Leadership & Enterprise

Springbank is Northland’s leading enterprise school. We are nationally recognised for our school-wide focus on building entrepreneurial skills at a young age. As a result of our progress, Springbank school has had some notable business speakers in recent years, including Sir Stephen Tindall (The Warehouse), Grant Fox (Ex-All Black), Michael Barnett (Auckland Chamber of Commerce) and Matt Watson (ITM Fishing Show).

Most of our student enterprise projects require profits to be donated to the students’ chosen charitable organisation. Over the last few years some of Springbank’s Enterprise highlights include:

  • Northland trophy for the Most Outstanding Enterprise School of the Year 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010
  • National winners 2005, 2008 and 2010 BP Challenge Most Innovative Product
  • National winners 2006, 2007¬†and 2010 BP Challenge Community Project
  • National finalists for the Young Enterprise Scheme for three years. Gained 2nd and 4th in New Zealand out of over 250 secondary schools, with one team winning a trip to Singapore to study business first hand
  • Winners of a Young Enterprise National Excellence Award in 2013 for solving a problem¬†in a developing country
  • Top Northland Young Enterprise Company for 5 years
  • Northland Enterprise Teacher of the Year 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011
  • Individual winner of Northland’s Outstanding Enterprise Student, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
  • Distinction awards in the national Cambridge University Young Enterprise Scheme examination
  • In 2002 with the guidance of two mentors, three entrepreneurial senior girls bought a section, built and subsequently sold a house in a prestigious Kerikeri subdivision