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Kia ora Spreydon Whānau, As promised please check your Signmee account to receive the link for our Final Assembly held last week.

Wed Dec 22 12:45pm

Market Day Tickets

Thu Nov 25 04:16pm

Tomorrow is the last day for buying Market Day tickets. If you haven’t bought your tickets already, bring some money in the morning to make sure you don’t miss out.

Thank you to all those who have already bought tickets.

DRILL – Spreydon School is no longer in lockdown. Our drill has gone very well.

Thu Nov 25 11:28am

Drill – Lockdown Spreydon School

Thu Nov 25 11:08am

Spreydon School is conducting a lockdown exercise. This is how you will be notified, should a lockdown occur at the school. Please refrain from contacting any staff at the school, as this could lead to distraction of their primary focus, which is caring for our students. All further updates will be provided on the school website

Spreydon School is celebrating our kindness tokens on Friday 26th November. Wear your casual clothes, bring your wheels and let’s celebrate.

Wed Nov 24 02:36pm

Lockdown Drill training tomorrow for Spreydon School. Please be advised that we will be sending out communication during our training.

Wed Nov 24 12:58pm

Dear Spreydon Whānau,

 Spreydon School continues to engage the services of an independent company, Harrison Tew , who specialises in emergency management planning for schools.  The procedures developed by Harrison Tew allow us to respond safely and quickly to a range of circumstances.  

 As a component of the implementation of the emergency procedures into our school, specialised training is being conducted each year with senior leadership and our staff. The students will also receive training directed at their respective age groups from Harrison Tew ® .

The yearly training consists of a low key but detailed approach to potential threats and has been successfully implemented in hundreds of schools throughout New Zealand.

After the training, we will be conducting a lockdown exercise under the guidance and support of Harrison Tew ® .

The exercise will be as real-life as possible with the school being rung with a situation that would require us to move into a lockdown, which will mean that parents/families will receive notification by text message. The information passed on will emphasise that this is an exercise/practice and will explain that all updated information will then be posted on the school website.

The children will be spoken to about a range of reasons for a lockdown but more age appropriate example such as a swarm of bees or a stray animal coming onto site that is scared and is running around will be used.


In a genuine incident, should you hear of a lockdown or evacuation at the school, we please ask that you do not attend the school or phone, as we will not be able to respond.  Your presence at, or contact with, the school may make it more difficult for us to manage the situation and could potentially place your children and, in fact, yourselves at risk.

We thank you for your support

Don’t forget Top Team is tomorrow. Come dressed in your house colours and bring an extra change of clothes.

Tue Nov 23 03:34pm

Congratulations Spreydon School on reaching the token target. The Hoon Hay Skate Park was the clear winner.

Tue Nov 23 11:40am

This Friday the 26th November we are doing a special trip to the Hoon Hay SkatePark to celebrate working together to fill the Kindness containers.

Children can come dressed in their casual clothes on Friday and bring along their wheels.

Helmets must be worn for wheels as we will have so many children wanting to bike, skateboard, skate and scooter.  Please bring a lock to keep your wheels safe. No helmet, no wheels.

Under Covid 19 Alert Level 2 conditions we are not able to take the whole school at the same time. But we have been able to work within the guidelines to take smaller groups and without parent helpers.

The Pītau and Pūhara Hub will set up their own special wheel space in the School Carpark and court area to use their wheels.

Harakeke and Raupō will go down to the skatepark on Mather’s Road during Friday the 26th November.

School CLOSED tomorrow – Don’t forget Spreydon School is closed for a Teachers Only Day tomorrow and Friday for Canterbury Anniversary Day.

Wed Nov 10 02:23pm

School CLOSED tomorrow – Don’t forget Spreydon School is closed for a Teachers Only Day tomorrow and Friday the 12th of November for Canterbury Anniversary Day.

See you all on Monday.


Fri Oct 29 11:36am

We are writing to inform you we have had a School parent inform us that they have been deemed a close contact of the confirmed Covid-19 cases here in Christchurch.

We have been in communication with Healthline and Ministry of Education regarding the steps we should take given these circumstances. The family are not attending school since the identification on Wednesday evening and are following Ministry of Health guidelines.

The whole school is considered a bubble. If you or your whānau show any signs of Covid-19 symptoms, then you should get tested. In the meantime, we will continue to monitor the situation and will communicate with you if the circumstances change. We will continue to operate our Level 2 protocols and ask our whānau to ensure you follow these for all our students, staff and community members.

These protocols are: Drop-off & Pick-up and Contact Tracing…

Whānau drop-off and pickup at the gates, scan in, wear a face covering and hand sanitise.

If you do need to make contact with your child’s class teacher, please feel free to contact the office and they will pass the message on OR email the office by

If you need to enter the school site you MUST sign in at the Office however brief your visit is.

Cultural Day – Tomorrow. Pupils are encouraged to wear clothes that reflect their culture or wear colours that are on their country’s flag.

Thu Oct 28 06:01pm

On Friday 29th October Te Kura o Mokihi – Spreydon School will be celebrating the cultural diversity of our community with Cultural Day. This year Cultural Day will look a little different because of Alert Level 2.  Please find the below outline for the day.

12.00pm – 1.00pm
Kai Time

Students will eat their own lunch brought from home.

(Unfortunately there can be no food sharing this year)
1.00pm – 2.00pm
Students will return to their Hub and complete learning tasks based around the cultures of the children in the hub.
2.00pm – 2.30pm
Hauora Buddy time

(Craft, song or game with a cultural focus) 
2.30pm – 3.00pm
Mihi Whakatau 

(Students only)



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