is Cheryl.
Nō reira, ka nui te mihi ki a koutou katoa.
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.
Thus, my acknowledgement to you all.
I’m Cheryl (Mrs A) and I am the Principal and also kaiako in Nga Whetū (tuakana class) alongside Mrs Mac at Spring Creek School. I also hold the position SENCO (Special Education Needs Coordinator), and PB4L Team Leader. I believe relationships are so important to build the foundations of a positive and inclusive learning environment where all tamariki feel safe to challenge themselves and grow. I value what our amazing students and staff bring to our kura, together creating an exciting environment that engages and supports the needs of our diverse learners.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and my animals, taking walks on the beach with the dogs and listening to music.
Kia ora koutou. I am Melissa Bryant and I am excited to be teaching the New Entrants to Year 2’s in Te Tipu for 2023. I have loved getting to know the children over this past year and I am looking forward to building stronger relationships with the students and their whānau.
I live in Rarangi with my husband and teenage daughter. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family, hang out at the beach and read good books.
Teacher Y3-6 (currently on maternity leave) & Piritahi Community of Learning Within School Lead (WSL)
Ko Maungakōtukutuku te maunga.
Ko Waikanae te awa.
Ko Kāpiti te motu.
Ko Ngāti Pākehā te iwi.
Ko Te Tumu Herenga Waka Marae te wharenui.
Ko Sarah Macdonald toku ingoa.
Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātau katoa.
Kia ora koutou, I am Sarah (Mrs Mac) and I will be teaching in Ngā Whetū with the wonderful Mrs A. I have absolutely loved getting to know the tamariki and whānau of SCS over the last year and a half. Originally from the Kāpiti Coast, I moved to sunny Marlborough in 2019. Since then I have been teaching locally and raising my son, Pat who is turning 3 in June. I am super passionate about establishing meaningful relationships with our ākongai as they build the foundation for positive life-long learning. When I am not at school I enjoy making the most of our local environment, especially Rangitoto ki te Tonga (D’Urville Island) which is a special place for my whānau.
Office Administrator/Learning Assistant
Vanessa is the office administrator at Spring Creek School. She works in the office every day. In addition, Ness also supports in class as a Learning Assistant supporting mainly in the Ngā Whetu Team.
Heather joined Spring Creek School in 2021. She provides support for children who have additional learning needs.
Bec joined our Spring Creek School staff in 2022. She provides learning support for children with additional needs.
Spring Creek School Board
The School Board provides direction for the school in its governance role. The School Board publishes a short blurb in the school newsletter from time to time to keep the school community informed of the School Board mahi, work.
The School Board meets monthly at school in the conference room, usually on a Wednesday starting at 6.00 pm. Parents & whānau are always welcome to attend. Dates for the meetings are mentioned in the school’s newsletter and are also available on the google SCS Events Calendar. Copies of the School Board Meeting Minutes are available in the office foyer.
Our School Board members are:
Helen Lyons – Presiding Member (PM)
Cheryl Alderlieste – Principal
Cara McGregor – Parent Representative
Emily Gee – Parent Representative
John Clark – Parent Representative
TBC – Parent Representative
Sarah MacDonald – Staff Representative
The Board Secretary is: Vanessa Beck – email@example.com
Spring Creek School
52 Ferry Road
p. 03 570 5514
c. 027 4860560