The school is open from 8.30am until 3.15pm. The Staff are often involved with meetings or preparing work prior to 8.30am and children should not arrive at school before this time.
Ensuring that your child arrives at school in good time makes for a relaxed entry into the class. Arriving around 8.45am is a good general rule and avoids disruption of a class and stress for your child. Parents are responsible for a child’s safety if she/he is in the playground outside school hours. Children need to be collected by 3:15pm.
Teaching & Learning Times
9.00am – 10:30am: Learning Block 1 (includes brain food break)
10:30am – 10:50am: Morning Interval
10:50am – 12:50pm: Learning Block 2
12:50pm – 1:50pm: Lunch
1.50pm – 3:00pm: Learning Block 3
Term Dates 2018
Term 1: Tuesday 30 Jan.–Friday 13 April
Term 2: Monday 30 April–Friday 6 July
Term 3: Monday 23 July–Friday 28 Sep.
Term 4: Monday 15 Oct.–Thursday 20 Dec tbc.
If your child is absent please phone the school office 570 5514 or text the school cell phone 0274860560 by 9am and leave a message explaining why they are absent or send a note with another family member. Alternately, use the form on the contact page of the website.
This ensures we know your children are safe.
Sign in and out book
This book is held in the office. Please fill this out if you are on school premises for an extended period (more than 15 minutes). This is a requirement for Health and Safety Act.
Spring Creek School has a compulsory school uniform that can be purchased from the school office or at The Warehouse.
Please ensure that everything is clearly named.
Please ensure that shoes are sensible and suitable for running.
Jewellery is not to be worn – although studs and sleepers can be worn in the ears.
Toanga is permitted to be worn.
The Spring Creek School bucket hat is compulsory in Terms 1 and 4.
All hair that is able to be tied up, will need to be to prevent the spread and likelihood of catching head lice. Children will be reminded to do so.
We thank you for supporting the school by ensuring that your child is in the correct uniform.
Please ensure all your child’s clothes and belongings are clearly named.
Newsletters & Notices
The school newsletter goes out every even week on Tuesday’s to your email address. Hard copies are available on request. The purposes of newsletters and notices are to keep parents and whānau informed about the teaching and learning that is happening in the classroom, ways they can help at home, important information, and dates that you need to know. Please make sure you read it thoroughly. From time to time other notices are sent home as required. Newsletters can always be accessed via the website and Facebook page.
The Rooms send home notices as required. Seesaw for Schools can be used for this as well.
Every second Thursday afternoon (2:30-3:00pm) we come together for a School Hui. The Kōwhai and Rimu Rooms take turns at presenting the hui in their learning space. We sing, listen to some important notices, give out awards relating to our Six Bridges, share learning, and have fun together celebrating the success and achievements of the Spring Creek Students. Parents and whānau are welcome to attend.
At the end of each term, we celebrate a successful term with Celebration Hui, that recognises achievements across the term. Four children are nominated for the Values Cup by the staff. One of these goes on to be awarded The Values cup for the term This is kept by the child until the end of the next term. Parents and whānau are encouraged to attend.
Friends of Spring Creek School
This group works to support the school in a variety of ways. Their role is new and currently under development. They will be responsible for organising fundraising activities and supporting the Board, staff and students in other ways. They are a fun group who welcome new members, enthusiasm and ideas. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join this group.
The Dental Clinic Hub is located at 60-62 Nelson Street, Springlands. For dental queries please contact them on 5209922 or call in and see them.
We have been advised by Civil Defence and Ministry of Education to remain at school during any natural disaster until a family member comes to the school to be with their child. Reasons for this are that the children are familiar with the environment and setting, parents know where their child/ren will be. In the event of an emergency, parents will be contacted by email, providing the electricity hasn’t been affected. If communication is lost, parents know children will be at school.