AN INNOVATIVE SCHOOL PUTTING LEARNERS FIRST

With a new Principal, student-driven innovative curriculum and all new facilities, you’d be forgiven for thinking Springwood State High School is a new school in our community leading the way in education.

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Springwood State High School (SSHS) is dedicated to the school’s vision of empowering students for life long success, through twenty-first century innovative teaching, and learning within a culture of care.

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They are putting learners first at Springwood State High School and building local and global leaders for the future, using four key pillars of excellence to drive their new directions; Culture, Learning, Students and Pathways.

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Their learning pillar is built on 21st century innovative curriculum. Michael Fullan’s research and evidenced based approach to New Pedagogies for Deep Learning, underpins their philosophy. They are a ‘deep learning’ school, which means students investigate big, driving questions through process, inquiry-based learning whilst developing the skills they need for the future.

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Academies of Excellence and scholarship programs are offered in each of the Houses. In 2022, the school will launch exciting new excellence programs in English and Visual Arts, and are one of nine high schools to offer an accredited AFL Excellence Program. They have built a plethora of excellence programs which truly cater for the diverse interests, needs, aspirations and strengths of all students. This year, Year 10 students completed a Certificate III in Aviation – Drones as a part of the Academia House Excellence Programs whilst advancing their senior schooling pathways and options beyond school.

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Springwood Community Academies (SCA) also provide opportunities for community members to be a part of their Excellence Academies.

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SCA Acro Arts and Dance Academy operates on Mondays for all ages from 3 years to adult, with classes specialising in acrobatics, tumbling, cheerleading, jazz, contemporary, ballet, tap, hip hop and starlets.

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Accredited SCA Director, Janelle Kirby, is well-known as a leading Acro Arts and Dance Director. The SCA AFL Development Squads operate on Tuesdays and are available to all primary and secondary school students looking to further their football skills. The AFL Excellence Program and SCA AFL Academy supports a community partnership with the Springwood Pumas Australian Football Club.

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Springwood State High School prides itself on being a place where students are encouraged to dream big, focus their learning, and achieve their goals and pathways. They are dedicated to providing an innovative, rich educational platform where students are able to have those opportunities and the support to become the best possible versions of themselves.

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