At Springbank School, each student is recognised as an individual with unique talents and skills, and it is our role to bring out the best in our students. We value our positive social environment, providing a caring family atmosphere of support, trust, friendship and consideration for each other. Students are encouraged to develop life-long personal values which equip them with the confidence to build and maintain good relationships. We consider physical fitness, high self-esteem, and an agile mind as essential components of our balanced education.
Students learn about the key factors for physical health in physical education and science classes. They also participate in a regular fitness programme. In designated Heath & Wellbeing classes, students integrate Character Strengths and learn helpful strategies to manage social and emotional situations. The school culture supports the social and emotional wellbeing of our students through warm, caring relationships. Class teachers spend time getting to know their students as individuals and take an interest in their lives. We invite speakers in to talk to students about wellbeing topics including emotional resilience, compassion, and how to deal with anxiety and depression.
At Springbank we value the importance of communication and making sure our students are listened to and supported every day. Our staff are proactive in ensuring all our students are safe in all aspects of their live; physically, emotionally, and mentally. Counselling services are available to our students to assist them further with developing strategies and exploring ways to improve their lives to maintain a healthy wellbeing.
Springbank School aims to provide an enjoyable and stimulating curriculum for all our students, in which they will gain skills that prepare them for a happy, successful life beyond school. We understand that each student has their own way of understanding and absorbing the classroom learning. At times students may require additional support and we are committed to understanding the different learning needs of each student.
Good study habits are important for success in school. Knowing how to study effectively fosters feelings of competence, develops positive attitudes, and helps students realise they can control how well they do in both school and life. Good study habits help to lay the foundations for successful work habits as an adult.
Preferred learning styles vary for individuals, and students need to discover how they learn best, work out a study system that fits their learning style, and use that system on a regular basis.
Homework time will vary for students throughout the Junior, Middle, and Senior Schools. Individual teachers will set homework, and it is expected that all homework will be completed to a high standard.
We recognise the partnership we have with parents and appreciate their encouragement and support when it comes to all areas of study and homework. If parents have any questions, they may discuss these with their child’s individual teacher.
As our students graduate from Springbank School, we are the final step in their high school education before moving onto tertiary study. Our aim is to support and encourage all students to plan and make well-informed decisions about future study and career opportunities.
Year 12 and 13 students have the opportunity to see how universities operate first-hand, with campus visits to several universities. Students are accompanied by senior teaching staff and parents if they wish.