May I, the new Principal of Springfield, on behalf of the Pupils, Staff and Board of Governors, take this opportunity of welcoming you to Springfield Primary School's new website. This website has been designed to give you all the information we think you may need to ensure you get a flavour of what happens with the pupils, staff and everyday life events at our school.
Springfield Primary School was established in 1910 and retains a central place in the community of North-West Belfast.
The strong family ethos which permeates the school has been nurtured through good relationships at all levels and enhanced by loyal and committed families, some of whom are third and fourth generation pupils.
The abiding aim of the school is reflected in its motto - “Achieving over the Years.”
The building is of traditional red-brick design comprising some architectural features typical of that of “old Belfast”. It is in excellent condition and has been carefully preserved over the years. It has eight rooms; one is used for each of the primaries 1-7 and the other one is used for the playgroup. The inside of the building is bright and attractive with many displays of the children’s work. We have recently opened a new extension comprising of a new Primary 1 Classroom, Principal's Office, Secretary's Office, Staff Toilets and Staff Room. This in turn has led to the opening of a school library in the main part of the school building and also a much needed resource room for withdrawal and small group activities.
Further to this, our school also contains a playgroup for children aged 2 years and 10 months up to primary school level. The playgroup itself has 2 sessions each day. The morning session is for children in their pre-school year and the afternoon session is for children who are of 2 years and 10 months and older. We can take 16 children in each session. Most of the children from the playgroup enroll in the school.
The school is committed to providing opportunities to develop the talents and abilities of all the children in a positive, challenging and caring learning environment. High standards of work and presentation are emphasized at all levels. Underpinning our teaching methods is the belief that learning should be “fun” and that children should enjoy school.
The broad and balanced curriculum is designed to meet the needs and interests of the pupils. Extra-curricular activities include Craft, Cookery, Literacy/Numeracy, Sports and the Glee Club. We also have After School Clubs for Primary 1, 2 and 3 children from 1.45pm to 3pm each day.
The school has well-established links with the local primary and post primary schools, the local churches, leisure centre, shops and community organizations. Parents are encouraged to take an active interest in their children’s progress by attending regular information sessions, overseeing homework and supporting our healthy eating and school uniform policies.
As of September 2017 our enrolment is as follows;
Current Enrolment 172
Admissions Number 180
I hope you enjoy visiting and browsing around our school website! As a new Principal I am excited about this new role and the difference which I can make in the lives of the children, enabling them to become lifelong learners.
Please do not hesitate to get in contact with me at anytime,
Mr S Osborne
Tel: 02890 320366