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
Performing Arts Specialist Teachers – Sheldon Rua
Reading Recovery – Julie Adamson & Annette McWatters
Maths Specialist teacher – Caroline Cornelius
Literacy Specialist teacher – Claire Hutchison
ORRS – Helen Washington
Learning Support (Kaiāwhina) – Angelique Taylor, Olivia MacDonald, Jess Tai, Deb Daly, Janine Dennis, Sandra Dickson, Tracy Anderson, Andrina Ligaliga, Sandra Munro
Nikau/Rata (New entrance – Year 2)
Room 11 – Abby McGinn
Room 12 – Leann Lamb
Room 13 – Marion van der Berg
Room 14 – Jess Holdaway
Room 20 – Stacey Grainger
Room 21 – Kylie-Anne Conley
Room 1 – Ruth Lingham
Kowhai (Year 3 & 4)
Room 2 – Jodie Young
Room 15 – Dona Ferrier Ferguson & Caroline Cornelius
Room 16 – Michael Weaver
Room 6 – Helen Washington
Room 7 – Courtney Haley
Totara (Year 5 & 6)
Room 3 – Sarah Girling
Room 4 – Brittany Nixon
Room 5 – Gabriella Henry
Room 17 – Ashley Harris
Room 18 – Michael Stringer
Room 19 – Leanne Guyton
Contacting the school
Staff regularly check email and the phones are operated in school hours.
The school is open:
8:30am – 3:30pm
Interval: 11:00 – 11:20 am
Lunch: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
School Phone: (03) 578 5220
School Fax: (03) 578 3226
Tamara Town: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Gill: email@example.com
Gaylene Beattie: firstname.lastname@example.org
The school is located on the western side of Blenheim at: