Green Gold – Enviro schools
As a green gold school, we focus on environmental issues which relate back to our vision “To make a Difference” We have a range of initiatives reduce, reuse and recycle products. Each area of the school has an environmental focus Our GO M.A.D team make a difference to the team with a range of environmental initiatives like: writers walk, fish on drains, vegetable garden, school orchard. Nga Tikanga, Nga Tikanga Ako, Nga Kaupapa – sustain BEYOND GREEN GOLD practices.
We make connections to our team tress.
Sports and Culture
We have a large number of opportunities for children to be involved in weekend and school sports teams. This currently includes netball, hockey, volleyball, summer soccer, touch rugby, rippa rugby, basketball, and Tball/softball. Football and rugby are organized through the sports clubs.
When sports become available each term, a signup sheet is given to the classes. If your child is interested in a particular sport they are encouraged to put their name on the list. These children then receive a permission slip with further information requiring a parent signature.
Please note we have timeframes of when our teams have to be registered and for some sports trials are held. We therefore require notices back to the office or class teacher on the date specified. After this date, we are unable to accept registrations. We have a ‘’No Pay, No Play’’ policy and sports fees are due prior to the start of each sports season.
Every class will be operating a regular fitness programme along with other physical education activities. We encourage all children to be active in health and Physical activity including cross country, swimming in summer. A note from a parent/caregiver is required to excuse children who are not able to actively take part in any programmes.
Elin Thomas is our performing arts teacher. She takes all students for dance, drama and music. She also offers ukulele lessons after school. If you are interested in music lessons contact the office for details of guitar and brass lessons.
The school performing artist specialist develops the children’s talents in a visual expression of Maori culture and traditions. Kapahaka meet regulary to practice and perform regular to the public and for school events. The whole school has kapahaka on a Friday alternate to assembly.
The music specialist leads the choir and this is a strong focus in the school. The school choir participates in the Marlborough Schools Music Festival regularly as well as representing the school for a variety of public performances. If your child is interested in joining the choir they should speak to Elin Thomas our ‘Performing Arts Specialist’.
Board of Trustees
We have a very supportive, caring Board of Trustees, who are very proud of the opportunities provided to all the students at Springlands School. Board Policies are available at the school office.
The School Board of Trustees is made up of five elected members/parents, the principal and one teacher rep.
The Board’s role is to develop the strategic direction of the school including property and ensure policies and procedures are current. The Board of Trustee also is responsible for staffing and property matters.
The Springlands Board of Trustees consists of:
Gaylene Beattie (Principal)
Pete Coldwell (Chairperson)
Jess Holdaway (Teacher Representative)
Families of Springlands School
Families of Springlands School (FOSS) plays a vital role in communication, coordination and fundraising at our school. We are very lucky to have a supportive and helpful parent group who connect with our Board of Trustees and parent community to enhance the development of school resources and event planning.
Over the years FOSS has been responsible for fundraising and supporting the school by purchasing the senior playground, upgrading the pool, funding the tennis courts and supporting the school by purchasing school flags.
The Springlands School Annual Gala is the FOSS teams main fundraising event. The gala is well known for the family atmosphere, quality entertainment, fabulous food, the famous white elephant, silent auction and so much more. A day not to be missed.
If you would like to become involved with FOSS please contact the school office.
Springlands School Charter 2018 -2020