Spring Creek School facilities and benefits
Our school reflects a good 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 new collaborative classroom space that our two classes and library area are situated in. In addition, we have another classroom block providing an additional learning area and housing resources plus a modern administration block.
The school grounds are semi-rural with an amazing amount of space. There is a large grass area to the left of the school, an orchard and edible garden to the right of the school, court areas surrounded by grass and native plantings. The outline of the old office block rings our shaded meeting and eating area. We also have an outstanding adventure playground and sandpit.
Every second Wednesday afternoon from 2:30-3: 00 pm 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 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 encouraged 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 teaching 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.
Each fortnight on a Wednesday afternoon all children have the opportunity to be involved in our Kapa Haka group. This is currently lead by Whaea Helen. Children take part in Kapa Haka throughout the year, with the Performance Kapa Haka Group practicing all of Term 3 ready to participate in the Taiopenga Festival in Term 4.
Twice a term we look to organise a Whānau Lunch with our school families. Families are invited to come, bring their lunch and join us over lunch time. 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.