Teaching and Learning
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. Our innovative and diverse curriculum is tailored to develop in our student’s global perspective, core values and a desire for lifelong learning.
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 planned on creating individual pathways for each student, including appropriate subject selection. Students may choose to enhance their learning options including Vocational or University study, particularly in the Senior School.
At The Springfield Anglican College, we are aware that no two students learn in the same ways or at the same speed. As such, we have a comprehensive Learning Enhancement program which is an extension of the core curriculum across all year levels, offering additional opportunities for students who show interest and potential in a variety of areas.
As part of this enhancement program, students requiring learning support may be guided with the provision of a Support Plan. This provides additional support through adjustments to promote access to the curriculum and participation in College-based activities.
The College has developed a Learning Analytics program that enables staff, students and parents to view each student’s academic progress as the year unfolds. The program captures the progress of individual students in each subject area and over time, and allows teachers the opportunity to tailor learning programs to individual student need.
We are proud of our student outcomes, with students achieving very strong OP results, with 76% achieving an OP from 1 – 12, well above state averages. Almost 70% of students also received an early offer into a University course of their choice and several students were also awarded University scholarships.
We have a strong commitment to providing the very best opportunities for students to thrive and succeed in their learning and academic studies.
Technology is used as a learning and organisational tool to support the curriculum at the College. In the early years, children have access to class sets of iPads and Microsoft Surfaces. From Years 4 to 6, students work with 1:1 devices in classroom, specialist and extra-curricular lessons. Access to this technology allows students to engage with the Digital Technologies curriculum. Students develop knowledge about digital systems and develop skill in computational thinking. In Middle and Senior schooling students have access to virtual and online learning resources including a wireless campus, fully equipped computer labs with a variety of Mac and PC’s available.
Students across all year levels engage in an integrated STEAM unit each year, which combines content from Science, Technologies, early Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. This unit is developed around a central theme and is a vehicle for creativity and collaboration, with the aim of students developing solutions for problems or applying knowledge in new ways.
The Altitude Program on the Secondary campus provides an extensive range of opportunities for challenging and extending students. Maths Extension is available in Years 7 and 8, which provides the opportunity for students to work through the curriculum at a faster pace, allowing for a greater focus on problem solving and practical applications. Literacy Extension is offered as an extra-curricular activity for students in Years 7 and 8 who will compete in the QDU Debating Competition throughout the year.
In addition, students in Years 9 and 10 may select Altitude Extension as an elective subject, where they are challenged in a series of critical thinking and project-based endeavours. Throughout the year, students are encouraged to participate in a range of competitions as well as various workshops and showcase evenings. Some of these include the QUT STEM workshops, USQ Maths Enrichment, UQ Brain Bee and the Reader’s Cup.
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