Our School


At Springside we deliver excellence. Our community works in harmony to develop creative learners who think, act and contribute positively to an ever-changing world.






@ Springside we R.O.R.E.



Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow


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.

Warm regards,

Gab Zorko,

Immensely Proud Principal


Bachelor of Education (P-12)

Master of Learning Intervention


Springside College started its life as a stand-alone school in 2012. Previously a campus of Caroline Springs College, Springside was the fourth and final addition to the multi-campus setting. Springside College is a Kindergarten to Year 9 educational setting that was constructed in two stages. Stage 1 opened in 2009, catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 4 with a total of 154 enrolments. Stage 2 followed in 2010, catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 9 with a total of 570 enrolments. Our student population has continued to grow with 771 enrolments for the 2019 school year and in 2020 we have an enrolment of 778 students.

With the opening of the new Springside West Secondary College (no affiliation) in 2018, Springside P-9 College has transitioned to a P-6 Primary school. In 2020 we commenced operation as a P-6 school and have been renamed to Springside Primary School. 

We have a most supportive and enthusiastic school community, School Council and Parents and Friends team who are dedicated to, and actively involved in, supporting the college to be the very best it can.

Mission Statement

To embed a ‘Professional Learning Community’ culture at Springside Primary School, where we work collaboratively and interdependently to significantly improve the outcomes of every child at our college. This will be achieved through:

  • having high expectations of ourselves and others in our ‘Professional Learning Community’
  • a shared belief that all students can and want to learn, and have the right to achieve their full potential
  • delivering an authentic Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum that is differentiated to meet the individual learning needs of our students
  • authentic assessment practices that are be used to identify and monitor our students progress and their next learning
  • delivering a Twenty First Century learning environment for all members of our ‘Professional Learning Community’
  • ensuring a safe and secure learning environment for all members of our ‘Professional Learning Community’
  • building teacher knowledge, skills and capacity
  • utilising research based best practice and authentic evidence
  • providing relevant and timely feedback for staff and students
  • monitoring and reflecting on our progress
  • recognising and celebrating our successes
  • recognising and acknowledging areas for improvement and working collaboratively and strategically to address them

Our Purpose

At Springside Primary School we have a strong focus on student growth across all aspects of their school and beyond school lives. As well as focussing on growth in student learning outcomes, we have our students’ engagement and wellbeing at the forefront of our actions. Our priority at Springside Primary School is to meet the individual learning needs of every student and to enhance their learning opportunities and achievement. We believe every child can learn and that every child has the right to learn. We take seriously the responsibility we have in ensuring each child realises their full potential and grows to participate and contribute to their future community. This is best achieved by parents, students and staff collaboratively working together in partnership.

We are in final year of our 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, with 2020 being a year of School Review. This plan outlines our priorities and strategies in achieving ongoing whole school improvement. There is a strong focus on Literacy, Numeracy and 21st Century Skills as well as building resilience to enhance student wellbeing and engagement, and providing purposeful research-based programs for all students. Supporting this is our ‘Springside Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum’ and our ‘Springside Instructional Model’ which underpin our focus on high quality learning and teaching. To further support this we have a strategic approach to enhance the capacity of our teachers, many of whom are graduates in their first, second or third year of teaching. We are also developing a ‘School-wide Positive Behaviours’ approach to enhancing the already high expectations we hold for our school community.

2024 Important Dates!