Welcome to Springside Primary School!
As the proud Principal of Springside Primary School, I am honoured to lead a school that is dedicated to providing an exceptional education for every student. With my experience in teaching and leadership roles both in Australia and abroad, I can confidently say that our school is committed to evidence-based educational practices, with the student always at the centre.
Formerly known as Caroline Springs College – Springside Campus and Springside P-9 College, Springside Primary School has grown steadily over the years, currently enrolling 867 students. Despite the changes we’ve undergone in our 13-year history, we have remained steadfast in our mission to create inclusive and rigorous learning environments.
At Springside Primary School, we believe in offering a well-rounded education that prepares our students for a successful future. That’s why we provide unique facilities and learning opportunities. Our School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support Program fosters a positive and respectful school culture, while ongoing reporting to families through Seesaw keeps them informed and engaged in their child’s progress.
Our commitment to early identification and intervention for students with specific learning difficulties ensures that every child receives the support they need to thrive. Additionally, our Student Excellence Program (extension) and Masterclasses (intervention) allow us to challenge and nurture the talents of all of our students.
We take pride in our state-of-the-art facilities, including our Science Lab for hands-on experiments and our Robotics Lab, where students engage in S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) activities. The Food Tech Room promotes cooking skills using produce from our very own Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden, lovingly maintained by our students. We even hold the Spade and Spoon Markets showcasing the fruits of our labour.
To ensure the wellbeing of our students, we have an Inclusion Hub, providing a safe and structured space where students can learn pro-social behaviours during lunch and recess breaks. We believe in nurturing adaptable and responsive students, supported by encouraging families, dedicated staff, and an enthusiastic School Council and Parents’ Association.
At Springside Primary School, we operate as Professional Learning Communities, with our leaders, teachers, and support staff engaging in data-informed practices. Through our School Improvement Team, we prioritise curriculum, instruction based on the Science of Learning, and assessment to continuously enhance the academic outcomes of all our students.
Our decision-making process is driven by community input and student voice, guided by the Victorian Curriculum, which promotes individual learning and success. We offer specialist classes in AUSLAN, Physical Education, Visual Art, Performing Arts, and Indonesian, enabling students to explore their interests and talents.
When it comes to our school grounds, we have carefully designed spaces to support various activities. From the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden, complete with our very own chickens, to the indoor multi-purpose hall with a full-size basketball court, we provide a vibrant environment for learning and play. With three main buildings featuring central open learning spaces, as well as portable structures, we ensure our students have ample space for their educational journey. Our two adventure playgrounds, basketball and netball courts, and ovals further enhance the opportunities for physical activity and recreation.
I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome you to Springside Primary School. Together, with our dedicated staff and engaged community, we strive to provide the very best education for our students, empowering them to reach their full potential.