The Springfield College

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The Springfield Anglican College
Crest of The Springfield College
The Springfield College war memorial.jpg
War memorial, 2014
Constant and True
Location
Springfield, Queensland
Australia
Information
Type Independent, Co-educational
Established 1998
Principal Suzanne Bain
Head of College Steve Croft
Chaplain Rev. Chris Boyce (Anglican)
Grades Prep – 12
Enrolment Approximately 600
Campus Rural
Colour(s) Red, Navy Blue &White
Newspaper Threads
Affiliation Anglican Schools Office
Uniting Church in Australia
EDUCANG
Campus Coordinator Tania Brewer
Website

The Springfield Anglican College (TSAC) is an independent, co-educational day school, located at Springfield, a suburb in South East Queensland, Australia. It is not to be confused with Springfield College, the institution in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, where the sport of basketball was invented.

The campus on Springfield College Drive, Springfield now houses the Junior School (Prep to Year Six).

A separate campus for the Middle School (Years Seven to Nine) and for the Senior School (Years Ten to Twelve) on the Springfield - Greenbank Arterial[1] opened in Term 2, 2008. Completion is expected by 2019 and the campus will have an ultimate capacity of 700 students.

History[edit]

The Springfield Anglican College was established in 1998 as The Springfield College (TSC), with an enrolment of eleven students. Student numbers have grown quickly and it now has an enrolment of 480 students, from Prep (pre-school) to Year Nine.

In 2007, enrolments outgrew facilities - a result of the delayed start of the new Middle/Senior School campus - and Senior School students (Years Ten to Twelve) were transferred to sister school Forest Lake College.

The college was originally a joint initiative of the Anglican Church of Australia and the Uniting Church in Australia and until 2009 was operated by EDUCANG along with Mary McConnel School, Forest Lake, The FLC International Centre and The Lakes College.

In October 2009, sole ownership of Forest Lake College (FLC) and The Springfield College (TSC) was assumed by the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane and a new board was appointed to EDUCANG. The Uniting Church in Australia had previously taken sole ownership of The Lakes College at Mango Hill.

On 4 November 2010, a new entity FSAC Ltd (Forest Lake & Springfield Anglican Colleges) took over the governances of the two colleges from EDUCANG and renamed the colleges - St John's Anglican College and The Springfield Anglican College. "Rebranding" would commence immediately with the names to officially take effect on 1 January 2011.

College clans[edit]

The Springfield Anglican College has four clans, named in honour of some of Scotland's proudest and most historic families. Each clan has its own crest, which is displayed on the student's sports uniform.

Clan Keith Clan MacDuff Clan Robertson Clan Sinclair
Colour: Green Colour: Red Colour: Navy Blue Colour: Sky Blue
Motto: Truth Conquers Motto: God assists Motto: Glory is rewarded by valour Motto: Commit thy work to God
Badge: A Stag's head Badge: A Lion rampant Badge: A dextor hand holding a crown Badge: A Rooster

Sport[edit]

The Associated Schools Sports[edit]

The Springfield Anglican College sporting program is centred on membership of The Associated Schools (TAS) for students in Years 8-12, and Junior TAS Competition (JTAS) for students in Years 4-7.

Apart from the core sports of Swimming, Cross-country, Fox Hunting and Athletics, all TAS sport is played on Saturdays over 3 trimesters. Each trimester is approximately nine weeks.

Boys Girls Carnival
Trimester 1 Cricket
Volleyball
Basketball
Tennis
Swimming
Trimester 2 Rugby
Tennis
Hockey
Netball
Cross Country
Trimester 3 Basketball
Soccer
Volleyball
Softball
Athletics

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Coordinates: 27°40′14″S 152°54′28″E / 27.67056°S 152.90778°E / -27.67056; 152.90778