Our school community values the way our school operates on a tuakana-teina model of learning and all children are comfortable working together and mix happily in and out of the classroom. We consider our small numbers an advantage to student success and we afford our tamariki every opportunity to thrive on their educational journey.

We operate a learning support programme that aims to support those ākonga with additional needs and enhance those ākonga that are operating at accelerated levels. We engage with support agencies such as Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour, and Resource Teacher for Literacy as well as outside experts for other areas of the curriculum (e.g. The Arts}. We have a teacher aide who supports ākonga with their classroom learning and the PTA has committed additional funding to increase these hours for the 2022 school year.

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 ākonga.

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 Tī Koūka, 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 and 2023 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 Te Pou Tī Koūka.

Please access below our Springfield School Community Code of Conduct Expectations.  Please read these and ensure you understand these as they are part of our partnership between home and school.


Community Conduct Expectations