From our inception Springside College has tried to balance the individual needs and preferences of our learners with the scope of the Victorian Curriculum and the demands of an ever changing societal context.
The values of Respect, Optimism, Responsibility and Excellence underpin everything we do here and directly informs our Code of Cooperation, expectations of behaviour and Social and Emotional Learning Program. Our values are also evident in our interactions within our community and in our design, delivery and review of learning programs and school initiatives.
As a school community, we are continually growing, improving and most importantly, focussing on the right priorities.
A strong school improvement focus at Springside has been to consistently embed quality, research-based teaching and learning strategies that make us even better educators and have a significant positive impact on student learning outcomes.
Our teachers use a collaborative, team based approach to teaching and learning, using evidence from student assessment activities to plan and implement learning that supports the individual needs of our students.
We also have a strong focus on creating a positive, engaging and safe climate for learning through a strong wellbeing platform. This is something I know we do extremely well.
A vital future focus is to support our students in acquiring the skills needed for 21st Century Learning. These skills include creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking as well as being safe and productive users of technology.
Our School Council has identified the need to maintain, develop and improve our school grounds, particularly as our enrolments continue to grow and our playgrounds become more crowded. Over the coming years we will make significant additions to our school grounds ensuring space is used creatively and effectively, and students continue to be provided an exciting, engaging and fun school environment.
The people of the Springside community are undoubtedly our greatest asset. What better way to promote and celebrate our college than to hear directly from our amazing students! I trust their comments paint a positive and accurate picture of Springside P-9 College.
"The R.O.R.E. awards are really positive and the Student Leaders camp was great."
"You get support whenever you need it."
"Teachers here are determined, creative, organised and committed."
"The iPads and 1:1 ICT program are really good, we can connect whenever we need to."
"The teachers here are great and the school is very safe."
"There are so many things to do at this school like we have three playgrounds and the Friendship Stop."
"I love the down ball courts, the big classrooms, the Book Fair, the open library, the big oval, our fun teachers, the canteen and the incursions."
"It has the big oval to play soccer in and the quiet area to play in peace and quiet. The best thing is P.E. because it’s about sport. I love AFL and I love sport."
"I like that Springside has the Maths Science Night. I also like how the playgrounds are built and everyone is nice. We all try our best and we are positive too."
"People learn a lot and people here care about others, they show responsibility and respect."
"I like helping friends, writing and drawing about investigations."
"Springside is so welcoming. My favourite thing is the playgrounds, they’re so big!"