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 Principals – Cathee Wilks, Claire Hutchison
Performing Arts Specialist Teachers – Elin Thomas, Kimberley Young
Reading Recovery – Julie Adamson
Maths Specialist teacher – Caroline Cornelius
Literacy Specialist teacher – Claire Hutchison
ORRS – Inga Parsons
Learning Support (Kaiāwhina) – Angelique Taylor, Olivia MacDonald, Pip Avery, Jess Tai, Deb Daly, Janine Dennis, Sandra Dickson, Tracy Anderson, Andrina Ligaliga, Sandra Munro
Nikau/Rata (New entrance – Year 2)
Room 11 – Annette McWatters
Room 12 – Helen Washington
Room 13 – Courtney Haley
Room 14 – Jess Holdaway
Room 20 – Ruth Lingham
Room 21 – Gabriella Henry
Room 1 – Kylie-Ann Conley
Kowhai (Year 3 & 4)
Room 2 – Stacey Grainger
Room 15 – Cathee Wilks & Caroline Cornelius
Room 16 – Iain Charles-Jones
Room 6 – Michael Weaver
Room 7 – Jodie Young
Totara (Year 5 & 6)
Room 3 – Sarah Girling
Room 4 – Brittany Nixon
Room 5 – Abby McGinn
Room 17 – Inga Parsons
Room 18 – Bridget Cleary
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: email@example.com
Amanda Gill: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gaylene Beattie: email@example.com
The school is located on the western side of Blenheim at: