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The Springfield Anglican College (TSAC) is a vibrant community in which students from Kindergarten to Year Twelve are afforded a wonderful array of learning opportunities, as well as receiving all the support and encouragement needed to assist them to achieve their ambitions. The College is a non-selective Christian co-educational school that delivers a holistic approach to education, recognising that all students are different; with diverse interests, strengths, challenges and learning styles. The College provides all students with a dynamic, inspiring and positive learning community.
Providing quality and considered pastoral care lies at the heart of all we do at TSAC. We are constantly striving to improve the way we nurture and care for our students and provide opportunities for all students to experience success is central to our thinking and strategies.
The learning journey at The Springfield Anglican College aims to develop mindful students who are innovative, ambitious, resilient and proud of their individual achievement. The curriculum extends and supports students, creating pathways to prepare them for an increasingly diverse and technologically driven world.
The Learner Behaviours are used as a vehicle for instilling core traditional skills throughout all aspects of the curriculum, developing students who are:
• Effective Communicators;
• Reflective and Self-Directed Learners;
• Active Investigators;
• Critical and Creative Thinkers;
• Personally and Socially Aware;
• Technologically Savvy
As students move through their schooling, a greater focus is placed on creating individual pathways for each student, including appropriate subject selection. Students may choose to enhance their learning options including Vocational study or University study, particularly in the Senior School.
Our innovative curriculum is tailored to develop in our students critical thinking skills, global perspective, core values (faith, justice, respect and diversity) and a desire for lifelong learning.
Extra-Curricular: Creative Arts
Creative Arts is a vibrant and highly active department within the College and the wider community. Creative Arts incorporates the disciplines of Music, Drama, Dance and Visual Arts. All staff within these subject areas are highly qualified and experienced educators who regularly participate in professional development within their respective fields.
Involvement in the Creative Arts helps students to develop critical and abstract thinking and develops personal attributes including commitment, self-discipline, team work and confidence. The College offers many opportunities for students of all ages to be involved in the Creative Arts both within the curriculum and in the extra-curricular programme. Students can participate in a variety of Bands, Choirs, Ensembles and Dance Troupes. Private Tuition is also available on a user pay basis for Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Piano/Keyboard, Guitar, Music Theory, Voice, Highland Dancing, and Speech and Drama.
On the Secondary Campus, Instrumental Music lessons in strings, woodwind, brass and percussion are available with highly qualified professionals at no additional cost to school fees. For students at a level of Grade Four AMEB and higher, individual lessons may also be available.
Extra-Curricular Sporting Programme
The College provides sporting opportunities for all students in Year Four through to Year Twelve. The College is a member of The Associated Schools (Junior TAS and the Greater Brisbane Conference) and competes throughout the year against Independent schools in a range of sports and carnivals.
The College fosters a philosophy of participation for all and values the importance of physical activity for life and offers a full and inclusive Sporting Programme. All students are encouraged to participate in the wide variety of activities offered. These are extra-curricular opportunities for skill development, sportsmanship, team spirit and enjoyment.
TSAC is a centre of sporting excellence that provides multiple pathways for all students to develop their potential, ensuring access to elite sporting opportunities. The College’s Centre for Sporting Excellence in Athletics, Tennis, Swimming and Golf is also available to students keen to pursue these sporting endeavours.
Faith: Loving God and our neighbours as ourselves
Hope: Fostering a positive, optimistic and empowering environment
Love: Demonstrating support, encouragement and compassion
Courage: Developing resilience and determination to succeed
Community: Respect, tolerance and working together in service to others
Justice: Inclusively, diversity and care for the environment
The Springfield Anglican College's Positive Education Framework 'Learn and Flourish' forms the overarching structure to the College’s strong and supportive Pastoral Care Programme. As a College community, our goal is to enhance the lives of all our students so they can flourish, which, as defined by Dr Helen Street in Positive Schools, Positive Talk, describes someone who is confident in their identity, assertive in their social interactions, loving towards themselves and others, resilient to life’s inevitable setbacks and engaged in activities that embrace their strengths and passions
The College’s Positive Education Framework has been developed with both students and staff in mind, as our goal is to build upon the already strong foundation of positivity and optimism that supports engagement, enjoyment, relationships and social connectedness, all of which enhance academic and professional achievement and personal well-being.
A range of bus services ensure students reach the College each school day. For details on bus runs, including collection and drop off at the Springfield Train Station, please refer to the 2015 Transportation Information Booklet, which can be found on the College website.
Inter-Campus travel on College buses is a service provided free of charge to all students of the College. Students may utilise this service during the morning and afternoon inter-campus bus runs.
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