At The Springfield Anglican College we focus on the development of all aspects of your child’s growth.
Through the adoption of a holistic approach to education, we aim to provide all students with a wealth of opportunities for all students to hone their talents and passions in areas such as the Creative Arts, Sport and through service.
Research strongly supports students being active participants in extracurricular programs and through their involvement, having great opportunities to develop a range of important attributes, many of which link back positively to academic achievement. Teamwork, self-discipline, organisational skills and the development of emotional intelligence and resilience form some of the clear benefits of such involvement.
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Creative Arts is a vibrant and active department within the College and the wider community, incorporating 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.
In Primary Schooling, there are many opportunities for involvement in graded string ensembles, guitar ensemble, concert bands, recorder groups, choirs, dance troupes and art clubs. Group lessons for instruments in our extra-curricular groups are included as part of the tuition fee. A unique feature of our Music Program is our Prep Violin Program, in which every student in Prep learns the instrument. Students have the option to continue with violin in Years 1 and 2. From Years 3 to 5, all students learn a string or band instrument. Additionally, private individual tuition is available for guitar, singing, piano and a wide variety of wind, percussion and string instruments.
The College has an extensive concert program in which all our ensembles are showcased. College ensembles are featured in eisteddfods across the region and in community events. The Creative Arts Faculty produces a biannual, major musical production, with students from Year Four and above able to audition for parts in the production or be part of the stage crew. In 2017, we are presenting The Addams Family Musical at the Ipswich Civic Centre.
Every day we see firsthand that involvement in the Creative Arts helps students to improve their critical thinking skills, and develop personal attributes including commitment, self-discipline, teamwork and confidence.
The Springfield Anglican College is a leading provider of school sport in Greater Springfield. Both the Physical Education and Sport programs in Primary schooling give students the greatest opportunity to be physically active, and learn new skills that will translate into all aspects of life.
The Springfield Anglican College is a member of The Associated Schools (Junior TAS and Greater Brisbane Conference), with students in Years 4 – 6 having the opportunity to represent the College in a range of sports and carnivals against other Independent Colleges.
The Junior TAS program, mirrors the College’s philosophy of participation for all, where physical activity is a valuable part of a young person’s life. The Junior TAS program centres on students having the opportunity to participate in and learn the key skills of a variety of sports, as well as understanding the importance of sportsmanship, being a team player and performing to the best of their ability. Team sport fixtures are played weekly on a Saturday morning throughout each Term.
For students in Prep – Year 3, a number of external providers, including Auskick, Rookies2Reds and Total Football Academy, host optional programs throughout the year for students to participate in.
Students also have the opportunity to gain high level representative selection through Queensland School Sport, with the College being a member of the Central District and Metropolitan West pathways.
Junior TAS Sport Program
Term One: Cricket, Hockey, Swimming
Term Two: Netball, Rugby Union, Cross Country
Term Three: Basketball, Football, Athletics
Term Four: Australian Rules, Tennis, Touch Football
Clubs and Activities
Students are encouraged to participate in clubs, extension and support programs, as well as academic competitions. These provide opportunities for enhancing knowledge, skills, friendships and confidence.
Students are usually invited to nominate for activities such as Debating, public speaking and writing events, da Vinci Decathlon and other intellectually stimulating pursuits. Participation with like-minded friends, as well as the opportunity to forge new relationships, are a key part of these extra-curricular activities. Equally, developing skills and an appreciation of making a commitment to a group and learning are important aspects of being a member of our community.
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