The Springfield Anglican College celebrates silver jubilee
The Springfield Anglican College recently celebrated its 25th year educating young people in the Greater Springfield area, in that time growing its student body from 12 to 1,100
The Springfield Anglican College recently celebrated its 25th year educating young people in the Greater Springfield area, in that time growing its student body from 12 to 1,100.
Since the College’s establishment in 1998, Springfield Anglican College (TSAC) has grown into one of the state’s leading Kindergarten to Year 12 colleges.
TSAC Principal Steven Morris said that the vision for the College pre-dated the Greater Springfield community’s establishment.
“I am incredibly proud of all that has been achieved over the past 25 years,” Mr Morris said.
“The College’s founders had a vision for a new vibrant independent school even before there was a Greater Springfield community.
“Our students are the embodiment of our forerunners’ greatest dreams.”
The College started in 1998 with 12 students, two teachers and a Head of College.
Since welcoming these first families, the College continued to grow and proudly lay the learning and faith foundations that have helped shape the future lives of thousands of students over the last 25 years.
Since 1998, the College has expanded its facilities, grown its faculty, and enriched its curriculum to ensure that students receive a well-rounded education equipping them for success.
Today, TSAC educates more than 1,100 students from Kindergarten to Year 12, with a professional team of almost 170 teachers and support staff serving on two expansive campuses.
The 25th-year celebrations will be a time of reflection and gratitude for the College community.
The College will host a series of events throughout the year to celebrate the silver jubilee milestone, including Foundation Day Assembly and Chapel services (which were celebrated on 5 May) and a gala ball (to be hosted on 29 July).
At the Secondary Foundation Day Assembly and Chapel service College Leader Olivia Harding said that the TSAC community embraces the past with pride and the future with expectation.
“TSAC has taught generations of students and watched them grow into accomplished individuals, making a positive impact in their communities,” Olivia said.
“Soon, our current Year 12s will join the ranks of TSAC alumni on their journey into adulthood.
“Today, we remember the College’s past with fondness, embrace the present with enthusiasm, and look forward to the future with hope and optimism.”
This year, the TSAC Alumni Association will be launched to encourage past students to remain connected with the College community.
After the Foundation Day Assembly and Chapel services, Primary and Secondary students enjoyed a birthday-styled lunch, complete with party games, balloons and cake.
At the Foundation Day event, College Leader Luke Jamieson honoured all those who contribute to the TSAC community.
“As a College leader, I am thankful for the teachers, staff and administrators who work tirelessly to create a positive learning environment, my fellow students who inspire each other with their passion and enthusiasm for learning, and our parents and community members who support us every step of the way,” Luke said.
Mr Morris said that student wellbeing and personal interests are nurtured at the College.
“TSAC ensures that each student feels valued, supported and encouraged to reach their full potential,” he said.
“Our students are encouraged to explore their interests and passions through our extensive curriculum, cocurricular and service programs.
“I am proud that TSAC has consistently achieved impressive results in both academic and cocurricular arenas, with our students consistently ranking among the top in the state.
“Importantly, they go on to be the leaders of tomorrow, making a positive impact on the world.
“As a College, we are still growing, and our history continues to be written by our dedicated staff, students, parents, and the wider Springfield community.
We look forward to celebrating this milestone and continuing to provide an exceptional education for generations to come.”
The building of a new multi-court Sports Centre will commence this year on the College’s Secondary Campus to support the College’s mission to provide a holistic education that develops students’ physical health and wellbeing, as well as their academic abilities.Jump to next article