Our students are motivated, increasingly self-regulated learners. They are offered leadership programmes, and classroom programmes which directly teach, model, and allow time to develop the skills required to become an optimal Springfield akonga.
In mid-2019, Springfield School partnered with the Ministry of Education, Matauraka Mahaanui and School Support create a new, purpose-built school. This building reflects the future-focused learning needs of the tamariki and is in keeping with our surrounding environment, acknowledging the historical values of the Springfield township. Our Te Reo Maori name, Te Pou, 11Kouka, refers to the cabbage tree and its benefits as mahika kai - this is linked to our learning opportunities 'feeding the learner' as they journey through their education during their time with us.
2022 will see some of our landscaping projections come to fruition with the support of our landscape architect and committed Board of Trustees.
In 2021, our kura turned 150 years young and celebrations were deferred to 2022 to incorporate the opening of our new kura, and a new chapter for Springfield School I Te Pou, 11Kouka.