'School should be about providing a sense of hope for all, Not achievement for the few.'
A legendary teacher once defined the purpose of education, 'You are not engaged so much in acquiring knowledge as in making mental efforts under criticism. A certain amount of knowledge, you can indeed with average facilities acquire so as to retain; nor need you regret the hours you have spent on much that is forgotten, for, the shadow of lost knowledge at least protects you from many illusions. But you go to a school for the habit of attention, for the art of expression, for the art of assuming at a moment's notice, a new intellectual posture. For the art of entering quickly into another person's thoughts, for the habit of submitting to censure and refutation, for the art of indicating assent or dissent in graduated terms, for the habit of regarding minute points of accuracy, for the habit of working out what is possible in a given time, for taste, for discrimination, for mental courage and mental soberness. Above all, you go to a school for self knowledge.'
At Springfields Public School, we aim to help each student develop a 'view' of himself or herself which is accurate, positive and enthusiastic about the opportunities which adult life will bring. We start by helping students understand who they are (character development) and how they learn (strong academic foundation) in the lower classes. They are taught to learn and play together as they accept the school's cardinal principles of fortitude, justice, temperance and prudence.
We continue through the Middle school by teaching a desire to explore new and different subjects, ideas, perspectives, and experiences. We conclude in the High School by empowering our students with leadership roles in daily school academic and extracurricular life. This culminates in extraordinary student activities, athletics and academic initiatives.
The consistent theme in all the years is self-discovery and growth. "It is today that we create the world of the future" (Eleanor Roosevelt)
"Schools should be a mirror of a future society"
The importance of education in the life of an individual cannot be overstated. It shapes individuals in their formative years and imbues them with values that govern all their choices in life. It equips a pupil with the means to find the answers for himself and within himself.
We at Springfields aim to open the minds of our children by offering them a stimulating and inspirational environment to learn and grow. We nurture and guide them as they embark on their journey, enabling them to face each adventure and challenge with confidence. We instill a desire for knowledge, respect for each other and the world around them and the motivation to succeed in all they do. We encourage independence, leadership and also infuse in them to respect all the religious faiths.
We strongly feel that education should be a partnership between caring parents and concerned school - working to the same end and helping each child grows into a well-educated individual.
" Do not go where the path may lead
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail"