Why choose Springside Primary School?

We pride ourselves on offering the following learning opportunities so our students can live up to there potential 

Welfare and Emotional Learning

School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support

Please see our School-Wide Positive Behaviour page for more information:

School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support

Full time welfare coordinator to offer one-on-one individual support

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Embedded Whole-school Social and Emotional Learning Program

Social Emotional Learning Program (SEL)

At Springside we have incorporated Social and Emotional Learning into our curriculum which includes running a standalone lesson each fortnight. This aims to support students develop self-awareness and self-management skills to help them achieve school and life success.

Zones of Regulation

Self-regulation is something everyone continually works on whether or not we are cognizant of it. We all encounter trying circumstances that test our limits from time to time. If we are able to recognize when we are becoming less regulated, we are able to do something about it to manage our feelings and get ourselves to a healthy place. This comes naturally for some, but for others it is a skill that needs to be taught and practiced. This is the goal of The Zones of Regulation (or Zones for short).

What are the zones?

The Zones is a systematic, cognitive behavioural approach used to teach self-regulation by categorizing all the different ways we feel and states of alertness we experience into four concrete coloured zones. The Zones framework provides strategies to teach students to become more aware of and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, manage their sensory needs, and improve their ability to problem solve conflicts.

Communication and Student Growth

Ongoing reporting to parents using Seesaw

At Springside Primary School, we provide ongoing reporting of student learning to our families via Seesaw. Families are provided with frequent updates throughout the year of what their child is learning, accompanied with their child’s assessment against the skills outlined within the unit of learning, samples of work, specific learning goals and the strategies that can be provided at home to support their child’s learning. In addition, weekly learning intentions are provided to families via Seesaw to enhance our partnerships with families to enhance each child’s learning. At the end of each semester, families are provided with their child’s progress against the Victorian Curriculum. 

Learning Enhancement in the areas of Literacy and Numeracy

What is Learning Enhancement?

Learning Enhancement is based on the Response to Intervention model that can be described as how we identify and support students who could benefit from a boost with a specific skill or topic. This can be both in curriculum and behaviour and is not just for children with learning difficulties nor just for students that are ‘behind’.

What does Learning Enhancement look like at Springside?

Our Learning Enhancement (LE) teachers are exemplary classroom practitioners. Every teacher uses interventions (a set of teaching procedures) with students to help them succeed in the classroom. In our LE model, classroom teachers use classroom learning tasks and assessments to identify groups of students who may benefit from additional teaching exposure to the same aspect of the current learning focus. These students then work with our LE teachers in targeted focus groups for short periods of time – usually short sessions, a few times a week for up to 4 weeks. The LE teachers select strategies that will be best suited to help the group learn the skills being targeted. If follow up evaluation shows a student has not responded to the initial interventions, more focused interventions may be used to help them master the skill – these may include additional take-home tasks, focus groups within the classroom supported by other educators or further sessions within the LE groups.

Student Leadership Program 

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Junior Support

Synthetic & Systematic Phonics Instruction in Prep / Year 1

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Learning Through Play in the junior areas of the school

Play based learning capitalises on children’s natural sense of inquiry and discovery through hands-on exploration of the world around them. Play-based learning is purposeful and what we call ‘intentional’ We deliberately plan play based experiences to help children learn about educational concepts involved in literacy, numeracy, technology, social skills and more in a way that’s meaningful and enjoyable to them. Every student is different. Each one has a special set of qualities and skills and brings their own blend of experiences and perspectives to their learning. Therefore, at Springside we aim to create an engaging learning environment for your child, designed to bring out the best in their emerging competencies, interests and strengths.

Better Buddies Program for Prep and Year 6 Students

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Extra Programs

Extra-curricular Music Program 

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On-site OHSC offered by Camp Australia

Camp Australia offers before & after school care as well as a holiday program please see them on site or there website for more information


Interschool Sports Program 

 Our interschool sport and athletics program has consistently seen Springside students represent the school at zone, district, regional and state levels. 

2024 Important Dates!