Spring Creek School facilities and benefits
We are open for enrolments for New Entrants to Year 6 children across Marlborough. Situated just 5 minutes from Blenheim, we are a small school that provides BIG opportunities for our children.
We have a strong and involved community. We are part of the Wairau Cluster of 6 schools (Spring Creek School, Grovetown, Tua Marina, Rapaura, Mayfield, and Blenheim), which combine to provide extensive sporting and cultural experiences.
In addition, we attend all Marlborough School’s District events, giving children the opportunity to develop connections with other children in the district and to extend and challenge themselves.
We are also part of the SWaG small school group (Spring Creek School, Ward, Wairau Valley and Grovetown) who work closely together.
Our school reflects a cross-section of our wider community with a number of cultural groups being represented on our roll. We take pride in our cultural responsiveness and value every student.
Our spacious, grounds offer a magnificent play environment and opportunities for sport and recreation, and our classrooms provide stimulating learning environments for our students.
We have a collaborative classroom space that two classes are situated in. In addition, we have a multipurpose block providing an additional learning area and library. Our modern administration block is situated separately, including our office area, principal’s office, resource areas, staffroom, and meeting room.
The school grounds are semi-rural with an abundance of space. We have an orchard and edible garden on school grounds, tiger turf all-weather court area with markings for multiple sports, a landscaped eating area, bike/scooter stands, and other hard court surfaces. We also have a popular adventure playground and sandpit. We are currently working on the redevelopment of the outside areas, so watch this space for updates and improvements.
Every second Friday morning from 9.00 to 9.30 am we come together as a whole school for a Sharing Hui. Kōwhai and Rimu Rooms take turns at presenting the hui in their learning space. We sing, listen to some important notices, give out awards, share learning, and have fun together celebrating the success and achievements of the Spring Creek Students. Parents and whānau are encouraged to attend.
Cultural Time (Including Kapa Haka)
Each week on a Thursday afternoon all children have the opportunity to be involved in Cultural Time. This incorporates many varied cultural opportunities including Kapa Haka, cultural games, weaving, gardening etc. We have Whaea Helen supporting fortnightly with KapaHaka. We usually participate in the annual Taiopenga Festival early in Term 4.
Regularly we organise a Whānau Lunch with our school families. Families are invited to come, bring their lunch and join us over lunchtime. After eating, we encourage families to join in with games and let their children show them around the school. It’s an informal time and a great time to share what’s been happening at school and join in the latest games.
A little on our history
Spring Creek School has a long and proud history, opening its doors for the first time in 1873.