The Springfield Anglican College has delivered the best OP results in Queensland for 2018!
The college leapt an astonishing 134 places from where it was last year to claim the much-coveted position, making The Springfield Anglican College now one of the best high schools in Queensland. The Brisbane Grammar School came second, with third place taken by Brisbane State High with St Joseph’s College Gregory Terrace at number four.
In congratulating The Springfield Anglican College, Greater Springfield’s founder Maha Sinnathamby praised its principal, Darren Pitt, who took over the college only last year. “Greater Springfield’s masterplan has education as a major pillar. he said. “We have more than a dozen schools, a university, TAFE and more. Access to great education is fundamental to our community and that’s a lesson we are teaching state-wide.”
The Springfield Anglican College’s fantastic QLD OP results is just the latest in a long string of achievements and developments this top Queensland school has seen over the past two decades, with the constantly evolving infrastructure and facilities likely supporting these fantastic OP results.
The Springfield Anglican College’s two newest buildings, The Tiny Tartan Kindergarten and the Design and Technology Centre were officially opened June 14th, 2012 by the former Minister for Education, Training and Employment, The Honourable John-Paul Langbroek MP.
The opening of these two buildings was a great milestone for The Springfield Anglican College, now one of the best high schools in Queensland, which commenced with 28 students twenty years ago on the Primary Campus site. Since then it has grown into a College of approximately 850 students across both the Primary and Senior Campus sites and now also features a dedicated child care centre.
The construction of The Tiny Tartan Kindergarten commenced in early December 2011, adding to the growing list of child care and early childhood learning centres in Greater Springfield. The vision for the kindergarten, however, started many years earlier in 2007. The Kindergarten opened to students February 27, 2012. While construction of The Design and Technology Centre commenced in late 2011 and was ready for students as they welcomed in the 2012 academic year in Term 1, 2012.
With the opening of The Tiny Tartan Kindergarten, The Springfield Anglican College has since been offering the full range of schooling options from Kindergarten through to Year 12. The program encompasses a wide range of learning experiences that allow for individual student needs, growth and development and is based on the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines. The Tiny Tartan Kindergarten program offers a unique learning environment where students also have the opportunity to commence early specialist classes and develop an appreciation and understanding of Mandarin Chinese, Library, Music and Physical Education.
The Design and Technology Centre based on the Senior Campus of Springfield Anglican College has provided students in Years Seven to Twelve from the Design and Technology and Graphics streams with an enhanced learning environment and state of the art equipment.
The Springfield Anglican College is just another example of Greater Springfield’s commitment to world-class educational opportunities. Education City, in Springfield Central, now offers world-class tertiary education through the University of Southern Queensland and the nearby World Knowledge Centre is a specially designed facility for start-ups, entrepreneurs, SMEs, and educational institutions.
Even back in 2013, Greater Springfield scored an A+ for remarkable growth in school enrolments in a city where almost half the residents are pursuing some form of education.
Springfield City Group’s Executive General Manager Terry Kearney said over 40 per cent of the city’s equivalent population was now in formal learning, a jump of two per cent on the previous year.
“From childcare to primary school, high school to University and TAFE, the figures are proof that parents and their children in Brisbane’s western corridor prefer to stay close to home for a world-class education,” Mr Kearney said. “We have hundreds more people hitting the books here in 2013.”
The Bremer TAFE’s Springfield Central campus saw very significant growth in 2013, with a February enrolment of 500 students. Their relocation to a standalone campus in Education City in Springfield Central enables them to cater for further expected growth in the future. This upward trend continued at the Springfield Central campus of Southern Queensland University where enrolments hit max capacity at 2000 students.
2013 also saw the Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School open its doors with 68 pupils, an encouraging figure for a P-3 school. Springfield Central State High School came top of the class with enrolments up 77 per cent (an extra 293 students) due to their expansion and additional Year 7 and Year 11 classes. Greater Springfield now boasts some of the top schools in Queensland.
Recently it’d been announced that the highly experienced Mrs. Cherie Moore will take the reins as principal of Springfield’s newest primary school, Springfield West State Primary School. With more than 15 years of experience, working in schools across the South East Queensland region, including Moggill State School and Runcorn Heights State School, Member for Jordan, Charis Mullen, congratulated Cherie on her new role. “It’s reassuring to know someone as experienced as Cherie will take the reins at this new school,” she said. The Springfield West State Primary School will be open for the start of the 2019 school year.
Springfield City Group Chairman Maha Sinnathamby said education was pivotal to the city’s philosophy. “I have always believed good education is fundamental to a progressive community and we are excited to see Greater Springfield’s school system is blossoming,” Mr Sinnathamby said. “We will continue to lead the nation by offering centralised learning opportunities for people from all walks of life throughout this region.”
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