Our Vision, Culture & Beliefs
Springlands School vision is at the heart of everything we do. It is an integral part of our lives which drives our students and teachers to be the best that they can be. At Springlands, we believe in Ma Te Mahi Ka Ora… from hard work, comes success.
Below, we have proudly outlined the key aspects of our vision, our culture and beliefs.
OUR PLACE: Tō tātou tūranga
We promote a partnership with parents, nurturing a safe and caring place where children are engaged learners immersed in motivating and challenging programs that are fun and enjoyable. We want the ‘mauri’ of Springlands School to reflect the unique qualities of the school; as an Enviro School. We have high expectations and a connected team focus on growing learners and leaders.
OUR FUTURE: Tō tātou wa mua
We want our people to have the competencies and a growth mind set that will help them become thoughtful, productive, positive citizens in an ever changing world leveraging latest technologies to deliver future focused learning.
OUR PEOPLE: Ō tātou tāngata
We want our people to be honest and resilient, operating in partnership with the community. We want a culture where positive relationships are valued and acknowledged, a team approach to education.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Tō tātou painga
We want our children to challenge themselves as learners to reach their full potential and make a difference to their own lives, the lives of others; both locally and globally.
Staff at Springlands School are committed to providing the best possible learning opportunities for all children. This is achieved through ongoing professional development, high-quality programme delivery and a comprehensive process of school self-review. We work in TEAMS as together everyone achieves more! Together we are responsible for ensuring our school vision, and the curriculum meets the needs of all learners.
Principal – Gaylene Beattie
Deputy Principal – Dona Ferrier Ferguson
Assistant Principal – Claire Hutchison
Reading Recovery – Annette McWatters
Maths Specialist Teacher – Cathee Wilks
Literacy Specialist Teacher – Claire Hutchison
ORRS – Helen Washington
Learning Support (Kaiāwhina) – Jess Tai, Deb Daly, Janine Dennis, Sandra Dickson, Tracy Anderson, Sandra Munro, Lawrelle Morrison, Holly Neal, Manny Tai & Tamika Brand.
Nikau (New Entrants – Year 1)
Koru Room – Courtney Haley
Room 13 – Michael Weaver
Room 14 – Jess Holdaway
Rata (Year 1 & 2)
Room 6 – Helen Washington
Room 11 – Lauren McGoram
Room 12 – Kylie-Anne Conley
Room 15 – Courtney Turner
Room 16 – Phoebe Miller
Kowhai (Year 3 & 4)
Room 1 – Ashley Harris
Room 2 – Rochelle Hegglun & Kirstin Kelleher
Room 3 – Dave Edsall
Room 4 – Cherie Agnew
Room 5 – Kelsee Powell
Totara (Year 5 & 6)
Room 17 – Sarah Girling
Room 18 – Brittany Nixon
Room 19 – Leanne Guyton
Room 20 – Glen Mackie
Contacting the school
Staff regularly check email and the phones are operated in school hours.
The school is open: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Staggered break times
Interval: Nikau/Rata = 10:30am – 10:45am
Kowhai = 10:15am – 10:30am
Totara = 10:45am – 11am
Lunch: Nikau/Rata = 12pm – 12:45pm
Kowhai = 11:30am – 12:15pm
Totara = 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Afternoon Break: Nikau/Rata = 1:45pm – 2pm
Kowhai = 1:30pm – 1:45pm
School Phone: (03) 578 5220
School Fax: (03) 578 3226
Tamara Town: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Gill & Claire Giles: email@example.com
Gaylene Beattie: firstname.lastname@example.org
The school is located on the western side of Blenheim at:
20 Murphys Road