The school is open from 8.30 am until 3.15 pm. Staff are often involved with meetings or preparing work prior to 8.30 am 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 8.45 am 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 3:15 pm.
Teaching & Learning Times
9.00 – 11:00 am: Learning Block 1 (includes brain food break)
11:00 – 11:20 am: Morning Interval
11:20 am – 12:50 pm: Learning Block 2
12:50 – 1:50 pm: Lunch
1.50 – 3:00 pm: Learning Block 3
Term Dates 2021
Term 1: Tuesday 9 February to Friday 16 April
Term 2: Monday 3 May to Friday 9 July
Term 3: Monday 26 July to Friday 1 October
Term 4: Monday 18 October to Wednesday 15 December tbc
If your child is absent please phone the school office 570 5514 or text the school cell phone 0274860560 by 9.00 am 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.
All new enrolments are welcome. Spring Creek School is currently not zoned and can take enrolments for all children New Entrant to Year 6 living in Marlborough. To enroll your child please make contact with us here at school and complete our online enrolment form.
Spring Creek School has opted into the Ministry of Education’s School Donations Scheme for 2021. This means that we do not ask families for school donations. More information on this is available online here around this scheme.
Please ensure all your child’s clothes and belongings are clearly named.
Newsletters & Notices
The school newsletter goes out every second week on Tuesday. 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 classrooms send home notices as required. In addition Seesaw for Schools is used to share learning and notices with home.
School Hui (Assemblies)
Every second Friday morning (9.00 – 9.30 am) 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 vision, mission and values, share learning, and have fun together celebrating the success and achievements of the Spring Creek Students. Parents and whānau are welcome 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 email@example.com 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. The 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.
Spring Creek School Policies
Our school works on a subscription basis with SchoolDocs to maintain, update, and review our policies. SchoolDocs provides us with a comprehensive core set of policies, which have been well researched and follow the Ministry of Education National Administration Guidelines. The policies and procedures are tailored to our school.
SchoolDocs updates, modifies, or creates policies in response to changes in legislation or Ministry guidelines, significant events, reviews/requests from schools, feedback from whānau and regular reviewing from the SchoolDocs team. Our Board of Trustees has the opportunity to view changes/additions and comment on them before they are implemented. We will advise you through our school newsletter when policies are up for review and how you can take part in the review.
We invite you to visit our policies web page at http://springcreek.schooldocs.co.nz
As our policies are specific to Spring Creek School, our password can be found in our school’s fortnightly newsletter. We welcome feedback on any of our policies anytime, which the Board review at their meetings.
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Annual Report 2019