We have a wonderful, friendly, supportive school community. Our students and their families are key to shaping our school into the vibrant place it is.

Our Prefects

Leadership is a key component of Springbank’s learning framework. From an early age, students are required to work in teams, developing their interpersonal skills in a variety of social environments (e.g. sports, class projects, community work), and they are regularly exposed to leadership opportunities.

We believe that leadership starts with self-responsibility. Each student is encouraged to practice making the right choice and be responsible for the path they ultimately choose to take throughout life.

Formal leadership recognition at Springbank starts in Junior School and develops through Middle School. Our Senior Leadership Programme is comprehensive, with prefects selected following a formal application process. Students also have responsibility as House Leaders and form tutors of younger classes.

Our seniors encourage, challenge, and support one another to inspire success. Prefects and Senior Leaders regularly represent the school at formal community events (e.g. Anzac Day), act as ambassadors for school visitors, run lunchtime sport and clubs, speak at school assemblies, and plan various school events (e.g. school ball, talent show, drama productions). Seniors also recognise their responsibility to act as role models and mentors for our younger students (e.g. coaching younger sports teams)

Left to Right: Elle Epley (Head Girl), Bethany Flanagan (Deputy Head Girl), Callum McIntyre, Anna Kidman, James Broadwith, Katija Zivkovich, Ethan Williams, Rebecca Nugteren, Jaluka Clarke

Message from our Head Girl

Dear future students and families of Springbank,

My name is Ellie Epley, I am the 2022 Head Girl of Springbank. I moved to Kerikeri from Hawaii about 2 and a half years ago, and when I arrived at Springbank I honestly had no idea what to expect. After having attended a different private school, an international school, and a public school, I really didn’t think Springbank would be able to top my past school experiences. I soon found out I was very wrong. Our school has relatively small class numbers which may be one of my favorite things about Springbank. Not only do you get more attention and priority from your teachers, but you spend so much time with your classmates that you become somewhat like a family. The year 13 common room genuinely feels like a second home to all of us.

My Perfect initiative for this year and last year has been helping run a volleyball club and taking senior teams to volleyball tournaments. My fellow prefects offer many other fun clubs to join such as book club, board game club, badminton club, and debate club. Springbank is such an amazing place where you can experience so many opportunities. If you’re looking for a safe environment where you are educated by amazing teachers, and encouraged to be the kindest, healthiest, and best version of yourself, I recommend coming to Springbank.

Ellie Epley
Head Girl

Our Students

At Springbank School our students are encouraged to develop life-long personal values which equip them with the confidence to build and maintain good relationships. A Springbank Student has:

  • Self-belief and practises being confident and capable
  • Practise self-responsibility.  “If it is to be, it is up to me.”
  • Practise integrity and does the right thing at the right time for the right reason
  • Is inclusive and respectful of others
  • Has a positive attitude.  “Attitude is everything.”
  • Gives best effort in all endeavours
  • Is persistent.  Focus and effort leads to success.
  • Is efficient and manages time effectively
  • Plan, prioritise and set goals, and evaluate your progress
  • Celebrates successes and is proud of own and others’ achievements

Read about some of our students and their experiences at Springbank School below.

Our Families

Our families at Springbank School are positive, supportive, collaborative and family oriented.  They value education highly and are actively involved with shaping our environment.

Read about some of our families and their experiences at Springbank School below.

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