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.
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)
Our names are Ellie Epley and Ethan Williams, and we are proud to be Springbank’s Head Girl and Boy of 2022.
I, Ellie, 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’s relatively small class numbers may be one of my favourite 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.
I’m Ethan, and this is my second year as a student of Springbank School. I moved back to New Zealand in 2020 –prior to this I had been living in Dallas, Texas for two years.
I was very quickly welcomed into the Springbank family and was immediately impressed by the multitude of opportunities that our school offers its students, from the high standard of education with its amazing teachers, to the numerous extracurricular and sporting activities.
One of the many positive aspects of Springbank is the way that connections are made across the different year levels. The support and the friendships that are formed really do create an environment that feels like family.
We look forward to an incredible 2022 and we hope that you’ll find Springbank to be just as great as we do!
Ellie Epley and Ethan Williams
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:
Read about some of our students and their experiences at Springbank School below.
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.